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  HTST 449   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The core values, beliefs and aspirations of a nation are reflected in its popular culture.
It examines the influence of a new consumer society and the rise of suburbia; the teenage revolution and youth movements of the 1950s and 1960s; the growing commercialization of popular culture and the manufacture of a new mass culture; and the fragmentation of Canadian popular culture on the eve of the 21
the survival of Canadian popular culture in the 21
hist.ucalgary.ca /courses/F1999/449L01.htm   (553 words)

  
 Popular culture - a definition and history
Popular culture, or pop culture is the vernacular (people's) culture that prevails in a modern society.
But popular culture cannot be described as just the aggregate product of those industries; instead, it is the result of a continuing interaction between those industries and the people of the society who consume their products.
The folkloric element of popular culture is heavily engaged with the commercial element; indeed popular culture might be defined as the kind of folkloric culture that arises under heavy commercial influence.
www.artbrain.co.uk /cd-music/popular-culture-pop.htm   (872 words)

  
 Canadian - Uncyclopedia
Canadians were successfully introduced on the island of Newfoundland in 1904 where they are now the dominant beer consumers, and somewhat less successfully on Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where they established macaroni-and-cheese farms.
Although Canadians are generally timid, the males become very bold during the autumn breeding season; it is not uncommon for them to charge at moving trains.
Where their ranges overlap, Canadians may become infected by parasites carried by the deer such as brain worm, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, and winter ticks, Dermacentor albipictus, which, though fairly harmless to deer, can be fatal to Canadians, especially when mixed with maple syrup.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Canadian   (1213 words)

  
 Hockey as Canadian popular culture: Team Canada 1972, television and the Canadian identity Journal of Canadian Studies ...
In a time when popular culture, especially the culture of the electronic media, is beginning to be studied more systematically in Canada, it is time to ask whether the focus of study shouldn't be shifted to include the popular.
Popular culture theory provides the methodological tools to study systematically the game that -- for good or for ill -- has helped define Canadians.(f.3) While no irrefutable thesis has yet come to light as to why hockey looms so large in the Canadian popular imagination, Americans have long known what we were about.
Wayne Gretzky's move to the United States in 1988 during the Prime Ministership of Brian Mulroney was a cultural signpost to an era, as was the refusal of Ontario's Eric Lindros to play for the Quebec City Nordiques in the aftermath of the Meech Lake constitutional crisis.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3683/is_199507/ai_n8725391   (854 words)

  
 Statistics on Canadian Popular Culture Spending
The report, commissioned by the federal government's Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, indicates consumer spending on cultural goods and services grew 36 per cent from 1997 to 2003.
Toronto's total cultural spending of $3.9 billion was 17 per cent of the Canadian total.
The index is a measure of a city's concentration of workers in cultural fields.
www.fradical.com /Canadian_stats_on_popular_culture_spending.htm   (464 words)

  
 Hot TOpic - Popular Culture
Popular culture studies differs from traditional humanities studies in that it recognizes the existence of alternative systems of aesthetics which guide the creation of popular materials and the evaluation of those materials by an audience.
Mathew Hilton argues convincingly that a particular culture of smoking celebrated at the end of the nineteenth century, together with certain economic and political forces, came to dominate the meaning of tobacco within popular culture, and acted as an important bulwark against state intervention in the sphere of public health.
Center for the Study of Popular Culture: David Horowitz and Peter Collier are nationally known writers, editors, and political commentators whose intellectual development has evolved from early, influential support for the New Left and Black Panther movements to the forefront of neoconservatism.
www.lib.uwo.ca /weldon/news/hottopics/archive2003/march03.shtml   (4186 words)

  
 Commentary Magazine - Television & Canadian Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
...Once we grant the fact that a native popular culture does not and probably cannot exist in English Canada, we are free to recognize that CBC program policy has been about as liberal and imaginative as one could reasonably expect of a great public communications system...
...Canadian newspapers are local enough in character, but a high proportion of their foreign news comes from such American agencies as the Associated Press and United Press International...
...An attempt to wean Canadian children away from such second-hand heroes as cowboys and Davy Crockett with a million-dollar series on the life of the explorer and adventurer Pierre Radisson was one of the most disastrous projects ever undertaken by the Corporation...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V38I5P77-1.htm   (3743 words)

  
 Communication Studies Programme - York University
The course addresses the question of a Canadian 'popular' culture by examining a number of key areas.
Questions of foreign ownership and foreign control are essential to this enquiry as are those of 'globalization' and the commercialization of culture.
The course also closely examines the various forms and genres of cultural artifacts and modes of cultural production, as well as a number of theoretical and methodological approaches to the question of 'the popular'.
www.yorku.ca /masscomm/sum/assosc2990.html   (145 words)

  
 MASS MEDIA: A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE
Canadians live next door to the largest exporter of mass media products in the world, and many are concerned about the effect these American products have on Canadian culture.
The "Trojan horse" of American popular culture has always been of concern to Canadian politicians; Canada's first Royal Commission on broadcasting, the Aird Commission in 1929, was conducted because Canadians were listening to more American than Canadian radio.
Given that the average Canadian child spends about the same amount of time watching television as he or she does attending school, some concerns may be justified.
www.prenticehall.ca /macionis/massmedia.html   (5282 words)

  
 Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources
Canadian Poetry Archive, a searchable digitized collection of English and French Canadian poetry from the 19th and early 20th centuries; it features over 1,500 poems by more than 100 early Canadian poets, and includes biographies of some of the period's leading poets.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and numerous other agencies is jeopardizing the viability of many long-established, cultural programmes in Canada.
However, these forces are also serving to keep Canadian Studies a vibrant discipline, both at home and abroad, and are providing Canadian writers, artists, academics, journalists, and foreign observers with abundant opportunities for discourse on the evolving nature of this still enigmatic northern land.
www.iccs-ciec.ca /blackwell.html   (8215 words)

  
 FSAC / ACEC
The question of whether Canadian cinema consists of one or two national cinemas is further complicated by the emergence of filmmakers from the diasporic communities within Canada and by the economics of the global media market-place.
Contemporary Canadian cinema responds to these developments in ways that transform John Grierson's national-realist project but differ significantly from the (con)fusion of the imaginary and the real in the Hollywood tradition.
Srinivas Krishna's Lulu and Léa Pool's Emporte-moi are films that explore the complex implications of the experience of diaspora, the impact of new media technologies, and the effects of both on bodily experience.
www.filmstudies.ca /CJFS_abstV1102.htm   (930 words)

  
 Specifications for Pop Culture Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This assignment asks you to address the issue of identity in Canada through a case study in popular culture.
Canadians are distinctly inclined to invest their popular culture with an identity agenda, often employing historical themes.
Your mission is this: to contextualize, critique, and assess the significance of some document or manifestation of Canadian popular culture.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /instruct/isern/382/papers382.htm   (217 words)

  
 Category:Pop culture - Definition, explanation
The content of popular culture is determined in large part by industriesthat disseminate cultural material, for example the film, television, and publishing industries, as well as the news media.
But popular culture cannot be described as just the aggregate product ofthose industries; instead, it is the result of a continuing interaction between those industries and the people of the societywho consume their products.
Ongoing exploration of the intersection of popular culture and libraries by Sophie Brookover.
www.calsky.de /lexikon/en/txt/cat/pop_culture.php   (409 words)

  
 CFHSS - Publications - Popular Culture in Canada
Researchers across Canada are investigating these questions through studies of leading figures in Canadian popular culture, technology, and the material world.
Building on her studies of the popularization of science through science fiction, Dr Relke focusses on the ways mass culture is informed on issues relating to technology and technological change.
As popular culture is rapidly becoming exclusively Internet culture, she finds that studies of information technology need to feature both historical and contemporary understandings of electronically mediated images.
www.fedcan.ca /english/fromold/popculture.cfm   (292 words)

  
 Canada’s Debate » Popular Culture
In case the decor didn’t convince you, I am a tried-and-true Canadian and I suppose I’ve adopted the Can-con mentality pretty strongly.
Needless to say I’ve developed an appreciation for Canadian music as well as a semi-decent CD collection of the same.
Now, in addition to pestering people about Canadian music, I also enjoy playing it for anyone who will listen or is too shy to say no. I do this with my shoutcast stream (email me if you want more details on that) or by mailing CD’s.
www.canadasdebate.com /category/popular-culture   (909 words)

  
 ArtLex's Pon-Pq page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
- Low (as opposed to high) culture, parts of which are known as kitsch and camp.
It was begun by people of the late Neolithic period and completed by a Celtic people called Beaker Folk for their use of pottery drinking vessels, began to use metal implements and to live in a more communal fashion than their ancestors.
The popular story has been that Stonehenge was built by the Druids, but they were Celts present during the much later time of Roman occupation.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/Pon.html   (3080 words)

  
 Canadian Communications: Issues in Contemporary Me...
Szuchewycz, et al
Appropriate for courses in Communications, Popular Culture, and Canadian Studies at the college and university level.
This introductory reader deals with cultural and media issues in the Canadian context.
A brief "focus piece" directs student's attention to media and cultural issues rather than the scandals or emotional aspects of some of the more controversial issues.
www.prenticehall.ca /canbooks/phc_0130811149.html   (166 words)

  
 ::Parc Downsview Park: Downsview Park Hosts 5th Annual Fall Fair::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The focus of the day’s festivities is a celebration of popular culture of the 1950s 60s, 70, 80s and 90s and today.
Downsview Park is being developed on a self-financing basis as a legacy for future generations on the principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability.
In addition to a full slate of seasonal festivals, Downsview Park provides, throughout the year, a wide range of educational programs for school children and a roster of culture and heritage based programs for the community.
www.pdp.ca /?1148   (535 words)

  
 Turn Into Stone » Popular Culture
In fact, what the reader should take from a search trends analysis, is a sense of what is on the minds of the people of a given region, rather than a description of their character.
That is, the search term analysis might be useful in determining the most powerful icons or archetypes in the popular culture of a region.
I was going to close with something to the effect that North Korea seemed to be getting into the spirit of the holiday, but instead I give you this.
turnintostone.org /category/popular-culture   (3376 words)

  
 Popular Culture -- TELEVISION
Argues that soap operas are the most recent instance in a long tradition of 'orality' among women, and that the disdain we hold for soap operas is also common to this tradition.
Excellent collection of essays exploring various difficulties and possibilities in analyzing the responses of popular culture audiences.
Witty re-reading of popular figures from Jack Benny to Laverne and Shirley as having a “queer” subtext.
www.wsu.edu /~amerstu/pop/tele.html   (1033 words)

  
 EPL.ca: Popular Culture
Poplorica: a popular history of the fads, mavericks, inventions, and lore that shaped modern America
Local writer Rita Kleinfelder has compiled a thoroughly researched picture of the years 1947-1975.
A collection of links to authoritative sites about popular culture compiled by staff of the Internet Public Library.
www.epl.ca /EPLMaster.cfm?id=POPULARCULTU0001   (401 words)

  
 PopCultures.com | Theorists and Critics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"Ideology, Discourse, and Cultural Studies: The Contribution of Michel Pêcheux" - Martin Montgomery & Stuart Allan
Introduction to "Critical Arts: A Journal for Cultural Studies Negotiating Cultural Boundaries: Africa/Asia/Australia" - Ien Ang
A short history of the study of popular literature and culture: John Fiske
www.popcultures.com /theorist.htm   (887 words)

  
 HTST 449   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Section III explores the impact of imperialism and the outbreak of World War I on Canadian popular culture – notably the rise of a new sense of nationalism – and also at the rise of a new mass culture, based on new technologies, in the 1920s.
Reading: Mary Vipond, ‘The Media and Canadian Nationalism1920-1950.’
       Popular Culture in the Baby Boom Years: 1940-1995
hist.ucalgary.ca /courses/F2001/449L01.htm   (799 words)

  
 Peace, order, and good songs: popular music and English-Canadian culture.(Anti-Americanism in popular Canadian culture) ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Industry sales statistics demonstrate the extent to which popular music permeates Canadian life.
(1) Figures from the Canadian Recording Industry Association (whose members sell 95 percent of recordings sold in Canada) show that in 2003 about 50 million music CDs and cassettes were sold in Canada.
Scholars have long pondered the impact of the musical and lyrical content of popular music on people's political beliefs and activities.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_hb009/is_200503/ai_n15007431   (272 words)

  
 Popular Culture -- ADVERTISING
[Few topics on popular culture can be adequately researched on the web alone.
Incisive look at how advertising and related consumer-oriented messages have shaped US culture and consumer consciousness.
Richly detailed study of the rise of American advertising in the context of later 19th and early 20th century American culture.
www.wsu.edu /~amerstu/pop/ads.html   (1041 words)

  
 Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture
Rather than distancing themselves, the contributors emphasize "the fine details of our cultural environment." The essays detail the social and psychological implications of subjects from Agnew to the Barbie doll, from Star Trek to Oz, from Mae West's maids to Evil Dead II.
Extensively footnoted, this anthology should not be confused with a book like Donald McQuade and Robert Atwan's compilation Popular Writing in America (1974, now in its 3rd ed.), a reader that includes excerpts from 19th- and 20th-century literature and journalism (e.g., Tarzan, The Godfather, Love Story).
The Culture That Sticks to Your Skin: A Manifesto for a New Cultural Studies
www.booksmatter.com /b0822327376.htm   (572 words)

  
 Civilization.ca - Online resources for Canadian heritage - Performing arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
History |  Archaeology |  Ethnology |  Folk culture and popular culture |  MAIN MENU
A Golf Club for the Golden Age: English Canadian Theatre Historiography and the Strange Case of Roy Mitchell
Emily Pauline Johnson was one of Canada's most popular and successful entertainers at the turn-of-the-century
www.civilization.ca /orch/www07f_e.html   (290 words)

  
 Readings in Popular Culture
THE CULTURE OF Boston: South End Press, 1988.
"Revamping the popular in Snow White and Pubis Angelical: the residual fictions of Donald Barthelme and Manuel Puig,"
A IS FOR OX: THE COLLAPSE OF LITERACY AND THE RISE OF VIOLENCE IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE.
www.ryerson.ca /mgroup/popcult.html   (5120 words)

  
 EPL.ca: Canadian Popular Culture
The National Gallery in association with the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography exhibit February 4, 2005 to April 25, 2005.
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www.epl.ca /EPLMaster.cfm?id=CANADIANPOPU0001   (111 words)

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