Tag Archive for Popular Culture

Popular Culture

Popular culture is continuously shifting from one idea to the next. It wasn’t really all that long ago that the scourge of a generation was music videos on television. Compared to our social media saturated life now, however, MTV seems like an eon ago. To truly understand popular culture, one needs to understand how the internet works; stay on top of emerging trends; and ensure that when a new trend surfaces to not become too immersed a single fad. As we see time and time again, today’s popular cultural must-have, is tomorrow’s ironic meme.

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Popular Fiction

Popular fiction is what’s otherwise known as genre fiction. Most of what people write in the modern day would fall into the category of ‘popular fiction’. It’s the exact opposite of literary fiction due to its perceived lack of seriousness. For something to become literary fiction, it must gain critical acclaim amongst industry peers or be considered as ‘serious’. This makes it quite difficult to categorise certain books.

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