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Popular Culture Perpetuates the Hegemony of Capitalism

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Published on Feb 20, 2008

(Audio deleted due to copyright issues, imagine this playing to "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast. It seemed appropriate.)

From the time we are too young to think for ourselves, we are inculcated with the beliefs and expectations of our society. Those beliefs, predicated on a capitalist regime, are spoon fed to us through the medium of popular culture which permeates our everyday lives. Is it any wonder then, that we turn out the way we do?

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Hebdige, Dick, (1979), Subculture: The Meaning of Style, London: Methuen. As quoted in Storey, John. Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction. 4th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2006.

Napier, Mark. "Alternative $arbies." The Distorted $arbie. Retrieved February 15, 2008. http://users.rcn.com/napier.interport...

Storey, John. Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction. 4th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2006.

Strangelove, Michael. The Empire of Mind: Digital Piracy and the Anti-Capitalist Movement. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

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