DescriptionCritical Cultural Analysis: Exploring and Explaining Society
Magazines, movies, video games, billboards ? these are just some aspects of popular culture that replicate and influence social ?norms? of being and behavior. Choose one component within popular culture and become a sociologist seeking insights about social norms. This is not merely an opinion paper ? each of your conclusions must be supported with textual evidence from your topic of analysis.
In a four-page essay, address the ways in which the subject of your analysis demonstrates the existence of social standards and ideas, as well as the way it reinforces and/or alters those standards and ideas. Your declarative statement regarding the social ideology affected by your topic of analysis will serve as your thesis and will be the thread that ties your areas of analysis together.