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Culture Chapter 06 - Structuralism
Culture Chapter 07 - Class
Culture Chapter 08 - Gender
Culture Chapter 09 - Race
Culture Chapter 10 - Post-modernism
Culture Chapter 11 - Materiality
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   Last Updated: 04-21-2021

Syllabus: Popular Culture   

Digital Hand-outs:
HO-01 Essence of science
HO-02 Free Time
HO-03 How to look at television
HO-04 Marx's notion of class
HO-05 Freud, friends, and feuds
HO-06 Cognitive distortion: A rudimentary flowchart
HO-07 What is social character
HO-08 Non-productive character types: Summary chart
HO-09 If Hitler asked you to electrocute a stranger

Fun (possibly humorous) homework assignments (May.):
· Teaching in the US vs. the rest of the world
· What teachers make by Taylor Mali
· Why Poland is having huge protests
· How fraudsters become heroes
· What the US gets wrong about minimum wage
· Who pays the lowest taxes in the US?
· 55 corporations paid $0 in federal taxes on 2020 profits
· Why it's worse to be sick in some states than others
· The real reason American health care is so expensive
· The filibuster - The weird rule that broke American politics

Fun (possibly humorous) homework assignments (Apr.):
· How German sounds compared to other languages
· Why romantic comedies are secretly bad for you
· White like me - SNL
· Eddie loves white people - SNL
· Coming to America (1988) - Trailer
· The truth about the Vietnam War
· Why was the Vietnam War so complicated?
· Apocalypse Now: Crash course film criticism #8
· Platoon (1986) - Pauline Kael
· Platoon - What makes this movie great?
· What were the Pentagon Papers?
· The Post (2017) - Trailer
· History vs. Richard Nixon
· The Watergate Scandal in 7 Minutes
· All The President's Men (1976) - Trailer
· Frost / Nixon (2008) - Trailer
· Why the cops won't help you when you're getting stabbed

Fun (possibly humorous) homework assignments (Mar.):
· Alienation
· Attachment theory: How childhood affects life
· Billionaires: What went wrong
· Edward Bernays: How to control what people do
· Gates: The truth about Bill Gates
· Geoengineering: A horrible idea we might have to do
· How Disney ruined culture
· Should we abolish billionaires?
· SpongeBob: How Children Changed
· Theodor Adorno
· The annoying millennial trope, explained
· The new corporation: The unfortunately necessary sequel
· We learn surprising facts about Millennials and Gen Z
· Why billionaires won’t save us
· Why do we buy things we don't need? - Adverts & Theodor Adorno
· Why romantic comedies are secretly bad for you
· William Morris
· Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development
· Glitter bomb 1.0 vs Porch pirates
· Glitter bomb 2.0 vs Porch pirates
· Glitter bomb 3.0 vs Porch pirates
· Glitter bomb Trap Catches Phone Scammer (who gets arrested)

Fun (possibly humorous) homework assignments (Feb.):
· TSoL - Marx
· TSoL - Durkheim
· TSoL - Weber
· Weber and the Protestant Ethic
· TSoL - Capitalism
· TSoL - Consumerism
· America's dopamine-fueled shopping addiction by The Atlantic
· Goffman - What does it mean to be me?
· Goffman - Dramaturgical Analysis
· Bourdieu: Habitus
· Culture industries explained 1
· Culture industries explained 2
· 4 Chords by The Axis of Awesome
· Corporate music - How to compose with no soul
· The Social Dilemma - Netflix Trailer
· The Social Dilemma - "You are the product"
· History of Swear Words
· Gaslighting - How gaslighting manipulates your mind by PBS
· Gaslighting - 10 warning signs of
· Gaslighting - The narcissist's favorite tool of manipulation
· Trump’s 100 most tremendous scandals
· Trump’s false or misleading claims total 30,573 over 4 years
· The Dunning-Kruger effect
· Lewis Black - The big f***ing thing, fixing the economy
  (start time = 11:04 seconds to 13:07)
  An example - Mt Rushmore National Memorial

Fun (possibly humorous) homework assignments (Jan.):
· Deadpool’s “Wet on Wet” teaser
· Bragging about your ignorance
· Black Mirror, season 3, episode 1 - Nosedive
· Kids react to Queen
· Black Mirror, season 3, episode 5 - Men Against Fire
· Alabama’s other abortion options
· Black Mirror, season 4, episode 2 - Arkangel
· Honest college tour
· Elders react to Queen
· No one cares about your major
· The culture war between doctors and midwives, explained
· Kids react to AC/DC

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