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Culture that is commercial, easily available and accessible to the lower class.
Interpreting or reworking a text or image to suit one’s own interests.
Oppositional and activist
The means by which images call out to the viewer.
Acquired patterns of thinking and bodily behavior.
Philosophical analysis of beauty. Pleasant by virtue of an art object’s style, virtuosity, beauty and creativity.
Cultural objects that have little aesthetic value and are illustrative of “bad” taste. Usually trite, mass produced, cheap, formulaic, gaudy. Opposite of fine art.
The product of complex social interaction among image, viewers and context.
Individual style or preference. Based on cultural values, class. Can be trained, altered
The idea that the people who are oppressed by a particular system support it because they have been convinced that it’s the only one that works.
Making do, or working with whatever materials are at hand in order to create one’s own product.
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The imaginary relationship of individuals to their conditions of existence. A way of thinking/a set of ideas
Upper class, collector, well versed in specific a field, discriminating taste. Reinforces class boundaries.
Distinct social group within larger cultural formation usually in opposition to the mainstream, i.e. punk, goth, low riders.
Re-appropriation of terms, i.e. taking back the term queer.
Artworks that challenge or critique the power of institutions to determine meaning, value and taste.
The power to act or make meaning without outside influence.
When manufacturers and mainstream culture appropriated content and style form youth and subcultures in order to appear “hip” or “cool” or to refresh image.
Culture that is only for the elite such as classical music, fine arts and opera.
Theory that encompasses political, social and economical aspects.
The act of taking or borrowing pre-existing images and objects in order to refashion them for one’s own purposed, usually oppositional in nature.
State of dominance achieved for a process of negotiation and struggles resulting in a consensus where ideology is considered as common sense.

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