Cultural Imperialism

This site list offers links that raise questions about American popular culture in a global context. It includes links discussing “cultural imperialism,” the domination of other cultures by products of the US culture industry. And it contains links to sources of resistance to this process, including popular culture(s) produced in various countries around the world.

General Sites

Consumerism and Miscellanenous Pop Culture Topics

This page is the beginning of a page that will have short sections on a range of topics, starting with consumerism, toys, and theme parks, that don't (yet) have their own pages on this site.

Consumerism

Textual Analysis

This site features two main forms of the textual analysis of popular culture artifacts: interpretive and content analysis.

Television

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  • ScreenSite. The single most useful academic film and television studies site. Includes links for production, history, audience analysis, and much more.
  • TV Tropes Amusing and insightful take on the recurring conventions and devices used in mainstream television programs.

Sports

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Sexuality

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Online Articles

Race and Ethnicity

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Activism

Studying the often negative impact of mainstream media can sometimes lead to a sense of frustration in the face of overwhelmingly powerful forces. The best cure for such feelings is to become involved in one or more of the many media activist and guerilla art projects that offer an alternative to dominant images and ideas. Below is a sample of some of these activist projects.

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