“We're in this barrage of pop culture. We become creatures that we've made up, made of certain different flotsam from pop culture and certain different personas that are in style.” ― Gillian Flynn
In his book, Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, John Storey offers six different definitions of popular culture. In one definition, Storey describes mass or popular culture as "a hopelessly commercial culture, mass-produced for mass consumption [by] a mass of non-discriminating consumers.”
Storey further states that popular culture is “formulaic [and] manipulative,” not unlike how he views the process of advertising. A product or brand has to be “sold” to an audience before it can be entrenched in mass or popular culture; by bombarding society with it, it then finds its place in popular culture.
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