Outcome: Pop Culture, Subculture, and Cultural Change

Examine pop culture, subculture, and cultural change

It may seem obvious that there are a multitude of cultural differences between societies in the world. After all, we can easily see that people vary from one society to the next. It’s natural that a young woman from rural Kenya would have a very different view of the world from an elderly man in Mumbai—one of the most populated cities in the world. Additionally, each culture has its own internal variations. Sometimes the differences between cultures are not nearly as large as the differences inside cultures. You’ll examine these differences in this section.

What You’ll Learn To Do:

  • Discuss the roles of both high culture, pop culture , subculture, and counterculture within society
  • Explain the role of innovation, invention, discovery, and globalization in cultural change


The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Pop Culture, Subculture, and Cultural Change
  • Reading: Cultural Change
  • Self-Check: Pop Culture, Subculture, and Cultural Change