Opinion: Pop culture is foundation of today’s world

Opinion: Pop culture is foundation of todays world

Kent Kirker

Pop culture is a relatively new term in today’s lexicon. The term “popular culture,” according to various sources, was coined around the 19th century and essentially referred to a refined form in the middle or lower classes, as opposed to the “official culture” of the upper class. The shortened form of the term emerged in the 1950s and has various meanings depending on the situation in today’s vernacular. Pop culture has literally defined a generation of not just Americans, but people worldwide.