Living in Britain can be extremely useful for those who observe popular culture and, thus, the sociology behind it. Pop culture, as the name suggests, connotes that which has ‘mass’ appeal and a multi-national audience / following. Despite an increasingly globalised world, it is still America us mere mortals look to for our pop culture guidance, its key arenas being television, film and music. The UK is a country that is very much ‘Americanised’ (Americanized?) R&B; Hollywood blockbusters; The Californian up-speak. Hell! There’s even a Krispy Kreme opening here in Edinburgh this week!
Even still, it is fascinating to me the international gulf that still exists in television programming between the two, increasingly, homogenising nations.
However, despite our differences, the purpose of this article is to attempt to extract some sort of socio-cultural understanding as to why the two countries are so vastly different television broadcasters. After all, much »
- Dene Walker
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