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How is social control depicted in popular culture?

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Beáta Bujdosó

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Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order and everything becomes chaos.
How is social control depicted in popular culture?
Advertisements, how do they manipulate us?
MEMES
Gun Reguation
Thanks for the attention!
Informal Social Control
Superhero Justice
The depiction of crime and justice in modern-age comic books and graphic novels


Batman, Spiderman and Superman
CHILDHOOD OBESITY
SOCIAL CONTROL IN PRECOLONIAL IGBOLAND, NIGERIA.

• BRIEF HISTORY
• THREE JUDICIAL SYSTEMS OF SOCIAL CONTROL

System justification theory
people have a motivation to defend and justify the status quo, even when it may be disadvantageous to certain people.

that means, one way of social control is to maintain familiar pattern

for example: - Marriage


Manipulative advertising
-expert opinion
-attractiveness
-lifestyle
-fear

How do they manipulate them in a way you don’t even realize it?
-hooking us chemically
-attaching themselves to causes we already care about
-confusing us with pseudoscience
-invent feelings you never had before
-using social media to look human
-using colors to arouse emotions in us
-winning us with music
-distract us with cuteness
-create a sense of urgency (limited time offers)
-throw endless adorable kids in our face
-invent holidays and press you into celebrating it
-make their product look incredible
9 WAYS HOW DISNEY MOVIES CONTROL CHILDREN
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT BATMAN?
Villains of Gotham
Scarecrow
Joker
Bane
Scandalous celebrities in the social media nowadays
Who should be controlled or banned?
Rolling Stones
HOW SOCIAL CONTROL AFFECTS YOUR CHILDHOOD ?
North Korea
'we never say no
like a superhero'
Police
Friend or enemy?
unusual and enigmatic character
unique appearance
vigilante superhero
guardian of good
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Social control in Music
Musicians and celebrities always had a big influence on society, rather that a few of them has/had rebellion songs, which can motivate masses. After that, it is not surprising that the government made restrictions on different songs and bands as well.
Just-World hypothesis
Main idea: people get what they deserve

leads to:
Sympathy for winners, disrespect for losers

- What makes me a winner?
- What products do winners buy?
and so on

supported by popular culture:

for example: - Hell vs. heaven
- Tobacco industry

Why don’t people see through this?
(and let themselves be controlled)


-The human mind develops mechanisms of denial:


- Just-World Hypothesis

- System justification theory
Social control in a capitalistic system:

The goals of capitalists:

- Making money
- (by) Bringing people to buy the product
- (by) Lying, manipulation, etc.

- Control


It’s done by creating stereotypes, lifestyles, trends etc.

-through popular culture: Advertisement, Movies, Clothes (Brands), Idols, Songs etc.



1. Social inaccuracies

2. Extreme thinness

3. Subliminal messaging

4. Sexual harassment is acceptable

5. Importance of social status

6. Ugliness is immoral


7. Beauty is moral

8. Satanic imagery

9. Racial stereotypes
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in childhood within the past 30 years.

In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.




The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.
BARBIE DOLLS
“Look around you. You'll see two councilmen, a union official, couple off-duty cops and a judge. Now, I wouldn't have a second's hesitation of blowing your head off right here and right now in front of them. Now, that's power you can't buy. That's the power of fear.”
Streetfighting Man was banned
“The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness reported that 70 million people worldwide suffer from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. About 90 percent of those with eating disorders are young woman between the ages of 12 and 25."

9 WAYS HOW DISNEY MOVIES CONTROL CHILDREN
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