MA EXAM - 20th C. Pop Culture
Thakoon cowboy inspired ensemble.
Sheryl Crow - cowboy boots and whatever else that outfit is.
Marlboro ads when they were marketed towards women.
Crown Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut, only sold in the Middle East. While a stomach turning concept to many Americans, probably not unlike the way American's sell "ethnic food" in the US. Example - the Chinese buffet that features foods next to each other regardless of regional boundaries or traditional taste preferences -- to average Americans, it is all just 'Chinese food.' Hamburgers and pizza conjure up images of "American food." Why wouldn't you eat them together. (NPR article.)
Disney. Motherless characters. Stepmothers and other female relatives are often cruel. Even the more independent heroines are traditionally beautiful and ultimately marry. (Gender, race, colonialism, hegemony, Orientalism, Frankfurt school). (See Emperor's Old Groove).
"Seeking to create an advertising program that links Coca‑Cola with Christmas, artist Haddon Sundblom created his first illustration showing Santa Claus pausing for a Coke. For the next three decades, from 1931 to 1964, Sundblom paints images of Santa that help to create the modern interpretation of St. Nick." -- So, Coca Cola is responsible for the colors and image of modern day Santa.
Coca-Cola Santa Claus
Growing up Skipper doll. 1975. (See Attfield in The Gendered Object)
Hula Hoop. (See Vital Forms, Plastics)