In Thursday's class we will be looking at Adorno & Horkheimer's idea of the Cultural Industries. These are the systems which create and support cultural hegemony. The question we will focus on is: How is meaning constructed, communicated and institutionalized in popular culture?
From your reading what how are culture industries defined? Provide a concrete example from popular media that illustrates the characteristics and nature of your understanding of the culture industries and how this relates to the Frankfurt school's notion of how culture is produced. (responses must be posted by 7pm Wednesday to count for extra credit)