Anjali Saji Popular culture: Empathy and Enfranchisement

Groot, Jerome De. “Popular culture.” Empathy and Enfranchisement: popular histories. Ed. Michael Pickering. Sage publications, 2010. 249-57. Print.

This article concerns itself with the media phenomenon of ‘history’ over the past decade along with the complex types of historical engagement available, and what these various copies of ‘experience’ suggest for consumption and understanding of the past. Groot tries to associate and trace the past through various histories presented to us. He also talks about how history is used as a cultural phenomenon. He also uses the example of reality tv to portray how the human understanding of past has changed. He uses the example of a few shows like the Trench and many more. He discusses the plurality of histories lead to the protection of some cultures and traditions.,,

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