Part 1) Popular culture, sometimes also called mass culture, refers to “cultural patterns that are..

Part 1)  Popular culture, sometimes also called mass culture, refers to “cultural patterns that are widespread among a societies population” (Macionis, 2007) or among the masses. It is the lens through which many people understand and frame issues.  Popular culture includes television, movies, magazines, self-help books, novels, newspapers, the internet, any outlet that reaches mass audiences. For this week’s forum, answer the main question: How are divorce and stepfamilies viewed in popular culture?   In your discussion, consider also:  Why do we find those views?  How have they changed over time?  And what are the impacts of those views on families?  How do these popular views compare to research on divorce and stepfamilies?