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China Startup: Building a bookstore into a cultural icon
China Startup: Building a bookstore into a cultural icon
DATE: 2015/04/21::
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A TRIBUTE to Cultural Icon Late S. JAGDEV SINGH JASSOWAL JI || by :- RAVINDER GREWAL || HD ||
A TRIBUTE to Cultural Icon Late S. JAGDEV SINGH JASSOWAL JI || by :- RAVINDER GREWAL || HD ||
DATE: 2014/12/31::
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Cultural Icon: Zakes Mda, 12 October 2014
Cultural Icon: Zakes Mda, 12 October 2014
DATE: 2014/10/12::
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Vairamuthu Speech About Our Tamil Cultural ICON Shivaji Ganesan
Vairamuthu Speech About Our Tamil Cultural ICON Shivaji Ganesan
DATE: 2015/03/21::
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Cultural icon, William Kentridge
Cultural icon, William Kentridge
DATE: 2014/11/30::
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Saving a cultural icon
Saving a cultural icon
DATE: 2013/08/27::
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Philippine Jeepney - transportation and cultural icon.
Philippine Jeepney - transportation and cultural icon.
DATE: 2011/03/21::
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King Henry VIII - despot or cultural icon? - April 22 09
King Henry VIII - despot or cultural icon? - April 22 09
DATE: 2009/04/23::
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ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY Cultural Icon Yehoram Gaon Talks on Sephardic Romancero 10/3/11 Heb.
ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY Cultural Icon Yehoram Gaon Talks on Sephardic Romancero 10/3/11 Heb.
DATE: 2011/03/11::
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Mongolian Contortionists Vie To Become Cultural Icon
Mongolian Contortionists Vie To Become Cultural Icon
DATE: 2013/09/23::
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Michelle Obama - A Cultural Icon
Michelle Obama - A Cultural Icon
DATE: 2013/04/11::
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Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon Pt.1
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon Pt.1
DATE: 2012/07/15::
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CULTURAL ICON ALIKO DANGOTE
CULTURAL ICON ALIKO DANGOTE
DATE: 2013/05/15::
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PETER SOLIS NERY: Sagisag Kultura / Cultural Icon
PETER SOLIS NERY: Sagisag Kultura / Cultural Icon
DATE: 2013/11/13::
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Cultural icon Bernice Lloyd
Cultural icon Bernice Lloyd's artform: Ballet
DATE: 2015/01/03::
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Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon (Pt. 3)
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon (Pt. 3)
DATE: 2012/07/15::
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Icon For Hire - Pop culture
Icon For Hire - Pop culture
DATE: 2013/10/18::
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Batik- An Indonesian cultural icon
Batik- An Indonesian cultural icon
DATE: 2013/02/23::
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Cultural icon of Punjab Jagdev Singh Jassowal critically ill, admitted in Ludhiana hospital
Cultural icon of Punjab Jagdev Singh Jassowal critically ill, admitted in Ludhiana hospital
DATE: 2014/12/19::
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LIVE The Thermals - No Cultural icon
LIVE The Thermals - No Cultural icon
DATE: 2006/12/12::
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Classic Sonic at the 1993 Macy
Classic Sonic at the 1993 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
DATE: 2011/04/05::
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Salman Khan ADMIRES the Cultural Icon RAJINIKANTH.
Salman Khan ADMIRES the Cultural Icon RAJINIKANTH.
DATE: 2013/12/14::
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TIGER EYES - Official clip - Judy Blume: Cultural icon
TIGER EYES - Official clip - Judy Blume: Cultural icon
DATE: 2014/07/10::
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Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon (Pt. 2)
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon (Pt. 2)
DATE: 2012/07/15::
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Cultural Icon - Helen Sebidi, 09 November 2014
Cultural Icon - Helen Sebidi, 09 November 2014
DATE: 2014/11/09::
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Kylie: Cultural Icon - Special Preview
Kylie: Cultural Icon - Special Preview
DATE: 2007/03/06::
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Governor Chris Christie on Whitney Houston: A New Jersey Cultural Icon
Governor Chris Christie on Whitney Houston: A New Jersey Cultural Icon
DATE: 2012/02/14::
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Cultural Icon Series: The Charles Cadet Concert
Cultural Icon Series: The Charles Cadet Concert
DATE: 2015/04/22::
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Cultural icon
Cultural icon
DATE: 2014/10/28::
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America
America's Got Talent Audition: Legendary Provocateur/Cultural Icon Tyler Lord Hamilton Sings
DATE: 2014/12/12::
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Vuvuzelas: Cultural icon or noise pollution?
Vuvuzelas: Cultural icon or noise pollution?
DATE: 2010/06/21::
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: An American Sports Icon Becomes a Cultural Icon
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: An American Sports Icon Becomes a Cultural Icon
DATE: 2014/06/22::
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Kylie: Cultural Icon Special Preview (Part 2 of 5)
Kylie: Cultural Icon Special Preview (Part 2 of 5)
DATE: 2007/03/07::
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"HOLLYWOOD" a landmark and American cultural icon
"HOLLYWOOD" a landmark and American cultural icon
DATE: 2013/07/13::
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Cultural Icon Day
Cultural Icon Day
DATE: 2012/02/07::
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Boy George - Cultural Icon
Boy George - Cultural Icon
DATE: 2012/03/25::
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Celebrated Indian Cultural Icon, Nagarjuna Akkineni, speaks on TeachAIDS
Celebrated Indian Cultural Icon, Nagarjuna Akkineni, speaks on TeachAIDS
DATE: 2012/08/09::
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TEDxHUP: Mr. Yousuf Salahudin, Philanthropist & Cultural Icon speaking at Hajvery University (HU)
TEDxHUP: Mr. Yousuf Salahudin, Philanthropist & Cultural Icon speaking at Hajvery University (HU)
DATE: 2012/02/23::
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Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon (Pt. 4)
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon (Pt. 4)
DATE: 2012/07/15::
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Jeremiah Cultural Icon Part 2
Jeremiah Cultural Icon Part 2
DATE: 2015/02/02::
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Kylie: Cultural Icon Preview (part 5 of 5)
Kylie: Cultural Icon Preview (part 5 of 5)
DATE: 2007/03/10::
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Kylie: Cultural Icon (part 3 of 5)
Kylie: Cultural Icon (part 3 of 5)
DATE: 2007/03/08::
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Cultural Icon) In Loving Memory
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Cultural Icon) In Loving Memory
DATE: 2013/12/05::
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CULTURAL ICON-FATAI ROLLING DOLLAR
CULTURAL ICON-FATAI ROLLING DOLLAR
DATE: 2013/04/12::
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AIUB - IT Project Exhibition 2011 [making of Cultural Icon]
AIUB - IT Project Exhibition 2011 [making of Cultural Icon]
DATE: 2011/04/09::
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Cultural Icon in Metro Being Demolished
Cultural Icon in Metro Being Demolished
DATE: 2011/06/23::
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ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY  A
ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY A '60s Cultural Icon Singer Tel Aviv Born Arik Einstein עטור מצחך
DATE: 2010/07/25::
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Vocabulary - Cultural Icon - Migliora il tuo Inglese - Improve your English
Vocabulary - Cultural Icon - Migliora il tuo Inglese - Improve your English
DATE: 2012/01/15::
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Pa Peter Nkaijo -  Remembering a cultural icon and legend
Pa Peter Nkaijo - Remembering a cultural icon and legend
DATE: 2012/06/07::
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Mr Ives, Laborie
Mr Ives, Laborie's cultural icon
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"Iconic" redirects here. For other uses, see Icon (disambiguation).
Apple pie, baseball, and the flag grouped together are a cliché of American cultural icons

A cultural icon is an artifact that is recognised by members of a culture or sub-culture as representing some aspect of cultural identity. Cultural icons vary widely, and may be visual, audio, an object, a person or group of people, etc.

In the media, many items of popular culture have been called "iconic" despite their lack of durability. Some commentators believe that the word is overused or misused.[1]

Types[edit]

A subset of cultural icons are national icons.

A web-based survey was set up in 2006 allowing the public to nominate their ideas for national icons of England[2] and the results reflect the range of different types of icon associated with an English view of English culture. Some examples are:

Matryoshka dolls are seen internationally as cultural icons of Russia.[12]

Madonna a human character, as a global cultural icon.[13]

The values, norms and ideals represented by a cultural icon vary both among people who subscribe to it, and more widely among other people who may interpret cultural icons as symbolising quite different values. Thus an apple pie is a cultural icon of the United States, but its significance varies among Americans.

National icons can become targets for those opposing or criticising a regime, for example, crowds destroying statues of Lenin in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism[14] or burning the Stars and Stripes flag to protest about US actions abroad.[15]

Religious icons can also become cultural icons in societies where religion and culture are deeply entwined, such as representations of the Madonna in societies with a strong catholic tradition.[16]

Use in popular media[edit]

Describing something as iconic or as an icon has become very common in the popular media. This has drawn criticism from some: a writer in Liverpool Daily Post calls "iconic" "a word that makes my flesh creep," a word "pressed into service to describe almost anything."[17] The Christian Examiner nominates "iconic" in its list of overused words, finding over 18,000 "iconic" references in news stories alone, with another 30,000 for "icon", including its use for SpongeBob SquarePants.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heard about the famous icon? We have - far too often, The Independent (London), January 27, 2007
  2. ^ "Our Collection". icons.org.uk. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d British Postal Museum & Archive: Icons of England. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  4. ^ Holloway, J Christopher; Taylor, Neil (7th Edition, 2006 (First published 1983)). The Business of Tourism. Pearson Education. p. 217.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ McManus, Erwin Raphael (2001). An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind. Flagship Church Resources. p. 113. 
  6. ^ BBC: Tea steams ahead in icon hunt. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  7. ^ Thorne, Tony (2011). The 100 Words that Make the English. Cuppa (Hachette Digital (e-book)). 
  8. ^ a b Jenkins, Simon; Dean Godson (editor) (October 2005). "Replacing the Routemaster" (PDF). p. 7. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c Culture24: Icons of England. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  10. ^ O'Neill, Brendan (2 April 2009). "Gulf News / Christian Science Monitor". To save a past that rings a bell. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ Parker, Mike (2012). Cultural Icons: A Case Study Analysis of their Formation and Reception (PhD Thesis). Chapter 5: The Spitfire Aircraft (University of Central Lancashire). pp. 123–167. 
  12. ^ Bobo, Suzanna (25 December 2012). "Scuttlebutt: Wooden toy tells a story of love and industry". Kodiak Daily Mirror. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Review: Madonna Style". M. November 12, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ Jones, Jonathan (December 9, 2013). "Why smashing statues can be the sweetest revenge". Guardian. 
  15. ^ Laessing, ulf (September 14, 2012). "Anti-American fury sweeps Middle East over film". Reuters. 
  16. ^ Anthony B Pinn and Benjamin Valentin, ed. (2009). Creating Ourselves, African Americans and Hispanic Americans on popular culture and religious expression. Duke University Press. 
  17. ^ Let's hear it for the Queen's English, Liverpool Daily Post
  18. ^ Modern word usage amazingly leaves us yearning for gay, old times, Christian Examiner

Bibliography[edit]

  • Biedermann, Hans (1994). Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them. Meridan. 
  • Brooker, Will (2001). Batman Unmasked: Analysing a Cultural Icon. Continuum. 
  • Edwards, Peter; Karl Enenkel, and Elspeth Graham (editors) (2011). The Horse as Cultural Icon: The Real and the Symbolic Horse in the Early Modern World. Brill. 
  • Foudy, Julie; Leslie Heywood and Shari L Dworkin (2003). Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. University of Minnesota Press. 
  • Gilbert, Erik (2008). The Dhow as Cultural Icon. Boston University. * Heyer, Paul (2012). Titanic Century: Media, Myth, and the Making of a Cultural Icon. Praeger. 
  • Heyer, Paul (2012). Titanic Century: Media, Myth, and the Making of a Cultural Icon. Praeger. 
  • Meyer, Denis C. (2010). Cles Pour la France en 80 Icones Culturelles. Hachette. 
  • Nelkin, Dorothy and M Susan Lindee (2004). The DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon. University of Michigan Press. 
  • Reydams-Schils, Gretchen J (2003). Plato's Timaeus as Cultural Icon. University of Notre Dame Press. 

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