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The Cultural Icons Left Behind in 2016
The Cultural Icons Left Behind in 2016
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: TeleSUR English
Michelle Obama - A Cultural Icon
Michelle Obama - A Cultural Icon
Published: 2013/04/12
Channel: laurfish8
Louise Simone Bennett-Coverly "Miss Lou" Jamaica
Louise Simone Bennett-Coverly "Miss Lou" Jamaica's Cultural ICON & National TREASURE!
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: Teach Dem
Maurice Richard remains cultural icon in Montreal
Maurice Richard remains cultural icon in Montreal
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: NHL
Cultural Icon defined - From Goodbye-Art Academy
Cultural Icon defined - From Goodbye-Art Academy
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: Goodbye-Art Academy
Author Matthew Parker discusses James Bond as a cultural icon
Author Matthew Parker discusses James Bond as a cultural icon
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: CenturyBooks
American Cultural Icons
American Cultural Icons
Published: 2008/06/05
Channel: Curby Alexander
How Star Wars: A New Hope Became the Pop Culture Icon It Is
How Star Wars: A New Hope Became the Pop Culture Icon It Is
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: IGN
Now You Can Study Kanye West in College
Now You Can Study Kanye West in College
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Complex News
Cultural Icon Series: The Charles Cadet Concert
Cultural Icon Series: The Charles Cadet Concert
Published: 2015/04/22
Channel: CDFSTLUCIA
A Visit with Dr. Sharon Mitchell: Hollywood Cultural Icon:
A Visit with Dr. Sharon Mitchell: Hollywood Cultural Icon:
Published: 2015/12/17
Channel: Web-Video-Photoshop Technician
Cultural Icon Series 2017 reveal
Cultural Icon Series 2017 reveal
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: CDFSTLUCIA
Elvis Visual Essay: A Cultural Icon of America
Elvis Visual Essay: A Cultural Icon of America
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: Helen Jackson
Check Out! The Most Significant Cultural American Icon Elvis Presley Lives On |  Life Story
Check Out! The Most Significant Cultural American Icon Elvis Presley Lives On | Life Story
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: Cinecurry Hollywood
Saving a cultural icon
Saving a cultural icon
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: 38 Degrees
cultural icon
cultural icon
Published: 2013/10/27
Channel: Teo Jun Jie, Jay
CULTURAL ICON ALIKO DANGOTE
CULTURAL ICON ALIKO DANGOTE
Published: 2013/05/16
Channel: GoldMyneTV
Mongolian Contortionists Vie To Become Cultural Icon
Mongolian Contortionists Vie To Become Cultural Icon
Published: 2013/09/23
Channel: Storyhunter
Cultural Icon
Cultural Icon
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: ltrejo71
China Startup: Building a bookstore into a cultural icon
China Startup: Building a bookstore into a cultural icon
Published: 2015/04/22
Channel: CGTN
GOA KISKENDO : THE CULTURAL ICON OF KULONPROGO
GOA KISKENDO : THE CULTURAL ICON OF KULONPROGO
Published: 2016/12/12
Channel: PARIWISATA SV UGM
Boy George - Cultural Icon
Boy George - Cultural Icon
Published: 2012/03/25
Channel: TheAtomicFlowers
Dialogue Special: Horse, a Chinese Cultural Icon
Dialogue Special: Horse, a Chinese Cultural Icon
Published: 2014/02/01
Channel: CGTN
Batik- An Indonesian cultural icon
Batik- An Indonesian cultural icon
Published: 2013/02/24
Channel: Channel NewsAsia
King Henry VIII - despot or cultural icon? - April 22 09
King Henry VIII - despot or cultural icon? - April 22 09
Published: 2009/04/23
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Philippine Jeepney - transportation and cultural icon.
Philippine Jeepney - transportation and cultural icon.
Published: 2011/03/21
Channel: David Robinson
The Beetle - a cultural icon in Israel | Journal
The Beetle - a cultural icon in Israel | Journal
Published: 2015/05/12
Channel: DW English
Thatcher Remembered as Political Titan, Cultural Icon
Thatcher Remembered as Political Titan, Cultural Icon
Published: 2013/04/12
Channel: CBN News
2009 Cultural Icon.wmv
2009 Cultural Icon.wmv
Published: 2010/01/13
Channel: Rolando Gill
Jeepney -- Cultural Icon of the Philippines
Jeepney -- Cultural Icon of the Philippines
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: Mae KIKI
rennie Mackintosh A Cultural Icon final2.mov
rennie Mackintosh A Cultural Icon final2.mov
Published: 2012/01/20
Channel: shivberry
Cultural Icon: Part 1 (Acting 3)
Cultural Icon: Part 1 (Acting 3)
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: Vanessa Aida Irisa Mae
Kylie: Cultural Icon - Special Preview
Kylie: Cultural Icon - Special Preview
Published: 2007/03/06
Channel: Artswom
Celebrated Indian Cultural Icon, Nagarjuna Akkineni, speaks on TeachAIDS
Celebrated Indian Cultural Icon, Nagarjuna Akkineni, speaks on TeachAIDS
Published: 2012/08/10
Channel: TeachAIDS
Cultural icon, William Kentridge
Cultural icon, William Kentridge
Published: 2014/11/30
Channel: SABC Digital News
Cultural Icon Singer & Actor William Shatner - Biography and Life Story
Cultural Icon Singer & Actor William Shatner - Biography and Life Story
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: Amazing People
Cultural icon Sylvia Glasser received the order of Ikhamanga
Cultural icon Sylvia Glasser received the order of Ikhamanga
Published: 2016/05/01
Channel: SABC Digital News
Cultural Icon Brand (Ismed)
Cultural Icon Brand (Ismed)
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: Supapony Yamsuatong
Cultural Icon in Metro Being Demolished
Cultural Icon in Metro Being Demolished
Published: 2011/06/23
Channel: VOCMNEWS
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon Pt.1
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, Cultural Icon Pt.1
Published: 2012/07/15
Channel: Ramsey Jones-Moore
Tom Brady Cultural Icon Final Draft
Tom Brady Cultural Icon Final Draft
Published: 2015/10/05
Channel: Mike Dominguez
Kylie: Cultural Icon (part 3 of 5)
Kylie: Cultural Icon (part 3 of 5)
Published: 2007/03/08
Channel: Artswom
Vuvuzelas: Cultural icon or noise pollution?
Vuvuzelas: Cultural icon or noise pollution?
Published: 2010/06/21
Channel: GoPetition
A Cultural Icon - The Cadillac CTS
A Cultural Icon - The Cadillac CTS
Published: 2009/06/29
Channel: JazelAuto1
Cultural Icon Speech
Cultural Icon Speech
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: Nick Maier
Tumi Sedumedi speaks to Dance and Cultural icon Sylvia Glasser
Tumi Sedumedi speaks to Dance and Cultural icon Sylvia Glasser
Published: 2015/08/08
Channel: SABC Digital News
CM Tarun Gogoi pays tribute to cultural icon Dr.Bhupen Hazarika
CM Tarun Gogoi pays tribute to cultural icon Dr.Bhupen Hazarika
Published: 2015/09/24
Channel: Assam Portal
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.
Published: 2011/03/11
Channel: IsraelMusicHistory
"Cultural Icons of Europe"
"Cultural Icons of Europe"
Published: 2013/04/06
Channel: Mikaela Mongeon
Prius as a Cultural Icon
Prius as a Cultural Icon
Published: 2010/01/27
Channel: michael scully
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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Apple pie, baseball, and the flag grouped together are a cliché of American cultural icons

A cultural icon is an artifact that is identified by members of a culture as representative of that culture. The process of identification is subjective, and "icons" are judged by the extent to which they can be seen as an authentic proxy of that culture. When individuals perceive a cultural icon, they relate it to their general perceptions of the cultural identity represented.[1] Cultural icons can also be identified as an authentic representation of the practices of one culture by another.[2]

In the media, many items and persons of popular culture have been called "iconic" despite their lack of durability; and the term "pop icon" is often now used. Some commentators believe that the word is overused or misused.[3]

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[4] 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.[14]. In the former Soviet Union, the hammer and sickle symbol and statues of Vladimir Lenin instead represented the country's most prominent cultural icons.

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[15] or burning the Stars and Stripes flag to protest about US actions abroad.[16]

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.[17]

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."[18] 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.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grayson, Kent; Martinec, Radan (2004-09-01). "Consumer Perceptions of Iconicity and Indexicality and Their Influence on Assessments of Authentic Market Offerings". Journal of Consumer Research. 31 (2): 296–312. ISSN 0093-5301. doi:10.1086/422109. 
  2. ^ Motley, Carol M.; Henderson, Geraldine Rosa (2008-03-01). "The global hip-hop Diaspora: Understanding the culture". Journal of Business Research. Cross-Cultural Business Research. 61 (3): 243–253. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2007.06.020. 
  3. ^ Heard about the famous icon? We have - far too often, The Independent (London), January 27, 2007
  4. ^ "Our Collection". icons.org.uk. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d British Postal Museum & Archive: Icons of England. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ McManus, Erwin Raphael (2001). An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind. Flagship Church Resources. p. 113. 
  8. ^ BBC: Tea steams ahead in icon hunt. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  9. ^ Thorne, Tony (2011). The 100 Words that Make the English. Cuppa. Hachette Digital (e-book). 
  10. ^ a b Jenkins, Simon; Dean Godson (editor) (October 2005). "Replacing the Routemaster" (PDF). p. 7. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c Culture24: Icons of England. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  12. ^ O'Neill, Brendan (2 April 2009). "Gulf News / Christian Science Monitor". To save a past that rings a bell. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ Bobo, Suzanna (25 December 2012). "Scuttlebutt: Wooden toy tells a story of love and industry". Kodiak Daily Mirror. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  15. ^ Jones, Jonathan (December 9, 2013). "Why smashing statues can be the sweetest revenge". Guardian. 
  16. ^ Laessing, ulf (September 14, 2012). "Anti-American fury sweeps Middle East over film". Reuters. 
  17. ^ Anthony B Pinn and Benjamin Valentin, eds. (2009). Creating Ourselves, African Americans and Hispanic Americans on popular culture and religious expression. Duke University Press. 
  18. ^ Let's hear it for the Queen's English, Liverpool Daily Post
  19. ^ 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; 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; 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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