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culture jamming

Definition of Culture Jamming

(noun) Acts of modifying mass media advertisements so that they convey messages different to that originally intended, usually messages that contradict the original meaning or messages that serve as social commentary.

Example of Culture Jamming

Culture Jamming Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈkəltʃər dʒæmɪŋ/
    • British English
      • /ˈkʌltʃə dʒamɪŋ/
  • Syllabification: (cul·ture jam·ming)

Usage Note

  • Plural: culture jammings

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Cite the Definition of Culture Jamming

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “culture jamming.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-jamming/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

culture jamming. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-jamming/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “culture jamming.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-jamming/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“culture jamming.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-jamming/>.