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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cul·ture jam·ming

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈkʌlʧər ˈʤæmɪŋ/
  • British English – /ˈkʌlʧə ˈʤæmɪŋ/

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 November 22, 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 November 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-jamming/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“culture jamming.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-jamming/>.