The victim of SPAM

With rising advertising, marketing, and distribution prices, many companies have chosen to operate their advertising in the electronic sphere to reduce costs and reach a larger audience. This results in a plethora of junk mail, colloquially known as SPAM mail. Contrary to some popular opinions suggesting that the SPAM mail classification references the idea that SPAM is  “fake” meat,  the origin is actually linked to the iconic Monty Python skit, where SPAM kept “popping up” despite being unwanted during a restaurant scene. As we mentioned in class, food often holds a symbolic value in society and can morph into a cultural concept. Cultural developments and popular media phenomena can redefine social identifications, as exemplified in junk mail being referred to as SPAM.