Mass Culture

  • (noun): The culture that is widely disseminated via the mass media.

Some articles on culture, mass, mass culture:

Kultur - 20th Century Discourses - Cultural Studies
... Following nineteenth century Romantics, they identified "culture" with consumption goods and leisure activities (such as art, music, film, food, sports, and clothing) ... Studies" focuses largely on the study of popular culture, that is, the social meanings of mass-produced consumer and leisure goods ... do particular things (such as watching television, or eating out) in a given culture ...
American Action Painters - Works - Essays
... the trivialization of personal experience inherent both in mass culture-making and superficial political commitment in the arts ... exposes political posturing in both the mass media and among artistic elites (for instance, he claims the so-called socially responsible poetry of Stephen Spender was actually an avoidance ... He wrote mockingly of mass culture's efforts to consolidate and control the intricacies of human needs The more exactly he grasps, whether by instinct or through study, the existing element ...
Avant-garde and Mainstream Society
... See also Media culture and Spectacle (critical theory) The concept of avant-garde refers primarily to artists, writers, composers and thinkers whose work is opposed to mainstream ... Many writers, critics and theorists made assertions about vanguard culture during the formative years of modernism, although the initial definitive statement on the ... title suggests, Greenberg argued that vanguard culture has historically been opposed to "high" or "mainstream" culture, and that it has also rejected the artificially synthesized ...
Harold Rosenberg - Works - Essays
... where he analyzes the trivialization of personal experience inherent both in mass culture-making and superficial political commitment in the arts ... In this work, Rosenberg exposes political posturing in both the mass media and among artistic elites (for instance, he claims the so-called socially responsible ... He wrote mockingly of mass culture's efforts to consolidate and control the intricacies of human needs The more exactly he grasps, whether by instinct or ...

Famous quotes containing the words culture and/or mass:

    I know that there are many persons to whom it seems derogatory to link a body of philosophic ideas to the social life and culture of their epoch. They seem to accept a dogma of immaculate conception of philosophical systems.
    John Dewey (1859–1952)

    The hard truth is that what may be acceptable in elite culture may not be acceptable in mass culture, that tastes which pose only innocent ethical issues as the property of a minority become corrupting when they become more established. Taste is context, and the context has changed.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)