What is mainstream?

  • (noun): The prevailing current of thought.
    Example: "His thinking was in the American mainstream"


Mainstream is the common current thought of the majority. However, the mainstream is far from cohesive; rather the concept is often considered a cultural construct.

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Some articles on mainstream:

Mainstream (Quiet Sun Album)
... Mainstream is the only album of the UK band Quiet Sun ... The result Mainstream was critically acclaimed and became the New Musical Express' album of the month, apparently Island Records' fourth or fifth biggest seller at the time, close up to ... Reworked versions of two tracks from Mainstream - "Mummy was an asteroid..." (merged with Manzanera's song from Diamond Head "East of Echo," and ...
The Rebel Sell - Conformity
... Following their claim that conformity isn't something perpetuated by mainstream media, Potter and Heath identify other sources of conformity using work from Thomas Hobbes, Jean Jacques Rousseau and ... is met with resistance not because the mainstream is brainwashed into loving social customs, but because social customs provide a safety net saving us from a ... exclusivity for their value, especially goods which are said to decry mainstream life, a purchasing 'arms race' is created whenever others begin to follow the same tendencies if you lag, you become mainstream ...
Mainstream (terminology)
... Mainstream is the common current thought of the majority ... However, the mainstream is far from cohesive rather the concept is often considered a cultural construct ... The mainstream includes all popular culture and media culture, typically disseminated by mass media ...
Jars Of Clay Discography - Radio Airplay - Mainstream Single Performance
... Chart Billboard (North America) Year Song Chart Position 1996 "Flood" Mainstream Rock Tracks 16 Modern Rock Tracks 12 The Billboard Hot 37 ... Adult Top 29 ... Top 40 Mainstream 1997 ... "Crazy Times ...

Famous quotes containing the word mainstream:

    We in the South were ready for reconciliation, to be accepted as equals, to rejoin the mainstream of American political life. This yearning for what might be called political redemption was a significant factor in my successful campaign.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    At times it seems that the media have become the mainstream culture in children’s lives. Parents have become the alternative. Americans once expected parents to raise their children in accordance with the dominant cultural messages. Today they are expected to raise their children in opposition to it.
    Ellen Goodman (20th century)