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Mass Culture

Bernard Rosenberg

Mass Culture

The Popular Arts in America

by Bernard Rosenberg

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Published by Free Pr .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsDavid M. White (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages562
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7270183M
ISBN 100029270804
ISBN 109780029270806

What criteria did you use to make your decision? Popular Culture: You Make the Meaning All six of Storey's definitions are still in use, but they seem to change depending on the context. We cannot and should not be entirely comfortable with the changes mass culture delivered. This is the table of contents for the book Mass Communication, Media, and Culture v. It seems widely accepted that popular culture forms can function at any moment as anti-cultures. Science was revolutionized as well.

In the end, the soup sellers, not Welles, had the final say on the program. Has this book helped you? The publishing industry arose to help authors produce and distribute copies of their work. After all, protecting art from simplicity and commerce was precisely the task intellectuals set for themselves.

While in the 19th century, intellectuals managed to construct art as a proper, closed domain in which only the in-crowd was allowed to judge, they have seen this autonomy become ever more threatened by 20th-century mass society. First of all, the culture industry theory has completely abandoned the Marxist dialectic conception of society. The culture industry argument is often assumed to be fundamentally pessimistic in nature because its purveyors seem to condemn "mass media" and their consumers. World War I jump-started a process of consolidating the control of radio in the hands of the government and a few businesses, but at that moment both those groups still conceived of the medium as a vehicle for point-to-point communication. This politics of the spectacle brought the counterculture right into the conservative media and filled their forms with subversive content.


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The dramatic expansion of the railroads in the decades from the Civil War to World War I, for instance, brought far-flung locales more firmly into a national economic web.

Thus, when researchers ask different groups to explain the meaning of a particular song or video, the groups produce widely divergent interpretations based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, and religious background.

And this process, in turn, helped to shape that modern world. One thing that did not substantially change, however, was the form of the book itself.

In addition to being called mass culture, because of the role of print and electronic media in the dissemination of popular culture, it has also been called "commodity culture" due to the role of markets and consumers since the second part of the 20th century.

By the end of the s, many people who only a few decades earlier would have only rarely traveled beyond walking distance had access to cars or other mechanical transportation.

Sociologists refer to this as a mediated culture where media reflects and creates the culture. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center estimates that before the invention of the printing press, the total number of books in all of Europe was around 30, Given that the subtext was instrumental and not "value free", ethical and philosophical considerations arise.

Though Gutenberg probably printed other, earlier materials, it was the Bible he printed in that brought him renown. July Learn how and when to remove this template message Still the traditional views have a long life.

According to Critical Theory, "selling out" is not the decisive factor involved, but rather it's the manner in which art is commodified and how art and culture are changed that is the crucial issue.

Simply put, the mechanical reproduction of books meant that there were more books available at a lower cost, and the growth of international trade allowed these books to have a wider reach.

The hand-copied books produced in the Middle Ages were much more ornate than the mass-produced books of today. It seems widely accepted that popular culture forms can function at any moment as anti-cultures.

With the rise of broadcasting, instead the idea of democracy often became embodied in feelings of quasi-private relationships with public figures and in the idea of a politically informed populace, not necessarily in personal involvement in decision making or public action.

As Americans used radio to help them make their mass world personal, its intrusions no longer felt so disempowering, and the possibility of counting in that world no longer seemed so impossible.

After all, while many Americans looked upon the Halloween-eve program as a cunning trick, to its creators and a sizable body of listeners, the broadcast offered an artistic treat. Consider passing it on:.

For example, standardized, widely dispersed texts meant that scientists in Italy were exposed to the theories and discoveries of scientists in England. Radio embodied the new centralized and standardized mass culture beginning to take hold in the United States in the Depression decade.

For more details on it including licensingclick here. The modern culture that radio represented threatened to overpower individuals, leaving them with little control either in their own lives or in the wider world.

In the s, an increasingly centralized system designed to capture a national audience developed. Also for the first time, many people could read the same books and be exposed to the same ideas at the same time, giving rise to mass media and mass culture.

The criticism raised can be summarized in three main arguments. By the end of the Middle Ages, the papal library in Avignon, France, held only a few thousand manuscripts compared to the nearly half-million texts found at the Library of Alexandria in ancient times.

Only a scattering of Americans, however, even heard the drama that would become so well remembered as an example of radio during its heyday. How could you retain your self-control when an overwhelming outside world increasingly intruded into and dictated your daily life? As Jim Collins argues in Uncommon Cultures, [12] there is no master's voice anymore, but only a decentralized assemblage of conflicting voices and institutions.

Many neo-apocalyptic intellectuals, such as Alain Finkielkraut and George Steineremphasize their concern about the growing "illiteracy" of the masses.

This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3."Mass Media/Mass Culture" combines a student friendly, lively approach with a special emphasis on mass culture.

The text relates the evolution of media to cultural developments by linking culture and media history, creating a coherent structure that guides students through the complex world of /5(6). The mass culture that took hold in the United States around the s was neither entirely oppressive nor particularly flexible.

But it pushed real changes. As Americans negotiated some of their own cultural meanings within constrained limits, they helped define the meaning of radio, mass culture, and the modern United States.

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Theaters and venues We have a number of places for residents and. Apr 01,  · Each chapter of this book explores an aspect of the new "new mass culture" to understand the formation of an inclusive suburban "white" identity after World War II and its political sensibility.

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