The Resource Popular culture and high culture : an analysis and evaluation of taste, Herbert J. Gans

Popular culture and high culture : an analysis and evaluation of taste, Herbert J. Gans

Label
Popular culture and high culture : an analysis and evaluation of taste
Title
Popular culture and high culture
Title remainder
an analysis and evaluation of taste
Statement of responsibility
Herbert J. Gans
Title variation
Popular culture & high culture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this revised and updated edition, Herbert Gans extends his classic study of the roles popular culture and high culture play in American society. Gans argues in favor of all peoples' right to the culture they choose. He also looks at "dumbing down" and other examples of the new mass culture critique and lays out changes in America's taste cultures. Gans has added a new introduction and new postscripts to each chapter updating the original analysis to incorporate recent trends. The book concludes with a concerned discussion of the fate of marginal, deviant and innovative cultures in a society in which increasing inequality makes it harder to pursue the cultural aspects of the American dream."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gans, Herbert J
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.G36 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Social classes
  • Culture populaire
  • Classes sociales
  • Civilization
  • Intellectual life
  • Popular culture
  • Social classes
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Sociale stratificatie
  • United States
  • United States
  • Estados Unidos
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • United States
Label
Popular culture and high culture : an analysis and evaluation of taste, Herbert J. Gans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New introduction. The popular culture, high culture distinction : still relevant? -- Some definitions -- The distinction updated -- Of supply and demand sides -- The demand side -- New media -- 1. The critique of mass culture -- Popular culture's defects as a commercial enterprise -- Popular culture's danger to high culture -- Popular culture's impact on its audience -- Popular culture's harmfulness to society -- The sources and biases of the mass culture critique -- Postscript -- 2. A comparative analysis of high and popular culture -- Taste cultures and publics -- The five taste publics and cultures -- "Youth," Black, and ethnic cultures -- The social structure of taste publics and cultures -- Postscript -- 3. The evaluation of taste cultures and publics -- Two value judgments about taste cultures and publics -- Cultural mobility -- Cultural pluralism and subcultural programming -- The pros and cons of subcultural programming -- Implementing subcultural programming -- The outlook for more cultural pluralism -- Postscript
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Rev. & updated ed.
Extent
xvii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780465097173
Lccn
99040910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41967180
  • (OCoLC)ocm41967180
Label
Popular culture and high culture : an analysis and evaluation of taste, Herbert J. Gans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New introduction. The popular culture, high culture distinction : still relevant? -- Some definitions -- The distinction updated -- Of supply and demand sides -- The demand side -- New media -- 1. The critique of mass culture -- Popular culture's defects as a commercial enterprise -- Popular culture's danger to high culture -- Popular culture's impact on its audience -- Popular culture's harmfulness to society -- The sources and biases of the mass culture critique -- Postscript -- 2. A comparative analysis of high and popular culture -- Taste cultures and publics -- The five taste publics and cultures -- "Youth," Black, and ethnic cultures -- The social structure of taste publics and cultures -- Postscript -- 3. The evaluation of taste cultures and publics -- Two value judgments about taste cultures and publics -- Cultural mobility -- Cultural pluralism and subcultural programming -- The pros and cons of subcultural programming -- Implementing subcultural programming -- The outlook for more cultural pluralism -- Postscript
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Rev. & updated ed.
Extent
xvii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780465097173
Lccn
99040910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41967180
  • (OCoLC)ocm41967180

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