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Popular Culture and High Culture: An Analysis and Evaluation of Taste

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Is NYPD Blue a less valid form of artistic expression than a Shakespearean drama? Who is to judge and by what standards?In this new edition of Herbert Ganss brilliantly conceived and clearly argued landmark work, he builds on his critique of the universality of high cultural standards. While conceding that popular and high culture have converged to some extent over the twenty-five years since he wrote the book, Gans holds that the choices of typical Ivy League graduates, not to mention Ph.D.s in literature, are still very different from those of high school graduates, as are the movie houses, television channels, museums, and other cultural institutions they frequent.This new edition benefits greatly from Ganss discussion of the ”politicization” of culture over the last quarter-century. Popular Culture and High Culture is a must read for anyone interested in the vicissitudes of taste in American society.

Synopsis:

In this brilliantly conceived and clearly argued discussion of the relationship between high and popular culture, Herbert Gans, outspoken advocate of cultural pluralism, questions the universality of high culture standards.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-234) and index .

About the Author

Herbert J. Gans, author of Levittowners and The Urban Villagers, is professor of sociology at Columbia University and the former president of the American Sociological Association.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465026098
Author:
Gans, Herbert J.
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Gans, Herbert
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
United States Civilization 1970-
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised Edition
Series Volume:
224
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
266
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.69 in 9.5 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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