mass culture

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mass culture the culture that is widely disseminated via the mass media
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Quotations

  • Roland Barthes
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    “The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.”

Usage

In literature:

Of course there are cultured and refined Mexicans, but the great mass of the people are pretty primitive.
"Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Having little culture, unintellectual, he is primitive as the mass before him.
"The Mirrors of Washington" by Anonymous
And as for culture applied to the masses, you utter a paradox.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
The masses of the people have very little of literary culture.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
We, who in matters of art are the imitative mass, can only have "change," a new heaven and earth, a fresh "culture.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
This, though well known and a general favourite, is not seen in the broad masses which ought to characterise its culture.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
In the supremely important subject of literacy, what classification yet devised can weigh the culture of masses of people?
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
The family dwelt in what was then regarded by Cambridge, Mass., as the Twilight Zone of Semi-Culture, viz., Swigget County, Pennsylvania.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
We not only need to dignify labor by culture, but, by so doing, we need to dignify the mass of our common humanity.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
The masses are the foundation on which all humanity rests, the basis of all culture.
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
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In news:

Authority Zero to Incite Culture Room Masses.
Exploring the intersection of pop culture, mass media and the geek/gamer mind.
The video explores the Richland Farm community, a small agricultural pocket of Compton in South Los Angeles, demystifying society's negative portayal of the area through popular culture and mass media.
From subculture to mass culture, the trend time line gets shorter and faster all the time.
THE mass-mediated culture that begat "I Want My Maypo" one generation and "I Want My MTV" the next is now careering wantonly toward an era of "video on demand".
Quirky performing groups explore lively places outside mass culture .
Now we have mass culture.
Father Frost gets cold shoulder in Uzbekistan as authorities seek to stem mass culture.
Bandits, G-Men, and the Politics of Mass Culture.
For Gong, the book was written not to capitalize on the trend to consume positive aspects of the Cultural Revolution, but rather to educate the masses about all aspects, good and bad.
When a theater is packed with children instead of adults, it becomes a site not of high culture but of mass fidgeting.
The craft beer movement has always been partly a rejection of the mass consumption culture that has grown to dominate the beer scene in the United States.
Mass communication and cheap transportation let us listen to the same music, buy the same goods and adopt a relatively common culture.
There are five essentials that will help preschoolers become media literate, says Modern Parenthood guest blogger Rebecca Hains, a children's media culture expert at Salem State University, in Salem , Mass.
Despite one magician's run-in with an outdated law, the culture of Saratoga street performers has been allowed to flourish, self-regulate and entertain the masses.
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In science:

The purists in this camp reject any consideration of circumstances, cosmogony, or culture – they prefer a purely mass-based definition.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
One is purely mass-based (I would call it the astrophysical part), and the other takes account of the one circumstance I can’t see culture doing without.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
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