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The Resource American culture, American tastes : social change and the 20th century, Michael Kammen

American culture, American tastes : social change and the 20th century, Michael Kammen

Label
American culture, American tastes : social change and the 20th century
Title
American culture, American tastes
Title remainder
social change and the 20th century
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kammen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans have a long history of public arguments about taste, the uses of leisure, and what is culturally appropriate in a democracy that has a strong work ethic. Michael Kammen surveys these debates as well as our changing taste preferences, especially in the past century, and the shifting perceptions that have accompanied them." "Focusing on our own time, Kammen discusses the use of the fluid nature of cultural taste to enlarge audiences and increase revenues, and reveals how the public role of intellectuals and cultural critics has declined as the power of corporate sponsors and promoters has risen. As a result of this diminution of cultural authority, he says, definitive pronouncements have been replaced by divergent points of view, and there is, as well, a tendency to blur fact and fiction, reality and illusion."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kammen, Michael G
Dewey number
306/.0973/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.04
LC item number
.K35 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Social change
  • Aesthetics
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • United States
Label
American culture, American tastes : social change and the 20th century, Michael Kammen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-303) 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
Comming to terms with defining terms -- Culture democratized: distinction or degradation? -- Consumerism, Americanism, and the phasing of popular culture -- Popular culture in transition--and in its prime -- Blurring the boundaries between taste levels -- Cultural criticism and the transformation of cultural authority -- The gradual emergence of mass culture and its critics -- Mass culture in more recent times: passive and/or participatory? -- Historians and the problem of popular culture in recent times -- Meetings of the minds? Moving beyond cusutomary categories
Control code
39913129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780679427407
Lccn
98043155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American culture, American tastes : social change and the 20th century, Michael Kammen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-303) 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
Comming to terms with defining terms -- Culture democratized: distinction or degradation? -- Consumerism, Americanism, and the phasing of popular culture -- Popular culture in transition--and in its prime -- Blurring the boundaries between taste levels -- Cultural criticism and the transformation of cultural authority -- The gradual emergence of mass culture and its critics -- Mass culture in more recent times: passive and/or participatory? -- Historians and the problem of popular culture in recent times -- Meetings of the minds? Moving beyond cusutomary categories
Control code
39913129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780679427407
Lccn
98043155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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