Culture for the Millions: Mass Media in Modern Society

Culture for the Millions: Mass Media in Modern Society

Culture for the Millions: Mass Media in Modern Society

Culture for the Millions: Mass Media in Modern Society

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Contents

MASS CULTURE TODAY Paul F. Lazarsfeld ix

MASS SOCIETY AND ITS CULTURE Edward Shils 1

AN HISTORICAL PREFACE TO THE POPULAR CULTURE DEBATE Leo Lowenthal 28

SOCIETY AND CULTURE Hannah Arendt 43

A DISSENT FROM THE CONSENSUAL SOCIETY Ernest van den Haag 53

COMMENTS ON MASS AND POPULAR CULTURE Oscar Handlin 63

THE INTELLECTUAL AND THE MASS MEDIA: SOME RIGOROUSLY RANDOM REMARKS Leo Rosten 71

PARALLEL PATHS Frank Stanton 85

THE ARTIST AND THE MUSEUM IN A MASS SOCIETY James Johnson Sweeney 92

A SAD HEART AT THE SUPERMARKET Randall Jarrell 97

NOTES ON THE PLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN COMPOSER Arthur Berger 111

MASS CULTURE AND THE CREATIVE ARTIST: SOME PERSONAL NOTES James Baldwin 120

IDEALS, DANGERS, AND LIMITATIONS OF MASS CULTURE Stanley Edgar Hyman 124

MASS CULTURE AND SOCIAL CRITICISM H. Stuart Hughes 142

NOTES ON A NATIONAL CULTURAL POLICY Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 148

PANEL DISCUSSION

A GENERAL THEORY OF MASS CULTURE 155

THE MASS MEDIA 166

MASS CULTURE AND THE CREATIVE ARTIST 176

IDEALS AND DANGERS OF MASS CULTURE 188

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