Thanks are due to the University of Chicago Press for permission to reprint parts of my article "Historical Perspectives of Popular Culture", The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 55 ( January, 1950), pages 323-332 (Chapter 1); to the Free Press for permission to reprint the paper "The Debate over Art and Popular Culture in 18th Century England" by Leo Lowenthal and Marjorie Fiske, from Common Frontiers of the Social Sciences, edited by Mirra Komarovsky ( 1957), pages 33-112 and 413-418 (Chapter 3); to Paul F. Lazarsfeld and Frank N. Stanton, owners of the copyright, Radio Research 1942-43, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc. ( 1944), for permission to reprint my essay "Biographies in Popular Magazine", pages 507-548 and 581-585 (Chapter 4); to the University of Illinois Press for permission to reprint my essay "The Sociology of Literature" from Communications in Modern Society, edited by Wilbur Schramm ( 1948), pages 82-100 (Chapter 5); to the Beacon Press for permission to reprint pages 221-229 from my book Literature and the Image of Man (incorporated in Chapter 5), and for using some of the material contained in the introduction to this book for the introduction of the present volume. Other parts appeared in the International Social Science Journal, Vol. XII, No. 4, 1960; permission for reprint was given by UNESCO.
I am indebted for editorial advice to Ina Lawson and my son Daniel K. Lowenthal.
Special acknowledgment is due to my wife, Marjorie Fiske. Her advice has been invaluable in editorial matters; above all she is the co-author (and as such has done more than her share) of the third chapter, which deals with England in the eighteenth century.