A&H 4088 – Session 2 – The Critique of Mass Culture

| January 22, 2012

4088 – Session 2 – The Critique of Mass Culture

IPC: “Popular culture as mass culture” (p. 16-31).

ITPC: “Mass culture and popular culture” and “The Frankfurt School” (p. 1-50,51-85).

Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer – “The culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception” in The Dialectic of Enlightenment (Herder & Herder, 1972), reprinted in Simon During (ed.), The Cultural Studies Reader (Routledge, 1993), p.29-43.

Cf. also “The Culture Industry

OPTIONAL: Herb Gans – “Preface”; “Preface, revised”; and “The popular culture/high culture distinction” from Popular Culture and High Culture (2nd edn., Basic 1999/1974).Gans–PrefaceGans–Preface, RevisedGans–The Pop vs. High Culture Distinction