Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 10/03/17 Masscult

Masscult (noun)
masscult [mas-kuhlt]


noun
1. the forms of culture, as music, drama, and literature, as selected, interpreted, and popularized by the mass media for dissemination to the widest possible audience.


Origin: mass + cult(ure); coined by U.S. author and social critic Dwight Macdonald (born 1906) in the essay “Masscult and Midcult” (1960)

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