Quote on Mass Culture Essay

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Write a short (5 paragraphs max.) response to the following quote:

“All mass culture under monopoly is identical, and the contours of its skeleton, the conceptual armature fabricated by monopoly, are beginning to stand out. Those in charge no longer take much trouble to conceal the structure, the power of which increases the more bluntly its existence is admitted.”

Your short essay should do the following:

Contextualize the quote – tell us where it is from, who wrote it, and what the author or authors are responding to.

Explain the quote – tell us how you understand what the quote means, and what theories are being talked about.

  1. Make some links – help us to see how the quote shows links between the different theories in the module.
  2. Who cares – tell us why this quote and the theories in the module are important to us as communication scholars and as human beings.

 

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The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception The sociological view chat the loss of support from objective religion and the disintegration of the last precapicalist residues, in conjunction with technical and social differentiation and specialization, have given rise to cultural chaos is refuted by daily experience. Culture today is infecting everything with sameness. Film, radio, and magazines form a system. Each branch of culture is unanimous within itself and all are unanimous togeth­ er. Even the aesthetic manifestations of political opposites proclaim the same inflexible rhythm. The* decorative administrative and exhibition buildings of industry differ little between authoritarian and other coun­ tries. The bright monumental structures shooting up on all sides show off the systematic ingenuity of the state-spanning combines, toward which the unfettered entrepreneurial system, whose monuments are the dismal residential and commercial blocks in the surrounding areas of desolate cities, was already swiftly advancing. The older buildings around the con­ crete centers already look like slums, and the new bungalows on the out­ skirts,

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