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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.
; coined by U.S. author and social critic Dwight Macdonald (born 1906) in the essay “Masscult and Midcult” (1960)
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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