The Development of High Culture: Critical Reviews The origin of high and popular culture is a popular topic for many researchers. Two articles that look at the emergence of high culture are “Cultural Entrepreneur in Nineteenth–century Boston” by Paul Dimaggio and “The Tradition of all the Dead Generations” by Alan Stanbridge . While both of these articles look at the emergence of high culture they both look at it in slightly different ways. Dimaggio focuses on high culture in general. The basic argument that is presented is that high culture was the creation of cultural capitalists. Dimaggio sees the cultural capitalists as capitalists in two senses. They are capitalists in that they are part of an upper class that makes its wealth through...The end:
.....evelopment and implications of high culture. What both articles suggest is that high culture evolves from the actions of elites that insulate themselves and their art from popular music. In the modern era high culture can have important policy implications. Programs associated with high culture receive more funding then programs not based on high culture. This aids in maintaining the dominant position of high culture and keeps popular culture into a subordinate position. Works Cited Dimaggio , Paul, “Cultural Entrepreneur in Nineteenth–century Boston” in Media, Culture and Society, Vol. 4, 1982: 33-50. Stanbridge , Alan, “The Tradition of all the Dead Generations” in International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 13, Iss . 3, 2007: 255-271.