mass cult

masscult

[mas-kuhlt]
noun
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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