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masscult

[mas-kuhlt] /ˈmæsˌkʌlt/
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 of masscult
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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