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In Praise of Commercial Culture

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PAPERBACK

$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674001886

Publication Date: 04/14/2000

Short

288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

World

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Arts in a Market Economy
  • 2. The Market for the Written Word
  • 3. The Wealthy City as a Center for Western Art
  • 4. The Developing Market for Music: From Bach to the Beatles
  • 5. Why Cultural Pessimism?
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1998 Ray and Pat Browne Award, Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association
Murty Classical Library of India

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