Journals Higher Education



17 November 1988

408 Pages | 8 pp plates

ISBN: 9780198201373

Bookseller Code (06)

A Culture for Democracy

Mass Communication and the Cultivated Mind in Britain between the Wars

D. L. LeMahieu

This book takes a close look at the often antagonistic relationship between commercial and elite culture in early 20th-century Britain. LeMahieu traces the rise of commercial culture, where success was measured by popularity rather than aesthetic merit, explores the responses of the cultivated elites, and charts the gradual emergence of a common culture during the interwar period.


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