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Great Thinkers : Culture Wars

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Open University.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2011.
Series: Great Thinkers.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once characterized by classical music, ballet, and Renaissance paintings, "culture" was associated with audiences who were "refined," meaning educated and wealthy. The development of broadcasting blew this notion apart, giving social critics a voice and delivering their ideas into the living rooms of rich and poor alike. Beginning with the founding of the BBC and its mission to expose people to the fine arts,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Open University, 2011
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Open University.
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 802298198
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 16, 2012.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Contents: Introduction: Great Thinkers: Culture Wars (2:28) --
1922: Culture Comes to the Masses (2:00) --
Broadcasting Only the Very Best of Culture (1:59) --
The BBC Accent (1:46) --
Proud to Be an Elitist (1:59) --
High Ideals (1:59) --
A Dim View of the Working Classes (2:00) --
The Two Cultures (2:02) --
New Ideas About Culture (2:02) --
Culture and Society 1750-1950 (2:06) --
Border Country --
Culture Beyond the Academy (3:03) --
Cultural Studies (2:49) --
Watershed Moment (2:01) --
Pop Culture (2:17) --
An Informal View of the Arts (3:12) --
The Medium is the Message (2:23) --
People Don't Want to Understand (1:36) --
Kenneth Clark's 'Civilisation' (2:00) --
A Lavish Production (2:42) --
Culture as Battleground (2:22) --
Culture as a Tool of Control (2:03) --
Beyond a Boundary (2:10) --
The Politics of Culture in the Context of Decolonization (1:52) --
Literature Is Inherently Political (1:58) --
An Exile's Perspective on Culture and Politics (2:08) --
Multiculturalism (2:04) --
The Permanent Revolution (1:32) --
Credits: Great Thinkers: Culture Wars (0:40).
Series Title: Great Thinkers.
Other Titles: Culture Wars
Responsibility: Open University.

Abstract:

Once characterized by classical music, ballet, and Renaissance paintings, "culture" was associated with audiences who were "refined," meaning educated and wealthy. The development of broadcasting blew this notion apart, giving social critics a voice and delivering their ideas into the living rooms of rich and poor alike. Beginning with the founding of the BBC and its mission to expose people to the fine arts, through to the mavericks who legitimized the sensibilities of the working class, to the 1960s' shockingly informal approach to the arts, this program uses vintage footage to track the changing definition of culture over the course of the 20th century. Features John Reith, Raymond Williams, F.R. Leavis, C.P. Snow, Richard Hoggart, John Berger, Marshall McLuhan, Susan Sontag, C.L.R. James, Stuart Hall, and Edward Said.
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