• High and Low – On the Transatlantic Circulation of Cultural Capital "à l’envers" (Bourdieu)

    Author(s):
    MICHAEL BOEHLER (see profile)
    Date:
    2006
    Subject(s):
    Popular culture studies, Popular literacy, Transatlantic cultural studies, Global literary flows, German literary and cultural history, Sociology, Popular culture
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    social class, Americanization
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/xn4w-tg14
    Abstract:
    In the context of the transatlantic circulation of 'cultural capital' (Bourdieu), "America" had already become a catchword associated with the danger of a decline in aesthetical taste-culture by the end of the 19th century, which meant that American culture was now decisively linked to the dualistic system of aesthetic norms and values with its dichotomization into high and low.
    Notes:
    Symposium paper [1999 Monte Verità, Ascona] published in 2006 in German under the title “High and Low – Zur transatlantischen Zirkulation von kulturellem Kapital” In: Angelika Linke und Jakob Tanner, ed.: Attraktion und Abwehr. Die Amerikanisierung der Alltagskultur in Europa. [Attraction and Resistance: The Americanization of Everyday Culture in Europe], Böhlau Verlag, Köln, Weimar, Wien 2006, 69–96. Transl. by Robert E. (Steve) Goodwin, Skidmore College. – original German text see at the end.
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