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How did advances in radio and movies contribute to the development of a mass culture in...

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santi95 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 28, 2011 at 1:43 AM via web

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How did advances in radio and movies contribute to the development of a mass culture in the United States.

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 28, 2011 at 1:49 AM (Answer #1)

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A mass culture is a culture that is more or less the same everywhere in a given country.  This is different from a situation in which different regions have distinctive cultures.  Advances in radio and movies contributed to the creation of a mass culture because they allowed people everywhere in the United States to be taking part in the same kinds of entertainment.  Instead of having local music and local pastimes, everyone started to listen to the same music and shows on the radio and to watch the same movies.  This was the start of a move towards a mass culture in the US.

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bla603 | Student | eNoter

Posted September 28, 2011 at 2:08 AM (Answer #2)

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they allowed people to communicate and entertain eachother

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