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How did MASS culture differ from ELITE culture with relation between mass production and mass consumption between the years 1910-1939?

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Mass culture changed dramatically between 1910–1939. Mass culture refers to how culture gets produced and distributed. The radio had a huge impact on mass culture. With many people purchasing radios, many were able to learn about new products. Many people then began to buy these products, which included washing machines, cars, and refrigerators. People were able to get news from the radio as well as various forms of entertainment, such as symphonies, sporting events, and comedy shows. For most Americans, the mass production of these consumer products made them more accessible to the common people.

The elite culture was not impacted as much by these changes. People who were well-off continued to buy specialty products, such as expensive clothing and other high-end products. They supported museums and live theater groups. They tended to spend their free time with people who were from similar social and financial backgrounds. These people were often from groups such as the established...

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