Changing conceptions of the notion of ‘culture’. How did we get to where we are now? Culture as ‘growth’, culture as a ‘standard’, the emergence of ‘mass’ culture. Essentialist attitudes to culture.
Excerpts from Arnold, M. (1911) Culture & anarchy: an essay in political and social criticism. Macmillan and Company, London.
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