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mass culture

Definition of Mass Culture

(noun) The culture disseminated by mass media.

Mass Culture Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: mass cul·ture

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /mæs ˈkʌlʧər/
  • British English – /mæs ˈkʌlʧə/

Usage Note

  • Plural: mass cultures

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Works Consulted

Dillon, Michele. 2014. Introduction to Sociological Theory: Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Cite the Definition of Mass Culture

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “mass culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/mass-culture/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

mass culture. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/mass-culture/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “mass culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/mass-culture/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“mass culture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/mass-culture/>.