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middlebrow

mod. middle-class; average or mediocre. (Between highbrow and lowbrow.) She has average middlebrow tastes and drives a midsized Chevrolet.
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She is author or co-author of five monographs, most recently Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture, with Michelle Smith (2015).
CONTEXTUALIZING WILHELM'S MIDDLEBROW MODERNISM IN LESBIAN LITERARY HISTORY
Many critics, myself included, have argued that it is possible to merge skilled academic practices with middlebrow reading conventions successfully in the contexts of women's book clubs.
Broadly, this is the foremost intention of Grover's study, which claims to be theoretically informed by Pierre Bourdieu's "analysis of the relation of middlebrow to highbrow culture" (15).
It has been coined to be spoken almost exclusively in a condescending tone, whether by dwellers in ivory towers scoffing at the cultural interests of those getting on with their lives at ground level or by middlebrow consumers dismissing anything on BBC4 as "posh".
In these four "dream-world" essays, Shawn relentlessly attacks art's irrelevance, and the middlebrow approach to art as morally edifying entertainment; no one is spared, least of all himself: "Well then, what was the outcome?
Near the very end, McDonald finally turns his attention to the whole history of middlebrow North American culture in the past century, and how that interacts with rock music, criticism and fandom.
For less than the price of a Whopper, you could hang out in a sophisticated middlebrow lounge/ office for hours on end.
They bang on about young people from their largely white, middle-class, middlebrow enclave with plenty of the middle-aged at the top, but up in Middleham Johnston employs 135 staff with a mind-boggling range of class, colour, nationality and ability - a sociologist's dream sample of divergent youthful humanity.
Another important decision was to broaden the market and appeal of Aga, which at the time had become shorthand for a whole genre of middlebrow literature, the "Aga sagas" of novelist Joanna Trollope.
I suspect that he was too busy with other duties to visit Middlebrow often.
Myles Weber, author of Middlebrow Annoyances: American Drama in the 21st Century, teaches English at Winona State University in Minnesota.
There's no guarantee that academy voters will go for combination critical/mass audience favorites over the middlebrow dramas they so doggedly seem to prefer.
In the second part of the book, novels and books of moral instruction as well as their advertisement are discussed; in the third part, periodicals; Part 4 includes cartoons, pamphlets, and journals; Part 5, middlebrow books sold through subscription book clubs, and the fad and fashion of popular psychology that accounted for leading best sellers; Part 6 takes into account niche marketing and audience segmentation influence in designing eclectic theologies responsible for productions of self-help as well as the American Bible Society's teen bibles targeting consumers of magazines.
Everyone involved in this film is of the highest possible calibre, but their combined and formidable talents could not annul my queasiness that the question of Nazi war guilt and the death camps had been reimagined in terms of a middlebrow sentimental-erotic fantasy.