Pop Culture Vs High Culture

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“A high culture is the self-consciousness of a society”, Roger Scruton stated this in ‘The Guardian’ (1). Scruton goes on to state that, “It contains the works of art, literature, scholarship and philosophy that establish a shared frame of reference among educated people” (1). High culture drastically varies from Pop culture or ‘low culture’ as mentioned by Mr. Scruton. Pop culture would comprise of a culture which is generalized to the masses, highly entertaining to the young society and articles that are easy to understand. The latter is disputably more sophisticated, knowledgeably more challenging and intrinsically pleasing. For example, the pop culture includes famous trends such as online gaming, sports, fashion, movies and various other aspects; whereas, high culture contains a specific set of activities that set this culture apart from others, such as opera, royal parties, cruising, horse races, golf, fine dining and various other activities. To the public, pop culture is a mode in which multiple diverse societies meet on a common cultural ground. The elite however tend to have a much more distinct culture from the common society that sets them apart as sophisticated, disciplined and superior. High culture is often referred to fine arts, classical music and opera, poetry, etc. whereas, pop culture consists of pop music, Hollywood/ Western-modern soap operas and so on. High culture is considered more important for a society than pop culture because it teaches people
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