is an important book, and a challenging one. Its wide-ranging examination of the integration of high culture into popular entertainment offers rich and provocative insights into the changing dynamics of taste, value, culture, and consumption. Just the kind of critical rethinking of earlier perspectives that cultural studies now badly needs." Tony Bennett, the Open University
A collection of newly commissioned essays exploring this cultural formation across disciplines & media - from film, television, & interior design/material culture to publishing, music, & museum exhibition.