20th Century

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20 th  Century o emphasis on American Dream own a home, sign of status o Prohibition Age – associations made between illegal consumptions of  drugs/alcohol and music Associated with people with bad character, associated with blues, jazz,  and rock and roll. Poor people/non-white music. Shunned by upper  class o Blues and Jazz- poor people’s/non-white’s music Became more high brow when blacks went and performed over seas,  French started to appreciate it, then America wanted to do it, white  people started to perform it and it became popular o Creation of new technology expanded access of music to wider  populations Radio, more people can hear it. TV, people can see it being performed.  Changing Highbrow Taste: From Snob to Omnivore Survey study to test peoples appreciation for music Fine arts as a marker of high status Shift from snobbish exclusion to omnivorous appropriation
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