midcult

mid·cult

 (mĭd′kŭlt′)
n.
A form of intellectual and artistic culture that has qualities of high culture and mass culture without being either.

midcult

(ˈmɪdˌkʌlt)
n
middlebrow culture
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Even the formidable Dwight Macdonald names Edna Ferber on the first page of his notorious "Masscult and Midcult" (1960); in his equally inflammatory "By Cozzens Possessed" he invokes Edna Ferber, not midcult, as a shorthand for the middlebrow style.
A decade later, however, this indulgent attitude changed: the same phenomenon was reanimated and harshly criticized in the essay Masscult and Midcult by American critic Dwight Macdonald.
A seminal takedown of "middlebrow" culture may be found in Dwight Macdonald, "Masscult & Midcult," in Macdonald's Against the American Grain (375).
The fact that their complaints circulated widely in the very midcult worlds Macdonald condemned was proof that trenchant criticism had found a place within the organs of mass culture.
La cultura alta e il midcult possono aiutarsi a vicenda, sdoganando l'una verso un pubblico di non addetti ai lavori, e rendendo l'altro fruibile anche in chiave scolastica e accademica (si pensi a Il formaggio e i vermi di Carlo Ginzburg, a Baudolino di Umberto Eco).
He discusses early critiques and aesthetic statements, Macdonald at Partisan Review, Politics and culture, a theory of mass culture, and masscult and midcult.
13) El concepto de middlebrow, o midcult, se referia al nivel intermedio entre las revistas de distribucion en masa y las de cultura "elevada" de la elite.
The announcement amounted to nothing less than a sneak attack on the whole idea of beach reading--and on the intelligentsia's perception of [Winfrey] as the Queen of Midcult.
It's midcult disguised as masscult, but Talulla Rising fails to totally satisfy either cultural polarity--too silly to take as completely serious, too competently written to dismiss.
As Dwight MacDonald declares in his famous essay "Masscult & Midcult," New England has been "pushed aside by history," left to "dwindl[e] to provincial gentility" (MacDonald 1962, 34-35).
Midcult intrudes upon high culture, as this argument goes, borrows its best ideas, and overwhelms it by turning these to debased and commercial purposes.
Pero no resulta muy convincente a la hora de defender un kitsch barroco comparable al midcult del XIX y al masscult del XX, tal como lo desarrollan los trabajos clasicos de Clement Greenberg (Vanguardia y kitsch) y de Dwight Macdonald (Masscult and midcult).