Per my discussion in the Monday section today about the move that Stuart Hall and subsequent scholars made to justify the study of popular culture: here's a link to the post on my personal blog about the highbrow vs. lowbrow binary — and the lasting effect it has on America's view of itself and its culture.
Participation! Read the Van Wyck Brooks essay linked there. What do you think about his perspective on American culture? Do we still divide the culture between this binary? For what purpose — what work is that doing, and for whom?