Retrospective Cultural Consecration in Popular Music

  title={Retrospective Cultural Consecration in Popular Music},
  author={Vaughn Schmutz},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1510 - 1523}
  • Vaughn Schmutz
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • History
  • American Behavioral Scientist
Acts of cultural consecration set sacred cultural producers and products apart from their profane counterparts. Some acts of consecration occur retrospectively, such as Allen and Lincoln’s examination of the retrospective cultural consecration of American films. In this article, the author extends Allen and Lincoln’s findings to the field of popular music by considering the effects of popular, professional, and critical reception on the likelihood that a popular music album was retrospectively… 

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