Culture is ordinary
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"Culture is ordinary" is a dictum by Raymond Williams originally formulated in 1958.
Fom the incipit:
- "Culture is ordinary: that is the first fact. Every human society has its own shape, its own purposes, its own meanings. Every human society expresses these, in institutions, and in arts and learning. The making of a society is the finding of common meanings and directions, and its growth is an active debate and amendment under the pressures of experience, contact, and discovery, writing themselves into the land."
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