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elitism

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The view that the formation of élites in some sphere is desirable, and that the status and privileges of existing élites are worth protecting. Plato is the most famous advocate of the view ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... The restriction of an activity to a privileged group. Some sports clubs restrict access on the basis of social characteristics and not athletic ability. Such elitism has resulted in the sports being associated with certain social classes and social...

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Current Version:
2014
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Media studies
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32 words

...elitism The disdainful attitude displayed by many critics of tabloid and other forms of popular journalism, according to many of those who produce or consume such media. See also dumbing down...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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2020
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Media studies
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128 words

... 1. ( cultural elitism ) In relation to culture, a typically pejorative term for the assumption that high culture is inherently superior to popular culture or mass culture . Its conservative form is associated with the creation and maintenance of a canon of ‘great works’ and its radical elements with the avant-garde. In either case, it champions what it defines as artistic, intellectual, and creative excellence, and the aesthetic value of taste and ‘discrimination’ with which it associates itself, sometimes criticizing the dumbing down of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Philosophy
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66 words

... The view that the formation of élites in some sphere is desirable, and that the status and privileges of existing élites are worth protecting. Plato is the most famous advocate of the view that government is the job of those who are superior in wisdom, but since people are unlikely to recognize those wiser than themselves, this is not the usual result of democracy...

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A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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232 words

... 1. The belief: that government ought in principle, always and everywhere, to be confined to elites. Rarely a worked‐out doctrine in its own right, more often a piece of unexamined value judgement, or a view which follows from some more general argument in political philosophy, as for example in Plato ’s Republic . 2. The belief: that government is in practice confined to elites; that, following a maxim of Hume , ‘ought implies can’ (in other words, that there is no point in saying that government ought to be controlled by the people if in practice it...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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662 words

...of the aristocrat. Élitism, then, is one of the marks of that type of classless society in which the talented are allowed to rise from any starting position. A thoroughgoing élitism, indeed, while not ostensibly egalitarian, would have to embody a principle of equality of opportunity whereby everyone in a society was free to rise where his or her talents led. In practice, such a principle may lead to a constant levelling-off of outcomes, and to preventing members of élites from giving advantages to their children. Élitism then, if not tempered with a...

elite and elitism

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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...and elitism A minority that possesses a disproportionate share of resources or power within a group or society. The study of elites, their composition, and their behavior is a major focus of political science and political sociology . Elitism is the belief that the existence of an elite is either desirable or inevitable. This view was common in Classical political thought— Plato advocated rule by a select caste of guardians and philosopher kings in his Republic —and it continued well into the nineteenth century. Classical elite theory , however,...

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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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7 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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40 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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40 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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80 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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97 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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50 words
elitism

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Philosophy
The view that the formation of élites in some sphere is desirable, and that the status and privileges of existing élites are worth protecting. Plato is the most famous advocate of the view that ...
Leavisite

Leavisite  

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Literature
Adjective and noun formed from the name of the influential British literary critic F. R. Leavis, typically used as a pejorative reference to an approach to literature and culture associated by ...
Gaetano Mosca

Gaetano Mosca  

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(1858–1941)Italian sociologist. His The Ruling Class (1896) was one of the first detailed statements of the claim that even in a representative democracy there was a small circulating elite which not ...
Japan Advertising Artists Club

Japan Advertising Artists Club  

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(JAAC)(1951–70)This pioneering organization did much to establish Japanese graphic design during the national economic renaissance of the 1950s. In 1951 JAAC held its inaugural poster exhibition in ...
mass culture

mass culture  

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1. Cultural products that are both mass-produced and for mass audiences. Examples include mass-media entertainments—films, television programmes, popular books, newspapers, magazines, popular music, ...
media studies

media studies  

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The academic investigation of the mass media from perspectives such as media sociology, media psychology, media history, media semiotics, and critical discourse analysis. It includes media-specific ...
Stichting Goed Wonen

Stichting Goed Wonen  

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(Good Living Foundation, established 1948)This Dutch foundation was set up to promote well‐designed domestic goods and, like many other contemporary ‘Good Design’ initiatives (See Design Council), ...

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