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Book Chapter

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Publication Title

Radiohead and Philosophy




[First paragraph]
“The Culture Industry.” Does that phrase make you as uncomfortable as it makes me? Culture shouldn’t be an industry; it should be something natural and organic. Culture is our communal history and legacy; the context in which we learn and grow, and to which we may contribute. In the past, our culture might have consisted of the stories we learned as children, the songs we all sang together, perhaps traditional clothing or dances. In some sense, it’s hard to imagine today.

Original Publication Citation

Wittkower, D. E. (2009). Everybody Hates Rainbows. In B. W. Forbes & G. A. Reisch (Eds.), Radiohead and Philosophy (pp. 123-134). Chicago: Open Court.

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