Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
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© 2022 Breelyn Mangold
This collection of essays seeks to investigate cultural hierarchy in American life. The first essay uncovers the history of lowbrow and highbrow categorizations. The next revisits the moral panic around video games and argues for an optimistic approach to the potentials of gaming. The final explains the complex history between the literary world and fanfiction. The essays assert that rather than evaluating the merits of art and media, these classifications reinforce a hegemonic cultural identity.
Mangold, Breelyn, "Below You: Essays on Cultural Hierarchy" (2022). Scripps Senior Theses. 1799.
Available for download on Saturday, May 04, 2024
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.