Culture Wars in Denmark

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In the 1960s high and low culture were brought into sharp conflict i Denmark. In 1961 a Ministry of Culture was established for the first time. The first minister of culture, the social democrat Julius Bomholt, saw art and culture as an important part of education for democracy that should be made available to everyone. The general public, however, raised demands for more popular and relaxing entertainment. The confrontation between the cultural elite and popular opinion escalated to a series of veritable culture wars.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Cultural HIstory of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975
EditorsTania Ørum, Jesper Olsson
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationLeiden & Boston
PublisherBrill
Publication date2016
Pages106-111
ISBN (Print)9789004310490
ISBN (Electronic)9789004310506
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesAvant Garde Critical Studies
Volume32
ISSN1387-3008

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