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  1. Implications of Matthew Arnold's view • The world can be divided into the "cultured" and the "uncultured" • Or the civilised and the uncivilised • "Culture" and "civilisation", the domains of the educated (and wealthy), are superior to the "anarchy" of the "raw and uncultivated masses" • Thus, "culture" is class-dependent • And only available to the upper classes

  2. Cultural Studies looks at... • Relations of culture and power • Particularly, power inequalities related to race, class, gender, colonialism • Role of symbols (language, visual images) in creating meaning • Particularly as related to power issues