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Synonyms for vulgarization

the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined

the act of making something attractive to the general public

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Critics opposed such vulgarization of the medieval; yet, as the authors convincingly argue, such popular interest actually enhanced scholars' abilities to study and protect France's medieval heritage.
Then there's what gets described alternately as the ongoing liberation or vulgarization of American culture.
In the diaries, he explains himself in 1963 in a way that amounts to both a defense of poetry and a judgment of the reader: "I write in such a way that my poetry would not be understandable to those who have no need for it, trying in this manner to protect it from vulgarization and extinction.
Announcing the initiative last week, Lyric Opera director William Mason sought to deflect criticism that opera's gesture toward musical theater was a vulgarization of the form.
Linda Dowling, The Vulgarization of Art: The Victorians and Aesthetic Democracy (UP of Virginia, 1996), 133 pp.
Only with a great deal of theoretical vulgarization can NAFTA's advocates lay claim to such potential benefits.
He attributes the abrupt deviation from the long-established traditions to simple vulgarization of city life: money worship, hedonism, and the pursuit of liberty in temperaments accompanied by the booming commercial activities and budding capitalist industries in cities.
The cartoon and the work both parody the very concept of modernity, but in different registers--indicating the faint fissure between vulgarization and artistic value, a territory as thin as a razor's edge but one in which Lavier moves slyly, producing unequaled destabilizing effects.
Kristol adds that "Strauss was an intellectual aristocrat who thought that the truth could make some [emphasis Kristol's] minds free, but he was convinced that there was an inherent conflict between philosophic truth and political order, and that the popularization and vulgarization of these truths might import unease, turmoil and the release of popular passions hitherto held in check by tradition and religion with utterly unpredictable, but mostly negative, consequences.
One important consequence, Bevilacqua believes, of the commercialized vulgarization of eroticism has been the disappearance of "tenderness" in relations between men and women.
Music has been regarded, at least since the Enlightenment, as the most transient and thus most aesthetic of the arts and the least subject to vulgarization.