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Cultural Studies Popular is something that is very hard to define. There are many different variations to the definition of what popular really is. In “Notes on Deconstructing ‘The Popular’”, Stuart Hall asserts his points on what he thinks the popular is and gives his definitions of the grouping. Hall gives 3 central definitions throughout the piece that are all very different, but still define, in their own way, the popular. Hall starts off the piece by giving his first definition. The first definition he gives is the market definition. In this he states “the things which are said to be ‘popular’ because masses of people listen to them, buy them, read them, consume them, and seem to enjoy them to the full”. This is a very simple definition that makes one see what the most basic principle of the word popular is. One thing we must realize about this definition is that if it is true, then the group of people that is considered to consume popular objects is so big that it encompasses most of society. The study of the popular is very confusing because it keeps shifting between the two poles of pure ‘autonomy’ and total incapsulation. Hall tells us that the first definition of the popular that he gives is not
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2008 for the course COMM 126 taught by Professor Loeffler,toby during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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