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Potter 1 Is Popular, Popular? Stuart Hall in “Notes on Deconstructing the Popular” attempts to define the vague meaning of the word popular. Through his attempts at describing the real meaning of popular, Hall explains the various connotations and implications that the word can have on our lives and culture. The first definition of popular that Hall describes is the market definition. This definition says that popular culture is just what everyone does or buys and is linked with a domination of the culture industry. Hall disagrees with this definition because this would mean that everyone is just a dupe and is passively accepting the popular culture industry just because it is imposed on them. Furthermore, he states there is no whole or authentic popular culture that lies outside the force of cultural power and domination. Hall states, “I think there is a continuous and necessarily uneven and unequal struggle, by the dominant culture, constantly to disorganize and reorganize popular culture” (233).
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  • Fall '07
  • LOEFFLER,TOBY
  • High culture, Popular culture studies

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