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Definitions of Popular Culture

John Storey (Cultural Studies Professor) offers six different definitions of popular culture. It is

  1. It is a culture that is widely favoured or liked.
  2. It is whatever is left after you substracted "high culture."
  3. It can be defined as commercial objects that are produced for mass consumption by non-discriminating consumers.
  4. It is folk culture and is created by the people (authentic) as opposed to commercial enterprises.
  5. It is partly imposed on by the dominant classes, but the subordinate classes decide what to keep or discard.
  6. The distinction between "authentic" and "commercial" is blurred.

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