Popular culture reconsidered

Discusses the notion of popular culture, especially that of Europe and North America, in the historiography of culture of the late 1970's and 1980's. Definitions of "popular" (for example, which social classes should be included) were not agreed upon, nor was it clear why other terms, such as "local religion," might not sometimes have been more appropriate than "popular culture." Nor was the notion of "culture" always clear, bearing in mind its conventional reference to literature, art, and music.