A Contribution to the Definition of the Concept of Popular Culture: An Empirical Inquiry into the Epistemological Shortcomings of Popular Conceptions about Pretrial Detention in Serbia
Keywords:popular culture, Serbia, pretrial detention, power, communication
In an attempt to ascertain the functionality of certain definitions of the concept of popular culture, or rather, to point out certain methodological options for the study of popular culture through analyzing certain popular conceptions, I have sought out those areas of social life which are under-represented in popular culture. I consider their avoidance symptomatic, worthy of attention and suitable for analysis. Discovering pretrial confinement as one such neglected area or topic, and trying to indirectly discover what might be the cause of this, I have analyzed and systematized those of its characteristics and elements which do not fulfill the requirements of the syndrome of popularity as it is typically understood.
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