The Pop Song: The Epistolary Form of Popular Culture


  • Bojan Žikić Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia



pop song, popular music, popular culture, anthropology, cultural communication


The paper deals with the basic form of contemporary popular music, which is considered from a viewpoint that conceptualizes popular culture as a form of supracultural communication. This perspective differs from earlier anthropological interest in music as, above all, grounded in some form of locality, supposedly traditional and authentic, where in it tries to focus this interest on the meaning of the songs and their reception.


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How to Cite

Žikić, Bojan. 2012. “The Pop Song: The Epistolary Form of Popular Culture”. Etnoantropološki Problemi / Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 7 (2):487-508.

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