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On Cultural Criticism and the Aesthetics of Popular Music

Rašeljka KRNIĆ

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APA 6th Edition
KRNIĆ, R. (2006). O KULTURNOJ KRITICI POPULARNE GLAZBE. Društvena istraživanja, 15 (6 (86)), 1127-1149. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
KRNIĆ, Rašeljka. "O KULTURNOJ KRITICI POPULARNE GLAZBE." Društvena istraživanja, vol. 15, no. 6 (86), 2006, pp. 1127-1149. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
KRNIĆ, Rašeljka. "O KULTURNOJ KRITICI POPULARNE GLAZBE." Društvena istraživanja 15, no. 6 (86) (2006): 1127-1149.
KRNIĆ, R. (2006). 'O KULTURNOJ KRITICI POPULARNE GLAZBE', Društvena istraživanja, 15(6 (86)), pp. 1127-1149. Available at: (Accessed 05 December 2020)
KRNIĆ R. O KULTURNOJ KRITICI POPULARNE GLAZBE. Društvena istraživanja [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2020 December 05];15(6 (86)):1127-1149. Available from:
R. KRNIĆ, "O KULTURNOJ KRITICI POPULARNE GLAZBE", Društvena istraživanja, vol.15, no. 6 (86), pp. 1127-1149, 2006. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 05 December 2020]

Popular music as part of popular art is today a dominant
form in music culture. Critics of mass culture and supporters
of elite art often one-sidedly criticise it as a degradation of art
not taking into consideartion its cultural meanings and the
possibility of fulfilling high aesthetic and artistic criteria.
Traditional criticism and its treatment of popular music
indicate the need for a different approach in the research of
this music culture. The first part of the paper discusses the
conditions for the development of popular music, its general
characteristics and the relationship towards high culture. Also
analysed is its symbolic role in creating viewpoints and its
influence on changes of cultural values with special stress on
the theory of subcultures, while the other part of the paper
deals with its criticism and the problem of aesthetic relevance.

popular music; classical music; popular culture; high culture; subculture

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