História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
DOMINGUES, Petrônio. Popular culture: the construction of a concept of historiographic production. História [online]. 2011, vol.30, n.2, pp. 401-419. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742011000200019.
The purpose of this article is to raise a discussion on the construction of the concept of popular culture. Also brief notes will be made concerning the concept of "black popular culture". The central idea here is to show that, in the production of historical knowledge, it is a consolidated trend to question the essentialists' delimitations that separate popular and erudite or elite culture into tight compartments.
Keywords : Culture; Popular; Black population; African Diaspora.