What Is This "Black" in Black Popular Culture?

  title={What Is This "Black" in Black Popular Culture?},
  author={Stuart Hall},
  journal={Social Justice},
I BEGIN WITH A QUESTION: WHAT SORT OF MOMENT IS THIS IN WHICH TO POSE THE question of black popular culture? These moments are always conjunctural. They have their historical specificity; and although they always exhibit similarities and continuities with the other moments in which we pose a question like this, they are never the same moment. And the combination of what is similar and what is different defines not only the specificity of the moment, but the specificity of the question, and… 

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