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Culture, Class, Distinction

Bennett, Tony; Savage, Mike; Silva, Elizabeth; Warde, Alan; Gayo-Cal, Modesto and Wright, David (2009). Culture, Class, Distinction. CRESC: Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. London: Routledge.

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Abstract

Culture, Class, Distinction contributes to international debates regarding the role of cultural capital in relation to modern forms of inequality. Drawing on a national study of the organisation of cultural practices in contemporary Britain, the authors review Bourdieu’s classic study of the relationships between culture and class in the light of subsequent debates.

In doing so they re-appraise the relationships between class, gender and ethnicity, music, film, television, literary, and arts consumption, the organisation of sporting and culinary practices, and practices of bodily and self maintenance. As the most comprehensive account to date of the varied interpretations of cultural capital that have been developed in the wake of Bourdieu’s work, Culture, Class, Distinction offers the first systematic assessment of the relationships between cultural practice and the social divisions of class, gender and ethnicity in contemporary Britain.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-415-42242-6, 978-0-415-42242-0
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 17274
Depositing User: Users 4807 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 13:55
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:37
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17274
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