Geographic analysis of cultural consumption

Orian Rachel Esther Brook, Paul Joseph Boyle, Robin Timothy Flowerdew

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    Social inequality and patterns of cultural taste and consumption are the subject of a large and complex debate. Recent work has focused on the theories of Bourdieu (cultural capital, cultural consumption) and Weber (social class, social status) in explaining cultural consumption, with some favouring the former (Gayo-Cal et al., 2006), and others the latter (Chan and Goldthorpe, 2005: see also Brook, 2007). From a policy perspective, there is great interest in the extent to which those that attend subsidised arts venues resemble the population: certain groups are thought to be under-represented, and there has been a strong focus on venues increasing their audiences from Black and minority ethnic groups.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnderstanding Population Trends and Processes
    Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Population, Employment, Health and Well-being
    EditorsJohn Stillwell, Paul Norman, Claudia Thomas, Paula Surridge
    ISBN (Print)978-90-481-8750-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameUnderstanding Population Trends and Processes


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