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Musical distinctions in England – Understanding cultural homology and omnivourism through a methods comparison

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posted on 20.02.2018, 15:55 by Adrian Leguina
P. Bourdieu’s homology thesis and R. A. Peterson’s cultural omnivourism have particularly captured the attention of scholars on cultural stratification. Research has supported one hypothesis, the other, or both simultaneously. Meanwhile, a question remains unanswered: do different statistical methods offer consistent results? This article reviews and compares several methodological frameworks published over the last 30 years. The wide range of alternatives has sometimes generated contradictory results. English musical taste and distaste indicators from the Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion project (CCSE) are analysed. Through direct comparison of statistical methods, it is demonstrated that results are consistent and complementary. Moreover, it is argued that there is no ideal methodological blueprint.

Funding

This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council [ES/J500094/1].

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

BMS Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/ Bulletin de Methodologie Sociologique

Volume

126

Issue

1

Pages

28 - 45

Citation

LEGUINA, A., 2015. Musical distinctions in England – Understanding cultural homology and omnivourism through a methods comparison. Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Methodologie Sociologique, 126 (1), pp.28-45.

Publisher

SAGE Publications © The Author

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

Copyright © 2015 (The Authors). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. The definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0759106315572563.

ISSN

0759-1063

eISSN

2070-2779

Language

en