Musical distinctions in England – Understanding cultural homology and omnivourism through a methods comparison
journal contributionposted on 2018-02-20, 15:55 authored by Adrian LeguinaAdrian 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.
This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council [ES/J500094/1].
- Social Sciences
- Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies
Published inBMS Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/ Bulletin de Methodologie Sociologique
Pages28 - 45
CitationLEGUINA, 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.
PublisherSAGE Publications © The Author
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NotesCopyright © 2015 (The Authors). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. The definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0759106315572563.