With a little help from my friends: music consumption and networks
journal contributionposted on 20.02.2018, 14:50 by Paul Widdop, Adrian LeguinaAdrian Leguina
It is widely accepted that a shift has occurred in the cultural consumption patterns of those higher in the social strata. Where tastes were based around rules of exclusion, they are now based on openness to a variety of cultures, both esoteric and popular. What is less understood is how an individual’s social networks affect their cultural tastes. Using social survey data on cultural participation, we find that musical consumption is mediated and construed through networks, and these networks play a much more significant role in cultural behaviour than current theoretical frameworks suggest.
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- Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies