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Emerging forms of cultural capital

Prieur, Annick and Savage, Mike (2013) Emerging forms of cultural capital. European Societies, 15 (2). pp. 246-267. ISSN 1461-6696

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Abstract

This paper takes stock of recent research on patterns of cultural engagement in various European nations, with specific reference to British and Danish research. It argues that Bourdieu's original theorisation of cultural capital in ‘Distinction’ needs to be significantly updated to register the decline of ‘highbrow’ culture which these studies reveal. However, we argue that this shift does not entail the erosion of cultural capital itself, or the rise of the ‘cultural omnivore’, so much as the emergence of a form of ‘cosmopolitan cultural capital’. We argue that this emerging cultural capital can be associated with the partial creation of a European field and testifies to the continued stakes of cultural engagement today.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/reus20
Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Projects: R000239801
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 08:38
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/49655/

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