Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

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Routledge, Apr 15, 2013 - Social Science - 640 pages
First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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It's dated, overlong, and the prose is convoluted; however, the insights into the social construction of taste are thought provoking. Why do we like what we like? How much of our preferences are due ... Read full review

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Contents

TABLES
INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRST EDITION
PART IASocial
The Social Space and Its Transformations
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Class Tastesand LifeStyles
Cultural Goodwill
The Effects ofDomination 8 Culture and Politics Selective Democracy Status and Competence The Right to Speak
Some Reflections on the Method
Complementary Sources 3 Statistical Data
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