Taste, snobbery and distinction on the periphery of European bourgeois hierarchies

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This is a chapter based on a conference lecture given at a conference on Bourdieu and the idea of 'taste' in an art school/theory setting. In this chapter I try to identify the main traits and contradictions encountered in applying Bourdieu's ideas around taste, class, and distinction within a non-European society in which culture is both simultaneously European and also organised as postcolonial and anti-European (as Asian). The collected volume includes many leading names in cultural and art theory from around the globe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Persistence of Taste
Subtitle of host publicationArt, Museums, and Everyday Life After Bourdieu
EditorsMalcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch, Stephen Wilson
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315617299
ISBN (Print)9781138670983
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


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