With a little help from my friends: music consumption and networks

Paul Widdop, Adrian Leguina

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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
Original languageEnglish
JournalUniversidade do Porto, Faculdade de Letras. Sociologia
Issue number2015
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015


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