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Title: Musical distinctions in England – Understanding cultural homology and omnivourism through a methods comparison
Authors: Leguina, Adrian
Keywords: Musical taste
Homology
Omnivourism
Methods comparison
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications © The Author
Citation: LEGUINA, A., 2015. Musical distinctions in England – Understanding cultural homology and omnivourism through a methods comparison. Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Methodologie Sociologique, 126 (1), pp.28-45.
Abstract: P. Bourdieu’s homology thesis and R. A. Peterson’s cultural omnivourism have particularly captured the attention of scholars on cultural stratification. Research has supported one hypothesis, the other, or both simultaneously. Meanwhile, a question remains unanswered: do different statistical methods offer consistent results? This article reviews and compares several methodological frameworks published over the last 30 years. The wide range of alternatives has sometimes generated contradictory results. English musical taste and distaste indicators from the Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion project (CCSE) are analysed. Through direct comparison of statistical methods, it is demonstrated that results are consistent and complementary. Moreover, it is argued that there is no ideal methodological blueprint.
Description: Copyright © 2015 (The Authors). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. The definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0759106315572563.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council [ES/J500094/1].
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0759106315572563
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31937
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0759106315572563
ISSN: 0759-1063
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