Inequality and Consumer Practices- Food

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Inequality and Consumer Practices: Food Why the change? Changing expression of symbolic boundaries: Not what you consume, but how (they may just be consuming it in different ways) . o Simply listening to music might not be sufficient for a high status consumer – you have to engage in “ intellectualized appreciation o Peterson and Kern argue the “snob” has been replaced by the “omnivore” (not rejecting Bourdieu, but argue that social hierarchy is being expressed in new ways) Why? o Changing social values (inclusivity, democracy) o “Art world” has changed o Generational change o Globalizing world (more movement) Additional knowledge of cultural tastes o Cosmopolitanism More transnational, more resources You need resources to be a cosmopolitan and travel etc. o Post depression 1920s sees as a time for excess Cultural univore (narrow tastes, poor) vs cultural omnivore (broad tastes, upper class) o
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