TD 301 Jan23 - Taste(s:•Connected to/shaped by social...

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Unformatted text preview: 1-23-08Taste(s):•Connected to/shaped by social positioning•A key theorist: Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002), French sociologist•Wrote Distinction: A social critique of the judgment of TasteCultural Capital:•Coined by Bourdieu (who was influenced by Marx and many others)•Builds on a notion of financial capital & its relation to power/ Those who have the most money have the most power•Refers to an idea of wealth based on social status or education, not necessarily money•Context specific; what “counts” as cultural capital is usually determined by those in power in a given context•Depends on what circle your in and how they view youJust a Few Cultural Capital Examples:•Cocktail party language & Name dropping•Whatever t is that makes you cool•“I’m cultured because I’ve read the classics”•People in internet communities performing “insider knowledge”•“Street cred”•Clothes, literacy•Can obtain cultural capital over timeSo why not brush up our Shakespeare?So why not brush up our Shakespeare?...
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