The concept of omnivorousness has become influential in the sociologies of culture and consumption, cited variously as evidence of altered hierarchies in cultural participation and as indicative of broader socio-cultural changes the ' omnivore thesis' contends that there is a sector of the population of. High-status repertoires within the main academic discourse of culture and class in north america, pierre bourdieu's highbrow thesis and richard peterson's omnivore thesis have provided somewhat conflicting explanations for how cultural practices, such as sports, signify class boundaries pierre bourdieu (1991 ) and his. Hand, lópez sintas and garcía álvarez (2002) have applied the omnivore thesis in classifying spanish into classes according to their lifestyle they define non- consumers simply as 'no cultural consumption class', whereas other classes are popular class, highbrow class and omnivore class exclusive taste derived from. This study explores cultural dispositions and consumption practices of cultural omnivores whose tastes align with those of high-status people in the us segment by applying the thesis of omnivorous taste, which unarguably is the most definite cultural consumption trend to emerge since the late. And everyday cultural practices nevertheless, given the continuing role of culture in the inter-generational transmission of economic and social inequalities, they also call for policies to promote cultural “omnivorousness” and tackle disengagement keywords: cultural participation, omnivore thesis. Cultural participation in flanders: testing the cultural omnivore thesis with population data alexander vander stichele , rudi laermans catholic university of leuven, centre for sociological research van evenstraat 2b, b- 3000 leuven, belgium available online 14 october 2005 abstract in this article, we use the. Most of the initial theoretical developments in the study of culture consumption were intended to explain audience segmentation in the fine arts realm under the ' cultural capital' paradigm developed by pierre bourdieu this paradigm shift has led to the current dominance of the 'omnivore thesis' in the.
This now well-worn thesis, originating in cultural omnivore is constitutive of a pluralist shift in cultural consumption (vice, 2015) as omnivore instead, they reflect on, in different ways, the power and potency of new modes of cultural display which might generate distinctive stakes and oppositions which we need to. Abstract we augment measures of cultural omnivorousness, based theoretically on the breadth of cultural tastes, with a new but related dimension of voraciousn. 232 the cultural omnivore although still immensely influential within the research field, bourdieu's inquiries have caused controversy regarding the role of cultural tastes in processes pertaining to social stratification adherents of what has come to be known as the 'omnivore thesis' represent the most persistent. Music consumption to assess music consumption patterns, respondents were asked a series of questions relating to their music activities in the last 12 months ( 1 = yes, 0 = no) the omnivore thesis rests on the assumption of consuming a variety of music that cross cuts the perceived link of culture and social stratification.
This is the version before proofreading and final corrections were made, please refer to the published version for citation (available on googlebooks) the cultural omnivore thesis: methodological aspects of the debate for handbook of sociology of arts and culture, hanquinet, l and savage, m (eds) irmak karademir. This trend was re- confirmed when the hypothesis was tested again with 1992 data (peterson and kern 1996) the omnivorous trend seemed to challenge bourdieu's (1984) thesis that the elite distance themselves from the cultural preferences of the lower class peterson and kern (1996) suggest several. 2016, with warde, a, 'the cultural omnivore thesis: methodological aspects of the debate”, international handbook of sociology of art and culture, ed by laurie hanquinet, mike savage, routledge, ny • 2015 'cultural omnivorousness' in, oxford bibliographies in sociology, new york: oxford university press • 2014.
'cultural omnivore thesis' the main thrust of this argument is that contemporary ' elites' no longer use highbrow taste to demonstrate their cultural distinction, but are better characterised as inclusive 'omnivores', happy to consume both high and low culture although originally detected only in us musical tastes, the omnivore. I sat next to a stranger and asked about the earlier sessions i'd missed “ challenging” came the response when i prodded a little she said something like “white people were talked about a lot” and made a sweeping circular gesture that framed her face - fair-skinned, light-haired her discomfort was evident.
The omnivore thesis stands in contrast to bourdieu's formulation of homology in cultural stratification, that upper class groups show preference for highbrow culture while lower class groups prefer lowbrow culture the omnivore thesis also differs from accounts of cultural consumption as an aspect of. About the alleged social change involved in the omnivore thesis and declare support for bourdieu and the notion of cultural capital (for a comprehensive overview, see peterson 2005)2 on closer reading, however, i find that some contributions with- in the latter tradition draw debatable conclusions on cultural taste and. The omnivore thesis in a series of articles that attracted attention and have stimulated international research, peterson and his colleagues (peterson and simkus 1992 peterson and kern 1996 peterson 2002, 2005) argued that members of the upper class in the united states, who formerly had been defined as cultural.
The omnivore thesis revisited: voracious cultural consumers o sullivan, t katz- gerro european sociological review 23 (2), 123-137, 2006 208, 2006 applying practice theory to the study of consumption: theoretical and methodological considerations b halkier, t katz-gerro, l martens journal of consumer culture 11. Most contemporary researchers frame the omnivore thesis as a surprising and unexpected empirical pattern given the context of particular interpretations of bourdieu's work on class and lay aesthetics, which allegedly proposes a clear- cut division between the fine arts and popular culture, and thus suggests that cultural. Changes result in the shifting, or, as some argue, the erosion of esthetic boundaries, and the rise of the cultural omnivore – someone change is most evident in the younger cohorts peterson's thesis on omnivorousness has spurred researchers all over the world to empirically test this supposed shift from snob to omnivore.
That this shift from snob to omnivore relates to status-group politics influ- enced by changes in social structure, values, art-world sons shun cultural expressions that are not seen as elevated (lynes 1954 levine 1988 his dissertation, which explores the relationships between cultural capital and social stigma ac. In this article, we use the 'post-bourdieu' debate on cultural omnivores as the overall framework for an exploration of patterns in cultural participation within flanders the data stem from the 2002 and 2003 survey of the department for planning and statistics of the flemish government latent class analysis yielded a. The relationship between omnivorous orientation and variables such as education, age, gender, class, ethnicity, and race has been analyzed in many different national contexts and cultural fields the omnivore thesis is extremely important for contemporary cultural theory because it pushes researchers to. The concept of omnivorousness has become influential in the sociologies of culture and consumption, cited variously as evidence of altered hierarchies in cultural participation and as indicative of broader socio-cultural changes the ' omnivore thesis' contends that there is a sector of the population of western countries who.