‘Emerging Cultural Capital and New Forms of Distinction’
Speakers include: Will Atkinson, Joanne Entwistle, Giselinde Kuipers, Omar Lizardo, Annick Prieur, Alan Warde
Thursday 12 September 2013
Time: 9am – 5.30pm
Venue: Room NAB 1.04, LSE New Academic Building
According to many sociologists, cultural snobbery is dead. Taste for “High” culture is no longer a reliable status symbol and instead a new elite of cultural “omnivores” has emerged. However, this workshop aims to explore a very different intellectual current. It examines the possibility that hierarchies of legitimacy may now exist within categories of both high and low culture and, furthermore, that the pursuit of cultural distinction may not just be a matter of what objects are consumed, but the way they are consumed. In particular, the workshop will reflect on the recent findings of the BBC Great British Class Survey, which indicates that there may now be two types of cultural capital: that associated with highbrow taste, and that which the BBC team provocatively term “emerging” cultural capital. We ask, has cultural capital moved on? And does this demand fresh angles of sociological enquiry?
Organisers: Sam Friedman (City University), Laurie Hanquinet (University of York), Andy Miles (University of Manchester), Mike Savage (LSE).
This workshop is open to faculty, researchers and research students but booking is required. Please see programme (PDF).
Please note it is currently fully booked but places may become available, so if you would like to attend do contact them and they will put you on a reserve list: firstname.lastname@example.org.