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Accounting for Tastes

Accounting for Tastes
Australian Everyday Cultures

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  • Date Published: October 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521635042
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  • Accounting for Tastes was the most systematic and substantial study of Australian cultural tastes, preferences and activities ever published. Taking its inspiration from Pierre Bourdieu's work, this 1999 book examines the relationships between the patterns of participation in the different fields of cultural practice in Australia, and analyses trends of consumption and choice that Australians make in their everyday lives. The book contains detailed examinations of people's cultural choices through a large-scale survey and interviews. It also examines the influence of American culture on Australian choices, and the way work cultures and cultures of friendship affect how Australians choose to spend their leisure time. Accounting for Tastes makes a substantial contribution to the empirical and policy-oriented social inquiry into questions of cultural practices and preferences.

    • The most systematic and detailed study of Australian cultural tastes, preferences and activities ever published
    • Highly readable and incorporates survey results in illustrative formats
    • Based on the highly influential work of Pierre Bourdieu in Lille in the 1970s and the first major work to use his survey as a model since then
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    • Date Published: October 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521635042
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 42 b/w illus. 107 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Theorising cultures
    2. Culture choice and the home
    3. Media culture and the home
    4. Leisure and work
    5. Care of the body, care of the self
    6. Reading by numbers
    7. Music tastes and music knowledge
    8. The united tastes of Australia?
    9. Public/private culture: theory and policy
    10. Conclusion.

  • Authors

    Tony Bennett, The Open University, Milton Keynes

    Michael Emmison, University of Queensland

    John Frow, University of Edinburgh

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