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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 is the most systematic and substantial study of Australian cultural tastes, preferences and activities ever published. While based on the findings of a survey, the book also includes transcripts from interviews where respondents talk freely about what governs their tastes and preferences in home furnishings, music, books, sports, television programs, and art. It is a book that 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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