Comparing “Cosmopolitanism”: Taste, Nation and Global Culture in Finland and the UK

@inproceedings{Wright2013ComparingT,
  title={Comparing “Cosmopolitanism”: Taste, Nation and Global Culture in Finland and the UK},
  author={David Wright and Semi Purhonen and Riie Heikkil{\"a}},
  year={2013}
}
This paper adds a comparative perspective to the study of taste, cosmopolitanism and social organisation. Drawing on material provided by two similar projects in the UK and Finland it explores the relationships between national and cosmopolitan taste cultures. Whilst there have been some recent attempts to study taste in a comparative perspective, the weight of sociological inquiry into taste is focussed on specific national spaces, including the France of Bourdieu’s (1984) seminal contribution… CONTINUE READING