Disentangling 'Cultural Capital': The Consequences of Cultural and Economic Resources for Taste and Participation

@article{Yaish2012DisentanglingC,
  title={Disentangling 'Cultural Capital': The Consequences of Cultural and Economic Resources for Taste and Participation},
  author={Meir Yaish and Tally Katz-Gerro},
  journal={European Sociological Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={169-185}
}
Most studies of the determinants of cultural capital have used taste or participation as interchangeable indicators of embodied cultural capital. In this article, we propose to treat the two concepts separately. Specifically, we argue that participation is constrained to a larger degree by financial resources than by tastes and to a lesser degree by cultural resources (parental cultural capital, father’s education, and respondent’s education); we further argue that tastes are shaped to a… Expand

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