How Cultural Tastes Shape Personal Networks

  title={How Cultural Tastes Shape Personal Networks},
  author={Omar Lizardo},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={778 - 807}
  • Omar Lizardo
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Economics
  • American Sociological Review
This article examines the relationship between different forms of cultural taste and the density of social contacts across alternative types of network relations classified by average tie strength. The author builds on Bourdieu's ([1986] 2001) classic statement on the “forms of capital” (economic, social, and cultural) and the conversion dynamics among them, and on DiMaggio's (1987) connection between cultural tastes and sociability. He hypothesizes that (1) in addition to cultural tastes being… 

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