Our favourite melodies: musical consumption and teenage lifestyles.

@article{Tanner2008OurFM,
  title={Our favourite melodies: musical consumption and teenage lifestyles.},
  author={Jason E. Tanner and Mark M Asbridge and Scot Norman Wortley},
  journal={The British journal of sociology},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={
          117-44
        }
}
The present study explores the determinants and lifestyle correletes of musical preferences among a large sample of high school students in Toronto, Ontario. Our work is informed by theory and research on cultural stratification and adolescent subcultures. In terms of cultural stratification, we engage with Bourdieu's (1984) and Peterson's (1996) conceptualizations of elite taste, while subcultural theory encourages us to focus upon more dissenting tastes and to explore connections between… CONTINUE READING
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