The Puzzle of Women ’ s “ Highbrow ” Culture Consumption : Integrating Gender and Work into Bourdieu ’ s Class Theory of Taste

@inproceedings{Lizardoa2005ThePO,
  title={The Puzzle of Women ’ s “ Highbrow ” Culture Consumption : Integrating Gender and Work into Bourdieu ’ s Class Theory of Taste},
  author={Omar Lizardoa},
  year={2005}
}
  • Omar Lizardoa
  • Published 2005
The fact that women are more likely than men to participate in traditional high status leisure activities constitutes one of the most consistent findings in the empirical study of cultural choice. Most explanations of this phenomenon point to the role of early socialization and society-wide cultural norms, but surprisingly, the more proximate influence of labor force participation and embeddedness in gendered occupational cultures has not been empirically explored. In this paper I fill this gap… CONTINUE READING

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