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Accounting for Tastes : Australian Everyday Cultures - Tony Bennett

Accounting for Tastes

Australian Everyday Cultures

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780521635042
Number Of Pages: 328

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Accounting for Tastes is the most systematic and substantial study of Australian cultural tastes, preferences and activities ever published. Taking its inspiration from Pierre Bourdieu's work, this book examines the relationships between the patterns of participation in the different fields of cultural practice in Australia, and analyses trends of consumption and choice that Australians make in their everyday lives. The book contains detailed examinations of people's cultural choices through a large-scale survey and interviews. It also examines the influence of American culture on Australian choices, and the way work cultures and cultures of friendship affect how Australians choose to spend their leisure time. Accounting for Tastes makes a substantial contribution to the empirical and policy-oriented social inquiry into questions of cultural practices and preferences.

Theorising Cultures
Culture Choice and the Home
Media Culture and the Home
Leisure and Work
Care of the Body, Care of the Self
Reading by Numbers
Music Tastes and Music Knowledge
The United Tastes of Australia?
Public Private Culture: Theory and Policy
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521635042
ISBN-10: 0521635047
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48