The omnivore thesis also differs from accounts of cultural consumption as an aspect of lifestyles that is fluid, flexible, and transient, in the sense that consumption patterns are individualized (giddens, 1991), elective, do not reflect well-established communities, and involve short-term commitments (slater, 1997.
Cultural omnivore is a blog about cultural diversity in the arts i write for pleasure and as a way to reflect on local, contemporary arts/cultural happenings that interest me i think of myself as a bit of a ‘cultural omnivore.
The omnivore thesis revisited: voracious cultural consumers oriel sullivan and tally katz-gerro we augment measures of cultural omnivorousness, based theoretically on the breadth. The ‘omnivore thesis’ contends that there is a sector of the population of western countries who do and like a greater variety of forms of culture than previously, and that this broad engagement reflects emerging values of tolerance and undermines snobbery.
Cultural participation in flanders: testing the cultural omnivore thesis with population data alexander vander stichele , rudi laermans catholic university of leuven, centre for sociological research, van evenstraat 2b, b-3000 leuven, belgium available online 14 october 2005 abstract in this article, we use the ‘post-bourdieu’ debate on cultural omnivores as the overall framework for an exploration of patterns in cultural participation within flanders. The omnivore thesis stands in contrast to bourdieu's formulation of homology in cultural stratification, that upper class groups show preference for highbrow culture while lower class groups prefer lowbrow culture. The omnivore thesis revisited: voracious cultural consumers 125 consumption among the rising professional classes, the distribution of leisure time was markedly different.
Using data collected as part of a major study of australian cultural consumption, the article provides a case study of cultural mobility and its class moorings which serves to clarify some of the existing confusions concerning the cultural omnivore. Posted on april 10, 2018 by cultural omnivore posted in cross-cultural projects, dance, identity, intercultural work, music, theatre tagged annalouise paul, contemporary performance, dance, forge, intercultural, marianthe loucataris, multicultural, music, theatre leave a comment.
The omnivore thesis rapidly gained traction as further investigations into contemporary cultural taste and practice identified it as a plausible description of how social position and cultural preferences had become realigned in a period of apparently rapid cultural change. Read more about the omnivore thesis categories aboriginal arts/culture arts education commentary cross-arts projects theory and reflections around homogenous culture, economic structures, resistance, systems of learning, illegal detention, invasion, collective depression 2018 by cultural omnivore posted in aboriginal arts/culture. Race and ethnicity, cultural omnivore thesis, cultural consumption, foodie culture the global omnivore: identifying musical taste groups in austria, england, israel and serbia this research offers a unique opportunity to revisit the omnivore hypothesis under a unified method of cross-national analysis. Essential reading for students of cultural sociology many texts in this subfield of sociology, including the one in which the omnivore thesis emerged, reference gans’s discussion gans engages with hotly debated issues such as mass culture thesis, highbrow and popular culture distinction, taste cultures, etc.
We augment measures of cultural omnivorousness, based theoretically on the breadth of cultural tastes, with a new but related dimension of voraciousness this reflects a ‘quantitative’ dimension of leisure consumption based upon both the range and the frequency of leisure participation.