Jazzed up, brassed off: Sociale differentiatie in patronen van muzikale genrevoorkeuren


  • Eijck,Koen van




Peterson's thesis on cultural omnivores is tested using a large sample from the Dutch population. Musical preferences are used as an indicator of cultural taste. The findings show that the number of different musical genres appreciated by members of different status groups differs only with regard to those that respondents like at least 'more or less', not with regard to the favorite genres. As Peterson predicted, members from higher status groups tend to be more omnivorous than those from lower status groups, although the difference is rather small. In addition, a factor model is estimated to see if clusters of appreciated musical genres can be found. Interpretable clusters of genres can be distinguished, even among the so-called omnivores, who turn out to comprise a specific fraction of the higher status groups. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Eijck,Koen van