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From minor to major: social mobility and cultural dissonance

Stijn Daenekindt (UGent) and Henk Roose (UGent)
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Omnivorousness—a concept referring to the appreciation of a wide variety of cultural genres—has been associated with cultural tolerance or cosmopolitanism of the upper social strata. Building on a large-scale survey in Belgium, we find that social mobility is related to combining musical genres from different brow-levels. Interestingly, boundary-crossing behavior is not only characteristic for higher social positions, but also manifests itself in lower social strata, as both upwardly as well as downwardly socially mobile individuals include practices characteristic for the social position of origin and destination in their cultural profile. The omnipresence of this ‘cultural dissonance’ questions the idea that tolerance or cosmopolitanism are exclusive characteristics of higher social strata and that boundary-crossing per se functions as a status-marker.
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Cultural dissonance, cultural profiles., listening behavior, social mobility, omnivorousness

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Daenekindt, Stijn, and Henk Roose. “From Minor to Major: Social Mobility and Cultural Dissonance.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2013 : Interrogating Inequality, Abstracts, 2013.
APA
Daenekindt, S., & Roose, H. (2013). From minor to major: social mobility and cultural dissonance. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2013 : Interrogating Inequality, Abstracts. Presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2013 : Interrogating Inequality, New York, NY, USA.
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Daenekindt, Stijn, and Henk Roose. 2013. “From Minor to Major: Social Mobility and Cultural Dissonance.” In American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2013 : Interrogating Inequality, Abstracts.
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Daenekindt, Stijn, and Henk Roose. 2013. “From Minor to Major: Social Mobility and Cultural Dissonance.” In American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2013 : Interrogating Inequality, Abstracts.
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Daenekindt S, Roose H. From minor to major: social mobility and cultural dissonance. In: American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2013 : Interrogating Inequality, Abstracts. 2013.
IEEE
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S. Daenekindt and H. Roose, “From minor to major: social mobility and cultural dissonance,” in American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2013 : Interrogating Inequality, Abstracts, New York, NY, USA, 2013.
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  abstract     = {{Omnivorousness—a concept referring to the appreciation of a wide variety of cultural genres—has been associated with cultural tolerance or cosmopolitanism of the upper social strata. Building on a large-scale survey in Belgium, we find that social mobility is related to combining musical genres from different brow-levels. Interestingly, boundary-crossing behavior is not only characteristic for higher social positions, but also manifests itself in lower social strata, as both upwardly as well as downwardly socially mobile individuals include practices characteristic for the social position of origin and destination in their cultural profile. The omnipresence of this ‘cultural dissonance’ questions the idea that tolerance or cosmopolitanism are exclusive characteristics of higher social strata and that boundary-crossing per se functions as a status-marker.}},
  author       = {{Daenekindt, Stijn and Roose, Henk}},
  booktitle    = {{American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2013 : Interrogating Inequality, Abstracts}},
  keywords     = {{Cultural dissonance,cultural profiles.,listening behavior,social mobility,omnivorousness}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  location     = {{New York, NY, USA}},
  title        = {{From minor to major: social mobility and cultural dissonance}},
  year         = {{2013}},
}