A social space approach to analyze patterns of cultural consumption in Flanders

01 January 2012 → 31 October 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
correspondence analysis cultural participation field Bourdieu arts
Project description

This project wants to contribute to the literature dealing with the relationship between cultural practices and social stratification and aims at understanding how fields of cultural consumption are socially structured anno 2011. A first aim is to analyze whether Flanders can be characterized by individualization, homology or omnivorousness by using Multiple Correspondence Analysis. A second aim is to investigate empirically to what extent principles of classification and processes of distinction are similar or different across the different cultural subfields, c.q. plastic arts, film and traveling.