Cultural tastes and practices vary among people in different social positions. But this variation is not random. There is some regularity to patterns of cultural taste and practice across the social strata. Sociologist Aaron Reeves presents three possible explanations in this research summary published on ArtsProfessional.
Aaron Reeves conducted a research to understand social class, social status and education, and their relative effects on arts attendance and arts participation. His study revealed that while arts attendance (or ‘consumption’) is related to social status and social class, how arts participation (or ‘production’) is not. Reeves also explains why income has become a strong predictor of cultural taste. Read the original article on the ArtsProfessional website.