Tastes for cultural products, including music, set up and reinforce boundaries for social interaction. This study tests the "stickiness" of musical tastes based on cohort relative to tastes based on age category. Using data from five waves of the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, this paper shows that while cohort tastes may vary over time, they are much more consistent than age-based tastes. I argue for the possible importance of music to identity and suggest that lifelong cohort tastes are often established in adolescence and young adulthood.
|Commitee:||Andrews, Kenneth, Kurzman, Charles|
|School:||The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Music|
|Keywords:||Cohort, Culture, Music, Sociology, Stickiness, Taste|
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