Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sticky tastes: The importance of cohort music preferences
by Ritchey, Andrew Joseph, M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011, 48; 1497631
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Perrin, Andrew
Commitee: Andrews, Kenneth, Kurzman, Charles
School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department: Sociology
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Music
Keywords: Cohort, Culture, Music, Sociology, Stickiness, Taste
Publication Number: 1497631
ISBN: 9781124818276
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