Posted: January 4th, 2016

How would you employ conceptual writing about taste (by Bourdieu and/or other writers relevant to this module) in an analysis of the cultural hierachies that operate in the context of fashion?

Please refer to the following core reading.
1. Pierre Bourdieu, ‘A Grand Bourgeois’, ‘A Young Executive’ and ‘A Baker’s
Wife’, from Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
(Harvard UP 1984)
2. Tim Edensor & Steve Millington ‘Illuminations, Class Identities and the Contested Landscapes of Christmas’ in Sociology, (2009) vol. 43, no. 3 103 – 121.
3. Sian Lincoln, ‘Teenage Girls’ “Bedroom Culture”: Codes versus Zones’, in
Andy Bennett and Keith Kahn-Harris eds, After Subculture: Critical
Studies in Contemporary Youth Culture (Palgrave 2004)
4. Kobena Mercer, ‘Black Hair/Style Politics’, New Formations, No. 3,
Winter 1987 pp. 33 – 54 (Lawrence and Wishart)

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