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Pragmatica do Gosto

Abstract : The paper considers the problems facing the sociology of culture with respect to taste. It focuses primarily to the case of music and its various genres but also includes comparisons with other objects of passion such as cookery and wine, or sport. Various studies have convincingly proved the over-determined nature of tastes, their function as markers of social differences and identities, their ritualized functioning, relations of domination between high culture and popular culture, etc. The paper draws on inquiries on different forms of attachment. It aims at steering the sociology of taste away from such a critical conception, that has become dominant, in which taste is conceived only as a passive social game and real practices are reduced to their hidden social determinants. Taste is first and foremost a problematical modality of attachment to the world. "Amateurs" are competent, active and productive; they constantly transform objects and works, performances and tastes. In terms of this pragmatic conception taste can be analysed as a reflexive activity, "corporated", framed, collective, equipped and simultaneously producing the competencies of an amateur and the repertoire of objects that she/he values.
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Antoine Hennion. Pragmatica do Gosto. Desigualdade & Diversidade, 2011, pp.253-277. ⟨hal-00652956⟩



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