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Theory BLEG: Consumption Communities and Cultural Capital

Today’s post is a blog beg. I first forwarded the following naked question at the USIH Facebook page a few days ago. But here I offer more context (or textiles, to follow a clothing metaphor) and a connected concern. The question: Beyond Daniel Boorstin himself, where have you seen the best critical discussion of his idea of “consumption communities”?* In addition, I’m particularly interested in any past historical-theoretical discussions linking Bourdieu’s idea of cultural capital to Boorstin’s theoretical tool (which prominently appeared in The Americans: The Democratic Experience). The links seem, to me, fairly straightforward: Boorstin first defined a consumption Read more