publication . Other literature type . Thesis . 2009

Initiations, interactions, cognoscenti: social and cultural capital in the music festival experience

Wilks, Linda Jean;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2009
  • Publisher: The Open University
This thesis explores the role of social and cultural capital in the music festival experience. It does so by gathering observations and post-festival accounts from attendees at three separate music festivals located in England. The data were analysed using Fairclough's approach to critical discourse analysis, resulting in the identification of styles and orders of discourse.\ud \ud Little research, particularly of a qualitative nature, has investigated the roles of cultural taste and social inter-relationships in the music festival experience. Bourdieu's theory of cultural capital and the inter-linked theory of social capital, developed with slightly different e...

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