Way of life and the cultural consumption of social classes in Slovak society
In this article we use survey data to test three arguments on the relationship between social stratification and the way of life (including cultural consumption): „homology“, „individualisation“ and „omnivore – univore“ arguments. The conclusion of our analysis is the relationship of social stratification and the way of life (including cultural consumption) in Slovak society is currently best characterized by the class homology argument. Thus, it can be said that members of basic social classes as well as people with different socio-economic status live by separate, different ways of life, which also include different ways of their cultural consumption. It can reasonably be assumed that the different ways of life of members of social classes and status groups not only share their specific characteristics but also contribute to the definition of their social position (including the definition of symbolic boundaries between them) and their interrelations in the system of class and status order of the Slovak society.
Katedra sociologie, Univerzita Hradec Králové, Filozofická fakulta, náměstí Svobody 331, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
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