Sociological Imagination - Lecture 1

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  • Cultural Class Analysis and Comedy
    • The Cultural Omnivore
      • Peterson and Kern, 1996
      • Points to the increasing eclecticism of those with high status in their cultural consumption
      • Move from narrowly defined tastes to open mindedness
    • The Philosophy of Humour
      • Theories...
        • Relief (Freud)
        • Superiority (Hobbes)
        • Incongruity (Kant)
    • Comedy as an industry had its roots in 'lowbrow', WC entertainment
      • Music Hall
      • Variety
      • Television Sitcoms
      • Stand Up
    • Eddie Izzard
      • Most popular comedian across all cultural capital groups
      • Importance of subjective response by the audience
      • Rather than an objectified attribute of the performer
    • Low Cultural Capital
      • Amusement
      • Relaxation
      • Escapism
      • Observation  of everyday
    • High Cultural Capital
      • Resoncnce
      • Politically legitimate

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