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Current Reading: Distinction: A Social Critique of the judgement of taste : Pierre Bourdieu

La Distinction is considered to be one of the ten most important books of the sociology of the 20th century.La Distinction is considered to be one of the ten most important books of the sociology of the 20th century.

I like snobs. They are too funny. You have to be amused by someone who takes invented values and treats them like they are the very meaning of life. A snob's commitment to the vissicitudes of taste, status and social hierarchy is after all, a romantic pursuit, and ultimately an exercise as poetic as it is futile.

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Taste is a dictatorship.

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