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Speaker(s): Professor Philippe Coulangeon, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Laurie Hanquinet
Chair: Professor Mike Savage

Recorded on 16 November 2015 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

A panel of leading international experts discuss whether traditional forms of 'highbrow' cultural capital associated with the dominance of the classical and historical canon are being eclipsed by newer and more fluid kinds of cultural tastes, associated with contemporary music and art, sport, and engaging with the social media and computer games.

Philippe Coulangeon is Director of Research at SNRS, Sciences Po and Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at LSE.

Sam Friedman is (@SamFriedmanSoc) Assistant Professor in Sociology at LSE.

Laurie Hanquinet (@LHanquinet) is Lecturer in Sociology at University of York.

Mike Savage (@MikeSav47032563) is Martin White Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE.

The Department of Sociology at LSE (@LSEsociology) was established in 1904 and remains committed to top quality teaching and leading research and scholarship today.

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