Classical music and the status game

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Joseph Bensman, associate professor of sociology at City College of the City University of New York, is currently a visiting professor at the University of Leicester, England. He has worked in advertising research and with youth agencies as well as in government consulting. His most recent book isDollars and Sense: Ideologies, Ethics and the Meaning of Work in Profit and Non-Profit-Making Agencies. Forthcoming books includeThe Third American Revolution and an expanded version ofSmall Town in a Mass Society (both with A. J. Vidich).

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Bensman, J. Classical music and the status game. Trans-action 4, 55–59 (1967).

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  • Status Community
  • Classical Music
  • High Prestige
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Professional Musician