"Taste classifies the classifier. Mumu classifies the moomintroll."
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Theory #1: Bourdieu
"Taste classifies, and it classifies the classifier. Social subjects, classified by their classifications, distinguish themselves by the distinctions they make, between the beautiful and the ugly, the distinguished and the vulgar, in which their position in the objective classifications is expressed or betrayed." (from 'Distinction' by Pierre Bourdieu)