University of California, Los Angeles
Ligia Toutant is a Ph.D. (ABD) in Social Sciences and Comparative Education at University of California, Los Angeles. A huge fan of opera, she is a regular at the Opera in LA and she is the occasional co-host of a classical music radio show The KCSN Opera House. Latest shows include Christmas Eve aired on 22 Dec. 2004, 21 Dec. 2005, 20 Dec. 2006, 19 Dec. 2007; Luceafârul, Golem, Arald aired on 16 Apr. 2007; Ariane et Barbe-Bleue aired on 2 Jan. 2008; and Don Pasquale aired on 30 Apr. 2008. Her research interests include: studies in comparative and international education, studies in sociology, and studies in human communication.
ArticlesCultural sociologists (Bourdieu; DiMaggio, “Cultural Capital”, “Classification”; Gans; Lamont & Foumier; Halle; Erickson) wrote about high culture and popular culture in an attempt to explain the growing social and economic inequalities, to find consensus on culture hierarchies, and to analyze cultural complexities. Halle states that this categorisation of culture into “high culture” and...Read more