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New study sets out to solve a puzzle: why do American elites no longer identify as culturally elitist?

See "The omnivore paradox," Josephine Livingstone's TLS review of Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts by Jennifer C. Lena.

Also reviewed: Nathalie Olah, Steal as Much as You Can: How to Win the Culture Wars in an Age of Austerity; and Sabrina Mahfouz, editor, Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen.