Mass Media and the Attraction of the Arts in Small-Size Global Cities: The (Re)Distribution of Cultural Capital

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Global cities have developed ambitious cultural policies to attract a qualified workforce, expecting a range of artistic amenities addressed to their social class. In parallel, the mass media have always been considered a key intermediary between the producers and consumers of cultural practices. However, what is the link between the use of mass media and the arts-led practices in small-size global cities? Current research based on the Bourdieusian concept of cultural capital shows that both practices are correlated and reveal a cultural distinction of a “two-headed” elite from other social groups. Luxembourg, a small, urbanized country is used as a case study to investigate the cultural distinction of the elites in this type of global city.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2335-2354
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Communication
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2021


  • Mass media
  • Global cities
  • Cultural capital
  • performing arts
  • Museum
  • mobility

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