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Craig Upright

Department of Sociology

Craig Upright has worked with Paul DiMaggio on a project that explores trends in public participation in the arts using three years of data from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (1982, 1992, 1997). The project examines differences between birth cohorts. Do younger cohorts attend ballet, musicals, drama, opera, classical music concerts and art museums more or less than older cohorts? In addition, the research examines whether the role of the arts as "cultural capital" has diminished over time; whether gender differences in participation have changed over time; and what effects life-course changes have (marriage and child rearing) on arts participation. Upright has also recently completed a Center working paper that investigates the influence that spouses have on one another’s arts attendance.

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