The Sociological Study of Music Consumption (Case Study: the Youth of Sabzevar)

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Payam Noor University, Iran,

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran

3 Department of Sociology, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran

Abstract

The study of consumer tastes and preferences of individuals towards cultural goods including music can determine the type and structure of social relations and interaction between people in different social strata.Contrary to what is commonly believed to joy and entertainment, instrumental music is not the thing that can reflect the meaning of life in a community or group. This study aims to study music in sociological survey conducted among young people in Sabzevar. This study uses survey method on 400 young people. The results showed that there is a significant relationship between the use of music and religion. This means that with increasing religiosity of music consumption, the amount of interest to foreign music, musical activities and reduced interest rates to female and male singers on the amount of interest will be added. When the cultural capital increases, consumption will raise in all its dimensions. Social capital does not explain musical consumption. Economic and social status of the parents, amount of musical interest, activity, and cognition relates to the numbers of foreign music and female singer.

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