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The omnivorousness trend makes lowbrow food worthy of highbrow interest, but only certain lowbrow fare.
Olsen (1999) 'Consumption and the Problem of Variety: Cultural Omnivorousness, Social Distinction and Dining Out', Sociology 33(2): 105-24.
I am not so sure of their total digestion, but I do recognize their omnivorousness, their heaping the plate with every piping-hot vice and outrage they could muster.
Now that efforts to open up the canon and efforts to expand the cultural reach of academia's field of vision have been scandalized for abandoning the transcendent and eternal standards of Western high culture-something not everyone involved in canon revision or multiculturalism would want to embrace-cultural studies can cheerfully occupy the site of standard-free omnivorousness.
The next chapter, "The Human Form," explores the meaning of the upright posture and human omnivorousness in pointing to the possibilities of human beings as free, rational, and ethical animals.
These late twentieth-century biographers themselves seem to possess something of the omnivorousness of their subjects for life (at least for "lives"), and they certainly make us understand why such people as Trollope.
While omnivorousness marks modern cultural studies as its practitioners define their art, DeMott is writing for a much wider audience than academic critics normally envision.
Achterberg and Houtman (2005) operationalized musical omnivorousness as the status distance between the most highbrow music and the most lowbrow music chosen by a person.