Unravelling the omnivore: a field analysis of contemporary musical taste in the United Kingdom

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Unravelling the omnivore : a field analysis of contemporary musical taste in the United Kingdom. / Savage, Mike; Gayo, Modesto.

In: Poetics, Vol. 39, No. 5, 10.2011, p. 337-357.

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Savage, M & Gayo, M 2011, 'Unravelling the omnivore: a field analysis of contemporary musical taste in the United Kingdom', Poetics, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 337-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2011.07.001

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Savage, M., & Gayo, M. (2011). Unravelling the omnivore: a field analysis of contemporary musical taste in the United Kingdom. Poetics, 39(5), 337-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2011.07.001

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Savage M, Gayo M. Unravelling the omnivore: a field analysis of contemporary musical taste in the United Kingdom. Poetics. 2011 Oct;39(5):337-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2011.07.001

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Savage, Mike ; Gayo, Modesto. / Unravelling the omnivore : a field analysis of contemporary musical taste in the United Kingdom. In: Poetics. 2011 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 337-357.

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