Purhonen, Semi, Heikkilä, Riie, Karademir Hazir, Irmak, Lauronen, Tina, Fernández Rodríguez, Carlos J. & Gronow, Jukka (2018) Enter Culture, Exit Arts? The Transformation of Cultural Hierarchies in European Newspaper Culture Sections, 1960–2010. London and New York: Routledge. (CRESC Culture, Economy and the Social Series;

An online newspaper article on the book (in Finnish); “Populaarikulttuuri vyöryi sanomalehtien sivuille”



Fernández Rodríguez, Carlos J., Heikkilä, Riie & Purhonen, Semi (2018) ¿Hacia una mayor apertura cultural? Un análisis de la cobertura de artículos sobre música en la prensa de referencia de cinco países europeos (1960–2010). Revista Internacional de Sociología 76 (2): e092. (DOI: 10.3989/ris.2018.

Lauronen, Tina, Heikkilä, Riie & Purhonen, Semi (2018) Cultural globalization on the printed page: Stability and change in the proportion of foreign cultural products in European quality newspapers, 1960–2010. Acta Sociologica. DOI: 10.1177/0001699318780977 (OnlineFirst 3 July 2018).

Purhonen, Semi, Lauronen, Tina & Heikkilä, Riie (2018) Between legitimization and popularization: The rise and reception of U.S. cultural products in culture sections of quality European newspapers, 1960–2010. American Journal of Cultural Sociology. DOI: 10.1057/s41290-018-0064-z (OnlineFirst 30 October 2018).

Wainikainen, Jaakko & Purhonen, Semi (2018) Kielitaidon sosiaalinen eriytyminen nyky-Suomessa: Kuka puhuu ja kuinka montaa kieltä [Social stratification of foreign language competence in contemporary Finland]. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 83 (3): 245–257.

Book reviews:

Lindblom, Taru (2018) Book review: The Practice of Eating. Acta Sociologica. DOI: 10.1177/0001699318780549 (OnlineFirst 14 June 2018).



Heikkilä, Riie, Lauronen, Tina & Purhonen, Semi (2017) The crisis of cultural journalism revisited: The place and space of culture in quality European newspapers from 1960 to 2010. European Journal of Cultural Studies. DOI: 10.1177/1367549416682970 (OnlineFirst 4 January 2017).

Kallunki, Jarmo & Purhonen, Semi (2017) Intergenerational transmission of cultural capital in Finland. Research on Finnish Society 10: 101–111.

Karademir Hazir, Irmak & Purhonen, Semi (2017) Kültürel Açılım, Hepçillik ve Seçkin Sanatın Düşüşü: Türkiye-Avrupa Karşılaştırması [Cultural opening, omnivore and the decline of the highbrow: A comparison of Turkey and Europe]. İLEF Dergisi – İLEF Journal 4 (1): 29–58.

Purhonen, Semi & Heikkilä, Riie (2017) Food, music and politics: The interweaving of culinary taste patterns, “highbrow” musical taste and conservative attitudes in Finland. Social Science Information 56 (1): 74–97.

Purhonen, Semi, Heikkilä, Riie & Karademir Hazir, Irmak (2017) The grand opening? The transformation of the content of culture sections in European newspapers, 1960–2010. Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 62: 29–42.


The members of the DYNAMICS project attend actively to a weekly seminar TCuPS (Tampere Research Group for Cultural and Political Sociology) held at the University of Tampere. The schedule for the seminar series can be found here.

DYNAMICS members’ presentations in the seminar during the Spring 2018 and Fall 2017:

13.3.18  Taru: “The Japanese’ country images of Finland”

7.11.17 Semi & Taru: “DYNAMICS project and designing the new questionnaire”

3.10.17 Semi, Tina & Riie: “Between legitimization and popularization: The rise of the U.S. cultural products in the culture sections of European quality newspapers, 1960-2010”

26.9.17 Taru: “Symbolic boundaries and culinary dislikes: exploring food tastes in Finland”

12. 9.17 Riie: Understanding cultural disengagement in contemporary Finland (with Marjaana: Project proposal)