Carl Wilson


Born
Canada
Twitter


Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

Carl Wilson is Slate's music critic.

Average rating: 4.05 · 3,051 ratings · 437 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Let's Talk About Love: A Jo...

4.05 avg rating — 3,028 ratings — published 2007 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Foraging: All In One Foragi...

4.13 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Broken Social Scene Sto...

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In Memory Part IV

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Her Purse Smelled Like Juic...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Economical European Guide

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gricing: The Real story of ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Winning the 3-Legged Race: ...

by
3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sam's Soapbox

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
New Worlds, Terrifying Mons...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Carl Wilson…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“And the places she turns up in Jamaica are all the more curious. I remember being at sound-system dances and hearing everyone from Bob Marley Kenny Rogers (yes, Kenny Rogers) to Sade to Yellowman to Beenie Man being blasted at top volume while the crowd danced and drank up a storm. But once the selector (DJ in American parlance) began to play a Celine Dion song, the crowd went buck wild and some people started firing shots in the air.... I also remember always hearing Celine Dion blasting at high volume whenever I passed through volatile and dangerous neighborhoods, so much that it became a cue to me to walk, run or drive faster if I was ever in a neighborhood I didn't know and heard Celine Dion mawking over the airwaves.”
Carl Wilson, Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste

“Bourdieu's interpretation was that tastes were serving as strategic tools. While working-class tastes seemed mainly a default (serving at best to express group belongingness and solidarity), for everyone else taste was not only a product of economic and educational background but, as it developed through life, a force mobilized as part of their quest for social status (or what Bourdieu called symbolic power). What we have agreed to call tastes, he said, is an array of symbolic associations we use to set ourselves apart from those whose social ranking is beneath us, and to take aim at the status we think we deserve. Taste is a means of distinguishing ourselves from others, the pursuit of distinction. And its end product is to perpetuate and reproduce the class structure.”
Carl Wilson, Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste

“...this midlevel cultural-capital audience is not as far from the average white pop critic as we might have expected. We usually make middling incomes or worse, and while most have university degrees, our expertise is usually more self-taught than PhD-certified, a pattern believed would produce an anxious, fact-hoarding intellectual style in contrast with the relaxed mastery of a fully legitimated cultural elite.”
Carl Wilson, Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2010 Completed Tasks 2734 2442 May 31, 2010 09:00PM  
The Book Challenge: laurea's 2010 challenge 25 77 Jul 11, 2010 01:10PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Carl to Goodreads.