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The following paper consists of an analysis of the history of literary recommendation systems as they pertain to the field of cultural production as defined by Pierre Bourdieu. This paper

The following paper consists of an analysis of the history of literary recommendation systems as they pertain to the field of cultural production as defined by Pierre Bourdieu. This paper argues that visible in the history of recommendation systems is a shift in value regarding cultural capital and social capital. Whereas recommendation systems in the form of cultural prizes operated primarily in the distribution of cultural capital, the emergence of Oprah's Book Club marked a transition to the valuation of social capital over cultural capital.

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