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The Sociology of Discrimination: Racial Discrimination in Employment, Housing, Credit, and Consumer Markets.
This discussion seeks to orient readers to some of the key debates in the study of discrimination and to provide a roadmap for those interested in building upon this long and important line of research.
The complex dynamics of collaborative tagging
A generative model of collaborative tagging is produced in order to understand the basic dynamics behind tagging, including how a power law distribution of tags could arise and how tag co-occurrence networks for a sample domain of tags can be used to analyze the meaning of particular tags given their relationship to other tags.
Emergence of consensus and shared vocabularies in collaborative tagging systems
It is shown that final tag frequencies for most resources converge to power law distributions and an empirical method is proposed to examine the dynamics of the convergence process, based on the Kullback-Leibler divergence measure.
The salience of social referents: a field experiment on collective norms and harassment behavior in a school social network.
  • E. Paluck, H. Shepherd
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 17 September 2012
It is demonstrated that changing the public behavior of a randomly assigned subset of student social referents changes their peers' perceptions of school collective norms and their harassment behavior, clarifying the development of collective social norms.
Stopping the Drama
Drawing on theories of social norms, we study the relative influence of female and male students using a year-long, network-based field experiment of an anti-harassment intervention program in a high
Using Culture to Explain Behavior: An Integrative Cultural Approach
W hile savings rates among lowincome families vary greatly, a 2008 National Poverty Center report finds that over 40 percent of low-income families fail to save any money. For decades policy makers
Classification, cognition and context: The case of the World Bank
Abstract A growing literature in sociology examines external classification systems, usually implemented in the context of industries. Classification systems are analogous to the structure of
Network insiders and observers: who can identify influential people?
Identifying influential people within a community to involve in a program is an important strategy of behavioral interventions. How to efficiently identify the most effective individuals is an