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How Cultural Tastes Shape Personal Networks
This article examines the relationship between different forms of cultural taste and the density of social contacts across alternative types of network relations classified by average tie strength.Expand
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The Cognitive Origins of Bourdieu's Habitus
This paper aims to balance the conceptual reception of Bourdieu's sociology in the United States through a conceptual re-examination of the concept of Habitus. I retrace the intellectual lineage ofExpand
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The puzzle of women's “highbrow” culture consumption: Integrating gender and work into Bourdieu's class theory of taste
Abstract The fact that women are more likely than men to participate in traditional high status leisure activities constitutes one of the most consistent findings in the empirical study of culturalExpand
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Skills, toolkits, contexts and institutions: Clarifying the relationship between different approaches to cognition in cultural sociology
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We characterize the key differences and points of convergence between two contemporary approaches to the relationship between culture and cognition in sociology which we label the toolkit and strong practice theory perspectives. Expand
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Lessons learned from the netsense smartphone study
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We offer commentary with regards to the entire process of the study covering aspects including funding considerations, technical architecture design, lessons learned, and recommendations for future efforts gathering live user data. Expand
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Experiences measuring sleep and physical activity patterns across a large college cohort with fitbits
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In the past few years, a wide variety of highly capable and inexpensive wearable health sensors have emerged. Expand
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A Power-Control Theory of Gender and Religiosity
The fact that women are more religious than men is one of the most consistent findings in the sociology of religion. Miller and Stark (2002) propose that a gender difference in risk preference ofExpand
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What Are Dual Process Models? Implications for Cultural Analysis in Sociology
In this paper we introduce the idea of the dual process framework (DPF), an interdisciplinary approach to the study of learning, memory, thinking, and action. Departing from the successful receptionExpand
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Can Cultural Worldviews Influence Network Composition?
Most sociological research assumes that social network composition shapes individual beliefs. Network theory and research has not adequately considered that internalized cultural worldviews mightExpand
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Predictors of short-term decay of cell phone contacts in a large scale communication network
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This paper uses weighted data from a large-scale social network built from cell-phone calls in an 8-week period to determine the importance of edge weight for the decay/persistence process. Expand
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