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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
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
Skills, toolkits, contexts and institutions: Clarifying the relationship between different approaches to cognition in cultural sociology
This analysis suggests that in spite of very important differences in emphasis and explanatory range, toolkit and strong practice-theoretical approaches are complementary, although the specific types of modal situation for which each of them is best suited need to be more clearly specified. Expand
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
Improving Cultural Analysis
While influential across a wide variety of subfields, cultural analysis in sociology continues to be hampered by coarse-grained conceptualizations of the different modes in which culture becomesExpand
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
Experiences measuring sleep and physical activity patterns across a large college cohort with fitbits
It is found that when users are compliant, they tend to be exceptionally so, having an average compliance of 86%, and user non-compliance does play a role, however, reducing the overall average compliance rate to 67%. Expand
Lessons learned from the netsense smartphone study
Commentary is offered 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
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
Reconceptualizing and Theorizing “Omnivorousness”
Scores of sociological studies have provided evidence for the association between broad cultural taste, or omnivorousness, and various status characteristics, such as education, occupation, and age.Expand