Working For Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart by Adam Reich and Peter Bearman

Working For Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart by Adam Reich and Peter Bearman

In Working for Respect, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman examine how workers make sense of their jobs at places like Walmart in order to consider the nature of contemporary low-wage work, as well as the obstacles and opportunities such workplaces present as sites of struggle for social and economic justice.

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AJS: How Cultural Capital Emerged in Gilded Age America: Musical Purification and Cross-Class Inclusion at the New York Philharmonic by Fabien Accominotti, Shamus Khan and Adam Storer

This article uses an INCITE-created database of subscribers to the New York Philharmonic to explore how high culture became a form of socially valuable capital in late-19th-century America. The authors find support for the classic account of high culture’s purification and exclusiveness.

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PNAS: Neural Precursors of Future Liking and its Mutual Reciprocation by Zerubavel, Noam, Mark Hoffman, Adam Reich, Kevin Ochsner and Peter Bearman

We combined fMRI and longitudinal social network data to test whether newly acquainted group members’ reward-related neural responses to images of one another’s faces predict their future interpersonal sentiment, even many months later.

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Poetics: The Semantic Structure of the Conformist and Dissenting Bible, 1660-1780 by Mark Hoffman, Jean Phillipe Cointet, Philipp Brandt, Newton Key, and Peter Bearman

We show that it is possible to induce a semantic network image of the Bible, that this structure serves as a skeletal frame for interpretation, thereby highlighting different contents as central to denominations’ religious inspirations and concerns.

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Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Collection, 2014-2017

Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Collection, 2014-2017

This oral history documents the life and legacy of renowned American Artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008). It focuses on Mr. Rauschenberg’s impact on the avant art world of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the conditions for creativity that inspired his work, comprise the framework for the project’s design.

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