(Quantitative) cultural studies 🚣
Submission Counts from Popular News Subreddits Via Pushshift : pushshift
Interesting simple analysis of Reddit data by looking at count of news article submissions on (popular) news subreddits. The start of the pandemic stands out. Other changes and missing data issues are visible.
(Quantitative) literary history and sociology of literature 🦉
The Labor Market Value of Taste: An Experimental Study of Class Bias in U.S. Employment
"This article investigates cultural forms of class bias in the middle-income U.S. labor market. Results from an audit study of employment discrimination in four U.S. cities reveal that cultural signals of class, when included in résumés, have a systematic effect on the callback rates of women applying to customer-facing jobs. For these women, displays of highbrow taste—the cultural signals of a higher-class background—generate significantly higher rates of employer callback than displays of lowbrow taste—the cultural signals of a lower-class background. Meanwhile, cultural signals of class have no systematic effect on the callback rates of male and/or non–customer-facing job applicants. Results from a survey-experimental study of 1,428 U.S. hiring managers suggest that these differing patterns of employer callback may be explained by the positive effect of higher-class cultural signals on perceptions of polish and competence and their negative effect on perceptions of warmth."
Free/libre and open-source software 🌺
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Very inexpensive web hosting. No idea if it's particularly good. Seems to have been around for some time.
Data Science at the Command Line
open-access book. Seems like a useful resource for those learning how to use bash scripts in a research setting.
Articles from blogs I follow around the net
Please join us on June 14th at 11am PT for a virtual book talk with Richard Ovenden, about his book Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge, which has been shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize. GET YOUR FREE TICKET HER…via Internet Archive Blogs June 1, 2021
If you've followed my work you know I'm a fan of grids. I had a page I wrote in 2006 that I decided to update. Those were the days before html5, and even before SVG was reliable in browsers, so I had made images using some Ruby code to generate SV…via Blobs in Games May 27, 2021
Attention conservation notice: I have no taste, and no qualifications to opine on the sociology of radio and the music industry, or on movies. (I didn't finish a lot of books this month, since I'm not counting re-reading bits and pieces of arcane tome…via Three-Toed Sloth January 1, 0001
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