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#1. Data Set Failures and Intersectional Data
Cultural Analytics, Nikki Stevens
In 2016, a software developer named David and I met to discuss creating a quantitative demographic survey of the open source software community to which we were both long-time contributors. David and I did not know each other well, but shared a belief that our open source community (OSC, hereafter) was an unsafe place for anyone who did not identify as white, cisgendered, heterosexual and male. That lack of safety was further complicated by any one individual's distance from privileged modes of contribution. In OSC, developers who were on key Contribution Teams and regularly added code to the codebase were valued more highly than those who contributed documentation, user experience research, or quality assurance work. David asked "What if we made a survey that accounted for all of the ways that people make the web? Can we do it intersectionally? Can we do it the OSC way?" Over the following 18 months, David and I worked with a team of OSC community members on the creation, dissemination and analysis of a quantitative demographic...
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#2. A Growing Queer Divide: The Divergence between Transnational Advocacy Networks and Foreign Aid in Diffusing LGBT Policies
Kristopher Velasco
Despite notable successes, countries are increasingly polarized in their response to calls for LGBT rights – with some countries strongly complying with new normative expectations while others openly defy them. To explain these divergent paths, I investigate the transmission of global LGBT norms via two mechanisms: transnational advocacy networks and foreign aid conditionalities. In examining LGBT policy adoption across 110 non-OECD countries between 1990-2016, I find evidence that how states are exposed to LGBT norms can indeed help explain polarization. Exposure to LGBT norms through transnational advocacy networks enhances the effect of global pressure and is associated with more progressive policy adoptions, while greater dependence on foreign aid minimizes the influence these expectations are having. Consequently, this study provides new insights into how the mechanism through which countries are exposed to norms shapes compliance and adds new evidence questioning the effectiveness of foreign aid as a tool to advance LGBT rights.
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#3. “Sister, This is MY Church!” The Sisters of St. Joseph and Contested Sacred Space
Ryan P. Murphy
Recently, sociologists who study space have paid more attention to the importance of place, in other words—not just physical locations—but also the meanings, interpretations, and cultural symbols bound up within them. In this paper, I examine the “emplaced” and often gendered lived experiences of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia after the Second Vatican Council. Drawing on archival research and in-depth qualitative interviews with nearly two dozen Sisters of St. Joseph, I analyze how the congregation negotiated and contested gendered spaces in the Church over the past fifty years. I explore the sisters’ occasionally tumultuous relationships and public disagreements with clergy, particularly about use of chapel and school space. I also examine the subtler ways—like presiding over funerals and annulment tribunals—that sisters in the congregation transgressed prescribed gendered boundaries in responding to the sacramental needs of the faithful and marginalized. Overall, I argue that sisters in the congregation adapted to...
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#4. How threatening are transformations of reported happiness to subjective wellbeing research?
Caspar Kaiser, Maarten C. M. Vendrik
A recent paper by Bond & Lang (2018) forcefully argues that the results of most happiness research are reversible. If they are right, empirical happiness research is in crisis. In this paper, we make four related contributions. First, we show that B&L’s reversal conditions imply that respondents answer happiness questions in a manner that is implausible and which is contradicted by previous empirical research. Second, we show that reversals are driven by effect heterogeneities across the distribution of reported happiness. Third, we give a simple procedure by which such heterogeneities can be detected and provide conditions under which OLS coefficients can be reversed by appropriately relabeling response categories. These conditions turn out to be similar to those given by Schröder & Yitzhaki (2017). Fourth, using GSOEP data, we empirically assess the plausibility of Bond & Lang’s reversal conditions and check whether coefficients from OLS and fixed-effects models can be reversed. Our analysis focuses on household...
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#5. Complejidad en clave docente
JUAN DAVID LUJÁN VILLAR
There are different perspectives of the complexity sciences (CC) and the complex. A large part of the academic community of the social sciences is the same synonymous with uncertainty (Wallerstein, 2005), for other thinkers related to a literary perspective the matter a form of thought (Morin, 2005). Other views take into account the CC as an area that causes problems related to the study of the social with an innumerable range of impacts (Reynoso, 2016). This writing part of the reflection was carried out during the development of a social science research (Luján, 2016). Epistemological debt in the sense of explaining the task of understanding the aspects of covering complexity beyond the usual jargon in the concepts of non-linearity, self-organization, fractals and complex networks, among others.
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#6. Artes rituales y sagradas en: la ritualidad del ser
JUAN DAVID LUJÁN VILLAR
The present work asks about the concept of ritual arts and to a lesser degree about the implicit uncertainties surrounding the rituality of the artistic exercise. Our proposal seeks to highlight lines of investigative work, some reflections and previous exercises on the notion of ritual based on a transdisciplinary commitment. In order to make a conceptualization concerning the field of sacred arts, specifically from its performative dimension - understood as the dramatization, not only as the empty staging of meaning - the following research is presented.
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#7. Simulating Hidden Dynamics. Introducing Agent-Based Models as a tool for linkage analysis
Martin Wettstein
Linkage analyses use data from panel surveys and content analyses to assess media effects under field conditions and are able to close the gap between experimental and survey-based media effects research. Results from current studies and simulations indicate, however, that these studies systematically under-estimate real media effects as they aggregate measurement errors and reduce the complexity of media content. In response to these issues, we propose a new method for linkage analysis which applies agent-based simulations to directly assess short-term media effects using empirical data as guideposts. Results from an example study modeling opinion dynamics in the run-up of a Swiss referendum show that this method outperforms traditional regression-based linkage analyses in detail and explanatory power. In spite of the time-consuming modeling and computation process, this approach is a promising tool to study individual media effects under field conditions.
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#8. La ola feminista que nos moviliza
Valentina Hernández
En la actualidad se ha generado un fuerte desarrollo del feminismo tanto a nivel nacional como internacional, el cual ha despertado de los estigmas impuestos principalmente hacia las mujeres y hacia las disidencias por la poderosa sociedad patriarcal que nos ha sometido años y siglos. Sin embargo, hoy el feminismo se hace presente en aspectos políticos y socioculturales con el propósito de cortar de raíz estas actitudes de superioridad de género y promover una justicia social para mujeres y disidencias. El presente artículo relata las diferentes perspectivas que existen dentro del movimiento feminista chileno, el cual lucha y se mantiene vigente por un mismo propósito que consiste principalmente en la equidad de género, sin embargo, es innegable la diversidad de feminismos que existen dentro del movimiento, promoviendo una infinidad de consignas que configuran nuevos sujetos e ideales por los que luchar. Para este artículo se realizó una encuesta digitalizada, de la cual se utilizaron las respuestas para el desarrollo de un...
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#9. “Wait, She’s One of Us!”: American Catholic Nuns, Gender, and Sexuality
Ryan P. Murphy
In this qualitative study of one congregation of American Catholic nuns—the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia—I explore the ways in which gender influences the sisters’ work and their relationship with the Catholic Church and secular society. Through interviews with 23 religious sisters, I analyze the subtle strategies of action they employ to minister to marginalized populations who may feel alienated by the institutional Catholic Church. Despite their own structural position in the Catholic Church and secular society, American Catholic nuns like the Sisters of St. Joseph emerge as powerful women who exercise agency to respond to the human and social needs of lay Catholics and non-Catholics, even when this work is counter to official Church teaching. Overall, I argue that the Sisters of St. Joseph are guiding progressive voices in the Catholic Church—particularly around human sexuality and relationships—and have the potential to shape the direction of the Church in the twenty-first century.
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#10. Corporate Stances as Lived Religion: The Sisters of St. Joseph and Social Justice Activism
Ryan P. Murphy
In September 1988, in response to a grassroots movement begun by several sisters and under the direction of the congregation’s Commission for Justice, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia announced a corporate stand opposing apartheid in South Africa. In this paper, I argue that for this congregation, the corporate stand is evidence of lived religion, that is, the actual experiences of religious persons rather than prescribed institutional beliefs and practices. Using data from in-person interviews with sisters, and resources in the SSJ Congregational Archives, I suggest that as they initiated the first corporate stand and solidified their commitment to social justice, the Sisters of St. Joseph experienced a profound internal cultural shift that oriented the congregation much more toward activism. Finally, I draw on several sociological theories of culture to understand the organizational dynamics at work in developing the corporate stand.
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