732 Works

The Discursive Construction of Chinese Nationalism in Online Communities: Taking Douban as an Example

Wenmiao Wu
Chinese nationalism has been widely explored by scholars for good reason. With the advent of the information age, people gradually gave up taking up the street and begun to occupy the social media to realize their political goals. Internet became the main battlefield of Chinese nationalism shortly. Yet little is known about those “cybernationalists” and their expressive forms in different social situations. This study therefore shifts the gaze from the inquiry about “what Chinese nationalism...

Choice Overload and Its Moderators: How and Why People Struggle with Large Assortment of Goods

Xinyuan Liu
Choice overload, which means that large assortment may have negative effect on people’ s decisions and behaviors, has already been tested in many different research papers (Iyengar & Lepper, 2000; Chernev, 2003; Gourville & Soman, 2005). However, when and how choice overload affect people’s behavior still remains open, which makes it valuable for us to study the effect of large assortment in a more comprehensive scenario. In this research, I test how the assortment size...

Re-Imagining Threat Overestimation as a Rational Response or: How the United States Learned to Start Worrying and Fear the Bomb

Anastasia Sendoun
In the aftermath of September 11th, policymakers, pundits, and international relations scholars alike all deemed nuclear terrorism a top security threat to the United States, with some even predicting that a nuclear terrorist attack was inevitable. In the two decades since the Twin Towers fell, however, the United States has not experienced such an attack. This generates an important question: Why did the United States misconstrue the threat of nuclear terrorism in the aftermath of...

A Proportional Solution in Economies with Envy

Richard Johnson
Here we reconstruct the Proportional Solution for Economies with both public and private ownership of productive assets, proving the existence of a competitive equilibrium assuming non-monotonic utility and actors behaving with envy. With a possibility for excess at no additional cost, our aim is to provide a mechanism under which envious individuals, competing for a commonly pooled resource, can reach a stable equilibrium. In other words, we derive a proportional solution with envious agents in...

“The Work Is Essential, but the Workers Are Not”: U.S. Grocery Store Workers’ Experiences on the “Front Lines” of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Mary McSharry
The term “essential worker,” which emerged near the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, seemed to indicate a moment of increased attention to work and a discursive recognition of its essentiality. However, this rhetorical change has not resulted in a substantive shift in contemporary value regimes in the U.S. that construct some jobs as unskilled labor deserving of minimum compensation—at least not in ways that have been felt by working people themselves at present. In this...

Embedding GitHub Repositories: A Comparative Study of the Python and Java Communities

Chen Yutao
GitHub, the largest platform for open-source software, which allows code contributors to collaboratively develop software in a variety of programming languages, has motivated extensive research on social coding. However, the heterogeneity of GitHub communities in different programming languages has not been explored in previous studies. Inspired by the linguistic relativity hypothesis, I deduce that different programming languages might result in distinct patterns in social coding. This research identifies such discrepancies between the Python and Java...

The Effect of Educational Attainment on COVID-19 Morbidity in the City of Chicago

Haoyu Shi
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected everyone but not equally. While many researchers examine the social inequalities of COVID-19 through income, housing, occupation, and health care accessibility, less attention has been paid to education due to lack of information for education associated with test reports. Based on the education-health gradient (Cutler & Lleras-Muney, 2006), education has causal effects on various health outcomes; even with similar income and occupation, people with higher educational attainment generally have...

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