International Journal of Social Research


Fake News in the American Sociological Review Claims that Asian Americans Don’t Really Value Education*

Review Article of International Journal of Social Research Fake News in the American Sociological Review Claims that Asian Americans Don’t Really Value Education* Arthur Sakamoto1 and Yoonjeon Kim2 1Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, 4351 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4351 2Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, 3533 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 Lizardo (2017) seeks to improve the sociological analysis of culture by conceptualizing the distinction between “nondeclarative” versus “declarative” aspects of culture. Lizardo uses this contrast to critique the view that Asian values have any effects on Asian American educational attainment. We show that Lizardo’s summary of empirical studies of Asian American educational attainment is misconstrued. He misinterprets statistical findings and inadequately considers the Asian values model. Lizardo claims that Asian values do not have effects because not all Asian Americans share a Confucian heritage. However, the Asian values model is applicable to many familistic cultures including some non-Confucian Asian societies. Furthermore, Lizardo’s emphasis on the “nondeclarative” versus “declarative” aspects of culture is of limited relevance to understanding differences in educational attainment among youth. Lizardo assumes that values must be “declarative,” but basic sociology stipulates that children slowly internalize their values over the course of their socialization that is heavily influenced by parental values especially in the case of Asian Americans. Lizardo’s dismissal of Asian cultural effects on Asian American educational attainment is uninformed and unconvincing. *This paper is a comment on “Improving Cultural Analysis: Considering Personal Culture in its Declarative and Nondeclarative Forms” by Omar Lizardo, American Sociological Review, February 2017, Vol. 82(1), pp.88-115. All opinions stated herein are the sole responsibility of the authors. Direct correspondence to Arthur Sakamoto. Keywords: Asian Americans, educational attainment, culture ...

Time So Alive

Review Article of International Journal of Social Research Time So Alive Ruth C. Chao and Kuang-ming Wu “Being alive” freely roams. Roaming freedom chants spontaneous coherence. Lively coherence describes lively time. This paper shows spontaneity par excellence at joy in such time so alive. Sections of this paper show such natural coherence of time so alive, overflowing all over, to fascinatingly portray being alive in time so alive. This paper has four major sections, beginning, essential, roaming, and beginning again, plus some interesting minor ones. Keywords: Time, Alive, Being alive ...

The multidimensional analysis of promoting the development of the new model..

Review Article of International Journal of Social Research The multidimensional analysis of promoting the development of the new model of China-US major power relationship in the perspective of a community with a shared future for mankind Jiabin Wang1, Li Qiao2, Ximing Yao3 1Department of Political Science, Party School of the Qinghai Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, Xining 810001, Qinghai, China; 2Shandong Mengyin Shencai Painting and Calligraphy Training School,Mengyin 276200,Shandong; 3School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, Beijing, 100191, China The current world is in a period of great development, great change, and great adjustment, full of uncertainty. China and the United States are the largest developing countries and the largest developed countries in the world today. They are also the five permanent members of the United Nations. They are in the process of world multipolarization, economic globalization, cultural diversity and democratization of international relations. A very important role. The development of Sino-US relations has global, strategic and exemplary characteristics. After Trump took office, Sino-US relations are in a critical period. Based on the perspective of the community of human destiny, thinking about promoting the development of Sino-US relations from the five dimensions of political dimension, economic dimension, security dimension, cultural dimension and ecological dimension is of great significance for better building a new-type relationship between China and the United States. The cooperation and win-win cooperation between the US and the United States are of great significance and have extremely important practical significance for promoting international balance of power and promoting world peace and development. Keywords:  A Community with a shared future for mankind; Sino-US development; The new major power relationship; Multidimensional analysis ...

Relation of attitudes toward environment and animals with social and criminal-aggressive profile of adult inmates in school classes of a correctional facility

Research Article of International Journal of Social Research Relation of attitudes toward environment and animals with social and criminal-aggressive profile of adult inmates in school classes of a correctional facilitys Nikolaos Hasanagas, Alexandra Bekiari University of Thessaly, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, Greece Aim of this research is to detect determinants and effects of environmental and animal-related attitudes of inmates. A sample of correctional facility inmates in the prison secondary school was collected in 2015 (class A=23 inmates, average 36 years, and B=12 inmates, average 33 years old, all male). Standardized questionnaires were answered and analytic statistics (Spearman test) was used. Preference for socialization or loneliness in nature or urban environment, aggression to animals, vegetarianism and susceptibility to environmental practices are correlated with the inmates criminal and behavioral profile as well as with their advancement in the education program of the prison school. Their education in prison seems to have positive environmental education effects. Positive attitudes of inmates toward animals is related with their family background, susceptibility of loneliness in nature, no hunting, involvement in environmental or cultural organization, susceptibility to impulsively impose protective values and norms, minimal aggressiveness, no crimes committed under angry circumstances or cyber-crimes, socializing in prison. Thereby, there is a noticeable accordance of vegetarianism, nature- and animal- attitudes of the inmates. Keywords: environment, animals, criminal-aggressive profile, inmates, education ...

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