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  1. Derivados vinculados al seguro.

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    De Paz Cobo, Sonia

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la presentación de los derivados financieros como instrumentos de cobertura de los riesgos del seguro, así como de los principales proyectos que se desarrollan a través de los mismos, como por ejemplo los derivados sobre el clima. Hay que tener presente las pérdidas multimillonarias ocasionadas en casos como el de la banca Baring’s, o el de Orange County, por citar algunas, que si bien ciertos autores afirman que están en relación directa con el uso de estos productos, no podemos olvidar que los instrumentos derivados se desarrollaron con el objetivo principal de proteger al usuario de la posible volatilidad del activo subyacente. Ya en la industria aseguradora los derivados vinculados a tal actividad son instrumentos donde el pago se condiciona a la ocurrencia de su suceso de siniestro, o serie de sucesos múltiples que disparen las pérdidas. Tras el repaso efectuado y la descripción que este tipo de instrumentos puede tener en la gestión del riesgo por parte de la industria aseguradora, concluiremos con la exposición de las relaciones con el reaseguro tradicional así como una breve referencia al futuro de este tipo de instrumentos

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    De Paz Cobo, Sonia

    2003-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la presentación de los derivados financieros como instrumentos de cobertura de los riesgos del seguro, así como de los principales proyectos que se desarrollan a través de los mismos, como por ejemplo los derivados sobre el clima. Hay que tener presente las pérdidas multimillonarias ocasionadas en casos como el de la banca Baring’s, o el de Orange County, por citar algunas, que si bien ciertos autores afirman que están en relación directa con el us...

  3. Surtimiento de recetas a los afiliados al Seguro Popular de Salud de México Dispensing prescriptions to persons affiliated with Popular Health Insurance in Mexico

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    Francisco Garrido-Latorre

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Medir y comparar el porcentaje de recetas surtidas completamente a los usuarios de servicios ambulatorios y de los hospitales generales de los Servicios Estatales de Salud de México (SESA afiliados y no afiliados al Seguro Popular de Salud (SPS según condición de aseguramiento, además de medir la satisfacción de los usuarios de los SESA con el acceso a los medicamentos. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La información del estudio procede de cuatro encuestas de unidades ambulatorias y hospitalarias de los SESA que contaron con muestras probabilísticas de representatividad estatal. Las muestras de las unidades ambulatorias se seleccionaron mediante estratificación por nivel de atención y por condición de pertenencia a la red de servicios del SPS. RESULTADOS: Los hallazgos indican que el porcentaje de recetas completamente surtidas ha mejorado en las unidades ambulatorias de los SESA, sobre todo en aquellas que ofrecen servicios a los afiliados al SPS y que alcanzan porcentajes de casi 90%. Estos porcentajes, sin embargo, siguen siendo inferiores a los de las unidades ambulatorias de las instituciones de seguridad social. Los porcentajes de recetas surtidas en las unidades hospitalarias de los SESA también han mejorado, pero siguen siendo relativamente bajos. En casi todas las entidades federativas, conforme se ha incrementado el porcentaje de surtimiento completo de recetas, ha aumentado la satisfacción de los usuarios con el acceso a los medicamentos. CONCLUSIONES: En 2006, más de 50% de las entidades federativas presentaron altos niveles de surtimiento completo de recetas entre los afiliados al SPS (>90%. El mayor problema en este sentido se encuentra en los hospitales, ya que sólo 44% de los usuarios que recibieron una prescripción en los hospitales de los SESA en 2006 obtuvieron el surtimiento completo de sus recetas. Este hallazgo obliga a revisar la política de medicamentos del SPS, que ha privilegiado la inclusión de claves de

  4. Impacto del tamaño de las familias afiliadas al Seguro Popular de Salud de México, experiencia 2004-2006 Impact of size of families in Mexico's Popular Health Insurance Program

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    José Enrique Pérez-Salvador

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar el tamaño promedio de las familias del Seguro Popular de Salud (SPS e identificar las variables que mejor predicen la afiliación unipersonal. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se comparan tamaños promedios de familias según los Padrones 2004 a 2006 del SPS y otras fuentes. Se ajustan modelos logísticos para identificar las variables explicativas de la afiliación como familia unipersonal. RESULTADOS: Las familias del SPS en promedio tienen un miembro menos respecto de otras fuentes. Los modelos logísticos indican que cuanto más reciente es el año de afiliación tanto mayor es la probabilidad de afiliarse como familia unipersonal CONCLUSIONES: El menor número de miembros por familia afiliada implica un sobrefinanciamiento al SPS. Se recomienda cambiar la unidad de financiamiento hacia la persona, para apoyar el sostenimiento financiero y operativo del SPS en el mediano y largo plazos.OBJECTIVE: To compare the average size of families affiliated with Popular Health Insurance (SPS, abbrev. in Spanish and identify variables that best predict single-person affiliation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Average sizes of families in the SPS are compared using 2004-2006 enrollment records and other sources. Logistic models are used to identify explanatory variables for affiliation as a single-person family. RESULTS: SPS families on average are composed of one member less in comparison with other sources. The logistic models indicate that the more recent the affiliation year the more probable is affiliation as a single-person family. CONCLUSIONS: The smaller number of family members implies an over-financing by the SPS. It is recommended to change the unit of financing to the individual to help the operational and financial sustainability of the SPS over the mid- to long-term.

  5. Control de Diabetes mellitus e hipertensión arterial en personas afiliadas al Seguro Popular. El caso de habitantes de las localidades rurales en Tabasco, México

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    Elda Montero Mendoza

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los resultados de un estudio cuyo objetivo fue conocer la atención que se brinda en las clínicas del primer nivel a personas que tienen un diagnóstico de diabetes mellitus o de hipertensión arterial y que cuentan con Seguro Popular. Participaron habitantes de tres localidades del municipio de Nacajuca, Tabasco con menos de 1,200 habitantes y 98,4% en hogares indígenas. Se realizó una encuesta de hogares; entrevistas abiertas y pláticas informales con autoridades municipales y médicos alópatas. A través de la encuesta se obtuvo información completa de 328 hogares donde se identificó a 107 personas con una enfermedad crónica, 79,4% de ellas afiliadas al Seguro Popular. Las principales enfermedades reportadas son diabetes mellitus trastornos de la visión e hipertensión arterial. La mayoría de las personas entrevistadas (73,2% acude al control de estas enfermedades a la clínica institucional que se ubica en o cerca de su localidad de residencia. Sin embargo, mencionan que esta cita de controles tiene un requisito a cumplir. En las clínicas de salud no se siguen los procedimientos normados y existe desabasto de medicamentos específicos, por lo que las personas entrevistadas siguen diversas estrategias para adquirir los medicamentos. Se concluye que el tratamiento y control de la hipertensión arterial y de la diabetes mellitus se contemplan en los servicios que otorga el Seguro Popular; sin embargo, existen deficiencias en el cumplimiento de lo normado oficialmente. Se sugiere que los tomadores de decisiones públicas en salud otorguen la importancia que merece el primer nivel de atención médica en la atención de las enfermedades crónicas.

  6. Recommendations to improve healthcare of neonates with respiratory insufficiency beneficiaries of Seguro Popular Recomendaciones para mejorar el cuidado de la salud de neonatos con insuficiencia respiratoria beneficiarios del Seguro Popular

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    Luis Jasso-Gutiérrez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the structure and processes of care of neonatal intensive care units (NICU providing health care to neonates with respiratory insufficiency, and financed by Seguro Popular. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used; 21 NICU were included. Information was collected from four sources: Seguro Popular database, self-applicable interviews to medical staff, structure and processes format, and reviews of clinical charts. Variables: structure, processes of care, drug supplies, training, and neonates' clinical conditions. RESULTS: The analysis of the database included 9 679 newborns. The respiratory disorders were transitory tachypnea, non-specific respiratory insufficiency, respiratory distress syndrome, (RDS perinatal asphyxia, and meconium aspiration syndrome. 90% of NICU'S directors considered that drug supply was good, whereas only 16% of neonatologist had this opinion. 58.5% of neonates with RDS had OBJETIVO: Evaluar infraestructura y procesos en las unidades de cuidado intensivo neonatal (NICU de tercer nivel que atienden neonatos con insuficiencia respiratoria financiados por el Seguro Popular. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Formatos validados de: infraestructura; procesos de atención; surtimiento de medicamentos; opinión de médicos y revisión de expedientes clínicos. RESULTADOS: Taquipnea transitoria, insuficiencia respiratoria no especificada y síndrome de dificultad respiratoria (RDS, fueron los más frecuentes. Algunas NICU no tenían neonatólogos o residentes. El surtimiento de medicamentos fue bueno en opinión de 90% de los jefes y de 16% de médicos del staff. El 58.5 % de neonatos con RDS tuvieron <37 semanas de gestación. Recibieron surfactante 34.2% de neonatos con RDS y en 51% la dosis fue superior a la recomendada. La condición al arribar a la NICU fue grave en 89.6%. La mortalidad por RDS fue 14%. CONCLUSIONES: Se emiten recomendaciones de mejora en aspectos de infraestructura y de procesos.

  7. Access to Medicines by Seguro Popular Beneficiaries: Pending Tasks towards Universal Health Coverage.

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    Edson Servan-Mori

    Full Text Available In the context of aiming to achieve universal health coverage in Mexico, this study compares access to prescribed medicines (ATPM between Seguro Popular (SP and non-SP affiliated outpatient health service users.ATPM by 6,123 users of outpatient services was analyzed using the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2012. Adjusted bi-probit models were performed incorporating instrumental variables.17.3% of SP and 10.1% of the non-SP population lacked ATPM. Two-thirds of all outpatient SP and 18.5% of all outpatient non-SP received health services at Ministry of Health facilities, among whom, 64.6 and 53.6% of the SP and non-SP population respectively reported ATPM at these facilities. Lack of medicines in health units, chronic health problems (compared to acute conditions and prescription ≥3 medicines were risk factors for non-ATPM. Adjusted models suggest that when using Ministry of Health services, the SP population has a higher probability of ATMP compared to the non-SP population.Given the aspirations of achieving universal health coverage in Mexico, it is important to increase ATPM in Ministry of Health facilities thereby ensuring basic rights to health care are met.

  8. Primary health care utilization by the mexican indigenous population: the role of the Seguro popular in socially inequitable contexts.

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    Rene Leyva-Flores

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between primary health care utilization and extended health insurance coverage under the Seguro Popular (SP among Mexican indigenous people. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using data from the Mexican National Nutrition Survey 2012 (n = 194,758. Quasi-experimental matching methods and nonlinear regression probit models were used to estimate the influence of SP on primary health care utilization. RESULTS: 25% of the Mexican population reported having no health insurance coverage, while 59% of indigenous versus 35% of non-indigenous reported having SP coverage. Health problems were reported by 13.9% of indigenous vs. 10.5% of non-indigenous; of these, 52.8% and 57.7% respectively, received primary health care (p<0.05. Economic barriers were the most frequent reasons for not using primary health care services. The probability of utilizing primary health care services was 11.5 percentage points higher (p<0.01 for indigenous SP affiliates in comparison with non-indigenous, in similar socioeconomic conditions. CONCLUSION: Socioeconomic conditions, not ethnicity per-se, determine whether people utilize primary health care services. Therefore, SP can be conceived as a public policy strategy which acts as a social buffer by enhancing health care utilization regardless of ethnicity. Further analysis is required to explore the potential gaps as a result of SP coverage among socially vulnerable groups.

  9. APROXIMACIÓN AL CONSTITUCIONALISMO POPULAR

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    Daniel Eduardo Florez Muñoz

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOEn el presente trabajo se expondrán las principales líneas de pensamiento de la corriente de pensamiento iusconstitucional norteamericana conocida como Popular Constitutionalism. Al interior de la cual se realiza un frontal cuestionamiento de las bases democráticas que presuntamente detentan las lecturas del constitucionalismo soportadas en la desconfianza hacia la intervención de pueblo como instancia de decisión política concreta. Palavras- chave: Constitución, Pueblo, Tribunal Constitucional, Control de Constitucionalidad. APPROACH TO POPULAR CONSTITUTIONALISM ABSTRACT In this paper we will present the main lines of thought school of thought known as American iusconstitucional Popular Constitutionalism. Inside the front which makes a questioning of the alleged hold democratic foundations of constitutionalism readings supported the suspicion of the involvement of people, as an actual politic decision. Key-words: Constitution, People, Constitutional Court, Judicial Review. SUMÁRIO1. Introducción 2. Los Orígenes: La clausura del universo político. 3. La Objeción Contramayoritaria. 4. En qué se reconoce el Constitucionalismo Popular? 5. Tipología del Constitucionalismo Popular.

  10. Sistema de Protección Social en Salud y calidad de la atención de hipertensión arterial y diabetes mellitus en centros de salud Quality of health care for diabetic and hipertensive patients in primary care settings servicing Mexican Seguro Popular

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    Maki E Ortiz-Domínguez; Francisco Garrido-Latorre; Ricardo Orozco; Dayana Pineda-Pérez; Marlenne Rodríguez-Salgado

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO. Medir la calidad técnica de la atención a pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DM) e hipertensión arterial (HAS) en los centros de salud (CS) de los Servicios Estatales de Salud de México, al comparar su desempeño según condición de acreditación al Seguro Popular (SP). MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Estudio transversal realizado en 2008. Durante el año previo fue recolectado el historial de atención de 5 444 expedientes de pacientes con DM y 5 827 con HAS. Se determinaron los factores asoci...

  11. Las condiciones de acceso al mercado de seguros en el ordenamiento jurídico español

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    Vercher Moll, Francisco Javier

    2014-01-01

    Cuando el operador jurídico aborda el estudio del Derecho de los seguros, resulta necesario deslindar qué parte de este bloque normativo va a ser objeto de análisis. Como delineación, el Derecho de los seguros privados puede definirse como “el conjunto de normas jurídicas que específicamente disciplinan el estatuto del empresario del seguro privado, el de sus colaboradores y el del contrato de seguro”, Derecho en el que confluyen normas de origen público y privado, lo cual tiene su máximo ref...

  12. Sistema de Protección Social en Salud y calidad de la atención de hipertensión arterial y diabetes mellitus en centros de salud Quality of health care for diabetic and hipertensive patients in primary care settings servicing Mexican Seguro Popular

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    Maki E Ortiz-Domínguez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Medir la calidad técnica de la atención a pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DM e hipertensión arterial (HAS en los centros de salud (CS de los Servicios Estatales de Salud de México, al comparar su desempeño según condición de acreditación al Seguro Popular (SP. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Estudio transversal realizado en 2008. Durante el año previo fue recolectado el historial de atención de 5 444 expedientes de pacientes con DM y 5 827 con HAS. Se determinaron los factores asociados al buen control metabólico de DM (glucosaOBJECTIVE. To assess health care quality provided to type-2 diabetic and hypertensive patients in primary care settings from the Mexican Ministry of Health and to evaluate whether accredited clinics providing services to the Mexican Seguro Popular performed better in terms of metabolic control of those patients compared to the non-accredited. MATERIAL AND METHODS. Cross-sectional study performed on 2008. Previous year clinical measures were obtained from 5 444 diabetic and 5 827 hypertensive patient's clinical records. Adequate metabolic control (glucose <110 mg/dl for diabetes and blood pressure <140/90 mmHg for hypertension associated factors were assessed by multiple-multilevel logistic regression methods. RESULTS. Patients attending accredited clinics were more likely to be controlled, however, metabolic control was not constant over time of accreditation. CONCLUSIONS. Additional efforts are required to monitor accredited clinics' performance in order to maintain both metabolic control and clinical assessment of patients.

  13. Impacto del Seguro Popular en el gasto catastrófico y de bolsillo en el México rural y urbano, 2005-2008 Impact of “Seguro Popular” on catastrophic and out-of-pocket health expenditures in rural and urban Mexico, 2005-2008

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    Sandra G Sosa-Rubí

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Estimar el efecto del Seguro Popular (SP sobre la incidencia del gasto catastrófico en salud (GCS y sobre el gasto de bolsillo en salud (GBS en el mediano plazo. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Con base en la Encuesta de Evaluación del Seguro Popular (2005-2008, se analizaron los resultados del efecto del SP en la cohorte rural para dos años de seguimiento (2006 y 2008 y en la cohorte urbana para un año (2008. RESULTADOS. A nivel conglomerado no se detectaron efectos del SP. A nivel hogar se encontró que el SP tiene un efecto protector en el GCS y en el GBS en consulta externa y hospitalización en zonas rurales; y efectos significativos en la reducción de GBS en consulta externa en zonas urbanas. CONCLUSIONES. El SP se muestra como un programa efectivo para proteger a los hogares contra gastos de bolsillo por motivos de salud en el mediano plazo.OBJECTIVE. To estimate the effect of "Seguro Popular" (SP on the incidence of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE and out-of-pocket (OOP health expenditure in the medium term. MATERIAL AND METHODS. We used the 'Encuesta de Evaluación del SP' -SP Survey Evaluation- (2005-2008. We analyzed the SP effect on the rural cohort during two years of follow-up (2006 and 2008 and in the urban cohort during one year of follow-up (2008. RESULTS. At the local level (regional clusters we did not find an effect of the SP. At the household level we found a protective effect of SP on CHE and the OOP health payments in outpatient and hospitalization in rural areas; and a significant effect on the reduction of OOP health payments in outpatient services in urban zones. CONCLUSIONS. SP seems to be an effective program to protect poor household against out-of-pocket health expenditures in the medium term.

  14. La Siniestralidad en el Seguro de Automóviles en Andalucía frente al resto de España. Un Análisis a través de un Modelo Count Data

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    María del Carmen Melgar Hiraldo

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza las principales variables que influyen en la siniestralidad en el seguro de automóviles. Al tiempo que se determinan tales variables, se pretende comprobar si existen diferencias significativas de comportamiento entre los asegurados de Andalucía y los del conjunto del resto de España. Éste es el objetivo principal de la investigación. Con este fin, se lleva a cabo un análisis econométrico que utiliza datos cedidos por una entidad aseguradora privada, sobre los que se aplica, para estimar el número de siniestros registrados, un modelo binomial negativo inflado de ceros. En nuestro estudio, las observaciones nulas de la variable endógena pueden tener distintas interpretaciones. Los modelos inflados de ceros, de la familia de los count data, permiten abordar esta cuestión. Palabras clave: siniestros, seguro de automóviles,

  15. Seguros Agricolas en Mexico

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    Armando Ramirez Roman; Montserrat Guillen I Estany; Daniel Sanchez-Moscona

    2010-01-01

    Las actividades económicas: agrícola, ganadera, pesquera y forestal, se consideran de alto riesgo por la mayoría de los agentes económicos. Las fuentes de riesgos que enfrentan los productores son: climatológicas, biológicas, de mercado, salud, trabajo y políticas. Estos riesgos tienen impactos directos en el patrimonio y la economía de los productores, así como también daños a la economía regional y nacional. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar el mercado de seguros agrícolas en México ...

  16. Seguro Popular, condiciones psicosociales de trabajo y violencia en empleados de una institución de salud en México: un análisis desde el modelo de los determinantes sociales de la salud / Popular Health Insurance, psychosocial working conditions and violence among the employees of a healthcare provider in Mexico: an analysis based on the model of the social determinants of health

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    Martín Acosta F

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: analizar el impacto de la implementación y operación del Seguro Popular en las condiciones psicosociales de trabajo y la exposición a situaciones y comportamientos de violencia de un grupo de trabajadores que laboran en una institución de salud. Metodología: se realizó un estudio cualitativo bajo el marco de la sociología fenomenológica. Se aplicó una encuesta a 206 trabajadores para valorar las condiciones psicosociales negativas en el entorno laboral. Posteriormente, se identificaron 18 sujetos caso por haber obtenido puntajes negativos altos en la encuesta y haber estado expuestos o haber participado en situaciones y comportamientos de violencia en el trabajo. Resultados y discusión: la implementación y operación del Seguro Popular provocó un deterioro y precarización de las condiciones psicosociales y del proceso de trabajo. La exposición a situaciones y comportamientos de violencia se manifestó como distrés, desgaste emocional, pérdida de la motivación, minusvalía y depresión. Conclusiones: las reformas laborales y de la administración pública, expresadas en un nuevo modelo de gestión organizacional orientado a la eficiencia y reducción de costos prioriza los criterios administrativos y desestima la satisfacción y bienestar de los trabajadores Objective: to analyze the impact of the implementation and operation of the Popular Health Insurance program on the psychosocial working conditions and on the exposure to violent situations and behaviors of a group of workers in a healthcare provider. Methodology: a qualitative study was conducted based on the framework of phenomenological Objective: to analyze the impact of the implementation and operation of the Popular Health Insurance program on the psychosocial working conditions and on the exposure to violent situations and behaviors of a group of workers in a healthcare provider. Methodology: a qualitative study was conducted based on the framework of

  17. Evaluación de un seguro agrario mediante opciones reales

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    Aguado Manzanares, Salomón; Garrido Colmenero, Alberto

    2008-01-01

    En este estudio se aplica la teoría de opciones reales para valorar, desde la óptica del productor, un seguro de rentas contra la caída de los precios de patata en origen. Este seguro fue ofrecido en cinco provincias españolas en 2003 y 2004. Se trata de un seguro índice que no toma como referencia el precio de venta del suscriptor del seguro, sino un índice de precios de patata en el que figuran diversos mercados nacionales e internacionales. Al estar totalmente desligado de los resultados d...

  18. El tratamiento civil de la mala fe del asegurado en el contrato de seguro.

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    Andrés E. Ordoñez Ordoñez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Régimen general de sanciones civiles al dolo del tomador-asegurado en el contrato de seguro: en la declaración del estado del riesgo, en la declaración del valor asegurable, en la agravación del estado del riesgo, en la coexistencia de seguros, en la reclamación y en la realización del riesgo. La particular exposición de las compañías de seguro al dolo del tomador-asegurado por las tendencias generales de la legislación. Análisis de la Jurisprudencia nacional en torno al contrato de seguro que aumenta esa exposición e igualmente análisis de la misma jurisprudencia que, por el contrario, ha servido de instrumento eficaz para controlar el fraude.

  19. Dificultades en la enseñanza de prácticas de sexo seguro y en la adherencia al uso del preservativo

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    Guillermo Terán-Ángel

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Felici taciones a todo el equipo editorial por el lanzamiento de la Revista Avances en Biomedicina, publicación oficial del Instituto de Inmunología Clínica de la Universidad de los Andes. Nuestros mejores augurios para que este órgano de divulgación se consolide nacional e internacionalmente en la difusión de la producción científica de nuestra región. Les agradece mos profundamente la oportunidad que nos ofrecen al sector comunitario, permitiéndonos exponer nuestros puntos de vista que, en este caso en particular , se generan en el seno de las organizaciones que hacemos vida en la respuesta a la epidemia del VIH/sida.

  20. Family healthcare expenditure on children affiliated to the Medical Insurance for a New Generation Gasto en salud de los hogares con niños afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    Evelyne Eugenia Rodríguez-Ortega

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To analyze household health expenditures on children who are beneficiaries of the Medical Insurance for a New Generation (SMNG, program created in 2007 to cover healthcare costs of children without social security born after December 1st, 2006. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the SMNG National Survey, out-the-pocket and catastrophic spending on child health were calculated using several definitions. Results are presented by socioeconomic level, rural and urban areas and for Oportunidades beneficiaries. RESULTS: About 63.3% of households spent an average annual amount of 3320 Mexican pesos (MEX$ on healthcare for beneficiary children. Between 4.3 and 11.6% of households experienced catastrophic spending, depending on the definition adopted. Due to economic trouble, 15.5% of households postponed and 10.0% cancelled medical care for their child. CONCLUSIONS: Even though children are affiliated to the SMNG, the economic burden associated with attending their health is still an issue for families.OBJETIVO: Analizar el gasto en salud y gasto catastrófico en los niños beneficiarios del Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación (SMNG, programa creado en 2007 para niños sin seguridad social nacidos a partir del 1o de diciembre de 2006. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Con información de la Encuesta Nacional del SMNG se calculó el gasto en salud y el gasto catastrófico de los hogares de acuerdo a varias definiciones. Los resultados se presentan por nivel socioeconómico, para zonas urbanas y rurales y por pertenencia al programa Oportunidades. RESULTADOS: El 63.3% de los hogares gastaron en la salud de los niños un promedio anual de 3320 pesos. Entre el 4.3 y el 11.6% de los hogares incurrieron en gasto catastrófico, dependiendo de la definición. Debido a problemas económicos, 15.5% pospuso y 10% no realizó la atención médica del niño. CONCLUSIONES: Aún cuando los hogares están afiliados al SMNG, todavía enfrentan restricciones econ

  1. Costos de la atención médica atribuibles al consumo de tabaco en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social Health care costs attributable to tobacco consumption on a national level in the Mexican Social Security Institute

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    Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Cuantificar el efecto de las enfermedades atribuibles al consumo de tabaco, en términos epidemiológicos (morbilidad y económicos (costos de atención médica, en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS a escala nacional. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Los costos de la atención médica se estimaron desde la perspectiva del proveedor y se empleó la metodología del costeo de enfermedad. A partir de una muestra de pacientes (n= 1 596 atendidos en las unidades médicas se estableció la frecuencia de utilización de servicios en los tres niveles de atención. Para cada enfermedad se consideraron costos promedio por paciente y costos totales de enfermedad, los cuales se mensuraron en pesos mexicanos de 2004. Se calculó la fracción atribuible al consumo de tabaco para cada enfermedad, misma que se usó para atribuir los costos al tabaco. RESULTADOS: Los costos totales anuales de atención médica nacional corresponden a 7 114 millones para el infarto agudo del miocardio, 3 424 millones para la enfermedad vascular cerebral, 1 469 millones para la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica y 102 millones para el cáncer pulmonar. El costo total anual para el IMSS por estas cuatro enfermedades asciende a 12 100 millones de pesos. Los costos atribuibles al consumo de tabaco corresponden a 7 100 millones de pesos, lo cual equivale a 4.3% del gasto de operación de la institución en el año 2004. CONCLUSIONES: Estos resultados confirman el elevado costo de la atención médica de las enfermedades atribuibles al consumo de tabaco en el IMSS y generan información de primera mano necesaria para impulsar las medidas de prevención en esa institución y reforzar las políticas de control del tabaquismo ya aplicadas en México.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost of medical care for the major diseases attributable to tobacco consumption at the IMSS. MATERIAL AND METODS: A cost of illness (COI analysis was carried out from the perspective of the health

  2. Violencia y muerte en el mundo popular: reflexiones en torno al simbolismo de las animas

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    Ricardo Salas Astrain

    1992-01-01

    Here is exposed a reflection arround the symbolism (practices, rituals, bealivings, myths) that build up upun "animitas" somo inhabitants of peasant zones and popular wards of Santiago de Chile. This text analyses the symbolic relation between the death cult and violence. It descrives the typology/topography of this phenomenon, the myth and unjust bealivings that sorround the victim`s death.

  3. Seguro-desemprego e formalidade no mercado de trabalho brasileiro

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    Aline Nogueira Menezes Mourão

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisa a relação entre seguro-desemprego e emprego formal no mercado de trabalho brasileiro. A hipótese central é de que o recebimento deste benefício tem efeito negativo sobre a formalidade do trabalho no período posterior ao seu recebimento. São usados dados da PNAD (1999-2009. Para avaliar o efeito do seguro-desemprego sobre o mercado de trabalho brasileiro, foram estimados modelos de regressão logística. A variável dependente indica a formalidade no trabalho principal. Além de uma série de variáveis independentes (ano da pesquisa, região de residência, situação censitária, sexo, raça, idade e escolaridade, os modelos contêm uma variável de avaliação de política pública (seguro-desemprego e variáveis para analisar a tendência desta política pública no decorrer do tempo. O recebimento do benefício do seguro-desemprego apresenta efeito negativo de 42% sobre a formalidade no trabalho principal no momento posterior ao recebimento do benefício. A análise dos termos interativos permite indicar que reajustes dos valores do benefício, realizados desde 1999, não causaram efeitos relevantes na formalização do trabalho.

  4. Ciclo de Vida de Desarrollo de Software Seguro

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    Robles Gómez, Ericka Jazmín

    2011-01-01

    Los estudios y las publicaciones encontrados hasta el momento hablan de la falta de gestión en las metodologías ágiles y la necesidad de al momento implementar gestión, esta sealo menos tediosa posible en cuanto a capacitación,implementación, documentación y mejora. También se habla de la necesidad de la automatización de cada una de las actividades dentro de las metodologías ágiles. En este documento se propone una solución a la gestión de desarrollar software seguro implementando SDL (Secur...

  5. Incidencia de los Robos y Hurtos en el Sistema de Seguros Agrarios Español.

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    C de Lozano; Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria; Gómez-Barona, J.A.

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    Este trabajo se estudia la viabilidad técnica de incorporar al actual Sistema de Seguros Agrarios Español la cobertura de los robos y hurtos en el medio rural, calculando la prima pura base (Ppb) para todas las producciones agrícolas, ganaderas y medios de producción asegurables dentro del sistema de los Seguros Agrarios Combinados. Los resultados indican que los robos se producen con una mayor influencia sobre los elementos de los riegos por aspersión y de los invernaderos, y la Ppb en conse...

  6. Reflexiones sobre el anteproyecto de ley de contrato de seguro y la designación del beneficiario en el seguro sobre la vida = Reflections on the draft law on the insurance contract and beneficiary designation in on life insurance

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    María Angustias Díaz Gómez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el Anteproyecto de Ley español de Contrato de Seguro, de 8 de abril de 2011, centrándonos en las novedades más significativas que contiene, en el ámbito de los Seguros de las personas, en el seguro sobre la vida y, de un modo más específico, respecto al beneficiario.This paper analyzes the Spanish Draft Law on Insurance Contracts (Anteproyecto de Ley de Contrato de Seguro, dated April 8, 2011, focusing on the most significant developments that contains, in the field of insurance of persons, in life insurance, and in a more specific regard to the insurance beneficiary

  7. “Programa Seguro Médico Siglo xxi”: una propuesta de política pública para fortalecer el derecho a la salud de la primera infancia en México

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    José A. Caballero J.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza los fundamentos jurídicos y la operación del “Programa Seguro Médico Siglo xxi”, con el objeto de elaborar una propuesta de política pública que permita fortalecer su integración en el sistema jurídico mexicano. Actualmente su funcionamiento está sujeto a disposiciones regulatorias de carácter anual, como son el Presupuesto de Egresos de la Federación y las Reglas de Operación de los programas que se derivan del mismo. Lo anterior rivaliza con la trascendencia que este Programa supone para dotar de efectividad al derecho constitucional a la protección de la salud y, de manera específica, a los niños en sus primeras etapas de vida. En ese sentido, en este trabajo se establecen las líneas generales que permitan consolidar el funcionamiento del “Seguro Médico Siglo xxi” dentro del Sistema de Protección Social en Salud (también llamado Seguro Popular, a través de su incorporación en la Ley General de Salud.

  8. Historia local del acceso popular al suelo. El caso de la ciudad de Viña del Mar

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    Nelson Arellano Escudero

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo entrega una síntesis de elementos históricoculturales que aportan a la comprensión del fenómeno de la proliferación de Tomas de Terreno en Viña del Mar, también llamados en Chile, Asentamientos Humanos Precarios. Los antecedentes permiten afirmar que las tomas de terreno no son un fenómeno reciente en Viña del Mar y que tienen una espesa historia con sus respectivos líderes, colaboradores, cómplices, beneficiarios y opositores. Son una manifestación más de la presencia de un grupo social que son los pobladores o, como se les llamará, poblantes. Una segunda serie de datos revelan aspectos de las racionalidades que se ponen en juego en las distintas ópticas de los actores involucrados: el técnico municipal, profesional de ONG, propietario del terreno, dirigente de la organización, poblante, director de Serviu y la prensa escrita. Todos los elementos señalados permiten comprender algunas de las lógicas de acceso al suelo con fines habitacionales y un aspecto del desarrollo urbano para los sectores populares.

  9. The labelling process in popular music: Being-called “musiques émergentes” in Montréal

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    Martin Lussier

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The words used to discuss genres matter. The multiplication of genres and subgenres is accompanied by a growing number of corresponding labels, which are consequently debated and disputed. Using the case of the label “musiques émergentes” (“emerging musics”, which has spread rapidly during the last decade in the cultural landscape of Montréal, Canada, this article examines one debate surrounding this label, focusing on discussions between artists and industry workers and their understanding of the usefulness of such a name/label in today’s popular music milieu. This discussion presents the labelling process as something that constitutes a group rather than capturing the likeness of its members. Drawing on the writings of Giorgio Agamben, the second part of this article examines labelling as a practice that exposes and renders possible the relation of something to something else – a cultural text to a genre – contributing to the production of “musiques émergentes” as a “being-called.”

  10. La reticencia en el contrato de seguro de vida a la luz de los nuevos proyectos

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    María Lucía Acosta

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Teniendo en cuenta que un Proyecto de ley se encuentra a estudio del Parlamento, siendo su aprobación inminente –al menos en apariencia– nos proponemos analizar el instituto de la reticencia en el contrato de seguro de vida, un tema sumamente vigente, pero con la particularidad de abordarlo a la luz de la legislación actual y, al mismo tiempo, desde la perspectiva de la futura ley

  11. Qual o custo governamental do seguro agrícola?

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    Vitor Augusto Ozaki

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Para 2011, estavam previstos R$ 570 milhões ao Programa de Subvenção ao Prêmio do Seguro Rural (PSR, mas apenas R$ 253,4 milhões foram alocados ao Programa em função de contingenciamentos do governo. Apesar disso, foi possível segurar 5,6 milhões de hectares com uma importância segurada de R$ 7,3 bilhões. Mas qual deveria ser o volume de recursos direcionados ao PSR para que todo o crédito de custeio das lavouras pudesse ser coberto pelo mercado segurador? O estudo apresenta uma metodologia para calcular qual deve ser o valor orçamentário médio do PSR para cobrir cem por cento do custeio das lavouras. Para 2011, os resultados sugerem que o volume de recursos deveria ter sido quatro vezes maior do que o valor empenhado. Ademais, os resultados foram desagregados por estado e por culturas agrícolas. A importância do PSR para a massificação do seguro rural é indiscutível. Porém, além dos recursos do PSR estarem subdimensionados, outro problema ameaça a continuidade do Programa. Pelo terceiro ano consecutivo, o PSR tem sofrido graves contingenciamentos que têm impactado negativamente o mercado. Portanto, fica evidente a necessidade de maior esforço do governo federal em ampliar os recursos da subvenção e destiná-los única e integralmente ao PSR.

  12. ¿Necesita seguro médico? (Need Health Insurance?)

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    Suscríbase al seguro de salud de bajo precio con servicios de prevención gratuitos, desde el 1 de octubre del 2013 hasta el 31 de marzo del 2014.  Created: 12/24/2013 by Office of the Associate Director for Policy (OADP), Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC).   Date Released: 12/24/2013.

  13. Cobertura de seguro y estudios clínicos

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    Información sobre los factores que las compañías de seguros médicos toman en cuenta a la hora de decidir si cubrirán los costos de los estudios clínicos y consejos para hacer gestiones con las compañías de seguros médicos.

  14. Violencia y muerte en el mundo popular: reflexiones en torno al simbolismo de las “animas”

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    Ricardo Salas Astrain

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available Here is exposed a reflection arround the symbolism (practices, rituals, bealivings, myths that build up upun "animitas" somo inhabitants of peasant zones and popular wards of Santiago de Chile. This text analyses the symbolic relation between the death cult and violence. It descrives the typology/topography of this phenomenon, the myth and unjust bealivings that sorround the victim`s death.

  15. Historiografia del “Ball de Torrent”: De la moixiganga barroca al quadre de balls populars valencians (1692-1929

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    Raül Sanchis Francés

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    Full Text Available Resum: El Ball de Torrent és una moixiganga dramàtica popular escenificada a la ciutat de València i altres indrets del País Valencià des de finals del segle XVII fins a principis del segle XX. Estava organitzada per agrupacions gremials, juntes d’hospitals o clavaris de festes i protagonitzada per personatges agrupats en comparses que representaven una paròdia sobre les relacions entre les estructures de poder i les classes populars. Tot i la variabilitat segons el moment històric, es conforma com una mescla de quadres amb danses, música i jocs teatrals. El ball interacciona de diverses formes amb algunes festes valencianes i és, probablement, una de les mostres de teatre de carrer més nostrades i menys estudiades de la València Moderna. En aquest article es realitza una revisió bibliogràfica crítica i una primera anàlisi historiogràfica.Paraules clau: Ball de Torrent, Dansa i música tradicional, Teatre, Moixiganga, Festa valencianaAbstract: Ball de Torrent (Dance of Torrent is a popular dramatic masquerade staged in Valencia since the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth. It was organized by guilds, hospital managements or festival organizers. The actors were grouped in associations representing a parody on the relationships between power structures and popular classes. Despite the variability depending on the historical period, it consisted of a mixture of episodes or scenes with dance, music and theatre games. Any Festivals in Valencia are connected with the Ball de Torrent. It’s probably one of the most interesting samples of street theatre and studied under of the Modern Valencia. This paper analyses historical sources to review and critique bibliography.Keywords: Dance of Torrent, Traditional Dance and Music, Theatre, Masquerade, Feasts of Valencia

  16. La arquitectura popular como base de una arquitectura bioclimática. Aplicación al enfriamiento pasivo

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    Esteban Sáiz, José Luis

    1986-01-01

    In this work it is described de diversity of popular architectures that can be found in Spain due to the strong climatological influence in the different zones of the country. It is also pointed out their similarity with the architecture of other countries, independently of the connexions existing between their dwellers. The rise of new tendencies in construction has brought the need to investigate on new architectural design adapted to ambient conditions considering thermophysical conce...

  17. La arquitectura popular como base de una arquitectura bioclimática. Aplicación al enfriamiento pasivo

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    Esteban Sáiz, José Luis

    1986-11-01

    Full Text Available In this work it is described de diversity of popular architectures that can be found in Spain due to the strong climatological influence in the different zones of the country. It is also pointed out their similarity with the architecture of other countries, independently of the connexions existing between their dwellers. The rise of new tendencies in construction has brought the need to investigate on new architectural design adapted to ambient conditions considering thermophysical conceipts, which till now were not used, since a so called bioclimatic architecture woulbe be reached.En este artículo se describe la diversidad arquitectónica popular que puede apreciarse en España debido, en parte, a la gran influencia climatológica de las diferentes regiones. Se hace resaltar la indudable similitud con otros países, de condiciones ambientales análogas, independientemente de las relaciones que hayan existido entre sus moradores. La entrada de tendencias innovadoras en la edificación ha requerido investigar sobre nuevos diseños constructivos adecuados a las condiciones ambientales y considerando conceptos termofísicos, que hasta el momento actual no se utilizaban, hasta llegar a una arquitectura que pudiéramos llamar bioclimática.

  18. Costos por ausentismo laboral atribuibles al consumo de tabaco en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social y en México, 2006-2009 Absenteeism attributable to smoking in the Mexican Social Security Institute, 2006-2009

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    Carlos Manuel Guerrero-López

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Calcular los costos por ausentismo laboral atribuibles al tabaquismo en los asegurados del IMSS y población ocupada en México para el periodo 2006-2009. MATERIAL y MÉTODOS: Los costos se estimaron usando fracciones atribuibles para cáncer pulmonar, enfermedad cerebrovascular, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica e infarto agudo de miocardio, así como registros de salarios y días de incapacidad por esas enfermedades en asegurados del IMSS. Los parámetros encontrados se extrapolaron a la población ocupada. RESULTADOS: El IMSS erogó 143.9 millones de pesos a precios de 2009 atribuibles al tabaquismo como subsidio por incapacidad en el período 2006-2009. La productividad perdida atribuible al tabaquismo en asegurados del IMSS ascendió a 298.2 millones de pesos y a 437.8 millones de pesos en población ocupada del país en el mismo período. CONCLUSIONES: El tabaquismo impone costos importantes a las instituciones de seguridad en el país y causa pérdidas en la productividad. Por tanto, deben fortalecerse las políticas gubernamentales de control del tabaco incluidas en el Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco.OBJECTIVE: To calculate the absenteeism costs by lung cancer, cerebrovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute myocardial infarction attributable to smoking in the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS and the occupied population from 2006 to 2009. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Productivity loss data from selected illnesses were obtained from IMSS records. The smoking attributable fraction was used, and extrapolation to occupied population was conducted. RESULTS: IMSS paid $143.9 million pesos (2009 prices attributable to smoking between 2006 and 2009. The productivity loss was $298.2 million pesos and $437.8 million pesos in the occupied population, attributable to smoking. CONCLUSIONS: Tobacco smoking implies costs to the individual, families and society, which urge to strengthen policies

  19. Cantando reconciliación. La aportación de la música popular al proceso de reconciliación en Australia

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    Roger Bonastre Sirerol

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    Full Text Available Centrando su atención en la obra y actividades de los cantautores australianos Neil Murray, Shane Howard, Paul Kelly y la banda Midnight Oil, el presente artículo expone y explora la aportación de la música popular al proceso de reconciliación entre australianos indígenas y australianos de otros orígenes. A este respecto, observadas en su contexto sociopolítico las trayectorias de dichos músicos ofrecen comunes y abundantes elementos de estudio para considerar su participación en el citado proceso de reconciliación.

  20. De la redacción al juicio: la primera acción popular como explotación periodística del suceso criminal

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    La cobertura del Crimen de la Calle Fuencarral supuso el arranque del sensacionalismo en España. La nueva prensa informativa potenció el drama y el suspense en las informaciones en torno al suceso con el objetivo de mejorar sus ventas. Además, algunos periódicos de Madrid, que desconfiaban de la acción de los tribunales, impulsaron la primera acusación popular registrada en España, en un episodio que recuerda la acción de la prensa estadounidense defensora del lema «I make news». Este artícul...

  1. The labelling process in popular music: Being-called “musiques émergentes” in Montréal

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    Martin Lussier

    2011-01-01

    The words used to discuss genres matter. The multiplication of genres and subgenres is accompanied by a growing number of corresponding labels, which are consequently debated and disputed. Using the case of the label “musiques émergentes” (“emerging musics”), which has spread rapidly during the last decade in the cultural landscape of Montréal, Canada, this article examines one debate surrounding this label, focusing on discussions between artists and industry workers and their understanding ...

  2. Feeding practices and nutritional status of Mexican children affiliated to the Medical Insurance for a New Generation Prácticas de alimentación y estado de nutrición de los niños mexicanos afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    Samuel Flores-Huerta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To identify feeding practices and nutritional status in children affiliated to the Medical Insurance for a New Generation (SMNG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An in-home survey addressed to mothers which included anthropometric measures of children; performed in March and April 2009 in Mexican States. RESULTS: The prevalence of any form of breastfeeding was (months 6-11: 67.9%; 12-17: 43.6%; 18-23: 26.4%; >23: 16.7%; with higher figures in rural children. BF duration was eight months. Continued breastfeeding at 1 year of age was 43%. At 1 year of age, almost all children consumed fruits, vegetables, cereals and legumes; however, 13.5%-20.3% did not consume foods of animal origin, but ~84% and ~60% consumed fried and sweet foods and soft drinks. Nutrisano (a food supplement was consumed by just 2/3 of the Oportunidades Children. Stunting and overweight were the predominant alterations of nutritional status. CONCLUSION: Improving the nutritional status of children affiliated to the SMNG requires promotion of appropriate healthy dietary practices and the surveillance of infant growth.OBJETIVO: Conocer las prácticas de alimentación y estado nutricio de niños protegidos por el Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación (SMNG. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Encuesta en hogares realizada en marzo y abril de 2009 en los diferentes estados de México. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de lactancia materna fue (meses 6-11: 67,9%; 12-17: 43,6%; 18-23: 26.4%;> 23: 16,7%, la duración fue ocho meses. La lactancia materna continuada a 1 año fue 43%. Al año, casi todos los niños consumen frutas y verduras, cereales y leguminosas, pero los de origen animal no están consolidados. Una gran proporción de niños de un año consume alimentos potencialmente obesogénicos; 2/3 de los niños de Oportunidades consumen Nutrisano. El retraso del crecimiento y el sobrepeso fueron las alteraciones predominantes del estado nutricional. CONCLUSIÓN: Mejorar el estado nutricional de

  3. La prueba del Contrato de Seguro a partir de la expedición de la Ley 389 de 1997

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    Full Text Available El contrato de seguro en Colombia fue modificado por la Ley 389 de 1997. En dicha reforma se le dio el carácter de consensual al contrato y se limitó su prueba al escrito y la confesión; pues bien, con este trabajo se pretende demostrar que a pesar de la restricción probatoria que ostenta el contrato, su existencia al interior del ordenamiento jurídico colombiano sepuede demostrar utilizando todos los demás medios probatorios consagrados en la ley procesal, excluyendo en principio la prueba testimonial pero con marcadas excepciones, por cuanto el contrato de seguro es un contrato con formalidad ad probationem, y como tal debe ser su tratamiento.

  4. LA REBELIÓN POPULAR DE LOS TERRAZGUEROS: ¿ETNOGÉNESIS TEMPRANA FRENTE AL COLONIALISMO ESPAÑOL?

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    Israel Jurado Zapata

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    Full Text Available El proceso colonial español en lo que hoy conocemos como México propició importantes cambios sociales, políticos y económicos, donde los pueblos indígenas fueron activos partícipes de la construcción de su devenir histórico. En el caso de los pueblos nahuas del Altiplano central en particular, las antiguas propiedades de su organización social como unidades productivas o barrios denominados calpultin, que les permitían defender sus intereses colectivos, aunado a los intereses coloniales por la desintegración del poder político y económico de caciques indios y encomenderos españoles, y al creciente malestar social a causa de las crisis, económicas, políticas, sociales y demográficas que aquejaron al territorio durante todo el siglo XVI, se concatenaron para llevar a los indígenas del “común” (campesinos principalmente a emprender la llamada “Rebelión de los terrazgueros”, lucha “popular” por la reconfiguración del “pacto social”, génesis de la República de Indios en la Nueva España, reinvención ontológica del ser indígena en el contexto colonial y estrategia político-económica de la colonia para establecer las bases que le llevarían a prosperar pos casi tres siglos.

  5. Vínculo afectivo al nacimiento. Apego seguro

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    El propósito de este trabajo es realizar una revisión bibliográfica de la literatura científica sobre los beneficios de establecer un buen vínculo afectivo desde el nacimiento y la necesidad de informar desde las consultas de enfermeras/os y de matronas, así como desde los hospitales. Desde Freud y el psicoanálisis (1905) se ha publicado gran información sobre la vinculación afectiva temprana y la importancia de su correcto desarrollo para la formación de la personalidad, y sin embargo, los b...

  6. Las reformas al consejo de la magistratura: oportunidades perdidas para un Poder Judicial democrático y popular

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    Full Text Available El ensayo hace un análisis de las diferentes reformas al Consejo de la Magistratura, sobre todo en su composición, atribuciones y métodos de elección de consejeros. Se enfoca en la última reforma y el fallo de la Corte Suprema que la invalidó, declarándola inconstitucional. De la mano del estudio de las leyes y dicho fallo, se analiza la reforma desde la teoría interpretativa procedimentalista y se concluye que se han perdido varias oportunidades de crear un órgano de selección, remoción de jueces y de administración del presupuesto del Poder Judicial que promueva la diversidad ideológica dentro de ese poder, fomente la participación y control ciudadano en dicho órgano y transparente la elección de los jueces. Finalmente se proponen algunas reformas en ese sentido, que sí respetan los principios rectores de la institución.

  7. Utilization of healthcare services among children members of Medical Insurance for a New Generation Utilización de servicios de atención a la salud en niños afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the utilization and associated factors for preventive and curative care utilization among children affiliated to the Medical Insurance for a New Generation (SMNG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from the 2009 National Survey of SMNG was analyzed. RESULTS: The analysis represented 1 316 867 children; 25% of urban and 37.5% of rural mothers that took their children to well-child visits. Covariates associated with preventive care utilization were children 35 years, mother's literacy level of bachelor degree, housewife, attendance at >7 antenatal care visits, and living in a rural area. Curative care: 12% attended emergency room services, 5.4% were hospitalized and 66% received ambulatory care. Covariates associated with curative care utilization: child history of frequent diseases, mother living with husband/partner, mother's literacy level of bachelor degree, attendance >7 antenatal care visits and having paid work. CONCLUSION: It is needed to reinforce the programs encouraging mothers to seek preventive care regularly.OBJETIVO: Describir el uso y factores asociados para la atención preventiva y curativa de niños afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación (SMNG. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Análisis de la información de la Encuesta Nacional SMNG 2009. RESULTADOS: El análisis representó 1316867 niños; 25% de madres urbanas y 37,5% de rurales que llevaron a sus hijos para atención preventiva. Variables asociadas con atención preventiva regular: niños 35 años, escolaridad licenciatura, ama de casa, asistencia a >7 visitas de atención prenatal y vivienda en zona rural. 12% acudió a servicios de urgencias, 5,4% fueron hospitalizados y 66% recibió atención ambulatoria. Antecedentes de enfermedades infecciosas, madre que vive con su esposo o pareja, escolaridad licenciatura, asistencia a >7 visitas prenatales y tener un trabajo remunerado se asociaron con la utilización de servicios curativos. CONCLUSIÓN: Es

  8. The use of the tracer methodology to assess the quality of care for patients enrolled in Medical Insurance for a New Generation El uso de la metodología de trazadores para la evaluación de la calidad de la atención en pacientes afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    Luis Durán-Arenas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of care provided at medical units that provide services to Medical Insurance for a New Generation (SMNG enrollees. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tracer methodology was used in a sample of 82 medical units selected in fifteen states of Mexico and data collected in November 2009. RESULTS: Problems were found to locate the minimal number of the 18 medical charts requested in three of the tracers. The first level of care on the average reports that the quality of the process of care is 6, in a 10 point scale. In the second level improves and the third level of care is better qualified. CONCLUSIONS: The tracer methodology has enabled us to assess the quality of care. There is room for improvement in the medical units of the state health services, to that end should be directed the efforts in the health system in Mexico.OBJETIVO: Evaluar la calidad de la atención en unidades médicas que prestan servicios a afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación (SMNG. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se utilizó la metodología de trazadores en una muestra de 82 unidades médicas seleccionadas en quince estados de la República mexicana y los datos fueron recolectados en noviembre de 2009. RESULTADOS: En tres de los trazadores no se encontró el número de expedientes en las 18 unidades médicas. En el primer nivel de atención se reporta que la calidad del proceso de atención es de 6 en una escala de 0 a 10. La calidad mejora en el segundo nivel, y es la más alta en el tercer nivel. CONCLUSIONES: Se evaluó la calidad e identificaron oportunidades de mejora en la calidad de las unidades médicas del SMNG. Hacia ese objetivo deben ser dirigidos los esfuerzos en el sistema de salud en México.

  9. Músicas populares

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    Martí Pérez, Josep

    1998-01-01

    ---> A pesar de que continuamente hablemos de «músicas populares urbanas» o de «música popular» haciendo referencia a la actual producción musical, difícilmente hallaremos una definición satisfactoria del concepto. En realidad, este concepto solamente es explicable a través de criterios contextuales de tipo sociocultural fuertemente marcados por poderosos componentes ideológicos. Esta misma ideología contribuye a configurar un tipo de percepción social hacia estas músicas que dificulta el pod...

  10. Popular Job

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2006-01-01

    In a tight job market, more and more young Chinese are opting for the civil service A hundred years after the 1,300-year-old imperial civil service examination system was abolished in the early 20th century, the Confucian idea that one who excels academically should pursue a career in government service seems to have become popular again among young Chinese. But the view now has

  11. El seguro popular de salud en México: Desarrollo y retos para el futuro

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    Gustavo Nigenda

    2005-01-01

    México, entre los países Latino Americanos, es uno de los que presenta el mayor porcentaje de gasto de salud del bolsillo, incluso entre los grupos más pobres. Esto demuestra la disponibilidad de las familias en pagar por bienes y servicios de salud cuando no hay suficiente cobertura de las estructuras públicas tradicionales. La creación de mecanismos de aseguramiento utilizando parte de los recursos gastos voluntariamente por las familias, permite aumentar la racionalidad y efectividad del g...

  12. El seguro obligatorio contra enfermedades e invalidez

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    Gómez Hurtado, Gustavo

    2011-01-01

    No es desconocido este importante tema médico-social entre los colegas federados. Algunas publicaciones de "Heraldo Médico", entre otras; el interesante artículo del doctor Fidel Torres León, publicado en este mismo órgano en agosto de 1940, nos han traído interesantes puntos de discusión al respecto; pero parece que no despertaron más que un entusiasmo momentáneo. Sin embargo, a las medidas de solidaridad social frente a los enemigos eternos del hombre: la Enfermedad, la Invalidez y la Muert...

  13. MANUAL DEL TRABAJO SEGURO EN ALTURAS

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    Bedoya-Marrugo Elias Alberto

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el inicio de la historia, el ser humano siempre buscó la manera de sobrevivir mediante la elaboración de herramientas como piedras y lanzas para capturar a sus presas; algunas, de gran tamaño, le ocasionaban lesiones y bajas en sus grupos de caza. En virtud de ello, indagaba sobre cómo protegerse de todos los peligros a los que estaba expuesto para evitar lastimarse. Con el transcurrir del tiempo, las personas continuaron buscando las manera de cuidar su vida en todos los entornos, principalmente en el ámbito laboral. Con la Revolución Industrial se dio el despertar para encontrar alternativas que protegieran al trabajador dentro y fuera de una empresa.

  14. Lectura de las Formas Típicas de los Asentamientos Populares. Su Problemática y Aporte al Diseño Normativo mediante Estudio de Casos

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    Mónica Martínez Rusconi

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Las formas de ocupación de la tierra por las viviendas populares adquiere características peculiares comparadas a las de otros grupos socio-económicos. Su problemática presenta dos situaciones complementarias como son: alto grado de deterioro ambiental y pérdida de la calidad del paisaje natural y /o construido, que trae como consecuencia, una disminución de las condiciones de calidad de vida de la población. Entre las causas que producen el deterioro ambiental, están la falta de servicios de infraestructura básicos -agua y cloacas principalmente– cuyo efecto es la contaminación acelerada del suelo y de los cursos de agua existentes, sumado al crecimiento por densificación, que produce un uso intensivo de la tierra, de los servicios y los equipamientos de un determinado sector urbano. Complementariamente, la pérdida de la calidad del paisaje se manifiesta en una inadecuación de lo construido a las normas existentes, por desconocimiento o incumplimiento, llevando a la adopción de formas de ocupación cada vez más alejadas de los “modelos” propuestos. La hipótesis en desarrollo no busca evaluar la validez de las normas existentes sobre las áreas homogéneas abordadas, sino averiguar cómo la lectura del patrón analítico de los asentamientos populares podría contribuir a realizar adecuaciones futuras, ratificar o proponer pautas de diseño en cada caso. En consecuencia, este trabajo realiza un diagnóstico del patrón analítico de casos de áreas homogéneas ubicadas en diferentes contextos y situaciones, de manera de sacar conclusiones que nos permitan aproximar la hipótesis propuesta. Para el análisis diagnóstico se utiliza como instrumento el estudio del patrón de asentamiento analítico, con relación a usos del suelo –residencia- y formas de ocupación. En cada caso, se aborda el estudio de tipos, a partir de una manzana, las parcelas que la conforman y las formas en que las

  15. Dinamização de mediadores de seguros

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    Moreira, Nuno Alexandre Pais

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    O seguro (quase) sempre existiu, mudando, apenas, as respectivas formas, objectos e objectivos, que se foram moldando e adaptando à evolução rápida e contínua da sociedade através dos tempos. Desde a antiguidade, quando as condições de vida eram ligadas à natureza e os acontecimentos futuros pareciam depender da sorte ou de circunstâncias alheias à vontade dos homens, as sociedades mais organizadas tentaram encontrar meios para diminuir os riscos envolvidos nas suas actividades...

  16. Seguros de salud públicos y privados: el caso chileno

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    Luis García Núñez

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available En las últimas dos décadas Chile experimentó una profunda reforma en el área de los seguros de salud, estableciéndose una nueva configuración del sector con la coexistencia de un seguro público de salud junto a seguros privados. Este ensayo analiza un hecho estilizado del caso chileno: la presencia mayoritaria de personas de bajos ingresos y alto riesgo en el seguro público, observándose todo lo contrario en los seguros privados. Se desarrolla un modelo bisectorial basado en la teorfa estándar de seguros, el cual explica por qué razones las personas escogen entre el seguro público o algún seguro privado dadas las reglas de juego de los dos sub-sistemas.---In the last two decades, the Chilean health sector suffered a deep reform, establishing a new scheme with two sectors: the public health insurance and many private health insurance companies. This essay analyzes a especial outcome in the Chilean health insurance sector: the majority of the people within the public health insurance belong to a group with low incomes and high risk, noticing the opposite situation in the private health system. This paper develops a two-sector model based on the standard insurance theory, which explains the reasons why people choose between the public health insurance and a private health insurance, given the rules of both sub-systems.

  17. Emigration as popular culture

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    Sabry, Tarik

    2005-01-01

    Abstract This article explores the symbolic dimensions of emigration by enquiring into the relationship between emigration as a social phenomenon in Morocco, and Moroccan popular culture. The article critiques the discourses of unity and reconciliation inherent in analyses of Moroccan popular culture and contends that the popular in Moroccan popular culture is a pseudo-popular that speaks for the voices of ...

  18. En los orígenes de la crisis de la seguridad social: el caso de los seguros sociales

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    Oscar Rodríguez Salazar

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Con la adopción de los seguros económicos confluyó un conjunto de circunstancias: En primer lugar, se hacía necesario estabilizar y consolidar el proyecto de seguridad social Colombiano; para lograr esta meta era prioritario dar una respuesta definitiva a las dificultades financieras por las que atravesaba el Instituto Colombiano de Seguros Sociales. Al disponer de apreciables recursos, el Déficit hospitalario comenzaría a resolverse, con lo cual la calidad en la prestación de los servicios de Enfermedad general y Maternidad mejoraría considerablemente, además de estar solucionando los problemas de salud. Los conflictos sociales originados en las demandas laborales por compensación pecuniaria a causa de Accidentes de Trabajo y Enfermedad Profesional (ATEP se salían del ámbito de la empresa y le correspondía al Gobierno responder por estas solicitudes; de manera indirecta se estaba contribuyendo a generar un clima de paz conveniente para lograr las metas de crecimiento económico.

  19. Evaluación del componente infantil del Seguro Público de Salud de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Evaluation of the child component of the Buenos Aires Public Health Insurance

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    Natalia Yavich

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar si el Seguro Público de Salud de la Provincia de Buenos Aires fortaleció el papel del primer nivel de atención y mejoró el acceso y la integralidad de la atención. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: En 2006 se realizó una encuesta domiciliaria en ocho municipios (n=2 413. Se recolectó información sobre utilización de servicios entre beneficiarios del Seguro Público de Salud menores de ocho años. Se aplicaron pruebas de hipótesis para captar diferencias significativas entre beneficiarios con distintos patrones de uso de servicios y perfiles municipales de implementación del Seguro. RESULTADOS: Más de 95% de los beneficiarios recibieron atención utilizando el Seguro u otros servicios. El uso del Seguro varió significativamente entre perfiles municipales. Los beneficiarios que utilizaron el Seguro y otros servicios lograron una mayor integralidad de la atención y acceso a consultas médicas que quienes utilizaron el Seguro exclusivamente. El uso de hospitales fue significativamente menor entre usuarios del Seguro. CONCLUSIONES: El Seguro fue más efectivo al estar articulado con la red de servicios municipales.OBJECTIVE: Evaluate if the Insurance strengthened the primary care role and enhanced healthcare access and comprehensiveness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through a household survey (n=2 413; year 2006 we collected data on utilization of health services by under 8 year old beneficiaries from 8 municipalities. We used hypothesis tests to identify significant differences between municipal profiles of Insurance implementation and beneficiaries grouped by utilization patterns. RESULTS: Although more than 95% of children received medical healthcare in each municipality (using the Insurance and other services, the Insurance utilization varied significantly by municipal profile. Access to comprehensive healthcare and consultation rates were significantly higher for those beneficiaries who used the Insurance along with other health

  20. Gauchito Gil, entre la adoración y la justicia divina. Un acercamiento al mito religioso popular desde la comunicación

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    Mauro Daniel Salvador

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    Full Text Available El mito religioso popular en la actualidad se revela a través de una figura emblemática en Argentina: el Gauchito Gil. La manifestación cultural que se genera entorno a su adoración, con una concurrencia cada vez mayor los ocho de enero de cada año por fieles y devotos, es registro de un proceso que implica cuestiones tales como la gratitud, identidad, los usos y costumbres. El Gaucho milagroso genera un discurso que logra reivindicar a sectores marginados, en el nombre de la fe, es un paso que alimenta la figura y la historia de un personaje a cuasi santo. Los rasgos martinfierrescos de su vida, su participación en el federalismo, su injusta muerte, son emblema de un círculo que se registra en otras obras y en diferentes lenguajes a lo largo de los doscientos años de patria. Se intenta aproximar desde la comunicación para ahondar en la conexión cultural que proyecta el Gauchito Gil con múltiples expresiones, junto a la potencia del mito en diferentes soportes; intensificar dicho proceso como reconocimiento de la rica variedad y la notoria fuerza que surge en la búsqueda – y nexo- de justicia y creencia religiosa.

  1. Las nuevas tendencias del derecho de seguros en las legislaciones más recientes de los países latinoamericanos

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    Andrés Ordóñez Ordóñez

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En los años recientes, varios países latinoamericanos han realizado importantes reformas a sus legislaciones relacionadas con la disciplina privada del contrato de seguro. Particularmente Chile y Perú procedieron a ello, en el primer caso, sustituyendo el capítulo correspondiente al contrato de seguro en su Código de Comercio de muy antigua vigencia, y en el segundo, expidiendo una ley específica sobre el tema. También países como México y Panamá, dentro del marco de sus normas de derecho público destinadas a regular la actividad financiera y de seguros, han expedido leyes nuevas relacionadas con la vigilancia y el control de la actividad aseguradora, que necesariamente se proyectan en mayor o menor medida sobre las relaciones particulares que surgen entre asegurados y aseguradores. El conocimiento de esas nuevas legislaciones es un elemento insustituible para la reforma que tarde o temprano deberá operarse sobre la nuestra que data ya de más de cuarenta años. Temas como la reticencia o inexactitud en la declaración del estado del riesgo, la agravación del riesgo, la imperatividad de las normas regulatorias del contrato, la identificación de las partes, la regulación de la oferta y de la etapa precontractual en el contrato de seguro, y muchas otras, son objeto de análisis y comentario en este artículo.

  2. Las nuevas tendencias del derecho de seguros en las legislaciones más recientes de los países latinoamericanos

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    Andrés Ordóñez Ordóñez

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available En los años recientes, varios países latinoamericanos han realizado importantes reformas a sus legislaciones relacionadas con la disciplina privada del contrato de seguro. Particularmente Chile y Perú procedieron a ello, en el primer caso, sustituyendo el capítulo correspondiente al contrato de seguro en su Código de Comercio de muy antigua vigencia, y en el segundo, expidiendo una ley específica sobre el tema. También países como México y Panamá, dentro del marco de sus normas de derecho público destinadas a regular la actividad financiera y de seguros, han expedido leyes nuevas relacionadas con la vigilancia y el control de la actividad aseguradora, que necesariamente se proyectan en mayor o menor medida sobre las relaciones particulares que surgen entre asegurados y aseguradores. El conocimiento de esas nuevas legislaciones es un elemento insustituible para la reforma que tarde o temprano deberá operarse sobre la nuestra que data ya de más de cuarenta años. Temas como la reticencia o inexactitud en la declaración del estado del riesgo, la agravación del riesgo, la imperatividad de las normas regulatorias del contrato, la identificación de las partes, la regulación de la oferta y de la etapa precontractual en el contrato de seguro, y muchas otras, son objeto de análisis y comentario en este artículo.

  3. Caracterización de la violencia urbana en Barranquilla desde la construcción noticiosa en la prensa popular. Caso del periódico Al Día

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    Isaías Molina-Jácome

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la violencia urbana que se expone en la prensa popular, desde la teoría de la construcción noticiosa, con el fin de comprender cómo se construye la violencia urbana en los medios impresos. Para ello escogió el periódico Al Día, de la ciudad de Barranquilla, Colombia, en un corte que va desde mayo de 2007 hasta abril de 2008.La naturaleza de la investigación fue de tipo descriptiva, la técnica usada fue el análisis de contenidos y la metodología, cuali-cuantitativa. El diseño fue transaccional, no experimental y la muestra seleccionada no probabilística.Los objetivos específicos fueron: establecer los principales rasgos que caracterizan la agenda, cómo se construye la violencia urbana, cuáles son los lugares donde ocurren los hechos violentos y las características del contenido de los mensajes de la fotografía de la prensa popular.La investigación concluyó con una descripción de la violencia urbana basada en encuadres de enfrentamiento e interés humano, con una violencia física o corporal, de género masculino, con una ocupación que no aparece registrada y unos lugares violentos que pertenecen al suroccidente y suroriente de la ciudad. Además, con una noticia (texto y fotografía de baja calidad informativa que usa la violencia para atrapar al lector sin tener en cuenta el drama que arrastra.

  4. Caracterización de la violencia urbana en Barranquilla desde la construcción noticiosa en la prensa popular. Caso del periódico Al Día

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    Isaías Molina-Jácome

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    Este artículo analiza la violencia urbana que se expone en la prensa popular, desde la teoría de la construcción noticiosa, con el fin de comprender cómo se construye la violencia urbana en los medios impresos. Para ello escogió el periódico Al Día, de la ciudad de Barranquilla, Colombia, en un corte que va desde mayo de 2007 hasta abril de 2008.La naturaleza de la investigación fue de tipo descriptiva, la técnica usada fue el análisis de contenidos y la metodología, cuali-cuantitativa. El di...

  5. Análisis de los factores de riesgo en el seguro de automóvil mediante ecuaciones estructurales

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    María Jesús Segovia-Vargas

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    Full Text Available La gestión de riesgos, asociada al seguro del automóvil, es una cuestión crucial a la que se enfrentan en la actualidad tanto actuarios como profesionales del sector. Es clave seleccionar adecuadamente los factores de riesgos para asignar las tarifas a los asegurados en función del riesgo asociado. Por tanto, el objetivo de este trabajo es comprobar empíricamente la validez de la utilización de los niveles de “bonus-malus” para clasificar adecuadamente a los asegurados a través de dos modelos de ecuaciones estructurales. Los análisis sobre una muestra de 4.365 pólizas automovilísticas españolas descritas a través de 11 factores de riesgo muestran que la variable BM contribuye a mejorar la capacidad explicativa del modelo pero no de manera significativa.

  6. Popular music from Greenland

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    Popular music from Greenland – Globalization, nationalism and performance of place. This thesis is based on fieldwork done within the popular music scene in Greenland from 2008 to 2014. It engages with the question of how music and conceptions of the nation (Greenland) affect each other in social...... spaces, and analyses on how popular music can be used to construct senses of place and situate individuals within these places. The thesis is centered on four articles that engage with Greenlandic popular music from different perspectives. The first article looks at the historical development in inducing...... a sense of place in popular music. The second probes different strategies for co-branding popular music and Greenland. The third is concerned with music consumption patterns among Greenlandic youth. And the fourth article engages with an alternative form of nationalism found within the Nuuk underground...

  7. Popularity Contagion among Adolescents

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    Marks, Peter E. L.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Crick, Nicki R.

    2012-01-01

    This study aimed to support the theory of popularity contagion, which posits that popularity spreads among friends spontaneously and regardless of behavioral changes. Peer nominations of status and behavior were collected annually between 6th and 12th grades from a total of 1062 adolescents. Longitudinal hypotheses were mostly supported using path…

  8. Classifications in popular music

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    A. van Venrooij; V. Schmutz

    2015-01-01

    The categorical system of popular music, such as genre categories, is a highly differentiated and dynamic classification system. In this article we present work that studies different aspects of these categorical systems in popular music. Following the work of Paul DiMaggio, we focus on four questio

  9. Popular Music Performance Class.

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    Ginocchio, John

    2001-01-01

    Discusses the creation and content of a high school course on popular music performance. Describes how the teacher decided on aspects of the course, such as student background, transcription exercises, the student report on a popular music artist, and opportunities for performance. Reflects on what the teacher learned from the experience. (CMK)

  10. O mediador de seguros e a fidelização

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    Correia, Vítor Manuel

    2015-01-01

    A temática do presente trabalho centra-se na fidelização do cliente ao mediador de seguros e análise da respetiva satisfação. Recorreu-se à revisão de literatura com intuito de ajudar a compreender melhor os conceitos com relevo para o estudo, como a satisfação e a fidelização. Realizou-se um estudo junto de clientes, de uma companhia de seguros do distrito de Bragança, objetivando avaliar o grau de satisfação e de fidelização bem como a exposição dos mediadores de seguros a ameaça de novo...

  11. Popular Chat Day Q & A

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    ... Popular Chat Day Q & A Popular Chat Day Q & A Read students’ most popular questions about drug ... Day Chat Day Participant FAQs Popular Chat Day Q & A Search Chat Day Transcripts Past Chat Day ...

  12. El seguro de enfermedad en España: un análisis estocástico

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    Melgar Hiraldo, María del Carmen

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se centra en el estudio del seguro privado de enfermedad en España durante el periodo 1981-1997, dada la importancia de este sector en la actividad aseguradora de nuestro país. Mostramos en primer lugar las principales características del mercado del seguro médico, destacando la importancia de las cifras del grado de equilibrio técnico en este ramo, que se mueven por debajo de las correspondientes a la actividad aseguradora en su conjunto. El mayor componente del grado de equilibrio técnico es la relación entre el importe de siniestralidad y la recaudación de primas, que se mantiene a lo largo de todo el periodo objeto de estudio en torno al 80-85%, lo que nos lleva a prever una gran interdependencia entre las variables consideradas. Este hecho se ve ratificado por un análisis estocástico en el que, a través de un modelo de regresión lineal uniecuacional, estudiamos la dependencia del importe de la siniestralidad respecto a diversas variables de entre las más relevantes del sector, junto con el P.I.B.; siguiendo un proceso iterativo, donde se elimina en cada paso aquella variable que resulta menos significativa, llegamos a expresar el importe de la siniestralidad únicamente en función de la recaudación de primas y del P.I.B., pudiendo incluso prescindirse de esta última variable si se desea una mayor simplicidad de la expresión final del modelo.

  13. Análise Estatística e Atuarial do Mercado de Seguro DPVAT

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    Filipe Coelho de Lima Duarte; Luiz Carlos Santos Júnior

    2015-01-01

    O seguro analisado pelo presente estudo, o DPVAT, foi criado em 1974 para proteger vítimas de Danos Pessoais Causados por Veículos Automotores de Via Terrestre. Objetivou-se nesse trabalho analisar o mercado brasileiro do seguro DPVAT sob a ótica da Modelagem Estatística e Atuarial, com base nos dados mensais de janeiro de 2002 a dezembro de 2014. Para isso, foram utilizados índices de análise de mercado securitário, tais quais coeficientes de penetração e densidade; um modelo de série tempor...

  14. Social representations of low-income diabetic women according to the health-disease process Representaciones sociales de las mujeres diabéticas de clases populares en lo referente al proceso salud y enfermedad Representações sociais de mulheres diabéticas, de camadas populares, em relação ao processo saúde-doença

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    Denise Siqueira Péres

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to identify the social representations of low-income diabetic women according to the health-disease process. This is a descriptive, exploratory study. Eight participants, all of them patients at a basic health unit in Ribeirão Preto, were interviewed in 2003. The data were organized according to thematic content analysis and analyzed according to theory of social representations. Diabetes is related to negative feelings, such as shock, anger and sadness; the diet plan is linked to the loss of pleasure, and also to health risks. The diabetic women showed an ambivalent relation to medication, perceived it as both tiring and as a resource that promotes well-being and improvements in quality of life. The negative representation of health services seems to interfere with the behavior of adherence to pharmacological treatment. Understanding the representations of women with diabetes contributes to integral healthcare for diabetic patients.Este trabajo tiene como objetivo identificar las representaciones sociales de mujeres diabéticas de clases populares en relación al proceso salud-enfermedad. Se trata de un estudio descriptivo y exploratorio. Fueron entrevistadas ocho participantes, atendidas en una unidad básica de salud del municipio de Ribeirao Preto, en 2003. Los datos fueron organizados mediante un análisis temático de contenido y analizados según la teoría de las representaciones sociales. La diabetes está relacionada a sentimientos negativos, como choque, rabia y tristeza; el plano alimentario aparece vinculado a la pérdida del placer y de daños a la salud. Las mujeres diabéticas mostraron una relación ambivalente con el uso de los medicamentos, percibido como productor de cansancio y como un recurso que promueve el bienestar y mejora la calidad de vida. La representación negativa de los servicios de salud parece interferir en el comportamiento de adherencia al tratamiento con medicamentos

  15. Popular Music and Society

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    2007-01-01

    Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, popular music is thriving in the former Soviet territories and covers a broad variety of genres.  Among these are rock bands formed in the Soviet era, surviving legends of Soviet pop, and younger bands and performers of the 1990s and 2000s.......   Local and foreign musics blend as new impulses arrive from without and arise from within the region.  Thanks to the most recent wave of Russian emigrants, these popular musics have also spread to various localities around the world, as exemplified by the phenomenon of "Russendisko" in Berlin...... or the Russkii Rok-Klub v Amerike (Russian Rock Club of America).   This special edition of Popular Music and Society aims to present research on contemporary popular music (broadly defined) in the former Soviet republics and their diasporas.  A central issue will be how the musical landscape has changed since...

  16. Popular Music Nostalgia

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    Dauncey, Hugh; Tinker, Chris

    2015-01-01

    This varied and diverse collection of articles focuses on the wide-ranging phenomenon of nostalgia in a number of national, international and transnational contexts. Engaging with and building on existing studies in disciplines as different yet as complementary as popular music studies, cultural studies, psychological studies and consumer/marketing research, it aims to contribute further towards defining the burgeoning field of popular-music-related nostalgia. It goes almost without saying t...

  17. Suministro de información y seguros de confiabilidad en el mercado SPOT de generación de electricidad colombiano.

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    David Fernando Tobon O.

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo presentar algunos mecanismos de mercado que pueden inducir a mejorar la confiabilidad en el mercado de generación de electricidad spot colombiano; estos son:1 la provisión de información adicional al precio unitario spot, en un mercado que por su naturaleza es aleatorio, y 2 seguros de confiabilidad, al reconocerse que las demandas son altamente inflexibles. También se desarrolla una aplicación para mostrar cómo operarían en la práctica estos mecanismos y se determinan las restricciones que se deben corregir para que sean operativos. Este programa de seguros garantiza una confiabilidad eficiente, provee información importante para los agentes del mercado y reglas de asignación que minimizan los costos económicos en caso de fallas en la capacidad de generación de electricidad, que podrían ser aplicados a mercados de generación de electricidad como el colombiano, donde se han tenido recurrentes crisis de abastecimiento y se ha pensado profundizar en las reformas de este mercado.

  18. Cáncer: Ayuda para los que no tienen seguro (Cancer - Help for the Uninsured)

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    2009-05-26

    Este podcast habla de los recursos para las personas con cáncer que no tienen seguro médico o que tienen una cobertura insuficiente.  Created: 5/26/2009 by National Center for Health Marketing.   Date Released: 8/2/2011.

  19. La Solución de Conflictos en el Seguro. Impacto y Futuro En Cuba

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, el autor hace un repaso, desde la perspectiva del derecho comparado, de los diferentes mecanismos de solución de controversias, que se pueden utilizar para resolver conflictos surgidos como consecuencia del contrato de seguro.

  20. El seguro contra la responsabilidad civil del médico

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    Julián Solano Porras

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available El auge del interés por la mala práctica médica comienza en Costa Rica 1984 con un caso de una amputación de un miembro en virtud de un error médico con condenatoria de los médicos implicados. Desde entonces son muchos los médicos que han sido condenados penal y civilmente por mala práctica médica. Se han identificado algunos factores determinantes en estas denuncias: el avance vertiginoso de una medicina que lleva al paciente a no aceptar el fracaso o complicaciones del acto médico, la desaparición de la relación médico paciente, la aparición de médicos incompetentes y abogados inescrupulosos, entre otros. La existencia de los seguros médicos en Costa Rica Rica es bastante reciente habiendo en este momento 25 médicos acogidos al sistema en forma colectiva o individual que " ampara la responsabilidad civil del asegurado que se derive de impericia, negligencia, errores u omisiones profesionales involuntarias cometidas en las prestaciones de los servicios propios de la profesión del asegurado, como médico, durante la vigencia de la póliza".The increase of interest in malpractice in Costa Rica starts around the year 1984 with a case of an amputation of a member in virtue as a fatal mistake, and it ended with the conviction of the doctors involved in the case. Since then there have been a lot of penal and civil convictions of doctors for a malpractice. It has been identify some crucial elements in this kind of law suits: the whirling advance of a medicine that brings the patient to a non acceptance of failure or complications during the medical procedure, the disappering of the doctor-patient relationship, the appereance of incompetent doctors, and by its matter lawyers. The existence of medical insurances in Costa Rica is recent, having at this moment 25 doctors refuge in their system in a colective and individual way, that "protects the civil resposability of the insurance drifted by inexperience, negligence, mistakes or

  1. Teaching Japanese Popular Culture

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    Deborah Shamoon

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Japanese popular culture has arrived on American college campuses as never before. Student interest in Japanese manga (comic books, anime (animated films and television shows, and video games drives much of the enrollment in Japanese courses and Japanese majors and minors. In response to student interest, as well as the establishment of popular culture as a topic of serious academic scholarship, the demand for courses on Japanese popular culture has never been higher. Yet the number of scholars specializing in the study of popular culture is still relatively small. This can potentially create problems, as faculty teach outside their expertise, and perhaps face an uncomfortable situation in which the students know more about the topic than the professor. In this article, I will offer some suggestions and advice for faculty creating a popular culture course for the first time, based on my experiences teaching undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame. The course I developed reflects my background in Japanese literature and film, and is but one example of many possible approaches to the topic. The sample syllabus and list of resources at the end of this article provide citations for all text and media sources mentioned.

  2. Sistema privado de seguro-saúde: lições do caso americano

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    Mônica Viegas Andrade

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available O mercado de serviços de atenção à saúde apresenta particularidades não observadas em outros mercados de bens, traduzidas nas relações contratuais estabelecidas entre os agentes deste mercado: relação paciente-provedor e relação seguradora-provedor. Na relação seguradora-provedor existe um problema de risco moral que cria incentivos à sobreutilização de serviços médicos. O objetivo deste trabalho é sistematizar as principais características institucionais do sistema de saúde americano, enfatizando as reformas ocorridas na década de 1970 e os problemas identificados em regulamentar o setor privado de serviços médicos e hospitalares. Estes problemas estão relacionados, em sua grande maioria, à regulamentação dos contratos permitidos entre as seguradoras, os provedores de serviços médicos e hospitalares e os segurados. A principal conclusão deste trabalho é mostrar que a flexibilização dos contratos entre provedores e seguradora tem efeito significativo na redução dos custos do seguro-saúde, resultando sobretudo em maior eficiência dos serviços ofertados. Os novos desenhos de contratos estabelecidos permitem a divisão do risco entre os provedores e seguradora, além de centralizar a decisão de encaminhamentos médicos a serem realizados configurando utilização mais racional destes serviços. A flexibilização dos contratos não significou, no entanto, eliminação da regulação por parte do Estado do setor de seguro-saúde privado, sendo fundamental para garantir a sustentabilidade financeira dos seguros.The aim of this paper is to organize the main institutional characteristics of the American Health System, emphasizing the reforms that occurred during the age of seventy and the difficulties to regulate the private sector of medical and hospital services. The most part of these problems are related to the contract regulation between the providers of medical and hospital service and the patients. The

  3. Determinants of Meme Popularity

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    Gleeson, James P; Baños, Raquel A; Moreno, Yamir

    2015-01-01

    Online social media have greatly affected the way in which we communicate with each other. However, little is known about what are the fundamental mechanisms driving dynamical information flow in online social systems. Here, we introduce a generative model for online sharing behavior and analytically show, using techniques from mathematical population genetics, that competition between memes for the limited resource of user attention leads to a type of self-organized criticality, with heavy-tailed distributions of meme popularity: a few memes "go viral" but the majority become only moderately popular. The time-dependent solutions of the model are shown to fit empirical micro-blogging data on hashtag usage, and to predict novel scaling features of the data. The presented framework, in contrast to purely empirical studies or simulation-based models, clearly distinguishes the roles of two distinct factors affecting meme popularity: the memory time of users and the connectivity structure of the social network.

  4. Popularity and Debut

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    Winther, Christian Dahl

    This paper focuses on two firms' optimal entry strategies in an emerging market characterized by word-of-mouth effects. Consumers can be of two types depending on which firm's brand they prefer. Firms are asymmetric in their popularity as given by the probability of meeting a fan of its brand. Word....... In addition, the paper illustrates that the more popular firm in many cases prefers to mimic its smaller rival, which, on the other hand, would like for the firms to play opposite strategies. The model is extended to study how firms may want to lower the degree of product differentiation to reduce first...... study the subgame perfect equilibria of the game to observe how they connect to firms' popularities, strength of word-ofmouth network effects, and the level of product differentiation. The model shows under what conditions asymmetries in the duopoly should be expected to increase or decrease over time...

  5. Popular With the Young

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    2010-01-01

    Chopin continues to exert a strong influence upon young piano learners in China Located along the West Third Ring Road of Beijing, the piano school of the Jiang Jie Culture and Arts School, lone of the most popular music schools for children in the city, has never been short

  6. Presidential Popularity and Reputation

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    O.H. Swank (Otto)

    1990-01-01

    textabstractThis paper reports on the results of an empirical study of relationships between the popularity of US presidents and economic variables. Traditionally, these relationships are based on the hypothesis that voters hold the incumbent President responsible for the economic situation. We deri

  7. Una estimación del número de siniestros en el seguro del automóvil: Comparación entre distintos modelos.

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    Guerrero Casas, Flor María

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El seguro del automóvil constituye uno de los principales ramos del conjunto de la actividad aseguradora; en concreto, en el año 2003 representa en España el 25,65% del total de ésta, siendo así el más importante dentro del seguro de no vida. Una de las preocupaciones básicas de este sector es la estimación del número de siniestros que se producen. En el desarrollo de esta tarea, se emplean modelos econométricos tipo count data; en este sentido, suelen utilizarse habitualmente el modelo de Poisson o el binomial negativo. Sin embargo, modelos como los inflados de ceros pueden resultar más adecuados al tener en cuenta determinados aspectos relativos a los valores nulos de la variable endógena, que los otros no consideran. El objetivo fundamental del presente trabajo es mostrar los factores más significativos en la ocurrencia de siniestros declarados por los conductores. A partir de los datos suministrados por cierta entidad aseguradora privada, se lleva a cabo la estimación del número de siniestros a través de cada uno de los modelos anteriormente mencionados y se comparan los resultados obtenidos.

  8. Tabaquismo en profesionales de la salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Morelos

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    Salmerón-Castro Jorge

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia de hábito tabáquico por categoría laboral en trabajadores de la salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, en el estado de Morelos, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal en 3 133 empleados de los servicios médicos de las 23 unidades médicas con que cuenta la delegación Morelos del IMSS, durante el periodo de octubre de 1998 a marzo de 2000. Mediante un cuestionario autoaplicable se recolectó información sobre patrones de consumo de tabaco en distintas etapas de la vida, así como algunas características demográficas y categoría laboral. Se estimaron prevalencias e intervalos de confianza al 95% por grupos de edad y sexo para distintas categorías laborales. Resultados. De los 3 133 empleados participantes, 53.4% (IC 95% 50.8-56.8 de los hombres y 27.4% (IC 95% 25.4-29.3 de las mujeres contaban con historia de tabaquismo en algún momento de la vida. La prevalencia de tabaquismo activo fue de 28.3 % (IC 95% 25.6-31.0 y 14.4% (IC 95% 12.8-15.9 en hombres y mujeres, respectivamente. Entre los hombres, los médicos presentan una prevalencia de tabaquismo activo menor (20.9% que la observada entre trabajadores de otras áreas: personal administrativo (33.0% y personal técnico de distintas categorías (26.6%. Las mujeres muestran en general una prevalencia menor que los hombres en todas las categorías, y las enfermeras presentan una prevalencia discretamente menor (12.5% que las médicas (16.0%. Conclusiones. El patrón del consumo de tabaco observado en profesionales de la salud del IMSS Morelos muestra una prevalencia menor a la observada en población general. Sin embargo, es necesario continuar con programas para desalentar el consumo del tabaco entre profesionales de la salud, y tratar de hacerlos concientes acerca de la influencia positiva que pueden y deben ejercer en la sociedad para impulsar programas integrados contra el consumo del tabaco y la adicción a

  9. Arquitectura popular en Oia

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    2015-01-01

    A arquitectura popular faz parte da identidade do povo que a criou, por isto a importância do seu conhecimento. Com o passo dos anos o património vernáculo sofreu fortes transformação e mesmo a sua completa destruição. Neste contexto, nas derradeiras três décadas, a nível Galego, surgiram uma série de movimentos para a potenciar o seu conhecimento e conservação. O principal objectivo da dissertação é afinar o conhecimento da arquitectura popular en Oia, através da sua inv...

  10. Elites and popular nationalism.

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    Whitmeyer, Joseph M

    2002-09-01

    Much current theory concerning nationalism holds that elites commonly create or cause popular nationalism. In part, that thesis may be due to an overwhelming emphasis in research on nationalism on positive cases: cases where nationalism has appeared, ignoring cases where it has not. In this article, I challenge the thesis by showing numerous historical cases in which elites have promoted nationalisms that ordinary people have not adopted, or in which ordinary people have adopted a nationalism before it was taken up by elites. Even if elites do not create popular nationalism, however, they can and do shape its expression in a variety of ways, such as organizing it, providing relevant information, or providing opportunity or incentive for it. I show this through historical examples.

  11. Popular With the Young

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    2010-01-01

    @@ Located along the West 'Third Ring Road of Beijing,the piano school of the Jiang Jie Culture and Arts School,one of the most popular music schools for children in the city,has never been short of students.With more than 100 small piano teaching rooms in six storeys,it is one of the largest piano training schools in the city.

  12. Gramsci y la cultura popular

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    Juan Carlos Rodríguez

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Suele decirse que casi todo el mundo del llamado pensamiento alternativo (o pensamiento crítico al menos anda buscando en los textos de Gramsci la solución a los problemas políticos y culturales que nos acucian. Sobre todo a través de dos cuestiones claves en Gramsci: la noción de hegemonía y la noción de la cultura popular. Ahora bien: me temo que se busca en Gramsci lo que Gramsci no nos puede dar sino a través de una larga investigación. Quiero decir, que se trata de categorías o nociones que no están servidas en bandeja, ya plenas y absolutamente consolidadas. Como canapés que pudieran tomarse directamente de la bandeja.

  13. TRABAJO SEGURO EN PLATAFORMAS AEREAS DE TRABAJO - TIPO ANDAMIOS

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    Ruiz-Vargas, Jaime Gabriel

    2012-01-01

    La Industria de la Construcción uno de los sectores que tiene una mayor tasa de incidentes en Colombia, Estados Unidos de América y España. Los 3 gobiernos han venido realizando grandes esfuerzos para disminuir los incidentes con perdidas por la exposición al peligro por trabajo en alturas, mediante la creación de una legislación laboral y en salud ocupacional y programas de capacitación y entrenamiento a trabajadores, pero los Incidentes con lesiones y muertes por Trabajo en Altura, la princ...

  14. Los seguros de salud mexicanos: cobertura universal incierta Mexican health insurance: uncertain universal coverage

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    Asa Cristina Laurell

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El sistema de salud mexicano se compone de la Secretaría de Salud (rectora del sector y prestador de algunos servicios, la seguridad social laboral pública, y el sector privado. Transita por un proceso de reforma iniciado en 1995 para universalizar la cobertura y separar las funciones regulación-financiamiento-prestación de servicios; reforma que después de quince años sigue inacabada y problemática. Este texto analiza crítica- y propositivamente la problemática surgida a raíz de las sucesivas reformas. El énfasis se pone en su última etapa con la introducción del "Seguro Popular" para la población sin seguridad social laboral. El análisis concibe la reforma de salud como parte de la Reforma del Estado en el marco de la reorganización neoliberal de la sociedad. A diferencia de otros países latinoamericanos este proceso no pasó por una nueva Constitución. El análisis se basa en documentos oficiales y un seguimiento sistemático de la instrumentación del Sistema de Protección Social en Salud y su impacto sobre la cobertura y acceso a los servicios. Se concluye que es improbable que se universalice la cobertura poblacional y menos el acceso a los servicios. Empero las reformas están forzando la mercantilización del sistema aún en presencia de un sector privado débil.The Mexican health system is comprised of the Department of Health, state labor social security and the private sector. It is undergoing a reform process initiated in 1995 to achieve universal coverage and separate the regulation, financing and service functions; a reform that after fifteen years is incomplete and problematic. The scope of this paper is to assess the problems that underlie the successive reforms. Special emphasis is given to the last reform stage with the introduction of the "Insurance of the People" aimed at the population without labor social security. In the analysis, health reform is seen as part of the Reform of the State in the context of

  15. Popular en la UAM-X

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    María Isabel Arbesú García

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es analizar la forma en que se vinculan en un módulo en el Sistema Modular Xochimilco las tres actividades sustantivas que realiza la universidad: docencia, investigación y servicio. Se toma como caso de estudio al Taller de Vivienda popular ya que este permite que los estudiantes de arquitectura cursen su último año de estudios de la licenciatura y se especialicen en el diseño de problemas relacionados con la vivienda popular.

  16. Sound as Popular Culture

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    The wide-ranging texts in this book take as their premise the idea that sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analyzed in an innovative way. From an infant’s gurgles over a baby monitor to the roar of the crowd in a stadium to the sub-bass frequencies produced by sound systems......, physical, perceptual, and sensory processes that integrate a multitude of cultural traditions and forms of knowledge. The chapters discuss conceptual issues as well as terminologies and research methods; analyze historical and contemporary case studies of listening in various sound cultures; and consider...

  17. Evaluation of criteria of environmental fitness for popular houses of the low income sector to arid regions in Mexicali, Baja California; Evaluacion de criterios de adecuacion ambiental para la vivienda popular de sectores de bajos ingresos al clima calido extremo de Mexicali, B.C.

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    Corral Martinez, Maria [Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali, Baja California (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    The main purpose of this work is to present the impact on minimizing thermal loads, the traditional bioclimatic criteria commonly utilized on low income housing types in Mexicali, B.C., Mexico by showing the results of dynamic thermal evaluation based in the DOE 2.1e software as well as its technical description, with the purpose of providing recommendations for low income popular houses on arid regions, due to the high reduction percentages that can be obtained during summertime. Therefore, having the data obtained from the field as a starting point, the thermal problematic in popular housing is detected. A properties is chosen from a representative range of government supported housing types named progressive housing which are offered an financially available to the large low income popular sector in order to determine the thermal environmental function using the DOE 2.1e software and a gnomon analysis. To conclude evaluations showed that by integrating and applying traditional thermal and environmental strategies that are commonly used in this region, it is possible to reduce as much 50% of the annual cooling internal load, enhancing thermal comfort conditions in natural bioclimatic way. [Spanish] El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar el impacto en la reduccion de la carga interna de enfriamiento, de los criterios de adecuacion ambiental que tradicionalmente se aplican en la vivienda de Mexicali, B.C., Mexico presentando los resultados de una evaluacion termica en estado dinamico con el programa DOE 2.1e y la descripcion tecnica de las mismas, con el proposito de hacer recomendaciones para la vivienda popular de bajos ingresos en zonas aridas. Para ello a partir de informacion de campo se detecta la existencia de problema termico en la vivienda popular. Se revisa un prototipo representativo de los programas oficiales de vivienda ofrecido a los sectores populares denominado vivienda progresiva, a fin de establecer el grado de adecuacion termico ambiental con el

  18. Tabaquismo en profesionales de la salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Morelos

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    Jorge Salmerón-Castro

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia de hábito tabáquico por categoría laboral en trabajadores de la salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, en el estado de Morelos, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal en 3 133 empleados de los servicios médicos de las 23 unidades médicas con que cuenta la delegación Morelos del IMSS, durante el periodo de octubre de 1998 a marzo de 2000. Mediante un cuestionario autoaplicable se recolectó información sobre patrones de consumo de tabaco en distintas etapas de la vida, así como algunas características demográficas y categoría laboral. Se estimaron prevalencias e intervalos de confianza al 95% por grupos de edad y sexo para distintas categorías laborales. Resultados. De los 3 133 empleados participantes, 53.4% (IC 95% 50.8-56.8 de los hombres y 27.4% (IC 95% 25.4-29.3 de las mujeres contaban con historia de tabaquismo en algún momento de la vida. La prevalencia de tabaquismo activo fue de 28.3 % (IC 95% 25.6-31.0 y 14.4% (IC 95% 12.8-15.9 en hombres y mujeres, respectivamente. Entre los hombres, los médicos presentan una prevalencia de tabaquismo activo menor (20.9% que la observada entre trabajadores de otras áreas: personal administrativo (33.0% y personal técnico de distintas categorías (26.6%. Las mujeres muestran en general una prevalencia menor que los hombres en todas las categorías, y las enfermeras presentan una prevalencia discretamente menor (12.5% que las médicas (16.0%. Conclusiones. El patrón del consumo de tabaco observado en profesionales de la salud del IMSS Morelos muestra una prevalencia menor a la observada en población general. Sin embargo, es necesario continuar con programas para desalentar el consumo del tabaco entre profesionales de la salud, y tratar de hacerlos concientes acerca de la influencia positiva que pueden y deben ejercer en la sociedad para impulsar programas integrados contra el consumo del tabaco y la adicción a

  19. Sede central de una compañía de seguros Oberursel/Ts. - Alemania Federal

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    Hentrich, Helmut

    1977-02-01

    Full Text Available This building is designed to house the control Centre of an Insurance Company, formed by three chartered companies, in the town of Oberursel, near Frankfurt. The work includes seven floors and two basements, in the shape of a swastika, and is completed with a rectangular annex, with two storeys, intended for the restaurant, cafeteria and an all-purpose room. The main building provides offices of a landscape type, with a total of 1,500 jobs, to be extended to 2,500. The structure is in reinforced concrete, with a modulation between support axes of 10.50 X 10.50 m. The stability of the unit is achieved through a main bracing nucleus, which also acts as a vertical communication axis. The frontage is of curtain wall, with steel framework corridor on all the floors, aluminium carpentry and insulating glazing. These corridors lead to two fire scapes, backing on to the main building on opposite sides. Suitable decoration, together with the specially chosen furniture and the varied series of installations, both generic and specific, for this type of centers, contribute towards achieving the suitable working atmosphere. Furthermore, a group of social, recreative and sports installations, facilitate personal contacts among employees.Este edificio se destina a albergar el Centro de control de una compañía de seguros, integrada por tres sociedades anónimas, en la ciudad de Oberursel, cerca de Frankfurt. La obra se desarrolló en seis plantas y dos sótanos con forma de cruz gamada, y se completa con un anexo rectangular, de dos plantas, dedicado a restaurante, cafetería y sala polivalente. El edificio principal distribuye oficinas de tipo paisajístico con un total de 1.500 puestos de trabajo, ampliables hasta 2.500. La estructura es de hormigón armado, con una modulación entre ejes de soportes de 10,50 x 10,50 m. La estabilidad del conjunto se consigue mediante un núcleo central de arriostramiento, que sirve, además, de eje de

  20. Gobierno Electrónico y Bibliotecas Populares: Dos socios al servicio de las necesidades de información de la comunidad de la Provincia de La Pampa (Argentina)

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    Rodríguez-Palchevich, Diana-Rosa; Moreno, Dante-Adalberto

    2006-01-01

    It is proposed B.I.B.I.R, a library networking as a viable solution to information needs of the community of the Province of La Pampa (Argentina). This network popular library will be a bridge between pampeanos and its institutions, integrating,optimizing and distributing resources, services and benefits, public and private, so mitigate the existing gap informational. The aim is also that this work synergistically to join the actions and undertaken in the local ecosystem, serving as the...

  1. Análisis económico y financiero de Santalucía Seguros y sus competidores = Economic and financial analysis of Santalucía Seguros and its competitors

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    Saludes Rodríguez, María Rosa

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo fin de grado tiene como objetivo efectuar un análisis económico- financiero de la empresa aseguradora SEGUROS SANTALUCÍA. Partiendo de una visión global sobre los aspectos generales del sector asegurador en España, hemos realizado una breve referencia a la normativa contable que regula estas instituciones, así como a su legislación, marketing y otros aspectos relacionados con los contratos de seguro. De esta forma, la parte central del trabajo consiste en efectuar, en prim...

  2. Diseño del Sistema Integral de Medicion de Gestion (SIMEG de la IPS del Instituto de Seguros Sociales

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    Paula Bernal Gelvis

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Este articulo presenta los resultados obtenidos en la monografia "Diserio del Sistema Integral de Medici6n de la Gestión (SIMEG en la Institución prestadora de servicios (IPS del Instituto de Seguros Sociales (ISS"; en la que -utilizando la inferencia deductiva-, se plantea el SIMEG como una herramienta administrativa para la evaluación y el monitoreo de la gestión. Para el diseño de esta herramienta, en primera instancia se realiza un acercamiento teórico a la metodología recurriendo a diversas fuentes bibliográficas (Iibros, artículos, publicaciones en Internet, panelistas, seminarios, etc. para determinar el estado del arte del Balanced Scorecard y las metodologías analoqas tales como el SIMEG; y en segundo lugar, se construye un marco conceptual sobre el objeto de estudio, la Institución prestadora de servicios (IPS del ISS, a través del establecimiento del marco legal, el análisis situacional y la recolección de información interna (administrativa, estratégica. presupuestal, financiera, contable, estadistica, etc.. De esta manera se logra una aproximaci6n te6rica al Sistema integral de medición de la gestión, SIMEG, que proporcione las herramientas necesarias para comprender la magnitud y el alcance de la metodología que se pretende implementar. Finalmente se describe paso a paso el proceso metodológico utilizado en su implantación en la IPS del ISS y, por ultimo, se plantean sugerencias con el objeto de asegurar el éxito en dicho proceso.

  3. Seguro Nuclear

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    A description of the constitutive elements of insurance and its features in the field of law, and special legislation about the matter are given. The relationship between the liability of the nuclear power plant operator and the international conventions about civil liability on nuclear damage is discussed. Some considerations on damage reparing in the United States, Germany, France and Spain are presented. (A.L.S.L.)

  4. Seguros de vida: particularidades e mecanismos utilizados pelas seguradoras para minimizar os riscos operacionais

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    Sérgio Rangel Guimarães

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Em um mercado dinâmico, o primeiro objetivo de uma companhia de seguros é sobreviver dentro de um ambiente comercial altamente competitivo, disputando espaço com várias outras companhias concorrentes que possuam produtos similares. O objetivo seguinte seria a maximização dos lucros e a minimização dos prejuízos. Entretanto, sendo uma empresa voltada à gestão e administração de riscos, uma companhia de seguros deve estar permanentemente alerta e preocupada com a minimização dos mesmos. Para atingir este objetivo é necessário a adoção de uma adequada política de subscrição e de taxação de riscos, constituindo provisões em níveis tecnicamente recomendados, reavaliando as carteiras, regulando os sinistros e utilizando, para a transferência dos riscos, o mecanismo do resseguro.

  5. Prevalencia de consumo riesgoso y dañino de alcohol en derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social The prevalence of hazardous and harmful use of alcohol among the insured population of Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

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    Juana Inés de la Cruz Morales-García

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Medir la prevalencia de consumo riesgoso y dañino de alcohol en la población amparada por el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS. Material y métodos. En un estudio transversal se entrevistaron 45 117 derechohabientes del IMSS, en las 36 delegaciones del país. Se aplicó un cuestionario estructurado y autoaplicable a cada sujeto usando el instrumento de tamizaje AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test, el cual consta de 10 preguntas. Las tres primeras se relacionan con la cantidad y frecuencia del consumo de alcohol, las tres siguientes evalúan la dependencia y las cuatro últimas se refieren a problemas causados por el alcohol. Cada pregunta consta de tres a cinco opciones, a las que se les asignan valores progresivos de cero a cuatro. Se estimó la prevalencia de consumo, con intervalos de confianza al 95% (IC 95%. Resultados. La prevalencia de consumo problema de alcohol (riesgoso y dañino fue de 12.8% (IC 95% 12.5-13.2. El consumo fue mayor en hombres (22.2%; IC 95% 21.7-22.8 que en mujeres (3.4%; IC 95% 3.1-3.6. En los hombres se observó un efecto de edad, mientras que en las mujeres el consumo por edad fue más homogéneo. En ambos grupos el consumo fue más importante en la edad productiva. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de consumo de alcohol que constituye un problema para la salud, es elevada en la población derechohabiente del IMSS. Es necesario desarrollar políticas y programas de salud específicos, para disminuir este grave problema.Objective. To estimate the prevalence of hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption among the insured population of Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (Mexican Social Security Institute, IMSS. Material and Methods. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 45,117 insured subjects from Mexico's 36 political districts; study subjects were interviewed using a structured and self-applied questionnaire on alcohol consumption, using the ten-item screening instrument AUDIT

  6. Rethinking Popular Culture and Media

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    Marshall, Elizabeth, Ed.; Sensoy, Ozlem, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    "Rethinking Popular Culture and Media" is a provocative collection of articles that begins with the idea that the "popular" in classrooms and in the everyday lives of teachers and students is fundamentally political. This anthology includes outstanding articles by elementary and secondary public school teachers, scholars, and activists who…

  7. Acceso remoto seguro a cuentas de usuario utilizando plataformas de virtualización

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    Walter Fuertes, Maritza Enríquez y Diego Veloz

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available En  las  universidades  persiste  el  problema  de  la subutilización de recursos tecnológicos; sin embargo, sesigue  incurriendo en gastos por adquisición de servidores,hardware  y  software. Frente  a  este  escenario,  en  laindustria se han venido desarrollando las tecnologías devirtualización, que ahorran energía y costos de inversiónde hardware. En  consecuencia,  el  artículo propone  elacceso remoto seguro a cuentas de usuario en un servidoruniversitario  virtualizado;  para  llevarlo  a  cabo  sediseñaron  e  implementaron  varias  topologías  deexperimentación, utilizando Virtual Box 3.1.3 y VMwareServer 2.0.2,  y  se  evaluaron diversas  tecnologías  deconexiones remotas seguras, bajo  idénticas condicionesy parámetros de  comprobación. En  cada  topología  seevaluó el rendimiento del servidor, el performance y  laseguridad  de  la  red  en  producción. Los  resultadosmuestran  la  funcionalidad  de  este  proyecto  deinvestigación  que  facilita  el  acceso  remoto  seguro deusuarios a los recursos informáticos universitarios.

  8. Studying Popular Culture in Japan

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    Moeran, Brian

    This working paper – written for inclusion as a chapter on Japanese society, to be published in Chinese by the Beijing University of Foreign Studies later in 2011 – looks at popular culture as a form of cultural production. It argues for the need to study popular cultural forms like advertisements......, ceramics, fashion magazines and folk art as both products and as processes of design, manufacture, distribution, appreciation and use, which must all be taken into account. Precisely because popular cultural forms are both cultural products and commodities, they reveal the complementary nature of the two...... categories of culture and the economy. The paper outlines and analyses the different ways in which social, cultural, symbolic and economic capital are converted by those participating in advertising, ceramic, fashion magazine and folk art worlds, and suggests that popular culture may best be seen as a name...

  9. What Drives Politicians’ Online Popularity?

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    Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis; Vaccari, Cristian

    2013-01-01

    The number of website visits, Facebook friends, or Twitter followers that politicians attract varies greatly, but little is known about what drives politicians' online popularity. In this article, we use data from a systematic tracking of congressional candidates' popularity on four web platforms...... in the 112 most competitive congressional districts in the 2010 U.S. midterm elections to address that question. Using multivariate regression models, we show that while district-level socioeconomic characteristics have little effect on candidates' online popularity, challengers and candidates in open......-seat races tend to attract larger audiences online, as do candidates who are more visible on political blogs. Surprisingly, how intensely candidates are covered in news media, how popular they are in opinion polls, and how much money they spend during the campaign show no significant effect. These findings...

  10. Popular Culture in the Classroom

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    Allender, Dale

    2004-01-01

    Traditional and innovative elements such as bells and music with quick pacing accented by a voice that students could recognize is used to effortlessly bring students to the classroom. Popular culture is shown to work well using classroom examples.

  11. Análisis comparativo de la siniestralidad en el seguro de automóviles según el grado de cobertura

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    Ordaz Sanz, José Antonio

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En el seguro de automóviles, las diferencias en la siniestralidad según las garantías de que disfruta el asegurado puede ser un indicativo de la existencia de información asimétrica. A nivel empírico parece evidenciarse que, a mayor grado de cobertura, mayor es la probabilidad de sufrir algún siniestro. Las razones de este hecho pueden residir tanto en problemas de selección adversa como de riesgo moral. Pero además de ello, en la ocurrencia de siniestros pueden intervenir otra serie de características, relativas a la póliza, al vehículo, o incluso al propio asegurado. En este trabajo se pretende determinar cuáles son estos factores, para cada grado de cobertura considerado, así como realizar un análisis comparativo entre los mismos para comprobar si coinciden o si, por el contrario, cada tipo de cobertura muestra sus propios factores o características determinantes de la siniestralidad.Para llevar a cabo este estudio, se utilizará información procedente de una entidad aseguradora privada española junto con un modelo de elección discreta binaria de tipo probit, donde la variable a explicar recogerá la ocurrencia o no de siniestros.

  12. Punk rock as popular theatre

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    Double, Oliver

    2007-01-01

    Punk rock performance consciously draws on popular theatre forms like music hall and stand-up comedy, as exemplified by the occasion when Max Wall appeared with Ian Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon. Oliver Double traces the historical and stylistic connections between punk, music hall and stand-up, and argues that punk shows can be considered a form of popular theatre in their own right. He examines a wide range of punk bands and performers- including Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Devo, ...

  13. Comportamento vocal de cantores populares Vocal behavior of popular singers

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    Valquíria Zimmer

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: investigar aspectos do histórico, hábitos e comportamentos vocais de cantores populares, conforme o sexo e as categorias profissional e amador. MÉTODO: entrevista com 47 cantores, 25 homens e 22 mulheres. RESULTADOS: significância estatística nos seguintes achados: MASCULINO - microfone nos ensaios, ausência de problemas vocais diagnosticados, ausência de orientações sobre higiene vocal, dor ou desconforto após cantar, ausência de alergias e problemas respiratórios; FEMININO - aulas de canto e conhecimento sobre postura; AMADOR - não cantar dançando, não imitar vozes, ausência de avaliação otorrinolaringológica, ausência de problemas vocais diagnosticados, ausência de terapia fonoaudiológica, ausência de orientações de anatomofisiologia vocal e não utilização de álcool nos ensaios; PROFISSIONAL - rouquidão, conhecimento sobre articulação, álcool durante os shows, "garganta suja" ou pigarro, dor após cantar. CONCLUSÕES: a comparação entre os sexos evidenciou que os homens utilizavam microfone no ensaio, não apresentavam problemas alérgicos ou respiratórios, nem problemas vocais diagnosticados, mas apresentavam sensação de dor ou desconforto após o canto e não possuíam noções sobre higiene vocal; e que as mulheres realizavam aulas de canto e possuíam orientações de postura. A comparação entre amadores e profissionais mostrou que os amadores não cantavam dançando, não imitavam vozes, não utilizavam álcool nos ensaios, e não apresentavam problemas vocais diagnosticados, mas não possuíam avaliação otorrinolaringológica, não realizavam terapia fonoaudiológica, e não possuíam conhecimento sobre anatomofisiologia vocal; e os profissionais apresentavam queixa de rouquidão, de "garganta suja" ou pigarro e de dor após cantar, e usavam álcool durante os shows, apesar de possuir conhecimento sobre articulação.PURPOSE: to investigate aspects of vocal history, vocal habits and

  14. Sistema de acceso seguro a recursos de información para redes inalámbricas 802.11

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    José Luis Mejía Nogales; Sergio Vidal Beltrán; José Luis López Bonilla

    2006-01-01

    Este artículo presenta el diseño e implementación de un sistema de acceso seguro a recursos de información confidencial a través de redes inalámbricas del tipo IEEE 802.11. Para lograr esto, la seguridad del sistema se distribuye en tres procesos principales: un portal cautivo, un servidor de autenticación y un punto de acceso.

  15. Readers' Knowledge of Popular Genre

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    Dixon, Peter; Bortolussi, Marisa

    2009-01-01

    This research examined readers' knowledge of popular genres. Participants wrote short essays on fantasy, science fiction, or romance. The similarities among the essays were measured using latent semantic analysis (LSA) and were then analyzed using multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis. The clusters and scales were interpreted by searching…

  16. Popular Music in Early Adolescence.

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    Christenson, Peter G.; Roberts, Donald F.

    This paper examines young adolescents' involvement with popular music and the health implications of that involvement. Initial discussion explores three central concepts: music media, adolescence, and mass media effects. A summary of research on music media in adolescence is offereed in two sections discussing exposure to, and gratifications and…

  17. Popular Education in Solidarity Economy

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    de Melo Neto, José Francisco; da Costa, Francisco Xavier Pereira

    2015-01-01

    This article seeks to show the relation between popular education and solidarity economy in experiences of solidarity economy enterprises in Brazil. It is based on diverse experiences which have occurred in various sectors of this economy, highlighting those experiences which took place in João Pessoa with the creation of a Cooperative of Workers…

  18. Consumo de tabaco en la población derechohabiente del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Conocer la prevalencia del tabaquismo en la población derechohabiente usuaria del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Material y métodos. En un estudio transversal se entrevistó a la población usuaria de las 36 delegaciones, mediante un cuestionario estructurado y autoaplicable sobre el consumo de tabaco, edad de inicio, cantidad de cigarros y suspensión del consumo. Resultados. Se estudiaron 45 117 sujetos, en proporción similar por género. La prevalencia de fumadores fue del 40% en hombres, del 17.6% en mujeres y mayor en los estados del norte que en el resto del país. Existe un efecto de edad en el consumo de tabaco y más de la mitad de los fumadores iniciaron el hábito en la adolescencia. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de tabaquismo que se encontró es elevada, aunque el promedio de cigarros consumidos no es alto. No obstante, el índice de abandono es bajo. Se requieren medidas de intervención en salud pública para disminuir esta adicción.

  19. Sede de AGF Seguros, S. A. Madrid/España

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    Parat, Andraut et

    1982-05-01

    Full Text Available The ADECUAT-82 prize, created 10 years ago by the CITEMA Foundation (Centre for Computer Programming, Techniques and Administrative Material in order to stimulate progress in the rationalization of offices, has fallen this year to the Central Office of AGF INSURANCE, S. A. In awarding the prize interest was shown in those who planned and constructed the property in order to achieve, in accordance with the objectives of the Foundation, the maximum in functional character, comfort, usable space and security, combining style and technology in order to provide, finally, a better habitat for its users.El premio ADECUAT-82, creado hace 10 años por la Fundación CITEMA (Centro de la Informática, Técnica y Material Administrativo para estimular el progreso en la racionalización de las oficinas, ha recaído este año en la Sede de AGF SEGUROS, S. A. En la concesión del galardón se destacó el interés con el que se planificó y construyó el inmueble para conseguir, junto con el objetivo de la Fundación, la máxima funcionalidad, confort, rendimiento de la superficie y seguridad, conjugando estilo y tecnología para, en definitiva, proporcionar un mejor hábitat a los usuarios.

  20. [Guideline for the assessment of clinical research proposals. Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social].

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    Mejía-Aranguré, Juan Manuel; Grijalva-Otero, Israel; Majluf-Cruz, Abraham; Cruz-López, Miguel; Núñez-Enríquez, Juan Carlos; Salamanca-Gómez, Fabio Abdiel

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    Antecedentes: la investigación médica es una herramienta fundamental para lograr el avance de la ciencia al mejorar las acciones encaminadas a proteger, promover y restaurar la salud del individuo y de la sociedad en general. Las tres características imprescindibles para que un protocolo de investigación sea autorizado son: relevancia científica, calidad técnica y el cumplimiento de los aspectos éticos. Material y métodos: estudio retrospectivo efectuado con base en la búsqueda específica en Pubmed, Medline, Ovid y Google Scholar con los términos: peer review, research proposals, review and protocols and reviewers. Debido a que no se identificó ningún artículo que refiriera específicamente los criterios para evaluar protocolos de investigación clínica, se hizo un consenso entre los vocales de la Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, que está integrada por investigadores titulares de la institución, todos pertenecientes al Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. Se discutieron los criterios que debieran componer una revisión adecuada y cuáles debieran ser los rubros que deben incluirse en el análisis. Resultados: se integraron los criterios específicos que le permitirán al revisor de un protocolo de investigación realizar una crítica con bases metodológicas aceptadas por un consenso de investigadores. Conclusiones: un revisor debe ser considerado como un promotor del avance del conocimiento científico que, mediante sus comentarios y su dictamen, permite que los investigadores incrementen la calidad de sus protocolos de investigación.

  1. LO POPULAR NO-RATING SOBERANÍA DE LA COMUNICACIÓN POPULAR EN AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Víctor Adrián Díaz Esteves

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de un enfoque popular en construcción, este ensayo se propone reflexionar en torno a la noción original de comunicación humana. Asimismo, se aproxima al debate sobre las culturas populares en América Latina, construidas desde los sujetos, caracterizados por dos elementos aparentemente enfrentados, que se entremezclan. Por un lado, los sujetos son consumidores de la oferta rentable y global de los medios masivos; cuya hegemonía responde al rating y al capital. Por otro lado, son productores culturales de sentido e imágenes simbólicas propias, resistentes y en ocasiones, contradictorias. La comunicación popular favorece la producción local y regional; la participación ciudadana, la integración y el cambio social; la igualdad y la democracia. Esta mirada popular de la comunicación, es parte de las mutaciones que la modernidad ha introducido en los países latinoamericanos, y a la vez, define a las culturas populares, no como esa masa homogénea, pasiva y dominada por los mass media, sino conscientes del entrecruzamiento de expresiones sociales, orígenes, gustos, modas y costumbres diversas, en busca de la construcción de comunidades culturales de sentido y respeto en materia de derechos.

  2. Popular democracy and waste management

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    The US has moved from representative democracy to popular democracy and public scrutiny is unrelenting. Any hope of success on their part in resolving the nuclear waste question hinges on their ability to condition themselves to operate in a popular democracy environment. Those opposed to the siting of high- and low-level waste repositories have already developed a set of recurring themes: (1) the siting criteria are fatally flawed; (2) the criteria are not adequate; (3) the process is driven by politics not science; (4) unrealistic deadlines lead to dangerous shortcuts; (5) transportation experience is lacking; (6) the scientific community does not really know how to dispose of the wastes. They must continue to tell the public that if science has brought us problems, then the answer can be only more knowledge - not less. Failure by their profession to recognize that popular democracy is a fact and that nuclear issues need to be addressed in humanistic terms raises the question of whether America is philosophically suited for the expanded use of nuclear power in the future - or for that matter for leadership in the world of tomorrow

  3. Medicina y Música popular Vasca.

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    Angel Goikoetxea Marcaida

    1990-01-01

    El autor estudia las relaciones entre la medicina popular, como un aspecto más de la antropología cultural vasca, tema que no ha sido tratado hasta ahora. La investigación comprende el examen de los ritos de paso anuales y la simbología mágica y ritual de un gran número de canciones: de cuestación, enumerativas, infantiles, de cuna, funerarias, de trabajo, etc. Se analiza también el carácter de amuleto de algunos instrumentos musicales, la simbología anímica de los personajes de las mascarada...

  4. Popular Sentiments and Public Executions

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    Gail Marshall

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines Dickens’s descriptions of public executions in his letters and early journalism as a context in which to read the final scene of 'A Tale of Two Cities' (1859. It argues that despite his traumatised responses to public hangings, Dickens is able to use the site of the scaffold to articulate some fundamental human fears and dispositions. The paper compares Dickens’s response to the horrors of the French Revolution with Carlyle’s, and shows throughout how Dickens firmly repudiates Trollope's somewhat rueful dismissal of him as ‘Mr Popular Sentiment’.

  5. Toward Better Access to Health Insurance Coverage for U.S. Retirees in Mexico Mejor accesibilidad a los seguros de salud para jubilados estadunidenses residentes en México

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    David C. Warner

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Many retirees from the United States of America have limited health insurance coverage while living in Mexico. Medicare and Medicaid benefits are not portable to other countries and Medigap (private insurance that supplements Medicare is very limited. This causes economic and medical hardships and serves as a barrier to retirement to Mexico. Increasing numbers of U.S. retirees will be interested in moving to Mexico in the future because of the climate, the culture, and the lower cost of living. The numbers are increasing as a result of several factors such as aging "baby boomers" and the rapidly growing Mexican-origin population in the U.S.A. who are citizens or permanent residents but would like to return to their communities of origin after working in the U.S.A. There are several policy initiatives that could provide opportunities for improving health insurance coverage for these retirees that could be cost-effective. The full version of this paper is available too at: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.htmlMuchos jubilados estadunidenses cuentan con una cobertura de seguro médico restringida mientras viven en México. Los beneficios de Medicare y Medicaid no son transferibles a otros países, y el Medigap (el seguro privado que complementa a Medicare es muy limitado. Esto genera privaciones económicas y médicas y es una barrera para el retiro en México. Un número creciente de jubilados estadunidenses estaría interesado en mudarse a México en el futuro, debido al clima, la cultura y el costo más bajo de la vida. Este número creciente es resultado de varios factores: el envejecimiento de los baby boomers y la creciente población de origen mexicano con ciudadanía estadunidense o con residencia permanente, a la que le gustaría regresar a su comunidad de origen después de haber trabajado en Estados Unidos de América. En este trabajo se presentan diversas iniciativas que podrían ofrecer oportunidades para mejorar la cobertura de seguro m

  6. Archaeoastronomical Concepts in Popular Culture

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    Krupp, Edwin C.

    Broad public embrace of archaic astronomy probably began in the eighteenth century with awareness of the summer solstice sunrise's affiliation with Stonehenge. Since that time, Stonehenge has retained an astronomical mystique that attracts crowds mobilized by the monument's supposed cosmic purpose. They are committed to witness prehistoric heritage operating in real time and with enduring function. More recently, mass media have intermittently thrown a spotlight on new archaeoastronomical discoveries. While the details, ambiguities, and nuances of disciplined study of astronomy in antiquity do not usually infiltrate popular culture, some astronomical alignments, celestial events, sky-tempered symbols, and astral narratives have become well known and referenced in popular culture. Places and relics that command public interest with astronomical connotations are transformed into cultural icons and capture visitors on a quest for the authenticity the past is believed to possess. Monuments and ideas that successfully forge a romantic bond with the past and inspire an imagined sense of sharing the experience, perspective, and wisdom of antiquity persist in the cultural landscape.

  7. Noninsect Arthropods in Popular Music

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    Joseph R. Coelho

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of noninsect arthropods in popular music was examined in order to explore human attitudes toward these species, especially as compared to insects. Crustaceans were the most commonly referenced taxonomic group in artist names, album titles and cover art, followed by spiders and scorpions. The surprising prevalence of crustaceans may be related to the palatability of many of the species. Spiders and scorpions were primarily used for shock value, as well as totemic qualities of strength and ferocity. Spiders were the most abundant group among song titles, perhaps because of their familiarity to the general public. Three noninsect arthropod album titles were found from the early 1970s, then none appear until 1990. Older albums are difficult to find unless they are quite popular, and the resurgence of albums coincides with the rise of the internet. After 1990, issuance of such albums increased approximately linearly. Giant and chimeric album covers were the most common of themes, indicating the use of these animals to inspire fear and surprise. The lyrics of select songs are presented to illustrate the diversity of sentiments present, from camp spookiness to edibility.

  8. Diseño del Sistema Integral de Medicion de Gestion (SIMEG) de la IPS del Instituto de Seguros Sociales

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    Paula Bernal Gelvis; Nancy Alvarado Velasquez

    2000-01-01

    Este articulo presenta los resultados obtenidos en la monografia "Diserio del Sistema Integral de Medici6n de la Gestión (SIMEG) en la Institución prestadora de servicios (IPS) del Instituto de Seguros Sociales (ISS)"; en la que -utilizando la inferencia deductiva-, se plantea el SIMEG como una herramienta administrativa para la evaluación y el monitoreo de la gestión. Para el diseño de esta herramienta, en primera instancia se realiza un acercamiento teórico a la metodología recurri...

  9. Comportamiento Sexual y Autoeficacia para la Negociación de Sexo Más Seguro en Personas Heterosexuales

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    Pérez-Jiménez, David; Santiago-Rivas, Marimer; Serrano-García, Irma

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    La autoeficacia se le ha identificado como uno de los factores que puede facilitar o dificultar llevar a cabo sexo más seguro. Estudios revelan que las personas que están el relaciones estables usan métodos de protección menos frecuente que quienes tienen parejas casuales. Realizamos un estudio con 447 personas heterosexuales activas sexualmente. Les administramos un cuestionario dirigido a medir el comportamiento sexual, el uso del condón masculino y la práctica de la masturbación mutua, y l...

  10. Popular modernism: representations of modernist literature in popular culture

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    J. Loontjens

    2012-01-01

    Modernistische auteurs als Virginia Woolf en Marcel Proust werden tijdens hun leven met name geroemd door een select groepje critici. Tegenwoordig worden ze echter besproken in de boekenclub van Oprah Winfrey, in Hollywoodfilms en in zelfhulpliteratuur. Jannah Loontjens gebruikt de representatie van

  11. Popular Culture, Populer Music And Music Education

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    At the present day, music stands as the first of the most important elements which have an influence on cultural life. With its’ peculiar genres, it has features which influence cultural life and the process of education. In this study; the relationship between popular music,- which is thought to have a considerable place in the music genres- and music education has been attempted to be evaluated . Concepts such as popular music and popular culture were tried to be explained and the popular m...

  12. Gasto por procedimiento en la especialidad de cardiología intervencionista en pacientes con enfermedad coronaria del Seguro Social, Seccional Valle del Cauca. Noviembre 2003-diciembre 2004

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    Hernán Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La enfermedad coronaria afecta a una gran proporción de afiliados al Seguro Social (ISS Valle del Cauca. Aquí se describe el gasto en la especialidad de cardiología intervencionista que asumió esta empresa promotora de salud (EPS por cuenta de la enfermedad entre noviembre 2003-diciembre 2004. El gasto sobrepasa lo presupuestado por el ISS y este desequilibrio se produce bajo el régimen contributivo del actual sistema de seguridad social colombiano, que actúa en contra del ISS pues un alto número de sus afiliados son mayores de 45 años. La población compensada del ISS Valle del Cauca es de 423,440 personas de las cuales 43% superan los 45 años de edad, segmento donde se observa mayor riesgo de enfermedad coronaria.Metodología: El estudio es descriptivo. Se analizó la distribución de la población compensada por edad y sexo y el pago hecho por el ISS Valle del Cauca a las instituciones prestadoras de salud (IPS en la especialidad de cardiología intervensionista en el período señalado. La información se obtuvo de la facturación presentada por las IPS al Seguro Social y se cruzó con los registros individuales de procedimientos en salud (RIPS para identificar los pacientes afectados por enfermedad coronaria y clasificarlos teniendo en cuenta los Códigos Internacionales de Enfermad (CIE 10 así como el Manual de Actividades, Procedimientos e Intervenciones del Plan Obligatorio de Salud (MAPIPOS. Se practicaron 1,349 procedimientos a 1,103 pacientes del ISS con diagnóstico de enfermedad coronaria.Análisis y resultados: La población compensada del ISS Valle del Cauca representa 9.3% de la población vallecaucana (4’532,378 habitantes en el Departamento/423,400 compensados. De éstos 43% son mayores de 45 años, en riesgo de padecer enfermedad coronaria y requerir intervención médica. El ISS pagó a las IPS que prestan servicios de cardiología intervencionista la suma de $5’320,786.046 (más de cinco mil

  13. Las otras rebeliones: cultura popular e independencias

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    Glave, Luis Miguel

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    Full Text Available This article comments on historiographical developments pertaing to popular participation during the Independence of Mexico and on the political culture of the period. Its point of departure is the argument advanced by Eric Van Young in his book The Other Rebellion (2001 and the debate sparked by its publication. The article also discusses wether or not a “cultural turn” may be said to characterize historical studies of Latin America and compares the political process in Mexico with that of the Andes. It is suggested that we need to take into account, too, the symbolic and cultural world of both Indians and commoners who participated in the political and military actions of “other rebellions”, the outcome of a time of change and general crisis in colonial society.

    Este artículo comenta los avances historiográficos sobre la participación popular en la independencia mexicana y la cultura política de la época. Toma como punto de partida los aportes de Eric Van Young en su libro The Other Rebellion y el debate que se abrió a partir de su publicación. Discute, además, la aceptación o no de un “giro cultural” en los estudios históricos sobre América Latina y compara el proceso político mexicano con el de los Andes a partir de los aportes más recientes al respecto. Postula, por último, la necesidad de explorar el mundo simbólico y cultural de los indios y la plebe que participa en las movilizaciones políticas y militares, en tantas “otras rebeliones” producto de un momento de cambio y crisis general en la sociedad colonial.

  14. Las revueltas populares en Ecuador

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    Francisco Hidalgo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La historia de las sociedades latinoamericanas, desde sus inicios, ha estado marcada por las luchas populares. Es una historia escrita la más de las veces con la violencia que reclama el derecho a la vida. Es la historia de unos colectivos que se niegan, se resisten, a perder sus espacios. Siempre ha sido de esta manera, pero ya es tiempo de cambiar el presente por un futuro de auténtica justicia. El nuevo Milenio nos recibe con las ideologías de la globalización y del mercado único, con la exclusión social y la crisis económica; debemos reaccionar como un solo pueblo frente a esto, y para eso es necesario despertar y organizarnos desde nuestras unidades culturales a fin de vencer la voracidad del capitalismo neoliberal.

  15. Medicina y Música popular Vasca.

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    Angel Goikoetxea Marcaida

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor estudia las relaciones entre la medicina popular, como un aspecto más de la antropología cultural vasca, tema que no ha sido tratado hasta ahora. La investigación comprende el examen de los ritos de paso anuales y la simbología mágica y ritual de un gran número de canciones: de cuestación, enumerativas, infantiles, de cuna, funerarias, de trabajo, etc. Se analiza también el carácter de amuleto de algunos instrumentos musicales, la simbología anímica de los personajes de las mascaradas de Zuberoa y el significado terapeútico de las danzas agrícolas del País Vasco.

  16. Mujeres, etnia y arte popular

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    Eli Bartra

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de un pequeño estudio de algunas piezas creadas por las artesanas del pueblo purépecha de Ocumicho, Michoacán. Se hace especial hincapié en la cuestión de la etnia y el género expresada en estas figuras de barro que se hicieron ex profeso para conmemorar los 500 años de la llegada de los españoles a América. Se trató de un "experimento " que llevó a cabo Mercedes I turbe con las artesanas indígenas de esa comunidad. Se les mostraron imágenes de otras culturas y otros tiempos que representaban la Conquista de México y ellas las reprodujeron y tradujeron a su lenguaje plástico en forma de arte popular.

  17. Communicating meteorology through popular music

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    Brown, Sally; Aplin, Karen; Jenkins, Katie; Mander, Sarah; Walsh, Claire; Williams, Paul

    2015-04-01

    Previous studies of weather-inspired classical music showed that all forms of music (as well as visual arts and literature) reflect the significance of the environment in society. Here we quantify the extent to which weather has inspired popular musicians, and how weather is represented in English-language pop music. Our work is in press at Weather. Over 750 songs have been identified which were found to refer to meteorological phenomena, mainly in their lyrics, but also in the title of the song, name of the band or songwriter and occasionally in the song's music or sound effects. Over one third of the songs analysed referred to either sun or rain, out of a possible 20 weather categories. It was found that artists use weather to describe emotion, for example, to mirror the changes in a relationship. In this context, rain was broadly seen negatively, and might be used to signify the end of a relationship. Rain could also be perceived in a positive way, such as in songs from more agricultural communities. Wind was the next most common weather phenomenon, but did not represent emotions as much as sun or rain. However, it was the most frequently represented weather type in the music itself, such as in instrumental effects, or non-verbally in choruses. From the limited evidence available, we found that artists were often inspired by a single weather event in writing lyrics, whereas the outcomes were less clearly identifiable from longer periods of good or bad weather. Some artists were influenced more by their environment than others, but they were often inspired to write many songs about their surroundings as part of every-day life, rather than weather in particular. Popular singers and songwriters can therefore emotionally connect their listeners to the environment; this could be exploited to communicate environmental science to a broad audience.

  18. Popular Music Pedagogy: Peer Learning in Practice

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    Lebler, Don

    2008-01-01

    The inclusion of popular music as a content area in music education is not uncommon. The musicological study of popular music is well established in higher education, and even the practice of popular music is becoming more common in both secondary education and the post-compulsory sector. However, when this occurs, it is likely to be taught in…

  19. Mass Media and the Popular Arts.

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    Rissover, Fredric; Birch, David C.

    This anthology consists of journalistic essays on each of these popular arts: advertising, journalism, cartoons, radio and television, photography and motion pictures, popular literature, popular music, and public education. Examples of most of the art forms are also included. The book is aimed at junior college students. Its purpose is to…

  20. Popular Culture in the Junior College Library

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    Lonergan, David; Ayers, Meredith

    2015-01-01

    Popular culture is extremely influential in both academe and society at large. However, formal disciplinary study of popular culture lags far behind that influence. Anthropology, film studies, history, musicology, and sociology are only some of the disciplines that frequently include popular culture as a research focus. This article advises on how…

  1. Distribuciones de siniestralidad en seguro de vida: siniestralidad total en carteras de pólizas con riesgo de fallecimiento.

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    Sánchez López, José María

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En el tratamiento técnico actuarial del seguro de vida, tras valorar cuantitativamente la probabilidad individual de fallecimiento de cada póliza, es necesario agregar los resultados individuales para obtener una representación de la siniestralidad total de la cartera. Se presta, en este trabajo, especial atención a carteras de pólizas con seguro de muerte, investigándose las más adecuadas distribuciones representativas de la siniestralidad. Se analizan métodos para obtener la distribución exacta y distribuciones aproximadas según la Teoría del Riesgo Individual. Se expone y critica el método clásico, dentro de la Teoría del Riesgo Individual, que aproxima la distribución de siniestralidad a una distribución normal. Se exponen posibles aproximaciones mediante la distribución de Poisson compuesta o generalizada, siguiendo la Teoría del Riesgo Colectivo. En todas las aproximaciones se realiza un estudio de los errores y del número de cálculos necesarios. Además, se analiza la hipótesis más relevante asumida: la independencia entre riesgos (efectos y soluciones y se concluye con recomendaciones según las posibilidades de cálculo para la cartera de pólizas con que se trabaje.

  2. LA IGUALDAD DE SEXOS Y EL PRECIO DEL SEGURO PRIVADO EN UN CONTEXTO DE PROTECCIÓN SOCIAL

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    Daniel Hernández González

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El Seguro como institución ofrece protección y cobertura frente a la materialización de riesgos a cambio del pago de una prima, pudiendo así articularse como una herramienta de protección social. La Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia Europeo de 1 de marzo de 2011 impide que ya en el ejercicio 2013 las primas de seguro utilicen la variable sexo como herramienta dentro de la valoración de riesgos y determinación de precios, dando lugar a una situación que, tal y como aquí se expone e independientemente de sus efectos económicos para aseguradoras y asegurados, se plantea de forma no muy acertada y distante de los objetivos que pretende cumplir. The insurance offers protection and coverage against the materialisation of risks in exchange for a premium and it can be defined as a tool of social protection. The judgment of the European Court of Justice of 1 March 2011 prevents that insurance premiums are based on the variable “sex” as a tool in risk assessment and pricing, leading to a situation which, regardless of their economic impact on insurers and policyholders, is unfortunate and away from the objectives it seeks to comply.

  3. O seguro depósito induz ao risco moral nas cooperativas de crédito brasileiras?: um estudo com dados em painel

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    Valéria Gama Fully Bressan; Marcelo José Braga; Aureliano Angel Bressan; Moisés de Andrade Resende-Filho

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    Interesses conflitantes e monitoramento imperfeito podem induzir instituições financeiras cobertas por seguro depósito a se exporem mais ao risco do que o nível preconizado pelo fundo gestor do seguro. Testa-se se a instauração do Fundo Garantidor (FGS) do Sistema das Cooperativas de Crédito do Brasil (Sicoob) não induziu ao problema de risco moral. Utiliza-se um painel com dados mensais de 180 cooperativas (61,43% das cooperativas filiadas ao Sicoob). Modelos de dados em painel estimados com...

  4. Toward Predicting Popularity of Social Marketing Messages

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    Yu, Bei; Chen, Miao; Kwok, Linchi

    Popularity of social marketing messages indicates the effectiveness of the corresponding marketing strategies. This research aims to discover the characteristics of social marketing messages that contribute to different level of popularity. Using messages posted by a sample of restaurants on Facebook as a case study, we measured the message popularity by the number of "likes" voted by fans, and examined the relationship between the message popularity and two properties of the messages: (1) content, and (2) media type. Combining a number of text mining and statistics methods, we have discovered some interesting patterns correlated to "more popular" and "less popular" social marketing messages. This work lays foundation for building computational models to predict the popularity of social marketing messages in the future.

  5. CNRS researchers' popularization activities: a progress report

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    Yves Croissant

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available We have analyzed the popularization activities undertaken by ten thousand CNRS researchers by means of their annual reports for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006. This is the first time that such an extensive statistical study on science popularization practices is carried out. Our main findings are : - the majority of researchers is not involved in popularization (51% has not done any popularization over the three-year period, two thirds have been involved in no more than one popularization action. - popularization practices are extremely diverse, both at the individual level (we have identified three subpopulations that feature distinctive attitudes towards popularization, and at the level of scientific disciplines (researchers in Humanities are twice as active as the average, as well as in laboratories or geographical regions. - the number of actions reported in 2005 greatly increased compared to 2004 (+ 26%, while they slightly diminished in 2006.

  6. Characterizing popularity dynamics of online videos

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    Ren, Zhuo-Ming; Shi, Yu-Qiang; Liao, Hao

    2016-07-01

    Online popularity has a major impact on videos, music, news and other contexts in online systems. Characterizing online popularity dynamics is nature to explain the observed properties in terms of the already acquired popularity of each individual. In this paper, we provide a quantitative, large scale, temporal analysis of the popularity dynamics in two online video-provided websites, namely MovieLens and Netflix. The two collected data sets contain over 100 million records and even span a decade. We characterize that the popularity dynamics of online videos evolve over time, and find that the dynamics of the online video popularity can be characterized by the burst behaviors, typically occurring in the early life span of a video, and later restricting to the classic preferential popularity increase mechanism.

  7. Direitos individuais e soberania popular em J. Locke

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    Denílson Luis Werle

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Para além de uma interpretação que apresenta a filosofia política de Locke como justificativa ideológica do individualismo possessivo, o artigo pretende destacar os elementos constitucionais e republicanos presentes nos Dois Tratados sobre o Governo, examinando a tensão entre direitos individuais e soberania popular no liberalismo político de Locke.

  8. Capitalismo estatal o convergencias populares

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    Sara Latorre

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza las interacciones entre el gobierno actual y el movimiento anti-minero para el periodo 2006-2009, bajo la hipótesis de que el modelo neo-desarrollista adoptado por el primero ha generado un nuevo escenario de conflictividad social, donde la correlación de fuerzas está signada por la abrumadora popularidad del gobierno, por un lado y por el otro, por los problemas de organización, direccionalidad y estrategias que han dificultado la consolidación y fortaleza del movimiento anti-minero.This article analyses the interactions between the current government and the anti-mining movement between 2006 and 2009. The main hypothesis of the article holds that the neo-developmentalist model adopted by the government has given way to new forms of social conflict. On the one hand, the nature of this social conflict is marked by the overwhelming popularity of the government. On the other hand however, the anti-mining movement has been weakened by problems related to its organisation, leadership and strategies, which have, in turn, prevented its consolidation.

  9. The Popular University in Brazil

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    José Eustáquio Romão

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on the Brazilian university crisis and its alternative for change and innovation, at the curricula and at the institutional level. It points out the university capacity to take into account critical contexts, developing political and epistemological actions in order to struggle with social problems. In its struggle, university is shown as responsible of the solutions of humans are exposed by their social and political contexts. Brazilian university has gotten the legacy from European corporative model and also from American technocratic idiosyncrasy. The Southern Frontier Federal University (UFFS is one of the new federal universities created by the government into the National Program for Education (2000-2010 in order to extend the range of access to public higher education along the country. Thus, this university tries to solve some of the historical educational problems of Brazilian education. This article discusses this project and points out some insight regarding this topic.Received: 11/08/2013 / Accepted: 30/10/2013How to reference this articleRomão, J. E., Loss, A. S. (2014. A Universidade Popular no Brasil. Foro de Educación, 12(16, pp. 141-168. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14516/fde.2014.012.016.006

  10. Violencia contra la mujer: conocimiento y actitud del personal médico del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Morelos, México

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    Méndez-Hernández Pablo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la actitud afectiva, cognoscitiva y conductual del personal médico del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social del estado de Morelos, México, hacia la identificación y canalización de mujeres maltratadas que acuden a consulta médica, así como identificar las barreras institucionales y de la práctica médica que dificultan el manejo dentro de los servicios de salud de las mujeres maltratadas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: De septiembre a diciembre de 1999 se realizó un estudio transversal mediante un cuestionario de autoaplicación que se proporcionó a 269 médicos y médicas generales, especialistas y estudiantes de pre y posgrado que laboran en 30 unidades de salud, de primer y segundo nivel de atención, del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social del estado de Morelos. El instrumento se diseñó para evaluar el nivel de conocimiento sobre violencia doméstica y la actitud del personal médico hacia la atención, en la consulta, de mujeres maltratadas. Se construyó un índice de conocimiento, además de un análisis multivariado de los datos. RESULTADOS: El 90% de los entrevistados nunca ha recibido capacitación en violencia contra la mujer. La actitud afectiva y cognoscitiva del personal médico que recibió capacitación sobre el tema fue más favorable hacia la identificación y atención de mujeres maltratadas que llegan a consulta médica, en comparación con los que no la recibieron. Sobre el nivel de conocimiento acerca del tema, 21% de los entrevistados mostró un nivel bajo, 63% medio y 16% alto. En el personal médico, con nivel de conocimiento medio y alto, se observó 2.1 y 6 veces -respectivamente- una actitud afectiva más favorable respecto a la identificación y canalización de casos de mujeres maltratadas en comparación con el personal con nivel de conocimiento bajo. Las médicas mostraron 2.3 veces mejor actitud para identificar y canalizar mujeres maltratadas. El personal médico con interés por capacitarse

  11. Personalized recommendation against crowd's popular selection

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    Zhu, Xuzhen; Liu, Haifeng

    2014-01-01

    The problem of personalized recommendation in an ocean of data attracts more and more attention recently. Most traditional researches ignore the popularity of the recommended object, which resulting in low personality and accuracy. In this Letter, we proposed a personalized recommendation method based on weighted object network, punishing the recommended object that is the crowd's popular selection, namely, Anti-popularity index(AP), which can give enhanced personality, accuracy and diversity in contrast to mainstream baselines with a low computational complexity.

  12. Niveles de plomo sanguíneo en madres y recién nacidos derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

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    Navarrete-Espinosa Joel

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Establecer la relación entre el nivel de plomo sanguíneo materno (PSM y el de sangre en cordón umbilical (PSC al momento del parto, así como determinar los principales predictores del PSM en derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, en el Distrito Federal (D.F.. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal en el que se reclutaron voluntarias con embarazo normoevolutivo y se les tomaron muestras de sangre al momento del parto, en cuatro hospitales del IMSS en el D.F., de 1991 a 1993. Se tomó, además, muestra de sangre de cordón umbilical. Los datos fueron analizados mediante regresión lineal simple y múltiple. RESULTADOS: Se estudiaron un total de 1 404 binomios madre-hijo; el promedio de edad de las madres fue de 25 años. La media de PSM fue 10.7 ± 6.5 µg/dl; no se encontraron variaciones significativas por hospital, edad o estado civil. Para el PSC la media fue de 10.4 ± 6.2 µg/dl. Por cada aumento en una unidad logarítmica de PSM, el PSC aumenta 0.62 (p<0.01 unidades logarítmicas. La correlación entre ambos fue de 0.61 (p<0.01. Los principales predictores de PSM fueron el uso de loza vidriada, el consumo de leche y jugo de naranja, estos últimos se asociaron inversamente con el PSM. Un 47% de las madres y 50% de los niños tuvieron valores superiores a 10 µg/dl. En 578 recién nacidos se registraron niveles de plomo superiores a los de la madre. CONCLUSIONES: Se sugiere continuar la línea de investigación para proponer tipos de intervención.

  13. Estructura metálica del edificio social de la Mutua General de Seguros Barcelona – España

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    Busquets, Xavier

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    Full Text Available This describes the solution adopted for the Mutua General de Seguros structure on the Diagonal in Barcelona. The building consists of six general basements and two elevated wings, one of thirteen stories and another of four, joined together on the third and second floors. The problems which had to be overcome were various in nature: from anchoring the concrete blocks in the underground floors to achieving maximum clear space —there are no intermediate supports on the office floors— this was achieved satisfactorily, on the higher floors by means of large span porticos, made up of two well-defined parts (the ground floor portico and the upper floor assembly], from both a structural and esthetic point of view.Se describe la solución adoptada para estructura de la Mutua General de Seguros, en la Diagonal de Barcelona. El edificio se compone de seis sótanos generales y dos bloques elevados, uno de trece plantas y otro de cuatro, debidamente enlazados por la segunda y tercera. Los problemas planteados fueron de muy diversa índole: desde la sujeción de las pantallas de hormigón de las plantas enterradas, hasta la consecución de la máxima diafanidad —en todas las plantas de oficinas no existen soportes intermedios— en las plantas altas a base de pórticos de gran luz, compuestos de dos partes bien definidas (el pórtico de planta baja y el conjunto de las superiores y acertadamente resueltos, desde el doble punto de vista estructural y estético.

  14. Miniesternotomia: um acesso seguro para a cirurgia cardíaca

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    Leonardo Andrade MULINARI

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    Full Text Available Atualmente, na constante busca de minimizar o tempo de intemação hospitalar e melhorar a recuperação no pós-operatório, várias altemativas cirúrgicas têm sido aventadas. Iniciamos o uso da estemotomia parcial como acesso para diversos tipos de operações cardíacas. O presente trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar a evolução hospitalar dos pacientes operados através desta técnica. No período de novembro de 1996 a março de 1997, estudamos 51 pacientes operados através da esternotomia parcial. A idade média foi de 46,8 anos, sendo 26 pacientes do sexo feminino. Os procedimentos mais realizados foram o tratamento cirúrgico valvar e as revascularizações miocárdicas. O acesso utilizado para os pacientes com lesões valvares foi a esternotomia parcial em "T" invertido no segmento superior do esterno; para outras lesões, uma esternotomia em "T" no segmento inferior e, pela dificuldade técnica imposta nas re-operações e nos procedimentos múltiplos, utilizou-se uma terceira variação, que foi a esternotomia parcial em "H" deitado, estendendo-se no corpo esternal do primeiro ao quarto espaço intercostal. O comprimento médio da incisão de pele foi de 9,9 cm. Foram realizadas 19 incisões em "T", 17 em "T" invertido e 15 em "H" deitado. O tempo médio de ventilação mecânica foi de 2,8 horas, de permanência na UTI de 31,5 horas e de internação hospitalar de 5,9 dias. Não houve complicação diretamente relacionada com o acesso e em apenas 1 caso foi necessária a conversão para a esternotomia total. Analisando a evolução destes 51 pacientes, pudemos concluir que a esternotomia parcial é um acesso seguro para o tratamento cirúrgico de diversas cardiopatias, isoladas, associadas ou re-operações. Traz um resultado estético favorável e facilita a recuperação no pós- operatório, devendo fazer parte do repertório de todo o cirurgião cardiovascular.Recently, in the constant search for shortening hospital stay and

  15. VOCAL SEGMENT CLASSIFICATION IN POPULAR MUSIC

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    2008-01-01

    This paper explores the vocal and non-vocal music classification problem within popular songs. A newly built labeled database covering 147 popular songs is announced. It is designed for classifying signals from 1sec time windows. Features are selected for this particular task, in order to capture...

  16. Substance Use in Popular Movies and Music.

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    Roberts, Donald F.; Henriksen, Lisa; Christenson, Peter G.

    This study examines the frequency and nature of substance use in the most popular movie rentals and songs of 1996 and 1997. The intent was to determine the accuracy of public perceptions about extensive substance use in media popular among youth. Because teenagers are major consumers of movies and music, there is concern about the potential for…

  17. Living-History Villages as Popular Entertainers.

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    Geist, Christopher D.

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the furor created when Walt Disney Studios announced plans to develop a "historic amusement park" near the Manassas (Virginia) National Battlefield Park. Maintains that the public debate over the popular understanding of history reflects an ongoing tension between academic historians and the purveyors of popular history. (CFR)

  18. Using Popular Culture to Teach Quantitative Reasoning

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    Hillyard, Cinnamon

    2007-01-01

    Popular culture provides many opportunities to develop quantitative reasoning. This article describes a junior-level, interdisciplinary, quantitative reasoning course that uses examples from movies, cartoons, television, magazine advertisements, and children's literature. Some benefits from and cautions to using popular culture to teach…

  19. Popular Documentation and Communication Centres in Brazil.

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    Cardoso, Ana Maria P.

    1993-01-01

    Presents a study of the popular documentation and communication centers in Brazil which have developed to preserve the history of the struggles of the lower classes and to act as popular information services that fill information needs not met by traditional libraries. Social, economic, and political issues in Brazil are outlined. (Contains 10…

  20. Role of Terms in Popular Science Text

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    Zhabbarova F. U.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The article examines and determines the specifics of terminological vocabulary used in a popular science text. It differentiates the notions of cohesion and coherence. The article reveals the main terminological means realizing cohesion in the text of a popular science article.

  1. Teaching Personality Theories Using Popular Music

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    Leck, Kira

    2006-01-01

    Previously, psychology instructors have used popular music to illustrate psychological concepts in the classroom. In this study, students enrolled in a personality theories class heard 13 popular songs that demonstrated various concepts. Students then selected and analyzed their own songs that contained elements of personality theories. Test…

  2. Atención de los pacientes con enfermedad arterial periférica en loshospitales de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social

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    Gerardo Quirós-Meza

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen la principal causa de muerte en Costa Rica. La Enfermedad Arterial Periférica (EAP, incluida en este grupo, representa en la mayoría de los casos la manifestación inicial por la cual el paciente consulta, es un indicador de la presencia de enfermedad en otros territorios vasculares, permite esta característica, estudiar al paciente antes de que aparezcan los síntomas en territorios de mayor riesgo. Su impacto sanitario y socioeconómico es de alta magnitud. No hay hasta la fecha estudios epidemiológicos en Costa Rica que permiten cuantificar la magnitud del problema y ayuden a establecer las pautas de actuación. El objetivo del presente estudio fue estimar la prevalencia, mortalidad y costo de la atención de la enfermedad arterial periférica en Costa Rica. Métodos: Estudio transversal, descriptivo, con base en la totalidad de casos hospitalizados por EAP en el año 2008 (962 egresos en la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, la cual atiende 96% de estos padecimientos. Asimismo se utilizaron las bases de defunciones del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos del periodo 1997-2008 y la Encuesta Nacional de Salud del año 2006. Se utilizó el análisis de variancia para la comparación entre grupos. Resultados: La prevalencia de EAP es de 0.02% en menores de 50 años, 2.5% entre 50 y 60 años y 8.3% en mayores de 60 años. El análisis por género demostró predominio en el sexo masculino 55%. La edad promedio para las mujeres fue de 73 años (IC95%: 71,8 - 74,3 y para los hombres fue de 69,6 (IC95%. 68,7 - 71,0 y la tasa de mortalidad observada es de 0,6 por 100 000 habitantes, la edad promedio de muerte fue de 74 años. Los años de vida potencialmente perdidos se estiman en un promedio de 10,2 años. Conclusión: La prevalencia de EAP en Costa Rica es similar a la encontrada en países desarrollados, de ahí la importancia de organizar estrategias para hacer frente a esta

  3. Aplicación del programa HACCP en servicios de alimentación de hospitales de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social: Experiencia de un hospital

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    Geovanna Martínez Díaz

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available La alimentación que brindan los servicios de alimentación de los hospitales representa uno de los pilares fundamentales en la recuperación y/o mantenimiento de la salud del paciente hospitalizado. Además se brinda alimentación a los funcionarios del hospital,lo cual hace indiscutiblemente,que estos servicios tengan acceso a gran cantidad de personas diariamente;esto obliga a brindar un servicio de calidad. Por otro lado,cuando se habla sobre inocuidad,se piensa en un alimento que no representa ningún riesgo para la salud humana,lo cual indudablemente está ligado al término calidad.Con esta conceptualización se puede pensar:¿Estarán nuestros hospitales brindando una alimentación de calidad? Para responder a ello hay que considerar una serie de factores que influyen a través de la cadena alimentaria,como son:transporte de alimentos,instalaciones físicas,equipo disponible, manipuladores de alimentos,capacitación,controles y apoyo institucional;entre otros. Buscando establecer normas de trabajo en estos aspectos,la Dirección Técnica de Servicios de Salud de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social,representada en la Sección de Nutrición,impulsó en 1997,la creación del Proyecto Magistral en Seguridad Alimentaria,para los servicios de alimentación de los hospitales nacionales.Para el 2003,luego de varias acciones tomadas y con planes de trabajo establecidos a corto y mediano plazo,el proyecto se suspendió por falta de recursos económicos. Con grandes esfuerzos y apoyo de las autoridades hospitalarias,el Servicio de Alimentación del Hospital Dr.R.A.Calderón Guardia está trabajando bajo los lineamientos establecidos en el Proyecto de Seguridad Alimentaria.En este artículo se presentan los resultados de esta experiencia desde agosto del 2002 a diciembre del 2004. De acuerdo a los datos presentados,la implementación de un programa de control sanitario permite mejorar la inocuidad de los alimentos y por ende la calidad del

  4. Editorial: Science Popularization through Open Access

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    Alireza Noruzi

    2008-01-01

    The science plays a crucial role in the modern society, and the popularization of science in its electronic form is closely related to the rise and development of the World Wide Web. Since 1990s -the introduction of the Web as a part of the Internet- the science popularization has become more and more involved in the web-based society. Therefore, the Web has become an important technical support of the science popularization. The Web, on the one hand, has increased the accessibility, visibili...

  5. ¿Qué significa estar seguro?: De delitos, miedos e inseguridades entre los adultos mayores

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    Cecilia Varela

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la implementación de encuestas de victimización (EV, la literatura victimológica da cuenta de la paradoja que lleva a que los sectores de menor riesgo de victimización delictiva (fundamentalmente mujeres y adultos mayores presenten los niveles de miedo al delito más altos, y que por el contrario aquellos más expuestos al delito (jóvenes y varones manifiesten niveles de temor más bajos. En tal sentido, el objetivo general de este trabajo es explorar mediante una estrategia cualitativa las representaciones respecto de la cuestión de la seguridad en el sector de los adultos mayores. Por su parte, y bajo el supuesto de que el miedo al delito no puede ser vinculado únicamente al objeto concreto mediante el cual éste se manifiesta, se indaga en nuevas dimensiones de análisis que permitan dar cuenta de la "sensación de inseguridad" más allá de la cuestión de la criminalidad dentro de este sector etario.Ever since the implementation of the victimization surveys (VS, the victimization literature acknowledges the paradox whereby the social groups less vulnerable to crime (women and the elderly, for the most part exhibit high levels of fear and, on the contrary, those most susceptible to crime (youngsters and males manifest lower levels of fear. The goal of this paper is to explore a range of representations about the "security" issue held by the elderly with a qualitative strategy. On the other hand, on the assumption that fear of crime cannot be solely linked to the actual object through which this is manifested, I examine new analytical dimensions accounting for "fear of crime" above and beyond the criminality issue within this age class.

  6. Bachilleratos populares y educación liberadora

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    Argumedo, Manuel; Rossotti, Alejandra

    2012-01-01

    ¿Qué entendemos por educación popular? En principio es una expresión confusa que ha sido usada y manoseada por educadores liberales, revolucionarios y manipuladores. En una primera reacción podríamos negarnos a usar una expresión que significa cualquier cosa o, mejor dicho, muy poca cosa, podríamos decir con el tango "que se ha ido adelgazando" hasta sólo quedar lo obvio: una educación en la que el "pueblo" participa como receptor. Es decir, que tiene al pueblo como destinatario. Pero nos ...

  7. Turnover Rate of Popularity Charts in Neutral Models

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    Evans, T S

    2011-01-01

    It has been shown recently that in many different cultural phenomena the turnover rate on the most popular artefacts in a population exhibit some regularities. A very simple expression for this turnover rate has been proposed by Bentley et al. and its validity in two simple models for copying and innovation is investigated in this paper. It is found that Bentley's formula is an approximation of the real behaviour of the turnover rate in the Wright-Fisher model, while it is not valid in the Moran model.

  8. The everyday world of popular culture

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    Larisa Vorobec

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes this phenomenon of modern society as a mass culture from the perspective of axiological knowledge. The focus of the work, the author devotes the disclosure of the scope and practical everyday world of the phenomenon. The article presents the author's definition of concepts such as value, and popular culture. In addition, conclusions about the prospects for the development of popular culture at this stage of its existence.

  9. The everyday world of popular culture

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    Larisa Vorobec

    2013-01-01

    This article analyzes this phenomenon of modern society as a mass culture from the perspective of axiological knowledge. The focus of the work, the author devotes the disclosure of the scope and practical everyday world of the phenomenon. The article presents the author's definition of concepts such as value, and popular culture. In addition, conclusions about the prospects for the development of popular culture at this stage of its existence.

  10. From Popularity Prediction to Ranking Online News

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    Tatar, Alexandru; Antoniadis, Panayotis; Dias De Amorim, Marcelo; Fdida, Serge

    2014-01-01

    News articles are an engaging type of online content that captures the attention of a significant amount of Internet users. They are particularly enjoyed by mobile users and massively spread through online social platforms. As a result, there is an increased interest in discovering the articles that will become popular among users. This objective falls under the broad scope of content popularity prediction and has direct implications in the development of new services for online advertisement...

  11. Pure and Public, Popular and personal

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    Eriksson, Birgit

    2013-01-01

    and the exclusions of the public sphere. I argue that the ideals of a pure aesthetic and a public sphere neglect issues that are crucial to the type of commonality at stake in popular cultural artifacts: personal issues, social conflicts, and what is pleasurable to the senses or has to do with emotions. Third, I...... and inclusive understanding not only of bestselling popular culture but also of aesthetics and the public sphere...

  12. Gender Anxiety and Contemporary Indian Popular Fiction

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    Turner, Elen

    2012-01-01

    In her article "Gender Anxiety and Contemporary Indian Popular Fiction" Elen Turner discusses two examples of Indian "popular literature" which reflect contemporary Indian middle-class anxieties surrounding globalization and social change. The recent proliferation of foreign business process outsourcing companies in India has changed the financial and lifestyle opportunities available to young, urban Indians. While sociological and ethnographic studies have found that workers embrace what the...

  13. Fryderyk Chopin in popular instrumental music

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    Kasperski, Jakub

    2010-01-01

    The author considers whether Fryderyk Chopin and his oeuvre may be regarded as part of popular culture – and if so, to what extent. However, the text is mostly taken up with analysis of popular instrumental music inspired by Chopin’s works in various ways: from simple quotation, adaptation and transcription to more sophisticated instrumentation and arrangement, free improvisation or even the creation of a completely new work derived from a single motif or sample from Chopin. ...

  14. VOCAL SEGMENT CLASSIFICATION IN POPULAR MUSIC

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    Feng, Ling; Nielsen, Andreas Brinch; Hansen, Lars Kai

    2008-01-01

    This paper explores the vocal and non-vocal music classification problem within popular songs. A newly built labeled database covering 147 popular songs is announced. It is designed for classifying signals from 1sec time windows. Features are selected for this particular task, in order to capture both the temporal correlations and the dependencies among the feature dimensions. We systematically study the performance of a set of classifiers, including linear regression, generalized linear mode...

  15. O seguro depósito induz ao risco moral nas cooperativas de crédito brasileiras?: um estudo com dados em painel

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    Valéria Gama Fully Bressan

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Interesses conflitantes e monitoramento imperfeito podem induzir instituições financeiras cobertas por seguro depósito a se exporem mais ao risco do que o nível preconizado pelo fundo gestor do seguro. Testa-se se a instauração do Fundo Garantidor (FGS do Sistema das Cooperativas de Crédito do Brasil (Sicoob não induziu ao problema de risco moral. Utiliza-se um painel com dados mensais de 180 cooperativas (61,43% das cooperativas filiadas ao Sicoob. Modelos de dados em painel estimados com o índice de Basileia como proxy da exposição ao risco das cooperativas indicam que a instauração do FGS induziu ao problema de risco moral.

  16. Garantías de los derechos reales mediante el sistema de registro y de seguro de título

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    Norma Loureiro Russo

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El concepto de seguridad jurídica tiene tal amplitud que trasciende cualquier funciónjurídica, ubicándose en la aplicacíón del derecho todo.Cabe destacar en ese concepto, sus valores esenciales y constitutivos, tales como la justicia y la seguridad, siendo la certeza uno de sus ingredientes. (...Contenido: Seguridad jurídica. Función notarial y seguridad jurídica. La publicidad registral y la seguridad jurídica. Esencia. Materia. Fines. Oponibilidad. Legitimidad.Garantía de los derechos reales y seguro de títulos. Origen del contrato de seguro de título. Concepto. Conclusiones

  17. Capacitación en línea para la certificación de agentes de seguros de instituciones financieras

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    Díaz-Camacho, José Enrique; Velásquez-Durán, Anabel

    2012-01-01

    El presente artículo muestra los resultados de la aplicación de la capacitación en línea y su efecto sobre la certificación de agentes de seguros ante la Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas en México, específicamente el curso Cédula A, impartido en el campus IntelifinMR y como ésta permite que los participantes puedan estudiar en forma autónoma y auto dirigida, obteniendo un aprendizaje comprobable. El procedimiento general consistió en la creación de dicho curso con un diseño instrucciona...

  18. Ranking Popular Items By Naive Bayes Algorithm

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    Shiramshetty Gouthami

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The problem of ranking popular items is getting increasing interest from a number of research areas. Several algorithms have been proposed for this task. The described problem of ranking and suggesting items arises in diverse applications include interactive computational system for helping people to leverage social information; in technical these systems are called social navigation systems. These social navigation systems help each individual in their performance and decision making over selecting the items. Based on the each individual response the ranking and suggesting of popular items were done. The individual feedback might be obtained by displaying a set of suggested items, where the selection of items is based on the preference of the individual. The aim is to suggest popular items by rapidly studying the true popularity ranking of items. The difficulty in suggesting the true popular items to the users can give emphasis to reputation for some items but may mutilate the resulting item ranking for other items. So the problem of ranking and suggesting items affected many applications including suggestions and search query suggestions for social tagging systems. In this paper we propose Naïve Bayes algorithm for ranking and suggesting popular items.

  19. [Registry of myocardial infarction in a tertiary hospital of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social].

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    González-Pliego, José Angel; Gudiño-Amezcua, Diego Armando; Celis, Alfredo; Gutiérrez-Díaz, Gonzalo Israel

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: dado que el pronóstico de infarto del miocardio con elevación del segmento ST (IMCEST) depende de su manejo inmediato y de las medidas de prevención secundaria, el no seguir las recomendaciones actuales impide mejorar las expectativas de la población afectada por este padecimiento. El objetivo es describir el perfil clínico-epidemiológico y el proceso de atención del IMCEST en un hospital de tercer nivel. Métodos: se analiza la información clínica, la estratificación de riesgo, la terapia de revascularización y los hábitos de prescripción al egreso de los casos con IMCEST atendidos en un año. Resultados: se incluyeron 246 pacientes con edad promedio de 61 años; el 76 % fueron varones. La mayoría (37.3 %) de IMCEST ocurrió entre los 60 y los 69 años. El sedentarismo fue el factor de riesgo predominante. El 81.7 % de los casos tuvo score TIMI de riesgo bajo. El 35 % tuvo isquemia/viabilidad y en todos los cateterizados se demostraron obstrucciones coronarias. El 76 % se revascularizó con stent, principalmente farmacológico (77.5 %). Al egreso más del 90 % de los casos recibió estatina y antiplaquetarios, mientras otras drogas se prescribieron al 64-82 % de los casos. Conclusiones: el IMCEST predomina en hombres sedentarios de la séptima década. Estratificar el riesgo, buscar isquemia/viabilidad residual y revascularizar con stent farmacológico son prácticas comunes; el cumplimiento de recomendaciones basadas en la evidencia es mejor que en el pasado, pero todavía no es óptimo.

  20. Energía limpia y alternativa, seguro para nuestro futuro

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    2009-01-01

    Gracias a Ia habilidad intrínseca y sistemática del Hombre de generar mejores condiciones de vida, partiendo de sus necesidades, se ha tenido que buscar nuevas formas y métodos para suplir y aumentar Ia producción de energía, da manera que optimice el comportamiento de la economía mundial y no contribuya a Ia destrucción de Ia naturaleza, para así Lograr un desarrollo superior al actual.

  1. Design of the 2009 evaluation of the Medical Insurance for a New Generation program Diseño de la evaluación 2009 del programa Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the mixed-method approach to evaluate the Medical Insurance for a New Generation (Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación, SMNG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The program has been comprehensively evaluated. It has four key domains: 1 SMNG design; 2 children's health status and socio-demographic characteristics; 3 performance by measuring coverage, efficiency and productivity; 4 family health expenditure. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches have been used. This included reviews of existing databases and clinical charts, collection of empirical data through in-depth interviews with healthcare providers, and a nation-wide household survey. CONCLUSION: The results should serve as baseline data of the health status of SMNG children and the current staus of the program.OBJETIVO: Describir el abordaje de métodos mixtos que se utilizó para evaluar el SMNG Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: la evaluación integral del Programa se llevó a cabo en cuatro áreas clave: 1 el diseño del SMNG, 2 el estado de salud y las características sociodemográficas de los niños afiliados, 3 el desempeño del SMNG mediante la medición de la cobertura y de procesos clave, 4 los gastos en salud de la familia. La metodología mixta combina enfoques de investigación cuantitativa y cualitativa y la recolección y análisis de datos. La evaluación incluyó la revisión de bases de datos y de expedientes clínicos y la recolección de datos empíricos mediante entrevistas a profundidad con actores clave, una encuesta de hogares en todo el país y cuestionarios a personal de salud. CONCLUSIÓN: Los resultados sirven como referencia sobre el estado de salud de los niños afiliados al SMNG y de las condiciones actuales del programa; además permiten identificar áreas clave que pueden abordarse para mejorar la calidad, eficiencia y eficacia del SMNG.

  2. On Modelling Insurance Data by Using a Generalized Lognormal Distribution || Sobre la modelización de datos de seguros usando una distribución lognormal generalizada

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    García, Victoriano J.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new heavy-tailed distribution is used to model data with a strong right tail, as often occurs in practical situations. The distribution proposed is derived from the lognormal distribution, by using the Marshall and Olkin procedure. Some basic properties of this new distribution are obtained and we present situations where this new distribution correctly reflects the sample behaviour for the right tail probability. An application of the model to dental insurance data is presented and analysed in depth. We conclude that the generalized lognormal distribution proposed is a distribution that should be taken into account among other possible distributions for insurance data in which the properties of a heavy-tailed distribution are present. || Presentamos una nueva distribución lognormal con colas pesadas que se adapta bien a muchas situaciones prácticas en el campo de los seguros. Utilizamos el procedimiento de Marshall y Olkin para generar tal distribución y estudiamos sus propiedades básicas. Se presenta una aplicación de la misma para datos de seguros dentales que es analizada en profundidad, concluyendo que tal distribución deberá formar parte del catálogo de distribuciones a tener cuenta para la modernización de datos en seguros cuando hay presencia de colas pesadas.

  3. [Breast self-examination in users of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social from Teapa, Tabasco, Mexico].

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    Córdova-Cadena, Samuel; González-Pozos, Patricia Vanessa; Zavala-González, Marco Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo: determinar la proporción de mujeres de 40 años o más que se realizan correctamente autoexploración mamaria en la Unidad Médica Familiar 18 del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, en Teapa, Tabasco, México, en el año 2011. Métodos: estudio transversal, de un universo de 1457 mujeres del que se obtuvo una muestra probabilística de 127, seleccionadas sistematizadamente. Se incluyeron variables sociodemográficas, antecedentes heredofamiliares de cáncer de mama y la evaluación de la técnica de autoexploración. La información fue obtenida de expedientes clínicos y listas de cotejo. Se obtuvo estadística descriptiva. Resultados: La edad media fue de 52.7 ± 9.3 con un intervalo de confianza de 40-80 años. La escolaridad predominante fue la primaria con 35.4 %. Hubo antecedente heredofamiliar de tumor maligno de las mamas en 11 %. La madre fue el familiar más frecuente con este antecedente (42.9 %). Hubo una correcta autoexploración mamaria en 0.8 %. Conclusiones: la proporción de mujeres que realizan correctamente la autoexploración mamaria es alarmantemente baja. No se encontraron factores asociados. Se requieren intervenciones educativas para corregir el problema.

  4. Popular Music Memories: Places and Practices of Popular Music Heritage, Memory and Cultural Identity

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    Hoeven, Arno

    2014-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract __ Ever since the late 1950s, people have grown up with popular music as an important element of their daily lives. This dissertation explores the connections between popular music memories, cultural identity and cultural heritage, looking at the different ways in which popular music is remembered and evokes memories. In so doing, the dissertation examines the various memory practices of the cultural and heritage industries, ranging from the bottom-up activities of ...

  5. Evolution of popularity in given names

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    Lee, Mi Jin; Jo, Woo Seong; Yi, Il Gu; Baek, Seung Ki; Kim, Beom Jun

    2016-02-01

    An individual's identity in a human society is specified by his or her name. Differently from family names, usually inherited from fathers, a given name for a child is often chosen at the parents' disposal. However, their decision cannot be made in a vacuum but affected by social conventions and trends. Furthermore, such social pressure changes in time, as new names gain popularity while some other names are gradually forgotten. In this paper, we investigate how popularity of given names has evolved over the last century by using datasets collected in Korea, the province of Quebec in Canada, and the United States. In each of these countries, the average popularity of given names exhibits typical patterns of rise and fall with a time scale of about one generation. We also observe that notable changes of diversity in given names signal major social changes.

  6. Evolution of popularity in given names

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    Lee, Mi Jin; Yi, Il Gu; Baek, Seung Ki; Kim, Beom Jun

    2015-01-01

    An individual's identity in a human society is specified by his or her name. Differently from family names, usually inherited from fathers, a given name for a child is often chosen at the parents' disposal. However, their decision cannot be made in a vacuum but affected by social conventions and trends. Furthermore, such social pressure changes in time, as new names gain popularity while some other names are gradually forgotten. In this paper, we investigate how popularity of given names has evolved over the last century by using datasets collected in Korea, the province of Quebec in Canada, and the United States. In each of these countries, the average popularity of given names exhibits typical patterns of rise and fall with a time scale of about one generation. We also observe that notable changes of diversity in given names signal major social changes.

  7. Space activities and global popular music culture

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    Wessels, Allison Rae; Collins, Patrick

    During the "space age" era, space activities appear increasingly as a theme in Western popular music, as they do in popular culture generally. In combination with the electronics and tele-communications revolution, "pop/rock" music has grown explosively during the space age to become an effectively global culture. From this base a number of trends are emerging in the pattern of influences that space activities have on pop music. The paper looks at the use of themes and imagery in pop music; the role of space technology in the modern "globalization" of pop music; and current and future links between space activities and pop music culture, including how public space programmes are affected by its influence on popular attitudes.

  8. Uso seguro de los medicamentos en adultos mayores: Una lista de chequeo

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    Teodoro J Oscanoa

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Los adultos mayores son más propensos a presentar reacciones adversas medicamentosas (RAM, debido a la polifarmacia que caracteriza a aquellos con múltiples enfermedades, y cambios, que por la edad ocurren en la farmacocinética y la farmacodinamia de los medicamentos. La evaluación de los aspectos de seguridad y uso racional de los medicamentos son importantes en esta población; por ello, se propone una lista de chequeo que consiste en hacer una lista de medicamentos (incluye la medicina herbaria; detectar e intervenir síndromes geriátricos inducidos por medicamentos, sobreprescripción, disprescripción e infraprescripción; medir e intervenir la adherencia farmacológica, medir los parámetros para posología geriátrica; prevenir las reacciones adversas por retiro inadecuado de fármacos, evaluar la capacidad de manejo de medicamentos de la persona mayor y utilizar la hoja de información mínima sobre el fármaco prescrito al paciente. Esta lista de chequeo construida en base a instrumentos validados, es una propuesta cuya aplicación en el contexto ambulatorio y hospitalario es posible y factible.

  9. Uso seguro de los medicamentos en adultos mayores: Una lista de chequeo

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    Teodoro J Oscanoa

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Los adultos mayores son más propensos a presentar reacciones adversas medicamentosas (RAM, debido a la polifarmacia que caracteriza a aquellos con múltiples enfermedades, y cambios, que por la edad ocurren en la farmacocinética y la farmacodinamia de los medicamentos. La evaluación de los aspectos de seguridad y uso racional de los medicamentos son importantes en esta población; por ello, se propone una lista de chequeo que consiste en hacer una lista de medicamentos (incluye la medicina herbaria; detectar e intervenir síndromes geriátricos inducidos por medicamentos, sobreprescripción, disprescripción e infraprescripción; medir e intervenir la adherencia farmacológica, medir los parámetros para posología geriátrica; prevenir las reacciones adversas por retiro inadecuado de fármacos, evaluar la capacidad de manejo de medicamentos de la persona mayor y utilizar la hoja de información mínima sobre el fármaco prescrito al paciente. Esta lista de chequeo construida en base a instrumentos validados, es una propuesta cuya aplicación en el contexto ambulatorio y hospitalario es posible y factible.

  10. Diagnóstico del manejo de los desechos en los laboratorios clínicos de la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

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    Grettel Valverde Chaves

    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available El documento de políticas y normas presupuestarias de la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social para 1997, indica la obligación de los establecimientos de salud de cumplir lo dispuesto en la Ley Orgánica del Ambiente. Estando enfocado el interés de la institución al logro de un manejo adecuado de los desechos, el presente estudio se hizo para conocer la percepción y el conocimiento del problema, el grado de equipamiento, formas de tratamiento de los diferentes tipos de desecho, capacitación del personal, higiene y salud ocupacional de los laboratorios clínicos de la institución. A través de una encuesta suministrada a una muestra de los laboratorios estadísticamente significativa, se obtuvo los siguientes resultados: 90% desconoce la Ley Orgánica del Ambiente y otras. 75% consideran no hacer un manejo adecuado de los desechos. 72% consideran no tener personal entrenado adecuadamente. 78% de las jefaturas indican no conocer un manual que les indique cómo manejar adecuadamente los desechos. 92% indica que el personal que hace manejo de desechos carece de guantes especiales para efectuar esta labor. 73.5% de los laboratorios no recuperan papel y en más del 90% no se recupera vidrio, cartón ni plástico. 80% de los laboratorios poseen autoclaves para utilizar tanto el material limpio como para manejo de desechos. 85.7% no desinfecta los basureros de uso en los laboratorios. No se le da tratamiento al 91.7% de las orinas, 72.6% de heces y 36.1% de las sangres procesadas.A 1997 Document on budgetary Policies and Standars issued by Costa Rica’s Government-operated Soocialized Health Care System (CCSS requires the State Health Clinics to comply with the stipulations included in the Enviroment Organic Law. Because the CCSS has focused its interest on achieving appropiate waste mangement, this study was conducted in order to find out the clinical laboratories perception and kowledge of the problem, types of waste, personnel training, and

  11. Hábitat popular. Resistencia cultural materializada

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    Paula Peyloubet

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un enfoque alternativo acerca del valor del hábitat popular. Se considera su producción como un valor en sí mismo, intangible, donde se expresa el acervo cultural de los diversos pueblos que componen el Hábitat Popular materializado en Arquitectura de alto contenido simbólico. Se construyen los argumentos de este enfoque a partir de concepciones sociológicas y antropológicas que dilucidan la semiótica de esta expresión física tan singular y siempre presente en nuestras ciudades latinoamericanas.

  12. Hedging in Popular Scientific Articles on Medicine

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    Csongor Alexandra

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The aim of this study is to investigate the process of rewriting medical research papers for the lay public. The latest findings of medical research often appear in the popular media. It is interesting to see what happens to a scientific text when it is transmitted to a new audience. Hedging is usually interpreted as a characteristic feature of scientific discourse. This study focuses on hedging, which also tends to be applied in popularized articles in the field of medicine.

  13. Darwin and the popularization of evolution.

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    Lightman, Bernard

    2010-03-20

    Evolution was popularized from 1860 to 1900 in the USA and Britain in a wide variety of media. Here I investigate traditional texts associated with the intellectual elite, including philosophical or scientific monographs, sermons, and published lectures. Evolution was rarely popularized in ways that reflected Darwin's major contribution to biology, his theory of natural selection. This meant that the reading audience more often encountered an alternative to Darwin's naturalistic, non-directional and non-progressive evolutionary perspective. There were at least four different versions of evolution circulating in the period from 1860 to 1900, and only one conformed to Darwin's vision.

  14. Popular history magazines and history education

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    Robert Thorp

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper argues that popular history magazines may be a welcome complement to other forms of historical media in history teaching. By outlining a theoretical framework that captures uses of history, the paper analyses popular history magazine articles from five European countries all dealing with the outbreak of World War I. The study finds that while the studied articles provide a rather heterogeneous view of the causes of the Great War, they can be used to discuss and analyse the importance of perspective in history, thus offering an opportunity to further a more disciplinary historical understanding.

  15. Adolescents and popular culture. A psychodynamic overview.

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    Rosenblum, D S; Daniolos, P; Kass, N; Martin, A

    1999-01-01

    Adolescents occupy a difficult and seemingly elusive developmental space, which makes them enigmas to most adults, including psychotherapists. Building upon dynamic theory such as that formulated by Winnicott or Erikson, this paper explores the relationship between adolescents and material elements of popular culture within a psychodynamic and developmental framework. Theoretical perspectives are integrated with case material to illustrate some of the roles of popular music and fashion in the lives of teenagers as a means of expression and in potential therapeutic alliance formation, dynamic understanding and working through developmental conflicts in displacement. PMID:10748638

  16. Android the world's most popular mobile OS

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    ABOUT THE BOOK Android is now the world's most popular mobile operating system. That wasn't always the case, however. When the platform first came out, it was ill-equipped to combat the threat of the iPhone. Growing from a humble beginning, Android's popularity around the world has exploded. According to Google, Android sees 350,000 devices activated every single day. the platform also accounts for nearly 60% of all first-time smartphone purchases, and holds 47% of the entire market. But that statistic is a bit out of date. Andy Rubin, head honcho on the Android project, claims that Androi

  17. La trayectoria del aborto seguro en Cuba: evitar mejor que abortar

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    María Elena Benítez Pérez

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    Full Text Available Resumen El aborto provocado o inducido es una práctica que se ha observado en todos los países. A su alrededor la neutralidad parece no existir al estar permeado por posturas que terminan polarizando todo debate. En Cuba ha sido un método extensamente usado por las mujeres para regular su procreación y este será el problema de investigación del presente trabajo. Su desarrollo parte de la hipótesis general de que aún bajo condiciones seguras, el aborto reduce; pero no elimina, riesgos y secuelas para la salud femenina. El objetivo está dirigido a fundamentar por qué evitar siempre es mejor que abortar. Su base teórica es el método de los determinantes próximos enunciado por Davis y Blake. Abstract The abortion -also known as inducted- is a practice that it has been observed worldwide. Neutrality seems not to exist around this practice, but quite a number of postures that at the end polarize the debate. This method has been used widely by women in Cuba, in order to control their procreation. This will be the research problem of the present work. Its development is based on the general hypothesis of that still under save conditions; the abortion reduces, but doesn't eliminate, risks and sequels for the feminine health. The objective is aimed to explain why avoiding always is better that aborting. Its theoretical support is the method of the next determinants, enunciated by Davis and Blake.

  18. [Current status of alternative therapies renal function at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social].

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    Méndez-Durán, Antonio; Ignorosa-Luna, Manuel Humberto; Pérez-Aguilar, Gilberto; Rivera-Rodríguez, Francisco Jesús; González-Izquierdo, José Jesús; Dávila-Torres, Javier

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    Introducción: el IMSS realiza de manera sistemática la actualización de datos de los pacientes en terapias sustitutivas de la función renal (TSFR) mediante un registro electrónico denominado: Censo de administración de pacientes con Insuficiencia Renal Crónica (CIRC), cuyo objetivo es conocer la prevalencia de pacientes con insuficiencia renal crónica y el comportamiento de las TSFR en el IMSS. Métodos: estudio retrospectivo, incluye 212 hospitales de segundo nivel con programas de diálisis, pacientes pediátricos y adultos. Datos obtenidos del CIRC de enero a diciembre de 2014, cédulas numeral y nominal de diálisis peritoneal (DP) y hemodiálisis (HD). Se identifica prevalencia de pacientes y terapias por delegación, distribución por género y edad, causa de la enfermedad renal, la morbilidad y mortalidad. Resultados: 55 101 pacientes, de los cuales fueron 29 924 masculinos (54 %) y 25 177 femeninos (46 %); edad promedio 62.1 años (rng: 4 a 90); pensionados 20 387 (36.9 %). Las causas de la insuficiencia renal fueron: diabetes 29 054 (52.7 %), hipertensión arterial 18 975 (34.4%), glomerulopatías crónicas 3951 (7.2 %), riñones poliquísticos 1142 (2.1 %), congénitos 875 (1.6 %), y otras 1104 (2 %). La HD se otorgó en 41 % de los pacientes y la DP al 59 % restante; el costo anual fue de 5 608 290 622 pesos. Conclusiones: la prevalencia incrementada de diabetes mellitus e hipertensión arterial repercuten en el inicio de una TSFR, las cuales muestran un panorama financiero catastrófico para el Instituto.

  19. Popular Music Memories : Places and Practices of Popular Music Heritage, Memory and Cultural Identity

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    A.J.C. van der Hoeven (Arno)

    2014-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract __ Ever since the late 1950s, people have grown up with popular music as an important element of their daily lives. This dissertation explores the connections between popular music memories, cultural identity and cultural heritage, looking at the different ways in which

  20. Pragmatism and Popular Culture: Shusterman, Popular Art, and the Challenge of Visuality

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    Snaevarr, Stefan

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses Richard Shusterman's defense of popular culture and intends to show that the entertainment industry has a dark side which Shusterman tends to ignore. Richard Shusterman is a pragmatist aesthetician who promotes art as an integral part of the ever-changing stream of life, believing that popular culture provides…

  1. Stepfamily Strengths: A Review of Popular Literature.

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    Coleman, Marilyn; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Reviewed popular literature (self-help books, magazines, adolescent fiction) that identified stepfamily strengths. Potential strengths of stepfamily life were identified in all three sources. The primary focus of self-help literature and magazine articles, however, was on stepfamily problems. Concludes that adolescent fiction may be used to good…

  2. American Popular Music 1950-2000

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    Lonergan, David

    2011-01-01

    This article describes and discusses some of the chief resources in the study of post-World War II mainstream popular music. In addition to indicating major areas of research, it can serve as a guide to collection development in the discipline.

  3. Gender and Cultural Consecration in Popular Music

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    Schmutz, Vaughn; Faupel, Alison

    2010-01-01

    This research examines the gendered nature of cultural legitimacy and consecration in popular music. We explore two related questions. First, which factors affect the likelihood that female performers achieve consecrated status? Second, how are those decisions discursively legitimated? Using a mixed-methods research design, we find that in both…

  4. A Comparison of "Popular Music Pedagogy" Discourses

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    Mantie, Roger

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to interrogate discourses of "popular music pedagogy" in order to better understand music education practices generally and specifically those in the United States. Employing a conceptual framework based on the work of Jan Blommaert (2005), a content analysis was conducted on a sample of 81 articles related…

  5. Popular Literature: Its Compatibility with the Basics.

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    Matthews, Dorothy, Ed.

    1983-01-01

    This special journal issue contains nine articles on the subject of using popular literature in the classroom. Subjects covered in the articles include (1) using vernacular supernatural literature to teach the skills of literary analysis, (2) teaching Agatha Christie's "Curtain," (3) pairing the classics with detective fiction, (4) using fantasy…

  6. Shanghai Performing Arts Fair Gaining Global Popularity

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    TianZui; ZuZhongren

    2003-01-01

    China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair is gaining popularity. In two months after the dates of the fair were announced, all the 120 booths were booked out, and for the first time in the event's four-year history, participants had to scramble to get in. When the trade fair opened, about 40 organizations were shut out.

  7. Using Popular Children's Films in Science

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    Wadsworth, Elle; Croker, Stev; Harrison, Tim

    2012-01-01

    Watching films is a common activity for children outside of school, and incorporating popular films that contain scientific references has the potential to spark interest in the classroom. Clips rather than entire films can be used, as the children will maintain focus on the lesson objectives while being excited by the appeal of the film. The use…

  8. Law and Popular Culture : International Perspectives

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    Brown, K.J.; Asimow, Michael; Papke, David Ray

    2014-01-01

    Commentators have noted the extraordinary impact of popular culture on legal practice, courtroom proceedings, police departments, and government as a whole, and it is no exaggeration to say that most people derive their basic understanding of law from cultural products. Movies, television programs,

  9. Predicting Bullying: Maladjustment, Social Skills and Popularity

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    Postigo, Silvia; Gonzalez, Remedios; Mateu, Carmen; Montoya, Inmaculada

    2012-01-01

    In order to prevent bullying, research has characterised the adolescents involved in terms of their social skills, maladjustment and popularity. However, there is a lack of knowledge concerning the relationships between these variables and how these relationships predict bullying involvement. Moreover, the literature has focused on pure bullies…

  10. Shakespeare Cereals: A Popular Culture Exercise.

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    Schiff, Peter

    1997-01-01

    Offers an exercise involving popular culture to help students experience the contemporary power of Shakespeare. Explains that after reading a Shakespeare play, students develop new cereal brands based upon the work's plot, characters, or themes, afterward naming, designing, creating, and displaying the cereal package. Combines literary analysis,…

  11. Memory for Frequency of Hearing Popular Music.

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    Fidler, James R.; And Others

    This experiment was designed to better understand the effects of individual differences, intent to learn, and stimulus familiarity on frequency judgment accuracy. Half of the participants in the study heard popular songs, and the other half listened to unfamiliar songs. Participants were subdivided into three more groups, introducing the "intent…

  12. Is Being Popular a Risky Proposition?

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    Mayeux, L.; Sandstrom, M.J.; Cillessen, A.H.N.

    2008-01-01

    Longitudinal associations between social preference, perceived popularity, and risk behaviors (smoking, alcohol use, and sexual activity) were examined in a sample of high school students. Social preference did not predict any of the risk behaviors assessed, although the interaction between gender a

  13. Popular Culture in Mainland Chinese Education

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    Ho, Wai-Chung

    2006-01-01

    The policy and practice of school education in mainland China have changed in response to the political and economic reformations and opening-up of the late 1970s. This paper argues that, despite the introduction and emphasis on popular culture in some areas of school education, traditional Chinese culture and values continue to consolidate the…

  14. Teaching Theory through Popular Culture Texts

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    Trier, James

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author describes a pedagogical approach to teaching theory to pre-service teachers. This approach involves articulating academic texts that introduce theoretical ideas and tools with carefully selected popular culture texts that can be taken up to illustrate the elements of a particular theory. Examples of the theories…

  15. The Guide to Teaching with Popular Music.

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    Popular music is often characterized as a short work with a prominent melody and simple chordal accompaniment. Yet, teaching with pop music in the era of standards-based curriculum can present challenges. These standards offer teachers a blueprint for teaching music performance, composition, improvisation, and the relationship of music to other…

  16. What Is Popular Music Studies? Some Observations

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    Cloonan, Martin

    2005-01-01

    Popular Music Studies (PMS) is now taught in over 20 higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK and numerous others across the world. This article outlines the constituent parts of PMS in the UK and questions its status as a discipline in its own right. It concludes by arguing that, having established itself, PMS will need to deal with two key…

  17. La extensión del seguro de salud en Iberoamérica: una estrategia de política exterior del franquismo en la inmediata posguerra (1942-1959

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    Vilar Rodríguez, Margarita

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available For reasons of political strategy, the Franco dictatorship sought to have an influence in matters of social insurance, especially sickness coverage, in Latin American countries during the 1940s and 1950s. The results of this collaboration were mediocre in practice and led to little real progress, apart from imitating management institutions and some actuarial and statistical training courses. This failure was due to a large extent to the backwardness and weakness of the Franco dictatorship’s own model of health care provision, stifled by a chronic financial deficit and with serious shortcomings in both coverage of the population and provisions offered. Beginning in the 1960s, once the stage of isolation and autarky was overcome, the Francoist authorities reduced their interest in the Latin American strategy and started to look towards Europe.La dictadura franquista por motivos de estrategia política intentó influir en materia de seguros sociales, en especial en la cobertura de la enfermedad, en los países iberoamericanos durante las décadas de 1940 y 1950. Los resultados de esta colaboración resultaron mediocres en la práctica y produjeron pocos avances reales, al margen de la imitación de las instituciones de gestión y algunos cursos de formación actuarial y estadística. Este fracaso se debió en gran medida al propio atraso y debilidad del modelo de cobertura sanitaria de la dictadura franquista ahogado por un déficit financiero crónico y con graves limitaciones tanto en la cobertura de la población como en las prestaciones ofrecidas. A partir de la década de 1960, una vez superada la etapa de aislamiento y autarquía, las autoridades franquistas redujeron su interés en la estrategia iberoamericana y comenzaron a mirar a Europa.

  18. Desarrollo sostenible y hábitat popular.

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    Juan José Castiblanco

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Buena parte de la superficie urbana está constituida por texturas y patrones que se han erigido sobre los territorios sin la participación directa de planificadores urbanos o de entidades estatales, y que en tal sentido se han calificado de informales o populares. Estas porciones de la ciudad, establecidas al margen de los procesos de planeación oficial se constituyen en territorios con profundos impactos sobre sus habitantes que, si bien permiten el afianzamiento de las comunidades en los territorios, también les apartan de los beneficios ofrecidos por los centros urbanos consolidados, bien sea en dimensiones de servicios complementarios a la vivienda, o bien por la ausencia de los principios básicos que desde el urbanismo se han establecido para el florecimiento de la vida. Si bien en las últimas décadas las incontables crisis que se erigen sobre el planeta han despertado la conciencia sobre la necesidad de recuperar los amplios cinturones de miseria que rodean los entornos urbanos, el continuo crecimiento de los mismos tanto en su población como en el área que ocupan en relación con la ciudad planificada implica un reto a los anquilosados sistemas de planeación urbana contemporáneos, más cuando por las dinámicas propias de lo urbano la desconexión de estos territorios de las tramas urbanas tradicionales contribuye al colapso generalizado de la ciudad hoy. En el marco de la investigación “Aproximación metodológica para la intervención en el hábitat popular urbano”, este artículo busca presentar una definición del desarrollo sostenible en vista de la existencia de este componente de lo urbano, el hábitat popular, y la necesidad de incluir el mejoramiento de las relaciones territoriales de estas zonas en el ordenamiento territorial para contribuir al mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de las comunidades asentadas en las mismas. El abordaje de esta perspectiva inclusiva que busca reconectar el desarrollo

  19. Avaliação de desempenho no serviço público: a experiência do instituto nacional do seguro social na implantação da gratificação de avaliação de desempenho do seguro social - GDASS

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    Este artigo apresenta um estudo sobre a implantação da Avaliação de Desempenho no Serviço Público, a partir da experiência do Instituto Nacional do Seguro Social - INSS, na Gerência Executiva de Passo Fundo, que efetivou-se com a implantação da Gratificação de Desempenho da Atividade do Seguro Social – GDASS. No INSS, a avaliação de desempenho é constituída de uma avaliação institucional, correspondente a 80% da avaliação total, e uma avaliação individual, correspondente a 20% do total, que r...

  20. Laughter in popular games and in sport

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    Hurling in Cornwall, la soule in Britanny, Shrovetide football in England: Popular games have normally been treated as forerunners of modern sport, sport having regulated the space and the time of the game, the (non-) violence of behaviour, the control of results, the planning, strategy, tactics......, techniques and evaluation of the competitive action. This is told as a story of social improvement and progress--and about turning unhealthy wildness into civilized 'healthy' sport activity. What sociological analysis of game-playing tended to ignore was the laughter of the participants. With the seriousness...... of modern sport, as it was established in the nineteenth century, a culture of laughter disappeared. This study tries to counter this mainstream by a phenomenology of laughter in popular games. A contrasting attention is turned towards the seriousness of sporting competition, the smile in modern sport...

  1. Panorama epidemiológico de la mortalidad por cáncer en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social: 1991-1995

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    SALMERÓN-CASTRO JORGE; FRANCO-MARINA FRANCISCO; SALAZAR-MARTÍNEZ EDUARDO; LAZCANO-PONCE EDUARDO CÉSAR

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    Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento de la mortalidad global por cáncer, así como la mortalidad específica para las principales neoplasias malignas en población adulta derechohabiente (DH) del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). Material y métodos. A partir de los registros oficiales de defunción y de la información sobre la población para los años 1991-1995, se estimaron las tasas anuales de mortalidad global y específica para las 10 principales neoplasias malignas por sexo, en may...

  2. Onde está o risco? Os seguros no contexto do turismo de aventura Where is the risk? Insurance in the context of adventure tourism

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    Mary Jane Spink

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available A indústria de seguros vem respondendo à crescente exposição deliberada ao risco no contexto do turismo de aventura. Os seguros constituem apenas uma das possíveis aplicações de tecnologias do risco, mas têm se tornado um dos elementos centrais nos diferentes tipos de contratos estabelecidos pelas operadoras de turismo. Procuramos, neste artigo, responder à pergunta: de quem é a responsabilidade pelos danos, quando o risco é ativamente procurado como forma de lazer? Abordaremos inicialmente a inserção da proposta de estudo no contexto da literatura sobre risco e aspectos gerais da regulação do turismo de aventura no Brasil. A seguir, por meio de estudo de caso de uma operadora de turismo de aventura, analisaremos como é garantida a segurança do usuário no jogo de relações entre mercado de turismo, seguros e Estado. Concluiremos com breves considerações sobre a partilha dos danos e responsabilidades entre operadoras de seguros e de turismo, Estado e usuários, apontando ainda para possíveis mudanças no cenário atualmente configurado.The insurance industry has been quick to respond to the increase in deliberate exposure to risk in the context of adventure tourism. Although insurance is only one aspect of the possible applications of risk technologies, it has become a central element in the variety of contracts established between tourism operators and clients. This article addresses the question: who has responsibility for damages incurred when risk is actively sought in leisure pursuits? Initially we'll discuss risk-adventure in the context of the literature on risk and the regulation of adventure tourism in Brazil. Based on a case study of a tourism office offering leisure activities in nature, it proceeds with an analysis of how client safety is guaranteed in the network of relationships involving tourism market, insurance industry and State regulation. It concludes with brief considerations about the distribution of

  3. Política de dividendos en una cartera de seguros no vida: Un análisis desde la teoría colectiva del riesgo

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    Mármol, Maite

    2002-01-01

    [spa] El análisis de la solvencia en las carteras de seguros no vida es un tema que ha sido muy tratado en la literatura actuarial generando una amplia bibliografía. Las hipótesis y los riesgos analizados han ido ampliándose, incluyéndose, ya no sólo el riesgo básico que viene representado por las fluctuaciones de la siniestralidad, sino otros muchos factores como la rentabilidad de las reservas, la inflación, los ciclos económicos, el reparto de dividendos, etc... El entorno en el que se des...

  4. Política de dividendos en una cartera de seguros no vida: Un análisis desde la teoría colectiva del riesgo

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    Mármol Jiménez, Maite

    2002-01-01

    El análisis de la solvencia en las carteras de seguros no vida es un tema que ha sido muy tratado en la literatura actuarial generando una amplia bibliografía. Las hipótesis y los riesgos analizados han ido ampliándose, incluyéndose, ya no sólo el riesgo básico que viene representado por las fluctuaciones de la siniestralidad, sino otros muchos factores como la rentabilidad de las reservas, la inflación, los ciclos económicos, el reparto de dividendos, etc... El entorno en el que se desarroll...

  5. La inserción laboral de los beneficiarios del Seguro de Capacitación y Empleo en el Partido de General Pueyrredon

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    Aspiazu, Eliana; Alegre, Patricia; Fernández Blanco, Ana

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo nos proponemos discutir los efectos del Seguro de Capacitación y Empleo (SCE), como política de empleo focalizada, sobre la inserción laboral de los beneficiarios del Municipio de General Pueyrredon. La perspectiva de análisis adoptada considera que las políticas de empleo representan un área dentro de las políticas sociales destinada a regular la fuerza de trabajo. Se parte del concepto amplio de exclusión, que considera la imposibilidad de los individuos de acceder a bienes,...

  6. Editorial - Wikipedia popularity from a citation analysis point of view

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    Alireza Noruzi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to provide an overview of the citation rate of Wikipedia since its launch in 2004. It is worth noting that since its inception Wikipedia, the free international multi-lingual encyclopedia, has been subject to criticism (Fasoldt, 2004; Orlowski, 2005; Lipczynska, 2005. Wikipedia as a popular web resource appears in response to every keyword search on Google. One way to test the popularity of a web resource is to use citation analysis method to predict to what extend it is cited by scientific papers. This study tries to identify and quantify the number of citations to Wikipedia in the papers indexed by the ISI Web of Science, studying the citation behavior of authors who have published papers in journals indexed by this database. Another simple search was conducted in order to analyze the number of citations to Britannica in the Cited Work=(Britannica* AND Cited Year=(2004-2009. The result showed that Britannica was cited only 10 times by 10 different subject areas and only in English language documents. The data show that Wikipedia is cited 26 times more than Britannica. Although, the credibility and reliability of content of Wikipedia as an authoritative reference source was widely criticized (e.g., Lih, 2004; Andrew et al., 2005; Korfiatis, Poulos, & Bokos, 2006, it is cited more than Britannica. The significance of Wikipedia from a citation analysis point of view goes well beyond open access and enhanced opportunities for citation.

  7. PAIS DE CAMADA MÉDIA E POPULAR

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    Vanessa Delfino

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos de esta pesquisa consistió en analizar las concepciones de padres, de diferentes estatus sociales, sobre la violencia domestica contra los ninõs, los tipos de agresiones que relatan, la definición que dan para estos comportamientos y el nivel de detección de la violencia en su medio. Para cumplir tales objetivos fue elaborado un itinerário através de uma entrevista estruturada que tomo por base un trabajo de investigación sobre las prácticas de la educación de los hijos, siendo esta compuesta de 15 preguntas. Participaran 48 padres de família, 24 del clase media y 24 del estrato social popular. Los resultados indican que tanto los padres del nível social medio cuanto del popular tienen conocimiento de la violência domestica contra los ninõs, pero al mismo tiempo, existe una diferencia en la forma de uno y de outro de percibir la violencia. Estos datos indican la necesidad de más investigaciones sobre el tema.

  8. Nebulous networks: Virginia Woolf and popular astronomy

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    Henry, Holly Grace

    This study investigates Virginia Woolf's fascination with advances in astronomy and telescopic technologies of the 1920s and 30s. Grounded in the cultural studies of science, and the work of theorists such as Donna Haraway and Bruno Latour, the dissertation reconstructs the complex interconnections between Woolf's fiction and prose writing and an explosive popular interest in astronomy and cosmology. Woolf's aesthetic and political practices were shaped by emerging visualization technologies ranging from astronomical telescopes to the hand-held camera. While her writing provides a focus for this investigation, the dissertation offers close readings of fiction and essays by multiple British authors and science writers in the context of these converging phenomena. As a result of glimpsing tiny worlds through her own telescope, Virginia Woolf formulated a global aesthetic and a global politics. Gazing at the moon and stars reminded her that earth is a planet in space, and that earth's inhabitants must rely on this small, fragile globe for their future survival. The opening chapter establishes the cultural context for the study. In 1923, the American astronomer Edwin Hubble determined that the Andromeda galaxy was located far beyond the limits of the Milky Way, then believed to comprise the entire universe. Hubble's radical reconfiguration of the universe contributed to a pervasive sense, in the modern period, of a decentering and re-scaling of humans in the universe. In the chapters that follow, the dissertation offers readings of Woolf's novels and short fiction in relation to her fascination with astronomy and explores how the wildly popular British cosmologist and science writer, Sir James jeans, had a shaping effect on popular culture and on Woolf's narrative practices and pacifist politics. Despite his oblique connections to what became Bloomsbury, jeans and his popular science texts were to play a considerable role in Woolf's formulation of a global aesthetic.

  9. Machine learning algorithms for datasets popularity prediction

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    Kancys, Kipras

    2016-01-01

    This report represents continued study where ML algorithms were used to predict databases popularity. Three topics were covered. First of all, there was a discrepancy between old and new meta-data collection procedures, so a reason for that had to be found. Secondly, different parameters were analysed and dropped to make algorithms perform better. And third, it was decided to move modelling part on Spark.

  10. Rousseau and the concept of popular sovereignty

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    Georg Zenkert

    2000-01-01

    This essay examines Rousseau's political philosophy from the view point of power. The social contractis not under the modern primacy of "govemment". It rather sees the constitution of community as an autonomous form of power that, under democratic conditions, reaches its realization in popular sovereignty. The legislator's enigmatic figure manifests, although with restriction, a third form of power: authority or the power of action as a competence of political initiatives. The balance among t...

  11. Popularity of “convenience food”

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    Grażyna Adamczyk

    2010-01-01

    The article describes the origins and essence of convenience food, its classifications, and consumer opinions and attitudes. It was concluded that, despite the universality and the unflagging popularity of convenience foods, there is the view that users of this category of products have very different levels of knowledge about its nature and nutritional value and health. Contemporary consumers strongly and positively perceive it, show great knowledge of different types and attributes. Though,...

  12. O constitucionalismo popular em uma leitura Rawlsiana

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    Carlos

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento da atividade política do Judiciário ao longo do século XX despertou posicionamentos críticos na teoria constitucional, podendo se destacar o Constitucionalismo Popular. Entre seus apontamentos, o Legislativo possuiria legitimidade para atuar com base em uma Constituição popular diariamente construída. Perante algumas imperfeições deixadas por esta vertente, utiliza-se a obra de John Rawls para indicar (I que questões políticas são enfrentadas pelas instituições democráticas que compõem a estrutura básica de uma sociedade bem-ordenada; e (II o papel desta Constituição popular pode ser exercido por elementos da teoria rawlsiana, quando os princípios de justiça identificam um parâmetro legitimador das deliberações democráticas e a razão pública permite que a atuação destas instituições seja acompanhada continuamente pelos cidadãos em nome das gerações futuras.

  13. La prima de riesgo recargada en un seguro de rentas: tarificación mediante el uso de una medida de riesgo coherente || The Risk Recharged Premium for a Survival Life Insurance: Recharged Premium through the Use of a Coherent Risk Measure

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    Hernández Solís, Montserrat

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se obtiene un principio de cálculo de primas, para el ramo de vida, basado en una medida de riesgo coherente, la esperanza distorsionada transformada proporcional del tanto instantáneo (Wang, 1995, que justifique la recomendación de Solvencia II de reducir, para un seguro de rentas, el efecto del tanto instantáneo de mortalidad y conseguir de este modo una prima recargada implícitamente para hacer frente a las desviaciones desfavorables de la siniestralidad real. La modalidad de seguro seleccionada parael estudio ha sido el de rentas, seguro con cobertura de supervivencia, calculándose la prima única de riesgo para las cuatro leyes de supervivencia más aceptadas, como son la primera y segunda de Dormoy, la ley de Gomperzt y la ley de Makeham. La selección de estas leyes ha sido por ser las que mejor se ajustan al modelo mediante el empleo de las tablas de mortalidad elaboradas por Pérez (2000. En los seguros de vida con cobertura de supervivencia, una experiencia de siniestralidad negativa para la compañía significa que los asegurados son más longevos de lo esperado. Así, cuando se calculan las primas, es una práctica común añadir un margen de seguridad implícito, en forma de porcentaje, a las probabilidades de fallecimiento qx, o bien emplear una tabla de mortalidad cuyas probabilidades de fallecimiento sean inferiores a las del grupo humano considerado. Esto se puede interpretar como un decremento del tanto instantáneo con un múltiplo. En este artículo se demuestra que el empleo de la función de distorsión, hasta ahora empleada en el ramo de no vida y siendo la novedad su aplicación al ramo de vida asegurador, produce este mismo efecto, pero mediante el cálculo de una prima recargada de manera implícita. || The goal of this study is to get a premium calculation principle, for the life insurance business, based on a coherent risk measure (Wang, 1995 in the form of power, called Proportional Hazards (PH

  14. Modelización financiero-actuarial de un seguro de dependencia = Long Term Care Insurance Actuarial Model

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    Herranz Peinado, Patricia

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available España ha seguido la tendencia de otros países en cuanto a la cobertura de las personas dependientes, es decir, aquellas que necesitan ayuda para realizar las tareas básicas de la vida diaria, y lo ha hecho mediante la aprobación de la Ley de Promoción de la Autonomía Personal y Atención a las personas en situación de Dependencia, que se basa en la financiación pública. A pesar de los esfuerzos para el desarrollo de la Ley, ésta no está dando los frutos que debiera haber dado y se hace necesaria la existencia de productos privados de cobertura que puedan atender a las necesidades de aquellos que los demandan. Dado los escasos estudios que sobre este tema existen todavía en nuestro país, el establecer una aproximación a las primas de un seguro privado de dependencia puede servir de referencia para el análisis de su comercialización por parte de las aseguradoras. En este trabajo se trata de analizar una serie de cuestiones que den respuesta a dos objetivos. Por una parte, establecer un modelo financiero-actuarial que sirva como apoyo en el diseño de productos privados que cubran la dependencia y, por otra, realizar una aproximación a las bases técnicas actuariales que lleven a la cuantificación de las primas. = Spain has followed the trend of other countries about long term care, that is, people who need help to perform the basic tasks of daily living. In December 2006, Spanish Parliament approved the law called Ley de Promoción de la Autonomía Personal y Atención a las personas en situación de Dependencia, with public financing. This law is not producing the expected results, and it makes necessary the existence of private insurance. Currently, there are few studies on long term care in our country. An approach to premiums of a private insurance can serve as reference for the studies by insurers. This work tries to study a series of questions responding simultaneously to two goals, establishing an actuarial model and, on

  15. de producción popular de arroz en Cuba

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    Maikel Orlando Arrastia Acosta

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Las prácticas de poscosecha influyen directamente sobre la calidad del arroz molinado, tanto en términos de composición como de apariencia. Dentro de estas se destacan las operaciones de secado y molinado. En Cuba las tecnologías empleadas, actualmente, por el sector de producción popular de arroz en estas etapas del proceso productivo no siempre son las más adecuadas. Generalmente se utiliza el secado solar y el molinado en molinos del tipo Engleberg (o criollos construidos de forma artesanal y con medios propios. A través de este trabajo se evalúa la influencia del equipamiento de molinado sobre la calidad del arroz producido por productores del sector popular de arroz. Para ello se utilizó arroz con cáscara (variedad IACuba-31 producido en el municipio Yaguajay, Sancti Spíritus. El mismo fue sometido a métodos de secado empleados por estos productores y posteriormente se realizó el proceso de molinado por medio de dos tecnologías: a en un molino criollo y b en una descascaradora de rodillos de goma acoplada a un molino criollo. Como resultado de la comparación del producto final obtenido en estas tecnologías de molinado se pudo determinar que no existen diferencias significativas en cuanto a los porcentajes de granos enteros y partidos obtenidos con respecto a las diferentes formas de secado empleadas. La introducción de la descascaradora de rodillos de goma acoplada al molino criollo mejoró la calidad del arroz molinado, dando lugar a un incremento del porcentaje de granos enteros del 7 %. Además, garantiza la producción de arroz molinado con porcentajes de granos partidos inferiores al 25 %, lo que hace al arroz producido por este sector más competitivo y mejora sus posibilidades de comercialización. El uso de este sistema de molinado también mejora los ingresos de los productores y contribuye al establecimiento de precios de acuerdo con la calidad del producto en los mercados agropecuarios.

  16. Propuesta de formulación financiero-actuarial de un seguro de dependencia y acercamiento a una aplicación práctica

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    Mª Manuela Segovia

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En los países industrializados, convergen dos fenómenos demográficos, la longevidad y la escasa natalidad, que provocan un envejecimiento de la población y con ello una serie de procesos sociales que son necesarios atender. Uno de ellos, es la cobertura de la dependencia de las personas mayores, entendiendo por dependencia, la necesidad de ayuda para realizar las tareas básicas de la vida diaria. España se encuentra en la actualidad en plena discusión parlamentaria para regular mediante ley la dependencia y cubrir el avance de este problema que en los próximos años se verá agravado por nuestra evolución demográfica y social. Esta ley pretende establecer las bases para su atención mediante un seguro de dependencia, bien de cobertura pública por parte del Estado o bien por aseguradoras privadas. El trabajo presentado en este congreso forma parte de un estudio amplio sobre la dependencia en España y abordará una aproximación a la formulación actuarial de un seguro de dependencia partiendo del uso de cadenas de Markov para un modelo de múltiples estados, y un acercamiento a la aplicación práctica mediante el análisis de datos sobre discapacidad de nuestro país.

  17. Regularización laboral de trabajadores de la salud pagados con recursos del Seguro Popular en México Labor regularization of health workers paid with funds from the Mexican System for Social Protection in Health

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    Gustavo Nigenda

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir y analizar el proceso de regularización del personal de salud pagado por el Sistema de Protección Social en Salud de México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se utilizan datos primarios y secundarios provenientes de la evaluación del Sistema de Protección Social en Salud en 2009. RESULTADOS: La regularización mejora las condiciones laborales de los trabajadores pero sus implicaciones para el conjunto del sistema no son necesariamente positivas. CONCLUSIONES: Se requiere considerar la necesidad de que este tipo de inversiones beneficien a todos los actores interesados, principalmente la población asegurada por el sistema.OBJECTIVE: The process of regularization of workers paid by the Social Protection Health System of Mexico is described and analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary and secondary data collected by the external evaluation of the Mexican System for Social Protection in Health in 2009 were used. RESULTS: The regularization clearly improved the labor conditions of workers contracted by the system but a broader systemic implication of regularization does not seem to be necessarily positive. CONCLUSION: It is important to consider the need to guarantee that this type of changes in the contractual conditions of workers benefit all actors, particularly the insured population.

  18. La determinación del género en música popular

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    Rodríguez, Edgardo José

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo nos proponemos estudiar el problema del género en la música popular dentro del marco de la teoría musical y la musicología tradicional. En los estudios de música popular hemos notado cierta desaprensión por la caracterización del objeto musical y paralelamente, la concentración de esfuerzos en los factores contextuales a partir de la aplicación de modelos semióticos, antropológicos y sociológicos. A la crítica furibunda al estructuralismo musical parece continuarle el simple o...

  19. Intestinal parasitosis in Nalout popularity, western Libya.

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    Al Kilani, M K; Dahesh, S M; El Taweel, H A

    2008-04-01

    This paper studied gastrointestinal parasitosis in Nalout popularity. A hospital based study was done on a total of 800 stool samples from a private laboratory in Tigi city. The results showed an overall rate of 29.6%. Of these patients, 7.59% had double or triple parasitic infections. Children were more infected than adults. The parasites in a descending order were Entamoeba histolytica (21%), Enterobius vermicularis (7.5%), Giardia lamblia (2.5%), Balantidium coli (0.38%), and Hymenolepis nana (0.38%) A Sudanese immigrant employee had Strongyloides stercoralis larva in stool culture. PMID:19143135

  20. Rousseau and the concept of popular sovereignty

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    Georg Zenkert

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available This essay examines Rousseau's political philosophy from the view point of power. The social contractis not under the modern primacy of "govemment". It rather sees the constitution of community as an autonomous form of power that, under democratic conditions, reaches its realization in popular sovereignty. The legislator's enigmatic figure manifests, although with restriction, a third form of power: authority or the power of action as a competence of political initiatives. The balance among these three forms of power constitutes the framework of the modern conception of politics.

  1. El espacio de la educación popular en la época contemporánea

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    Jean Louis GUEREÑA

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available La historia de la educación popular constituyó históricamente un conjunto de iniciativas indudablemente muy diversas entre sí, pero que se caracterizan globalmente por su carácter externo al sistema educativo formal y por la extracción social de sus destinatarios, procedentes de las clases subalternas. Este número monográfico ofrece algunos estudios comparativos (o que permitan por lo menos establecer comparaciones entre varias experiencias similares en coyunturas distintas, como es el caso de las Universidades Populares, análisis de algunas formas de la educación popular de signo católico y de los espacios de sociabilidad popular, tanto formal (institucionalizada como informal (espontánea, conjunto de trabajos que dan cuenta de las investigaciones actualmente llevadas a cabo en el marco de la Historia de la Educación popular.

  2. Acción popular de moralidad administrativa

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    Ernesto Matallana Camacho

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La Acción Popular de Moralidad Administrativa es una acción de origen constitucional (art. 88 que tiene un desarrollo legal con la expedición de la Ley 472 de 1998, que tenía dentro de sus características un incentivo económico del 15%, el cual fue eliminado por el último artículo de la Ley 1425 de 2010. Dentro de las reformas propuestas en el nuevo Código Contencioso Administrativo se encuentra el superar el debate jurisprudencial si a través de la acción se pueden anular actos o contratos, lo cual es prohibido de entrada por el artículo 144 de la Ley 1437 de 2011, que además crea un requisito de procedibilidad, en donde el accionante debe dirigirse primero a la entidad y plantearle la posible violación del derecho colectivo. La jurisprudencia tiene definida la moralidad administrativa como el derecho que tiene la comunidad a que el patrimonio público sea manejado de acuerdo con la legislación vigente, con la diligencia y cuidado propio de un buen funcionario. Si bien la posición del Consejo de Estado es que no es posible la acumulación de procesos, creemos que puede ser revisable al eliminarse el incentivo económico. Adicionalmente la doctrina de juez de lo contencioso considera que la acción popular al tener un objeto jurídico a proteger que el derecho colectivo, la hace autónoma respecto de otras acciones y además tiene un carácter principal por esa misma razón. Otra jurisprudencia aborda el criterio de ponderación a la hora de tomar una decisión de protección de un derecho colectivo, cuando se enfrenten principios donde ninguno tiene un carácter absoluto, que se encuentren sustentando instituciones jurídicas y el juez popular deberá decidir a cuál deberá dársele mayor prioridad. La Administración dentro de la gestión pública puede sacrificar unos principios por la aplicación de otros cuando está ejecutando una norma, en esa medida; o bien, la Administración efectuó una inadecuada ponderación y en

  3. Acción popular de moralidad administrativa

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    Ernesto Matallana Camacho

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La Acción Popular de Moralidad Administrativa es una acción de origen constitucional (art. 88 que tiene un desarrollo legal con la expedición de la Ley 472 de 1998, que tenía dentro de sus características un incentivo económico del 15%, el cual fue eliminado por el último artículo de la Ley 1425 de 2010. Dentro de las reformas propuestas en el nuevo Código Contencioso Administrativo se encuentra el superar el debate jurisprudencial si a través de la acción se pueden anular actos o contratos, lo cual es prohibido de entrada por el artículo 144 de la Ley 1437 de 2011, que además crea un requisito de procedibilidad, en donde el accionante debe dirigirse primero a la entidad y plantearle la posible violación del derecho colectivo. La jurisprudencia tiene definida la moralidad administrativa como el derecho que tiene la comunidad a que el patrimonio público sea manejado de acuerdo con la legislación vigente, con la diligencia y cuidado propio de un buen funcionario. Si bien la posición del Consejo de Estado es que no es posible la acumulación de procesos, creemos que puede ser revisable al eliminarse el incentivo económico. Adicionalmente la doctrina de juez de lo contencioso considera que la acción popular al tener un objeto jurídico a proteger que el derecho colectivo, la hace autónoma respecto de otras acciones y además tiene un carácter principal por esa misma razón. Otra jurisprudencia aborda el criterio de ponderación a la hora de tomar una decisión de protección de un derecho colectivo, cuando se enfrenten principios donde ninguno tiene un carácter absoluto, que se encuentren sustentando instituciones jurídicas y el juez popular deberá decidir a cuál deberá dársele mayor prioridad. La Administración dentro de la gestión pública puede sacrificar unos principios por la aplicación de otros cuando está ejecutando una norma, en esa medida; o bien, la Administración efectuó una inadecuada ponderación y en

  4. What is Popular Amongst Your Friends?

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    Barman, Kishor

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we analyze a collaborative filter that answers the simple question: What is popular amongst your friends? While this basic principle seems to be prevalent in many practical implementations, there does not appear to be much theoretical analysis of its performance. In this paper, we partly fill this gap. While recent works on this topic, such as the low-rank matrix completion literature, consider the probability of error in recovering the entire rating matrix, we consider probability of an error in an individual recommendation (bit error rate (BER)). For a mathematical model introduced in [1],[2], we identify three regimes of operation for our algorithm (named Popularity Amongst Friends (PAF)) in the limit as the matrix size grows to infinity. In a regime characterized by large number of samples and small degrees of freedom (defined precisely for the model in the paper), the asymptotic BER is zero; in a regime characterized by large number of samples and large degrees of freedom, the asymptotic B...

  5. Home admission assessment in a Popular Council. Evaluación del ingreso en el hogar en un Consejo Popular.

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    Alina Moreno Soca

    Full Text Available Background: The tendency in the present world is to develop ambulatory surgery, precocious discharge from hospital facilities, reduction of the number of beds in usage at the hospital and the increment of outpatients which bring about reduction in costs. Our health system incorporated the General Comprehensive doctor and nurse system in 1984 to the primary health assistance facilitating home admission. Objectives: To evaluate home admission in a popular council to determine the fulfillment and deficiency of such admission taking into account the diseases describe in the methodological folder in the new strategy held by the Public Health Minister. Methods: A descriptive study was carried out about the behavior of home admission. 178 patients belonging to 9 General Comprehensive doctor and nurse office in Aguada de Pasajero popular council in the last trimester were taken as sample of this study. Age, sex, causes of admission, average of staying, discharging state of the patient as well as evaluation of the clinical records and the follow up to the discharged patients were the variables analyzed. Results: Respiratory infections constituted the main cause of admission predominating the 15-59 year-old group with 53, 4% meanwhile 64, 2% belonged to female sex. Pregnancy affections were the highest causes of staying with 5, 3 days. 80 % of the families reported to be satisfied with this medical assistance modality.

    Fundamento: La tendencia en el mundo actual es al desarrollo de la cirugía ambulatoria, el alta precoz, la reducción de camas y el aumento de pacientes ambulatorios, todo lo cual redunda en un mejor costo beneficio. Nuestro sistema de salud incorporó, a partir de 1984, el modelo de atención del médico y la enfermera de la familia vinculados a la atención primaria de salud, lo que posibilita la realización de ingresos en el hogar.

  6. Teresa Andrés y la organización Cultura Popular: una propuesta de coordinación bibliotecaria (1936-1938

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    Seguí i Francés, Romà

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    Full Text Available Teresa Andrés Zamora es conocida por su actividad al frente de la Sección de Bibliotecas de Cultura Popular. Este trabajo describe las relaciones que se establecieron entre Teresa Andrés y Cultura Popular, tras hacerse cargo de las responsabilidades del Ministerio de Instrucción Pública.

  7. Material conditions and discourses of popular music heritage in Slovenia

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    2013-01-01

    The article draws research into popular music together with the rapidly developing field of heritage studies. The central question is how to think of (Slovenian) popular music in heritage terms from theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives. The article first develops a theoretical and methodological framework to analyse popular music heritage and then applies it to the case of Slovenia. While several official institutions collect certain material aspects of popular music heritag...

  8. A RESEARCH ON POPULAR CULTURE AND SPORT CENTERS

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    SOLMAZ, Doç.Dr. Başak; AYDIN, B.Oguz

    2012-01-01

    In the community, popular culture lives in a close relation with the pratices that forms the life of majority or the public. Also, throughout history, popular culture is fed by the cases that classify societies such as ideology, power, elite societies and ownership status of manufacturing resources. In addition to these, popular culture both lives in democracy and freedom that is the preference of majority and in the alternate culture that the high culture defer. Todays, popular culture lives...

  9. Social Intelligence and Academic Achievement as Predictors of Adolescent Popularity

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    Meijs, Noortje; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Scholte, Ron H. J.; Segers, Eliane; Spijkerman, Renske

    2008-01-01

    This study compared the effects of social intelligence and cognitive intelligence, as measured by academic achievement, on adolescent popularity in two school contexts. A distinction was made between sociometric popularity, a measure of acceptance, and perceived popularity, a measure of social dominance. Participants were 512, 14–15 year-old adolescents (56% girls, 44% boys) in vocational and college preparatory schools in Northwestern Europe. Perceived popularity was significantly related to...

  10. Movilización popular por la salud en Bolivia

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    Javier Torres Goitia T.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la experiencia de una política de salud democrática y participativa que pudo aplicarse exitosamente en Bolivia simultáneamente con la recuperación de la democracia después de 18 años de gobiernos de facto y dictaduras militares. Esta experiencia estuvo inspirada en los conceptos emergentes de la medicina social y tuvo como base una forma de concebir la participación popular en salud muy diferente a la tradicional que busca que la población coopere con los servicios. Lo que la experiencia boliviana señala es que son los profesionales del área de salud los que deben cooperar con la población en la conquista de sus reivindicaciones y derechos, uno de los cuales es el Derecho a la Salud. Se analiza el importante papel que cumplieron los Comités Populares de Salud por un lado y médicos especialmente capacitados por otro, para acometer una serie de movilizaciones que lograron impactos importantes como la desaparición del bocio endémico que afectaba al 65.5% de la población escolar, la reducción de la mortalidad infantil de 200 por mil a 75 en un período de 10 años, la desaparición de enfermedades inmunoprevenibles como la poliomielitis y el sarampión y otros avances importantes.

  11. La joyería popular leonesa

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    Casado Lobato, Concha

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Following a research on inventories from the 18th and the 19th centuries, the author discusses the folk jewellery of León province, in Spain; particularly necklaces, amulets, and earrings. In her discussion, the study of the written material appears enriched by, and in contrast to, the analysis of pieces owned by families living in the several areas of the province, or exhibited in museums and collections of other institutions.A través de los inventarios de bienes de los siglos XVIII y XIX, principalmente, se estudia la joyería popular leonesa, atendiendo de manera particular a los collares, los amuletos y los pendientes. El estudio documental se contrasta y enriquece con el análisis de los ejemplares que se conservan entre las familias, en las diversas comarcas, o exponen en museos y colecciones.

  12. Inspiration Today: Music, Astronomy, and Popular Culture

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    Fraknoi, A.

    2016-01-01

    We explore a variety of examples of music inspired by serious astronomy (as opposed to simply an astronomical title or quick allusion to spooning in June to the light of the Moon). The examples are drawn from my recently published catalog of 133 such pieces, including both classical and popular genres of music. We discuss operas based on the life and work of astronomers, six songs based on a reasonable understanding of the properties of black holes, constellation pieces written by composers from around the world who are or were active amateur astronomers, the song that compares walking on the Moon to being in love, the little-known rock song that became a reference in the Astrophysical Journal, pieces that base the patterns of the music on the rhythms of astronomical phenomena, and a number of others.

  13. Boom and bust in popular science

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    Jon Turney

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available The obvious thing to say about popular science publishing in the last twenty years is that there has been a lot of it! That is important in itself. But it also means it is hazardous to offer general comment. The British journalist and commentator Bryan Appleyard recently wrote in the Sunday Times that the “hard stuff” in science was no longer attracting so many readers. Books answering many small questions about the world, or evoking a sense of wonder, do better - he reckons - than those which offer large certainties based on a scientific, or scientistic view of the world. That type, Appleyard claims, dominated the field for years after Steven Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, with its promise of a theory of everything.

  14. Popular Ensemble Methods: An Empirical Study

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    Maclin, R; 10.1613/jair.614

    2011-01-01

    An ensemble consists of a set of individually trained classifiers (such as neural networks or decision trees) whose predictions are combined when classifying novel instances. Previous research has shown that an ensemble is often more accurate than any of the single classifiers in the ensemble. Bagging (Breiman, 1996c) and Boosting (Freund and Shapire, 1996; Shapire, 1990) are two relatively new but popular methods for producing ensembles. In this paper we evaluate these methods on 23 data sets using both neural networks and decision trees as our classification algorithm. Our results clearly indicate a number of conclusions. First, while Bagging is almost always more accurate than a single classifier, it is sometimes much less accurate than Boosting. On the other hand, Boosting can create ensembles that are less accurate than a single classifier -- especially when using neural networks. Analysis indicates that the performance of the Boosting methods is dependent on the characteristics of the data set being exa...

  15. Ashlee Simpson, an MTV popular star

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    2005-01-01

    跳舞、唱歌、演戏,阿什莉·辛普森辛勤浇灌艺术花草;购物、写作、聊天,辛普森尽情享受快乐人生。请走进时尚人物——艾希莉·辛普森。Ashlee Simpson is a world-famous popularstar in dance,music,film and TV.Ashlee Sim pson was born on October 3rd,1984in Texas,the United States of America.She is the younger sister of popular star Jessi-ca Simpson.Ashlee Simpson liked dancing,singing and acting in her childhood and was often sunghigh praise for by her par-ents,classm ates and teachers.As a matter of fact,shestarted dancing at the age ofonly four and by the time she was eleven yea...

  16. Assentamentos Populares Urbanos e Meio Ambiente

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    Full Text Available Approaching from the perspective of sociological studies of natural disasters, the article probes the issue of the construction of popular housing and of the community's relations with its constructed environment. Based on an empirical study of landslides in a hilly area on Recife's north side, it seeks to ascertain how much is known about practices that can minimize the effects of the disaster felt by the community. Information derived from questionnaires and interviews is used to reconstruct both the population's strategies in the face of landslides as well as their views on the place where they live. This information likewise serves as a basis in identifying the community's vulnerability and its capacity to deal with its surrounding environment.

  17. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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    Kuznetsov, Valentin; Giommi, Luca; Bonacorsi, Daniele; Wildish, Tony

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    The CMS experiment at the LHC accelerator at CERN relies on its computing infrastructure to stay at the frontier of High Energy Physics, searching for new phenomena and making discoveries. Even though computing plays a significant role in physics analysis we rarely use its data to predict the system behavior itself. A basic information about computing resources, user activities and site utilization can be really useful for improving the throughput of the system and its management. In this paper, we discuss a first CMS analysis of dataset popularity based on CMS meta-data which can be used as a model for dynamic data placement and provide the foundation of data-driven approach for the CMS computing infrastructure.

  18. The role of attractiveness and aggression in high school popularity

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    Borch, C.; Hyde, A.; Cillessen, A.H.N.

    2011-01-01

    This study examines the effects of physical attractiveness and aggression on popularity among high school students. Previous work has found positive relationships between aggression and popularity and physical attractiveness and popularity. The current study goes beyond this work by examining the in

  19. The Role of Attractiveness and Aggression in High School Popularity

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    Borch, Casey; Hyde, Allen; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.

    2011-01-01

    This study examines the effects of physical attractiveness and aggression on popularity among high school students. Previous work has found positive relationships between aggression and popularity and physical attractiveness and popularity. The current study goes beyond this work by examining the interactive effects of physical attractiveness and…

  20. Teaching Popular Music in Finland: What's Up, What's Ahead?

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    Vakeva, Lauri

    2006-01-01

    This article describes the history and current situation of popular music pedagogy in Finland. While popular music is widely accepted in the curriculum, there are differences in its application in the comprehensive schools and music institutions. Popular styles were first introduced into Finnish music education by secondary school music teachers;…

  1. Social Intelligence and Academic Achievement as Predictors of Adolescent Popularity

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    Meijs, Noortje; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Scholte, Ron H. J.; Segers, Eliane; Spijkerman, Renske

    2010-01-01

    This study compared the effects of social intelligence and cognitive intelligence, as measured by academic achievement, on adolescent popularity in two school contexts. A distinction was made between sociometric popularity, a measure of acceptance, and perceived popularity, a measure of social dominance. Participants were 512, 14-15 year-old…

  2. Social Intelligence and Academic Achievement as Predictors of Adolescent Popularity

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    Meijs, N.; Cillessen, A.H.N.; Scholte, R.H.J.; Segers, P.C.J.; Spijkerman, R.

    2010-01-01

    This study compared the effects of social intelligence and cognitive intelligence, as measured by academic achievement, on adolescent popularity in two school contexts. A distinction was made between sociometric popularity, a measure of acceptance, and perceived popularity, a measure of social domin

  3. Popularity Differentially Predicts Reactive and Proactive Aggression in Early Adolescence

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    Stoltz, Sabine E.M.J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; van den Berg, Yvonne; Gommans, R.

    2016-01-01

    Previous research has indicated that peer popularity is associated with aggressive behavior. However, it is not yet clear whether popularity is uniquely related to different functions of aggression. In this study, we examined associations between peer-perceived popularity, and reactive and proactive

  4. Popularity differentially predicts reactive and proactive aggression in early adolescence

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    Stoltz, S.E.M.J.; Cillessen, A.H.N.; Berg, Y.H.M. van den; Gommans, R.

    2016-01-01

    Previous research has indicated that peer popularity is associated with aggressive behavior. However, it is not yet clear whether popularity is uniquely related to different functions of aggression. In this study, we examined associations between peer-perceived popularity, and reactive and proactive

  5. Principales aspectos del contrato de Seguro de Responsabilidad Civil Profesional en relación con la Responsabilidad Médica

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    2010-01-01

    La primera parte de ese artículo pretende hacer un recorrido por la definición del seguro de responsabilidad civil, la forma en la que fue introducido en la legislación colombiana, centrándose en el Código de Comercio de 1971 y en la ley 45 de 1990, en la que se consagró el aseguramiento de la culpa grave y la acción directa en cabeza de la víctima; para seguir con la ley 389 de 1997 que introdujo la modalidad de las cláusulas claims made. Posteriormente el estudio se enfocará en los elemento...

  6. THE PRESENCE OF NON-INDIANS IN INDIAN VILLAGES OF PORTO SEGURO: INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONS, MULTICULTURAL TERRITORIES AND RECONFIGURATION OF IDENTITY - INITIAL THOUGHTS

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    Francisco Cancela

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    Full Text Available The present article presents some reflections on the interétnicos contacts between indians and not-indians in the villages of indians of the Captaincy of Porto Seguro, enter the years of 1758 and 1820. Breaking of the identification of the citizens not-aboriginals, we search to present the idea of that the villages of indians if had transformed into a multicultural territory, where white, mediums brown, blacks and indians had kept some conditional contacts to the general context of the conquest process and settling of Portuguese America. At the same time, these relations make possible a identity reconfiguration, a time that had forged experiences of solidarity, resistance and perception of the proper condition where the indians and the banished ones lived.

  7. Iniciación sexual, prácticas sexuales y prevención al VIH/SIDA en jóvenes de sectores populares: un análisis antropológico de género

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    Mabel Grimberg

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    Full Text Available Este estudio es parte de la línea Género y Prevención de un Programa de Investigación sobre VIH/SIDA. Desde un enfoque político y relacional esta línea indaga en las relaciones, los roles y las identidades de género en el contexto de la vida cotidiana. Este trabajo analiza la iniciación sexual y algunas dimensiones de las prácticas sexuales de los jóvenes, incluyendo el cuidado sexual y su vinculación con las representaciones sobre el VIH/SIDA. Partimos de una visión crítica a las construcciones universalistas y naturalizadoras de la juventud y los jóvenes para focalizar en los modos cómo los jóvenes construyen sus prácticas y significaciones en el marco de sus contextos de interacción cotidianos. Proponemos que las posibilidades de prevención del VIH/SIDA dependen de un complejo en el que juegan las identidades y roles de género, las modalidades de las relaciones de poder y las asimetrías sociales en el acceso y el control de recursos materiales y simbólicos. Los datos provienen de un estudio etnográfico entre mujeres y varones jóvenes de 15 a 28 años de sectores populares, residentes en el cordón sur de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.This study is part of a line of research on Gender and Prevention in a research program on the social construction of HIV/AIDS. From a political and relational approach this line researches in gender relations, roles and identities in the context of the daily life. This paper analyses sexual initiation and some dimensions of the sexual practices of young people, including their sexual care and social representations related with AIDS. From a critical point of departure to the universalist and naturalized constructions of youth and young people we focus on how practices and meanings are constructed by young people in particular contexts of interaction. We propose that self sexual care and prevention of HIV/AIDS depend on a complex in which play gender identities and roles of sort, the

  8. "LA LEY PAREJA NO ES DURA" REPRESENTACIONES DE LA CRIMINALIDAD Y LA JUSTICIA EN LA LIRA POPULAR CHILENA

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    DANIEL PALMA ALVARADO

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available El estudio ofrece una aproximación a la historia social y urbana del Chile liberal y salitrero (1880-1920, a partir de las liras populares. Estos pliegos de poesía popular permiten descubrir y reconstruir las sensibilidades y representaciones sociales en torno a los más diversos tópicos, de los cuales se examinan en este artículo aquellos referidos a la criminalidad y la justicia, al crimen y al castigo. El análisis de las liras arroja una completa hermenéutica popular que aporta importantes matices a la comprensión tradicional de estos temas, dando cuenta de cuestiones como la violencia urbana, el clasismo del aparato judicial y el debate en torno a la pena de muerte. Asimismo, se reflexiona sobre la circulación de las liras entre la población urbana, observándose que el circuito de la cultura popular en que estaban inmersas las liras, se comienza a vincular de manera dialógica con otras expresionesThrough examining the liras populares, this study offers an approximation to social and urban history in the liberal and nitrate-funded Chilean era (1880-1920. These single sheets of popular poetry allow us to uncover social representations and sensibilities around wide topics. This article analyzes issues regarding criminality and justice, crime and punishment. The liras' analysis explores a popular hermeneutic that nuances traditional interpretations around Chilean crime and judiciary, opening new approaches to popular understandings on urban violence, the classism of the judiciary apparatus, and the debates concerning dead penalty. Likewise, this article explores the problem of the liras' urban distribution, circulation and impact, looking after the popular culture circuits that were growingly, dialogically linked to other expressions of cultural production

  9. Mecanismos de microrregulação aplicados por operadoras de planos de saúde sobre hospitais privados Mecanismos de microregulación aplicados por operadoras de seguros de salud en hospitales privados Mechanisms of microregulation of private hospitals by health plan operators

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    Maria Alicia Domínguez Ugá

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    ção de valores, de prazos e procedimentos para pagamento.OBJETIVO: Analizar los mecanismos de microregulación aplicados por las operadoras de seguro de salud en las prácticas de gestión de la clínica y de calificación asistencial en hospitales prestadores de servicios. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal realizado en pesquisa de amplitud nacional, cuyo universo fue constituido por los hospitales prestadores de servicios a las operadoras de seguro de salud en 2006. Fue construida una muestra de 83 unidades, estratificada según macroregión del Brasil y tipo de hospital. Los datos fueron obtenidos por medio de aplicación de cuestionario en entrevista a los directores de los hospitales.. RESULTADOS: La microregulación que las operadoras de seguro de salud ejercen sobre los hospitales en términos de la calificación de la asistencia fue muy baja o casi nula. La actuación de las operadoras fue mayoritariamente destinada al intenso control de la cantidad de servicios utilizados por los pacientes. Los hospitales que prestaban servicios a operadoras de seguro de salud no constituían micro-sistemas de salud paralelos o suplementarios al Sistema Único de Salud (SUS. Se observó que los prestadores hospitalarios privados eran mayoritariamente vinculados al SUS. Mientras tanto, no pertenecía a alguna red de prestadores privados, aún siendo objeto de fuerte regulación de la utilización de sus servicios, ejercida por las operadoras de seguros de salud. La intervención de las operadoras de seguros de salud con respecto a gestoras de sistemas de cuidado fue incipiente o casi ausente. Aproximadamente la mitad de los hospitales declaró adoptar directrices clínicas, mientras sólo 25,4% afirmaron ejercer la gestión de la patología y 30,5% mencionaron la gestión de los casos. CONCLUSIONES: Las relaciones contractuales entre hospitales y operadoras de seguros de salud se constituyen en contratos meramente comerciales con poca o ninguna incorporación de aspectos relativos a

  10. Is safety infliximab during pregnancy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease? ¿El tratamiento con infliximab es seguro durante el embarazo en pacientes con enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal?

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    Federico Argüelles-Arias

    2012-02-01

    foetus. In fact, in our study and in some cases, its withdrawal may lead to a worsening of the disease. However, further control studies are required with larger samples to obtain more representative findings.Introducción: la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal (EII es un trastorno crónico que debuta en la mayoría de los casos durante la edad reproductiva. Existen pocos datos sobre la seguridad durante el embarazo de los tratamientos disponibles, entre ellos los denominados biológicos, y estos están basados en resultados de casos esporádicos. Objetivos: determinar la seguridad del tratamiento con infliximab (IFX durante el embarazo en mujeres con EII. Un segundo objetivo es observar el efecto que sobre la actividad de la enfermedad tiene el abandono del tratamiento. Material y métodos: se trata de un estudio retrospectivo en el que se incluyeron mujeres con EII embarazadas y que estaban en tratamiento con IFX durante el embarazo. Se incluyeron en el estudio a 5 hospitales de España. La actividad de la enfermedad se midió según el CDAI en la enfermedad de Crohn (EC y la de la colitis ulcerosa (CU según el índice de Truelove-Witts en cada trimestre del embarazo. La edad gestacional, el peso y las enfermedades del feto se determinaron al nacimiento. Resultados: se incluyeron doce mujeres con una edad media de 29 años, 4 diagnosticadas de CU y 8 de EC, con una duración media de la enfermedad de 7 años. Todas salvo una, que se diagnosticó durante el embarazo estaban siendo tratadas con IFX en el momento de la concepción. Seis pacientes recibieron el tratamiento de forma ininterrumpida durante todo el embarazo, 2 suspendieron el tratamiento de forma voluntaria y a tres se les suspendió el tratamiento en el tercer trimestre. Recibieron una dosis media de IFX de 400 mg cada 8 semanas. De las 6 pacientes que recibieron tratamiento continuo, el 50% se mantuvo en remisión. De las pacientes que abandonaron el tratamiento, un 83,3% (todas menos una presentaron un

  11. Popular actions: For the right at night

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    In 1997 a teacher of the school The Deer of Tauramena established a popular action against the companies that exploit the petroleum of the field Cusiana. Maria Ninfa Diaz and her husband Eleodoro Torres, a couple of peasants tormented behind from years by the presence in their sidewalk of gigantic firebrands that they burn natural gas as forced part of the oil activity. Burdened by the permanent noise of something like that as an enormous torch. Gone mad by the splendor in the nights of minuscule industrial suns. Tired by the increase of the temperature in their corner of the prairie. The life became less pleasant. Before the only sound was fluttering of the bats and the step of the livestock, actors of a time that became past in the immense green sea, when the plain was flat. Perhaps from the optics of the demanded companies this it is an ordinary litigation; it should be won to all coast, so much but when the companies needs to sit down a precedent that is already common place in the plain; doesn't enter with the oil companies and so that they didn't enter with the oil companies the defendants hired an lawyers office that gets paid per hours and they wait, eagerly, to rob Maria Ninfa Diaz of the property where she lives. The author continues relating the impasse between the peasant and the oil multinational company in Colombia

  12. Global warming: Popular vision vs. scientific fact

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    Michaels, P.J. (Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville (United States))

    In the popular vision, environmental apocalypse looms over the land. It's a vision of catastrophic global warming that ultimately leads to crop failures, rapid and inundating surges in sea level, enormous hurricanes, and burning forests incapable of renewing themselves. It's become warmer, yes, and perhaps will be warmer still, but to the degree of catastrophe The available data on climate change say no. It's true that virtually all scientists directly involved in climatological research (this author included) believe that the earth will warm some as a result of the increase in emissions that absorb infrared radiation or enhance the greenhouse effect. Indeed, though the media portray the debate otherwise, global warming is not a struggle between true believers and skeptics. The fact is that while the scientists who have examined the issue know that the planet has warmed slightly in the last century, few will ascribe much, if any, of that warming to a change in the greenhouse effect. Further, warming itself does not imply the apocalypse that dominates the rhetoric of many environmentalists. In fact, within certain quite broad limits, how much the world warms is irrelevant. More important is how it warms whether during the day or at night, whether in the winter more than in the summer, and whether such other factors as changes in cloud cover can modify that warming. Once you know how it warms, the spectre of environmental disaster dims rapidly.

  13. Science popularization and European citizenship in Poland

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    Jacek Piotr Szubiakowski

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available The idea to link European citizenship and science education is surely new and uncommon in Poland, but we think, as SEDEC project, that can enrich both the panorama of science popularization outside and inside school system. I checked carefully curricula for every stage of school education looking for the topics concerning the developing of the European citizenship. I found that they are usually connected to the history, geography and some activities developing of the knowledge about generally defined citizenship. The spare topics connected directly to the science are present especially in grammar school curriculum. They may be divided into three groups: exploiting the common heritage, common object of interest and scientific community respectively. In that paper I would like to show how the activities in each of the group may influence the EU citizenship developing process. I am going to emphasize the good choice of science as a context or a medium for EU citizenship education. It may be an important point especially in Central Europe. Additionally I would like to present some auxiliary events that are enable through the external educational resources such as museum and planetarium.

  14. BER for recommendations based on local popularity

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    2010-01-01

    Motivated by applications such as recommendation systems, we consider the estimation of a binary random field X obtained by row and column permutations of a block constant random matrix. The estimation of X is based on observations Y, which are obtained by passing entries of X through a binary symmetric channel (BSC) and an erasure channel. We focus on the analysis of a specific algorithm based on local popularity when the erasure rate approaches unity at a specified rate. We study the bit error rate (BER) in the limit as the matrix size approaches infinity. Our main result states that if the cluster size (that is, the size of the constancy blocks in the original matrix) is above a certain threshold, then the BER approaches zero, but below the threshold, the BER is lower bounded away from zero. The lower bound depends on the noise level in the observations and the size of the clusters in relation to the threshold. The threshold depends on the rate at which the erasure probability approaches unity.

  15. sociais populares em São Paulo

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    Maria da Glória Gohn

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes social movements in São Paulo, especially those produced amid popular layers. In its latter part, focuses pro-dwelling movements since the 2000s. The assumption is that, in order to understand the existing associativism today, it is necessary to go back to its predecessors not only because the origins of several current movements date back to last century, but also because the transformations such movements went through as well as the explanation for the rise of new associative and movementalist ways also date back to the last decades of the 20th century. The methodological procedure will present a brief characterization of the associativist scenario in São Paulo in the last decades of the 20th century along with the list of the social movements developed in the capital in those decades. The main data sources are documents and registers of the very movements and the press newspapers: Folha de São Paulo and Estado de São Paulo and books.

  16. Yugoslav Naive Art and Popular Culture

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    2009-12-01

    After the Second World War, the Yugoslav socialist state also strove to equalize and democratize society through art by minimizing the differences between the producers and consumers of art. Such a policy led to the decentralization of culture by forming various cultural and artistic institutions and by holding cultural events and spectacles in the countryside and peripheral areas. Through these various informal ideological mechanisms, the state apparatus exercised its authority in socializing its people in the spirit of Yugoslav socialist self-management and the ideology of brotherhood and unity by joining together the producers and consumers of naive art from various ethnicities, cultures, and social classes. Unfortunately this transformed naive art at its peak of popularity into a decorative and souvenir artifact with a pastoral image and folklore motifs. The encouragement from the authorities on the one hand and the market on the other produced and reproduced simple art forms and narrative contents without a complex iconography, which were consumed uncritically and on a large scale. Consequently, this completely denied the core of naive art and resulted in its final devaluation.

  17. Water heating solar system for popular houses; Sistema solar de aquecimento de agua para residencias populares

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    Mogawer, Tamer; Souza, Teofilo Miguel de [Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Guaratingueta, SP (Brazil). Centro de Energias Renovaveis], e-mail: teofilo@feg.unesp.br

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    In this paper we present a case study for the design of a low cost solar heating system for a popular residence in an isolated rural community in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. This scaling can be extended to several rural communities that are in the same situation in Brazil as well as the wider use of solar power between the low-income people who do not have the benefits of electricity in their homes or want to have a lower cost of electricity. In this context, there are very interesting alternatives, among which is the replacement of electric heating bath water by heating by solar energy. According to several sources the electric shower, as it is now simple and extremely cheap, is the villain of the national electrical system. It is used in peak hours of consumption, something like 10% of electric generating capacity installed in Brazil, forcing many industries to switch off the machines because of the high cost of electricity during this period. Using the heating by solar energy, we can reduce consumption of electric shower and also increase the use of clean energy in popular homes and in isolated rural communities. This paper will address the use of solar energy with the basic purpose of heating water for bathing in popular residences and in isolated rural areas, using low cost systems, built with easily materials that is found in any area of the country. (author)

  18. Neural mechanisms tracking popularity in real-world social networks.

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    Zerubavel, Noam; Bearman, Peter S; Weber, Jochen; Ochsner, Kevin N

    2015-12-01

    Differences in popularity are a key aspect of status in virtually all human groups and shape social interactions within them. Little is known, however, about how we track and neurally represent others' popularity. We addressed this question in two real-world social networks using sociometric methods to quantify popularity. Each group member (perceiver) viewed faces of every other group member (target) while whole-brain functional MRI data were collected. Independent functional localizer tasks were used to identify brain systems supporting affective valuation (ventromedial prefrontal cortex, ventral striatum, amygdala) and social cognition (dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, precuneus, temporoparietal junction), respectively. During the face-viewing task, activity in both types of neural systems tracked targets' sociometric popularity, even when controlling for potential confounds. The target popularity-social cognition system relationship was mediated by valuation system activity, suggesting that observing popular individuals elicits value signals that facilitate understanding their mental states. The target popularity-valuation system relationship was strongest for popular perceivers, suggesting enhanced sensitivity to differences among other group members' popularity. Popular group members also demonstrated greater interpersonal sensitivity by more accurately predicting how their own personalities were perceived by other individuals in the social network. These data offer insights into the mechanisms by which status guides social behavior.

  19. SAUSSURE, OTHER CONTRIBUITIONS, LINGUSTIC OCCURENCES: THE RELEVANCE OF POPULAR ETYMOLOGY

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    Maria Teres Gonçalves Pereira

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Ler ou estudar Saussure costuma demandar uma atitude preconcebida. Há ideias e conceitos do mestre suíço que se disseminaram como ícones nos estudos da linguística contemporânea. Este artigo objetiva focalizar um assunto recorrente na vivência linguística, mas pouco associado ao Curso de Linguística Geral (1975. Pretende-se, a partir dos escritos de Saussure, apresentar considerações de conceituados estudiosos dos fenômenos da linguagem, para avivar e resgatar a relevância da etimologia popular no rol dos recursos da língua disponíveis para pesquisa e análise. Selecionaram- se, além de exemplos da evolução do fenômeno em questão em línguas estrangeiras, material em obra de ficção em língua portuguesa.

  20. POPULAR PARTICIPATION IN A LOCAL HEALTH COUNCIL: LIMITS AND POTENTIALS

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    Juliano de Amorim Busana

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio cualitativo tuvo como objetivo analizar el potencial y los límites de la participación popular en los Consejos Locales de Salud, a través del Itinerario de Investigación Paulo Freire. El estudio incluyó once miembros de un Consejo Local de Salud del municipio de Santa Catarina. Habían cinco Círculos de Cultura y de la investigación revelaron seis temas: Probabilidad de ciudadanía; Establecimiento de un espacio educativo; Toma de decisiones la intencionalidad que representa a la comunidad; Desconocimiento de las responsabilidades de lo Consejo; Exigüidad de participación de la comunitaria y Descrédito. Los resultados apuntan a la necesidad de comprender los roles de los concejales y Juntas Locales de Salud para fortalecer las acciones de promoción de la salud basadas en las ideas y el intercambio de experiencias entre los participantes del Consejo se dio cuenta de la creación de zonas de diálogo y la comprensión del ejercicio del poder mediante el fortalecimiento de los participantes al dialogicidad en estas áreas públicas.

  1. Popularity of the internet with university students

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    Monika Szpringer

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Virtual reality constitutes an exceptional chance to support personal development, but it also creates new barriers and inequalities and it brings about many threats, both to the person and to society in general. Besides the indubitable advantages of the Internet, it more and more often endangers the harmonious development of a person. Virtual reality puts users in a situation in which interaction and communication is conducted differently to what they are used to based on their everyday experience. Aim of the research: The aim of the research was an analysis of the Internet’s popularity among university students. The method that was used was a diagnostic survey, carried out using questionnaires, which were the tools used to achieve the goal. Chosen results of the research, essential from the point of view of the formulated problem, were presented in the project. The research issue is encapsulated in the question: How popular is the Internet among university students? Material and methods: Empirical research was conducted in the academic year 2010/2011 at universities in the Świętokrzyskie province. A total of 950 students attending medical majors (nursing, physiotherapy, medical rescue, pedagogical majors (social rehabilitation, integrated pre-school and early education, pedagogy with logopaedics and technical majors (mechatronics, construction took part in the research. Results: More than 50% of the people that took part in the research were between 20 and 25 years of age. Over 33% of them were aged between 26 and 30. More than 87% of the participants used the Internet, 88% of the respondents had created a Facebook account, 81% of the students logged into the Nasza Klasa website and over 76% of them admitted to frequent use of scientific information found in the Internet. More than 55% of them benefited from psychological counselling via the Internet. In the presented research 75% of the students used the GG (Gadu

  2. Canción y cultura popular: imaginario poético del cancionero huachaca

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    Mariano Muñoz-Hidalgo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo revisa algunos elementos que relacionan la cultura popular con la canción popular en occidente desde sus orígenes, señalando los componentes que caracterizan y describen el surgimiento en Europa del movimiento cancionero medieval y su posterior continuación en América, hasta desembocar en la cultura popular en Chile durante el siglo XX. Se presta atención especial al fenómeno denominado "cultura huachaca" como una manifestación contemporánea de la cultura marginal en Chile, y se analiza las actitudes básicas que tipifican el género, tanto en lo musical e interpretativo como en lo letrístico. Se analiza dichas actitudes básicas clasificándolas en 7 categorías de contenido: tremendismo y desmesura, lírica rudimentaria, argumento trágico-escabroso, tosquedad de las imágenes, vindicación de la pobreza, aspaviento dionisíaco y machismo misógino. Finalmente, se describe el perfil cultural del cancionero huachaca chilenoTrie article pays attention to some historical issues relating popular culture and popular songs in western society from its origins, tracing its evolution and development. It also describes the outspreading of popular songs from Middle-Age Europe and its final arrival and adaptation in Latin-America’s society. Special emphasis is put on a specific phenomenon: huachaca culture. It is described and analyzed as it appears in Chile, with a thorough contents analysis of several basic altitudes as shown in huachaca songs’ lyrics. Fínally, cultural profíle of huachaca culture is set to discussion

  3. Bolero y modernismo: la canción como literatura popular

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    Mariano Muñoz-Hidalgo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo plantea un análisis del discurso del bolero desde la perspectiva de la cultura popular, considerada como un fenómeno social de magnitud sociológica e importancia artística simultáneamente. Se sugiere una complementariedad discursiva y actitudinal entre literatura y cultura popular, ilustrada por la influencia de la poesía modernista en los textos bolerísticos, de semejante modo como el Mester de Juglaría puede relacionarse con el desarrollo de la trova provenzal en lengua de Oc. El artículo cita numerosas letras de boleros considerados "clásicos" en el género, reconstruyendo en parte el discurso de la cultura popular en relación con el imaginario colectivo del amor. Por último, se analizan ciertas derivaciones culturales del imaginario bolerístico para la conformación de algunos contenidos identitarios de nuestra cultura latinoamericana.This article proposes an analysis of the bolero from the perspective of popular culture considered as a social phenomenon of sociological magnitude and artistic importance simultaneously. We suggest a complementation of discourse and attitude between literature and popular culture, illustrated by the influence of modernist poetry in the texts of boleros, in a similar manner as the Mester de Juglaría (Art of the Minstrels, 12th to 14th century can be related to the development of the Provençal Trova (troubadour poetry in the language of Oc. The article quotes numerous texts of boleros that are considered "classic" in its genre, reconstructing in part the discourse of popular culture in relation with the collective imagery of love. As a final consideration, it analyses certain cultural derivations of the boleristic imagery to conform some identitary contents of our Latin American culture.

  4. The Pulse of News in Social Media: Forecasting Popularity

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    2012-01-01

    News articles are extremely time sensitive by nature. There is also intense competition among news items to propagate as widely as possible. Hence, the task of predicting the popularity of news items on the social web is both interesting and challenging. Prior research has dealt with predicting eventual online popularity based on early popularity. It is most desirable, however, to predict the popularity of items prior to their release, fostering the possibility of appropriate decision making to modify an article and the manner of its publication. In this paper, we construct a multi-dimensional feature space derived from properties of an article and evaluate the efficacy of these features to serve as predictors of online popularity. We examine both regression and classification algorithms and demonstrate that despite randomness in human behavior, it is possible to predict ranges of popularity on twitter with an overall 84% accuracy. Our study also serves to illustrate the differences between traditionally prom...

  5. The Branding Potential And Japanese Popular Culture Overseas

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    Roblyn Simeon

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available There has been a surge in the interest in Japanese popular culture worldwide. The objective of this paper was to explore the extent to which products, images, and activities associated with Japanese popular culture are achieving the status of recognizable and sustainable consumer brands overseas.  A specially designed survey was used to examine the levels of awareness, interest, and participation in Japanese popular cultural activities of individuals from different national backgrounds. Regression analysis and other statistical techniques were used to evaluate the empirical findings. The results strongly supported the view that Japanese popular culture products and services have tremendous branding potential overseas.  By breaking down popular culture into recognizable components, it was possible to explore the underlying branding potential trends and gain insights into areas for further market development. This approach can be generally applied to the study of the development and marketing of popular culture products & services.

  6. Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of online popularity

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    Ratkiewicz, Jacob; Fortunato, Santo; Flammini, Alessandro; Vespignani, Alessandro

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    Online popularity has enormous impact on opinions, culture, policy, and profits. We provide a quantitative, large scale, longitudinal analysis of the dynamics of online content popularity in two massive model systems, the Wikipedia and an entire country's Web space. We find that the dynamics of popularity are characterized by bursts, displaying characteristic features of critical systems such as fat-tailed distributions of magnitude and inter-event time. We propose a minimal model combining the classic preferential popularity increase mechanism with the occurrence of random popularity shift due to exogenous factors. The model recovers the critical features observed in the empirical analysis of the systems analyzed here, highlighting the key factors needed in the description of popularity dynamics.

  7. Popular and/or Prestigious? Measures of Scholarly Esteem

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    2010-01-01

    Citation analysis does not generally take the quality of citations into account: all citations are weighted equally irrespective of source. However, a scholar may be highly cited but not highly regarded: popularity and prestige are not identical measures of esteem. In this study we define popularity as the number of times an author is cited and prestige as the number of times an author is cited by highly cited papers. Information Retrieval (IR) is the test field. We compare the 40 leading researchers in terms of their popularity and prestige over time. Some authors are ranked high on prestige but not on popularity, while others are ranked high on popularity but not on prestige. We also relate measures of popularity and prestige to date of Ph.D. award, number of key publications, organizational affiliation, receipt of prizes/honors, and gender.

  8. La educación popular a través de la Universidad Popular en la Francia del primer siglo XX =Popular education in the mirror of the Popular University in France in the early XXth century

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    Full Text Available Las Universidades Populares de finales del siglo xix constituyen una referenda esencial en la historia de la educación popular. El movimiento de las Universidades Populares supo atraer a militantes obreros y a intelectuales —escritores, científicos, profesores y artistas— en la dinámica educativa activada por el Affaire Dreyfus. Tal encuentro entre la chaqueta y la blusa obrera no duró mucho tiempo. Las Universidades Populares murieron porque eran incapaces de imaginar la educación mutua que era el sueño de todos. Este fracaso marcó las conciencias populares durante mucho tiempo, y en el período de entreguerras, repleto de experiencias de educación obrera y proletaria, las Universidades Populares de los años 1900 sirvieron de modelo a seguir o a rechazar.

  9. Popular culture and tourism: the case of music tourism

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    Metodijeski, Dejan; Stojanoski, Hristo

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    The subject of research in this paper is the popular culture and tourism analysed from the perspective of the music aspect of tourism. Although tourism and music can be characterized as a popular culture, these two terms are not analysed individually. Instead, this research is taking into consideration their mutual relation and synergy. This paper is making an attempt to define the popular culture, tourism and music tourism through numerous examples of music tourism around the globe. In ad...

  10. Apocalyptic Themes in Hollywood Films: Cinema, Popular Culture and Religion

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    BİLİCİ, Muhammed Veysel

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    When the importance of central role of cinema in construction of popular perception taken into regard, understanding the basic tenets of religious consciousness in the modern world requires one to research cinema’s effetcs on religious perception of the masses. Cinema provides a basic environment for both constructing religious elements by taking popular culture as a starting point and at the same time re-constructing religious perception in the popular culture in new ways. The other importan...

  11. The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

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    Edwards, JD; Monnet, AS

    2012-01-01

    This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow of the Wind, Goth/ic popular music, Goth/ic on TV and film, new trends like Steampunk, well-known icons Batman and Lady Gaga, and theorizations of p...

  12. Can music progress?: Reflections on the history of popular music

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    Frit Sajmon

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    This paper considers schematically the various discourses through which popular music history is understood. My proposal is that five accounts of musical history (the business model, the musicological model, the sociological model, the historical model and the art history model) are commonly deployed in popular music discourse. One implies, superficially at least, that popular music evolves, gets better; four implies that, at least in the longer term, it does not. The concept of ′progress′ is...

  13. Competition-induced criticality in a model of meme popularity

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    Gleeson, James P; O'Sullivan, Kevin P; Lee, William T

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    Heavy-tailed distributions of meme popularity occur naturally in a model of meme diffusion on social networks. Competition between multiple memes for the limited resource of user attention is identified as the mechanism that poises the system at criticality. The popularity growth of each meme is described by a critical branching process, and asymptotic analysis predicts power-law distributions of popularity with very heavy tails (exponent $\\alpha<2$, unlike preferential-attachment models), similar to those seen in empirical data.

  14. What types of astronomy images are most popular?

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    Allen, Alice; Bonnell, Jerry T.; Connelly, Paul; Haring, Ralf; Lowe, Stuart R.; Nemiroff, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    Stunning imagery helps make astronomy one of the most popular sciences -- but what types of astronomy images are most popular? To help answer this question, public response to images posted to various public venues of the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) are investigated. APOD portals queried included the main NASA website and the social media mirrors on Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter. Popularity measures include polls, downloads, page views, likes, shares, and retweets; these measures are used to assess how image popularity varies in relation to various image attributes including topic and topicality.

  15. Problems and Solutions of Popularization of Accounting Computerization

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    Lu, Kan; Fu, YingLi; Gu, CaiDong; Zhang, Liang

    With the integration of China's economy and international markets, accounting computerization, which conducts accounting and accounting control by taking advantage of computer, has become a major component sector of accounting modernization and the main content of accounting reform. The popularization of accounting computerization is beyond question. Only this popularization can meet the requirement of knowledge economy for accounting information. It is the need to deepen accounting reform, to further enhance the level of accounting work and to achieve China's modernization of science and technology as well. This paper discusses problems and relevant solutions in the popularization process of accounting computerization so as to carry out this popularization better.

  16. Predicting the future trend of popularity by network diffusion

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    Zeng, An; Yeung, Chi Ho

    2016-06-01

    Conventional approaches to predict the future popularity of products are mainly based on extrapolation of their current popularity, which overlooks the hidden microscopic information under the macroscopic trend. Here, we study diffusion processes on consumer-product and citation networks to exploit the hidden microscopic information and connect consumers to their potential purchase, publications to their potential citers to obtain a prediction for future item popularity. By using the data obtained from the largest online retailers including Netflix and Amazon as well as the American Physical Society citation networks, we found that our method outperforms the accurate short-term extrapolation and identifies the potentially popular items long before they become prominent.

  17. XXIth Century Cannibalism: Popular Interest on an Old Anthropological Concern

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    López García, Julián

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    Full Text Available In this paper I analise the dialogue between western and non-western indigenous cannibalism. I make reference to the cannibal evidences from a western point of view, and to the ideological fight not only to expel it from our culture but also to invest in it the role of fundametal marker or fetish condensing of all evils of Otherness. Yet, starting in the XXth Century, we find a number of episodes approaching cannibalism (real and symbolic to western popular culture, thus refashioning the former relationship between cannibalism and evil to the point of losing its diacritic place as fundamental marker of cultural differences. This paves the way to artistic eccentricities, but also to organ trafficking. I end with a reference to the ways in which the anthropology of ths last century contributed both the the making and unmaking of the myth of cannibalism.

    En el artículo analizo el diálogo entre canibalismo occidental y canibalismo de indígenas no occidentales. Aludo a la contracción entre las evidencias caníbales de inspiración occidental y la lucha ideológica no sólo por expulsarlo fuera de nuestra cultura sino por otorgarle un papel fetiche, condensador de todos los males de la diferencia. Sin embargo a partir del siglo XX asistimos a distintos episodios que acercan el canibalismo (real y simbólico a la cultura popular occidental de manera que se va matizando la relación entre canibalismo y mal y por tanto se va diluyendo su papel como signo diacrítico de la diferencia: eso abona el terreno para excentricidades artísticas pero también para el tráfico de órganos. Termino con una alusión al papel de la Antropología en este último siglo construyendo y destruyendo el mito del canibalismo.

  18. ALS - resources

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    Resources - ALS ... The following organizations are good resources for information on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : Muscular Dystrophy Association -- mda.org/disease/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry -- ...

  19. El subregistro potencial de accidentes de trabajo en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social Potential under-registration of occupational accidents in the Mexican Institute of Social Security

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    José Santiago Salinas-Tovar

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar el potencial subregistro de casos de accidentes de trabajo atendidos en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal llevado a cabo en México con información a escala nacional proveniente de 27 Delegaciones del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS sobre trabajadores atendidos por probable accidente de trabajo, según declaración del trabajador en su primera atención en los servicios de urgencia de hospitales del IMSS durante el mes de noviembre de 2001, que posteriormente se comparó con los registros de casos reclamados o reconocidos oficialmente como accidentes de trabajo, lo que permitió identificar la proporción de los mismos que no terminaron el proceso de calificación. El análisis de la información se hizo a través de estadística descriptiva para cada variable; la estimación anual de las proporciones encontradas se realizó mediante la multiplicación por 12 meses y los intervalos de confianza se estimaron en 95% con el método exacto de Poisson para una proporción. RESULTADOS: La información de 27 de 37 Delegaciones del IMSS reveló que 7 211 casos no fueron reconocidos como accidentes de trabajo en el periodo de estudio; lo que equivaldría a un subregistro de accidentes de trabajo nacional de 26.3%, con variaciones en las Delegaciones de 0 a 68%. Los diagnósticos más frecuentes fueron contusiones y heridas leves. CONCLUSIONES: El subregistro encontrado puede afectar las prestaciones a trabajadores y el equilibrio financiero del seguro de riesgos de trabajo. Sin embargo, todavía es necesario investigar sus causas y los factores para abatirlo, debiendo participar empresarios, instituciones de trabajo y de saludOBJECTIVE: To assess the potential under-registration of work-related accidents in the Mexican Institute of Social Security. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A countrywide cross-sectional study was carried out with information collected from 27 district offices of

  20. Seguro-desemprego no Brasil: a possibilidade de combinar proteção social e melhor funcionamento do mercado de trabalho

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    Moisés Villamil Balestro

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    Full Text Available A partir do Estado de Bem-Estar e de suas conexões com os dois principais tipos de economias capitalistas, Economia Liberal de Mercado e Economia de Mercado Coordenado, o artigo discute a experiência do Programa Seguro-Desemprego (PSD brasileiro. O Programa é visto como chave na política de bem-estar no Brasil e como possibilitador da combinação de proteção social e eficiência econômica. Nesse contexto, esta última é associada a um melhor funcionamento do mercado de trabalho. O argumento principal do artigo é que a integração do benefício seguro-desemprego, serviços de intermediação de mão de obra e qualificação profissional - os três principais componentes do PSD - promove a combinação de proteção social e desempenho econômico. Em geral, ambas têm sido vistas como uma relação entre alternativas excludentes (trade-off. Por meio da análise dos dados de uma pesquisa de avaliação da política pública do Programa Seguro-Desemprego do Brasil, o artigo indica as barreiras a serem transpostas para obter a integração entre os componentes do PSD. Resultados da pesquisa revelaram uma clivagem entre eles. A integração pode tornar-se um caminho na superação da relação de trade-off no Estado de Bem-Estar em desenvolvimento no Brasil. A experiência brasileira contribui para a discussão sobre o desenvolvimento de importantes políticas sociais que outros países também estão enfrentando.Stemming from the welfare state and its connection with the two main types of capitalist economies, Liberal Market Economy and Coordinated Market Economy, the paper discusses the experience of the Brazilian Unemployment Insurance Program. The Program is regarded as a key welfare policy in Brazil and one that enables the combination of social protection and economic performance. In this context, the latter is associated to a better functioning labour market. The main argument of this paper is that the integration of unemployment

  1. Costs of processing in the interventionist cardiology field in patients of coronary illness in Seguro Social, Valle del Cauca Section, November 2003-December 2004.

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    Hernán Rodríguez

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Coronary illness affects a high proportion of affiliated with the Seguro Social (ISS Departamento (=State Valle del Cauca. This paper describes the costs in the specialty of interventionist cardiology of the Health Promoter Enterprise (EPS because of this illness among November 2003-December 2004. The costs are larger than the budget of the ISS for this illness. This unbalance inside security social system contemporary in Colombia, that is a contributive regime, affects to the ISS because a high number of affiliated are adults of 45 years. The compensated population of the ISS Valle del Cauca is 423,440 people of which 43% is older 45 years, segment of age that concentrates the risk of coronary illness. Metodology: It is a descriptive study. It analyses the distribution of compensated population by age and sex; besides the payment of ISS Valle del Cauca to the Health Institutions (IPS in the interventionist cardiology specialty. The information was taken of the register made by the IPS to the Social Secure Institute and crossed with the Individual Registers of Procedures in Health (RIPS to identify the patients with coronary illness and to rate them in accordance with the International Illness Codes (CIE 10 likewise the book about activities, Processing and Interventions of the Obligatory Health Program (MAPIPOS. Universe: 1,349 processing. The population was 1,103 affiliated patients with the  Seguro Social with coronary illness diagnoses. Analysis and results: The compensated population of ISS represents 9.3% of Valle del Cauca population (4’532,378 inhabitants in the Departamento and 423,400 compensated. Of them 43% are 45 years old or more and are in risk for suffering coronary illness and need medical intervention. The ISS Valle del Cauca paid out to IPS with interventionist cardiology services the total of $5’320,786.046 more of five thousand millions pesos for 1,349 procedures realized to 1103 patients of coronary

  2. Fidelización y rentabilización de usuarios de seguros todo riesgo de vehículos por medio de la venta cruzada y la venta escalonada. Un enfoque promocional para la industria aseguradora

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    Carlos Gabriel Contreras Serrano

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    Full Text Available Mantener relaciones activas con clientes rentables es uno de los principales objetivos de la industria aseguradora en Colombia. Para esto y para generar campañas de retención, se han desarrollado modelos tácticos de segmentación que tienen en cuenta la probabilidad de fuga del cliente y el valor vitalicio del mismo. Esta investigación propone un diseño de análisis conjunto con 560 tomadores de pólizas de seguros de autos en diversas latitudes del país. Se examinan los esquemas promocionales que aceleran la probabilidad de renovar la póliza de seguro que tienen con su agencia aseguradora actual. La aplicación de un modelo logit multinomial ofrece evidencia de que las promociones bajo venta cruzada son eficientes para fidelizar usuarios rentables, mientras la venta escalonada es propicia para rentabilizar clientes fieles.

  3. Teaching through Film: Utilizing Popular Criminology in the Classroom

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    Atherton, M.

    2013-01-01

    As technology and media become more popular pedagogical tools for instructors, the discussion of using films as a way to help students understand criminological concepts is also growing. Using a conceptual framework of popular criminology, the author set out to explore the ways in which films can be incorporated into a unique course aimed at…

  4. Developmental Trajectories of Adolescent Popularity: A Growth Curve Modelling Analysis

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    Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Borch, Casey

    2006-01-01

    Growth curve modelling was used to examine developmental trajectories of sociometric and perceived popularity across eight years in adolescence, and the effects of gender, overt aggression, and relational aggression on these trajectories. Participants were 303 initially popular students (167 girls, 136 boys) for whom sociometric data were…

  5. Gender and the Rhetoric of Reproduction in Popular Science Texts.

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    In academia, theorists in rhetoric are interested in viewing how race, gender, and class come into play in the language of literature. The same might be done with popular science texts. A rhetorical analysis of "Sperm Wars," a popular science article published in "Discover" magazine, suggests that cultural assumptions inform the language of…

  6. Popular Music in Malaysia: Education from the outside

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    Shah, Shahanum Mohamad

    2006-01-01

    The musical preference of most Malaysian young people, their knowledge of music in general and popular music in particular are shaped through informal music education. Factors that contribute to this include the wide dissemination of popular music, the status of music in the school curriculum, and the perception of most Malaysians towards music.…

  7. Freedom, Constraint, or Both? Readings on Popular Music and Gender

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    Bjorck, Cecilia

    2011-01-01

    This article examines how notions of freedom are linked to popular music practices in previous research literature. The author discusses how two competing discourses depict popular music practices on the one hand as "freedom," and on the other hand as "constraint," and how these ideas relate to gender. She also argues that unproblematized…

  8. Bridging the Gap: Popular Music and Music Education

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    Rodriguez, Carlos Xavier, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    This versatile and insightful book discusses trends and issues related to popular music in the classroom. Topics covered include the definition of popular music, the "us versus them" dilemma, teacher education, effective teaching methods, and choosing quality repertoire. Fourth in the Northwestern University Music Education Leadership series.…

  9. "Sounds Good to Me": Canadian Children's Perceptions of Popular Music

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    Bosacki, Sandra; Francis-Murray, Nancy; Pollon, Dawn E.; Elliott, Anne

    2006-01-01

    This cross-sectional study explored the role of age and socioeconomic status (SES) in relation to children's popular musical preferences. As part of a larger, multi-method, longitudinal study on children's and adolescents self-views and media preference, the present study investigated the popular music section of a self-report questionnaire. Data…

  10. Composing, Songwriting, and Producing: Informing Popular Music Pedagogy

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    Tobias, Evan S.

    2013-01-01

    In forwarding comprehensive popular music pedagogies, music educators might acknowledge and address expanded notions of composition in popular music that include processes of recording, engineering, mixing, and producing along with the technologies, techniques, and ways of being musical that encompass these processes. This article advances a…

  11. Neural mechanisms tracking popularity in real-world social networks

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    Zerubavel, Noam; Bearman, Peter S.; Weber, Jochen; Ochsner, Kevin N.

    2015-01-01

    Differences in popularity are a key aspect of status in virtually all human groups and shape social interactions within them. Little is known, however, about how we track and neurally represent others’ popularity. We addressed this question in two real-world social networks using sociometric methods to quantify popularity. Each group member (perceiver) viewed faces of every other group member (target) while whole-brain functional MRI data were collected. Independent functional localizer tasks were used to identify brain systems supporting affective valuation (ventromedial prefrontal cortex, ventral striatum, amygdala) and social cognition (dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, precuneus, temporoparietal junction), respectively. During the face-viewing task, activity in both types of neural systems tracked targets’ sociometric popularity, even when controlling for potential confounds. The target popularity–social cognition system relationship was mediated by valuation system activity, suggesting that observing popular individuals elicits value signals that facilitate understanding their mental states. The target popularity–valuation system relationship was strongest for popular perceivers, suggesting enhanced sensitivity to differences among other group members’ popularity. Popular group members also demonstrated greater interpersonal sensitivity by more accurately predicting how their own personalities were perceived by other individuals in the social network. These data offer insights into the mechanisms by which status guides social behavior. PMID:26598684

  12. Popularity and Adolescent Friendship Networks : Selection and Influence Dynamics

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    Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Borch, Casey

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    This study examined the dynamics of popularity in adolescent friendship networks across 3 years in middle school. Longitudinal social network modeling was used to identify selection and influence in the similarity of popularity among friends. It was argued that lower status adolescents strive to enh

  13. Música popular brasileira, indústria cultural e identidade

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    José Roberto Zan

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available This text shows an overview approach of Brazilian popular music raise, connected with the development of the phonograph industry and its market in Brazil. It includes a tentative periodical division of Brazilian popular music history, in order to enlarge the understanding of how different ways symbolic elements related to the issue of identity were translated and reproduced by that cultural expression.

  14. Academic Self-Presentation Strategies and Popularity in Middle School

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    Zook, Joan M.; Russotti, Justin M.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined early adolescents' beliefs about which academic self-presentation strategies hypothetical hard-working, high-achieving students should use with popular peers, adolescents' own use of self-presentation strategies, and links between popularity and self-presentation strategies. In response to scenarios in which popular…

  15. Disability and Popular Common Sense in India: Noun versus Adjective

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    Shahid, Mohd; Raza, Md. Shahid; Alam, Md. Aftab

    2016-01-01

    Reflecting through the Indian experiences, a brief attempt is made to explore how disability as a noun takes shape in popular common sense "call names" (adjectives) and how does the popular common sense legitimise and normalise the oppressive language and the oppressed reality of the persons with disabilities? In the Indian context, the…

  16. Chilean English Teacher Identity and Popular Culture: Three Generations

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    Menard-Warwick, Julia

    2011-01-01

    Recent discussions on English as an International Language have highlighted the important role played by English language popular culture for the identities and bilingual development of diverse global citizens who learn and use English. However, there has been little attention to connections between popular culture and "teacher" identity. In this…

  17. Collages of Identity: Popular Culture, Emotion, and Online Literacies

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    Williams, Bronwyn T.

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author addresses how online multimodal literacy practices are both filtered through and use popular culture. Using a combination of textual analysis and interviews with first-year university students, the author illustrates how the intersections of multimodal literacies and popular culture are shaping the ways that identities…

  18. Remembering the 1960s: popular music and memory in Europe

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    A.J.C. van der Hoeven (Arno)

    2015-01-01

    textabstractFollowing the increasing attention paid to popular music in heritage discourses, this article explores how the popular music culture from the 1960s is remembered in Europe. I discuss the role of heritage organizations, media and the cultural policy of the EU in the construction of a popu

  19. Popular Culture and the Library. Current Issues Symposium II. Proceedings.

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    Wiegand, Wayne A., Ed.

    This collection of four speeches given at a symposium in October 1977 all deal with a particular aspect of popular culture--reflecting the values, convictions, and patterns of thought generally dispersed through and approved by society. The terms popular and culture are defined separately and two definitions for the complete term are…

  20. Popular Culture: A New Frontier for Academic Libraries.

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    Wiegand, Wayne A.

    1979-01-01

    Argues that the study and preservation of popular culture would lead to better understanding of the American people but that these cultural patterns have been largely ignored by the academic community. Four steps are outlined to facilitate the collection of popular culture materials by academic libraries. (CWM)

  1. Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of activity and popularity.

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    Full Text Available Social media, regarded as two-layer networks consisting of users and items, turn out to be the most important channels for access to massive information in the era of Web 2.0. The dynamics of human activity and item popularity is a crucial issue in social media networks. In this paper, by analyzing the growth of user activity and item popularity in four empirical social media networks, i.e., Amazon, Flickr, Delicious and Wikipedia, it is found that cross links between users and items are more likely to be created by active users and to be acquired by popular items, where user activity and item popularity are measured by the number of cross links associated with users and items. This indicates that users generally trace popular items, overall. However, it is found that the inactive users more severely trace popular items than the active users. Inspired by empirical analysis, we propose an evolving model for such networks, in which the evolution is driven only by two-step random walk. Numerical experiments verified that the model can qualitatively reproduce the distributions of user activity and item popularity observed in empirical networks. These results might shed light on the understandings of micro dynamics of activity and popularity in social media networks.

  2. Popularity differentially predicts reactive and proactive aggression in early adolescence.

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    Stoltz, Sabine; Cillessen, Antonius H N; van den Berg, Yvonne H M; Gommans, Rob

    2016-01-01

    Previous research has indicated that peer popularity is associated with aggressive behavior. However, it is not yet clear whether popularity is uniquely related to different functions of aggression. In this study, we examined associations between peer-perceived popularity, and reactive and proactive aggression using a cross-sectional and a longitudinal design. Yearly sociometric measures of popularity, and reactive and proactive aggression were gathered from 266 seventh and eight grade adolescents (Mage grade 7 = 12.80, SDage  = .40). Popularity was positively correlated with proactive aggression and negatively correlated with reactive aggression, both concurrently as over time. Curvilinear trends indicated that a significant minority of low versus high popular adolescents showed both functions of aggression. Somewhat stronger effects of popularity on proactive aggression were found for boys than girls. Stably popular adolescents showed the highest levels of proactive aggression, whereas stably unpopular youth showed the highest levels of reactive aggression. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

  3. Popularity and Adolescent Friendship Networks: Selection and Influence Dynamics

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    Dijkstra, J.K.; Cillessen, A.H.N.; Borch, C.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the dynamics of popularity in adolescent friendship networks across 3 years in middle school. Longitudinal social network modeling was used to identify selection and influence in the similarity of popularity among friends. It was argued that lower status adolescents strive to enh

  4. Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China

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    Liu, Jun

    2015-01-01

    A reprint of the artile Liu, J., “Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China,” Modern Asian Studies 47, no. 3 (2013): 995-1018.......A reprint of the artile Liu, J., “Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China,” Modern Asian Studies 47, no. 3 (2013): 995-1018....

  5. Hauntological Shifts: Fear and Loathing of Popular (Visual) Culture

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    Tavin, Kevin

    2005-01-01

    Hauntology refers to spectral traces, phantom voices, and palimpsestic discourses that help construct a way of understanding ourselves and acting in the world. This essay explores the hauntological shifts within art education's struggle over popular (visual) culture through a review of positions that view popular culture as an embodiment of…

  6. The performance of identity in Chinese popular music

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    Groenewegen, Jeroen

    2011-01-01

    Popular music in Chinese languages both reflects and influences how its audiences perceive themselves and their position in the world around them. This book analyses the role of popular music in identity formation through detailed comparisons of the pop star Faye Wong, the rock band Second Hand Rose

  7. Taming mental-health-focused popular literature: a crazy idea?

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    Zozus, Robert T; Bricker, Audrey; Lunblad, Rob; Elias, Dennis; Nahm, Meredith

    2013-01-01

    Providing tailored and easily accessible health information for mental health clinicians and patients can be enabled through Information Technology and Communications (ITC). The literature is mixed regarding the quality, utility and accessibility of health information in the popular press for this purpose. However, there is consensus that mental health information in the popular press is readily available, easily comprehended by patients, and is continually updated. We report the process by which mental-health-focused articles in the popular press are identified, screened, and disseminated to a large network of doctoral level psychologists (the PsyUSA network). We analyze 4-year article distribution and access data, and conclude that the distribution of mental-health-related popular press articles prompted article access. We leverage this experience to formulate a model for direct access to clinician-vetted mental-health-related popular press through a curated web based archive. PMID:23388303

  8. Care needs of pregnant women with a private health insurance: a comprehensive social phenomenology approach Necesidades de cuidado de mujeres embarazadas que poseen seguro de salud: una aproximación comprensiva de la fenomenología social Necessidades de cuidado das mulheres grávidas que possuem convênio saúde: abordagem compreensiva da fenomenologia social

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    Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to understand the meanings women who possess health plans hold regarding pregnancy and get to know their care needs in this phase of the vital cycle. It was based on the qualitative research of phenomenological inspiration. The discourses analysis was based on the sociologist and fenomenologist Alfred Schutz's thought. Having health plans and being attended in private institutions were defined as inclusion criteria. The following categories emerged from the discourses: having new responsibilities; experiencing a special situation; experiencing insecurity, anxiety and expectations; feeling limited; trusting the health professional. It was found, through the analysis of categories, that the experience of the pregnant women who participated in the study is similar to those who do not possess health plans. However, in the category "trusting the health professional" it was possible to perceive the importance of possessing health plan, which allows the intersubjectivity between the woman and the health professional.Este estudio tiene como objetivo comprender los significados que las mujeres que poseen seguro de salud atribuyen al embarazo y conocer sus necesidades de cuidado en esta fase del ciclo vital. El estudio fue fundamentado en la investigación cualitativa de inspiración fenomenológica. El pensamiento del sociólogo y fenomenólogo Alfred Schutz condujo el análisis de los discursos. Como criterio de inclusión, se definió que los individuos deberían ser atendidos en instituciones privadas y poseer seguro de salud. De las declaraciones surgieram las categorías: teniendo nuevas responsabilidades; vivenciando una situación especial; vivenciando inseguridad, ansiedad y expectativas; sintiéndose limitadas; confiando en el profesional de salud. Por medio del análisis de las categorías, fue constatado que la vivencia de las mujeres embarazadas que participaron de este estudio se mostró de forma similar a la de las mujeres

  9. Aplicación de una medida de riesgo coherente para el cálculo de la prima de riesgo en un seguro de rentas = Application of a coherent risk measure in the price calculation of an income insurance (annuities

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    Montserrat Hernández Solís

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Una práctica común que realizan las entidades aseguradoras es la de modificar las tasas de mortalidad instantánea al aplicar el principio de prima neta con el fin de hacer frente a las desviaciones desfavorables de la siniestralidad. Este documento proporciona una respuesta matemática a esta cuestión mediante la aplicación de la función de distorsión de potencia de Wang. Tanto la prima neta y la función de distorsión de Wang son medidas de riesgo coherentes, siendo este último aplicado por primera vez en el campo delos seguros de vida. Utilizando las leyes de Gompertz y Makeham primero calculamos la prima a nivel general y en una segunda parte, se aplica el principio de cálculo de la prima basado en función de distorsión de potencia de Wang para calcular el recargo sobre la prima de riesgo ajustada. El precio de prima única de riesgo se ha aplicado a una forma de cobertura de seguro de supervivencia, el seguro de rentas. La principal conclusión que puede extraerse es que mediante el uso de la función de distorsión, la nueva tasa instantánea de mortalidad es directamente proporcional a un múltiplo, que es justamente el exponente de esta función y hace que el riesgo de longevidad sea mayor. Esta es la razón por la prima de riesgo ajustada es superior a la prima neta. Abstract Modification of instantaneous mortality rates when applying the net premium principle in order to cope with unfavorable deviations in claims, is common practice carried out by insurance companies. This paper provides a mathematical answer to this matter by applying Wang’s power distortion function. Both net premium and Wang’s distortion function are coherent risk measures, the latter being first applied to the field of life insurance. Using the Gompertz and Makeham laws we first calculate the premium at a general level and in a second part, the principle of premium calculation based on Wang´s power distortion function is applied to calculate

  10. Application of a coherent risk measure in the price calculation of an income insurance (annuities = Aplicación de una medida de riesgo coherente para el cálculo de la prima de riesgo en un seguro de rentas

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    Montserrat Hernández Solís

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    Full Text Available Una práctica común que realizan las entidades aseguradoras es la de modificar las tasas de mortalidad instantánea al aplicar el principio de prima neta con el fin de hacer frente a las desviaciones desfavorables de la siniestralidad. Este documento proporciona una respuesta matemática a esta cuestión mediante la aplicación de la función de distorsión de potencia de Wang. Tanto la prima neta y la función de distorsión de Wang son medidas de riesgo coherentes, siendo este último aplicado por primera vez en el campo delos seguros de vida.Utilizando las leyes de Gompertz y Makeham primero calculamos la prima a nivel general y en una segunda parte, se aplica el principio de cálculo de la prima basado en función de distorsión de potencia de Wang para calcular el recargo sobre la prima de riesgo ajustada. El precio de prima única de riesgo se ha aplicado a una forma de cobertura de seguro de supervivencia, el seguro de rentas.La principal conclusión que puede extraerse es que mediante el uso de la función de distorsión, la nueva tasa instantánea de mortalidad es directamente proporcional a un múltiplo, que es justamente el exponente de esta función y hace que el riesgo de longevidad sea mayor. Esta es la razón por la prima de riesgo ajustada es superior a la prima neta.Modification of instantaneous mortality rates when applying the net premium principle in order to cope with unfavorable deviations in claims, is common practice carried out by insurance companies. This paper provides a mathematical answer to this matter by applying Wang’s power distortion function. Both net premium and Wang’s distortion function are coherent risk measures, the latter being first applied to the field of life insurance.Using the Gompertz and Makeham laws we first calculate the premium at a general level and in a second part, the principle of premium calculation based on Wang´s power distortion function is applied to calculate the adjusted risk

  11. The association between valuing popularity and relational aggression : The moderating effects of actual popularity and physiological reactivity to exclusion

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    Shoulberg, Erin K.; Sijtsema, Jelle J.; Murray-Close, Dianna

    2011-01-01

    The association between having a reputation for valuing popularity and relational aggression was assessed in a sample of 126 female children and adolescents (mean age = 12.43 years) at a 54-day residential summer camp for girls. Having a reputation for valuing popularity was positively related to re

  12. Apego al tratamiento farmacológico en pacientes con diagnóstico de diabetes mellitus tipo 2

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    Durán-Varela Blanca Rosa; Rivera-Chavira Blanca; Franco-Gallegos Ernesto

    2001-01-01

    Objetivos. Establecer la frecuencia de apego al tratamiento farmacológico en pacientes diabéticos tipo 2, relacionarla con el control metabólico e identificar factores que influyen para el no apego. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal comparativo, efectuado en 150 pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 de la unidad de medicina familiar No. 33 del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social de Chihuahua, Chih., México, hecho entre 1997 y 1998. Se midió el apego con cuenta de tabletas en su domici...

  13. Alguns aspectos do comportamento sexual e prática de sexo seguro em homens do Município de São Paulo

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    Vieira Elisabeth Meloni

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    Full Text Available A via heterossexual é atualmente o modo dominante de transmissão do HIV em mulheres no Brasil. Poucos estudos têm abordado o comportamento sexual masculino heterossexual. Um estudo realizado com 597 homens de 21 a 50 anos na cidade de São Paulo explorou vários aspectos relativos ao sexo mais seguro, tais como parceiras sexuais, conhecimento de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis (DST/AIDS, percepção de risco e práticas auto protetoras, visando assim contribuir para a prevenção da AIDS. Os resultados mostram que, à semelhança de outros países, a proporção de homens que se engajam em práticas sexuais com outros homens é pequena (5%, que maior proporção de jovens têm um comportamento de auto proteção, seja em relação à múltiplas parcerias simultâneas ou ao uso do preservativo, que o conhecimento sobre a AIDS é muito difundido, mas sobre as DST é bem menor; que embora a percepção de risco aumente o comportamento de auto proteção, a presunção do comportamento da parceira influencia esta percepção de risco colocando em situação vulnerável homens e mulheres.

  14. Alguns aspectos do comportamento sexual e prática de sexo seguro em homens do Município de São Paulo

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    Elisabeth Meloni Vieira

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available A via heterossexual é atualmente o modo dominante de transmissão do HIV em mulheres no Brasil. Poucos estudos têm abordado o comportamento sexual masculino heterossexual. Um estudo realizado com 597 homens de 21 a 50 anos na cidade de São Paulo explorou vários aspectos relativos ao sexo mais seguro, tais como parceiras sexuais, conhecimento de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis (DST/AIDS, percepção de risco e práticas auto protetoras, visando assim contribuir para a prevenção da AIDS. Os resultados mostram que, à semelhança de outros países, a proporção de homens que se engajam em práticas sexuais com outros homens é pequena (5%, que maior proporção de jovens têm um comportamento de auto proteção, seja em relação à múltiplas parcerias simultâneas ou ao uso do preservativo, que o conhecimento sobre a AIDS é muito difundido, mas sobre as DST é bem menor; que embora a percepção de risco aumente o comportamento de auto proteção, a presunção do comportamento da parceira influencia esta percepção de risco colocando em situação vulnerável homens e mulheres.

  15. Proposal of a monitoring program of occupational exposure by incorporation of radioactive material for nuclear medicine services in the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

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    A monitoring program of the occupational exposure by incorporation of radioactive material is proposed. Nuclear medicine services of the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS) are evaluated. The monitoring program is based on the provisions of the International Atomic Energy Agency and of study of nuclear medicine services of the CCSS. Radionuclides are determined for monitoring of the occupational exposure, according to the radioactive material that is worked in nuclear medicine services of the CCSS. The appropriate and alternative techniques are established for the monitoring of the occupational exposure by incorporation of radioactive material, depending on the type of radionuclide that is worked in nuclear medicine services. The worker occupationally exposed (TOE) should be subject of monitoring and how often should be realized the monitoring of the occupational exposure. The monitoring of the radiation by radioactive material must be applied to personnel working in radiopharmacies and the worker has carried out therapeutic procedures for handling of significant amounts of 131I. The calculation of the committed effective dose is proposed by incorporation of radioactive material with the TOE

  16. Evaluation of physical parameters and implementation of quality control in mammography diagnosed for a pilot of breast cancer screening in the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)

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    The purpose of mammography has been to provide the contrast between the lesion and adjacent healthy tissue of the breast. The quality control which should be performed in mammography services is essential to obtain the necessary contrast in mammography and thus achieve a prompt detection of breast lesions. The quality control program has helped to obtain exact diagnosis in mammography and has contributed to reduce mortality from breast cancer in Costa Rica. The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) has sought to improve the quality of mammograms performed in the different health centers by implementing quality control programs in the services. The evaluation of the physical parameters has had as aim to perform an assessment of the equipment used in mammography facilities. The image quality, dosimetry, optical density, performance, accuracy and repeatability of voltage applied to the tube, filtration and Half-value layer in system of screen film mammography have been evaluated. The usefulness of quality control programs and needs of the services to implement a pilot plan for breast screening, can be seen when comparing the obtained results. The protocol of Mammography Quality Control, TECDOC 1517 from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is implemented with this project and the associated software in four of the six hospitals evaluated in this study. (author)

  17. La problemática de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social desde la óptica de los determinantes de la salud

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    Full Text Available La problemática que rodea a la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS, va más allá de dificultades financieras: abarca un grave problema de gestión y entrabamiento burocrático que ha hecho de la institución, una estructura sumamente rígida, incapaz de satisfacer las necesidades y las demandas de la población con la agilidad requerida. La CCSS es quizá la “empresa” más grande de Centroamérica, con cerca de 55000 empleados, de los cuales un 10% son profesionales médicos. Es la institución que sostiene sobre sus hombros parte de la seguridad social de la que hoy se goza. Sin embargo, su funcionamiento y por ende su problemática, no debe analizarse de manera desvinculada del concepto de la producción social de la salud, ya que esta es un producto social.

  18. La educación popular: campo de acción profesional del trabajador social

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    Carmen A. Guevara V.

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    Full Text Available La educación popular, constituye un campo de acción donde se desenvuelve el trabajador social, actuando en los contextos familiares, institucionales, comunitarios, populares y en los sistemas sociales donde vive y aprende la gente, diseñando e impartiendo habilidades sociales y cognitivas, que permite al participante tomar decisiones en pro de su bienestar social. El propósito del presente estudio está referido a analizar la educación popular como campo de acción profesional para el trabajador social. La importancia del mismo estará en función de aportar a la formación de este profesional, herramientas teóricas para que esté en capacidad de ser crítico, investigador e innovador en los procesos de educación no formal que tendrá, por sus roles, que asumir. Esta investigación tiene un carácter documental. Para tal fin se consultaron autores como: Aguayo (1992, Carballeda (2002, Dussel (1998, Freire (1993, Gadotti (1991, Kisnerman (1990, Medina (1995, Puyol y Hernández (2009, Viscarret (2007, Habermas (1987, entre otros Entre las conclusiones más resaltante se destacan: Los procesos de educación popular no son neutros al igual que la acción del trabajador social y esto va a depender de la posición que se asuma. Desde el interés técnico, el rol de educador popular, será mediático, para mantener y conservar lo que está dado, la participación que se generará será acrítica, pasiva y no creativa. A lo cual Freire hace una fuerte crítica. Desde el interés práctico, la acción del trabajador social sería transformadora, pues promovería un tipo de participación crítica, reflexiva e interpretativa. Y desde el interés emancipador, la acción de este profesional tenderá a ser transformadora y revolucionaria, logrando una participación comprometida, consciente, autorreflexiva y responsable. Lo planteado no es independiente de las necesidades de los participantes y el trabajador social (educador popular difícilmente podr

  19. Avaliação de desempenho no serviço público: a experiência do instituto nacional do seguro social na implantação da gratificação de avaliação de desempenho do seguro social - GDASS

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um estudo sobre a implantação da Avaliação de Desempenho no Serviço Público, a partir da experiência do Instituto Nacional do Seguro Social - INSS, na Gerência Executiva de Passo Fundo, que efetivou-se com a implantação da Gratificação de Desempenho da Atividade do Seguro Social – GDASS. No INSS, a avaliação de desempenho é constituída de uma avaliação institucional, correspondente a 80% da avaliação total, e uma avaliação individual, correspondente a 20% do total, que resultam no pagamento da GDASS a seus servidores com base nos resultados das avaliações, que ocorrem semestralmente desde outubro de 2009. Os dados necessários ao desenvolvimento da pesquisa foram extraídos do sistema da base de dados da avaliação de desempenho no INSS, constante no sistema SISGDASS. Os resultados mostram que a implantação da Avaliação de Desempenho no INSS foram satisfatórias, trazendo benefícios à população através da melhoria da qualidade de atendimento e principalmente do tempo de concessão, que diminuiu satisfatoriamente, bem como houve uma melhora nas atividades individuais dos servidores com intuito da melhoria dos índices e garantia da remuneração. Porém os critérios da avaliação individual permitem uma distorção considerável no resultado da avaliação por parte dos gestores, o que pode ser corrigido para os ciclos de avaliação futuros da instituição.

  20. Avaliação de desempenho no serviço público: a experiência do instituto nacional do seguro social na implantação da gratificação de avaliação de desempenho do seguro social - GDASS

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um estudo sobre a implantação da Avaliação de Desempenho no Serviço Público, a partir da experiência do Instituto Nacional do Seguro Social - INSS, na Gerência Executiva de Passo Fundo, que efetivou-se com a implantação da Gratificação de Desempenho da Atividade do Seguro Social – GDASS. No INSS, a avaliação de desempenho é constituída de uma avaliação institucional, correspondente a 80% da avaliação total, e uma avaliação individual, correspondente a 20% do total, que resultam no pagamento da GDASS a seus servidores com base nos resultados das avaliações, que ocorrem semestralmente desde outubro de 2009. Os dados necessários ao desenvolvimento da pesquisa foram extraídos do sistema da base de dados da avaliação de desempenho no INSS, constante no sistema SISGDASS. Os resultados mostram que a implantação da Avaliação de Desempenho no INSS foram satisfatórias, trazendo benefícios à população através da melhoria da qualidade de atendimento e principalmente do tempo de concessão, que diminuiu satisfatoriamente, bem como houve uma melhora nas atividades individuais dos servidores com intuito da melhoria dos índices e garantia da remuneração. Porém os critérios da avaliação individual permitem uma distorção considerável no resultado da avaliação por parte dos gestores, o que pode ser corrigido para os ciclos de avaliação futuros da instituição.

  1. INTERVIU cu Iurie LEANCĂ, fost Premier al Republicii Moldova, Președinte al Partidului Popular European din Moldova

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    Full Text Available „Să demonstrăm că suntem europeni nu doar antropologic şi în virtutea faptului că limba română este deja limbă a Uniunii Europene” „Let us demonstrate that we are Europeans and not just anthropologically and due to the fact that the Romanian language is already an EU language”

  2. Historic Essay on the Popularization of Chemistry in Croatia

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    N. Raos

    2012-01-01

    The first book on popular chemistry, Lučba za svakoga ili popularna kemija (Chem for Everybody or Popular Chemistry) was written in 1881 by Croatian polyhistor of Slovak origin Bogoslav (Bohuslav) Šulek (1816–1895). The book was intended primarily for poorly educated peasants to help them in their trade; at that time chemistry had been taught for no more than 20 years at high schools and five years at the University of Zagreb.The popularization of science in Croatia was aided by the foundatio...

  3. A Probabilistic Analysis of Data Popularity in ATLAS Data Caching

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    One of the most important aspects in any computing distribution system is efficient data replication over storage or computing centers, that guarantees high data availability and low cost for resource utilization. In this paper we propose a data distribution scheme for the production and distributed analysis system PanDA at the ATLAS experiment. Our proposed scheme is based on the investigation of data usage. Thus, the paper is focused on the main concepts of data popularity in the PanDA system and their utilization. Data popularity is represented as the set of parameters that are used to predict the future data state in terms of popularity levels.

  4. Can music progress?: Reflections on the history of popular music

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    Frit Sajmon

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper considers schematically the various discourses through which popular music history is understood. My proposal is that five accounts of musical history (the business model, the musicological model, the sociological model, the historical model and the art history model are commonly deployed in popular music discourse. One implies, superficially at least, that popular music evolves, gets better; four implies that, at least in the longer term, it does not. The concept of ′progress′ is shown to be problematic.

  5. Competition-induced criticality in a model of meme popularity.

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    Gleeson, James P; Ward, Jonathan A; O'Sullivan, Kevin P; Lee, William T

    2014-01-31

    Heavy-tailed distributions of meme popularity occur naturally in a model of meme diffusion on social networks. Competition between multiple memes for the limited resource of user attention is identified as the mechanism that poises the system at criticality. The popularity growth of each meme is described by a critical branching process, and asymptotic analysis predicts power-law distributions of popularity with very heavy tails (exponent α<2, unlike preferential-attachment models), similar to those seen in empirical data. PMID:24580496

  6. Al margen de las maravillas (Otros tópicos del cuento popular

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    Contreras Oyarzún, Constantino

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The authors discuss a group of traditional oral short stories (folk-tales collected in the Araucanía region of the central-south section of Chile, specifically in the mountainous area of Nahuelbuta. Old European and Spanish stories are present in these Chilean narratives, characterized for being structured around the topics of naiveness and ingenuity and revealing a clear sense of humor.

    Los autores estudian un grupo de cuentos de tradición oral registrados en la región de la Araucanía y particularmente en el área cordillerana de Nahuelbuta (centro-sur de Chile. Viejos cuentos hispano-europeos reviven en estas versiones, que se caracterizan por estar estructuradas en torno a los temas de! ingenio y la ingenuidad y mostrar un claro sentido del humor.

  7. Lo popular urbano y sus expresiones en la narrativa breve: oralidad y abyección en Ni farra ni vieja ni sombreros de charro de Juan Maya

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    Alij Aquetza Anaya López

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo realiza una aproximación a la representación literaria de los espacios populares de la Ciudad de México. Exploramos la conexión entre ciudad, imaginación y ficción; analizamos interpretaciones elaboradas en torno al tópico literatura popular; identificamos el traslado de una narrativa popular concentrada en la denuncia política a una pronta a registrar minuciosamente el espacio cotidiano, y aplicamos esta perspectiva de análisis al relato Ni farra ni vieja ni sombreros de charro. Este trayecto devela la presencia de una ciudad popular cuyos goces, deseos y expectativas edifican un circuito articulado por los enfrentamientos y las prácticas posesivas de sus participantes.

  8. The authoritarian castling of the Syrian regime: from popular uprising to civil war

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    Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio Alvariño

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Instead of hastening political change, the Syrian uprising has led to greater authoritarianism. At first, president Bashar al-Assad adopted various cosmetic reforms (a party law and constitutional referendum, which were designed more as a survival strategy than a genuine process of political liberalisation. In its first four years, the Syrian crisis has gone from being an anti-authoritarian popular uprising to a proxy war with the active presence of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar and Turkey. Control of the state apparatus on the part of the Alawite minority has been instrumentalised by the Salafist and jihadist groups to intensify sectarianism and claim the establishment of an Islamic State.

  9. La acción popular en el sistema procesal español

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    Noemi Jimenez Cardona

    2014-01-01

    El presente artículo tiene por objeto de estudio la institución de la acción popular como parte integrante de la acusación formulada dentro del proceso penal español. En concreto, centra su análisis en los requisitos objetivos, subjetivos y formales a cumplir, así como los límites tanto legales como jurisprudenciales a los que está sujeta su actuación. Asimismo, se perfilan las líneas de futuro venideras, haciendo especial referencia al Anteproyecto de Ley de Enjuiciamiento Criminal. A modo d...

  10. Popular Astronomy in the World and in Armenia

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    Mickaelian, A. M.

    2014-10-01

    A review on the popular astronomy and astronomy outreach in the world and in Armenia is given. Various ways and methods of popularization of astronomy are described. The International Year of Astronomy (IYA-2009), amateur astronomy, publication of books and other materials, the database of astronomical books, AstroBook exhibition, science-popular articles, "Astghagitak" online science-popular astronomical journal, calendar of astronomical events, databases of Solar and Lunar eclipses 2001-2050, planetary triple conjunctions 2001-2050, and of periodic comets at ArAS webpage, ArAS School Lectures Program, public lectures, "Universe" club at "Mkhitar Sebastatsi" educational ensemble, the online database of Armenian astronomers, biographies of famous Armenian astronomers, astronomers' anniversaries, scientific journalism of Armenia, and "Mass media news" section at ArAS webpage are described and discussed.

  11. Propagation and Characteristics of Popular Culture among Modern Chinese Youth

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    郑丽芸

    2009-01-01

    In 1980s,with tremendous changes in people's social,economic and cultural life,a new cultural form,popular culture.rose in China.Since then it has developed rapidly and become the mainstream culture among modern China with great influence on Chinese youth.This paper discusses the propagation of popular culture among Chinese youth through analysis on their material culture and behavior culture.Then it refines characteristics of popular culture.Discussions on propagation,characteristics of popular culture arc helpful for people to understand youth culture in modern China,to find out solutions to youth problems,therefore to create a healthy environment for Chinese young people.

  12. The Common History and Popular Uses of Roots

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    Rost, Thomas L.; Sandler, Maureen L.

    1978-01-01

    Describes the historical uses of popular plant roots such as mandrake, ginseng, chicory, belladonna, and blood root. Besides the text, information is organized into a table presenting use, application, and constituents. (MA)

  13. Evaluation of Spam Impact on Arabic Websites Popularity

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    Mohammed N. Al-Kabi

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The expansion of the Web and its information in all aspects of life raises the concern of how to trust information published on the Web especially in cases where publisher may not be known. Websites strive to be more popular and make themselves visible to search engines and eventually to users. Website popularity can be measured using several metrics such as the Web traffic (e.g. Website: visitors’ number and visited page number. A link or page popularity refers to the total number of hyperlinks referring to a certain Web page. In this study, several top ranked Arabic Websites are selected for evaluating possible Web spam behavior. Websites use spam techniques to boost their ranks within Search Engine Results Page (SERP. Results of this study showed that some of these popular Websites are using techniques that are considered spam techniques according to Search Engine Optimization guidelines.

  14. Niveles de plomo sanguíneo en madres y recién nacidos derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social Blood lead levels in newborn children and mothers covered by the Mexican Institute of Social Security

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Establecer la relación entre el nivel de plomo sanguíneo materno (PSM y el de sangre en cordón umbilical (PSC al momento del parto, así como determinar los principales predictores del PSM en derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, en el Distrito Federal (D.F.. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal en el que se reclutaron voluntarias con embarazo normoevolutivo y se les tomaron muestras de sangre al momento del parto, en cuatro hospitales del IMSS en el D.F., de 1991 a 1993. Se tomó, además, muestra de sangre de cordón umbilical. Los datos fueron analizados mediante regresión lineal simple y múltiple. RESULTADOS: Se estudiaron un total de 1 404 binomios madre-hijo; el promedio de edad de las madres fue de 25 años. La media de PSM fue 10.7 ± 6.5 µg/dl; no se encontraron variaciones significativas por hospital, edad o estado civil. Para el PSC la media fue de 10.4 ± 6.2 µg/dl. Por cada aumento en una unidad logarítmica de PSM, el PSC aumenta 0.62 (pOBJECTIVE: To establish the relation between maternal blood lead (MBL and umbilical cord blood lead (CBL levels during delivery, and to determine the major predictors for MBL in women covered by the Mexican Institute of Social Security (MISS, in Mexico City. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 1991 to 1993, a cross-sectional study was conducted in four MISS hospitals, among normal pregnant women who volunteered to participate. Blood samples were taken from women and from the umbilical cord during delivery. Statistical analysis consisted of descriptive statistics and simple and multiple linear regression. RESULTS: A total of 1 404 mother-newborn pairs were studied. Mean maternal age was 25 years. MBL average was 10.7 ± 6.5 µg/dl; no significant differences were found by hospital, age, or marital status. Mean CBL was 10.4 ± 6.2 µg/dl. A log unit increase in MBL corresponded to a log increase of 0.62 in CBL (p< 0.01. Pearson's correlation was 0

  15. Atención de los pacientes con enfermedad arterial periférica en loshospitales de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social Care of Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease in the Hospitals of the Costarrican Social Security System

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    Gerardo Quirós-Meza

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen la principal causa de muerte en Costa Rica. La Enfermedad Arterial Periférica (EAP, incluida en este grupo, representa en la mayoría de los casos la manifestación inicial por la cual el paciente consulta, es un indicador de la presencia de enfermedad en otros territorios vasculares, permite esta característica, estudiar al paciente antes de que aparezcan los síntomas en territorios de mayor riesgo. Su impacto sanitario y socioeconómico es de alta magnitud. No hay hasta la fecha estudios epidemiológicos en Costa Rica que permiten cuantificar la magnitud del problema y ayuden a establecer las pautas de actuación. El objetivo del presente estudio fue estimar la prevalencia, mortalidad y costo de la atención de la enfermedad arterial periférica en Costa Rica. Métodos: Estudio transversal, descriptivo, con base en la totalidad de casos hospitalizados por EAP en el año 2008 (962 egresos en la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, la cual atiende 96% de estos padecimientos. Asimismo se utilizaron las bases de defunciones del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos del periodo 1997-2008 y la Encuesta Nacional de Salud del año 2006. Se utilizó el análisis de variancia para la comparación entre grupos. Resultados: La prevalencia de EAP es de 0.02% en menores de 50 años, 2.5% entre 50 y 60 años y 8.3% en mayores de 60 años. El análisis por género demostró predominio en el sexo masculino 55%. La edad promedio para las mujeres fue de 73 años (IC95%: 71,8 - 74,3 y para los hombres fue de 69,6 (IC95%. 68,7 - 71,0 y la tasa de mortalidad observada es de 0,6 por 100 000 habitantes, la edad promedio de muerte fue de 74 años. Los años de vida potencialmente perdidos se estiman en un promedio de 10,2 años. Conclusión: La prevalencia de EAP en Costa Rica es similar a la encontrada en países desarrollados, de ahí la importancia de organizar estrategias para hacer frente a esta

  16. The Pop Song: The Epistolary Form of Popular Culture

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    Bojan Žikić

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the basic form of contemporary popular music, which is considered from a viewpoint that conceptualizes popular culture as a form of supracultural communication. This perspective differs from earlier anthropological interest in music as, above all, grounded in some form of locality, supposedly traditional and authentic, where in it tries to focus this interest on the meaning of the songs and their reception.

  17. The sociology of popular music, interdisciplinarity and aesthetic autonomy.

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    Marshall, Lee

    2011-03-01

    This paper considers the impact of interdisciplinarity upon sociological research, focusing on one particular case: the academic study of popular music. 'Popular music studies' is an area of research characterized by interdisciplinarity and, in keeping with broader intellectual trends, this approach is assumed to offer significant advantages. As such, popular music studies is broadly typical of contemporary intellectual and governmental attitudes regarding the best way to research specific topics. Such interdisciplinarity, however, has potential costs and this paper highlights one of the most significant: an over-emphasis upon shared substantive interests and subsequent undervaluation of shared epistemological understandings. The end result is a form of 'ghettoization' within sociology itself, with residents of any particular ghetto displaying little awareness of developments in neighbouring ghettos. Reporting from one such ghetto, this paper considers some of the ways in which the sociology of popular music has been limited by its positioning within an interdisciplinary environment and suggests two strategies for developing a more fully-realized sociology of popular music. First, based on the assumption that a sociological understanding of popular music shares much in common with a sociological understanding of everything else, this paper calls for increased intradisciplinary research between sociologists of varying specialisms. The second strategy, however, involves a reconceptualization of the disciplinary limits of sociology, as it argues that a sociology of popular music needs to accept musical specificity as part of its remit. Such acceptance has thus far been limited not only by an interdisciplinary context but also by the long-standing sociological scepticism toward the analysis of aesthetic objects. As such, this paper offers an intervention into wider debates concerning the remit of sociological enquiry, and whether it is ever appropriate for sociological

  18. Popular television and the construction of contemporary Thai cultural identity

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    Boonpap, Thitinan

    2007-01-01

    Television in Thailand, as in many nations, can be regarded as an essential form of popular media. Although television plays an important role within and across all levels of society, the relationship between television and Thai cultural identity is a problematic and ambiguous one; it is also a subject of study often neglected or not taken seriously enough in Thailand. This research project, "Popular Television and the Construction of Contemporary Thai Cultural Identity', is an exploration in...

  19. The sociology of popular music, interdisciplinarity and aesthetic autonomy.

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    Marshall, Lee

    2011-03-01

    This paper considers the impact of interdisciplinarity upon sociological research, focusing on one particular case: the academic study of popular music. 'Popular music studies' is an area of research characterized by interdisciplinarity and, in keeping with broader intellectual trends, this approach is assumed to offer significant advantages. As such, popular music studies is broadly typical of contemporary intellectual and governmental attitudes regarding the best way to research specific topics. Such interdisciplinarity, however, has potential costs and this paper highlights one of the most significant: an over-emphasis upon shared substantive interests and subsequent undervaluation of shared epistemological understandings. The end result is a form of 'ghettoization' within sociology itself, with residents of any particular ghetto displaying little awareness of developments in neighbouring ghettos. Reporting from one such ghetto, this paper considers some of the ways in which the sociology of popular music has been limited by its positioning within an interdisciplinary environment and suggests two strategies for developing a more fully-realized sociology of popular music. First, based on the assumption that a sociological understanding of popular music shares much in common with a sociological understanding of everything else, this paper calls for increased intradisciplinary research between sociologists of varying specialisms. The second strategy, however, involves a reconceptualization of the disciplinary limits of sociology, as it argues that a sociology of popular music needs to accept musical specificity as part of its remit. Such acceptance has thus far been limited not only by an interdisciplinary context but also by the long-standing sociological scepticism toward the analysis of aesthetic objects. As such, this paper offers an intervention into wider debates concerning the remit of sociological enquiry, and whether it is ever appropriate for sociological

  20. Cognitive science in popular film: the Cognitive Science Movie Index.

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    Motz, Benjamin

    2013-10-01

    HAL 9000. Morpheus. Skynet. These household names demonstrate the strong cultural impact of films depicting themes in cognitive science and the potential power of popular cinema for outreach and education. Considering their wide influence, there is value to aggregating these movies and reflecting on their renderings of our field. The Cognitive Science Movie Index (CSMI) serves these purposes, leveraging popular film for the advancement of the discipline.

  1. Molecular Characterization of Some Popular Fish Species in Saudi Arabia

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    Ayman M. Sabry; Hassan, Mohamed M.; Mohamed, Alaa A.

    2015-01-01

    The present work aims to molecularly characterize some popular Saudi fish species. Seven popular Saudi fish species namely, Morgan (Nemipteru sjaponicus), Mousa (Solea solea), Hamor (Greasy grouper), Shour (Lethrinus lentjan), Dennis (Caranxsex fasciatus), Harid (Scarus arabicus) and Black surgeon (Acanthurus gahhm) were characterized using six RAPD and three ISSR as well as Rep-PCR markers. These markers produced 187 distinct bands 89.4% were considered as polymorphic bands and 10.6% were co...

  2. The popular economy in transition to a system postcapitalist

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    Fernando Stratta

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Popular economy and democracy are inextricably linked. It is the same relationship between the socialization of wealth (association, autonomous production and distribution of free producers and socialization of power (radical democracy, self-government. Or the relationship between self-management and self-government. Between autonomy and popular power.

  3. Emergence of the Korean popular culture in the world

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    Do, Thao Emilie

    2012-01-01

    South Korea has long been influenced culturally by several countries such as China, Japan and the United States. However, in about 20 years, the country has become a powerhouse of popular culture especially in Asia. It is now one of the most influential in the world and gain popularity in Europe and Americas. At the same time, the entertainment industry of the nation has also emerged. Referred as Hallyu in Korean, the Korean Wave concerns mainly music, movies and television serial dramas. It ...

  4. History in Popular Magazines: Negotiating Masculinities, the Low of the Popular and the High of History

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    Bodil Axelsson

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This article explores how the low of the popular and the high of history intersect to negotiate masculinities in the nexus of politics and war in a Swedish history magazine. It investigates the content of the magazine’s form and argues that it produces a kaleidoscopic take on the past which begs the reader to go along with the ads to buy another book, travel to one more historical site, buy a DVD or go to the movies, to turn the page, or to buy another issue of the magazine. Two articles, biographical in their outset, provide the basis for an analysis on how masculinities are negotiated by displaying political and military leaders in contradictory ways and enabling multiple entrance points for the contemporary reader and spectator. Articles on great men produce cultural imaginaries of warlords and political leaders by drawing on layers of historically contingent ways for men to act in public and private spheres and connecting late modern visual celebrity culture to the cults of fame in earlier centuries.

  5. Characterizing and Modeling the Dynamics of Activity and Popularity

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    Zhang, Peng; Gao, Liang; Fan, Ying; Di, Zengru

    2013-01-01

    Social media, regarded as two-layer networks consisting of users and items, turn out to be the most important channels for access to massive information in the era of Web 2.0. The dynamics of human activity and item popularity is a crucial issue in social media networks. In this paper, by analyzing the growth of user activity and item popularity in four empirical social media networks, i.e., Amazon, Flickr, Delicious and Wikipedia, it is found that cross links between users and items are more likely to be created by active users and to be acquired by popular items, where user activity and item popularity are measured by the number of cross links associated with users and items. This indicates that users generally trace popular items, overall. However, it is found that the inactive users much more severely trace popular items than the active users. Inspired by empirical analysis, we propose an evolving model for such networks, in which the evolution is driven only by two-step random walk. Numerical experiments...

  6. Popularizing biomedical information on an online health forum

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    Patrizia Anesa

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Given the increasing importance assumed by online health forums as a form of doctor-patient communication, this study describes the types of dialogic and polylogic interactions that develop in this type of communicative event, focusing on a corpus of threads drawn from an “Ask a Doctor” forum in the area of cardiology. Adopting a discourse analytical approach, the investigation illustrates how these forums may popularize biomedical knowledge. After describing the shifting conceptualization of popularization, we present a new conceptualization of Web 2.0 popularization which we call “oblique popularization”, as it is indirect, user-generated, dialogic and polylogic, and targeted. In particular, this study characterizes the online health forum as a Web 2.0-style popularization tool. It does so not only because biomedical information communicated to a single inquirer is also available to the whole population, but also because the function of the online forum as a medium of popularization is discursively acknowledged by the participants. The study also explores what explanatory tools (such as definitions, analogies, exemplifications, and generalizations are used by the experts to present complex or technical information. The analysis shows that biomedical information is circulated on a health forum by a complex network of participants, and that e-patients’ posts may also serve as prompters of popularization

  7. Popularity Evaluation Model for Microbloggers Online Social Network

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    Xia Zhang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Recently, microblogging is widely studied by the researchers in the domain of the online social network (OSN. How to evaluate the popularities of microblogging users is an important research field, which can be applied to commercial advertising, user behavior analysis and information dissemination, and so forth. Previous studies on the evaluation methods cannot effectively solve and accurately evaluate the popularities of the microbloggers. In this paper, we proposed an electromagnetic field theory based model to analyze the popularities of microbloggers. The concept of the source in microblogging field is first put forward, which is based on the concept of source in the electromagnetic field; then, one’s microblogging flux is calculated according to his/her behaviors (send or receive feedbacks on the microblogging platform; finally, we used three methods to calculate one’s microblogging flux density, which can represent one’s popularity on the microblogging platform. In the experimental work, we evaluated our model using real microblogging data and selected the best one from the three popularity measure methods. We also compared our model with the classic PageRank algorithm; and the results show that our model is more effective and accurate to evaluate the popularities of the microbloggers.

  8. Apuntes para una historia del gremio de albañiles de Quito. Ciudad y cultura popular

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    Eduardo Kingman

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available A partir de las entrevistas realizadas a miembros del gremios de albañiles de Quito, el artículo formula algunas hipótesis sobre la formación de la cultura popular en la primera mitad del siglo XX. El gremio de albañiles se desarrolló en el contexto de una ciudad que pretendía ser moderna pero que, al mismo tiempo, reprodujo el privilegio y determinadas formas de violencia simbólica propias de una sociedad más tradicional. Frente a estas concepciones de privilegio, el estudio explora las nociones de raza popular y de respeto que emergen desde el espacio popular. Paralelamente, el artículo discute algunos problemas metodológicos y éticos relacionados con el método hagiográfico y con la posibilidad de escribir una historia de los trabajadores.

  9. Los Jóvenes que Viven en Barrios Populares Producen más Cultura que Violencia

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    James Cuenca

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este escrito analiza la situación en la que viven los jóvenes de los barrios populares al estar enfrentados a un fuerte es - tigma social que los reduce a delincuentes, drogadictos y violentos. Retomando la categoría de barrio popular, se critica esta posición y, a cambio, se propone una interpretación en la que se destaca la productividad cultural que tienen los jóvenes que viven en estos barrios. Se toma como caso a los raperos que viven en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia. Así, en el documento se puede constatar que, con el rap y el hip hop, los jóvenes afirman positivamente sus identidades y sus orígenes sociales como habitantes del barrio popular.

  10. La evolución de los movimientos urbanos populares en México entre 1968 y 1988

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo se estudia el devenir de los movimientos populares urbanos en México desde 1968, coincidiendo con un descenso en el apoyo popular al modelo de desarrollo practicado. Su existencia como construeción de nuevos canales de expresión se configura en tres oleadas: los primeros años de la década de 1970, el período 1979-1983, y por último, los años 1985-1988.ABSTRACT: In this article, Bennett studies the performance of the Mexican popular urban movements since 1968, and their declinning support to the political development program of the government. Its appearance and existance as a way of construction of new channels of expression is revealed in three waves: the early 1970's, the period 1979-1983, and the last one, the years 1985-1988.

  11. Perspectiva problematizadora da educação popular em saúde e a enfermagem

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    Neide Aparecida Titonelli Alvim

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es reflexionar sobre la educación popular en salud aplicada al contexto del educar y el cuidar de la enfermera, desde una perspectiva crítica y problematizadora. Aborda los principios de la práctica educativa dialógica aplicados a la pedagogía de la salud basada en la filosofía de Paulo Freire, subsidiando la transformación de la práctica de la enfermera en ese campo. Las ideas de Freire aplicadas a la práctica educativa de la enfermera posibilitan la crítica y la reflexión, transformando el saber de los grupos a partir del conocimiento científico y del conocimiento popular. En esa perspectiva, la persona tiene la oportunidad de puntuar y reflexionar sobre los propios vehículos de la educación en salud. El artículo llama la atención para el hecho de que sin una acción colectiva de la enfermera, compartida con el saber popular en el espacio educativo en salud, el conocimiento científico seguirá anacrónico, desvinculado del mundo práctico.

  12. Probabilidades de empleo-desempleo en Medellín: evidencia empírica para pensar un seguro de desempleo en Colombia

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    Probabilidades de empleo-desempleo en Medellín: evidencia empírica para pensar un seguro de desempleo en Colombia

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: estimar las probabilidades de empleo-desempleo de la fuerza laboral del área metropolitana de Medellín-Colombia y analizar la duración del desempleo según características individuales y tiempo de búsqueda de empleo de un grupo de trabajadores cesantes de esta área en el año 2004, a fin de aportar evidencia científica para la toma de decisiones en materia de políticas de protección social. Metodología: estudio descriptivo de corte transversal que utilizó fuentes de información secundaria y primaria. Dos categorías centrales de análisis se definieron para los propósitos del estudio: fuerza laboral ocupada y fuerza laboral cesante. Para los fines pertinentes, se aplicaron técnicas de regresión logística y de estimación no paramétrica tipo Kaplan-Meier de tablas de supervivencia. Resultados: los cesantes de sexo femenino, con edad superior a los 44 años, educación media y experiencia laboral en los sectores de la industria y el comercio, fueron los que registraron mayores probabilidades de permanecer desempleados y, por tanto, mayor tiempo promedio de búsqueda de empleo. Discusión: los principales hallazgos del estudio y su relación con otros de carácter local y nacional evidencian que buena parte del desempleo en Colombia es de larga duración y este precedente debería orientar la discusión sobre los alcances y las características de un seguro de desempleo.

  13. Los Jóvenes que Viven en Barrios Populares Producen más Cultura que Violencia/Youth Who Live in Popular Neighborhoods Produce More Culture than Violence/Os Jovens que Moram em Bairros Populares Produzem mais Cultura do que Violência

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    James Cuenca

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    Full Text Available Este escrito analiza la situación en la que viven los jóvenes de los barrios populares al estar enfrentados a un fuerte estigma social que los reduce a delincuentes, drogadictos y violentos. Retomando la categoría de barrio popular, se critica esta posición y, a cambio, se propone una interpretación en la que se destaca la productividad cultural que tienen los jóvenes que viven en estos barrios. Se toma como caso a los raperos que viven en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia. Así, en el documento se puede constatar que, con el rap y el hip hop, los jóvenes afirman positivamente sus identidades y sus orígenes sociales como habitantes del barrio popular.

  14. La acción popular en el sistema procesal español

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    Noemi Jimenez Cardona

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene por objeto de estudio la institución de la acción popular como parte integrante de la acusación formulada dentro del proceso penal español. En concreto, centra su análisis en los requisitos objetivos, subjetivos y formales a cumplir, así como los límites tanto legales como jurisprudenciales a los que está sujeta su actuación. Asimismo, se perfilan las líneas de futuro venideras, haciendo especial referencia al Anteproyecto de Ley de Enjuiciamiento Criminal. A modo de conclusión, se proyectan toda una serie de apreciaciones tendentes al esclarecimiento y mejora, abogando por la permanencia, de esta institución tan emblemática como polémica.

  15. Radios populares: del paradigma ilustrado en la comunicación participativa a la construcción de la participación ciudadana

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    La radio, al igual que la televisión y otros medios de difusión, entabla relaciones comunicativas con sujetos-audiencias desde cuatro dimensiones: lingüística, técnica, institucional y mediática. La institucionalidad de las radios populares (Rps) en América Latina se ha caracterizado por sus múltiples alianzas con los sectores populares empobrecidos. Sin embargo, frente al nuevo siglo, delante de un escenario multimediático y de recomposición social, las Rps atraviesan una profunda crisis. Es...

  16. Cuidado popular de familias con un adulto mayor sobreviviente del primer accidente cerebrovascular

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    Lucero López-Díaz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el accidente cerebrovascular afecta a numerosas personas en el mundo y se constituye en la principal causa de muer- te. Los sobrevivientes pueden padecer discapacidad y sufrir modificaciones en las actividades cotidianas. La familia es el principal apoyo del sobreviviente y al ser parte de una misma cultura, construye acciones de cuidado en búsqueda del bienestar. Objetivo: describir las acciones del cuidado popular de las familias con un adulto mayor sobreviviente del primer accidente cerebrovascular. Método: estudio etnográfico, con observación participante y entrevistas en profundidad. Participaron siete familias bogotanas (siete adultos mayores entre los dos y diez meses posteriores al primer accidente cerebrovascular y los siete cuidadores principales respectivos. Resultados: cuidadores y adulto mayor comparten acciones de cuidado para la recuperación, relacionadas con la alimentación, el cuidado personal y la ingesta de medicamentos permeadas por la creencia religiosa, fuente de soporte y vínculo afectivo. Conclusión: conocer el cuidado popular de esta población posibilita proponer acciones culturalmente congruentes con sus valores y creencias para potencializar las ca- pacidades familiares e intermediar en los procesos de tratamiento.

  17. Does humor explain why relationally aggressive adolescents are popular?

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    Bowker, Julie C; Etkin, Rebecca G

    2014-08-01

    The association between relational aggression and popularity during early adolescence is well established. Yet, little is known about why, exactly, relationally aggressive young adolescents are able to achieve and maintain high popular status among peers. The present study investigated the mediating role of humor in the association between relational aggression and popularity during early adolescence. Also considered was whether the association between relational aggression and humor varies according to adolescents' gender and their friends' levels of relational aggression. Participants were 265 sixth-grade students (48% female; 41% racial/ethnic minority; M age = 12.04 years) who completed peer nomination and friendship measures in their classrooms at two time points (Wave 1: February; Wave 2: May). The results indicated that Wave 1 relational aggression was related to Wave 1 and 2 popularity indirectly through Wave 1 humor, after accounting for the effects of Wave 1 physical aggression, ethnicity, and gender. Additional analyses showed that relational aggression and humor were related significantly only for boys and for young adolescents with highly relationally aggressive friends. The results support the need for further research on humor and aggression during early adolescence and other mechanisms by which relationally aggressive youth achieve high popular status. PMID:24136377

  18. O papel da Justiça nos planos e seguros de saúde no Brasil The role of the court system in regulating health insurance plans in Brazil

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    Danielle Conte Alves

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    Full Text Available A grande quantidade de reclamações dos consumidores de planos e seguros privados de saúde se tornou freqüente no setor suplementar, com reflexos sobre o Poder Judiciário. Essa problemática fez surgir a necessidade de regulação desse mercado privado, que se iniciou em 1998, por meio da Lei nº. 9.656. Um dos desafios que a Agência Nacional de Saúde Suplementar (ANS enfrenta é a resistência das operadoras perante a legislação, além do fato de ainda existirem contratos não regidos pela referida lei. O objetivo do estudo foi analisar recursos de decisões judiciais que concederam ou não o pedido liminar da antecipação da tutela solicitado pelo consumidor de plano de saúde, julgados nos Tribunais de Justiça do Rio de Janeiro e de São Paulo. Os principais dados pesquisados foram: Tribunal que proferiu a decisão; réu; tema debatido; posicionamento de 1ª e de 2ª Instâncias e fundamentação jurídica. Verifica-se que o Poder Judiciário continua sendo um importante espaço de reivindicação dos consumidores de planos de saúde. O papel da ANS é importante para preencher algumas lacunas que ainda não foram solucionadas pela regulação do setor.Consumer complaints against private health insurance plans and companies in Brazil have become increasingly frequent in the country's "supplementary" (non-public health care sector, with numerous cases reaching the courts. The problem raised the need for regulation of this private market, which began in 1998, through Law no. 9.656. One of the challenges faced by the National Agency for Supplementary Health Care (ANS is resistance to the legislation by health insurance companies, besides the fact that there are still some contracts not covered by this law. The objective of the current study was to analyze health insurance policyholders' appeals against court rulings for or against injunctions concerning coverage, in cases heard by the courts in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The main

  19. Culturas populares y contextos sociales: un enfoque interpretativo

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    Julián Vargas L.

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    Full Text Available Esta ponencia hace parte de un trabajo más amplio en elaboración, que pretende trazar algunas tipologías sobre la evolución histórica de las culturas populares en el país. Su propósito es el de ubicar cuáles han sido, en dicho transcurrir histórico, los diversos contextos sociales populares, y cuáles los elementos comunes que han configurado una matriz cultural de perpetuación de lo popular. En esta ponencia se presenta tan sólo el enfoque analítico e interpretativo que respalda el trabajo histórico antes mencionado.

  20. Culturas populares y contextos sociales: un enfoque interpretativo

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    Julián Vargas L.; Pilar Riaño Alcalá

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    Esta ponencia hace parte de un trabajo más amplio en elaboración, que pretende trazar algunas tipologías sobre la evolución histórica de las culturas populares en el país. Su propósito es el de ubicar cuáles han sido, en dicho transcurrir histórico, los diversos contextos sociales populares, y cuáles los elementos comunes que han configurado una matriz cultural de perpetuación de lo popular. En esta ponencia se presenta tan sólo el enfoque analítico e interpretativo que respalda el trabajo hi...

  1. Modeling Website Popularity Competition in the Attention-Activity Marketplace

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    Ribeiro, Bruno

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    How does a new startup drive the popularity of competing websites into oblivion like Facebook famously did to MySpace? This question is of great interest to academics, technologists, and financial investors alike. In this work we exploit the singular way in which Facebook wiped out the popularity of MySpace, Hi5, Friendster, and Multiply to guide the design of a new popularity competition model. Our model provides new insights into what Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon called the "marketplace of attention," which we recast as the attention-activity marketplace. Our model design is further substantiated by user-level activity of 250,000 MySpace users obtained between 2004 and 2009. The resulting model not only accurately fits the observed Daily Active Users (DAU) of Facebook and its competitors but also predicts their fate four years into the future.

  2. Introduction: ‘Mr Popular Sentiment’: Dickens and Feeling

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    Bethan Carney

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    Full Text Available The introduction to this issue of '19', ‘“Mr Popular Sentiment”: Dickens and Feeling’, considers the turn away from Dickens’s sentimentality in the mid-nineteenth century. Drawing upon nineteenth-century reviews, it argues that Dickens’s sentimental characters and pathetic situations were perceived as politically radical and dangerously biased against the upper classes. This became of particular concern from the 1850s onwards, when an increase in literacy and cheaper publications meant that Dickens’s novels could be read by a cross-class mass-market readership. The reaction against ‘Mr Popular Sentiment’ was, in truth, a reaction to his populism and his popularity.

  3. Ideological and political conflicts about popular music in Serbia

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    Đurković Miša

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    Full Text Available The paper is focused on ideological and political conflicts about popular music in Serbia, as a good example of wrong and confused searching for identity. Basic conflict that author is analyzing is about oriental elements (such as asymmetric rhythmic patterns and melismatic singing and the question if they are legitimate parts of Serbian musical heritage or not. Author is making an analysis of three periods in twentieth century, in which absolutely the same arguments were used, and he's paying special attention to contemporary conflicts, trying to explain why all of the theories are ideologically based. Author is insisting on role market played in development and modernization of popular music in Serbia. The article is ending with some recommendations for better understanding of cultural identity in Serbia, and for recognizing popular music as specific field of interest and research.

  4. FESTAS POPULARES RELIGIOSAS E SUAS DINÂMICAS ESPACIAIS

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    Christian Dennys Monteiro de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available The present study it treats, theoretically, of the religious popular parties, that if multiply and if they renew as cultural patrimony of the Brazilian metropolises. It establishes a special attention to the geographic dynamic that occur in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará. The central objective is to verify as the motivation of the popular parties, in its different aspects - mythical, politicians, sociological, economic - collaborates with a new ambient and educative dimension: the development of alternatives to the tourist interchange. The methodology, centered in the complex thought looked for, the correlation between offers of important folkloric manifestations and the demand for spectacles in the planning of the Tourism. The result reached expresses the strengthening of these manifestations as tourist sanctuaries. Denying, therefore the restrict vision that collates religions aspects and spectacular aspects; traditions and tourism. In the metropolises, popular parties are necessarily mass parties.

  5. O Banco Popular Português do Porto

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    Hugo Silveira Pereira

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    Full Text Available In the midst of the First World War, an entrepreneur in Porto decided to create a new bank, a different bank that should fill in a void in the Portuguese financing system, a popular bank. Emulating what was being done in Central Europe this popular bank had one great objective: to lend money to those who normally couldn’t afford to borrow money. Unfortunately, the good intentions of those investors went up in smoke when they realized that such good intention weren’t profitable nor could they be able to keep the bank running. Quickly did this popular bank became a commercial bank like so many others that were operating in the Portuguese market at the time. After a promising start, the bank suddenly went through some hardships, due to the crisis of the 1920’s and to bad investments, and eventually was shut down, after eleven years of activity.

  6. Profile Popularity in a Business-oriented Online Social Network

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    Strufe, Thorsten

    2010-01-01

    Analysing Online Social Networks (OSN), voluntarily maintained and automatically exploitable databases of electronic personal information, promises a wealth of insight into their users' behavior, interest, and utilization of these currently predominant services on the Internet. To understand popularity in OSN, we monitored a large sample of profiles from a highly popular network for three months, and analysed the relation between profile properties and their impression frequency. Evaluating the data indicates a strong relation between both the number of accepted contacts and the diligence of updating contacts versus the frequency of requests for a profile. Counter intuitively, the overall activity, gender, as well as participation span of users have no remarkable impact on their profile's popularity.

  7. Disk storage management for LHCb based on Data Popularity estimator

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    Hushchyn, Mikhail; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

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    This paper presents an algorithm providing recommendations for optimizing the LHCb data storage. The LHCb data storage system is a hybrid system. All datasets are kept as archives on magnetic tapes. The most popular datasets are kept on disks. The algorithm takes the dataset usage history and metadata (size, type, configuration etc.) to generate a recommendation report. This article presents how we use machine learning algorithms to predict future data popularity. Using these predictions it is possible to estimate which datasets should be removed from disk. We use regression algorithms and time series analysis to find the optimal number of replicas for datasets that are kept on disk. Based on the data popularity and the number of replicas optimization, the algorithm minimizes a loss function to find the optimal data distribution. The loss function represents all requirements for data distribution in the data storage system. We demonstrate how our algorithm helps to save disk space and to reduce waiting times ...

  8. Independent Comparison of Popular DPI Tools for Traffic Classification

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    Bujlow, Tomasz; Carela-Español, Valentín; Barlet-Ros, Pere

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    Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is the state-of-the-art technology for traffic classification. According to the conventional wisdom, DPI is the most accurate classification technique. Consequently, most popular products, either commercial or open-source, rely on some sort of DPI for traffic classifi......Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is the state-of-the-art technology for traffic classification. According to the conventional wisdom, DPI is the most accurate classification technique. Consequently, most popular products, either commercial or open-source, rely on some sort of DPI for traffic......, application and web service). We carefully built a labeled dataset with more than 750K flows, which contains traffic from popular applications. We used the Volunteer-Based System (VBS), developed at Aalborg University, to guarantee the correct labeling of the dataset. We released this dataset, including full...

  9. A Probabilistic Analysis of Data Popularity in ATLAS Data Caching

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    Titov, M; The ATLAS collaboration; Záruba, G; De, K

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    Efficient distribution of physics data over ATLAS grid sites is one of the most important tasks for user data processing. ATLAS' initial static data distribution model over-replicated some unpopular data and under-replicated popular data, creating heavy disk space loads while underutilizing some processing resources due to low data availability. Thus, a new data distribution mechanism was implemented, PD2P (PanDA Dynamic Data Placement) within the production and distributed analysis system PanDA that dynamically reacts to user data needs, basing dataset distribution principally on user demand. Data deletion is also demand driven, reducing replica counts for unpopular data. This dynamic model has led to substantial improvements in efficient utilization of storage and processing resources. Based on this experience, in this work we seek to further improve data placement policy by investigating in detail how data popularity is calculated. For this it is necessary to precisely define what data popularity means, wh...

  10. Panorama epidemiológico de la mortalidad por cáncer en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social: 1991-1995 Epidemiologic panorama of cancer mortality in the Mexican Institute of Social Security: 1991-1995

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    JORGE SALMERÓN-CASTRO; FRANCISCO FRANCO-MARINA; EDUARDO SALAZAR-MARTÍNEZ; EDUARDO CÉSAR LAZCANO-PONCE

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    Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento de la mortalidad global por cáncer, así como la mortalidad específica para las principales neoplasias malignas en población adulta derechohabiente (DH) del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). Material y métodos. A partir de los registros oficiales de defunción y de la información sobre la población para los años 1991-1995, se estimaron las tasas anuales de mortalidad global y específica para las 10 principales neoplasias malignas por sexo, en may...

  11. Acesso ao aborto seguro: um fator para a promoção da equidade em saúde Access to safe abortion: a factor to promote equity in health

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    Ivani Bursztyn; Luiz Fernando Rangel Tura; Jéssica da Silva Correa

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    Intensos movimentos no sentido de reconhecer o direito da mulher de decidir sobre a interrupção da gravidez provocaram ampla legalização do aborto entre países do norte, enquanto nos demais, devido à legislação restritiva, persistem as práticas inseguras. Visando a contribuir para o debate corrente no Brasil, apresenta-se uma sistematização dos aspectos tratados na literatura especializada quanto às implicações para a saúde pública impostas pela restrição de acesso ao aborto seguro. Foram pes...

  12. Efectos del Seguro de Capacitación y Empleo en el Partido de General Pueyrredon sobre la inserción laboral de la población beneficiaria

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    Alegre, Patricia; Aspiazu, Eliana; Fernández Blanco, Ana

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    El objetivo de esta ponencia es discutir una política de empleo focalizada, como es el Seguro de Capacitación y Empleo (SCE), y evaluar sus efectos en los receptores del Municipio de General Pueyrredon. La perspectiva de análisis adoptada considera que las políticas de empleo representan un área dentro de las políticas sociales destinada a regular la fuerza de trabajo. Se parte del concepto amplio de exclusión, que considera la imposibilidad de los individuos de acceder a bienes, servicios y ...

  13. Social grievances, popular music and electoral mobilization in Romania

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    Dragoş DRAGOMAN

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The general social environment in Romania, as unraveled by the study of a widespread popular music genre called ‘manele’, is dominated by distrust, apathy and disengagement. In part, this is a response to the low political performance of political elites, largely seen as irresponsible and corrupt. By exploiting social and political grievances through the use of such a type of popular music, populist parties in Romania managed to electorally mobilize young people which have not been mobilized before. Although this can be seen as a democratic gain, hate speech and political violence can seriously undermine social and political trust and may prepare the ground for more radical action.

  14. Not your ordinary librarian debunking the popular perceptions of librarians

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    White, Ashanti

    2012-01-01

    When you picture a librarian, what do you imagine? An old white woman with glasses and a prudish disposition? That is the image that many people conjure up when asked to picture a librarian; with 82 per cent of the professional force being female and the average age of a librarian at 45, coupled with popular stereotypical images, it is difficult to dispute the perceptions. But there is more to librarians than meets the eye. This book will explore the origin of the image and popular media images of the librarian, in addition to the effects of the stereotype, and the challenges to the perception

  15. Rhythm-based segmentation of Popular Chinese Music

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    Jensen, Karl Kristoffer

    2005-01-01

    We present a new method to segment popular music based on rhythm. By computing a shortest path based on the self-similarity matrix calculated from a model of rhythm, segmenting boundaries are found along the di- agonal of the matrix. The cost of a new segment is opti- mized by matching manual and...... automatic segment boundaries. We compile a small song database of 21 randomly selected popular Chinese songs which come from Chinese Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The segmenting results on the small corpus show that 78% manual segmentation points are detected and 74% auto- matic segmentation points are...

  16. Popularity and Relevance of Science Education and Scientific Literacy

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    Graeber, Wolfgang; Blonder, Ron; Bolte, Claus;

    2008-01-01

    A consortium of researchers from 8 European nations has successfully applied to the EU commission for funding the PARSEL (Popularity and Relevance in Science Education for Scientific Literacy) project, which aims at raising the popularity and relevance of science teaching and enhancing students...... of a range of personal and social skills (including cognitive skills associated with investigatory scientific problem solving and socio-scientific decision making) and clarify the relevancy of science education for the 21st century. This symposium will introduce and discuss the project PARSEL ideas within...

  17. Images of Freud in Popular Culture and Fiction

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    Sørensen, Bent

    Historiographic metafiction and postmodern pastiche, both defined by critic Linda Hutcheon as subversive literary and cultural strategies, have put Freud to work both as a clown and a stern cultural critic. My paper will first take a lighthearted look at some of the humorous images we find of Freud...... in popular culture, where Sigmund has long had iconic status, both in terms of his own physical likeness and in terms of stereotyped versions of his main ideas. To complement this analysis I shall contrast the popular image of Freud with the use of him in recent fiction by E.L. Doctorow and John Irving....

  18. Mediated music makers : Constructing author images in popular music

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    Ahonen, Laura

    2007-01-01

    The subject of the thesis is the mediated construction of author images in popular music. In the study, the construction of images is treated as a process in which artists, the media and the members of the audience participate. The notions of presented, mediated and compiled author images are used in explaining the mediation process and the various authorial roles of the agents involved. In order to explore the issue more closely, I analyse the author images of a group of popular music artist...

  19. The Roles of Popular Music in Video Games

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    Frydenlund, Jørgen

    2015-01-01

    This thesis explores the roles of popular music in video games. It draws on the analytical tools used in ludomusicology, film music studies and studies of music videos. Unlike other audiovisual media, video games are based on interactivity and a range of narrativity based on genre. Some games focus on gameplay and others are more inclined with telling a good story. Implementation of popular music in video games has history stretching all the way back to the 80's, and is currently becoming an ...

  20. Individual popularity and activity in online social systems

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    Hu, Haibo; Han, Dingyi; Wang, Xiaofan

    2010-03-01

    We propose a stochastic model of web user behaviors in online social systems, and study the influence of the attraction kernel on the statistical property of user or item occurrence. Combining the different growth patterns of new entities and attraction patterns of old ones, different heavy-tailed distributions for popularity and activity which have been observed in real life, can be obtained. From a broader perspective, we explore the underlying principle governing the statistical feature of individual popularity and activity in online social systems and point out the potential simple mechanism underlying the complex dynamics of the systems.

  1. ABSTRACT——Current Situation and Future Direction of Marxism Popularity Research

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    In recent years, academic circles has made important progress in the following studies on the basic connotation of Marxist popularity, the relations between popularity of Marxism and sinicization, the relations between popularity of Marxism and epochal character, the realizing method of popularity of Marxism. Next, study on popularization of Marxism has to make efforts in the following two aspects: the relationship between the popularity of Marxism and socialist theory system with Chinese characteris- tics, and integration of the popularity of Marxism and the ideological and political education. Meanwhile the efforts should be made to deepen the study of Marxism popularity through the process of sinicization of Marxism, to study Marxism popularity from the viewpoint of the three dimensional perspective of the development of Marxism, also to strengthen the research of basic princi- ples of Marxism popularity and deepen the studies of basic forms of Marxism popularity, thus to build a study system of Marxism popularity.

  2. [Cultural domain of the causes of diabetes in three generations of popular stratum in Guadalajara, Mexico].

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    García de Alba-García, Javier E; Salcedo-Rocha, Ana L; Hayes Bautista, David; Milke Najar, María Eugenia

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    Introducción: la creciente prevalencia de diabetes se debe afrontar de diversas maneras. Determinar la transmisión generacional del conocimiento cultural ofrece pautas para la prevención y el control de la enfermedad. Al identificar y comparar las estructuras semánticas del conocimiento compartido, sentamos las bases de una atención culturalmente comprensiva. El objetivo es caracterizar los principales elementos relacionados con el dominio cultural sobre las causas de la diabetes en una población de abuelos, padres e hijos pertenecientes a estratos populares en Guadalajara, México. Métodos: estudio antropológico cognitivo en 104 personas seleccionadas al azar en el sector Libertad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Se aplicaron técnicas de listas libres para obtener el modelo semántico y el promedio de conocimiento cultural sobre las causas del padecimiento por análisis de consenso. Resultados: los grupos estudiados se dividieron por generación de abuelos, padres e hijos. Se evidenció transmisión intergeneracional al presentar el conocimiento cultural una estructura semántica básica y un consenso significativo. Conclusiones: la estructura semántica sobre causas de la diabetes incluye como elementos: a) las emociones, como dimensión tradicional; b) conductas relacionadas al estilo de vida, como dimensión cotidiana; c) algunos conceptos biomédicos, como dimensión emergente.

  3. Uso de plantas medicinales en la atención primaria de salud en Paraguay: algunas consideraciones para su uso seguro y eficaz

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    Nélida Soria

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    Full Text Available La incorporación de las plantas medicinales en la Atención Primaria de Salud (APS, constituye un gran desafío. Según la OMS, el uso de las plantas medicinales constituye una terapia más natural, más inocua, efectiva, de un costo racional y asequible a las poblaciones. Para establecer el uso seguro y eficaz es necesaria la correcta identificación taxonómica de las especies y el origen de las mismas. El objetivo del estudio fue identificar taxonómicamente las plantas medicinales utilizadas por pacientes que consultaron en los servicios de Unidad de Salud Familiar (USF de la IV Región Sanitaria del Guairá, Paraguay, de agosto a diciembre de 2.011, además del hábitat de procedencia de las mismas. Los pacientes fueron encuestados sobre las plantas medicinales utilizadas y el modo de empleo de las mismas. Las encuestas fueron acompañadas por muestras de las plantas medicinales utilizadas que posteriormente fueron identificadas taxonómicamente. Se identificaron 56 especies utilizadas para diversos fines medicinales, de las cuales las más mencionadas fueron menta’i (Mentha x piperita, ñangapiry (Eugenia uniflora, salviarã (Lippia alba, koku (Allophylus edulis, typycha curaty (Scoparia dulcis y ka’are (Chenopodium ambrosioides. Dos especies están consideradas en la literatura como tóxicas: “mil hombres” (Aristolochia triangularis y “cepacaballo” (Xanthium spinosum y una especie ka’oveti (Solanum granulosum-leprosum fue mencionada por primera vez para fines medicinales. Dos de las especies utilizadas son tóxicas y su empleo debe evitarse; de ahí la importancia de la correcta identificación taxonómica de las plantas medicinales utilizadas por la población paraguaya, de manera a dar a conocer su toxicidad potencial.

  4. Frequency of cancer in children residing in Mexico City and treated in the hospitals of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (1996–2001

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The objective of this article is to present the frequency of cancer in Mexican children who were treated in the hospitals of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social in Mexico City (IMSS-MC in the period 1996–2001. Methods The Registry of Cancer in Children, started in 1996 in the IMSS-MC, is an on-going, prospective register. The data from 1996 through 2001 were analyzed and the different types of cancer were grouped according to the International Classification for Cancer in Children (ICCC. From this analysis, the general and specific frequencies by age and by sex were obtained for the different groups of neoplasms. Also, the frequency of the stage of the disease that had been diagnosed in cases of children with solid tumors was obtained. Results A total of 1,702 new cases of children with cancer were registered, with the male/female ratio at 1.1/1. Leukemias had the highest frequency with 784 cases (46.1% and, of these, acute lymphoblastic leukemias were the most prevalent with 614 cases (78.3%. Thereafter, in descending order of frequency, were tumors of the central nervous system (CNST with 197 cases (11.6%, lymphomas with 194 cases (11.4%, germinal cell tumors with 110 cases (6.5%, and bone tumors with 97 cases (5.7%. The highest frequency of cancer was found in the group of one to four year-olds that had 627 cases (36.8%. In all the age groups, leukemias were the most frequent. In the present work, the frequency of Hodgkin's disease (~4% was found to be lower than that (~10% in previous studies and the frequency of tumors of the sympathetic nervous system was low (2.3%. Of those cases of solid tumors for which the stage of the disease had been determined, 66.9% were diagnosed as being Stage III or IV. Conclusions The principal cancers in the children treated in the IMSS-MC were leukemias, CNST, and lymphomas, consistent with those reported by developed countries. A 2.5-fold reduction in the frequency of Hodgkin

  5. El subregistro de accidentes de trabajo en una Unidad de Medicina Familiar del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Subregistro de accidentes de trabajo en asegurados

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    Patricia Pérez Martínez

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar el subregistro de los accidentes de trabajo en una Unidad de Medicina Familiar (UMFX escogida, inicialmente atendidos en el servicio de urgencias de un Hospital General de Zona (HGZ, del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS en el año 2002. Material y métodos: Es un estudio transversal que utilizó información de la fuente original del HGZ que otorga la primera atención médica. Se elaboró una cédula de registro con las diversas fuentes de información, efectuando confrontación, seguimiento y análisis estadístico de las mismas. Resultados: De 6551 probables accidentes de trabajo atendidos en el HGZ, se seleccionaron 821 casos adscritos a la UMFX escogida. Se conformaron tres grupos de acuerdo con su dictamen: Grupo I= SÍ de trabajo, 35.4% (290; Grupo II=NO de trabajo, 4.6% (38, y el Grupo III= no calificados y atendidos en urgencias, 60%(493; este último representa el subregistro de los accidentes de trabajo. Conclusiones: El subregistro del 60% es de los más altos reportado en la literatura, lo cual representa para el IMSS, los trabajadores y el país graves repercusiones económicas y sociales no cuantificadas.Objective: To determine the Occupational Accidents Subregistry at a selected Family Medicine Unit (FMUX initially treated at a Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS General Zone Hospital (HGZ during the year 2002. Materials and Methods: This is a transversal study utilizing information from the original source, the HGZ primary-care hospital-facility. We elaborated a registry permit with diverse information sources, and conducted confrontation, followup, and statistical analysis of these sources. Results: Of 6,551 probable occupational accidents treated at the HGZ Emergency Room, we selected 821 cases ascribed to the selected FMUX. We made up three groups according these dictates: Group I = YES, occupational, 35.4% (290; Group II = NO, occupational, 4.6% (38, and Grupo III = not qualified and

  6. Panorama epidemiológico de la mortalidad por cáncer en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social: 1991-1995

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    SALMERÓN-CASTRO JORGE

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento de la mortalidad global por cáncer, así como la mortalidad específica para las principales neoplasias malignas en población adulta derechohabiente (DH del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS. Material y métodos. A partir de los registros oficiales de defunción y de la información sobre la población para los años 1991-1995, se estimaron las tasas anuales de mortalidad global y específica para las 10 principales neoplasias malignas por sexo, en mayores de 20 años. Asimismo, se estimaron las tendencias nacionales y estatales para las principales neoplasias malignas para cada sexo por medio de regresión de Poisson. Se calcularon las diferencias de tasas de mortalidad específica para las dos principales neoplasias por sexo restando las tasas estatales a su respectiva tasa nacional en 1995. Resultados. La mortalidad global por cáncer en los hombres se incrementó de 76.2 en 1991, a 94.8 por 100 000 DH en 1995; entre las mujeres, ésta se incrementó de 85.6 a 105.8 por 100 000 DH, representando un incremento de 24.4 y de 24% en hombres y mujeres, respectivamente, durante el periodo de estudio. Entre los hombres las neoplasias de riñón, leucemia, páncreas, próstata y pulmón; y entre mujeres las de colon, mama, páncreas, leucemias e hígado, mostraron los incrementos más significativos. Conclusiones. En el IMSS es impostergable la conformación de un registro poblacional de cáncer que permita una mejor vigilancia epidemiológica de las neoplasias y una evaluación permanente del impacto de programas específicos para la prevención y control de este padecimiento en las instituciones.

  7. Gender Differences of Popular Music Production in Secondary Schools

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    Abramo, Joseph Michael

    2011-01-01

    In this case study, the author investigated how students' gender affected their participation in a secondary popular music class in which participants wrote and performed original music. Three same-gendered rock groups and two mixed-gendered rock groups were observed. Would students of different genders rehearse and compose differently? How would…

  8. Bringing American Popular Culture to the English Departments in Indonesia*

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    Dewi N.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available One outcome of the globalization process is the growing influence and dominance of American popular culture. The speed with which American music, films, and goods have flooded the markets worldwide is remarkably high, thanks to the advancement of telecommunication technologies and the Internet. Increased cultural transfer or, more precisely, internationalization of American culture has posed both fear and fascination to other cultures. How do people in the academia respond to this conundrum of cross-cultural contacts? What do we teach when we teach popular culture? What viable research in American popular culture is encouraged so as to result in impartially beneficial impacts for society at large? This paper is to argue that one can become an avid learner or critic of a certain culture when s/he finds meaningful connections between that culture and life itself. The teaching of American popular culture in the English Department, for instance, has to be locally contextualized, learner-participant oriented, and socially self-actualized. In this way, American Studies outside the U. S. may in turn become less centralized as the interchange of cross-cultural understanding takes place concurrently.

  9. Popular Destination Brings in Wealth of Revenue for Nevada

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    <正>Las Vegas,in the western state of Nevada,is one of the most popular tourist destinations in America and the world.It attracts millions of visitors each year who spend$34 billion for a good show and a good time.VOA’s Crystal Park takes a look at the city of neon lights.

  10. A Content Analysis of Cognitive Health Promotion in Popular Magazines

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    Friedman, Daniela B.; Laditka, Sarah B.; Laditka, James N.; Price, Anna E.

    2011-01-01

    Health behaviors, particularly physical activity, may promote cognitive health. The public agenda for health behaviors is influenced by popular media. We analyzed the cognitive health content of 20 United States magazines, examining every page of every 2006-2007 issue of the highest circulating magazines for general audiences, women, men, African…

  11. Popular Music as a Foundation for a French Culture Course.

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    Abrate, Jayne

    1988-01-01

    Described an advanced college-level course on contemporary French culture which used popular songs, supplemented by readings and news articles, as the focus for presentations on cultural phenomena relating to geography and travel, the family, education, work and leisure, government, and daily life. (CB)

  12. Popularity prediction tool for ATLAS distributed data management

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    This paper describes a popularity prediction tool for data-intensive data management systems, such as ATLAS distributed data management (DDM). It is fed by the DDM popularity system, which produces historical reports about ATLAS data usage, providing information about files, datasets, users and sites where data was accessed. The tool described in this contribution uses this historical information to make a prediction about the future popularity of data. It finds trends in the usage of data using a set of neural networks and a set of input parameters and predicts the number of accesses in the near term future. This information can then be used in a second step to improve the distribution of replicas at sites, taking into account the cost of creating new replicas (bandwidth and load on the storage system) compared to gain of having new ones (faster access of data for analysis). To evaluate the benefit of the redistribution a grid simulator is introduced that is able replay real workload on different data distributions. This article describes the popularity prediction method and the simulator that is used to evaluate the redistribution.

  13. Using a Popular Pet Fish Species to Study Territorial Behaviour

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    Abante, Maria E.

    2005-01-01

    The colourful, vigorous territorial display behaviour of the Siamese fighting fish, "Betta splendens", has great appeal for both pet enthusiasts and animal behaviourists. Their beauty, longevity, easy maintenance and rearing make them a popular pet and an ideal science laboratory specimen. This investigation utilises "B. splendens" to test for the…

  14. Queer Breeding: Historicising Popular Culture, Homosexuality and Informal Sex Education

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    Marshall, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Through an analysis of gay protest music (1975) and an educational kit for students (1978), both sponsored by the Campaign for Homosexual Equality in the UK, this paper brings into focus a history of gay rights activists' efforts to marshal popular culture in the development of informal sex education for young people in the second half of the…

  15. Popular Music Pedagogy: Band Rehearsals at British Universities

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    Pulman, Mark

    2014-01-01

    There has been little published pedagogical research on popular music group rehearsing. This study explores the perceptions of tutors and student pop/rock bands about the rehearsals in which they were involved as a part of their university music course. The participants were 10 tutors and 16 bands from eight British tertiary institutions. Analysis…

  16. Popular Music in a 21st Century Education

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    Rodriguez, Carlos Xavier

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the author shares his thoughts regarding the future role of popular music in music education at a moment when there seems to be greater receptiveness to this idea than ever before. What is the reason for this increased receptiveness? It may be that music educators have sensed that a new playing field has evolved. There is now some…

  17. Popular Music and Classical Musicians: Strategies and Perspectives

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    Allsup, Randall Everett

    2011-01-01

    In recent years, popular music has become a growing area of music study and is increasingly accepted in schools and universities around the world. Despite this general enthusiasm, classically trained music teachers bring a certain hesitation to this art form, perhaps because too few have had formal hands-on experience with it. This article…

  18. Queering Informal Pedagogy: Sexuality and Popular Music in School

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    Abramo, Joseph Michael

    2011-01-01

    This qualitative case study explores how students' perceptions of sexual identity affect how they participate in popular music processes used in school. Seventeen high school students were invited to form five single-gendered and mixed-gendered rock bands. The data collected included fieldnotes and audio recordings of observed rehearsals and…

  19. India's Music: Popular Film Songs in the Classroom

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    Sarrazin, Natalie

    2006-01-01

    Indian film industry is the largest film industry in the world, with an output roughly three times that of Hollywood. This popular world music could easily be an exciting part of a multicultural music education curriculum. This music not only exposes students to an entirely new musical genre and cultural industry, but can also change their…

  20. Using Popular Nonfiction in Organic Chemistry: Teaching More than Content

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    Amaral, Katie E.; Shibley, Ivan A., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    Assigning a popular nonfiction book as a supplemental text in organic chemistry can help students learn valuable skills. An analysis of student feedback on assignments related to a nonfiction book in two different organic courses revealed that students applied the information from the book, improved their communication skills, and were more…

  1. Xu Jinglei,a Popular Actress and Director

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    2007-01-01

    Xu Jinglei,a young,charming and pure girl,is popular both in playing and directing films. On April 16th,1974,Xu Jinglei was born in Beijing,China.She loved to see films and watch TV programs in her childhood,and she always dreamed of being an actress.She began to study at Beijing Film Academy in 1994.

  2. Book review: Gender, violence and popular culture: telling stories

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    2013-01-01

    This book approaches the interrelation of popular representations of gender and violence and global politics by focusing on the narrative of television shows like Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The West Wing. Ioanna Gouseti finds this is a theoretically sophisticated and enjoyable book that motivates its readers to think critically, even when they’re ‘only’ watching television.

  3. Teaching Popular Culture in a Second Language University Context

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    Pierson-Smith, Anne; Chik, Alice; Miller, Lindsay

    2014-01-01

    This article examines an established course on Popular Culture which is framed within the general educational model in an English-medium university. The article is organized into three parts: the underlining educational rationale for general educational courses, the course description, and the students' perspectives of their learning experience.…

  4. POPULAR MARKETS: FROM FUTURE STUDIES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Strategies for running companies in low-income markets have been in the spotlight in both the academic and the corporate environments.However, the first discussions about the relevance of such markets arose during the 1980s, when scenario-prospecting studies showed that popular markets would provide many opportunities around the year 2000.Indeed, at present, the base of the pyramid has many unaddressed needs that offer business possibilities for those companies that are willing to review their strategies. In this context, product development becomes increasingly important, since products targeting consumers of the C, D and E classes may need different features from those of goods manufactured for the A and B classes.The aim of this study is to revisit past popular market forecasts and to identify development trends for goods that target low- income consumers.Our results indicate that Wright and Johnson’s (1984 studies predicted that Brazil would maintain both qualitative and quantitative progress in its socioeconomic development over the next two decades and that the development of popular products is undergoing a buoyant phase.Several functional perspectives were used to develop an understanding of the phenomenon, especially marketing, engineering and manufacturing.Key words: Future studies. Popular markets. Product development.

  5. Superstardom in the U.S. Popular Music Industry Revisited

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    2005-01-01

    We provide empirical tests of the hypothesis that there were ‘superstars’ in the U.S. popular music industry between 1955 and 2003. Using different measures of artists’ successes, we reject a particular version of the superstar hypothesis. This contradicts earlier findings and indicates the sensitivity of the conclusions to the choice of ‘stardom’ measure.

  6. Towards an Epistemology of Authenticity in Higher Popular Music Education

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    Parkinson, Tom; Smith, Gareth Dylan

    2015-01-01

    Popular music education is becoming firmly established as an academic field, in the UK and internationally. In order to help ensure that scholarship and practice within the field develop in reflexive and ethical ways appropriate to particular traditions, musics, people and institutional contexts, the authors advocate a discursive and iterative…

  7. An Experiment in Radiophonic Education: Accion Cultural Popular.

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    Masoner, Liliana Muhlmann de; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Describes the findings of a Florida State University evaluation of Colombia's Accion Cultural Popular (ACPO) program for nonformal adult education. ACPO promotes rural development and literacy through educational radio broadcasts which are linked to local monitors, textbooks, a weekly newspaper, and other support services. (AM)

  8. Full Text Psychology Journals Available from Popular Library Databases

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    Joswick, Kathleen E.

    2006-01-01

    The author identified 433 core journals in psychology and investigated their full text availability in popular databases. While 62 percent of the studied journals were available in at least one database, access from individual databases ranged from 1.4 percent to 38.1 percent of the titles. The full text of influential psychology journals is not…

  9. Teknoland - popular science park with solar energy exhibits

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    Broman, Lars

    2000-01-01

    The new Popular Science Park TEKNOLAND in Falun contains a number of interactive solar energy exhibits, including The Solar Heated Chess Board, The Solar Electric Playhouse, The Sudanese Solar Oven, and Solar Collector Optics. The TeknoTrix tutored children activities include solar thermal activities. Some related interactive exhibits are planned to be included during the summer and during coming years.

  10. Solar energy exhibits at the popular science park Teknoland

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    Broman, Lars

    2000-01-01

    The new Popular Science Park TEKNOLAND in Falun contains a number of interactive solar energy exhibits, including The Solar Heated Chess Board, The Solar Electric Playhouse, The Sudanese Solar Oven, and Solar Collector Optics. The TeknoTrix tutored children activities include solar thermal activities. Some related interactive exhibits are planned to be included during the summer and during coming years.

  11. Between the Popular and the Mass. Approaches to Contemporary Press

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is an attempt to make a necessary introduction through the systematization of clasical readings that make to history and debates on the modern press in the swing of the definitions on the popular and the massive culture.

  12. English 177: Literature and Popular Culture, The Graphic Novel

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    Misemer, Leah

    2015-01-01

    This section of English 177: Literature and Popular Culture, The Graphic Novel was designed to teach students to "make compelling arguments about and in various media" and to produce a "professional-like final product that represents their work to the world at large." While twice weekly lectures by Professor Robin Valenza…

  13. Queer Girls and Popular Culture: Reading, Resisting, and Creating Media

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    Blackburn, Mollie V.

    2010-01-01

    This article reviews Driver's monograph, "Queer Girls and Popular Culture: Reading, Resisting, and Creating Media," reporting on queer girls' active engagement with television characters, films, lesbian magazines, online communities, and music. She explores the consequences of their engagements with these media on their lives and their…

  14. Popular Culture, the "Victim" Trope and Queer Youth Analytics

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    Marshall, Daniel

    2010-01-01

    This article offers a joint reading of two cultural texts that reflect the contest over victim-oriented characterizations of queer youth in contemporary culture. The first text is a representation of queer youth taken from the popular UK television series "Shameless" (2004). The second text is an online discussion about representations of gay and…

  15. Revisioning Premodern Fine Art as Popular Visual Culture

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    Duncum, Paul

    2014-01-01

    Employing the concept of a rhetoric of emotions, European Premodern fine art is revisioned as popular culture. From ancient times, the rhetoric of emotion was one of the principle concepts informing the theory and practice of all forms of European cultural production, including the visual arts, until it was gradually displaced during the 1700s and…

  16. Reading Relationships: Parents, Adolescents, and Popular Fiction by Stephen King.

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    Chandler, Kelly

    1999-01-01

    Describes a collective case study of 12 high school juniors who identified themselves as avid readers of popular fiction. Finds strong reading relationships between parents and high school students. Describes the different roles that parents played in their adolescent children's reading lives. Looks at implications for secondary English classrooms…

  17. All Sexed Up: a resposta de mulheres lésbicas negras jovens ao sexo (mais seguro em Johannesburg, África do Sul All Sexed Up: young black lesbian women's responses to safe(r sex in Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Zethu Matebeni

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A saúde sexual de mulheres lésbicas não é um tema frequentemente discutido em nossas sociedades. As questões de saúde da mulher são classificadas sob uma única categoria abrangente e excluem algumas das preocupações específicas de mulheres lésbicas, que, em geral, não têm o mesmo comportamento em relação à saúde que as mulheres heterossexuais. Esta tendência se deve a uma série de razões, entre as quais: falta de conhecimento sobre saúde e risco sexuais lésbicos, medo de estigmatização pelos prestadores de serviço e o processo de "se assumir" (coming out para esses profissionais, que além de desconhecido, é, algumas vezes, hostil. Além disso, a pouca pesquisa sobre lésbicas e saúde lésbica na África do Sul torna difícil para as mulheres que assim se autoclassificam saberem que questões de saúde sexual as afetam especificamente, bem como onde e de que forma lidar com certos problemas. Existe uma percepção equivocada e generalizada de que questões de sexo seguro não afetam mulheres lésbicas tanto quanto mulheres heterossexuais. O artigo apresenta as visões de um grupo de mulheres de 18 a 35 anos que se autoidentificam como lésbicas na África de Sul. Por meio de questionários autoaplicados e discussões, essas mulheres partilham suas experiências e pensamentos sobre sexo lésbico (seguro e como elas têm-se relacionado e continuam a se relacionar sexualmente com outras mulheres no momento de HIV e Aids.Lesbian women's health and sexual health is a theme not generally discussed in our societies. Women's' health issues are generally classified under one umbrella, and exclude some of the concerns specific to lesbian women. Lesbian women in general do not have the same health-seeking behaviours as heterosexual women. This is due to a number of reasons including: lack of knowledge about lesbian sexual health and sexual risk, fear of stigmatization by service providers, and the "coming out" process to

  18. THE REFLECTIONS OF POPULAR CULTURE IN POSTER DESIGN

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    Full Text Available Poster is a product of graphic prepared for ıntorducing a culture or goods; or tranmitting a message. We can come across a poster almost in anywhere. As a product of graphic, a poster hav found its own place in many art movements and that’s why one should have the same concern for it as for others in the aspects of design and artistic view. The most important target of a commercial or advertisement is to reach the exact target audience at the exact time. Poster from its very begining, has became an area that needs a speciality in appliyng. Poster design aims to leave the neccessary effect whether by introducing the idea/product or by directing the target audience to the idea/ product. It is for sure that while moving the target audience to the aimed idea/ product, it is more easily-remembered using the popular cultural ıbjects which have a profound effect on the target audıence. Popular culture is mass culture. It is aimed to move the massive population by using the popular people, products and etc. In fact popular culture is a society to burden the creatvity and prodcution. It also a reason to resemble the society each other and it is a unit of constant changing. It is a consumption society in another saying. It supports consumption. In poster designs, it can be seen that designs are done under the effect of these popular culture. It is via this poiciy that consumers are directed to the target message or product.

  19. Challenging homophobia in schools: policies and programs for safe school climates Desafiando a homofobia nas escolas: políticas e programas para climas escolares seguros

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    Stephen T. Russell

    2011-04-01

    ésbicas gays, bissexuais e transgêneros (LGBT. Este trabalho deixa claro que a escola e as culturas jovens contemporâneas são caracterizadas por normas rígidas de gênero e sexualidade (incluindo a homofobia e expectativas a respeito da masculinidade, feminilidade e heterossexualidade; sendo que o bem estar de estudantes que não se conformam ou desafiam estas normas é muitas vezes prejudicado. Em anos recentes o foco de análise deslocou-se da situação de cada aluno para o reconhecimento de que o contexto e clima escolares precisam ser entendidos melhor para prevenir o bullying motivado por algum viés e promover a segurança na escola e o bem estar dos estudantes. Durante a última década diversos estudos identificaram políticas, programas e práticas educacionais específicas que promovem climas escolares seguros. Neste artigo reviso o que se sabe sobre políticas e programas que promovem a segurança para estudantes LGBT bem como para estudantes heterossexuais nas escolas. Um corpo crescente de trabalhos indica que as seguintes estratégias estão associadas com climas escolares mais seguros para estudantes LGBT: regulamento detalhado de não-discriminação e anti-bullying; intervenção dos professores quando o assédio ocorre; disponibilidade de informação e apoio sobre questões LGBT para os estudantes; presença de grupos de apoio ou clubes com base na escola (frequentemente denominados "alianças gay-hétero"; e inclusão curricular de pessoas e questões LGBT. No contexto desta pesquisa, discuto vários temas chave a serem considerados por educadores, legisladores e acadêmicos.

  20. El trabajo nocturno y sus implicaciones en la salud de médicos, enfermeras y oficiales de seguridad de los hospitales de la Caja Costaricense del Seguro Social en Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analiza la jornada laboral nocturna y las implicaciones que ésta tiene en la salud de los trabajadores de una institución que por sus características requiere atención las 24 horas, los siete días a la semana, como lo es la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. Para ello se escogió una muestra de médicos, enfermeras y oficiales de seguridad y se les interrogó acerca de las enfermedades que padecían, para tratar de establecer su relación con la jornada nocturna.This paper analyzes the night work and its implications on the health of workers in an institution which by its nature requires 24-hour care, seven days a week, as is La Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social. For this, it was chosen a sample of doctors, nurses and security officers and they were questioned about illnesses they had, to try to establish its relationship with the night shift.

  1. El "aguante": una identidad corporal y popular El "Aguante": A Popular And Corporal Identity

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    Pablo Alabarces

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo reconstruimos los usos y representaciones corporales de los integrantes de una "hinchada" del fútbol, analizando la articulación que los hinchas realizan entre ideales de cuerpo, modelos masculinos y prácticas de enfrentamiento corporal. Articulación que tiene como resultado la conformación de un particular sentido de comunidad constituido en y a través de la experiencia corporal. Es el cuerpo, luchando contra rivales y compañeros, la herramienta que asegura la identificación con el grupo de pares; es la acción, la práctica, el elemento que delimita el ingreso al grupo. De esta forma, analizamos la existencia de identificaciones y la construcción de colectivos que se centran en las prácticas y en las acciones. Los discursos identitarios, que crean y recrean "otros" y "nosotros", tienen diferentes dimensiones: narrativas, gestuales, corporales, escritas, etc. A través de las formas expresivas de los miembros de una "hinchada" de fútbol, proponemos analizar cómo algunos grupos sociales priorizan en lo corporal y sus experiencias la conformación de modelos identitarios.In this paper, the uses and representations of bodies in a football hinchada (fan base is analyzed on the basis of the articulation that those supporters make between body ideals, male models, and practices of bodily confrontation. This articulation results in the construction of a particular sense of community based on and through bodily experience. The body itself, fighting against rivals and friends, is the tool that allows identification with a group of peers; the action, the practice, is the element that defines the group's membership. The existence of identifications and the construction of collectives that are centered on practices and actions are thus analyzed. The discourses of identity that create and re-create "others" and "us" have different dimensions: narrative, gestural, bodily, and written (among others. The expressive forms of a group

  2. Life Expectancy and Cause of Death in Popular Musicians: Is the Popular Musician Lifestyle the Road to Ruin?

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    Kenny, Dianna T; Asher, Anthony

    2016-03-01

    Does a combination of lifestyle pressures and personality, as reflected in genre, lead to the early death of popular musicians? We explored overall mortality, cause of death, and changes in patterns of death over time and by music genre membership in popular musicians who died between 1950 and 2014. The death records of 13,195 popular musicians were coded for age and year of death, cause of death, gender, and music genre. Musician death statistics were compared with age-matched deaths in the US population using actuarial methods. Although the common perception is of a glamorous, free-wheeling lifestyle for this occupational group, the figures tell a very different story. Results showed that popular musicians have shortened life expectancy compared with comparable general populations. Results showed excess mortality from violent deaths (suicide, homicide, accidental death, including vehicular deaths and drug overdoses) and liver disease for each age group studied compared with population mortality patterns. These excess deaths were highest for the under-25-year age group and reduced chronologically thereafter. Overall mortality rates were twice as high compared with the population when averaged over the whole age range. Mortality impacts differed by music genre. In particular, excess suicides and liver-related disease were observed in country, metal, and rock musicians; excess homicides were observed in 6 of the 14 genres, in particular hip hop and rap musicians. For accidental death, actual deaths significantly exceeded expected deaths for country, folk, jazz, metal, pop, punk, and rock. PMID:26966963

  3. AL Amyloidosis

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    Desport Estelle

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Definition of the disease AL amyloidosis results from extra-cellular deposition of fibril-forming monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig light chains (LC (most commonly of lambda isotype usually secreted by a small plasma cell clone. Most patients have evidence of isolated monoclonal gammopathy or smoldering myeloma, and the occurrence of AL amyloidosis in patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma or other B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders is unusual. The key event in the development of AL amyloidosis is the change in the secondary or tertiary structure of an abnormal monoclonal LC, which results in instable conformation. This conformational change is responsible for abnormal folding of the LC, rich in β leaves, which assemble into monomers that stack together to form amyloid fibrils. Epidemiology AL amyloidosis is the most common type of systemic amyloidois in developed countries with an estimated incidence of 9 cases/million inhabitant/year. The average age of diagnosed patients is 65 years and less than 10% of patients are under 50. Clinical description The clinical presentation is protean, because of the wide number of tissues or organs that may be affected. The most common presenting symptoms are asthenia and dyspnoea, which are poorly specific and may account for delayed diagnosis. Renal manifestations are the most frequent, affecting two thirds of patients at presentation. They are characterized by heavy proteinuria, with nephrotic syndrome and impaired renal function in half of the patients. Heart involvement, which is present at diagnosis in more than 50% of patients, leading to restrictive cardiopathy, is the most serious complication and engages prognosis. Diagnostic methods The diagnosis relies on pathological examination of an involved site showing Congo red-positive amyloid deposits, with typical apple-green birefringence under polarized light, that stain positive with an anti-LC antibody by immunohistochemistry and

  4. Cultura popular e nacionalismo musical: uma discussão das ideias folcloristas sobre a música popular no Brasil * Popular culture and musical nationalism: a discussion of folklorists ideas about popular music in Brazil

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Neste trabalho discutimos como a noção de cultura popular torna-se elemento central para os debates em torno do nacionalismo nas esferas cultural e artística. Exploraremos, mais especificamente, as ideias de Mário de Andrade sobre o nacionalismo musical, tendo em vista a importância dessas ideias e suas possíveis ressonâncias nas discussões acerca da música popular no Brasil durante o século XX. A busca por uma “essência do povo” que constituiria a base de uma nação é ponto de referência para esse debate. Essas ideias, surgidas na Europa, ainda no século XIX, ligadas ao movimento romântico e a atuação dos folcloristas, ganham força no Brasil principalmente a partir do século XX e irão permear inúmeros debates em momentos distintos da história republicana do país.Palavras-chave: Nacionalismo Musical – Mário de Andrade – Música Popular. Abstract: In this paper, we discuss how the idea of popular culture becomes central to debates about nationalism in culture and art. We will explore more specifically the ideas of Mário de Andrade on musical nationalism, regarding the importance of these ideas and their possible resonances in discussions of popular music in Brazil during the twentieth century. The search for a "people's essence" that form the basis of a nation is in the core of this debate. These ideas emerged in Europe in the nineteenth century and are connected to the Romantic movement and actions of folklorists and will bulk in Brazil mostly from the twentieth century, when they will be part of numerous debates in distinguished moments in the country’s history.Keywords: Musical Nationalism – Mário de Andrade – Popular Music.

  5. Bryan McCann. Hello, Hello Brazil. Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil. 1st printing 2004

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    Sergio Daniel Ospina

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available La música popular brasilera en relación con la configuración de la identidad nacional y la modernización del Estado brasilero es, en síntesis, el tema principal del texto escrito por el profesor McCann. Sin embargo, el autor aborda una amplia variedad de tems y asuntos históricos que, vinculados estrechamente con el desarrollo de la música popular brasilera en la primera mitad del siglo xx, permiten analizar global y coherentemente la constitución moderna de Brasil. En resumen, el texto constituye un relato consistente en torno a la convergencia de factores culturales, políticos, económicos, sociales y tecnológicos, entre otros, en el proceso de conformación de la idea de brasileridad, para lo cual la música popular y, con ella, la radio y la industria discográfica aparecen como un eje trasversal del análisis, un eje que es al mismo tiempo un agente dinamizante y un actor dinamizado. Se trata pues de una historia del Estado Novo de Brasil a través de la música o, dicho de otro modo, de una historia de la música popular brasilera a través de la historia de la transición de Brasil hacia la modernidad.

  6. Data on heavy metals and selected anions in the Persian popular herbal distillates.

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    Keshtkar, Mozhgan; Dobaradaran, Sina; Soleimani, Farshid; Karbasdehi, Vahid Noroozi; Mohammadi, Mohammad Javad; Mirahmadi, Roghayeh; Ghasemi, Fatemeh Faraji

    2016-09-01

    In this data article, we determined the concentration levels of heavy metals including Pb, Co, Cd, Mn, Mg, Fe and Cu as well as selected anions including [Formula: see text] , [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] in the most used and popular herbal distillates in Iran. It is well known that heavy metals may pose a serious health hazard due to their bioaccumulation throughout the trophic chain ("Heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Ni and Pb) content in two fish species of Persian Gulf in Bushehr Port, Iran" (Dobaradaran et al., 2013) [1]; "Comparative investigation of heavy metal, trace, and macro element contents in commercially valuable fish species harvested off from the Persian Gulf" (Abadi et al., 2015) [2]) as well as some other environmental pollutions, "Assessment of sediment quality based on acid-volatile sulfide and simultaneously extracted metals in heavily industrialized area of Asaluyeh, Persian Gulf: concentrations, spatial distributions, and sediment bioavailability/toxicity" (Arfaeinia et al., 2016) [3]. The concentration levels of heavy metals and anions in herbal distillates samples were determined using flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS, Varian AA240, Australia) and a spectrophotometer (M501 Single Beam Scanning UV/VIS, UK) respectively. PMID:27274526

  7. The evaluation of popular music in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands: a comparison of the use of high art and popular aesthetic criteria

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    A. van Venrooij; V. Schmutz

    2010-01-01

    Popular music has apparently gained much in status and artistic legitimacy. Some have argued that popular music criticism has assimilated the evaluative criteria traditionally associated with high art aesthetics to legitimate pop music as a serious art form, while others have claimed that popular mu

  8. La cultura popular anglofona en el curriculum del ingles a nivel superior (Popular Anglophone Culture in the English Curriculum at the College Level).

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    Zoreda, Margaret Lee

    This paper examines the rationale for introducing popular culture into college-level English-as-a-Second-Language instruction in Mexico, drawing on research and theory in second language instruction, and it offers specific suggestions for classroom presentation of popular cultural content. It is argued that content in popular culture can enhance…

  9. Listening to Audiences: A Brief Rationale and History of Audience Research in Popular Media Studies

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    Schiappa, Edward; Wessels, Emanuelle

    2007-01-01

    Popular media may be described as television, film, radio, and print media primarily offered for the purpose of entertainment. Such popular media have been the object of critical analysis for decades, both for academic scholars and popular pundits. Our focus is not on quantitative or experimental research concerning popular media effects, but…

  10. Feature Driven and Point Process Approaches for Popularity Prediction

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    Mishra, Swapnil; Xie, Lexing

    2016-01-01

    Predicting popularity, or the total volume of information outbreaks, is an important subproblem for understanding collective behavior in networks. Each of the two main types of recent approaches to the problem, feature-driven and generative models, have desired qualities and clear limitations. This paper bridges the gap between these solutions with a new hybrid approach and a new performance benchmark. We model each social cascade with a marked Hawkes self-exciting point process, and estimate the content virality, memory decay, and user influence. We then learn a predictive layer for popularity prediction using a collection of cascade history. To our surprise, Hawkes process with a predictive overlay outperform recent feature-driven and generative approaches on existing tweet data [43] and a new public benchmark on news tweets. We also found that a basic set of user features and event time summary statistics performs competitively in both classification and regression tasks, and that adding point process info...

  11. Can electoral popularity be predicted using socially generated big data?

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    Yasseri, Taha

    2013-01-01

    Today, our more-than-ever digital lives leave significant footprints in cyberspace. Large scale collections of these socially generated footprints, often known as big data, could help us to re-investigate different aspects of our social collective behaviour in a quantitative framework. In this contribution we discuss one such possibility: the monitoring and predicting of popularity dynamics of candidates and parties through the analysis of socially generated transactional data on the web during electoral campaigns. We focus on two data streams, Wikipedia page views and Google search queries, and discuss issues related to data collection, data cleaning, data analysis as well as the expressiveness and representativeness of the data; we also present popularity dynamics from real case examples of recent elections in three different countries.

  12. Japanese Martial Arts as Popular Culture: Teaching Opportunity and Challenge

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    Stephen Robert NAGY

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Japanese martial arts, here after Japanese budō, are popular cultural icons that are found in films, comics, video games and books. Teaching Japanese budō at university offers a novel way to teach about East Asian and in particular Japanese culture, history, and philosophy while including ideas about the globalization and the localization of culture. Question though remains as to how and what should we teach about the popular culture of Japanese budō at the university level? This paper found that a comprehensive approach to teaching about budō was effective. By using many kinds of materials and the incorporation of opportunities to experience budō and to try budō, students were better able to grasp the historical, cultural and religious characteristics of budō.

  13. Popular Geopolitics of Japan: Geopolitical Discourses of Anime

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    Marta Zorko

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Geopolitical discourses are an integral part of the contemporary geopolitics of each state. Driven by geopolitical traditions and imagination, they intercept and thus create all aspects of the discipline of critical geopolitics- the formal, practical and popular. The main area of our research is the discourse embedded in the popular geopolitics of a specific cultural product of Japan, anime. Anime are unique and thus suited for analysis for two reasons. The first is their specific, local production and global recognition. The second is their double coding. Although they are a product of the traditional geopolitical culture of Japan’s entertainment industry, they are able to create a contemporary geopolitical culture at the same time. Through an analysis of three anime series, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Earth Maiden Arjuna and Mobile Suit Gundam 00, we explore the geographic and geopolitical characteristics of Japan and their influence on the traditional, as well as the contemporary geopolitical discourses.

  14. Rewriting the Salem Witchcraft Trials in Contemporary Popular Literature

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    Marta María Gutiérrez Rodríguez

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The Salem Witchcraft Trials (1692 have received a lot of attention from history and literature, although there are very few critical analysis of how this historical event has entered the literary field. Many works of historical fiction – considered the most suitable literary genre to talk about an historical event - have used it in their storylines; however, popular genres such as romance, crime fiction, fantasy and science fiction have also shown an interest in this witch hunt. The main reason for this interest can be found in the lack of final conclusions as regards what really happened in Salem. The main objective of this paper is to show how what happened in Salem has entered contemporary popular fiction with the aim of showing the interest that it still arises and to vindicate the production of more critical works about the literary construction of one of the events that most dramatically has affected the configuration of the American mind.

  15. Construction and communication of meanings in popular music

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    Julián Céspedes Guevara

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Both musicology and the psychology of music have traditionally approached the construction and communication of musical meanings using a functionalist model of communication. The purpose of this research is to study these phenomena within the context of popular music, using a constructivist theoretical framework. Two songs from a funk-rock band and 2 songs from a jazz band were heard individually by 6 members of the bands and by 14 participants without formal musical training. The participants were asked to indicate the moments in which the music called their attention, and to elaborate on the meaning of each song. The findings were interpreted as evidence that musical meaning is not inherent to music, that popular music is not always perceived an expression of emotions, and that musical communication depends on the existence of shared symbolic referents by musicians and listeners. As a conclusion, a constructivist conceptual model of musical communication is proposed

  16. Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music

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    Serrà, Joan; Corral, Álvaro; Boguñá, Marián; Haro, Martín; Arcos, Josep Ll.

    2012-07-01

    Popular music is a key cultural expression that has captured listeners' attention for ages. Many of the structural regularities underlying musical discourse are yet to be discovered and, accordingly, their historical evolution remains formally unknown. Here we unveil a number of patterns and metrics characterizing the generic usage of primary musical facets such as pitch, timbre, and loudness in contemporary western popular music. Many of these patterns and metrics have been consistently stable for a period of more than fifty years. However, we prove important changes or trends related to the restriction of pitch transitions, the homogenization of the timbral palette, and the growing loudness levels. This suggests that our perception of the new would be rooted on these changing characteristics. Hence, an old tune could perfectly sound novel and fashionable, provided that it consisted of common harmonic progressions, changed the instrumentation, and increased the average loudness.

  17. Brand Popularity, Country Image and Market Share: An Empirical Study

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    Chung Koo kim; Jay Young Chung

    1997-01-01

    This study examines how brand popularity in conjunction with other marketing variables influences market share directly as well as indirectly by interacting with country-related intangible assets (or simply country image). The results of our empirical analysis show that a competitive analysis without the recognition of country image would be misleading. We found that country-specific intangible assets exist and that they significantly interact with marketing variables differently for U.S. and...

  18. Commercial and Sublime: Popular Astronomy Lectures in Nineteenth Century Britain

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    Huang, H-F

    2015-01-01

    This thesis discusses the practitioners, sites, curriculums, apparatus and audiences of popular astronomy lecturing in nineteenth-century Britain. Lecturers who were active approximately between 1820 and 1860 are the focus. This thesis emphasises popularisers who were not scientific elites, including C. H. Adams (1803-1871), George Bartley (c. 1782-1858), and D. F. Walker (1778-1865). Activities of private popularisers are compared with those in scientific establishments, such as the Royal In...

  19. Popular Culture Transcending National Borders and Genres in East Asia

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    Matsuda, Masako; Higashi, Nozomi

    2006-01-01

    Using highly advanced media technology, Asian cultural exchanges became very active since the latter half of the 1990s. Firstly, Japanese "trendy dramas" were favorably welcomed in Asia because they could show young people's problems in an Asian context against the background of a modernized city. These dramas have projected an image of Japan as an idealistically westernized country. Due to the popularity of Japanese culture such as manga, TV dramas, and movies, there seems to have risen a fe...

  20. Public Understanding of Science: Science PR and Popular Culture

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    Sava, Mircea

    2011-01-01

    The present social context has imposed on science an active communication behavior with the wide audience. The process of science communication has a strong stake of Public Relations as its foundation. It can be stated that the science communication activities have become instruments of a science promotion platform, and the paradigm of Public Relations and Popular Culture served as its model for development. Creating and maintaining a positive attitude of various audiences towards science and...

  1. The Cambrian Explosion of Popular 3D Printing

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    Juan Luis Chulilla Cano

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The unexpected appearance of 3D printing has caught many of technology analyst by surprise. In this paper we aim to provide a social context to the feedback loops that have generated this rapid evolution of technologies and skills involved in 3D printing, as well as and online communities related with 3D printing and the impact of this evolution on media an popular imaginary… and our near future.

  2. Conrad Hilton, Be My Guest and American Popular Culture

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    Fick, Annabella

    2016-01-01

    Hotels are popular settings in European and American literature. They fire readers’ imagination and many of them have a personal relationship to hotels. These institutions are not only alive in the realm of literature but are real existing buildings which have become fixed parts of modern society. Conrad Hilton (1887–1979), founder of the international hotel chain of the same name, was very aware of the glamorous aspects of his field of profession and published his experiences in the autobiog...

  3. A Sampling of Popular Books for Numeracy Readers

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    Michael T. Catalano

    2014-01-01

    Popular books on quantitative themes are seemingly more available than ever. In this book review, we look at five such books from a wide range of authors. Although the books are written for diverse audiences, all provide examples and discussion of concepts that could be used in courses with quantitative literacy objectives. The books are Guesstimation and Guesstimation 2.0 by Lawrence Weinstein and John A. Adam, and Weinstein, respectively; Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of...

  4. Mineral and phytate contents of some prepared popular Ghanaian foods

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    Annor, George Amponsah; Tano Debrah, Kwaku; Essen, Allen

    2016-01-01

    Prepared Ghanaian traditional foods, mostly consist of starchy staples such as yams (Dioscorea spp.), cassava (Manihot esculenta), millet (Pennisetum glaucum), maize (Zea mays) and rice (Oryza sativa) etc. These traditional foods are a main source of energy and macronutrients. Little or no information however exist on the mineral and phytate contents of prepared traditional Ghanaian foods. The mineral and phytate contents of twenty commonly eaten Ghanaian foods, prepared using popular recipes...

  5. Contemporary Nigerian Popular music: A Menace to National Development

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    Ogunrinade D O A

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available There is no gainsaying that most of the recent forms of contemporary popular music produced, packaged, made available for public consumption constitute grave danger and serious threat to moral uprightness in Nigerian society. This has exposed the Nigerian society to a wide variety of insecurity and violence. This is evident as seen from series of moral decadence and dissipation that infiltrated the lives of the citizenry - especially the youths (the leaders of tomorrow ranging from, sexual abuse, money mongering, indiscipline, examination malpractice and indecent dressing to mention but a few. Music is a powerful tool and a force for mobilization which brings about either reformation or deformation of character due to the type of rhythm, melody, harmony and principally the lyrics of the songs. This paper examines the new trend of contemporary popular music in Nigeria with a view to assess its negative and pessimistic impacts on the character molding of the citizenry in Nigerian society. Live performances of contemporary popular music were observed and audio and video tape materials relating to the said music were also analyzed based on their educational  and moral values of such songs. It was  discovered that contemporary popular music as we have it today in Nigeria communicates vulgarity and coarseness to the listeners and this poses a lot of negative effects on the attitude of the youths. Musicians employ indecent words to attract the youth thus creating negative influence on the character of the leaders of tomorrow (the youth to engage in various   debauchery.  The paper therefore, suggested that relevant agencies should be put in place to ensure that apart from entertainment, music should convey positive character building messages rather than music that egg on and motivate illicit acts. Likewise, musicians should compose songs in the spirit of societal reformation so as to impact moral virtues on the younger generation  thus

  6. Advertising and Post-Decembrist Popular Culture in Romania

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    Mădălina MORARU (BUGA)

    2010-01-01

    During the last 20 years, Romanian Advertising often paid attention to the popular culture features developed in Communism, because they are the ones that reflect consumers’ lifestyles, profiles and values still alive in our society. It is captivating to notice how many brands took advantages from this return (the eternal coming back to the past) and how varied the creative strategies of some commercials could be. Some interesting categories of products, which describe the old epoch very well...

  7. The Cambrian Explosion of Popular 3D Printing

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    Juan Luis Chulilla Cano

    2011-01-01

    The unexpected appearance of 3D printing has caught many of technology analyst by surprise. In this paper we aim to provide a social context to the feedback loops that have generated this rapid evolution of technologies and skills involved in 3D printing, as well as and online communities related with 3D printing and the impact of this evolution on media an popular imaginary… and our near future.

  8. The evolution of popular music: USA 1960–2010

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    Mauch, Matthias; MacCallum, Robert M.; Levy, Mark; Leroi, Armand M.

    2015-01-01

    In modern societies, cultural change seems ceaseless. The flux of fashion is especially obvious for popular music. While much has been written about the origin and evolution of pop, most claims about its history are anecdotal rather than scientific in nature. To rectify this, we investigate the US Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 2010. Using music information retrieval and text-mining tools, we analyse the musical properties of approximately 17 000 recordings that appeared in the charts and...

  9. Mobile Cloud Forensics: An Analysis of Seven Popular Android Apps

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    Martini, Ben; Do, Quang; Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond

    2015-01-01

    Using the evidence collection and analysis methodology for Android devices proposed by Martini, Do and Choo, we examined and analyzed seven popular Android cloud-based apps. Firstly, we analyzed each app in order to see what information could be obtained from their private app storage and SD card directories. We collated the information and used it to aid our investigation of each app database files and AccountManager data. To complete our understanding of the forensic artefacts stored by app...

  10. Construction and communication of meanings in popular music

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    Julián Céspedes Guevara

    2010-01-01

    Both musicology and the psychology of music have traditionally approached the construction and communication of musical meanings using a functionalist model of communication. The purpose of this research is to study these phenomena within the context of popular music, using a constructivist theoretical framework. Two songs from a funk-rock band and 2 songs from a jazz band were heard individually by 6 members of the bands and by 14 participants without formal musical training. The participant...

  11. Frye and the Opposition Between Popular Literature and Bestsellers

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    Graham, Brian Russell

    2013-01-01

    Northrop Frye’s view of “bestseller” literature forms the focus of this article. The legacy of postmodernism entailed the demise of the division between high and low cultural products. However, this did not solve the problem concerning the value of a given work. Frye offers a different model. While...... Frye defends popular literature proper, he has general reservations about commercial bestsellers, and his choice of concepts represents an interesting contribution to the current discussion....

  12. Disk storage management for LHCb based on Data Popularity estimator

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    Hushchyn, Mikhail; Charpentier, Philippe; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

    2015-12-01

    This paper presents an algorithm providing recommendations for optimizing the LHCb data storage. The LHCb data storage system is a hybrid system. All datasets are kept as archives on magnetic tapes. The most popular datasets are kept on disks. The algorithm takes the dataset usage history and metadata (size, type, configuration etc.) to generate a recommendation report. This article presents how we use machine learning algorithms to predict future data popularity. Using these predictions it is possible to estimate which datasets should be removed from disk. We use regression algorithms and time series analysis to find the optimal number of replicas for datasets that are kept on disk. Based on the data popularity and the number of replicas optimization, the algorithm minimizes a loss function to find the optimal data distribution. The loss function represents all requirements for data distribution in the data storage system. We demonstrate how our algorithm helps to save disk space and to reduce waiting times for jobs using this data.

  13. Popularizing Natural Sciences by Means of Scientific Fair

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    Martin Cápay

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Science popularization is demanding from the financial as well as the time point of view. It is necessary to find the premises that would be easily available to general public. Another important step is to promote the event so that it would attract the audience. The preparation of scientific experiments itself also requires some financial resources. If we want to take advantage of these resources in the most useful and effective way, we have to find answers to the question: “What, where and how do we want to popularise?” In the paper, we describe one-day project aimed to popularization of scientific fields carried out by eight departments of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. The project was named Scientific Fair – Science you can see, hear and experience. Its main goal was to present seven scientific fields - Physics, Informatics, Mathematics, Geography, Ecology, Chemistry and Biology. Popularization was carried out as experimental interactive activities unveiling the undisclosed corners of science. Their aim was to inspire the audience, arouse their interest in science and motivate the participants to cognitive activities. We introduce the idea of the project in detail concentrating mainly on informatics realized by the Department of Informatics.

  14. Popularity Prediction Tool for ATLAS Distributed Data Management

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    This paper describes a popularity prediction tool for data-intensive data management systems, such as ATLAS distributed data management (DDM). It is fed by the DDM popularity system, which produces historical reports about ATLAS data usage, providing information about files, datasets, users and sites where data was accessed. The tool described in this contribution uses this historical information to make a prediction about the future popularity of data. It finds trends in the usage of data using a set of neural networks and a set of input parameters and predicts the number of accesses in the near term future. This information can then be used in a second step to improve the distribution of replicas at sites, taking into account the cost of creating new replicas (bandwidth and load on the storage system) compared to gain of having new ones (faster access of data for analysis). To evaluate the benefit of the redistribution a grid simulator is introduced that is able replay real workload on different data distri...

  15. Popularity Prediction Tool for ATLAS Distributed Data Management

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    Beermann, T; The ATLAS collaboration; Stewart, G; Lassnig, M; Garonne, V; Barisits, M; Vigne, R; Serfon, C; Goossens, L; Nairz, A; Molfetas, A

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes a popularity prediction tool for data-intensive data management systems, such as ATLAS distributed data management (DDM). It is fed by the DDM popularity system, which produces historical reports about ATLAS data usage, providing information about files, datasets, users and sites where data was accessed. The tool described in this contribution uses this historical information to make a prediction about the future popularity of data. It finds trends in the usage of data using a set of neural networks and a set of input parameters and predicts the number of accesses in the near term future. This information can then be used in a second step to improve the distribution of replicas at sites, taking into account the cost of creating new replicas (bandwidth and load on the storage system) compared to gain of having new ones (faster access of data for analysis). To evaluate the benefit of the redistribution a grid simulator is introduced that is able replay real workload on different data distri...

  16. Teacher popularity and contrast effects in a classroom token economy.

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    Kistner, J; Hammer, D; Wolfe, D; Rothblum, E; Drabman, R S

    1982-01-01

    There is a common fear that the use of a token economy in one classroom might harm pupil performance in situations where the contingencies are not in effect. This study investigated potential contrast effects on measures of children's productivity and attitudes toward teachers. Six children with reading deficits participated. A multiple baseline design was used to assess the effects of a token economy which was systematically introduced across three teachers. Dependent measures included two rating forms of teacher popularity and work rate on a programmed reading series. The results indicated that the token system was effective in increasing the children's productivity and that no consistent behavioral contrast effects occurred. Furthermore, children's attitudes toward teachers did not appear to be influenced by the token economy until only one teacher was not delivering tokens. At this point, her popularity declined until she also delivered tokens. The token economy manipulation appeared to have a specific, desirable effect on the targeted behavior (i.e., work rate) and had minimal negative or positive "side effects" on teacher popularity. PMID:7096232

  17. People and the Popular, Culture and the Cultural

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    Paola Pugliatti

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available ‘Popular’, ‘culture’ and ‘folk’ are discussed by Raymond Williams as highly charged keywords: semantically, historically and from the point of view of the various areas of research which have adopted them in their denominations. The elusive character of these terms is reflected in the many problems we encounter when exploring the field of popular culture studies. In particular, since the 1980s, neo-Marxist cultural studies historians have claimed the label of ‘popular culture’ for the sole study of post-industrial commercial phenomena. This exclusive identification and the comparative disregard of research on pre-industrial popular cultures has become a doxa in the so called ‘cultural studies approach’ and has also affected the field of Shakespearean studies, where ‘popular’ is almost exclusively connected with the ‘afterlife’ of Shakespeare’s plays and their appropriation by the modern media. This article discusses what has been considered an ‘elision of the past’ performed in many recent studies, at the same time suggesting that socio-historical research on the pre-industrial and pre-commercial culture of ‘the people’ implies the reading of entirely different ‘texts’ and their different mode of transmission than the study of modern and late modern manifestations of ‘popular’ commercial products and their reception; and that, therefore, it requires the adoption of entirely different paradigms and methods of analysis.

  18. Teacher popularity and contrast effects in a classroom token economy.

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    Kistner, J; Hammer, D; Wolfe, D; Rothblum, E; Drabman, R S

    1982-01-01

    There is a common fear that the use of a token economy in one classroom might harm pupil performance in situations where the contingencies are not in effect. This study investigated potential contrast effects on measures of children's productivity and attitudes toward teachers. Six children with reading deficits participated. A multiple baseline design was used to assess the effects of a token economy which was systematically introduced across three teachers. Dependent measures included two rating forms of teacher popularity and work rate on a programmed reading series. The results indicated that the token system was effective in increasing the children's productivity and that no consistent behavioral contrast effects occurred. Furthermore, children's attitudes toward teachers did not appear to be influenced by the token economy until only one teacher was not delivering tokens. At this point, her popularity declined until she also delivered tokens. The token economy manipulation appeared to have a specific, desirable effect on the targeted behavior (i.e., work rate) and had minimal negative or positive "side effects" on teacher popularity.

  19. Movimientos sociales populares a partir de la lectura crítica de los contenidos televisivos

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    Souza, Maria Antônia de; Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo, Iolanda

    2005-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es reflexionar sobre los contenidos televisivos que hacen referencia a los movimientos populares en Brasil, a partir de una lectura crítica de la TV. Se dará destaque al Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra (MST), en función de su fuerte presencia en la sociedad brasileña, desde la década de 1980. A partir de la década de 1990, el MST «ha conquistado» espacio en las páginas de los principales periódicos brasileños, así como de las redes de tel...

  20. Plantas medicinais de uso popular em Boa Vista, Roraima, Brasil Medicinal plants of popular use in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil

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    Francisco Joaci F. Luz

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Boa Vista, capital do Estado de Roraima é composta de uma população muito heterogênea, compreendida por nordestinos, sulistas e amazônidas, que apresentam o hábito da utilização de plantas medicinais em suas manifestações culturais e costumes. Apesar do uso freqüente, as plantas medicinais apresentam cultivo muito incipiente, restringindo-se a canteiros de fundo de quintal e ao cultivo de subsistência em pequenas hortas comerciais. Este trabalho objetivou levantar e identificar as plantas medicinais de uso popular utilizadas em Boa Vista, por meio de informações obtidas com raizeiros, produtores de hortaliças e participantes em curso de plantas medicinais realizado pela Prefeitura Municipal. O trabalho foi realizado de janeiro de 1995 a abril de 1997, e constou de levantamento de informações sobre as plantas e seus usos, coleta de material e sua identificação botânica. Foram identificadas 60 famílias, das quais 8 espécies foram caracterizadas a nível de gênero e 105 a nível de espécie. Dentre as plantas medicinais citadas, foram relacionadas 14 hortaliças, 19 fruteiras, 9 consideradas plantas daninhas, 4 de lavoura, 26 de uso medicinal introduzidas de outras regiões e 41 de ocorrência natural em Roraima. A combinação de plantas medicinais nativas e exóticas, hortaliças, fruteiras e outras plantas cultivadas, no elenco das plantas medicamentosas de uso popular em Boa Vista caracteriza a diversidade de costumes e cultura próprios de uma população de origens diversas, refletindo a riqueza e o potencial do conhecimento popular na solução dos problemas de saúde da população local.Boa Vista is located in the North of Amazonia, Brazil. The population of Boa Vista is heterogeneous, composed of Northeastern, Southern and Amazonian people. It has a strong tradition of using plants in popular medicine. This work aims to identify medicinal plants of popular use in Boa Vista, through information obtained from

  1. La metodología de taller en los procesos de educación popular

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    Agustín Cano

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La educación popular, a través de sus diferentes trayectorias y experiencias, ha generado, resignificado y recreado un rico acervo metodológico para el trabajo educativo y organizativo con comunidades, organizaciones y sujetos colectivos. Metodologías y técnicas de diverso origen disciplinario y experiencial, que conforman un fecundo cuerpo instrumental para los procesos educativos, la planificación participativa, la sistematización de experiencias, la evaluación y el monitoreo, entre otras acciones. Concebidas junto a las perspectivas teóricas y políticas que le dan sentido, la formación y reflexión sobre las metodologías de educación popular guardan una importancia fundamental para la posibilidad de una praxis transformadora. Si, en cambio, se las disocia de la reflexión teórica y la orientación estratégica, las metodologías se confunden con las técnicas y éstas pasan a ser un fin en sí mismo, en una suerte de tacticismo sin pertinencia estratégica y sin potencial transformador. Sucede con el término “taller” que en ocasiones se lo utiliza de muy variados modos, en diversos contextos, y para nominar cosas muy diferentes entre sí. También al interior de la educación popular se suele llamar “taller” a reuniones de características muy diferentes entre sí. En el presente trabajo se aborda la definición, componentes, momentos y modos de realización de la metodología de taller en los procesos de educación popular, partiendo de ubicar el tema en el marco de una reflexión metodológica general en sus dimensiones teóricas, políticas y éticas

  2. Derecho para economistas principiantes : problema de coordinación, planificación y evaluación de la asignatura "Introducción al Derecho" en los nuevos grados de la Facultad de Económicas y Empresariales.

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    Villarejo Galende, Helena; Calonge Velázquez, Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Producción Científica Nuestro proyecto de innovación docente se aplicó a la asignatura de “Introducción al Derecho” impartida por primera vez en los nuevos Grados de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ADE), Economía (ECO), Marketing e Investigación de Mercados (MIM) y Finanzas, Banca y Seguros (FBS). Se elaboraron cuadernillos de materiales didácticos que fueron puestos a disposición de los alumnos al comienzo del curso, cuyo contenido era el siguiente: 1) Presentaci...

  3. Artes de musicar e de improvisar na cultura popular The arts of composition and improvisation in popular culture

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    José Machado Pais

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo explora bases de sustentabilidade do valor patrimonial das chamadas culturas marginais, tomando como referente empírico as artes de musicar e de improvisar. aos preconceitos que associam a cultura popular à frivolidade se contrapõem evidências da sua criatividade. para isso, comparam-se tendências e influências musicais de um e outro lado do atlântico (portugal e brasil, na base de uma matriz partilhada de repentes e improvisações. os exemplos do fado e do samba são usados para ilustrar as variações simbólicas, no decurso do tempo, das produções culturais: dos antros de marginalidade podem emergir ícones de nacionalidade. em seguida, em um estudo de caso envolvendo jovens portugueses afrodescendentes, sem motivação extrínseca ou intrínseca para as aprendizagens do ensino formal, mostram-se reais possibilidades de emancipação através da música e da dança. finalmente, equaciona-se a possibilidade de a educação, dada a sua aposta no conhecimento, poder constituir uma importante plataforma de reconhecimento do valor patrimonial das culturas populares.The arts of composition and improvisation in popular culture. this article explores the bases of sustainability of the patrimonial value of the so-called marginal cultures, taking the arts of composition and improvisation as its empirical referent. the prejudices associating popular culture to shallowness are opposed by the evidences of its creativity. thus, the musical trends and influences on both sides of the atlantic (portugal and brazil are compared based on a shared matrix of repente melodies and improvisations. the examples of fado and samba are used to illustrate the symbolic variations of cultural production throughout the time: nationality icons may emerge from dens of marginality. subsequently, in a case study involving young portuguese afro-descendants who have no extrinsic or intrinsic motivation to take part in formal school learning, real possibilities

  4. POPULAR CULTURE IN TURKISH/TÜRKÇE POPÜLER KÜLTÜR

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    Erol SAKALLI

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Popular culture could be defined as the opposite of opera, theatre, classical music or literature, which are regarded as high culture. Popular, basically, means the one belonging to public, however, the meaning of the word has changed and the word has come to mean the one that the public enjoys and loves. To some, on the other hand, popular culture is something imposed to peoples to create monotype people and markets within the globalization. What I have in my mind as to popular culture in this study is that almost everybody in the world has begun to forget about their national and traditional way of life and started to lead a similar life everywhere. Therefore, if we act with the terms of popular culture, that is, if we can make our own culture popular, then we may protect our own culture, make our language a world language and materialize the ideal of Gaspıralı, “unity in language, idea and work”. Popüler kültür, yüksek kültür denilen opera, tiyatro, klasik müzik ya da klasik edebiyatın karşıtı olarak tanımlanabilir. Popüler kelimesi en temel anlamıyla halka ait olandır ancak kelime anlamı daha genişlemiş ve bugün halkın sevdiği anlamında kullanılmaya başlanmıştır. Bazılarına göre de popüler kültür halkın sevdiğinden ziyade halka kabul ettirilmeye çalışılan ve küreselleşme adı verilen yapıda pazar yaratmak için oluşturulmuş bir olgudur. Fakat bizim bu olgudan anladığımız ise tüm dünya üzerindeki insanların kendi milli kültürlerini unutarak genel itibarıyla onlara sunulanı beğenmeleri, bundan zevk almaları ve ona göre davranmalarıdır. Pek çok alanda artık sürekli karşımıza çıkan ve neredeyse tüm dünyada tek ve ortak bir zevk meydana getiren popüler kültür, maalesef milli değerlerin unutulmasına sebep olmaktadır. Yapılması gereken ise popüler kültürü kendi milli kültürümüzü korumak, Türkçemizi dünya dili haline getirmek ve Gaspıralı’nın y

  5. Symposium 1: Challenges in science education and popularization of Science

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    Ildeo de Castro Moreira

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Science education and popularization of science are important elements for social inclusion. The Brazil exhibits strong inequalities regarding the distribution of wealth, access to cultural assets and appropriation of scientific and technological knowledge. Each Brazilian should have the opportunity to acquire a basic knowledge of science and its operation that allow them to understand their environment and expand their professional opportunities. However, the overall performance of Brazilian students in science and math is bad. The basic science education has, most often, few resources and is discouraging, with little appreciation of experimentation, interdisciplinarity and creativity. Beside the shortage of science teachers, especially teachers with good formation, predominate poor wage and working conditions, and deficiencies in instructional materials and laboratories. If there was a significant expansion in access to basic education, the challenge remains to improve their quality. According to the last National Conference of STI, there is need of a profound educational reform at all levels, in particular with regard to science education. Already, the popularization of science can be an important tool for the construction of scientific culture and refinement of the formal teaching instrument. However, we still lack a comprehensive and adequate public policy to her intended. Clearly, in recent decades, an increase in scientific publication occurred: creating science centers and museums; greater media presence; use of the internet and social networks; outreach events, such as the National Week of CT. But the scenario is shown still fragile and limited to broad swathes of Brazilians without access to scientific education and qualified information on CT. In this presentation, from a general diagnosis of the situation, some of the main challenges related to education and popularization of science in the country will address herself.

  6. Entre miasmas y microbios: la vivienda popular higienizada

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    Sandra Caponi

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Analizando la influencia del primer pasteurianismo en los discursos y las prácticas sanitarias, en este trabajo discuto la tesis que postula una oposición entre la higiene pre y post pasteuriana. Centrando mi análisis en las estrategias sanitarias encaminadas a controlar la vivienda popular que fueron propuestas por higienistas de Brasil y Argentina, muestro las rupturas y las continuidades entre la higiene clásica y aquélla que se reorganizó a partir de la microbiología.

  7. Popularization of groundnut varieties through BARC-UASD collaboration

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    To boost the productivity of groundnut, farmers need to have an access to improved seeds of the right variety, at the right time, at the right place, at an affordable price. The awareness and benefits of the improved varieties and quality seeds of groundnut was carried out by carefully planned co-ordinated educational systems such as field trials, demonstrations, field days, training farmers, interface meetings through the well established network of the University and mass media promotional tools. The BARC-UASD collaboration led to the popularization of BARC groundnut varieties like TAG-24, TG-26, TPG-41 and TDG-39 among the farming community of north Karnataka. (author)

  8. LA POESÍA POPULAR DE JENARO E. HERRERA

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    Manuel Marticorena-Quintanilla

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de este trabajo es determinar las creaciones poéticas populares escritas y publicadas por el Dr. Jenaro Ernesto Herrera Torres en las dos primeras décadas del siglo XX, establecer su estructura formal, temática y valorar su belleza literaria, considerando que fue el primer escritor e investigador orgánico de nuestra Amazonía que se dedicó a la valoración cultural de nuestra región.

  9. The Young Chekhov: Reader and Writer of Popular Realism

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    Brooks, Jeffrey

    2016-01-01

    The young Chekhov wrote popular fiction for cheap magazines and newspapers, and he also parodied successful genres such as the criminal novel. He was a voracious reader, who did not ignore the bestsellers of his day. The topics explored in this essay include the young Chekhov’s use of the techniques of the feuilleton novel and his efforts to sell his works in the highly competitive marketplace for genre fiction and humor. The essay also concerns Chekhov’s early evocation of some of the great ...

  10. Movilización popular por la salud en Bolivia

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    Javier Torres Goitia T.

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta la experiencia de una política de salud democrática y participativa que pudo aplicarse exitosamente en Bolivia simultáneamente con la recuperación de la democracia después de 18 años de gobiernos de facto y dictaduras militares. Esta experiencia estuvo inspirada en los conceptos emergentes de la medicina social y tuvo como base una forma de concebir la participación popular en salud muy diferente a la tradicional que busca que la población coopere con los servicios. Lo que la expe...

  11. Prevalence of micronutrient deficiency in popular diet plans

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    Calton Jayson B

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Research has shown micronutrient deficiency to be scientifically linked to a higher risk of overweight/obesity and other dangerous and debilitating diseases. With more than two-thirds of the U.S. population overweight or obese, and research showing that one-third are on a diet at any given time, a need existed to determine whether current popular diet plans could protect followers from micronutrient deficiency by providing the minimum levels of 27 micronutrients, as determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA Reference Daily Intake (RDI guidelines. Methods Suggested daily menus from four popular diet plans (Atkins for Life diet, The South Beach Diet, the DASH diet, the DASH diet were evaluated. Calorie and micronutrient content of each ingredient, in each meal, were determined by using food composition data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. The results were evaluated for sufficiency and total calories and deficient micronutrients were identified. The diet plans that did not meet 100% sufficiency by RDI guidelines for each of the 27 micronutrients were re-analyzed; (1 to identify a micronutrient sufficient calorie intake for all 27 micronutrients, and (2 to identify a second micronutrient sufficient calorie intake when consistently low or nonexistent micronutrients were removed from the sufficiency requirement. Results Analysis determined that each of the four popular diet plans failed to provide minimum RDI sufficiency for all 27 micronutrients analyzed. The four diet plans, on average, were found to be RDI sufficient in (11.75 ± 2.02; mean ± SEM of the analyzed 27 micronutrients and contain (1748.25 ± 209.57 kcal. Further analysis of the four diets found that an average calorie intake of (27,575 ± 4660.72 would be required to achieve sufficiency in all 27 micronutrients. Six micronutrients (vitamin B7, vitamin D, vitamin E, chromium, iodine and molybdenum were

  12. Ryan Edwardson, Canuck Rock: A History of Canadian Popular Music

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    Jennex, Craig

    2016-01-01

    Ryan Edwardson’s Canuck Rock: A History of Canadian Popular Music is a well-researched and well-written text with a misleading title. Primarily, this book is about the music industry in English-speaking Canada, and readers looking for analysis of musical sound, the social and cultural significance of music performance, or any sustained attention to Québécois musicians and the thriving industry in Quebec will be disappointed. That said, what falls within Edwardson’s scope is meticulously detai...

  13. Body-loss for Popular Thin Smart Phones

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    Tatomirescu, Alexandru; Pedersen, Gert Frølund

    2013-01-01

    In this contribution, an investigation of the radio performance of recent popular phones has been done. The antenna performance has been evaluated with the newly agreed phantom head-hand measurements of the mobile antenna efficiency. It has been observed that the newer generation thin smart phones...... have worse performance than the classical phones and more surprisingly there is a loss in performance between generation of the same brand of smart phone. The effect of the performance variation between phones has been illustrated by calculating the coverage area for the voice service for Denmark...... with data from all mobile operators for the best and worst performing ones....

  14. La declaración de los riesgos en los contratos de seguros. Estudio de los ordenamientos jurídicos español, uruguayo y argentino

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    Bado Cardozo, Virginia Susana

    2014-01-01

    En la tesis doctoral se realiza un estudio de Derecho comparado entre las legislaciones, jurisprudencia y doctrina, uruguaya, argentina y española, sin perjuicio de relacionar algunas soluciones particulares a problemas puntuales que se han manejado en Francia, Italia, Bélgica, Estados Unidos, Inglaterra y Portugal. El trabajo ha sido dividido en tres partes. La primera parte introduce al estudio del riesgo. Allí se reseñan las principales doctrinas elaboradas en torno al concepto de ri...

  15. Organizaciones populares, construcción de identidad y acción política

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    Alfonso Torres Carrillo

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la experiencia de algunas organizaciones populares urbanas en Bogotá durante las últimas décadas del Siglo XX. La hipótesis principal es que estas asociaciones contribuyen a la conformación de los pobladores populares como sujetos sociales, al fortalecer su tejido social y asociativo, al afirmar identidades culturales y al crear nuevas prácticas y subjetividades políticas democráticas. La metodología empleada fue participativa y combinó investigación documental y siete estudios de caso.En primer lugar, se presenta el contexto histórico en el que surgen las organizaciones estudiadas, así como las dinámicas generadas por ellas y que han influido en el tejido social y asociativo en los barrios. También presenta las estrategias culturales que desarrollan las organizaciones, así como las concepciones y prácticas políticas que contribuyen a la constitución de nuevas identidades sociales y ciudadanías críticas.

  16. Factores de riesgo del peso al nacer desfavorable en áreas periféricas de Guadalajara, México Risk factors for unfavorable birth weight in areas surrounding Guadalajara, México

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    Guillermo J. González-Pérez; María Guadalupe Vega-López

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    Este estudio busca identificar la incidencia del peso al nacer desfavorable (PND) - < 3000 gramos -,los factores asociados a esta condición, y la probabilidad que tiene un niño de nacer con un peso inferior a 3000 gramos en presencia o ausencia de los factores de riesgo identificados, en áreas periféricas de la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara (ZMG), México. Para ello, se seleccionó una muestra de nacidos vivos en 1991, hijos de madres derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Socia...

  17. Estimación de la siniestralidad no declarada en el seguro de automóviles: una aplicación a través de modelos de recuento.

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    Melgar Hiraldo, María del Carmen

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENEl análisis de la siniestralidad en el seguro de automóviles puede ser de extraordinario interés, dado el importante peso de este ramo en el conjunto de la actividad aseguradora. La estimación econométrica del número de siniestros, a partir de la información manejada por las compañías sobre las características de sus clientes y vehículos, podría arrojar resultados relevantes. Los modelos de recuento inflados de ceros aparecen como herramientas adecuadas para este fin. Su aplicación no sólo permite estimar el número registrado de siniestros, sino también la siniestralidad “oculta”, esto es, aquélla que no es declarada a las compañías.

  18. Comportamento do consumidor: procura de informação e intenção de compra online de seguro automovel - aplicação em portugal

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    Castro, Carla

    2012-01-01

    Doutoramento em Gestão Empresarial Aplicada/ Classificação: M31, M10, C39 A distribuição no setor segurador está repleta de desafios. Novas tendências de consumo, a internet e a utilização de distintos canais ao longo das etapas do processo de tomada de decisão de compra, têm um impacto relevante da decisão de compra e no processo de compra de seguro automóvel. A adoção de novos comportamentos pelo consumidor, o aumento dos “clientes híbridos” e a estratégia de distribuição ...

  19. An analysis of popularity of Consumer to Consumer websites

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    Abul Kalam Mohammad Azad

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Websites on the net are making the world business very effective, challenging and dynamic. Business running with the use of websites in the form of buying and selling is called E- commerce. Among the various types of E-commerce business model Consumer to Consumer (C2C is spreading in Bangladesh rapidly and getting familiarity among the customers. However, no such recognized study has been done to investigate consumer to consumer E-commerce business model in our country. The main purpose of this study was to find out popularity and strength of the websites, and customers satisfaction of overall buying and selling using the C2C websites. Data were collected from ten C2C websites, and 75 users of the C2C websites. The Age groups of the customers were also analyzed to discern which groups are involved in doing business online. The results revealed that out of ten websites four websites are more popular in terms of Bangladesh ranking and these websites have strengths which are commonly the demands of the users. It is found that the young generation of Bangladesh is more active on these websites for buying and selling their products. However, buyers suggested introducing mechanism for authentication of the sellers for avoiding fraud.

  20. Tobacco smoking – popularity and main trends on research

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    Aleksandra Bartoń

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Each year smoking leads to the premature death of over 5 million people around the world. However, the tobacco industry took actions like introducing cigarettes which contain less nicotine and tar aimed at not only maintaining the old clientele, but also attracting a new one. The knowledge of the adverse health effects of smoking became widespread in the second half of the 20th century and changed attitudes towards smoking. In recent years, in many markets in the world a new device representing an alternative to tobacco products was introduced. Electronic cigarettes are designed to deliver nicotine into the respiratory system in the form of an aerosol. They have been gaining more and more popularity, as evidenced by the increase in the percentage of users as well as in the numbers of publications about them. Currently, opinions are divided and the e-cigarette has almost as many supporters as opponents. All this resembles the situation concerning conventional cigarettes in the 20th century. The aim of the study is to gather the most significant information concerning, on the one hand, the spreading popularity of tobacco smoking and, on the other, the research topics undertaken by contemporary scientists, as well as the government actions meant to protect from dangers of nicotine addiction in the 20th and 21st century. New developments of products containing this highly addictive substance call for systematic research in the interest of public health.