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  1. Movimiento Campesino Revolucionario y Consejos Comunales Campesinos de base. Una experiencia de Poder Popular en Chile

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    Cárcamo Hernández, Ovidio

    2016-01-01

    Resumen: Salvador Allende llegó al poder el 4 noviembre de 1970 e Inauguró una serle de reformas estructurales en la economía y sociedad chilenas. En ese marco, la profundización de la Reforma Agraria, que comenzó en 1962, fue central para el nuevo gobierno que el 21 de diciembre de 1970 dictó el decreto 481 para crear el Consejo Nacional Campesino, encargado de canalizar las demandas de ese sector. En paralelo, el Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionarla, Inspirado en la Revolución cubana, bus...

  2. Comportamiento de las discapacidades en los adultos mayores. Consejo Popular Hermanos Barcón Behavior of the disabilities in the elderly. "Hermanos Barcon" Popular Council

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    Marvelia Díaz Calzada

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una investigación descriptiva y transversal en los adultos mayores del Consejo Popular "Hermanos Barcón" durante el período de enero a junio de 2011, con el objetivo de determinar el comportamiento de las discapacidades. El universo lo constituyeron 2011 ancianos y la muestra 200. Se aplicó la encuesta de factores de riesgo de discapacidad. Los resultados se analizaron mediante el cálculo de tasas, frecuencias absolutas y porcentajes. Las discapacidades físicas están muy relacionadas con las secuelas de fracturas de cadera, mientras que las variables psicosociales que más se asocian con esta discapacidad son los niveles escolares bajos y la pérdida de rol social. Las discapacidades mentales prevalecieron en las edades avanzadas, el sexo femenino, la baja escolaridad y la desocupación.A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out with the elderly of "Hermanos Barcon" Popular Council, from January to June 2011 aimed at determining the behavior of their disabilities. The target group included 2011 old people and the sample 200. The survey for the disability risk factor was applied. Results were analyzed by means of rate calculation, absolute frequencies and percentages. Physical disabilities are close related to the sequelae of hip fractures, whereas low educational levels and lost of social role were the psychosocial variables most associated with this disability. Mental disabilities, female sex, low school degrees and unemployment prevailed in advanced ages.

  3. Factores de riesgo coronario en la población mayor de 15 años del Consejo Popular "La Demajagua", Isla de la Juventud

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    Terroba Chambi, Cinthia Jennifer; Dávila Gómez, Heenry Luís; Robles Martínez-Pinillo, Julio A

    2011-01-01

    Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV) son las principales causas de muerte en los pacientes de mediana edad y de edad avanzada en la mayoría de los países desarrollados y en muchos en desarrollo; de ellas, la más frecuente es la enfermedad coronaria (EC). Se realizó un estudio de casos y controles durante el año 2008 para identificar la relación causal de algunas variables de riesgo de cardiopatía isquémica en la población mayor de 15 años del Consejo Popular "La Demajagua", de Isla de la J...

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

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    Méndez Montenegro, Patricio

    2013-12-01

    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.

  5. Caracterización de la miel de Meliponas en ecosistemas periurbanos y agrícolas del Consejo Popular Horquita

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    Ing. Nelvis Fernández García

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available El estudio se realizó en cuatro ecosistemas del Consejo Popular “Horquita”, municipio Abreus, provincia Cienfuegos. Se caracterizaron desde el punto de vista microbiológico las mieles de colmenas de Abejas Meliponas. Mediante un diseño completamente aleatorizado para cada ecosistema se tomaron de cinco colmenas muestras de miel (250 ml, todas ellas de cajas, modalidad Nogueira-Neto, 1997. Las muestras fueron enviadas al Centro Provincial de Higiene y Epidemiología de la provincia Santa Clara donde fueron analizadas. En todos los ecosistemas existió integración agricultura-ganadería o crianza de traspatio, y en algunos casos aguas residuales dentro del rango de vuelo de las abejas. Las mieles analizadas cumplieron con las exigencias internacionales presentando, en todos los casos, características microbiológicas óptimas para su consumo y comercialización. Se propone como parámetros microbiológicos para la miel en el territorio menos de 10 UFC/g, tanto para microorganismos a 30oC (bacterias, hongos y levaduras como para coliformes totales. Palabras clave: Ecosistemas, miel, bacterias, hongos, levaduras.

  6. Propuesta de actividades físico-recreativas para el adulto mayor, de la Circunscripción 183 del Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz

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    Olga Lidia Díaz Somonte

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Las actividades físico-recreativas y deportivas son de suma importancia en la tercera edad, con el proceso de envejecimiento el adulto mayor sufre cambios a nivel físico, psíquico y social, ya que a la vez estas actividades tienen un papel fundamental que es el mantenimiento, mejoramiento de su salud y el bienestar del adulto mayor o sea mejorar su estilo de vida. Se realiza una propuesta de actividades físico recreativas para la tercera edad Que tiene como objetivo principal proponer un grupo de actividades físico-recreativas y deportivas en función de lograr un mejor estilo de vida del adulto mayor perteneciente al Consultorio Médico No. 40 de la Circunscripción No 183 del Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz del Municipio Pinar del Río, motivado esto por el diagnóstico realizado que nos demostró la existencia de dificultades para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los ancianos de la comunidad ya mencionada.

  7. Propuesta de un conjunto de actividades encaminada a incentivar la incorporación de las personas de la tercera edad de los consultorios № 56 y 58 a la practica del ejercicio físico en el Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz del Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz del Municipio Pinar del Río

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    Danny Álvarez Rivera

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo va encaminado a perfeccionar el mecanismo establecido en el programa de la Educación Física del adulto mayor en el Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz del municipio Pinar del Río. De forma general la problemática dada en nuestra escuela comunitaria fue la baja incorporación de las personas de la tercera edad a las clases de Círculos de Abuelos, la cual pudimos apreciar fundamentalmente a través de instrumentos como la observación, encuestas y entrevista, a partir de ahí surge la idea de proponer un conjunto de actividades para mejorar la incorporación de las personas de la tercera a la práctica del ejercicio físico en este Consejo Popular, logrando que la misma constituya motivación priorizada en este grupo de personas y además eleven su calidad de vida, lo cual repercuten favorablemente en ellos considerando que hay adultos con diversas patologías y la práctica de ejercicios(EF ocupan un importante lugar entre las actividades que se realizan durante los programas de rehabilitación y como es conocido se produce una serie de adaptaciones fisiológicas y sicológicas. La propuesta que se introduce es dinámica e innovadora teniendo en cuenta en sentido general se ha venido trabajando clases tradicionales, sin romper la rutina, monótonas, o sea; clases muy dogmáticas y por ello consideramos que esta nueva inclusión de actividades complementarias revoluciona un tanto nuestro trabajo como profesional de la cultura física para con esta tercera edad y así lograr altos índices de participación en las clases de Círculos de Abuelos en nuestra escuela comunitaria como en otras.

  8. Repercusión psicosocial del huracán Wilma en la comunidad del consejo popular Miramar, del municipio Playa Psychosocial repercussion caused by Wilma hurricane in the community of Miramar Popular Council of Playa municipality

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    Isis Yvonne Sánchez Gil

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, observacional y retrospectivo, auxiliándonos de diversas técnicas cuanticualitativas (cuestionario y grupos focales con el propósito de describir las afectaciones más frecuentes sufridas por los vecinos del Consejo Popular Miramar, del municipio Playa, víctimas de la penetración del mar que provocó el huracán Wilma en esta localidad costera, e identificar las fortalezas y debilidades que exhibe esta comunidad para enfrentar las nefastas consecuencias derivadas de eventos de tal naturaleza. Predominaron las afectaciones de orden material, seguidas de los daños a la salud mental, entre los que se destacan: las crisis nerviosas o de ansiedad, el estado de ánimo abatido y los trastornos del sueño. Las fortalezas identificadas fueron la voluntad política del Estado y del Gobierno de la localidad, quienes garantizaron una eficaz estructura organizativa para el enfrentamiento de estas situaciones, la existencia de un mapa de riesgo en el municipio en el que se destacan las zonas más sensibles, la efectividad de los medios masivos de comunicación en la difusión de los partes meteorológicos seguidos por todo nuestro pueblo, y entre las amenazas más notorias, el mal estado de los desagües y de viviendas, así como la pobre percepción de riesgo de la población y la insuficiente preparación de vecinos y líderes comunitarios informales.Authors made a retrospective, observational and descriptive study using different quantitative and qualitative techniques (questionnaire and focal groups to describe the more frequent affectations suffered by neighbors of Miramar Popular Council of Playa municipality, victims of sea penetration caused by Vilma hurricane in this coastal locality, and to identify the strengths and weakness exhibiting this community to confront the awful consequences derived from events like this. There was a predominance of affectation of material order, followed by damages to mental

  9. Conjunto de Ejercicios Físico con fines Terapéuticos para los pacientes obesos perteneciente al Consejo Popular Pueblo Nuevo del municipio de Consolación del Sur

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    Rainel Gómez Hernández

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente   trabajo investigativo titulado: Conjunto de Ejercicios Físico con fines Terapéuticos para los pacientes obesos perteneciente al Consejo Popular Pueblo Nuevo del municipio de Consolación del Sur. La obesidad  constituye una de las enfermedades con  mayor  prevalecía     en los países occidentales, considerándose en la actualidad la enfermedad metabólica más frecuente. Puede considerarse un problema de salud pública, pues ocasiona una disminución de la esperanza de vida y constituye la segunda causa de mortalidad prevenible,  dado el tema surge la siguiente interrogante ¿Como contribuir al mejoramiento del Estado de Salud de los pacientes obesos perteneciente al Consejo Popular Pueblo Nuevo del municipio de Consolación del Sur? Esta investigación tiene como objetivo: Integrar  un Conjunto de Ejercicios Físicos con fines Terapéuticos para el mejoramiento del  Estado de Salud de los pacientes obesos perteneciente al Consejo Popular Pueblo Nuevo del municipio mencionado. Este trabajo propone un programa de ejercicios físicos para la disminución del peso corporal en los pacientes  que  presenta       obesidad que conviven en  el  Consejo Popular anteriormente mencionado. Para la realización del mismo se tuvo en cuenta fundamentalmente el método dialéctico–materialista de cual se derivan   los métodos teóricos y métodos empíricos, en los primeros podemos encontrar el Análisis-Síntesis, Histórico-Lógico y El Trabajo con Documentos y en los segundos la Encuesta, la Observación, para a través de los mismos recopilar datos que contribuyan  en el desarrollo satisfactorio de la investigación. La investigación es ubicada dentro de las ciencias biológicas vinculadas con el Deporte y la Cultura Física.  En la misma se resume los datos más importantes sobre ejercicios que contemplan  técnicas tradicionales  y  de  técnicas  orientales como

  10. Programa de juegos predeportivos para mejorar la ocupación del tiempo libre de los jóvenes de 20 a 25 años del Consejo Popular Cabezas

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    Omar Lenin Díaz Mena

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo elaborar un programa de juegos predeportivos para mejorar la ocupación del tiempo libre de los jóvenes de 20 a 25 años del consejo popular Cabezas, brindando solución a un problema que se presenta en la comunidad por la baja ocupación del tiempo libre de los jóvenes de 20 a 25 años quienes presentan, como promedio, cuatro horas con treinta minutos de tiempo libre. Las actividades que se le habían ofertado no satisficieron las necesidades de estos jóvenes, ni se divulgaron lo suficiente por lo que el Consejo Popular no tenía un programa de actividades que garantizara la explotación del personal técnico ni de las áreas existentes, propiciando esto que los jóvenes mostraran conductas negativas ante la vida, desviando su atención a la ingestión de bebidas alcohólicas, fumar y participar en juegos ilícitos. Este nuevo programa está estructurado a partir de los gustos y preferencias de los mismos proponiendo juegos predeportivos para la participación espontánea en las tardes entre semanas y competencias por equipos de los diferentes deportes los fines de semana. El mismo se apoya en los fundamentos metodológicos que lo sustentan, puede ser aplicado por los profesores de Cultura Física, con el fin de lograr una participación sistemática de los jóvenes en la práctica del ejercicio físico tan importante para el desarrollo del ser humano.

  11. Conjunto de juegos de mesa como una opción recreativa para el Círculo de Abuelos del Reparto Nuevo del Consejo Popular Jagüey Cuyují

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    Candelario Lugo Padrón

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available La poca asistencia del adulto mayor a las actividades deportivas recreativas que se realizan en las comunidades es algo muy generalizado en el municipio de Pinar del Río. Por medio del juego el hombre tiene la posibilidad de: expresar espontáneamente sus emociones, romper con la rutina, reducir estrés, integrarse socialmente, descubrir sus aptitudes, ejercitar sus habilidades, desarrollar su capacidad creadora, contrarrestar hábitos antisociales y nocivos para su salud física y mental, es por esa razón que le vemos gran importancia a esta investigación. Para darle solución a esta situación, se realizó un estudio exploratorio de los motivos por los cuales el adulto mayor no participa en las actividades deportiva recreativas, en el consultorio # 121 del consejo popular Jagüey Cuyují se obtuvo como resultado fundamentalmente, el no sentirse estimulados por la misma, planteando que no existían actividades que se correspondieran con sus gustos y preferencias. Los juegos de mesa como opciones recreativas propuestos brindan una adecuada arma para los profesores de Cultura Física, que utilizándola permitirán el incremento de la participación del adulto mayor en las actividades de la comunidad. El contenido de los juegos de mesa propuestos, fueron sometidos al criterio de los especialistas, constatándose que estos van a permitir que el adulto mayor del consejo popular Jagüey Cuyují sientan la necesidad de participar en las actividades deportivas recreativas ya que los mismos están acordes a su edad y de esta forma eleven su calidad de vida.

  12. Sistema de actividades físico recreativas para contribuir a la educación sexual en los adolescentes de 12-15 años del Consejo Popular Cuba Libre del Municipio Pinar del Río

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    Deysi Milhet Cruz

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En el municipio Pinar del Río el consejo popular Cuba Libre es uno de los que más casos de infecciones de transmisión sexual y VIH tiene. La población más vulnerable son los adolescentes de la circunscripción 8 en quienes no existe una educación sexual adecuada sumándosele la carencia de actividades que la promuevan a nivel comunitario; por tal razón se consideró necesario desarrollar esta investigación que se sustenta sobre bases psicológicas, sociológicas y de trabajo comunitario para propiciar un desarrollo sociocultural y educativo que promueva un progreso en la comunidad donde los adolescentes participen como agentes transformadores de cambio al modificar roles, actuaciones y conductas lográndose una mejoría en la educación sexual en los mismos que se irradie al resto de la comunidad, permitiendo una visión holística en aspectos relacionados con la sexualidad humana. Este trabajo es de utilidad para entrenadores, profesores de Educación Física así como personal que en el ámbito comunitario se disponga a participar en esta batalla por la vida de los adolescentes.

  13. Alternativa pedagógica para favorecer la rehabilitación física de niños (as de edad preescolar con\tdesviaciones físico – motoras del consejo popular Celso Maragoto Lara

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    Gladys Hernández Albisa

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo consiste en diseñar una alternativa pedagógica para favorecer  la rehabilitación física de niños (as con  desviaciones físico-motoras de edad preescolar  del Consejo Popular Celso Maragoto Lara encaminada a propiciar la actividad físico deportiva que cumple tres funciones esenciales en la vida del niño: una la función biológica determinada por el necesario desarrollo de las capacidades motrices tan vitales para el desarrollo del cuerpo humano; una función psicológica determinada por la garantía de la armonía, la estabilidad, la confianza y la seguridad en si mismo y  una función social encaminada a desarrollar estilos sanos de vida y una personalidad humana integral más su integración social en la vida adulta independiente. A partir de un estudio previo se caracterizó el proceso de rehabilitación física de niños (as con desviaciones físico-motoras de edad preescolar, se determinaron las deficiencias, las cuales sirvieron  de  indicadores  para  diseñar  una    alternativa  pedagógica  para  la rehabilitación física, a través del uso de programas de la revolución, proporcionar  actividades a la familia brindándole  el apoyo afectivo necesario , ofreciéndole información que le permita crear un ambiente familiar armónico y equilibrado al conocer el valor de la rehabilitación física de sus hijos. Esta alternativa pedagógica   además se convierte en un material de apoyo a la docencia,  por  cuanto  facilita  al  docente  variadas  formas  en  que  puede contribuir  en  sus  alumnos  a la  rehabilitación  física a  partir  del  carácter interdisciplinario  y  las  potencialidades  que  brinda  el  contenido  docente  el trabajo hacia ese fin.   La alternativa pedagógica fue aplicada en el Consejo Popular Celso Maragoto Lara de forma experimental, por lo que se tendrán en cuenta las valoraciones, considerando que la misma pueda ser enriquecida

  14. Propuesta metodológica para la planificación, implementación y evaluación participativas en Áreas de Salud - Consejos Populares

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    Irma Sosa Lorenzo

    Full Text Available Introducción: la participación comunitaria es un componente clave para mejorar la salud y permanentemente ha sido un pilar dentro del Sistema de Salud cubano, sin embargo no se ha garantizado totalmente la participación de líderes formales e informales comunitarios dentro de la planificación de salud y específicamente en la elaboración del Análisis de Situación de Salud (ASIS, lo cual limita el potencial de empoderamiento comunitario. Objetivo: proponer una metodología de planificación-implementación-evaluación de salud para incrementar la participación comunitaria y el empoderamiento a nivel local. Método: se propone la aplicación de la Metodología Integral Participativa de Planificación y Evaluación en Salud por sus siglas en Inglés CPPE (Comprehensive Participatory Planning and Evaluation de uso internacional en proyectos de desarrollo, y adaptada al contexto cubano, para ser utilizada en los servicios de salud, partiendo de una fase piloto dentro de un proyecto de investigación-acción. Conclusiones: se propuso una metodología de planificación-implementación-evaluación de salud para incrementar la participación comunitaria y el empoderamiento a nivel local, donde se analizó el potencial que encierra para lograr sus propósitos. Si la implementación de la metodología fuera exitosa nosotros podríamos proponer su introducción y generalización dentro del sistema de salud, como una alternativa para la planificación en el trabajo conjunto de áreas de salud-consejos populares.

  15. Conjunto de actividades físicas recreativas para el aprovechamiento del tiempo libre del Adulto Mayor de la Circunscripción # 188, Consejo Popular “Hermanos Cruz”

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    Edel Duque Estevez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Debido al envejecimiento de la población a nivel mundial existe una prioridad en la necesidad de la participación cada vez más activa del Adulto Mayor en las diferentes esferas sociales en que pueda dar su aporte manteniendo la calidad de vida que le permita transmitir sus experiencias a las nuevas generaciones. La realización de actividades físico–recreativas  en el Adulto Mayor propicia el aprovechamiento  de  su tiempo  libre,  permitiendo, entre  otras  cosas  que cumplan  con  satisfacción la  función  del  individuo  como  miembro  de  la Sociedad.  Son   las   personas que forman parte de esta las máximas responsables de que este miembro llegue  con más salud a esta etapa de la vida. Resulta importante propiciar el aprovechamiento del tiempo libre  para lo cual se proponen un conjunto de actividades físico-recreativas para el Adulto Mayor perteneciente  a  la  Circunscripción  #  188  del  Consejo  Popular “Hermanos Cruz”,. La investigación se sustenta en las teorías más actualizadas y se establecen los fundamentos teóricos de dicho conjunto de actividades con  la participación de la  familia y la comunidad  Resultando novedosa dada su utilidad para las comunidades de la provincia, el Ministerio de Salud Pública y el INDER  encargados del trabajo con el Adulto Mayor

  16. Conjunto de juegos de mesa para el funcionamiento de las Ludotecas Escolares pertenecientes al Consejo Popular ¨10 de Octubre¨ del Municipio Pinar del Río

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    Carlos Luís Maya Camejo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El uso y funcionamiento de las ludo tecas es una temática que reviste una gran importancia, su principal objetivo es llevar a cabo la recreación a todos los centros estudiantiles a nivel mundial. El presente trabajo se relaciona con el fundamento de la ludoteca escolar y su uso racional.El objetivo de este trabajo es proponer un conjunto de juegos recreativos en función de la ocupación del tiempo libre de los estudiantes de las escuelas primarias pertenecientes al Consejo Popular “10 de octubre¨, del Municipio Pinar del Río ,lo cual traerá consigo el     aumento de conocimientos y habilidades y por consiguiente un desarrollo de la personalidad. Este estudio se inicio con la aplicación de una encuesta, apoyada en una guía de observación para conocer las condiciones del lugar y la ofertas de juegos que se brindaban en sus respectivos centros escolares, las que evidenciaban que eran limitadas, por lo que nos dimos a la tarea de confeccionar una propuesta de juegos de mesa, que respondieran a sus gustos y preferencias, así como a otros objetivos sociales en especifico. En el desarrollo de la investigación empleamos métodos empíricos y    teóricos, , dentro de los teóricos y los empíricos utilizamos el análisis síntesis, histórico lógico, observación, entrevista, encuesta, trabajo con documentos, y en el matemático- estadístico, estadística descriptiva e inferencial para la tabulación de resultados arrojados por los métodos utilizados, los cuales responden de forma objetiva a las necesidades, intereses, preferencias y gustos de los educandos.

  17. La actividad física mediante juegos tradicionales adaptados para mejorar la incorporación del adulto mayor a los círculos de abuelos del consejo popular Celso Maragoto Lara

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    Owen Emilio Castro Lázaro

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se dan a conocer los resultados de la aplicación de juegos tradicionales adaptados para mejorar la incorporación del adulto mayor a los Círculos de Abuelos de la comunidad perteneciente al consultorio # 217 del consejo popular Celso Maragoto Lara del municipio Pinar del Río. Como paso previó se realizó un diagnóstico inicial pudiéndose constatar: . La poca incorporación del adulto mayor a la actividad física. . No se sienten motivados por las actividades físicas que se realizan en los Círculos de Abuelos y . A los adultos mayores incorporados a la realización de actividades físicas les gustaría mucho realizar juegos tradicionales como parte de sus clases en el Círculo de Abuelos. Sobre la base de las dificultades detectadas, se elaboró y aplicó durante seis meses un plan de juegos tradicionales para hacer más dinámica y entretenida la clase con estos adultas mayores que necesitan atención por parte del profesor de Cultura Física, así como del médico de la familia contribuyendo a elevar la autoestima y las relaciones sociales. La aplicación de estas actividades tuvo un resultado positivo, pues se incremento la participación de los adultos mayores al Círculo de Abuelos.

  18. Conjunto de actividades físicas recreativas para contribuir a utilizar de forma sana el tiempo libre de adolescente de 12 a 14 años del Consejo Popular Punta de la Sierra del municipio Guane

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    Yusniel Echevarria Hernández

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo surge por la necesidad de ocupar de manera más contructiva y de forma sana el tiempo libre de los adolescentes y jóvenes del consejo popular Punta de la Sierra. En esta etapa de la vida de todos los seres humanos ocurren cambios muy significativos no solo desde el punto de vista anatomofisiologico sino también desde el punto de vista psicológico, en estas edades se reafirman los rasgos de la personalidad que tendrá el individuo en la adultes, de ahí la importancia que se le concede al trabajo educativo en esta etapa de la vida. El propósito de este trabajo es mantener a los adolescentes vinculados a la sociedad de manera sana mediante actividades físicas recreativas de manera que se desarrollen simultáneamente las cualidades y valores morales y las capacidades físicas de los participantes. Para ello se ha elaborado un conjunto de actividades físicas recreativas teniendo en cuenta las necesidades y motivaciones de los adolescentes y jóvenes en cuestión. Es importante destacar que este trabajo surge como necesidad después de realizar varias observaciones, encuestas y constatar que existe un gran numero de adolescentes que ocupan su tiempo libre en actividades delictivas, vicios, juegos ilícitos que atentan contra sus propias vidas como el tabaquismo, alcoholismo etc., de ahí la importancia que le conferimos a este trabajo investigativo.

  19. Sistema de tareas para el fortalecimiento del\tvalor patriotismo en los adolescentes (13- 15 años de la comunidad 30 de noviembre del Consejo Popular Celso Maragoto en el municipio de Pinar del Río

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    Evidia Fe Abascal Monterrey

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta sistema de tareas para el fortalecimiento del valor patriotismo en los adolescentes de la comunidad 30 de Noviembre del consejo Popular Celso Maragoto del Municipio de Pinar del Río, además proporciona un grupo de fundamentos psicológicos, sociológicos, y pedagógicos sobre los valores que influye en el desarrollo de la personalidad integral de los adolescentes, el trabajo es un sistema de tareas dirigida desde la Comunidad a fortalecer el valor patriotismo visto desde un grupo de acciones, aportando la definición del patriotismo desde la perspectiva de ser mejores ciudadanos, es decir identidad nacional, cubania, amor incondicional por su patria, conocimiento de la historia local, y glorias deportivas de su localidad, las actividades que se proponen serán evaluadas mediante instrumentos y acciones que medirán como se comporta el sujeto desde lo actitudinal y su influencia futura en el mejoramiento social, además uno de los aportes prácticos de esta investigación son los resultados alcanzado que proporcionaran vías y modo de actuación de los adolescentes de la comunidad de forma que generen cambios positivos en la conducta social En las diferentes observaciones al accionar en la conducta de estos adolescentes en la comunidad, así como entrevistas, encuestas al técnico y familiares de ellos se ha detectado dificultades en el trabajo político ideológico y la formación de valores, lo que ha sido objeto de señalamiento en distintas reuniones preocupación y recomendación de búsqueda de un sistema de tareas para fortalecer el valor patriotismo en la circunscripción. Los instrumentos y métodos con una base materialista dialéctica que se ha utilizado para diagnosticar la situación han arrojado lo siguiente. –Existe dificultad en cuanto al accionar de la familia en la educación de valores y sobre todo en el fortalecimiento del valor patriotismo. – Existen fisuras en el técnico de la comunidad de c

  20. Gestión ambiental como alternativa para la participación comunitaria en el Consejo Popular Altamira Environmental management as an alternative for the community participation in Altamira People's Council

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    Maria Caridad Menéndez Pérez

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional y descriptivo, basado en 113 habitantes y 44 trabajadores de las empresas más contaminantes del Consejo Popular Altamira de Santiago de Cuba, durante el 2008, para caracterizar los riesgos ambientales más importantes en el área desde los puntos de vista industrial y comunitario e identificar su nivel de conocimientos sobre la percepción al respecto. Se evidenció que estos habitantes desconocían sobre salud ambiental, así como tenían baja percepción de riesgo e insatisfacciones por servicios relacionados con la seguridad ambiental; asimismo, se confirmó que el bajo nivel de conocimientos que poseían los trabajadores de las empresas sobre el daño ambiental provocado, los factores de riesgo a que se exponían y la baja cobertura de medios protectores, las convertían en ambientes inseguros. El desconocimiento de la población, los trabajadores, directivos y cuadros de las empresas sobre el tema obligó a diseñar estrategias de capacitación e intervención comunitaria en función del mejoramiento del medio y la calidad de vida de los pobladores.A descriptive, observational study was carried out, based on 113 people and 44 workers from the most polluting enterprises in Altamira People's Council of Santiago de Cuba during 2008, to characterize the major environmental risks in this area from the industrial and community points of view and to identify their knowledge of the perception in this respect. It was evidenced that these people were unaware of environmental health and had low risk perception and dissatisfactions with services related to environmental security. It was also confirmed that the low level of knowledge of environmental damage held by the workers, exposure to risk factors and inadequate protection means converted these enterprises into unsafe environments. Ignorance of population, enterprise workers, managers and cadres on the subject forced to devise strategies of community

  1. La educación ambiental en el tiempo libre de los niños de 8-11 años de la Circunscripción 84 en el Consejo Popular “Aguas Claras”

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    Eddy A. del Llano Frontela

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Nuestro Consejo Popular “Aguas Claras” abarca una zona rural y montañosa. Esta última se localiza en los kilómetros 13 y 14 de la Carretera a Viñales, con una vegetación abundante, de gran variedad en especies de plantas y animales propias de estas zonas. El río Paso Viejo atraviesa una extensa área, llevando su cauce hasta la presa del mismo nombre, portando en sus aguas una gran diversidad de peces. La población del lugar está constituida por personas que no poseen un nivel cultural elevado y las nuevas generaciones tienden a desviarse en su tiempo libre a otras actividades que no son las adecuadas para su edad. Partiendo de la importancia de crear en las nuevas generaciones una cultura ambiental donde se logra fomentar valores y comportamientos necesarios para afrontar los problemas ambientales actuales, acercándose a la idea de un desarrollo sostenible que garantice las necesidades de las generaciones actuales y futuras, es que nos dimos la tarea de realizar un diagnóstico en esta zona montañosa donde ha decaído la recreación en los niños y el ambiente natural se ha afectado considerablemente con la acción del hombre. Para ello utilizamos diferentes métodos que nos llevaron a obtener resultados preliminares en esta investigación, se realizaron encuestas y entrevistas a los niños y pobladores para verificar el nivel de conocimientos que estos tenían sobre los temas del medio ambiente, también se realizó una guía de observación para conocer el estado en que se encontraba la zona y las actividades que realizaban los niños los fines de semana, todo esto nos condujo proponer un conjunto de actividades físico-recreativas para propiciar una cultura ambiental en el tiempo libre de los niños de este asentamiento poblacional.

  2. Propuesta de un conjunto de actividades recreativas para el rescate de\tlos juegos tradicionales en los niños de 6 a 12 años del Consejo Popular “Celso Maragoto Lara”

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    Rosa María Vargas Gómez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo que se persigue en nuestro trabajo investigativo es demostrar  como mediante los juegos tradicionales  hay una ocupación eficiente del tiempo libre  teniendo en cuenta las necesidades de la población investigada, los niños de 6 a 12 años del Consejo Popular “Celso Maragato Lara”, tomando en consideración que el juego es un tipo peculiar de actividad que tiene un gran significado, formador y educativo en la vida del hombre,  su mayor importancia en la infancia es una actitud activa del niño hacia el medio ##que lo rodea, son actividades consecuentes en la cual los niños realizan su necesidad de actividad que aún no puede expresarse en forma de trabajo y si en actividades físicas recreativas En nuestro trabajo se propone diversas actividades que están en función de rescatar los juegos tradicionales, ocupación del tiempo libre, ofertar actividades según  demanda, las costumbres las características del lugar escogido de los niños seleccionados que están ubicados en la segunda fase de la infancia donde, comúnmente dura desde 5-6 años hasta 11-12 años, en este periodo los juegos adquieren un carácter colectivo donde no existe una disciplina rigurosa ni un control social y las actividades pueden ser opcionales Con este trabajo se responde a la necesidad de buscar satisfacción a las intereses de los diferentes factores y miembros de esta comunidad, en todas las edades, estos demandan la  acción  física  de  niños,  jóvenes  y  adultos  de  ambos  sexos,  haciendo  realidad  las demandas con la realización de actividades, según las costumbres, lugar de residencia, composición  de  la  flora,  la  fauna  ofertando  actividades  netamente  recreativas  que produzcan satisfacción y un desarrollo multilateral .Se comprueba que con la utilización del tiempo libre en actividades recreativas  la vida es más sana y saludable, se evita la ingestión o regulación de medicamentos, aumenta

  3. conjunto de actividades\tfísicas recreativas para estimular\tla recreación en los niños de 3-4 anos de l consejo popular Guane -2 del municipio de Guane

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    Caridad Ramos Prieto

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El proceso recreativo en estas edades ofrece múltiples posibilidades para estimular el desarrollo de las actividades físicas recreativas en los niños y niñas durante toda la etapa preescolar y específicamente en el tercer ciclo donde ya han adquirido experiencias del ciclo anterior para accionar con los implementos  con mayor precisión y destreza y donde reciben otros contenidos que  amplían  sus  conocimientos;  pero  no  siempre  se  aprovechan  estas posibilidades porque les falta preparación a la fuente de información   para accionar en ese sentido. A  través  de  una metodología  dirigida  a  las  familias  para  estimular  las actividades  físicas  recreativas  en  los  niños  y  niñas  en las  diferentes actividades recreativas. Se utilizaron métodos del nivel empírico, del nivel teórico y matemático. La metodología elaborada permitirá la preparación de la familia para estimular  las actividades físicas recreativas  en  niños y niñas, lo que incidirá en una mejor preparación de estos para aprendizajes superiores.La investigación se desarrolla con las familias  de los niños y niñas de 3-4 años que inciden en el consejo popular “Guane -2” del municipio Guane en la provincia  de Pinar del Río. Investigaciones realizadas en la esfera de las ciencias psicológicas y pedagógicas han estado relacionadas con la psicomotricidad, tal es el caso de la obra “Patología de la imaginación y motricidad” de Ernesto Dupre (1913 publicada en 1925, donde manifiesta su convicción de las estrechas  relaciones existentes entre la motricidad y la psiquis, a partir de aquí surge una nueva idea acerca de la imagen y percepción del propio cuerpo. Rossell German (1982 es de la opinión de que la educación psicomotriz es la educación del control mental de la expresión motora.

  4. Conjunto de actividades educativas y físicas para mejorar el control metabólico de los pacientes diabéticos, de la tercera edad del\tconsultorio #154, del Consejo Popular Celso Maragoto Lara del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Raydel Gámez García

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El profesor de educación física en su interacción con personas de la tercera edad se encuentra con uno de los problemas de salud de la actualidad: la diabetes mellitus. La diabetes mellitus es una enfermedad crónica, heredable y es considerada una enfermedad grave, cuyo tratamiento exige de educación y ejercicio físico. Teniendo en cuenta esta problemática nos proponemos un conjunto  de  actividades  educativas  y  físicas  para mejorar  el  control metabólico de los pacientes diabéticos de la tercera edad, del  consultorio #154, del consejo popular Celso Maragoto Lara del  municipio Pinar del Río.

  5. Propuesta de un conjunto de actividades físico-recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre en los adolescentes entre 12-15 años de la Circunscripción # 87 de la comunidad\tperteneciente al Consejo Popular “10 de Octubre” del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Yunieski Blanco Alfonso

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es proponer un conjunto de actividades físico- recreativas en función de la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la circunscripción # 87 de la comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular “10 de Octubre del municipio Pinar del Río. El mismo se esta realizando en estos momentos y su propósito es llevar a vías de hecho un conjunto de actividades que incrementen la satisfacción recreativa de dichos adolescentes garantizando una correcta ocupación del tiempo libre a través de disímiles actividades recreativas. Este estudio se inicio con la aplicación de una encuesta, apoyada en una guía de observación para conocer el grado de satisfacción recreativa de los adolescentes de la referida comunidad y las ofertas que se le brindaban, las que evidenciaban que eran limitadas por lo que nos dimos a la tarea de confeccionar una propuesta de actividades recreativas a partir de las realizadas anteriormente en el lugar, que respondieran a sus gustos y preferencias, así como a otros objetivos sociales en especifico. En el desarrollo de la investigación empleamos métodos empíricos y teóricos, además del, dentro de los teóricos y los empíricos utilizamos el análisis síntesis, histórico lógico, observación, entrevista, encuesta, trabajo con documentos, y en el matemático-estadísticos vamos a emplear la estadística descriptiva e inferencial para la tabulación de resultados arrojados por los métodos utilizados, los cuales responden de forma objetiva a las necesidades, intereses, posibilidades y recursos de este consejo popular. La propuesta recreativa además de servir como mediador en el trabajo realizado por el personal que labora en la localidad señala direcciones para mejorar la calidad del mismo, así como la satisfacción recreativa de los adolescentes de dicha localidad.

  6. Programación de actividades - recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes del Consejo Popular Capitán San Luís del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Yaima Fernández Izquierdo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Las actividades físico-recreativas y por consiguiente el tiempo libre antes del triunfo de la revolución casi no existían en Cuba. La prevención y la actividad social prevalecían desde la época colonial, resaltándose en esta época el predominio de la corrupción, la codicia, la violencia y la criminalidad existente entre gobernantes y gobernados, aunque en           algunos gobiernos se implantaron algunos planes que desde una posición represiva constituyeron en algún grado a controlar la  delincuencia y los  vicios, también se  crearon instituciones que no cumplían con  su  objetivo, debido a que los males de esa época  evidencian por si mismo la inexistencia de una correcta política social y de programas de prevención y atención social en función de reducir la vulnerabilidad y problemas sociales existentes. La necesidad de proporcionar una generación saludable física multilateral, y armónicamente desarrollada,son las exigencias  de nuestro  territorio  y sociedad. El objetivo de este trabajo es proponer un grupo de actividades en función de la ocupación del tiempo libre y la satisfacción recreativa de los adolescentes del Consejo Capitán San Luís del Municipio Pinar del Río. El mismo es realizado durante los años 2006 y 2008,su propósito es llevar a vías de hechos un grupo de actividades que incrementen la satisfacción recreativa  de  los  adolescentes  garantizando  una  correcta  ocupación  del tiempo libre a través de actividades recreativas disímiles.Este estudio se inicio con la aplicación de una encuesta para conocer el grado de satisfacción o insatisfacción recreativa de los vecinos de la referida comunidad y las ofertas que se le brindaban, las que evidenciaban que eran limitadas por lo que nos dimos a la tarea de confeccionar una programación de actividades recreativas a partir de las realizadas anteriormente en el lugar que respondieran a sus gustos u

  7. Propuesta de un conjunto de juegos deportivos que tienen como base el (Baloncesto- Béisbol-Voleibol destinado a la recreación sana y saludable de la juventud en todas las edades comprendidas entre 15 y 18 años de la Circunscripción 205 del Consejo Popular La Conchita

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    Yudith Falcón Castillo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este  trabajo  fue  realizado  en  la  comunidad  de  la  circunscripción  205  del Consejo Popular La Conchita, debido a la carencia existente de actividades deportivas recreativas en los jóvenes con edades comprendidas entre 15 y 18 años de edad. Por lo que la propuesta de juegos deportivos recreativos que tienen como base (el béisbol, baloncesto, y el voleibol pueden ser una vía soluble para desarrollar la recreación sana y saludable de estos jóvenes en la comunidad y contrarrestar algunos problemas existentes en ellos de ingestión de alcohol, juegos prohibidos, compra y venta de productos ilícitos etc. Con la aplicación de los diferentes métodos y técnicas investigativas se pudo constatar la dificultad existente de actividades deportivo – recreativas, en su planificación organización, así como su dirección .Además los juegos deportivos-recreativos son acogidos y con gran expectativas en la comunidad.

  8. Propuesta de un conjunto de actividades Físico-Recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la Circunscripción # 135, de la Comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular “Puerta de Golpe

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    Raciel Sánchez Echevarria

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En  el  presente trabajo  investigativo  titulado:  Propuesta  de  un  conjunto  de actividades Físico-Recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la Circunscripción # 135, de la Comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular “Puerta de Golpe.” Como Tiempo Libre se conoce al espacio restante después de concluir la realización de actividades docentes, laborales, domésticas, fisiológicas y de transportación, en el que se realizan actividades de libre  elección   a  voluntad  de  los  propios  implicados.  En  nuestro  país  las investigaciones sobre el Tiempo Libre surgen  como una necesidad indispensable a consecuencia del proceso de desarrollo económico y social a partir del Triunfo Revolucionario y la consolidación alcanzada en estos años por las relaciones socialistas de producción. Estas transformaciones se manifiestan en todos los aspectos del modo de vida y provocan cambios sustanciales en los hábitos, en la cultura y la ideología de las masas y por tanto en las necesidades espirituales y materiales de las mismas. Esta investigación tiene  como objetivo: Proponer un conjunto  de  actividades  físico-recreativas  en  función  de  lograr  una  mejor ocupación  del  tiempo  libre de  los  adolescentes de  12-  15  años  de  la Circunscripción # 135, de la Comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular ¨Puerta de Golpe¨. del municipio antes mencionado. Para la realización del mismo se tuvo en cuenta el método dialéctico–materialista de cual se derivan los métodos teóricos y métodos empíricos, en los primeros podemos encontrar el Análisis- Síntesis, Histórico-Lógico y El Trabajo con Documentos y en los segundos la Encuesta, la Observación, para a través de los mismos recopilar datos que contribuyan  en el desarrollo satisfactorio de la investigación. La investigación es ubicada dentro de la Recreación vinculada con el Deporte y

  9. Sistema de actividades físico recreativas para contribuir a la educación sexual en los adolescentes de 12-15 años del Consejo Popular “Cuba Libre” del Municipio Pinar del Río

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    Deysi Milhet Cruz

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En el municipio Pinar del Río el consejo popular “Cuba Libre” es uno de los que mayores casos de infecciones de transmisión sexual y de VIH tiene. Lo anterior está corroborado por los datos recogidos en el departamento de ITS-VIH y son los siguientes, VIH -16 pacientes, blenorragia -20, sífilis-7, condiloma-10 y herpes genital - 3. La población más vulnerable son los adolescentes de la circunscripción 8 en quienes no existe una educación sexual adecuada sumándosele la carencia de actividades que la promuevan a nivel comunitario. Esta investigación se sustenta sobre bases psicológicas, sociológicas y de trabajo comunitario. Basada en métodos teóricos y empíricos, propicia un desarrollo sociocultural y educativo que promueve un progreso en la comunidad donde los adolescentes participen como agentes transformadores de cambio al modificar roles, actuaciones y conductas logrando una mejoría en la educación sexual de los mismos y que se irradie al resto de la comunidad, permitiendo una visión holística en aspectos relacionados con la sexualidad humana, la cual parte de los adolescentes y se irradia en el entorno comunitario: a la vez que patentiza la necesidad de introducir esta temática como alternativa a la profilaxis y educación de determinadas enfermedades. Es de utilidad para entrenadores, profesores de educación física así como personal que en el ámbito comunitario se disponga a participar en esta batalla por la vida de los adolescentes.

  10. Sistema de actividades encaminadas a la incorporación de los abuelos al círculo del adulto mayor en el consultorio № 38 delConsejo Popular del Reparto Hermanos Cruz del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Berta Alejandra Junquera Gutiérrez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Es un deber de toda la sociedad y muy especialmente de los relacionados con la Cultura Física garantizarle al Adulto Mayor, la realización sistemática de las actividades físicas, que practicadas de forma regular sean un pilar para mejorar la salud desde los puntos de vista ya que con el proceso de envejecimiento. El Adulto Mayor sufre cambios a nivel físico, psíquico y social. Las actividades físicas tienen un papel fundamental que es el mejoramiento de su salud, el bienestar del  Adulto Mayor  favorece su calidad de vida en los umbrales del Tercer Milenio. En un mundo donde prima la tendencia globalizadora y neoliberal gestada en los centros de poder, que ofrece una imagen virtual del desarrollo, realmente no puede concebirse el desarrollo si no es sostenible y como un proceso integral, en consecuencia, es preciso crear un paradigma totalmente nuevo que coloque al ser humano en el centro de su preocupación El presente trabajo aborda un tema de vital importancia y siempre actual, ya que se relaciona con la incorporación del Adulto Mayor a las actividades físicas, relacionados con la calidad de vida de la población adulta del Consultorio N0. 38 del Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz, específicamente para aquellos que están en la 3era edad, los cuales se consideran por ellos mismos y por muchas personas de la comunidad como personas acabadas

  11. Actividades físico-recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes comprendidos en la edad de 12 a 15 años pertenecientes a la circunscripción # 124 del Reparto 26 de julio, Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz

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    Alexis Rodríguez Madera

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La investigación está encaminada a realizar un estudio sobre el aprovechamiento del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la circunscripción # 124 del Reparto 26 de julio del Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz. Con la misma se propone un sistema de acciones físicos – recreativos a partir de la participación consciente de los adolescentes para mejorar el aprovechamiento del tiempo libre de estos. Teniendo en cuenta que el tiempo libre constituye una condición obligatoria en la reproducción espiritual ampliada de la personalidad en aras de contribuir a su completo desarrollo físico e intelectual y las actividades físico recreativas son aquellas de carácter físico, deportivo, o turístico a los cuales el hombre le dedica voluntariamente en su tiempo libre para el desarrollo activo, diversión y desarrollo individual, teniendo como objetivo principal la satisfacción de necesidades de movimiento del hombre para lograr como resultado final salud y alegría. Es por tanto, que a partir del diagnóstico realizado en la circunscripción y detectados los problemas de las necesidades del aprovechamiento del tiempo libre de los adolescentes nos propusimos esta investigación con el fin de promover un uso útil del tiempo libre de estos. La planificación, programación y el éxito de estas actividades dependen en gran medida de la edad de los participantes, los gustos e intereses de estos así como la cultura requerida para su realización. La programación y ofertas es de la preferencia de la sociedad, a fin de que responda a los intereses comunes e individuales, lo cual tributa a la conservación del carácter motivacional y recreativo.

  12. Conjunto de actividades para la estimulación del desarrollo físico en los niños de 4-5 años atendidos en el programa “educa a tu hijo” en la circunscripción # 185 del consejo popular 10 de octubre del municipio la Pinar del Río

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    Adelina Saldañas Carmona

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La necesidad de preparar a los promotoras y ejecutoras para orientar a la familia en la estimulación temprana en los niños con el propósito de concebir un proceso educativo y desarrollador en las condiciones de vida y educación me motivaron a proponer actividades físico para niños de 4-5 años, atendidas por el Programa “Educa a tu Hijo”. Como punto de partida se realizó una valoración de cómo se desarrolla la atención a los niños y niñas de estas edades atendidas por el Programa “Educa a tu Hijo” con énfasis en la estimulación al desarrollo físico de los mismos, realizando un diagnostico a la situación actual de esta actividad en el consejo popular, entrevista- encuesta a los promotores , ejecutoras,a los líderes comunitarios así como organizaciones tales como el INDER municipal , Ministerio Educación municipal pudiéndose constatar que existe un bajo nivel de participantes, poca sistematización , pobre desarrollo de esta actividad lo que sin duda redunda en detrimento del desarrollo y estimulación del desarrollo físico de estos niños Por lo anteriormente expuesto se proponen actividades físicas, asequibles con ejemplos precisos y variados en aras de estimular el desarrollo en los niños de 4-5 años atendidos en este programa educativo. Como novedad se ha puesto al alcance de ejecutoras y promotores un soporte digital DVD que permite brindar mejor orientación a las ejecutaras y promotores en la organización de estas actividades , facilitando la estimulación y desarrollo físico e intelectual, de manera oportuna consciente y organizada favoreciendo la preparación del niño para su ingreso en la escuela.

  13. Actividades físicas recreativas culturales para ocupar el tiempo libre del adulto mayor en edades comprendidas entre 56 y 76 años del cdr numero 5 de la zona 28 de la circunscripción 28 del Consejo Popular Carlos Manuel del Municipio Pinar del Río

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    Vidal E. Arencibia Llanes

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available La investigación realizada tiene como objetivo la propuesta de un Plan de actividades físicas recreativas culturales en función de la ocupación del tiempo libre del adulto mayor entre del CDR número 5 de la zona 28 de la Circunscripción 28 del Consejo popular Carlos Manuel del municipio Pinar del Río. La  misma se inició desde el 2007 a partir de las necesidades de la comunidad de  realizar  actividades  físicas  recreativas  culturales  para  la  ocupación  del tiempo libre, a través del  diagnóstico se constató el nivel de ofertas recreativas que se le brindaban, las que evidenciaban que eran limitadas y con escasa frecuencia,  por  lo  que  nos  dimos  a  la  tarea  de  confeccionar  una  plan  de actividades con características físicas recreativas culturales, a partir de las realizadas anteriormente que respondieran a sus gustos, edades y preferencias. Se selecciona a la comunidad comprendida entre 56-76 años como el mejor de los escenarios donde se desarrolla los problemas sociales, pero también el lugar donde se expande la subjetividad humana en su máxima expresión en la búsqueda de soluciones a los problemas. Este plan de actividades que se propone contribuye al aprovechamiento del tiempo libre  orientado lo que trae beneficios para elevar la calidad de vida propiciando un mejoramiento de las relaciones interpersonales y del sentido de pertenencia de estas personas por su territorio. Cuestiones estas que fueron detectadas durante la aplicación de los diferentes instrumentos de investigación como observación, encuestas, entrevistas, así como la utilización de técnicas estadísticas y participativas.

  14. Propuesta de un conjunto de actividades físicas recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes en edades de 12-14 años de la circunscripción no. 184 del Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz del municipio de Pinar del Río

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    Reinaldo Rosales Del Pino

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La formación para el tiempo libre es una parte fundamental de la formación integral del hombre. Las actividades físicas de tiempo libre se consideran en la actualidad una necesidad para todos los seres humanos que posibilita calidad de vida y creación de un estilo de vida en la población, que benefician al hombre en su capacidad física, en la salud, en la economía, en los niveles de comunicación, en el desarrollo humano, tiene además un carácter preventivo de algunos de los males que aquejan a la sociedad. En los adolescentes se presenta un marcado interés en lo motor, por actividades que se presten al auto-examen, a la superación y a la competencia, así como se produce un afianzamiento de las posibilidades de participación en equipos deportivos. A través de la observación de las actividades física recreativas en el tiempo libre de los adolescentes, la realización de encuestas y entrevistas se comprobó que carecen de ser de la preferencia de ellos, son reiterativas y carecen de divulgación; Esto conlleva a que estos adolescentes emplee su tiempo libre en la realización de actividades que poco aportan a su educación y formación de su personalidad, por lo que proponemos un conjunto de actividades físico recreativas para contribuir a la ocupación del tiempo libre en los adolescentes de edades de 12-14 años de la circunscripción 184 del Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz del municipio de Pinar del Río. Este trabajo será de utilidad y de servicio a los actores sociales de la circunscripción y adolescentes.

  15. Sistema de actividades físico-recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes con edades de 14 a 17 años pertenecientes a la Circunscripción # 88 del Consejo Popular “Aguas Claras” del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Otoniel Veliz Padrón

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El Tiempo libre constituye una condición obligatoria en la reproducción espiritual ampliada de la personalidad, por eso organizarlo racionalmente constituye una tarea de gran trascendencia social, ya que no solo resulta importante cómo se planifican las horas de estudio, sino que resulta de vital importancia una eficaz planificación del mismo en los adolescentes en aras de contribuir a su completo desarrollo físico e intelectual. El objetivo del trabajo es proponer un sistema de actividades físico-recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la circunscripción # 88 del Consejo Popular “Aguas Claras” del municipio de Pinar del Río. Este trabajo se está llevando a cabo con el propósito de llevar a vías de hechos un sistema de actividades físico-recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la referida circunscripción, garantizando una correcta ocupación del tiempo libre a través de mismas. Este estudio se inició con la aplicación de una encuesta a los propios adolescentes para constar si ellos conocían las actividades y con qué frecuencia las realizaban, las misma evidenciaban que eran de poco conocimiento de ellos por lo que nos dimos a la tarea de confeccionar una propuesta de actividades físico- recreativas a partir de las realizadas anteriormente en el lugar que respondieran a sus gustos y preferencias, así como a otros objetivos sociales en específico. En el mismo empleamos métodos teóricos, empíricos y estadísticos, permitiéndonos no solo la recopilación de datos sino el procesamiento de los mismos, nuestra propuesta sirve como mediador del personal que labora en la localidad y señala direcciones para enfocar el trabajo de los mismos, lo que constituye su aporte teórico, por lo que esperamos obtener resultados satisfactorios en cuanto a una mejor ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la referida circunscripción garantizando.

  16. Actividades físico - recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre en los jóvenes de 17 a 19 años de la zona 54 del Consejo Popular Urbano de San Juan y Martínez

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    Elia Ledesma Márquez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Tras la creación del INDER el deporte cubano único en América Latina que se caracteriza por más hondo sentido humano ha encaminado todos sus esfuerzos para llevar la E:Física ,el deporte y la Recreación a los mas recónditos lugares. .La planificación y programación de estas actividades depende en gran medida de aspectos tan importantes como la edad de los participantes, los gustos e intereses, así como la cultura requerida para su realización. A partir de la aplicación de las técnicas y métodos de investigación nos percatamos que las ofertas recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre son limitadas en la zona 54 del consejo popular urbano de San Juan y Martínez, según los resultados se notaron un alto grado de alcoholismo, riñas callejeras, la tendencia a un grado de deserción de los estudios por parte de los jóvenes comprendidos entre la edad de 17 a 19 anos tanto del sexo femenino como masculino, se destaco la maternidad precos,poco desarrollo de las Actividades físicas recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre. A través de la puesta en práctica de la propuesta de actividades físicas recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los jóvenes de la zona 54 se ha podido disminuir costumbres negativas. La zona desde el punto de vista social tiene una población de 156 jóvenes .Esperamos que dichos integrantes desarrollen sus potencialidades durante su tiempo libre, a través de actividades físicas – recreativas y formulen el habito en un ambiente sano que contrarreste las tendencias crecientes .Todo esto estará proporcionando la transformación en una comunidad mas fortalecida y unida

  17. Propuesta de un conjunto de Actividades Recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre en los adolescentes en la edad comprendida de 12 a 15 años de la Circunscripción 18. Consejo Popular Carlos Manuel de Céspedes” del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Elisa Isabel Vázquez Molina

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Nuestro trabajo se realizó con el fin de desarrollar actividades que estuvieran en correspondencia con las características de la población seleccionada, en los adolescentes en edad comprendida de 12 a 15 años de la ESBU Julio A. Mella del Consejo Popular Carlos Manuel de Céspedes del municipio de Pinar del Río La necesidad de proporcionar una generación saludable, físicamente, multilateral y armónicamente desarrollada resulta cada vez más una exigencia de nuestra sociedad. Cada día la Cultura Física y sus distintas salidas como la Educación Física, Deporte y Recreación se convierten en una necesidad de cada individuo y de toda humanidad. Con independencia a estos logros es evidente que las actividades de la Recreación Física de una planificación que responda a los intereses recreativos implican una forma de recreación activo, que tiene como finalidad el desarrollo multifacético de los niños, jóvenes y adultos Es evidente que muchas de las actividades recreativas que realizan, son los jóvenes los que las llevan a cabo, aunque existen irregularidades que limitan las opciones que se brindan para el disfrute de la juventud, la realidad exige que existía una buena planificación partiendo de las posibilidades reales para el desarrollo óptimo de sus programas recreativos, de ahí que las bases del desarrollo social estén encaminados a satisfacer las necesidades cada vez más crecientes de la población. La planificación y programación de estas actividades dependen en gran medida de aspectos tan importantes como: la edad de los participantes, los gustos e intereses, así como la cultura requerida para su realización. La programación y oferta de las actividades recreativas debe ser de la preferencia de la sociedad a fin de que responda a los intereses comunes individuales, lo cual tributa a la conservación del carácter motivacional y recreativo de las actividades estando en correspondencia con la zona de residencia

  18. Actividades Deportivo-Recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes en edades entre 11 y 12 años de la Circunscripción # 39 del Consejo Popular Bahía Honda Este

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    Eddy Emigdio Rivera Solano

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Las comunidades como asentamientos de personas con variados hábitos y necesidades presentan características psíquico-cognoscitivas que son manifiestas en cada una de sus vivencias. El estudio sociológico de estas comunidades y dentro de ellos acerca del empleo del tiempo libre, determina en gran medida su crecimiento social y económico, lo que determinara también un crecimiento en los servicios, aspecto importante para alcanzar un nivel de aceptación en la calidad de vida de la población. Estos estudios se pueden considerar importante pues el buen empleo de tiempo libre influye en la formación de la personalidad del hombre lo cual se hace manifiesto en su modo de vida, de igual forma provoca cambios en sus hábitos, ideología y cultura social de cómo emplear su tiempo libre en actividades de su gusto y preferencia aspecto del cual carece la comunidad motivo de investigación, esto ha provocando manifestaciones negativas en el conducta de los adolescentes en lo individual y colectivo. Por esta razón, conociendo a través de la observación diaria la situación de esta comunidad y en especial de los adolescentes se realizó un diagnóstico de la situación concreta del lugar, el cual contempla un grupo de aspectos como: datos socio-demográficos y generales de la población objeto de estudio, ofertas recreativas, así como las necesidades e intereses de estos adolescentes, por lo que se hizo necesario implementar un grupo de acciones encaminadas a transformar aquellas conductas que son proclives para el buen desarrollo humano con actividades físico-recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes entre las edades comprendidas 11-12 años de la circunscripción #39 Consejo Popular Bahía Honda Este.

  19. Actividades físico-recreativas vinculadas al ajedrez para la ocupación del tiempo libre de niños entre 8-10 años de la Circunscripción 34 del Consejo Popular “Hermanos Barcón” del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Marisel Piñeiro Gomez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Tomando como sustento que la comunidad resulta un contexto importante del trabajo social por ser en ella donde se dinamizan los procesos de participación para reafirmar los valores, la identidad es que se pretende proponer un conjunto de  actividades  físico  recreativas  vinculadas  al  ajedrez  para  la  ocupación  del tiempo libre de los niños y niñas entre 8/10 años de la Circunscripción 34 del Consejo Popular “Hermanos Barcón” del      municipio Pinar del Río. Sonrelacionadas con el ajedrez teniendo en consideración que sus propósitos generales están encaminados a desarrollar en el individuo una actitud favorable hacia el ajedrez que permita apreciarlo como elemento generador de cultura; desplegar su potencial intelectual a partir del estímulo de la esfera cognitiva; garantizar la adquisición de conocimientos, habilidades y destrezas básicas necesarias para la incorporación a la vida activa; permitir el establecimiento de vínculos entre los conocimientos, experiencias ajedrecistas y la vida cotidiana. Se realizó con una unidad de análisis desglosada en  32 del sexo masculino (39,5% y 49 del femenino (60,4%; para la muestra se escogieron a los niños y niñas que deseaban  ocupar  su  tiempo  libre  con  la  realización  de  actividades  físico recreativas vinculadas al ajedrez, quedando como sigue: Sexo masculino: 19 (59,3%  de  la  población; 79,1%  de  la  unidad  de  análisis, sexo  femenino: 23 (46,9% de la población; 63,8% de la unidad de análisis. La importancia de este trabajo es que fomentará hábitos de salud, disciplina, compañerismo, cooperación, responsabilidad; desarrollará habilidades de liderazgo; favorecerá a la integración, la comprensión, reconocimiento, desarrollo de agilidad mental, la capacidad para la solución de problemas, la creatividad, imaginación, curiosidad infantil, permitirá intercambiar ideas y experiencias durante su desarrollo.

  20. Identificación de posibles talentos para el deporte de atletismo en las edades de 8 a 11 años, desde la realización de actividades deportivas- recreativas en la circunscripción numero127 del Consejo Popular Capitán San Luis

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    2009-06-01

    del Consejo Popular  Capitán San Luis los posibles talentos, por los resultados de las pruebas físicas y las mediciones así como otras informaciones de carácter psicosocial, médicas  y hereditarias

  1. CDC: Consejos de exfumadores: El Consejo de Jessica Sobre el Asma PSA (:30)

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    La exposición al humo de segunda mano puede provocar un ataque de asma que puede ser mortal. Este anuncio de servicio público de 30 segundos de la campaña de los CDC “Consejos de exfumadores”, muestra a Jessica, la madre de un niño pequeño que tiene ataques de asma por la exposición al humo de segunda mano. Su consejo es que las personas no sientan pena de decirles a otras que no fumen cerca de sus hijos.

  2. CDC: Consejos de exfumadores: El Consejo de Jessica Sobre el Asma PSA (:30)

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    2012-03-19

    La exposición al humo de segunda mano puede provocar un ataque de asma que puede ser mortal. Este anuncio de servicio público de 30 segundos de la campaña de los CDC “Consejos de exfumadores”, muestra a Jessica, la madre de un niño pequeño que tiene ataques de asma por la exposición al humo de segunda mano. Su consejo es que las personas no sientan pena de decirles a otras que no fumen cerca de sus hijos.  Created: 3/19/2012 by Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.   Date Released: 8/8/2013.

  3. ¿SON EFECTIVOS LOS CONSEJOS DE ADMINISTRACIÓN? LA EFICACIA DEL CONSEJO Y LOS RESULTADOS DE LA EMPRESA

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    Barroso Castro, C.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Numerosos trabajos han estudiado la influencia del consejo de administración en las decisiones y resultados de sus empresas. No obstante, la enorme popularidad alcanzada en el campo del gobierno corporativo por estos estudios, no viene acompañada por sus resultados, que han sido ambiguos y, a veces, conflictivos En esta investigación proponemos que la efectividad de los consejos depende de las experiencias y conocimientos de los consejeros que lo conforman, así como de la estructura de estos consejos. Entendemos que ambas dimensiones (composición y estructura no son “por si” suficientes para el logro de consejos plenamente efectivos, pero si se definen como elementos necesarios para ello. Desde nuestra perspectiva, constituyen el potencial que permitirá lograr una adecuada capacidad estratégica por parte del consejo. Nuestros resultados muestran la importancia de las variables que conforman la estructura y composición del consejo (tamaño del consejo, permanencia, experiencia de los consejeros a la hora de explicar los resultados empresariales.

  4. Son efectivos los consejos de administración? La eficacia del consejo y los resultados de la empresa

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    Barroso Castro, C.; Villegas Periñan, M. M.; Pérez-Calero, L.

    2010-01-01

    Numerosos trabajos han estudiado la influencia del consejo de administración en las decisiones y resultados de sus empresas. No obstante, la enorme popularidad alcanzada en el campo del gobierno corporativo por estos estudios, no viene acompañada por sus resultados, que han sido ambiguos y, a veces, conflictivos En esta investigación proponemos que la efectividad de los consejos depende de las experiencias y conocimientos de los consejeros que lo conforman, así como de la estructura de estos ...

  5. Educational intervention on pregnancy in adolescence. “San Francisco” Consejo Popular. Venezuela

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    2015-01-01

    Background:The studies accomplished in the worldwide space on pregnancy in adolescence demonstrate the need of an integral attention that would help the family in young people's education.Objective: to implement a program of educational intervention that contribute to modify young people's knowledges on pregnancy in adolescence.Methods: Study of educational intervention in teens of San Francisco community, belonging to the Municipality of Agua Blanca, San Francisco clinic, Portuguesa State, d...

  6. Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear: the Spanish safety authority

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    1993-01-01

    The Spanish Authority in Nuclear Safety and Radiological Protection was created by special law in 1981. The Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CNS) was established independent of the Government and reporting direct to Congress. This five-member commission is responsible for assisting the Government and other institutions in safety matters, with the the authority to impose safety conditions on all activities related to radioactive materials, and particularly on the nuclear power plants. (author) 1 fig

  7. Tres consejos para un viaje sano y salvo

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    2008-02-01

    La subdivisión de la salud del viajero y de importación de animales se complace en presentar estos consejos de viaje y les desea a todos un viaje sano y salvo.  Created: 2/1/2008 by National Center for the Prevention, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID).   Date Released: 2/27/2008.

  8. El valor del consejo en el Libro del caballero Zifar

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    Patricia ROCHWERT-ZUILI

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es mostrar el valor que cobra en el Libro del caballero Zifar la definición del consejo como elemento fundamental del molinismo. El análisis permite distinguir no solo la afirmación de una palabra linajística ejemplar sino también la importancia del consejo del verdadero amigo, y en particular, el de la mujer o del caballero. A través de la valoración de la prueba que le tiene que imponer el rey al consejero se vislumbra además la imagen de este consejo privado que se impuso bajo el reinado de Alfonso XI y cuyo papel no fue sino confortar el poder de la realeza.Le propos de cet article est de montrer l’importance que revêt dans le Livre du chevalier Zifar la définition du conseil comme trait essentiel du molinisme. L’analyse permet non seulement de mettre en évidence l’affirmation d’une parole lignagère exemplaire mais aussi de distinguer le conseil de l’ami véritable, en particulier celui de la femme ou du chevalier. À travers la valorisation de l’épreuve que le roi se doit d’imposer au conseiller, on entrevoit en outre l’image du conseil privé qui s’imposa sous le règne d’Alphonse XI et dont le rôle fut de conforter le pouvoir de la royauté.

  9. ACG55/2: Convocatoria de elecciones de representantes en Juntas de Facultades y Escuelas y Consejos de Departamento.

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    2012-01-01

    Convocatoria de elecciones de representantes en Juntas de Facultades y Escuelas y Consejos de Departamento. Aprobado en sesi??n extraordinaria del Consejo de Gobierno de la Universidad de Granada celebrada el 24 de febrero de 2012.

  10. Defining popular iconic metaphor.

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    2002-04-01

    Popular Iconic Metaphor is added to the cognitive linguistic lexicon of figurative language. Popular Iconic Metaphors employ real or fictional celebrities of popular culture as source domains in figurative discourse. Some borders of Popular Iconic Metaphor are identified, and Elvis Presley is offered as a prototype example of a popular iconic source domain, due to his ubiquity in American popular culture, which affords his figurative usage in ways consistent with decision heuristics in everyday life. Further study of Popular Iconic Metaphors may serve to illuminate how figurative expressions emerge in their localized contexts, structure conduct and experience, and affect mediation of cultural and personal meanings.

  11. El poder de voto en el Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Social en Salud

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    Sandra Milena Rodríguez A.

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo examina el Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Social en Salud como organismo de regulación y concertación del sistema de salud colombiano. Con ayuda de la teoría de juegos simple, analiza el poder de voto de los integrantes del Consejo y calcula los índices de Banzhaf, Shapley-Shubik y Coleman. Muestra que las decisiones del Consejo responden a un consenso falaz que revela los intereses de agentes particulares, que los índices de poder son sensibles a la cuota de mayoría aprobatoria y que la proporción de votos no refleja apropiadamente el poder de sus miembros.

  12. La Sociedad, el Debate sobre la Actividad del Estado y la Ley: Consejos Municipales

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    Cristiane Catarina Fagundes de Oliveira

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available En trabajo se aborda la discusión en la sociedad posmoderna, centrándose en el debate que tiene lugar en los consejos municipales. El estudio compara el debate que era común en el origen de los parlamentos, en su origen en el Parlamento de Inglaterra. Este trabajo describe el Parlamento Inglés en su origen histórico y su función discusión, que es adoptado por los consejos municipales modernos en los municipios brasileños. Este trabajo muestra la participación política que no se centra en la votación, pero los consejos locales se describen y su objetivo de promover el control social de las actividades estatales.

  13. El consejo de administración y las memorias de sostenibilidad

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    Lázaro Rodríguez-Ariza

    2014-01-01

    Los resultados obtenidos muestran que las grandes compañías que disponen de consejos de administración de mayor tamaño y diversidad en su composición son las más activas en relación con la emisión de información sostenible relevante y comparable. Afirmación que puede extenderse a la frecuencia con que se reúne su consejo de administración.

  14. Communication of the popular

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    Božilović Nikola

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the problems of the communication of popular culture. It considers the more specialized meaning of popular culture, which primarily encompasses the works of artistic forms which have a popular character - easily understandable and entertaining contents and wide audience. The aesthetic communication of the popular through popular literature, film, pop and rock music is examined. The paper is divided into three parts. The first parts deals with the aesthetics of the communication of popular culture. It contains the analysis of the major formal-aesthetic procedures embedded in the creative expression of the popular. In the part which is dedicated to social aspects of the communication of popular art, the author examines the industrial, market and commercial principles upon which this whole culture is based. It is a time of new technologies and mass consumption, which represent, in the words of Eric Hobsbawm, a 'cultural landscape' that has transformed the manner in which a new audience experiences the artistic. Finally, popular culture stars are observed as communicators. The author adds them as a new, even crucial, link in the already known chain of communication comprising the author, the work and the audience. Stars (film, popular music are active factors of communication as well as its bearers. They are the intermediaries through which the audience establishes relationships with the authors (writers, directors, composers and the works in which those stars appear. Stars as 'new Olympians' (Morin are, indeed, another significant category that distinguishes the communication of popular culture.

  15. Los consejos escolares de los colegios de educación primaria analizados por sus miembros

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    José Fernando González Granda

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo presentamos la valoración que de los consejos escolares de los colegios de educación primaria de la Comunidad Autónoma de Asturias realizan sus miembros. Se analizan las principales características de los consejeros así como la información y atención que éstos prestan a sus representados. Se valora el funcionamiento de los consejos y cómo cumplen éstos las competencias que tienen asignadas. También recogemos la valoración que los consejeros realizan de los problemas que tienen en el cumplimiento de sus tareas. Los consejeros valoran cómo los consejos mejoran el funcionamiento de los colegios y diversos aspectos relacionados con la participación, asi como la satisfacción de los distintos miembros de la comunidad escolar respecto al funcionamiento de los consejos escolares.

  16. Consejos para los adolescentes latinos que adoptan ambas culturas (Tips for Latino teens)

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    Podcast para los adolescentes latinos: Este podcast ofrece consejos útiles a los adolescentes latinos sobre cómo encontrar un equilibrio entre su cultura de origen y la cultura estadounidense, con el fin de disfrutar de una vida más feliz y saludable.

  17. "Consejo" as a Literacy Event: A Case Study of a Border Mexican Woman

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    de la Piedra, Maria Teresa

    2013-01-01

    Drawing on sociocultural approaches to literacy and literature on the communal spaces of teaching and learning of Latino/as, I share one Mexican border women's life story and analyze her literacies and ways of knowing in relation to the literacy event of giving "consejo." Using data gathered through individual interviews and…

  18. Antonio Gramsci: el consejo de fábrica, germen de la sociedad futura

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    Martín Prestía

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito general del presente trabajo es realizar una reflexión y problematización en torno de la concepción de Antonio Gramsci del “consejo de fábrica” desde tres dimensiones que se vinculan orgánicamente: el consejo de fábrica en tanto forma político-organizativa; la problemática de la escisión entre hombre y ciudadano propia de la modernidad y la resolución que, a partir del consejo, es posible darle; y, por último, el consejo de fábrica como instancia a partir de la cual es posible construir un orden alternativo, prefigurando la sociedad de nuevo tipo. A modo de conclusión, se incluye una recapitulación de las principales claves interpretativas utilizadas en el análisis de los desarrollos gramscianos, a la vez que se propone la identificación de algunas tensiones hacia el interior de la propia argumentación del militante sardo.

  19. Public and popular history

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    De Groot, Jerome

    2013-01-01

    This interdisciplinary collection considers public and popular history within a global framework, seeking to understand considerations of local, domestic histories and the ways they interact with broader discourses. Grounded in particular local and national situations, the book addresses the issues associated with popular history in a globalised cultural world, such as: how the study of popular history might work in the future; new ways in which the terms 'popular' and 'public' might inform one another and nuance scholarship; transnational, intercultural models of 'pastness'; cultural translat

  20. EL GOBIERNO CORPORATIVO Y LA RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL CORPORATIVA EN EL SECTOR BANCARIO: EL PAPEL DEL CONSEJO DE ADMINISTRACIÓN

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    Martínez-Ferrero, Jennifer

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    Full Text Available El artículo muestra una investigación conjunta sobre el consejo de administración de los bancos y sus prácticas en materia de responsabilidad social corporativa. Así, diversas características del consejo de administración de los bancos, concretamente la independencia y diversidad, pueden impactar en su compromiso socialmente responsable. Haciendo uso de una muestra de 159 bancos pertenecientes a nueve países para el periodo 2004-2010, nuestra evidencia sugiere que los bancos caminan por una senda de comportamiento socialmente responsable vinculado a la independencia y diversidad del consejo.

  1. 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…

  2. Classifications in popular music

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    van Venrooij, A.; Schmutz, V.; Wright, J.D.

    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

  3. Popular music from Greenland

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    Otte, Andreas Roed

    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...

  4. Popular Music and Society

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    2007-01-01

    the collapse of the Soviet Union: What present trends can be observed?  How has the Soviet context influenced the popular music of today?  How is music performed and consumed?  How has the interrelationship between cultural industry and performers developed?  How are nationalist sensibilities affecting popular......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...

  5. Agents of Popular Sovereignty

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    Wolkenstein, Fabio

    2018-01-01

    Popular sovereignty requires that citizens perceive themselves as being able to act and implement decisions and be causally connected to mechanisms of decision-making. I argue that the two most common understandings of the exercise of popular sovereignty — which centre on direct decision making...... by the people as a whole and the indirect exercise of democratic agency by elected representatives, respectively — are inadequate in this respect, and go on to suggest a complementary account that stresses the central role of internally democratic and participatory political parties in actualising popular...... sovereignty. The argument defended contends that popular sovereignty ceases to be a mere fiction only when the people are active makers of decisions and not just passive recipients of the decisions of others; and they can only be active decision-makers when they engage in internally democratic parties...

  6. Women and Popular Church

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    2013-01-01

    From the early 1960s, the Popular Church organized and influenced the actions, ideas and objectives of the Brazilian civil society. From the Feminist Theology, the article reflects on the different ways which this praxis influenced, through principles, worldviews and methodologies, the actions performed by women in the 1980s who engaged in the Urban Popular Church in suburbs of cities which belonged to the diocese of Caxias do Sul. The study is bibliographic, documental and is analyzed throug...

  7. EL CONSEJO DE HOMBRES BUENOS, PATRIMONIO ORAL E INMATERIAL DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA

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    Elena Montaner Salas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El Consejo de Hombres Buenos de la Huerta de Murcia y el Tribunal de las Aguas de Valencia son tribunales consuetudinarios, reconocidos por una Ley Orgánica, que ejercen funciones jurídicas entre los regantes, con un procedimiento breve pero con garantía. Dada su antigüedad se ha presentado ante la UNESCO toda la documentación necesaria para que sean proclamados Obra Maestra del Patrimonio Oral e Inmaterial.

  8. Consejos para los adolescentes latinos que adoptan ambas culturas (Tips for Latino teens)

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    Podcast para los adolescentes latinos: Este podcast ofrece consejos útiles a los adolescentes latinos sobre cómo encontrar un equilibrio entre su cultura de origen y la cultura estadounidense, con el fin de disfrutar de una vida más feliz y saludable.  Created: 8/19/2009 by Centro Coordinador de Salud Ambiental y Prevención de Lesiones (CCEHIP).   Date Released: 8/19/2009.

  9. Teaching Japanese Popular Culture

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    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.

  10. Individual popularity, peer group popularity composition and adolescents' alcohol consumption

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    Gommans, R.; Müller, C.M.; Stevens, G.W.J.M.; Cillessen, A.H.N.; Bogt, T.F.M. ter

    2017-01-01

    Previous studies have convincingly shown associations between popularity and adolescent drinking. This study examined whether the popularity composition of the peer group and the relative difference in popularity between adolescents and their peers are also associated with adolescent drinking.

  11. Constructing the popular: challenges of archiving ugandan 'popular ...

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    Constructing the popular: challenges of archiving ugandan 'popular' music. ... on the intention of the one defining, the popular is also time- and culture-specific. ... in Uganda is commercially determined – by the media and the music industry.

  12. Arte Popular y Feminismo

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    Eli Bartra

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se lleva a cabo, en primer lugar, una propuesta metodológica de cómo abordar el estudio del arte popular desde un punto de vista feminista. A continuación se realiza un acercamiento a un ejemplo específico de arte popular mexicano que se halla en estrecha relación con el arte elitista y se puede considerar que se trata de un proceso de sincretismo cultural un tanto sui generis: las friditas de Josefina Aguilar como recreaciones de la obra plástica de Frida Kahlo. Con base en este “close up” se intenta mostrar un posible método para conocer el arte popular contemplando las divisiones sociales por género, etnia y clase.

  13. 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......-of-mouth communication influences popularity in the two periods of competition by increasing the likelihood of the late consumer having an affinity towards the brand adopted at the first stage. In this environment firms strategically choose their timing of product introduction knowing that fast introduction is costly. I...... 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...

  14. Capital social y consejos de salud en Brasil: ¿un círculo virtuoso? Social capital and health councils in Brazil: a virtuous circle?

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    Maria Eliana Labra

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo discute, en primer lugar, concepciones relativas al capital social, sus aplicaciones y limitaciones. En segundo lugar, aborda esas concepciones como recurso teórico utilizado por académicos para reflexionar sobre posibles salidas frente al desencanto y a la apatía ciudadana con las frágiles instituciones políticas que han acompañado los procesos de redemocratización en América Latina. En tercer lugar, examina los consejos de salud de Brasil buscando escudriñar en qué medida esa amplia y rica experiencia de movilización y participación popular contribuiría al fomento del capital social y, por tanto, a la adhesión a valores cívicos y a la cooperación generalizada.This article begins by discussing the concept of social capital and its applications and limitations. Second, it examines these theoretical contributions as approaches actually used by scholars to analyze the disenchantment with the fragile political institutions and citizens' apathy that emerged together with re-democratization processes in Latin America. Third, it focuses on the role of the Brazilian health councils, seeking insights from this vast and rich experience of popular mobilization and participation to shed light on the councils' contributions in fostering behaviors inherent to social capital, such as civic values and cooperation.

  15. Resources for Popular Education.

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    Heaney, Tom

    1992-01-01

    Popular education, with its agenda for social change, often lacks access to traditional financial support. Strategies for resource development include volunteers, small proportion of public funding, an umbrella organization to distribute funds, and collaboration with adult educators in mainstream institutions. (SK)

  16. Altruism and Popularity

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    Egilmez, Eda; Naylor-Tincknell, Janett

    2017-01-01

    Popularity, as a manifestation of social status, has been widely researched and determined by group members. Prosocial behaviors are actions with intention of benefiting others or society as whole with little or no personal gain and may include helping, cooperating, and other voluntary works. Altruism is a type of prosocial behavior that could…

  17. Individual Popularity, Peer Group Popularity Composition and Adolescents' Alcohol Consumption.

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    Gommans, Rob; Müller, Christoph M; Stevens, Gonneke W J M; Cillessen, Antonius H N; Ter Bogt, Tom F M

    2017-08-01

    Previous studies have convincingly shown associations between popularity and adolescent drinking. This study examined whether the popularity composition of the peer group and the relative difference in popularity between adolescents and their peers are also associated with adolescent drinking. Participants were 800 adolescents (M age  = 14.73; SD age  = 1.00; 51.6 % girls) from 31 classrooms who completed peer ratings of popularity and self-reports of alcohol consumption. Results showed that drinking was higher among popular than unpopular adolescents, higher among popular adolescents surrounded by less popular classmates, and lower in classrooms with more variability in popularity. Thus, beyond individual popularity, peer group popularity composition also should be taken into account when investigating antisocial and health risk behaviors in adolescence such as drinking.

  18. 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...... in the disco era, sound—not necessarily aestheticized as music—is inextricably part of the many domains of popular culture. Expanding the view taken by many scholars of cultural studies, the contributors consider cultural practices concerning sound not merely as semiotic or signifying processes but as material......, 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...

  19. UCR ALERTA (Resumen de la posición del Consejo Universitario sobre Crucitas)

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    Kioskos Ambientales

    2010-01-01

    Artículo--Universidad de Costa Rica, Vicerrectoria de Acción Social, Oficina de Divulgación e Información. 2010. Para mayor información puede escribir a La minería de oro a cielo abierto es una actividad de alto impacto social y ambiental. La Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), mediante su Consejo Universitario, solicitó mantener la “moratoria” a esta actividad, es decir suspender los permisos para futuros proyectos mineros. UCR::Acción Social

  20. La justiciabilidad de los derechos sociales en el Consejo de Europa

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    Nivard, Carole

    2016-01-01

    Los derechos sociales están generalmente menos protegidos que los derechos civiles y políticos. Sin embargo, en el ámbito del Consejo de Europa, los sistemas de la Carta social europea y del Convenio europeo de los derechos humanos ofrecen las condiciones para un avanzar hacia la justiciabilidad de los derechos sociales. El Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos evoluciona y adopta una interpretación dinámica que amplía los derechos del Convenio europeo hasta la esfera social. Por otra parte, e...

  1. Los consejos de salarios en Uruguay con el gobierno de la izquierda

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    Luis Ibarra

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2178-4582.2008v42n1-2p61El artículo analiza los Consejos de Salarios organizados en Uruguay por el gobierno de izquierda. Procura demostrar que no son simplemente una vuelta atrás, desde la desregulación laboral hacia la institución clásica del compromiso social. Envuelven, por el contrario, una inversión de las relaciones del trabajo con el estado y el capital.

  2. ¿SON EFECTIVOS LOS CONSEJOS DE ADMINISTRACIÓN? LA EFICACIA DEL CONSEJO Y LOS RESULTADOS DE LA EMPRESA / ARE THE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS EFFECTIVE? THE BOARD’S EFFICIENCY AND THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY

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    Barroso Castro, C.; Villegas Periñan, M.M.; Pérez-Calero, L.

    2010-01-01

    Numerosos trabajos han estudiado la influencia del consejo de administración en las decisiones y resultados de sus empresas. No obstante, la enorme popularidad alcanzada en el campo del gobierno corporativo por estos estudios, no viene acompañada por sus resultados, que han sido ambiguos y, a veces, conflictivos En esta investigación proponemos que la efectividad de los consejos depende de las experiencias y conocimientos de los consejeros que lo conforman, así como de la estructura de estos ...

  3. El papel del Consejo de Administración en la creación de valor en la empresa

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    María Consuelo Pucheta-Martínez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar si el Consejo de Administración de las empresas cotizadas españolas crea valor en las mismas. Para ello, planteamos diferentes hipótesis que abordan la relación que existe entre el porcentaje de consejeros independientes y dominicales, así como el tamaño, actividad y dualidad de poder del Consejo de Administración con la creación de valor en la empresa. Esta la mediremos a través de la rentabilidad económica de la empresa y el ratio market-to-book. Utilizando una muestra de empresas cotizadas desde 2004 hasta 2011, ambos inclusive, los resultados han revelado que tanto la actividad como determinado tamaño del Consejo de Administración contribuyen a crear valor en la empresa. Concretamente, las conclusiones revelan que el número de reuniones del Consejo de Administración se asocia positivamente con la creación de valor, así como el tamaño del mismo, pero hasta cierto punto, ya que llegado a este, el incremento de un miembro adicional en el Consejo de Administración hace disminuir la creación de valor en la empresa. Por otra parte, los resultados han documentado que la presencia de consejeros independientes y dominicales, así como la dualidad de poder en el Consejo de Administración, no influyen en la creación de valor en la empresa.

  4. Popular Music Policy

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    Frith, Simon; Cloonan, Martin

    2008-01-01

    This special issue of Popular Music has its origins in a seminar organised at the University of Stirling in 2004. This meeting, one of a series on cultural policy, brought together researchers from a number of European countries who were asked to describe state music policy in their respective countries and to reflect on what differences, if any, such policies had made to recent national music history. As the seminar’s organisers, we were interested in a couple of issues: first, how policy ap...

  5. Medios y sectores populares

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    Blasco Fernando Checa Montúfar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El CIESPAL desarrolló un estudio sobre los usos y preferencias de los medios de información y de los mensajes en algunos sectores populares del Ecuador. La mayoría de los campesinos escuchan la radio pero aman la televisión. El Comercio de Quito y el Universo de Guayaquil son los diarios preferidos. En Quito se leen menos periódicos que en Guayaquil y las redes comunitarias funcionan muy bien en la costa del país.

  6. Diabo e cultura popular

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    Sílvia Maria Azevedo

    1985-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho focaliza a figura do diabo participando de duas expressões da chamada cultura popular medieval. Por meio de espetáculos como o Carnaval, a Festa dos Loucos, a Festa do Asno, procurei aprender, através da figura demoníaca, o intercâmbio entre duas formas de cultura - uma, séria, religiosa, feudal - relacionada com o mundo das instituições medievais - outra, cômica, irreverente, profana - ligada ao mundo medieval não institucionalizado.

  7. El consejo de administración y las memorias de sostenibilidad

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    Lázaro Rodríguez-Ariza

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Aun cuando la elaboración de memorias de sostenibilidad no es obligatoria, el papel del consejo de administración puede ser importante en la emisión de información relevante para la toma de decisiones. En la actualidad, y debido al creciente interés por el comportamiento medioambiental y social de los negocios y su impacto en la supervivencia empresarial a largo plazo, la función del consejo de monitorizar la información económico-financiera se ha ampliado a las memorias de sostenibilidad. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar el papel que determinadas características del consejo de administración, tales como su tama˜no, el nivel de actividad, la independencia y la diversidad de sus miembros, tienen en la elaboración y en la divulgación de un informe de responsabilidad social corporativa. La evidencia empírica previa en relación con las nuevas responsabilidades de este órgano de control es limitada y sujeta a análisis transversales a nivel país y periodo temporal, lo que limita las conclusiones que pueden derivarse de los mismos. En ese artículo, el análisis se realiza para una muestra de 690 empresas cotizadas pertenecientes a 10 países europeos para los ejercicios 2004 a 2009. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que las grandes compa˜nías que disponen de consejos de administración de mayor tama˜no y diversidad en su composición son las más activas en relación con la emisión de información sostenible relevante y comparable. Afirmación que puede extenderse a la frecuencia con que se reúne su consejo de administración. Although the disclosure of sustainability report is not compulsory, the role of the board of directors could be quite important in the publishing relevant information for decision making. Nowadays, and as a result of growing interest in environmental and social aspects of business performance and their impact on the company’s long-term survival, the board’s monitoring function over the

  8. Individual Popularity, Peer Group Popularity Composition and Adolescents? Alcohol Consumption

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    Gommans, Rob; M?ller, Christoph M.; Stevens, Gonneke W. J. M.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Ter Bogt, Tom F. M.

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    Previous studies have convincingly shown associations between popularity and adolescent drinking. This study examined whether the popularity composition of the peer group and the relative difference in popularity between adolescents and their peers are also associated with adolescent drinking. Participants were 800 adolescents (M age?=?14.73; SDage?=?1.00; 51.6?% girls) from 31 classrooms who completed peer ratings of popularity and self-reports of alcohol consumption. Results showed that dri...

  9. Popular Mobilization Messaging

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    James Garrison

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available This Research Paper examines the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit’s (PMU messaging on the organisation’s website and social media platforms through early January 2017 to develop a more nuanced understanding of the PMU’s outlook, both present and future. After providing an overview of the PMU’s media presence online, the paper discusses how the organisation promotes its core narrative: that it is a cross-confessional and patriotic force for the defence of all Iraqis against a brutal and evil IS. The paper then addresses the PMU’s use of messaging to refute the sectarian portrayal of the organisation in some quarters before turning to the way the PMU approaches regional and international states in its media. Finally, the paper summarises the PMU’s messaging strategy and discusses how this strategy implies a less threatening future for the organisation than is often anticipated.

  10. Jose Maria Albareda (1902-1966) and the Formation of the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas

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    2009-01-01

    Jose Maria Albareda (1902-1966) was an applied chemist and a prominent member of the Roman Catholic organization, Opus Dei, who played a crucial role in organizing the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas (CSIC), the new scientific institution created by the Franco regime in 1939. The paper analyses first the formative years in…

  11. Los Consejos de Justicia en el actual proceso de reformas estatutarias y sus perspectivas de futuro

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    Miguel Ángel Cabellos Espiérrez

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    Full Text Available En el actual proceso de reformas estatutarias se ha puesto de manifiesto el problema de la relación entre Poder Judicial y modelo de Estado, y los diversos estatutos hasta ahora reformados han incorporado previsiones dirigidas a abordar esta cuestión. El objeto de este trabajo es analizar las relativas a los consejos de justicia, y estudiar asimismo el tratamiento que de esta cuestión ha hecho el Tribunal Constitucional en su sentencia 31/2010, con la consecuencia ya conocida de la declaración de inconstitucionalidad de buena parte de los preceptos alusivos a dicho consejo en el Estatuto de Autonomía de Cataluña. Para ello, y tras analizar brevemente las propuestas existentes antes del inicio de los procesos de reforma estatutaria, se pondrá de manifiesto cómo los estatutos recogen en realidad dos modelos distintos de consejo de justicia, solo uno de los cuales tiene relación realmente con el gobierno del Poder Judicial. En lo relativo al caso catalán y a su examen por el TC, se analizará con carácter previo la noción de colaboración internormativa entre Estatuto y LOPJ, presupuesto de la regulación contenida en el Título III del Estatuto, para concluir que el TC la admite en todos los ámbitos regulados en dicho Título III excepto en el caso del Consejo de Justicia. Asimismo, se indicará cómo la decisión del TC sobre aquél está presidida por una cierta confusión en cuanto a la naturaleza del órgano enjuiciado, y cómo la solución finalmente adoptada, de mantener el órgano pero cambiando totalmente su naturaleza tras la declaración de inconstitucionalidad de buena parte de la regulación del mismo, constituye una solución sorprendente y no exenta de problemas. Finalmente, se identifican las perspectivas de futuro en el ámbito analizado. In the current statutory reform process has highlighted the problem of the relationship between the Judiciary and the model of State. The reformed statutes have included rules to

  12. IMPACTO DE LA AUSENCIA DEL CONSEJO NACIONAL DE BIOÉTICA COLOMBIANO

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    Gabriela Rueda Martínez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo objetiva sustentar teóricamente el impacto de la ausencia del Consejo Nacional de Bioética (CNB en la normatividad sobre investigación en seres humanos de Colombia (Resolución 8430/1993 del Ministerio de Salud. Para tal fin, fue dividido el abordaje del tema en tres partes: la primera trata sobre la experiencia previa del país en relación con la implementación del CNB; la segunda revisa la normatividad colombiana actual sobre experimentación en humanos, y la tercera analiza críticamente el contenido de la resolución referida. En Colombia, los debates sobre temas que exigen la reflexión bioética se dan a nivel del Estado, sin la asesoría de un consejo nacional de bioética que facilite una orientación desde dicha perspectiva. Por esta razón, es urgente la reglamentación de la Ley 1374/2010 que crea el CNB; además, considerando la protección de los sujetos participantes de las investigaciones, es pertinente que la bioética en Colombia transforme su fundamentación epistemológica, adoptando referenciales bioéticos consonantes con su realidad social. Por lo tanto, se propone la Declaración Universal sobre Bioética y Derechos Humanos de la Unesco como directriz bioética internacional de la investigación en seres humanos.

  13. Los Consejos De Guerra Durante La Última Dictadura Militar Argentina (1976–1983

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    Débora D´Antonio

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo me propongo explorar el funcionamiento de los Consejos de Guerra o tribunales militares que actuaron en los límites del aparato represivo legal de la última dictadura militar argentina. Estos tribunales fueron concebidos hacia fines del siglo XIX como fueros diferenciados destinados a mantener la disciplina de las Fuerzas Armadas. Sin embargo, desde comienzos de la década del sesenta, más tarde en los primeros años setenta y especialmente desde el golpe de Estado militar de marzo de 1976 se convirtieron en cuerpos extrajudiciales concentrados en acusar y juzgar a civiles por medio de la figura del delito político. La historiografía argentina aún no ha reconocido el papel significativo que desempeñaron los Consejos de Guerra al contribuir con el proceso de judicialización de la represión política, con la redefinición de una legalidad autoritaria y con una nueva racionalidad política. Abstract In this paper I will explore the mechanisms by which the councils of war or military courts that were involved in the last military dictatorship in Argentina, acted on the border between legality and illegality within the framework of the legal repressive apparatus of that time. These courts were conceived in the late nineteenth century as distinct jurisdictions intended to maintain discipline in the armed forces. However, since the early sixties, later in the early seventies and especially since the March 1976 coup, they became extrajudicial bodies that judged and prosecute civilians for political crimes. Argentina’s historiography has not yet fully recognized the significant role played by these councils of war as contributors to the process of judicialization of political repression, the redefinition of authoritarian legality and a new political rationality.

  14. Popular "Problems": Deviantization and Teachers' Curation of Popular Music

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    Kallio, Alexis Anja

    2017-01-01

    Despite many music classrooms welcoming popular musics in striving towards an inclusive and democratic education, there has been relatively little research into teachers' decisions regarding which popular musics are included and which are excluded from classroom activities. This is of particular interest taking into account arguments that the…

  15. Desigualdad numérica entre hombres y mujeres en los consejos de administración en grandes empresas mexicanas

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    Ignacio Javier Cruz

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación es mostrar la desigualdad numérica existente en los consejos de administración de grandes empresas mexicanas que favorece al género masculino. El ascenso laboral femenino es focalizado como instrumento para alcanzar un puesto en dichos consejos. Se lleva a cabo un conteo del número de mujeres miembros de consejos de administración dividido por tipo de consejeros. Los resultados indican que las mujeres ocupan entre 3.8 y 8% de los lugares existentes en consejos de administración, cifras que están muy por debajo de la evidencia internacional.

  16. Edward Said on Popular Music

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    Capitain, W.H.P.

    2017-01-01

    Although Edward Said, generally known as one of the founders of postcolonial studies, has written extensively on music, he almost completely ignores popular music. However, the few moments in which he does reflect on popular music are highly revealing. In this article I provide a comprehensive

  17. 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…

  18. El Consejo de Europa y la abolición total de la pena de muerte en Europa

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    Bou Franch, Valentín

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    1. Introducción.- 2. La parca reglamentación de la pena de muerte.- 3. La superación práctica de una mala disposición.- 3.1 .Por el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos.- 3.2. Por la práctica de los Estados Miembros del Consejo de Europa.- 3.3. Por la práctica de los órganos del Consejo de Europa.- 4. La abolición de iure de la pena de muerte en Europa.- 4.1. La prohibición de la pena de muerte en tiempo de paz.- 4.2. La abolición de la pena de muerte en todas las circunstancias:- 5. Consider...

  19. La membresía de México en el Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas

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    Guadalupe Vautravers-Tosca

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación es analizar, desde las perspectivas histórica y jurídica, las cuatro participaciones de México en el Consejo de Seguridad del máximo foro universal. En particular, los beneficios y costes que los gobiernos mexicanos han recibido, como es el reconocimiento a nivel universal de que el país contribuye en forma activa a los esfuerzos en favor de la prevención, solución de conflictos y amenazas a la paz, así como el deterioro temporal de la relación bilateral con algunos miembros permanentes del Consejo, en especial, Estados Unidos de América, durante el bienio 2002-2003. Los periodos para los cuales nuestro país ha sido elegido como miembro no permanente son: 1946; 1981-1982; 2002-2003 y 2009-2010.

  20. Los consejos municipales: una nueva articulación del poder local en la retaguardia republicana

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    Rafael Quirosa-Cheyrouze y Muñoz

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Como consecuencia del colapso provocado por la fallida sublevación militar de 1936, surgieron múltiples comités obreros por toda la zona leal a la República, organismos que se convirtieron en poderes paralelos a los oficialmente constituidos. En este trabajo se pretende analizar las características que definieron a las nuevas instituciones locales y, sobre todo, las consecuencias que su implantación generó en la dinámica política de la zona por el proceso de atomización del poder que causó. Los consejos municipales fueron, por tanto, la fórmula planteada por el Gobierno de Largo Caballero para reorganizar el poder local a partir de 1937. Tras una complicada evolución en tiempos de paz, una vez desencadenado el conflicto bélico, los ayuntamientos de la República habían perdido muchas competencias en la práctica cotidiana. Pero los comités locales, nuevos protagonistas de la situación, no pasaron de ser un poder paralelo y, en términos generales, no sustituyeron oficialmente a las corporaciones existentes antes de iniciarse la guerra. Guerra Civil, ayuntamientos, consejos municipales, poder local, Largo Caballero.________________ABSTRACT:As a result of the collapse caused by the unsuccessful military revolt of 1936, many trade unions arose in the areas loyal to the Republic; organisms, those, that became parallel powers to the ones officially constituted. In this work it is analyzed the characteristics that defined the new local institutions and, mainly, the consequences that its implantation generated in the political dynamics of those areas by the process of atomization of power that it caused. The municipal councils were, therefore, the formula utilized by the Government of Largo Caballero to reorganize the local power starting from 1937. After a complicated evolution, in the days of peace, once triggered the warlike conflict, the city councils of the Republic lost many of the daily competencies they used to have. And the

  1. La jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado y sus recientes aportes al derecho disciplinario

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    David Alonso Roa Salguero

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se ofrecen algunas consideraciones frente a las últimas sentencias (de 2010 en adelante del Consejo de Estado, Sección Segunda, proferidas en ejercicio del control de legalidad de los actos administrativos sancionatorios, expedidos por el juez disciplinario respecto de los sujetos pasivos de la acción disciplinaria, al término de una actuación de la misma naturaleza, con ocasión de las demandas de nulidad y restablecimiento del derecho presentadas por estos contra dichos actos. Como se plantea, el máximo órgano de lo contencioso administrativo deja clara una nueva posición jurisprudencial en relación con el alcance y los límites del objeto de examen de las providencias contentivas de sanción disciplinaria impuestas por el funcionario con potestad disciplinaria, distinta a la línea que mantenía, hasta 2009, al resolver estos asuntos, la que permitía su comprensión en términos, ni más ni menos, de una tercera instancia disciplinaria.

  2. La jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado y sus recientes aportes al derecho disciplinario

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    David Alonso Roa Salguero

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se ofrecen algunas consideraciones frente a las últimas sentencias (de 2010 en adelante del Consejo de Estado, Sección Segunda, proferidas en ejercicio del control de legalidad de los actos administrativos sancionatorios, expedidos por el juez disciplinario respecto de los sujetos pasivos de la acción disciplinaria, al término de una actuación de la misma naturaleza, con ocasión de las demandas de nulidad y restablecimiento del derecho presentadas por estos contra dichos actos. Como se plantea, el máximo órgano de lo contencioso administrativo deja clara una nueva posición jurisprudencial en relación con el alcance y los límites del objeto de examen de las providencias contentivas de sanción disciplinaria impuestas por el funcionario con potestad disciplinaria, distinta a la línea que mantenía, hasta 2009, al resolver estos asuntos, la que permitía su comprensión en términos, ni más ni menos, de una tercera instancia disciplinaria.

  3. Are Atypical Things More Popular?

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    Berger, Jonah; Packard, Grant

    2018-04-01

    Why do some cultural items become popular? Although some researchers have argued that success is random, we suggest that how similar items are to each other plays an important role. Using natural language processing of thousands of songs, we examined the relationship between lyrical differentiation (i.e., atypicality) and song popularity. Results indicated that the more different a song's lyrics are from its genre, the more popular it becomes. This relationship is weaker in genres where lyrics matter less (e.g., dance) or where differentiation matters less (e.g., pop) and occurs for lyrical topics but not style. The results shed light on cultural dynamics, why things become popular, and the psychological foundations of culture more broadly.

  4. 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...

  5. Mandatos y consejos en la filosofía práctica moderna

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    Fonnesu, Luca

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper addresses the traditional distinction between commands and advices in modern practical philosophy as doctrine of duties. The distinction plays an essential role in Christian Thomasius’ thought for his differentiation between distinct spheres of practical life, iustum, honestum and decorum, i. e. the spheres of law (iustum, proper ethics (honestum and incoercible external behaviour – with ethical meaning –, including good manners (decorum. In Kant’s practical philosophy, the distinction between commands and counsels corresponds to the distinction between morality and prudence as pursuit of happiness. Moral life is ruled by moral law and by the idea of duty, that organizes in its own perspective the other aspects of practical activity and the different kinds of duties. As time passed, Kant is more and more interested to the historical realization of morality as Moralisierung through promotion of its external conditions such as pacific coexistence through the juridical law and improvement of intersubjective relations through Zivilisierung and good manners. Kant’s and eighteenth century’s doctrine of duties leave no space for a morality beyond duty as supererogation, a concept that has received a new attention in contemporary moral debate and can still be discussed in a Kantian perspective.

    Este artículo trata de la distinción entre órdenes y consejos en la filosofía práctica moderna como doctrina de deberes. La distinción juega un papel esencial en el pensamiento cristiano de Thomasius por su diferenciación entre las distintas esferas de la vida práctica, iustum, honestum y decorum, por ejemplo, las esferas de la ley (iustum, ética correcta (honestum e incoercible comportamiento externo —con significado ético—, incluyendo las buenas maneras (decorum. En la filosofía práctica de Kant, la distinción entre mandatos

  6. El español coloquial en clase de E/LE. Actividades y consejos

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    David Giménez Folqués

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available : En clase de E/LE resulta fundamental, además de trabajar el léxico general, realizar un aporte del aspecto lexicológico coloquial, en cuanto a voces y locuciones fraseológicas que supongan para el alumno un conocimiento de este ámbito, que por otro lado resultará imprescindible en el empleo del español. En primer lugar, es importante que el profesor de E/LE conozca la definición exacta de lo que significa el «español coloquial». Una vez delimitado este concepto, el siguiente paso es el de elegir y emplear actividades que resulten significativas para sus destinatarios. De esta manera, se pretende ofrecer a los docentes de esta área herramientas en forma de consejos y actividades para que puedan llevar a cabo esta labor y enseñar al alumno la importancia de aprender el léxico coloquial en su vida diaria. Palabras clave: español coloquial, lexicología coloquial, actividades E/LE.   Colloquial Spanish in E/LE class. Activities and advices   Abstract: Colloquial Spanish is essential for students of Spanish as a foreign language, in order to acquire the colloquial lexicon of the Spanish language and use it in their daily lives. Firstly, it is very important that the teacher knows the exact definition of "colloquial Spanish". The next step is to know how to choose and use activities that are significant for their students. In this sense, we want to offer useful tools and activities that they can use to teach their students the importance of learning the colloquial lexicon. Keywords: colloquial Spanish, colloquial lexicology, E/LE activities.

  7. Studying Popular Culture in Japan

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    Moeran, Brian

    , 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...

  8. RELIGIOSIDADE POPULAR E FENOMENOLOGIA RELIGIOSA

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    Waldomiro O. Piazza

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    Full Text Available Antes de tudo, é preciso ter presente que religiosidade popular não é o mesmo que fenomenologia religiosa, embora estejam intimamente vinculadas entre si. A fenomenologia religiosa é uma ciência que estuda o significado profundo das várias atitudes religiosas que o homem toma motivado por uma experiência religiosa. A religiosidade popular é o complexo destas atitudes condicionadas por alguma estrutura cultural, como a dos primitivos, que se dedicavam à caça, à pesca, à coleta de frutos, ou a dos povos sedentários, dedicados às técnicas agrárias e industriais.

  9. Behavioral Correlates of Prioritizing Popularity in Adolescence

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    van Den Broek, Nina; Deutz, Marike H F; Schoneveld, Elke A.; Burk, William J.; Cillessen, Antonius H N

    2016-01-01

    Little is known about individual differences in adolescents’ motivation to achieve and maintain popularity. This study examined the moderating effects of prioritizing popularity on the associations between popularity and adjustment outcomes in late adolescence. Participants were 314 Dutch

  10. Memoria anual de gestión 2016: Consejo de Recursos Hídricos de Cuenca Chancay - Huaral

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    Autoridad Nacional del Agua. Consejo de Recursos Hídricos de la Cuenca Chancay - Huaral

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    Compila los resultados de la gestión del Consejo de Recursos Hídricos de Cuenca Chancay – Huaral, durante el año 2016, identificando los principales avances y desafíos en la implementación del Plan de Gestión de Recursos Hídricos de Cuenca, a través ejes temáticos como: aprovechamiento de recursos hídricos, calidad del agua y saneamiento, conservación y caudales ecológicos, institucionalidad, cultura del agua y, riesgos y cambio climático. A la vez, se constituye como un documento de registro...

  11. Los laudos de Consejos de Salarios y su regulación por la Ley 18.566

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    Full Text Available Introducción. Rol de la ley 18.566 respecto del sistema de negociación colectiva. El laudo de los Consejos de Salarios como fuente normativa. La homologación de los laudos. La reglamentación de la ley 18.566. Principales particularidades. Proceso de negociación de los laudos. Las materias laudadas. Entrada en vigencia del laudo. Alcances del laudo. Los laudos en el ámbito de las fuentes del Derecho laboral. Extensión temporal de los laudos. Conclusiones. Una experiencia típicamente uruguaya

  12. Mejoramiento de los procesos administrativos y de servicios en el Honorable Consejo Provincial del Cañar

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    Buestán Toral, José Remigio; Urgilés Pauta, Diego

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    Como conclusión el autor manifiesta que el sistema organizacional del H. Consejo Provincial del Cañar, mantiene una estructura vertical, tadicional ya que está en función jerárquica, y no permite alcanzar efectividad y eficiencia en los principales procesos administrativos y operativos, a su vez imposibilita a sus servidores actuar en función del cliente, cumpliendo sus actividades en base a órdenes y prácticas institucionales que han sido repetitivas en cada administración

  13. 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…

  14. Educación popular

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    Ortiz, Pedro P.

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    Reflexiones sobre la relación entre la educación popular con el individuo, la sociedad, la moral, la religión, la industria y la riqueza pública - La educación i el individuo - La educación i la sociedad

  15. Popular support for progressive taxation

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    Marhuenda Hurtado, Francisco; Ortuño Ortín, Ignacio Isidro

    1995-01-01

    The popular support obtained by two parties who propose two qualitatively different tax schernes is analyzed. We show that if the median voter is below the mean, then any progressive proposal always wins over a regressive one, provided it leaves the poorest agent at least as well off as the latter does.

  16. Communicating science: professional, popular, literary

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    2010-01-01

    ... patterns of communication among scientists, popular communication to the public and science in literature and drama. This three-part framework shows how historical and cultural factors operate in today's complex communication landscape, and should be actively considered when designing and evaluating science communication. Ideal for students and p...

  17. Personal, Popular and Information Portals

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    Liu, Jun

    2010-01-01

    to persist in gathering Olympic Games information. In other words, does the relationship between demographics and knowledge about the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games differ according to the use of mobile phones among migrant workers? Results indicate that television became the primary source of Olympic Games news...... of people to enjoy the Olympic Games, and popularizing knowledge....

  18. Personal, Popular and Information Portals

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    Liu, Jun

    2011-01-01

    to persist in gathering Olympic Games information. In other words, does the relationship between demographics and knowledge about the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games differ according to the use of mobile phones among migrant workers? Results indicate that television became the primary source of Olympic Games news...... of people to enjoy the Olympic Games, and popularizing knowledge....

  19. 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…

  20. A Amazônia imaginada nos memoriais enviados ao Consejo de Indias no século XVII

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    Francismar Alex Lopes de Carvalho

    Full Text Available Resumo: Por todo o século XVII, colonos e missionários exploraram assiduamente as terras baixas amazônicas, localizadas a leste do vice-reinado do Peru. Nos memoriais que enviaram ao Consejo de Indias, em que solicitavam mercês, apresentaram diversas imagens dos índios, relacionando-os com ricos territórios que imaginavam existir na Amazônia, como o El Dorado e o Paititi. Este artigo propõe uma análise mais aprofundada dessas imagens, entendidas não tanto como a permanência de uma predisposição mítica, mas como uma estratégia discursiva na dura negociação por mercês, honras e privilégios que os referidos atores estabeleciam com a Coroa espanhola. Embora os memoriais permitissem ao Consejo de Indias ter notícia de regiões distantes e de como colonos e missionários atuavam nelas, a própria função política do documento influía poderosamente no tipo de imagens que apresentavam dos indígenas e das paisagens fronteiriças.

  1. O "Popular" em Egberto Gismonti

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    Rúrion Soares Melo

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Nossa música, rica e moderna, não pode ser integralmente enquadrada em tipologias. Este artigo destaca a importância do material musical e da autonomia nos procedimentos composicionais, e propõe que a compreensão das obras de Egberto Gismonti não pode se restringir aos elementos propriamente "brasileiros" do "nacional-popular".Brazilian music, rich and modern, cannot be integrally fit in typologies. This article detaches the importance of the musical material and the autonomy in the compositional procedures, and considers that the understanding of the work of Egberto Gismonti cannot be restricted to strictly "Brazilian" elements of the "nacional-popular".

  2. and popular organization (research notes

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    Paulo J. Krischke

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses some interfaces between the approaches to political learning, and their reference to situations of social exclusion, conflict and popular organization. The first part of the paper discusses the approach to the study of political learning among the elites; the second part examines approaches to research of political culture among the masses; and the third part outlines an alternative approach to political learning derived from Jürgen Habermas’s theory of “communicative action”. In the paper these approaches are applied to the study of a territory of exclusion, conflict, and popular organisation (a group of favelas in downtown Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Finally, the paper outlines some procedures to achieve a more general understanding of political learning

  3. Popular democracy and waste management

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    Wallis, L.R.

    1986-01-01

    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

  4. Behavioral Correlates of Prioritizing Popularity in Adolescence.

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    van den Broek, Nina; Deutz, Marike H F; Schoneveld, Elke A; Burk, William J; Cillessen, Antonius H N

    2016-12-01

    Little is known about individual differences in adolescents' motivation to achieve and maintain popularity. This study examined the moderating effects of prioritizing popularity on the associations between popularity and adjustment outcomes in late adolescence. Participants were 314 Dutch eleventh-grade students (M age  = 16.83 years; 52 % male) who completed measures of popularity, prioritizing popularity, and prosocial, antisocial, and risk behaviors. It was hypothesized that associations between popularity and adjustment outcomes are stronger for adolescents who prioritize popularity. The results indicate that the combination of being popular and valuing popularity was strongly related to antisocial and risk behaviors, but not to prosocial behaviors. Adolescents' social status motivations thus play an important role in the association of popularity with antisocial and risk behaviors in late adolescence.

  5. Transient Universe: Popular, Not so Popular & Knowable Unknowns

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    Bildsten, L.; Fryer, C.; Kulkarni, S.

    2006-03-01

    MOTIVATION & PURPOSE: This informal two day workshop is intended to bring together astronomers who monitor the sky for transient phenomena - a field which is poised to take off in the optical band, thanks to the exponential growth in the availability of giga pixel detectors, rapid computing and communication. For somewhat similar technological reasons, decimeter and decameter radio astronomy is also poised to grow in this area. The workshop will focus on astronomical opportunities with ongoing searches and discuss the possibilities with planned facilities in the near term. We hope to rapidly review the status of 'popular' sources (e.g. GRB afterglows, Supernovae, Machos), less popular events (e.g. Novae, geysers and gushers) and then move onto 'odd' but not hopelessly rare events. The spirit is to anticipate some of the discoveries by extending the astrophysical parameter space of known (or knowable) classes of transients. This workshop is part of the ongoing KITP Program "The Supernova Gamma Ray Burst Connection" and has received funding Los Alamos National Laboratory. We will follow the well honed KITP tradition of having fewer talks at the expense of long discussions. All talks will be recorded (per KITP tradition) and made available on the web for enjoyment, education and posterity. In lieu of a traditional poster sessions with old-fashioned easels we offer the Virtual Presence (organized by J. Bloom).

  6. Las mutaciones inestables, nuevo reto para el consejo genético de enfermedades hereditarias

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    Patricia Cuenca

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Las mutaciones inestables constituyen un tipo de alteración genética descubierta en la década de los noventa. En condiciones normales, regiones específicas de los genes están constituidas por repeticiones de una secuencia corta que puede ser de tres, cuatro, cinco o más nucleótidos; por ejemplo CAG, CGG, ATTCT, etc. Este nuevo tipo de mutación consiste en un aumento en la cantidad de éstas repeticiones, lo que causa una alteración en la expresión de dichos genes. Son inestables porque se ha observado que el tamaño de la secuencia repetida varía cuando las células se dividen por mitosis o meiosis, lo cual tiene implicaciones sobre la herencia y por consiguiente sobre el consejo genético que debe brindarse a los afectados. Estas mutaciones se han encontrado en genes importantes para la función neurológica normal del ser humano, donde pueden alterar el transporte de los ARN desde el núcleo al citoplasma, provocar la inactivación del gen o producir una proteína con funciones nuevas. La mayoría de las enfermedades causadas por estas mutaciones afectan el sistema nervioso, son degenerativas y presentan el fenómeno de anticipación genética, es decir que los afectados dentro de una familia se enfermarán más jóvenes y en forma más severa con el paso de las generaciones. La cantidad de repeticiones de la secuencia repetida presenta una correlación negativa con la edad de manifestación, así como una correlación positiva con la severidad de la enfermedad. En este momento existen veinte padecimientos identificados que son causados exclusivamente por este tipo de mutación. Este trabajo es una breve revisión actualizada del tema.Unstable mutations, new challenges for genetic counseling of inherited disorders. Unstable mutations or amplification of DNA tandem repeats sequences constitute a new kind of genetic alteration discovered in the 90´s that cause hereditary diseases. This mutation has been found inside or near important

  7. Coste-utilidad del consejo médico para dejar de fumar en la Región de Murcia

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    Angel López-Nicolás

    2017-08-01

    Conclusiones: A largo plazo, el consejo breve médico es una intervención más eficiente que a corto plazo y, dependiendo del umbral coste-utilidad para España, se recomendaría su financiación pública desde el punto de vista de la eficiencia.

  8. Noninsect Arthropods in Popular Music.

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    Coelho, Joseph R

    2011-05-26

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Consejo Mayor Comunitario del Porce -AZA- (Antioquia por la defensa del Territorio. Experiencia organizativa por la dignidad

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    Yeny Pino Franco

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    Full Text Available En los municipios de Amalfi, Anori y Zaragoza del departamento de Antioquia (Colombia, se ha venido desarrollando el proyecto hidroeléctrico Porce IV, desde el 2006, con los estudios preliminares por parte de la Empresa Pública de Medellín (EPM; en el desarrollo de las primeras etapas del proyecto, las comunidades se agruparon y constituyeron lo que hoy es el Consejo Mayor Comunitario AZA (CMC, el cual, les facilitara una negociación con EPM con justicia social y dignidad para todos, donde las comunidades pudieran participar con propuestas para la negociación en los temas de indemnización y principalmente el tema de compensación.

  12. Consejo Genético En El Cáncer De Mama Y En El Cáncer De Colon

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    Se aboga por la creación de una Unidad de Cáncer Familiar en la CAPV y se avanzan las características a tener en cuenta en el proceso clínico asistencial que desarrollaría esa Unidad, en tres aspectos claves: la identificación de los pacientes y la consulta de consejo genético, el estudio genético y el seguimiento de pacientes y familiares. Se señalan los recursos humanos y organizativos que se consideran necesarios para esa Unidad de Cáncer Familiar y se recomienda su coordinación con otras unidades asistenciales del sistema sanitario público, como son los Servicios de Oncología, Ginecología, Digestivo y laboratorios implicados.

  13. Uncovering the popularity mechanisms for Facebook applications

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    Li, Sheng-Nan; Guo, Qiang; Yang, Kai; Liu, Jian-Guo; Zhang, Yi-Cheng

    2018-03-01

    Understanding the popularity dynamics of online application(App) is significant for the online social systems. In this paper, by dividing the Facebook Apps into different groups in terms of their popularities, we empirically investigate the popularity dynamics for different kinds of Facebook Apps. Then, taking into account the influence of cumulative and recent popularities on the user choice, we present a model to regenerate the growth of popularity for different App groups. The experimental results of 917 Facebook Apps show that as the popularities of Facebook Apps increase, the recent popularity plays more important role. Specifically, the recent popularity plays more important role in regenerating the popularity dynamics for more popular Apps, and the cumulative popularity plays more important role for unpopular Apps. We also conduct temporal analysis on the growth characteristic of individual App by comparing the increment at each time with the average of historical records. The results show that the growth of more popular App tends to fluctuate more greatly. Our work may shed some lights for deeply understanding the popularity mechanism for online applications.

  14. "Popular Culture" and the Academy

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    Igor Johannsen

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The term "popular culture" is mostly used to describe either cultural practices or products that are widespread and available for mass consumption or those practices that belong to the cultural sphere of "ordinary" people. The use of this concept in scholarly research and debate, however, is far from concise and often lacks the analytical clarity needed for sound and convincing knowledge production. Lacking a precise and viable definition for this concept, this essay argues for abolishing it in favor of the concept of "culture", which in itself can be operationalized so as to accommodate all forms and practices that can be perceived as cultural. The central argument consists of a critique of the inherent classifications of culture through respective adjectives that inevitably lead to normative assumptions and presuppose specific research questions or methods.

  15. Gramsci y la cultura popular

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    Juan Carlos Rodríguez

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    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.

  16. EIT and the Popular Imagination

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    Gurman, J. B.

    2005-01-01

    The Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope on board SOHO, designed and built by Principal Investigator Jean-Pierre Delaboudiniere and his French/Belgan/US team, has produced numerous scientific breakthroughs, and has become both the standard coronal finder telescope and the determinant of whether halo coronal mass ejections are earthward-directed. Due to the dramatic nature of the images produced by EIT over the last nearly ten years, those images have been adopted worldwide in a manner no one could have foreseen before the launch of SOHO. I examine a small sample of the many scientific, commercial, and cultural uses of EIT imagery from the last decade in order to demonstrate how well-visualized, scientific imagery can first penetrate and then become an accepted part of the popular imagination.

  17. Characterizing popularity dynamics of online videos

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

    2016-01-01

    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...

  18. 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.

  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. 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

  2. Culture Jamming Versus Popular Culture

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    Leonardia Acynthia Putri

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: This literature study researched Adbusters, the anti-commercial organization, and described the organization’s activities and media usage, mainly in the period of 2007-2010, which critized the populer culture. Adbusters is an organization which performs “Culture Jamming”; a rebellious act reacting towards commercialism domination in many aspects including popular culture. Compared to other similar organizations, Adbusters has been executing more various activisms using several media which other organizations do not use. This study used the Adbusters’ official website and blogs as main data sources. The data of Adbusters’ activities and media usage were categorized and analyzed, thus the tendency of its development can be described. This study also analyzed Adbusters’ activity using Media Hegemony Theory and Political Economy Media Theory. The media has been dominated by a certain group that owns politic and economic power, so the information flow has been dominated by them. Media and its contents have been commercialized, thus capitalism and commercialism have been considered as a common system that should run the world. Adbusters has been trying to stop the domination and change the society’s way of thinking into a more critical way of thinking.   Abstrak: Studi literatur ini meneliti tentang Adbusters, sebuah organisasi anti komersial, dengan mendeskripsikan aktivitas serta penggunaan media organisasi tersebut dari tahun 2007-2010 dalam mengkritisi budaya populer. Adbusters adalah organisasi yang melakukan Culture Jamming, aksi perlawanan terhadap dominasi komersialisme di segala aspek termasuk popular culture. Dibandingkan dengan organisasi lain yang serupa, aktivitas Adbusters lebih bervariasi dan menggunakan media-media yang tidak biasa digunakan organisasi lain. Penelitian ini menggunakan situs online resmi Adbusters sebagai sumber data utama. Data mengenai aktivitas dan

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. [Seguro popular: achievements and perspectives].

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    Chertorivski-Woldenberg, Salomón

    2011-01-01

    Healthcare systems are organized following one of two basic models: social security systems, which link access to health services to labor status, and national health systems, which grant access to health as a citizen's right. Mexico adopted, since the institutionalization of social security and healthcare services in 1943, a mixed system. Social security institutions covered the salaried workers and public assistance was granted to the remaining of the population. At the beginning of the XXI century the Mexican health system entered a crisis as the conditions to expand health coverage through social security were not met and public assistance services were insufficient. In order to address these developments, the Healthcare Social Protection System was founded (2004) as a mechanism to effectively guarantee every person's right to health as established after the constitutional amendment of article fourth in 1983. Seguro Popular is the mechanism that through federal and states' contributions seeks to financially protect the population without access to social security's health services, and thus prevent impoverishment due to out of pocket and catastrophic health expenditures.

  7. 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.

  8. The Role of Popularity Goal in Early Adolescents' Behaviors and Popularity Status

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    Dawes, Molly; Xie, Hongling

    2014-01-01

    The effect of popularity goal on the use of 3 popularity-related behaviors and later popularity status was examined in a diverse sample of 314 6th-grade students (176 girls and 138 boys) in both fall (Time 1) and spring (Time 2) semesters. Popularity goal and the use of popularity-driven behaviors (e.g., "I change the way I dress in order to…

  9. El derecho de veto en el Consejo de Seguridad de Naciones Unidas: la historia de la válvula de seguridad que paralizó el sistema

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    María Isabel Torres Cazorla

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende realizar un análisis del derecho de veto en el Consejo de Seguridad de Naciones Unidas, comenzando por sus orígenes y las razones que motivaron su creación, para estudiar posteriormente el uso y en múltiples ocasiones el que cabría calificar como “abuso” en la utilización de este privilegio por parte de algunos de los miembros permanentes del Consejo de Seguridad. Dado que la mayor parte de los trabajos doctrinales que tratan de esta cuestión datan de hace varias décadas, resulta de sumo interés realizar un análisis del derecho de veto desde que la organización comenzó su andadura, hasta el momento actual.

  10. La aspiración de Brasil al asiento permanente en el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas: un breve panorama

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    Renata de Melo Rosa

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la posición de Brasil frente a la aspiración de un asiento permanente al Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas. Los esfuerzos entabulados por Brasil en el escenario internacional, los discursos del primer rango del gobierno, así como un protagonismo más acelerado frente a los vecinos latino-americanos confirman esta aspiración. Pero, Brasil aún enfrenta serios problemas internos de seguridad nacional y tendrá que enfrentar otros compañeros regionales también, aspirantes a un assiento de miembro permanente en el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU, como Canadá, por ejemplo. La ocupación del assiento temporario en el bienio de 2010-2011 también es uno de los factores analizados en este trabajo.

  11. Consejos educativos útiles a la familia para desarrollar el sistema nervioso de los niños preescolares en el hogar

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    Eugenia Díaz Favier

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    Full Text Available En el artículo se proponen algunos consejos de utilidad para la familia de niños y niñas de edades temprana y preescolar, que contribuyen a la educación adecuada del sistema nervioso en estas edades. Los consejos están dirigidos a la educación de hábitos alimentarios, del sueño, del control de esfínteres, de la conducta, a la preparación ante la llegada del nuevo hermano o hermana, a alertar a los padres acerca de la influencia de diferentes situaciones que se producen con estos niños, que de una u otra forma afectan el normal desarrollo de su sistema nervioso, e inciden en la formación de la personalidad

  12. 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

  13. Feminismo, estudios culturales y cultura popular

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    2005-01-01

    This paper explores the movement of feminism into academic life in general and the study of popular culture in particular. Assumptioms about the effects of popular culture on women had been a commonsense of second-wave feminism; however, by the mid-1970’s, questions about how gendered identities were culturally produced and reproduced became the topic of much more in-depth feminist research and discussion. This essay examines two main ways in which feminist research into popular culture enter...

  14. El Consejo Nacional de la Publicidad (CNP. La “voz” empresarial mexicana en tiempos no democráticos (1959-2000

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    G. Georgina Sosa Hernández

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available El Consejo Nacional de la Publicidad (cnp, antecedente del Consejo de la Comunicación (cc, es un organismo del sector empresarial que se fundó en 1959 y que aglutinaba a los empresarios dedicados a la publicidad. Entre ese año y el 2000, generó y difundió 49 campañas publicitarias que reflejaban su visión del país e indicaban, de una manera medianamente clara, su relación con el gobierno en turno. En este artículo me propongo estudiar la acción del cnp a través de estas campañas, teniendo en cuenta que se gestaron en un contexto anterior a la democracia (primero autoritario, después en transición a la democracia. Hago una revisión de algunos de los mensajes más importantes que transmitió el Consejo a partir de su vínculo con el contexto a fin de establecer cuál era su lectura que los empresarios hacían de la coyuntura específica por la que atravesaban.

  15. La imagen de España en el mosaico cultural paneuropeo:retos y compromisos del Consejo de Europa en la cooperación intercultural.

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    Chiara Atzori

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available ENGLISH:Since 1949, the Council of Europe is engaged to defend democracy and human rights in its member States. Today’s global economy – more than ever – leads the Council to focus its mediation role in the intercultural co-operation, to protect and preserve thelarge variety of languages and cultures that live within its territory. After the adoption of the Declaration on Cultural Diversity in 2000, Council of Europe cultural policies’, in which Spain is also actively involved, call the attention on the richness of the European cultural heritage. This heritage, thanks to new creative entrepreneurships, is becoming the real engine of the local economies.SPANISH:Desde 1949, el Consejo de Europa se compromete a defender la democracia y los derechos humanos de los Estados miembros. Hoy día, la nueva economía global, más que nunca lleva al Consejo a centrar su papel de mediador en la cooperación intercultural, para defender y conservar la variedad de lenguas y culturas que habitan su territorio. Tras la aprobación de la Declaración sobre la Diversidad Cultural en 2000, las políticas culturales del Consejo de Europa, en las que España participa activamente, hacen hincapié en la riqueza del patrimonio cultural. Gracias a nuevas y creativas formas decapacidad empresarial, este patrimonio se está convirtiendo en el verdadero motor de las economías locales.

  16. Pure and Public, Popular and personal

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    Eriksson, Birgit

    2013-01-01

    In the article I reexamine the traditional aesthetical and political critiques of popular culture and reevaluate the social and communicative potential of bestselling cultural artifacts such as highly popular television series. First, I sketch the alleged aesthetic and social problems of popular...... 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...

  17. Popular Music and the Instrumental Ensemble.

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    Boespflug, George

    1999-01-01

    Discusses popular music, the role of the musical performer as a creator, and the styles of jazz and popular music. Describes the pop ensemble at the college level, focusing on improvisation, rehearsals, recording, and performance. Argues that pop ensembles be used in junior and senior high school. (CMK)

  18. Spanish Federation of Popular Universities (FEUP)

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    Serrano, Isabel Garcia-Longoria

    2006-01-01

    This article features the Spanish Popular Universities, which are defined as "a project of cultural development that acts in the municipality, whose objective is to promote social participation, education, training, and culture in order to improve life quality" (Federation of Popular Education Universities, 2000). A century of history of…

  19. 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)

  20. 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...

  1. Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

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    Plate, L.; Smelik, A.M.

    2013-01-01

    This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They do memory, and in this

  2. Effects of popular exemplars in television news

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    Lefevere, J.; De Swert, K.; Walgrave, S.

    2012-01-01

    Common people that are apparently randomly selected by journalists to illustrate a news story (popular exemplars) have a substantial effect on what the audience think about the issue. This effect may be partly due to the mere fact that popular exemplars attract attention and act as attention

  3. 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…

  4. Popularity and Novelty Dynamics in Evolving Networks.

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    Abbas, Khushnood; Shang, Mingsheng; Abbasi, Alireza; Luo, Xin; Xu, Jian Jun; Zhang, Yu-Xia

    2018-04-20

    Network science plays a big role in the representation of real-world phenomena such as user-item bipartite networks presented in e-commerce or social media platforms. It provides researchers with tools and techniques to solve complex real-world problems. Identifying and predicting future popularity and importance of items in e-commerce or social media platform is a challenging task. Some items gain popularity repeatedly over time while some become popular and novel only once. This work aims to identify the key-factors: popularity and novelty. To do so, we consider two types of novelty predictions: items appearing in the popular ranking list for the first time; and items which were not in the popular list in the past time window, but might have been popular before the recent past time window. In order to identify the popular items, a careful consideration of macro-level analysis is needed. In this work we propose a model, which exploits item level information over a span of time to rank the importance of the item. We considered ageing or decay effect along with the recent link-gain of the items. We test our proposed model on four various real-world datasets using four information retrieval based metrics.

  5. Advice given to women in Argentina about breast-feeding and the use of alcohol Consejos dados a las mujeres en Argentina acerca de la lactancia materna y el consumo de alcohol

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    M. Yanina Pepino

    2004-12-01

    total de 167 mujeres que estaban amamantando o que habían amamantado recientemente. A las madres se les preguntó qué tipo de consejos, en caso de haberlos, les dieron los profesionales de la salud y sus parientes y amistades acerca del consumo de alcohol. También se plantearon preguntas sobre la bebida tradicional argentina, el mate -infusión muy popular en América del Sur que se prepara con las hojas de la planta Ilex paraguayensis- y la clase de consejos que recibieron las mujeres acerca de la lactancia materna y los cuidados neonatales en general. RESULTADOS: De las 167 mujeres estudiadas, 96,4% indicaron que el médico les había aconsejado que amamantaran a su hijo. Además, 93,4% afirmaron que habían frotado con alcohol el muñón umbilical del niño. Menos de la mitad de las mujeres (46,7% indicaron haber recibido del médico asesoramiento acerca del consumo de bebidas alcohólicas durante el embarazo, y un porcentaje aun menor (25,7% indicó haber recibido este tipo de asesoramiento durante la lactancia. Los parientes y amigos mostraron aproximadamente la misma propensión a aconsejar acerca del consumo de bebidas alcohólicas durante el embarazo (42,6% y la lactancia (47,9%. No obstante, el tipo de consejo fue distinto en uno y otro caso, en el sentido de que los parientes y amigos mostraron una proclividad mayor (en grado estadísticamente significativo a alentar a la mujer a consumir bebidas alcohólicas durante la lactancia que durante el embarazo (P < 0,001. Los parientes y amigos también alentaron el consumo de mate para estimular la producción de leche. CONCLUSIONES: Como en otros contextos culturales, en Argentina existe la creencia de que el alcohol mejora la lactancia. Sin embargo, la mayoría de las mujeres entrevistadas no habían recibido asesoramiento profesional acerca del consumo de bebidas alcohólicas durante el embarazo y la lactancia. Se necesitan estrategias profesionales orientadas a lograr que las mujeres cobren mayor conciencia

  6. The Popularity of Karinding among Bandung Society

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    Hinhin Agung Daryana

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    Full Text Available The study focuses on the impact of the karinding popularity on Bandung society. In trying to understand its focus, the study uses interdisciplinary approaches including soci- ology and anthropology. It employs qualitative research method including data collection from oral and wri!en sources. Since being played by a band called Karinding A!ack, karin- ding became popular in Bandung. Further, the popularity of karinding gave some impacts on Bandung people, both its practitioners and its audience. Some programs and activities considered as the result of the popularity of karinding include multiple activities such as tourism activities, networking development, educational activities, revitalization of tradi- tional arts other than karinding, music development, literacy development, and the develop- ment of the creative economy.   Keywords: impact, popularity, karinding, Bandung, interdisciplinary approach

  7. Gender messages in contemporary popular Malay songs

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    Collin Jerome

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Gender has been an important area of research in the field of popular music studies. Numerous scholars have found that contemporary popular music functions as a locus of diverse constructions and expressions of gender. While most studies focus on content analyses of popular music, there is still a need for more research on audience’s perception of popular music’s messages. This study examined adult Malay listeners’ perceptions of gender messages in contemporary Malay songs. A total of 16 contemporary Malay songs were analysed using Fairclough’s (1992 method of text analysis. The content of the songs that conveyed messages about gender were the basis for analysis. The results showed that the messages revolve mainly around socially constructed gender roles and expectations in romantic relationships. Gender stereotypes are also used in the songs to reinforce men’s and women’s roles in romantic relationships. The results also showed that, while listeners acknowledge the songs’ messages about gender, their own perceptions of gender and what it means to be a gendered being in today’s world are neither represented nor discussed fully in the songs analysed. It is hoped the findings from this, particularly the mismatch between projected and perceived notions of gender, contribute to the field of popular Malay music studies in particular, and popular music studies in general where gender messages in popular songs and their influence on listeners’ perceptions of their own gender is concerned.

  8. Conflict behaviors and their relationship to popularity.

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    Tezer, E

    2001-01-01

    This study examined conflict behaviors (self, other) among 127 Turkish college students. Differences in five conflict behaviors (forcing, avoiding, accommodating, compromising, and collaborating) were then explored in relation to popularity and unpopularity. Results indicated that the students engaged in more avoiding and compromising behaviors, while perceiving more forcing behavior in others. Further, the unpopular group was found to engage in more compromising behavior, and perceived more forcing behavior in others, as compared with the popular group. Constructive and destructive conflict strategies, and their implications for popularity, are discussed.

  9. Feminismo, estudios culturales y cultura popular

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    Joanne Hollows

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the movement of feminism into academic life in general and the study of popular culture in particular. Assumptioms about the effects of popular culture on women had been a commonsense of second-wave feminism; however, by the mid-1970’s, questions about how gendered identities were culturally produced and reproduced became the topic of much more in-depth feminist research and discussion. This essay examines two main ways in which feminist research into popular culture entered academic life: first, it examines the “images of women” debate, and second, it examines the Cultural Studies tradition and the feminist cultural analysis.

  10. Popularity versus similarity in growing networks

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    Krioukov, Dmitri; Papadopoulos, Fragkiskos; Kitsak, Maksim; Serrano, Mariangeles; Boguna, Marian

    2012-02-01

    Preferential attachment is a powerful mechanism explaining the emergence of scaling in growing networks. If new connections are established preferentially to more popular nodes in a network, then the network is scale-free. Here we show that not only popularity but also similarity is a strong force shaping the network structure and dynamics. We develop a framework where new connections, instead of preferring popular nodes, optimize certain trade-offs between popularity and similarity. The framework admits a geometric interpretation, in which preferential attachment emerges from local optimization processes. As opposed to preferential attachment, the optimization framework accurately describes large-scale evolution of technological (Internet), social (web of trust), and biological (E.coli metabolic) networks, predicting the probability of new links in them with a remarkable precision. The developed framework can thus be used for predicting new links in evolving networks, and provides a different perspective on preferential attachment as an emergent phenomenon.

  11. Vulgarization of popular music tradition in Serbia

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    Božilović, Nikola

    2011-01-01

    The vulgarization of tradition in this paper implies the alteration, false representation, and adaptation of tradition in line with the interests of certain individuals or groups in power. The author observes popular music in Serbia (jazz, pop, rock) under a sociological magnifying glass, attempting to explain and motivate the thesis which proposes a valid historical foundation of popular culture and music in the social life of Serbia. In his opinion, this kind of tradition is being 'swept un...

  12. Style popularity and the comovement of stocks

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    2006-01-01

    We examine to what extent the popularity of an investment style can be attributed to style investing. The style investing hypothesis predicts that assets in the same style show strong comovement with respect to their underlying fundamentals and that reclassifying assets into a new style raises its correlation with that style. We test this prediction by studying how comovement varies with proxies of popularity. We use different kinds of data, such as data on stocks, mutual funds, IPO?s and fin...

  13. Popularity versus similarity in growing networks.

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    Papadopoulos, Fragkiskos; Kitsak, Maksim; Serrano, M Ángeles; Boguñá, Marián; Krioukov, Dmitri

    2012-09-27

    The principle that 'popularity is attractive' underlies preferential attachment, which is a common explanation for the emergence of scaling in growing networks. If new connections are made preferentially to more popular nodes, then the resulting distribution of the number of connections possessed by nodes follows power laws, as observed in many real networks. Preferential attachment has been directly validated for some real networks (including the Internet), and can be a consequence of different underlying processes based on node fitness, ranking, optimization, random walks or duplication. Here we show that popularity is just one dimension of attractiveness; another dimension is similarity. We develop a framework in which new connections optimize certain trade-offs between popularity and similarity, instead of simply preferring popular nodes. The framework has a geometric interpretation in which popularity preference emerges from local optimization. As opposed to preferential attachment, our optimization framework accurately describes the large-scale evolution of technological (the Internet), social (trust relationships between people) and biological (Escherichia coli metabolic) networks, predicting the probability of new links with high precision. The framework that we have developed can thus be used for predicting new links in evolving networks, and provides a different perspective on preferential attachment as an emergent phenomenon.

  14. Diagnóstico y propuesta de plan de mejoramiento en el área financiera para el Sistema de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito del Segmento Uno, reguladas por la Superintendencia de Economía Popular y Solidaria, durante el período 2011- 2014

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    Pacheco Guevara, Ximena Patricia

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigación se enfoca en una propuesta de mejora en el área financiera para el sistema de cooperativas de ahorro y crédito del segmento uno, reguladas por la Superintendencia de Economía Popular y Solidaria, durante el período 2011-2014. Bajo este contexto, se revisaron una serie de metodologías aplicadas a nivel internacional, definiendo la creada por el Consejo Mundial de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito WOCCU como la más apropiada, al analizar específicamente cooperativas de ...

  15. Las manifestaciones del poder constituyente y el poder constituido en la construcción de consejos comunales en el Estado Táchira, Venezuela (2005 - 2012)

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    Ito Cerón, Juan Camilo

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    La presente monografía busca proveer elementos de análisis acerca del proceso de construcción de consejos comunales que ha tenido lugar en la Venezuela contemporánea. Por sus rasgos diferenciadores y llamativos, el caso particular escogido es el del Estado Táchira. El trabajo se enfocará en las características y modos de operación de los actores que ostentan un rol preponderante en el proceso. De igual modo, se recurrirá a los planteamientos teóricos fundamentales de Antonio Negri en lo relac...

  16. La aspiración de Brasil al asiento permanente en el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas: un breve panorama

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    Renata de Melo Rosa; Ana Carolina Gomes Lira Linhares

    2009-01-01

    Este artículo analiza la posición de Brasil frente a la aspiración de un asiento permanente al Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas. Los esfuerzos entabulados por Brasil en el escenario internacional, los discursos del primer rango del gobierno, así como un protagonismo más acelerado frente a los vecinos latino-americanos confirman esta aspiración. Pero, Brasil aún enfrenta serios problemas internos de seguridad nacional y tendrá que enfrentar otros compañeros regionales también, aspir...

  17. Auditoría por riesgos de la gestión de la continuidad de negocio para el Consejo de Transporte Público

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    Esquivel Asenjo, Karla

    2015-01-01

    Tesis de maestría -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Posgrado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. Maestría Profesional en Auditoría de Tecnologías de Información, 2015 El presente estudio de auditoría evalúa la razonabilidad de la Gestión de la Continuidad del Negocio de acuerdo con las políticas y mejores prácticas aplicables para asegurar la disponibilidad de la información en el Consejo de Transporte Público. Los resultados del análisis efectuado, se realizan basados en el program...

  18. La potestad del Consejo de Seguridad para solicitar a la Corte Penal Internacional la suspensión de una investigación o de un enjuiciamiento

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    Alma C. Borjas M.

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la potestad concedida al Consejo de Seguridad por el Estatuto de Roma, establecida en su artículo 16, referida a la posibilidad de solicitar a la Corte la suspensión de una investigación o de un enjuiciamiento. En la práctica, ya se ha hecho uso de dicha facultad, pero en circunstancias que podrían considerarse cuestionables. Por ello serán objeto de análisis las resoluciones 1422 (2002 y 1487 (2003 del Consejo de Seguridad como manifestaciones del abuso de esta potestad. Para ello se tomarán como punto de referencia los requisitos que el Estatuto establece para el ejercicio de esta potestad; se advierte en estas resoluciones el incumplimiento de aquéllos. En este sentido, se constató la ausencia de la determinación de una amenaza a la paz y a la seguridad internacionales, requisito indispensable para el uso de los poderes de este órgano en el marco del capítulo VII de la Carta; la ausencia de un caso específico y el hecho de querer usar esta potestad como una forma de inmunidad general, como se advierte de la exclusión de los miembros de misiones de mantenimiento de paz de la jurisdicción de la Corte, entre otros aspectos. Por lo antes planteado, se expone la posibilidad que tendría la Corte de revisión judicial de las solicitudes de suspensión del Consejo. La Corte no está vinculada por la Carta de las Naciones Unidas y, en este sentido, no le es aplicable el contenido del artículo 25 de ésta, por lo que no existiría un límite legal para que la Corte revisara la conformidad de las peticiones del Consejo con el Estatuto e incluso con la Carta de Naciones Unidas.

  19. Aplicación del modelo multicriterio WARPLAM DSS, en el ordenamiento de cuencas hidrográficas para la definición del consejos de recursos hídricos en el Perú, 2015

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    Baldoceda Ponce, Yordan Américo

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    El presente trabajo de investigación titulado: “Aplicación del Modelo Multicriterio WARPLAM DSS, en el Ordenamiento de Cuencas Hidrográficas para la Definición del Consejos de Recursos Hídricos en el Perú, 2015”, está orientado a establecer las relaciones e interacciones entre cuencas hidrográficas y números de consejos de recursos hídricos. OBJETIVO: Determinar el número de consejos de recursos hídricos en el Perú, para la adecuada implementación de la Gestión Integral de Recursos hídric...

  20. Consejos de Guerra: la interminable espera de un condenado a pena de muerte en las cárceles franquistas

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    Julián CHAVES PALACIOS

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Los estudios publicados sobre las cárceles en zona franquista durante la Guerra Civil se ocupan, por lo general, de contenidos como el número de presos y prisiones, es decir, aspectos cuantitativos, pero no suelen incidir en las vicisitudes del recluso. En este trabajo se profundiza, gracias a la consulta de la correspondencia que mantuvo un preso condenado a pena de muerte con su familia, esa faceta. Se parte para ello de la base jurídica que condenó al recluso objeto de análisis: el Código de Justicia Militar, y más concretamente su vertiente procesal: los consejos de guerra, para después adentrarnos en el intrincado mundo del reo en espera de sentencia y el demoledor efecto psicológico que provocó en él saber que estaba condenado a última pena. La movilización familiar en busca de influencias que le conmuten esa condena y el abandono de su sentir republicano a favor de Franco no fueron suficientes para salvar su vida.ABSTRACT: The studies published on the jails in pro-Franco zone during the civil war take care, generally, of contents like the number of prisoners and prisons, that is to say, quantitative aspects, but usually do not affect the vicissitudes of the inmate. In this work it is deepened, thanks to the consultation of the correspondence that maintained a prisoner condemned to capital punishment with its family, that facet. Part for it of the legal base that condemned the secluded object of analysis: the Code of Military Justice, and more concretely its procedural slope: the advice military, later to enter in the intrincate world of the criminal awaiting sentence and the demolishing psychological effect to us that caused in him to know that it was condemned last pain. The familiar mobilization in search of influences that exchange that sentence to him and the abandonment of his to feel republican in favor of Franc was not sufficient to save their life.

  1. 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.

  2. Subtle Nonlinearity in Popular Album Charts

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    Bentley, R. Alexander; Maschner, Herbert D. G.

    Large-scale patterns of culture change may be explained by models of self organized criticality, or alternatively, by multiplicative processes. We speculate that popular album activity may be similar to critical models of extinction in that interconnected agents compete to survive within a limited space. Here we investigate whether popular music albums as listed on popular album charts display evidence of self-organized criticality, including a self-affine time series of activity and power-law distributions of lifetimes and exit activity in the chart. We find it difficult to distinguish between multiplicative growth and critical model hypotheses for these data. However, aspects of criticality may be masked by the selective sampling that a "Top 200" listing necessarily implies.

  3. Abraham Lincoln in European Popular Culture

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    John Dean

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This article argues that Lincoln is not a universal hero, but rather an indigenous, U.S., ethnocentric one. Lincoln has generally been absent as a model in European social and public life, rarely emphasized as an essential part of education or in the public forum. Among the reasons given for this difference are inaccurate references to his ecumenical qualities and the often negative attitude in Europe towards a U.S. popular taste culture which is an expression of values, a vital, half-wild, half-tame, communal expression of ‘We, the People of the United States.’ Especially in the 20th century, U.S. popular culture and popular icons have often been regarded in Europe as an expression of lowbrow entertainment. But in the U.S., ‘popular’ is much closer to ‘grassroots’ in the full, Whitmanesque meaning of the term. Some things don’t translate.

  4. Les institucions. El Consell de Garanties Estatutàries: drets sense garanties? - Instituciones. El Consejo de Garantías Estatutarias: ¿derechos sin garantías?

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    Joan Vintró

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    Full Text Available El Consell de Garanties Estatutàries (181-184Joaquín Tornos MasEls dictàmens vinculants del Consell de Garanties Estatutàries (185-190Joan Vintró CastellsEl Consejo de Garantías Estatutarias (181-184Joaquín Tornos MasLos dictámenes vinculantes del Consejo de Garantías Estatutarias (185-190Joan Vintró Castells

  5. Funciones del Consejo Educativo Institucional y la gestión administrativa en instituciones educativas públicas del distrito de La Perla, Región Callao, 2011

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    Ucañán Velásquez, Verónica Noemí

    2015-01-01

    En la presente investigación “Funciones del Consejo Educativo Institucional y la Gestión Administrativa en Instituciones Educativas Públicas de La Perla, Región Callao, 2011 ”, el objeto de la investigación fue determinar la relación existente entre las funciones del Consejo Educativo Institucional y la Gestión Administrativa en Instituciones Educativas Públicas de la Perla, Región Callao, 2011 . La investigación se desarrolló bajo el método descriptivo – correlacional. Los ...

  6. Las organizaciones locales en contextos de desarrollo: el caso de los consejos comunitarios del tramo construido de la carretera las ánimas-Nuquí (Chocó

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    Liliana Gracia Hincapié

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se muestra el funcionamiento y la dinámica de las organizaciones étnico-territoriales, como son los consejos comunitarios, en contextos de modernización y desarrollo, como es la carretera Las Ánimas-Nuquí en el departamento del Chocó. Esta carretera ha impuesto una nueva dinámica y ha generado impactos en la vida local, como la amenaza a la seguridad alimentaria, grupos armados, cultivos ilícitos, prostitución y dependencia económica de las poblaciones a la carretera, que afectan también el funcionamiento de las organizaciones locales de comunidades negras que habitan los territorios del trazado vial. Se presenta unas reflexiones acerca de la difícil situación de los consejos comunitarios en la carretera, sus debilidades, fortalezas, amenazas y estrategias organizativas, así como prácticas de apropiación, reelaboración y/o resistencia de las organizaciones locales como respuesta a la carretera.

  7. La resistencia a la constitucionalización del Derecho administrativo en Colombia: el Consejo de Estado y el caso de los actos discrecionales que ordenan el retiro

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    Vicente F Benítez-Rojas

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es analizar la intensidad de la constitucionalización del Derecho administrativo en Colombia, especialmente de los actos administrativos discrecionales que ordenan el retiro de miembros de las Fuerzas Militares, la Policía Nacional, el Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS y el Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario de Colombia (Inpec. Para lograr lo anterior ¿a través del análisis estático y dinámico de jurisprudencia¿ se comparan las dos lecturas contrapuestas que han sido elaboradas por el Consejo de Estado y la Corte Constitucional, y se sostiene que la postura del Tribunal Constitucional es más conveniente en términos jurídicos y de eficiencia en la administración de los recursos públicos y, por esa razón, debe ser aceptada por el Consejo de Estado. El análisis de la conveniencia toma como puntos de referencia 1 algunos principios constitucionales; 2 el Estado Constitucional; 3 la doctrina administrativista nacional y extranjera; y 4 algunos pronunciamientos de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos sobre el particular.

  8. Popular cinema and lesbian interpretive strategies.

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    Dobinson, C; Young, K

    2000-01-01

    In its examination of the relationship between popular film and lesbian viewing practices, this study attempts to more fully elucidate current ideas around audience engagement and forms of cultural reception. Drawing on 15 in-depth interviews conducted in Western Canada in 1996, the results clearly demonstrate the existence of active lesbian viewers, whose interpretations of popular film are intimately informed by lesbian-specific life experiences and cultural competencies. Although the social conditions which create the need for resistant viewing are themselves oppressive, subversion of mainstream film holds out some possibility of empowerment for lesbian viewers.

  9. Popular en la UAM-X

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    María Isabel Arbesú García

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    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.

  10. 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.

  11. Books and the popularization of science

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    Buchanan, R.

    1991-01-01

    This article discusses best-selling science books, the characteristics of the audience for popular science books, and the role of books within science popularization and science education. Best-selling science books have been rare, but generally readable. Regional books, also important sources of scientific information, aim at much smaller, far more price-sensitive audiences. Many successful regional, nontechnical science books are readable, heavily illustrated, and in some cases, cross-disciplinary. To increase the attentive audience for scientific information, improvement in science education is necessary, and the most efficacious role for scientific institutions may be the production of materials that can be easily incorporated into school curricula. ?? 1991 Springer.

  12. Hábitat popular. Resistencia cultural materializada

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    Paula Peyloubet

    2006-01-01

    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.

  13. Islam and the Alleged Incompatibility with Popular Culture

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    Pierre Hecker

    2017-01-01

    This paper critically reflects upon the alleged incompatibility of Islam and popular culture, the antipathy toward the study of popular culture in the field of Islamic studies, and the question of what it is that puts "the popular" into culture.

  14. Notas del Consejo Editorial

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    Fernando Serpa Florez

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    Complacidos registrados la señalada distinción de que fue objeto en Hiroshima, Japón, durante la celebración del IX Congreso Mundial de la Organización Internacional a Médicos para la Prevención de la Guerra Nuclear (lPPNW el Académico Honorario Alberto Cárdenas Escovar quien recibió el Premio Albert Schweitzer, en reconocimiento a la meritoria labor que ha cumplido en el campo internacional de la medicina.

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    En el número anterior de nuestra revista, por involuntaria omisión no se incluyeron dos señalados acontecimientos, que nos apresuramos a subsanar en la presente edición. Se trata del ingreso a la Corporación de dos distinguidos y muy apreciados Miembros de nuestro Instituto, el Académico correspondiente Joaquín Silva, Profesor de Cirugía y eminente maestro de numerosas generaciones médicas, quien disertó en forma erudita y ponderada sobre el tema “Los albores de la Medicina y Cirugía”. Así mismo tomó posesión como Miembro de Número el actual Presidente del Capítulo de los Santanderes de la Academia Nacional de Medicina, ex-decano de la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad Industrial de Santander y notable escritor y psiquiátra doctor Roberto Serpa Flórez, quien presentó su libro sobre medicina y enfermedades tropicales en Colombia en la primera mitad de este siglo que, en forma interesante y amena, desarrolló alrededor de la biografía de su padre, el también Académico de Número profesor Roberto Serpa Novoa.

  15. Consejos para pacientes

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    M. Eulalia Lucio-Villegas Menéndez

    2014-05-01

    Antes de usar un antiséptico han de eliminarse todos los residuos inorgánicos (cuerpos extraños y los orgánicos desvitalizados, detritus, esfacelos, exudado purulento, escaras, etc. Esta acción facilitará la cicatrización y la acción de los antisépticos, ya que se inactivan en presencia de materia orgánica.

  16. Classifications in Popular Music: Discourses and Meaning Structures in American, Dutch and German Popular Music Reviews

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    A.T. van Venrooij (Alex)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractPopular music is one of the cultural fields – together with film, photography, and jazz – which in the second half of the twentieth century have apparently gained much in status and recognition (Janssen, 1999; Janssen, Kuipers & Verboord, 2009). Popular music has become ‘aesthetically

  17. 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

  18. Popular education in the mirror of the Popular University in France in the early XXth century

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    Lucien MERCIER

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The Popular Universities at the end of the XIXth century are a major reference in the history of popular education. The movement of the Popular Universities attracted militant workers and intellectual —writers, scientists, teachers and artists—, to educational dynamics which owe a lot to the Dreyfus Affair. This encounter of the morning coat with the workman's overalls didn't last long. The Popular Universities died because they were unable to imagine this mutual education which was everybody's dream. This failure marked people's minds for a long time, and the period between the two wars, full of experiences of working-class and proletarian education, constantly refers to the Popular Universities of the 1900^ to find a model to follow or to reject.

  19. Understanding and Developing Black Popular Music Collections.

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    Murray, James Briggs

    1983-01-01

    Enumerates types of black popular music (work songs, spirituals, gospel music, blues, race records, rock and roll, soul, funk, disco, Caribbean, and African) and discusses collection development (current, retrospective, monographs, periodicals, sheet music, motion picture film, photographs, oral history), cataloging, and preservation. A 229-item…

  20. Challenging power and meaning: outlining the popular ...

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    The concept reflects popular concerns over the outcomes of the epidemic rather than its cause, being more concerned about the fate of individuals and communities than about issues of morality. Later, the moral construction of 'Slim' that accompanied the biomedical categorisation of AIDS as a sexually transmitted disease ...

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Law and Popular Culture : International Perspectives

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

    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,

  4. Significance and popularity in music production

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    Gravino, Pietro; Servedio, Vito D. P.; Tria, Francesca; Loreto, Vittorio

    2017-01-01

    Creative industries constantly strive for fame and popularity. Though highly desirable, popularity is not the only achievement artistic creations might ever acquire. Leaving a longstanding mark in the global production and influencing future works is an even more important achievement, usually acknowledged by experts and scholars. ‘Significant’ or ‘influential’ works are not always well known to the public or have sometimes been long forgotten by the vast majority. In this paper, we focus on the duality between what is successful and what is significant in the musical context. To this end, we consider a user-generated set of tags collected through an online music platform, whose evolving co-occurrence network mirrors the growing conceptual space underlying music production. We define a set of general metrics aiming at characterizing music albums throughout history, and their relationships with the overall musical production. We show how these metrics allow to classify albums according to their current popularity or their belonging to expert-made lists of important albums. In this way, we provide the scientific community and the public at large with quantitative tools to tell apart popular albums from culturally or aesthetically relevant artworks. The generality of the methodology presented here lends itself to be used in all those fields where innovation and creativity are in play. PMID:28791169

  5. The Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Song.

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    Winebrenner, T. C.

    Communication scholars have recently focused attention on songs as artifacts of popular culture. Current literature implies that the contexts of music communication are defined by the relationships that songs establish between artists and their audience: persuasive, expressive, and commercial. As the commercialization of music is an inherently…

  6. ANALYSIS ON POPULARITY STATUS OF GUITAR

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    Huseyin Yilmaz

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this study is to analysis the popularity status of guitar instrument in terms of university students’ views. In this study, it is used the general survey model; ıt is developed the a questionnaires consisting of 14 items by the researcher in order to determine the university students views. The target population of this study is 11.440 university students enrolled for 2013 – 2014 academic years in Kafkas University. The sample of this study is consisting of 314 university students in various departments in Kafkas University. It is evaluated the frequency (f and percentage (% values to analysis the popularity status of guitar instrument in terms of university students’ views. It is tried to find out using chi-square test for gender, department and grades whether there is the significant differences among the students’ views on the popularity status of guitar instrument. As a result of research data, it is seem that the students evaluate the guitar as a popular instrument. However; it is seem that the students eager to participate in the guitar activities.

  7. 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…

  8. Soundtracking Germany : Popular Music and National Identity

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    Schiller, Melanie

    2018-01-01

    This book argues for the importance of popular music in negotiations of national identity, and Germanness in particular. By discussing diverse musical genres and commercially and critically successful songs at the heights of their cultural relevance throughout seventy years of post-war German

  9. Maro EMIELU Abstract Despite its popularity

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    music pedagogy in African schools but should be based on students' learning experiences, felt needs, motivation and meeting societal need. Keywords: ... neither wholly African nor wholly foreign in nature, its pedagogical approaches are ... International Conference on Popular Music in Amsterdam was announced in.

  10. Bolivian Currents: Popular Participation and Indigenous Communities.

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    Dudley, Mary Jo

    1997-01-01

    Describes the effects on indigenous communities of Bolivia's recent Popular Participation Laws, which relocated political and financial decision making to the municipal level; community efforts toward cultural maintenance and nonformal agricultural education; the activism of indigenous university students; and the dual discrimination suffered by…

  11. Significance and popularity in music production

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    Monechi, Bernardo; Gravino, Pietro; Servedio, Vito D. P.; Tria, Francesca; Loreto, Vittorio

    2017-07-01

    Creative industries constantly strive for fame and popularity. Though highly desirable, popularity is not the only achievement artistic creations might ever acquire. Leaving a longstanding mark in the global production and influencing future works is an even more important achievement, usually acknowledged by experts and scholars. `Significant' or `influential' works are not always well known to the public or have sometimes been long forgotten by the vast majority. In this paper, we focus on the duality between what is successful and what is significant in the musical context. To this end, we consider a user-generated set of tags collected through an online music platform, whose evolving co-occurrence network mirrors the growing conceptual space underlying music production. We define a set of general metrics aiming at characterizing music albums throughout history, and their relationships with the overall musical production. We show how these metrics allow to classify albums according to their current popularity or their belonging to expert-made lists of important albums. In this way, we provide the scientific community and the public at large with quantitative tools to tell apart popular albums from culturally or aesthetically relevant artworks. The generality of the methodology presented here lends itself to be used in all those fields where innovation and creativity are in play.

  12. Popularity and user diversity of online objects

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    Wang, Jia-Hua; Guo, Qiang; Yang, Kai; Zhang, Yi-Lu; Han, Jingti; Liu, Jian-Guo

    2016-11-01

    The popularity has been widely used to describe the object property of online user-object bipartite networks regardless of the user characteristics. In this paper, we introduce a measurement namely user diversity to measure diversity of users who select or rate one type of objects by using the information entropy. We empirically calculate the user diversity of objects with specific degree for both MovieLens and Diggs data sets. The results indicate that more types of users select normal-degree objects than those who select large-degree and small-degree objects. Furthermore, small-degree objects are usually selected by large-degree users while large-degree objects are usually selected by small-degree users. Moreover, we define 15% objects of smallest degrees as unpopular objects and 10% ones of largest degrees as popular objects. The timestamp is introduced to help further analyze the evolution of user diversity of popular objects and unpopular objects. The dynamic analysis shows that as objects become popular gradually, they are more likely accepted by small-degree users but lose attention among the large-degree users.

  13. Significance and popularity in music production.

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    Monechi, Bernardo; Gravino, Pietro; Servedio, Vito D P; Tria, Francesca; Loreto, Vittorio

    2017-07-01

    Creative industries constantly strive for fame and popularity. Though highly desirable, popularity is not the only achievement artistic creations might ever acquire. Leaving a longstanding mark in the global production and influencing future works is an even more important achievement, usually acknowledged by experts and scholars. 'Significant' or 'influential' works are not always well known to the public or have sometimes been long forgotten by the vast majority. In this paper, we focus on the duality between what is successful and what is significant in the musical context. To this end, we consider a user-generated set of tags collected through an online music platform, whose evolving co-occurrence network mirrors the growing conceptual space underlying music production. We define a set of general metrics aiming at characterizing music albums throughout history, and their relationships with the overall musical production. We show how these metrics allow to classify albums according to their current popularity or their belonging to expert-made lists of important albums. In this way, we provide the scientific community and the public at large with quantitative tools to tell apart popular albums from culturally or aesthetically relevant artworks. The generality of the methodology presented here lends itself to be used in all those fields where innovation and creativity are in play.

  14. Popular Science Articles for Chemistry Teaching

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    Ketevan Kupatadze

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The presented paper reviews popular science articles (these articles are published in online magazine “The Teacher” as one of the methods of chemistry teaching. It describes which didactic principles they are in line with and how this type of articles can be used in order to kindle the interest of pupils, students and generally, the readers of other specialties, in chemistry.  The articles review the main topics of inorganic/organic chemistry, biochemistry and ecological chemistry in a simple and entertaining manner. A part of the articles is about "household" chemistry. Chemical topics are related to poetry, literature, history of chemistry or simply, to fun news. The paper delineates the structure of popular science articles and the features of engaging students. It also reviews the teachers' and students' interview results about the usage of popular science articles in chemistry teaching process. The aforementioned pedagogical study revealed that the popular science articles contain useful information not only for the students of other specialties, but also for future biologists and ecologists (having chemistry as a mandatory subject at their universities. The articles are effectively used by teachers on chemistry lessons to kindle students' interest in this subject. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17807/orbital.v9i3.960 

  15. How to make the unpopular popular?

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    de Groot, Judith I.M.; Schuitema, Geertje

    2012-01-01

    This study examined how policy characteristics (i.e. push versus pull measure and high versus low cost behaviour targeted) and social norms (i.e. strong versus weak social norms) influence the acceptability of environmental policies. Results of a mixed 2 2 2 subjects design among 123 participants...... as to make the unpopular popular....

  16. Style popularity and the comovement of stocks

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    Wouters, T.; Plantinga, A.

    2006-01-01

    We examine to what extent the popularity of an investment style can be attributed to style investing. The style investing hypothesis predicts that assets in the same style show strong comovement with respect to their underlying fundamentals and that reclassifying assets into a new style raises its

  17. El dilema del arte popular en Bolivia

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    Lupe Cajas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aborda la comunicación desde las tres interpretaciones más importantes: la tradicionalista, la militar y mercantilista y el arte popular tan inestable, cuestionado y cambiante. Canclini cuestiona la compartamentalización de cultura: popular y de medios y esboza los problemas que plantea la tradicional miopía de no reconocer la universalización y ubicuidad de la cultura de masas. Se agregan otros temas como: ¿Re-intelección de los medios? apuntes sobre un libro de los Mattelart, ¿"Ética" o "Deontología" de la comunicación social?, El lenguaje del vestido y de la fiesta,Talleres de cultura Popular en Santiago de Chile, El dilema del arte popular en Bolivia,¿Sobrevivirán las artesanías aborígenes argentinas?, Los tejedores de El Tintorero, Tecnologías de computación y Tercer Mundo, La cobertura del terremoto en México, La comunicación como quehacer y como problema, la comunicación planificada sirve al desarrollo

  18. Popular Literature: Its Compatibility with the Basics.

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    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…

  19. Photo Albums as the Instrumentality of building a popular Myth

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    Dragan Ćalović

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the popular myth production. The popular myth is seen as the result of a popular production that uses the material of metalanguage as a secondary semiological system. Unlike the mytification of the myth (Barthes, or the popular use of myth (in the manner of John Fiske, popular myth develops by popular use of the potentials of metalanguage. Popular myth uses the mechanisms of meaning production, that metalanguage develops, to transform its forms into empty signifiers. In that way, the popular myth neutralize the effects of metalanguage, inaugurating an era in which weakens the potentials of ideological textual production.

  20. ECOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY THROUGH POPULAR SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

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    Ketevan KUPATADZE

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Popularization of Ecological Chemistry is the aim of scientific-popular articles, which are published in the online journal for teachers. With the articles of this type Ecological Chemistry is linked with literature and history. Due to this linkage articles, this module turns into an easily comprehensible one and it becomes fun. In all articles there is also included very useful and interesting information pertaining to Ecological Chemistry. It must be underlined the titles of such articles, because they should not only show the common meaning of article, but they should also attract readers.The utmost interest is generated by the historical papers, where chemical issues are connected with history. The period of alchemy is more popular and that’s why the alchemical stories are described in the articles.The outcome of the pedagogical experiment has made it clear, that such a method of teaching of Ecological Chemistry with scientific popular articles affects positively on school students motivation and changes their attitude towards the environmental pollution.CHIMIA ECOLOGICĂ ÎN ARTICOLELE ȘTIINȚIFICO-POPULAREPopularizarea Chimiei ecologice este scopul articolelor științifico-populare, care sunt publicate în reviste online pentru profesori. Prin intermediul articolelor de acest tip, Chimia ecologică este legată de literatură și istorie. Datorită respectivelor publicaţii, acest modul este ușor de înțeles și el devine distractiv. Toate articolele conțin informații foarte utile și interesante referitoarela Chimiaecologică. Trebuie de subliniat importanţa titlurilor acestor articole, deoarece ele ar trebui nu doar să redea succint înțelesul articolului, dar şi să atragă cititorul.Un interes deosebit trezesc documentele istorice, în cazul în care problemele chimiei sunt legate de istorie. Perioada alchimiei este mai populară, de aceea şi sunt descrise în articole poveștile alchimice.Rezultatul experimentului

  1. La selección de sentencias para la unificación de la jurisprudencia. Tres historias paralelas entre la Corte Constitucional, el Consejo de Estado y la Sala de Casación Civil de la Corte Suprema de Justicia

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    Juan Carlos Guayacán

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se comparan la selección de fallos de tutela para revisión eventual hecha por la Corte Constitucional, la selección de sentencias realizada por la Sala de Casación Civil de la Corte Suprema de Justicia, y la selección que efectúa el Consejo de Estado respecto de los fallos proferidos por tribunales en acciones populares y de grupo. Se destacan los puntos diversos y los aspectos que tiene en común esta facultad de selección en cada uno de los altos tribunales; se hace notar que a dicha potestad no se le reconoce la misma naturaleza jurídica en todos los casos, y se reseña el perfil propio que ha ido consolidando el derecho vivo en cada uno de ellos. En la segunda parte se propone la unificación de dicha naturaleza jurídica y se advierte que si la decisión de no seleccionar una sentencia no debe ser motivada, la función de la selección no puede ser de nomofilaquia sino de simple unificación de la jurisprudencia, por lo que el contenido de la providencia revisada debería permanecer incólume.

  2. Propuesta de conjunto de actividades físico-recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los habitantes del consejo popular rió feo del municipio de San Luis

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    Caridad Rivero González

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Nuestro trabajo se ha realizado a partir de los 12 a 15 años, podemos realizar las propuestas de un conjunto de actividades físicas ,recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de la población ya que este constituye un desafió de nuestra época, puesto que tiende a transformar entre otros aspectos las condiciones sociales y culturales .El tiempo libre es una necesidad social para el individuo ya que en cierta medida del empleo racional y útil dependerá el papel que desempeña el hombre y pueda alcanzar en la sociedad, mediante el tiempo libre se realizan barias actividades deportivas y recreativas estas dependerán de sus intereses a la cultura del tiempo libre y necesidades en la sociedad. En el ámbito de las prácticas sociales, el tema del tiempo libre ha sido uno de los más discutidos y arbitrariamente definidos. Su importancia está dada, entre otros aspectos, por el reconocimiento que de él hacen los autores de las más diversas tendencias ideológicas. Podemos señalar que la comunidad cuenta con un amplio perímetro .que puede ser explotado con vistas a desarrollar un sinnúmero de actividades opcionales, como oferta recreativa, lo que permite aumentar perfectamente la satisfacción recreativa de los pobladores. Además cuenta con varias instalaciones, tanto deportivas como recreativas, que posibilitan un mayor aprovechamiento de las mismas a la hora de ofertar actividades recreativas. a nosotros a veces se nos hace casi imposible encontrar áreas que nos permita desarrollar actividades para que nuestra comunidad ocupe el tiempo libre , nosotros dentro de nuestro trabajo nos dimos a la tarea de planificar actividades culturales físicas deportivas y recreativas para un bienestar de nuestros adolescentes que puedan ocupar el tiempo libre dentro la comunidad socialista .

  3. Propuesta de proyecto\tpara el rescate\tde los juegos tradicionales rurales en el Consejo Popular “Ciro Redondo” del municipio San Cristóbal de la provincia de Pinar del Río

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    Dainery González Figueredo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En  nuestro  trabajo  se  aborda  lo  referido  a  la  importancia  de  los  juegos tradicionales rurales en la cultura de los pueblos, como base de las tradiciones y expresión clara de las  civilizaciones  en  sus  diferentes  estadios  de  desarrollo. También se reflexiona sobre la importancia que tiene la incorporación y el rescate de los mismos a un proyecto que se pondrá en practica en determinados periodos ya sean semanas de receso o planes vacacionales producto a que los mismos no han sido valorados en nuestra provincia debido a que su propio desarrollo alcanzado trajo por consecuencias favorecer otra serie de prácticas que se les consideraba como actividades menores, se ha ido perdiendo el ejercicio de ellos. El desarrollo cultural llegado a nuestras a nuestras zonas rurales a propiciado que el niño se pase la mayor parte del tiempo en la escuela insertado en los planes de estudios integrales y sienten gran interés por permanecer el tiempo del que dispongan en juegos computarizados, actividades. Consideramos que el rescate y la continuidad de los juegos ayudaría a resolver en gran medida las necesidades del empleo del tiempo libre en actividades (unas novedosas, otras no tan novedosas en las comunidades aun en estos momentos difíciles por los que está atravesando el país y en especial la provincia y el municipio san Cristóbal el cual sufrió los embates de dos poderosos huracanes que arrastraron a su paso gran cantidad de recursos materiales por lo que es  necesario para nosotros a través de este proyecto levantar el estado de animo de los niños de esta zona y rescatar lo que ya se había perdido y al mismo tiempo frenaría por un lado él éxodo en las montañas donde las personas estarían más a gustos, junto a la implementación de los nuevos programas de la revolución en las condiciones de vida que presentan en muchas de estas, así como el progreso que se pretende continuar para mantener a la población de estas zonas.

  4. Propuesta de un conjunto de juegos que tengan como base el béisbol destinado a la recreación sana y saludable de los adolescentes del consejo Popular El Corojo del Municipio San Luís

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    Giraldo Machuat Santana

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo va dirigido a disminuir es estado oseoso de los adolescente de la comunidad el corojo mediante la aplicación de un conjunto de juegos que tiene como base el béisbol para mejorar la recreación. Para la puesta en practica de estos juegos tuvimos que utilizar diferentes métodos investigativos como los teóricos, empíricos y matemáticos estadísticos que me posibilitaron corroborar que existía deficiencias en este sentido en esta comunidad y principalmente los empíricos con la realización de encuestas a los jovenes y organizaciones de masas como los CDR, FMC, SINDICATOS, núcleo PCC de esta barriada y además  observaciones realizadas. El autor decidió investigar con esta edad por ser ésta una etapa de la vida donde ellos comienzan a buscar su independencia personal y protagonismo en la sociedad y mediante los juegos se pueden lograr en ellos formación de la personalidad si tenemos en cuenta que esta comunidad es de campesinos. La investigación abre las puertas  a  la  implementación  de  juegos  tradicionales  en  función de  la recreación de los adolescentes, pero que además pueden ser utilizados por los demás habitantes de la comunidad siempre y cuando lo deseen. También el autor  pretende que se quede dicha investigación como vía de consulta a la comunidad paras todo aquel que desee conocer aspectos referidos a este tema en particular.

  5. Ejercicios de tai –chi chuan\tpara\tcontribuir\ta\tla\tsalud física del\tadulto mayor en el consultorio no. 37 del Consejo Popular Reparto Hermanos Cruz del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Carlos Castañeda Hernández

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se investigó, la influencia del ejercicio físico del Tai Chi en  personas  de  la tercera  edad.  Teniendo    en   cuenta   las    múltiplesenfermedades asociadas que pueden padecer dichos abuelos, incursionando nuestro  trabajo  en  este  campo;  en  aras  del  beneficio  integral  mediante  la cultura física terapéutica en el municipio Pinar del Río, con la utilización de una muestra de 17 abuelos a los que se le realizaron diversas pruebas así como la aplicación de un complejo de ejercicios 5 veces por semana con una duración de1 hora. Realizando el primer muestreo en el mes de septiembre. En el mes de mayo se aplica la segunda prueba y se observa una mejoría en los parámetros medidos en los abuelos. Para llevar a cabo el desarrollo del trabajo nos apoyamos en el programa de ejercicios físicos de Tai Chi en la tercera edad, recomendados para estos fines, permitiéndonos obtener resultados relevantes y demostrándonos la efectividad del programa trazado, así como del complejo de ejercicios aplicados, los resultados finales demostramos en el presente  trabajo  que  el  Tai  Chi  logró  un  mejoramiento  considerable  en  el estado físico, psíquico y funcional de todas las personas de la tercera edad. Que participan de este experimento, denotando en ellos un aumento del nivel de salud.

  6. Análisis de las organizaciones de integración económica como mecanismo de estabilidad regional, aplicado al caso del Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo (2003-2011)

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    Trujillo Márquez, Julliett Johan

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    El Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo (CCG) se estableció como una organización internacional gubernamental a nivel regional fundada en bases de desarrollo económico, pero gracias a los riesgos que generan inestabilidad en la región, cambio su objetivo, logrando una evolución en el eje de seguridad y defensa.

  7. Prevalencia y factores asociados a la práctica del consejo clínico contra el consumo de drogas entre los especialistas internos residentes de Andalucía (España

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    María de la Villa Juárez-Jiménez

    2015-12-01

    Conclusión: Hay una alta oferta de consejo contra el consumo por los EIR, aunque llamativamente menor para drogas ilegales. Los factores que influyen son tanto elementos formativos de su propia especialidad como el consumo personal de alcohol y tabaco, que deben ser tenidos en cuenta para una mejora de esta actividad preventiva.

  8. A Cultura clerical e a folia popular

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    Gaeta Maria Aparecida Junqueira Veiga

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda o confronto entre um catolicismo autoritário, tridentino e romanizador, que penetrou no Brasil na segunda metade do século XIX e se consolidou nas primeiras décadas do século XX, e o catolicismo tradicional vigente, de fortes raízes populares. Em sua obsessão pela unanimidade, o ultramontanismo negou as outras formas de ser católico, estabelecendo as dicotomias entre o velho e o novo, o bom e o mau. Entretanto, as velhas formas de religiosidade popular resistiram, mantendo ainda hoje uma inesgotável fonte de devoção e de fé.

  9. Dark victory: cancer and popular Hollywood film.

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    Lederer, Susan E

    2007-01-01

    This paper explores the cultural representations of cancer in popular Hollywood films released between 1930 and 1970. These cinematic treatments were not representative of the types of cancer that increasingly afflicted Americans, nor were filmmakers and studios concerned with realistic representations of the disease, its treatment, and its outcomes. As in the "epidemic entertainments" of the early twentieth century that portrayed diseases as cultural commodities, popular filmmakers selectively projected some cancers rather than others, favoring those that were less offensive and more photogenic. Although the characters became weak and died, they did so without gross transformations of their bodies. This paper argues that such representations nonetheless informed American attitudes about cancer and the role of medical research in overcoming the disease.

  10. [Folklore and popular medicine in the Amazon].

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    Henrique, Márcio Couto

    2009-01-01

    This discussion of the relations between folklore and popular medicine in the Amazon takes Canuto Azevedo's story "Filhos do boto" (Children of the porpoise) as an analytical reference point. Replete with elements of cultural reality, folk tales can serve as historical testimonies expressing clashes between different traditions. Folk records are fruit of what is often a quarrelsome dialogue between folklorists, social scientists, physicians, and pajés and their followers, and their analysis should take into account the conditions under which they were produced. Based on the imaginary attached to the figure of the porpoise--a seductive creature with healing powers--the article explores how we might expand knowledge of popular medicine as practiced in the Amazon, where the shamanistic rite known as pajelança cabocla has a strong presence.

  11. Los Juegos Olímpicos Populares

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    Aguado Navarro, Carlos; Campos Mesa, María del Carmen

    2013-01-01

    Se presenta un trabajo dentro del Máster de Educación Secundaria, donde se plantea una innovación a la hora de dar tratamiento práctico al trabajo de la condición física utilizando los juegos populares, dinamizándolo todo desde la temática de los Juegos Olímpicos, realizando los Juegos Olímpicos Populares. Nos ubicamos dentro del Área de Educación Física en la Educación Secundaria, concretamente en el primer curso. Se realizarán diferentes jornadas de competición, como en los Juegos Olímpi...

  12. Alcohol brand appearances in US popular music.

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    Primack, Brian A; Nuzzo, Erin; Rice, Kristen R; Sargent, James D

    2012-03-01

    The average US adolescent is exposed to 34 references to alcohol in popular music daily. Although brand recognition is an independent, potent risk factor for alcohol outcomes among adolescents, alcohol brand appearances in popular music have not been assessed systematically. We aimed to determine the prevalence of and contextual elements associated with alcohol brand appearances in US popular music. Qualitative content analysis. We used Billboard Magazine to identify songs to which US adolescents were most exposed in 2005-07. For each of the 793 songs, two trained coders analyzed independently the lyrics of each song for references to alcohol and alcohol brand appearances. Subsequent in-depth assessments utilized Atlas.ti to determine contextual factors associated with each of the alcohol brand appearances. Our final code book contained 27 relevant codes representing six categories: alcohol types, consequences, emotional states, activities, status and objects. Average inter-rater reliability was high (κ = 0.80), and all differences were easily adjudicated. Of the 793 songs in our sample, 169 (21.3%) referred explicitly to alcohol, and of those, 41 (24.3%) contained an alcohol brand appearance. Consequences associated with alcohol were more often positive than negative (41.5% versus 17.1%, P brand appearances were associated commonly with wealth (63.4%), sex (58.5%), luxury objects (51.2%), partying (48.8%), other drugs (43.9%) and vehicles (39.0%). One in five songs sampled from US popular music had explicit references to alcohol, and one-quarter of these mentioned a specific alcohol brand. These alcohol brand appearances are associated commonly with a luxury life-style characterized by wealth, sex, partying and other drugs. © 2011 The Authors, Addiction © 2011 Society for the Study of Addiction.

  13. Popular Musician Responses to Mental Health Treatment.

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    Berg, Lloyd; King, Benjamin; Koenig, Jessica; McRoberts, Roger L

    2018-06-01

    Popular (i.e., nonclassical) musicians have higher rates of mental health disorders and mental health service utilization than the general population. Little is known, however, about how popular musicians perceive mental health interventions in terms of overall satisfaction and therapeutic benefit. An online client satisfaction survey was sent to all musicians and family members who received mental health services through a nonprofit mental health organization in Austin, Texas, between July 2014 and June 2015 (n=628). 260 individuals (41.4%) responded to the survey, of whom 94% (n=244) were musicians. A majority of musician respondents were male (60%) and white (82%). 87% received counseling, 32% received psychiatric medication treatment, and 8% received addiction recovery services. 97% of musicians (205/211) rated their counselor as 'very good' or 'excellent,' 88% (64/79) rated their psychiatric providers as 'very good' or 'excellent,' and 94% (17/19) rated their addiction recovery specialists as 'very good' or 'excellent' (nonsignificant between all categories, p>0.05). 89% of musicians receiving counseling, 84% receiving psychiatric medication treatment, and 95% receiving addiction recovery services agreed or strongly agreed that their symptoms and overall functioning improved as a result of their treatment (nonsignificant between all categories, p>0.05). Popular musicians express strong provider satisfaction and overall benefit when mental health interventions are accessible, affordable, and delivered by professionals familiar with their concerns. More research is needed to understand the unique psychosocial stresses popular musicians face to inform treatment planning for this high-risk, underserved population.

  14. Science popularization and the Indian constitution - Correspondence

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    mation System for Science and Techno logy (NISSAT), Central Health Education Bureau, Centre for Enviro n - ment Education, National Institute of Science Communication (NISCOM) and Science magazines like Science Reporter, Down to Earth, Resonance... the learning of science to their immediate social and physical environment. Schools, colleges and NGOs also co n - tribute considerably to popularization of science. CSIR laboratories are e x - pected to orga nize open days for the general public during...

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. FFUA - A popular movement FOR nuclear power

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    Frydenberg, R.

    1977-01-01

    F F U A (Folkebevegelse for Fredelig Utnyttelse av Atomkraft - Popular Movement for Peaceful Exploitation of Atomic Power) was started in Jely 1976. Membership is concentrated mainly in Oslo and Trondheim and its main functions are to work for the development of nuclear power in Norway and to counteract the influence of the antinuclear groups on politicians and public opinion. The movement cooperates with R E O (Reel Energi Oplysning - True Energy Information) in Denmark and has established a literature service. (JIW)

  18. Leyendas y narrativa popular en Chiapas

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    Antonio Cruz Coutiño

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente informe sintetiza la labor de identificación, acopio y sistematización de una parte importante de la narrativa tradicional de los pueblos del estado de Chiapas, México: relatos populares identificados como leyendas en el ámbito de la mitología religiosa y cosmogónica de las culturas ancestrales mesoamericanas.

  19. Institutos de democracia directa: La iniciativa popular

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    Sergio Trejos Robert

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    Full Text Available Uno de los institutos de democracia directa implementados a nivel nacional es la iniciativa popular. Consiste, esencialmente, en que la ciudadanía pueda proponer cambios en el ordenamiento jurídico. En Costa Rica, sus requisitos substanciales lo vuelven un instituto difícil de convocar y la legitimidad de sus restricciones explícitas puede ser discutida.

  20. The linguistic ecology in popular announcements

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    Gomes, Altair Martins

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    By language man is constituted as social subject and, therefore, cultural. Given the importance of writing for the literate civilizations, it´s necessary to study spoken language interfacing with written language in order to realize how these discoursive instances appear as interactional practices and subjacent cultural issues. The oral language modality phenomena of Brazilian Portuguese are present in signs and popular advertisements. In this type of writing, the ecology of languages reveals...

  1. POPULAR AND ERUDITE IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

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    Cláudio Félix dos Santos; Adalgiza Gonçalves Gobbi; Ana Carolina Galvão Marsiglia

    2015-01-01

    This article aims at analyzing and questioning the relationship between erudite and popular knowledge as a challenge to developing a historical-critical educational study. Starting from a brief report about the history of composers Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira, we walked a theoretical path, exploring the formulation of historical-critical pedagogy about the need of producing ways for individuals to have access to systematized knowledge so as to express their interests in an elaborate way.

  2. POPULAR AND ERUDITE IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

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    Cláudio Félix dos Santos

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This article aims at analyzing and questioning the relationship between erudite and popular knowledge as a challenge to developing a historical-critical educational study. Starting from a brief report about the history of composers Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira, we walked a theoretical path, exploring the formulation of historical-critical pedagogy about the need of producing ways for individuals to have access to systematized knowledge so as to express their interests in an elaborate way.

  3. Bullying, Social Power and Heteronormativity: Girls' Constructions of Popularity

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    Duncan, Neil; Owens, Larry

    2011-01-01

    Literature on girls' popularity posits a strong association between popularity, social power and bullying behaviours, some of which conflate the concepts "bully" and "popular". This study explores that association through links to concepts of popularity among girls in two demographically different high schools. Data are presented that were derived…

  4. Lights, Camera, Action: Integrating Popular Film in the Health Classroom

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    Diez, Keri S.; Pleban, Francis T.; Wood, Ralph J.

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses the benefits as well as the important considerations that should be taken into account in integrating popular films in health education classes. Use of popular films in the classroom, termed "cinema education," is becoming increasingly popular in teaching health education. As a matter of convenience, popular films are easy…

  5. A Guide to Using Popular Culture to Teach Composition.

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    Smelstor, Marjorie, Ed.

    The purpose of this guide is to offer possible answers to questions concerning popular culture that teachers might have and to offer suggestions on utilizing popular culture materials that are available. Lesson plans are presented using materials from advertising, newspapers, comics, film, television, popular music, radio, popular literature,…

  6. Nollywood, Popular Culture and Nigerian National Identity

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    Charles Effiong

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Film culture in Nigeria has become very popular among Nigerian and transnational audiences especially in Africa to the extent that there is hardly a day people do not look for new films produced by Nollywood. In the same light, there is hardly a street in the country where one cannot find at least a video shop that distributes these films. Young and old people especially those in the rural areas are often found hanging around these shops to catch a glimpse of any of the films advertised by retail outlets. This has therefore proven the popularity of Nollywood productions among the people, who see in these films issues of culture that engage their attention and also try to give them awareness about socio-cultural practices that are common in the society. A major problem of concern is that although these films expose and treat cultural issues that affect the society, their promotion of a true national identity is questionable. In this regard, this paper is an attempt to examine how the films produced by Nollywood have been able to promote national identity vis-à-vis showcasing the cultural values of the people that can be cherished in the Nigerian society and beyond. Arguments on this will be done through qualitative (interview method and supported by Kantian morality theory, which will help in concluding that as popular culture, Nigerian films have created among Nigerians and the world some cultural practices that tend to give the Nigerian people a negative identity.

  7. 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.

  8. The murga: voice and popular feeling

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    Franca Roibal Fernández

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Murga is, in its simplest terms, popular musical theater of Uruguayan Carnival, but in reality it is much more than this. It is theater, music, identity, myth, political criticism; it is the voice of the people. The murga is a group of popular musical theater whose members sing and act on various tablados –neighborhood makeshift stages– and it is the most political component of Uruguayan Carnival. The murga criticizes, satirizes and questions society, politicians and situations constantly, but it never defines itself as political nor theoretical. It is simply a form of popular art. It is a way to take the issues, which affect everyone, to the masses, to the tablados which are filled every night of Carnaval. During the dictatorship, which brought with it censorship of every sort, murgas were censored just like all artistic endeavors. However, murgas were able to subvert the censorship of their lyrics, permitting them to criticize the outrages and crimes of the government with the music itself. Although the political situation has now changed dramatically, the murga is still a necessary element of Uruguayan socio-political discourse. This article aims to summarize the history of Carnival in Uruguay and specifically the murga, as well as to analyze song lyrics from historically important shows from two different eras.

  9. Aggressive effects of prioritizing popularity in early adolescence.

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    Cillessen, Antonius H N; Mayeux, Lara; Ha, Thao; de Bruyn, Eddy H; LaFontana, Kathryn M

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the moderating effects of prioritizing popularity on the association between early adolescents' popularity and their aggressive, leadership, and prosocial behaviors with peers. Participants were 288 14-year-olds from The Netherlands who completed a sociometric instrument and an assessment of how much they prioritized popularity over other personal goals. Results indicated that prioritizing popularity was distinct from actual popularity in the peer group. Further, prioritizing popularity moderated the association of popularity with aggressive and leadership behaviors, with adolescents who were both popular and who prioritized popularity being particularly aggressive and scoring high on leadership behaviors. This trend was especially true for boys. The same moderating effect was not found for prosocial behaviors. Motivational and social-cognitive factors in the dynamics of peer popularity are highlighted. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  10. Los Consejos de Amalia a su hija Laura. Propaganda moral y construcciones genéricas en un texto escolar a comienzos del siglo XX en Argentina

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    Adrián Cammarota

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    Full Text Available El trabajo analiza un texto escolar utilizado en las escuelas primarias a principios del siglo XX. El texto, que no fue único en su tipo, da cuenta de una serie de tópicos sostenidos asiduamente en las escuelas para firmar una supuesta naturaleza “femenina” y “masculina”. Los Consejos delimitaban el rol de las niñas en la futura vida social, acorde con los preceptos que estructuraron la denominada teoría de la domesticidad. Consideramos que esta obra tenía como finalidad defender un supuesto legado natural. Este parecía peligrar ante los avatares del proceso de modernización por el cual atravesó la Argentina a fines del siglo XIX, con el crecimiento urbano y su ingreso en el mercado mundial.

  11. Las políticas de ciudadanía en los estados del Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo

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    Zaccara, Luciano; Saldaña, Marta

    2017-01-01

    Este artículo explora los marcos legales de ciudadanía y naturalización de los seis estados del Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo, y analiza cómo han sido utilizados desde el establecimiento de los estados modernos hasta la actualidad, con especial atención a los acontecimientos posteriores a la Primavera Árabe. En este contexto, se investiga en qué medida ha afectado el carácter rentista de los estados del Golfo al diseño de sus políticas de ciudadanía y naturalización; cuáles son los princip...

  12. Video games as American popular culture

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    Wolf, Mark J.P.

    2017-01-01

    Video games have moved, possibly surpassing even movies, into a central role in American popular culture in a relatively short time, and today there is increasing evidence that the video game console –to some extent, as much as the personal computer– has emerged as a central media device through which “convergence culture” is taking place. In the world of massively multiplayer online games, new (and very real) economies and cultures have evolved with striking rapidity, while on a very differe...

  13. La acusación popular

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    Pérez Gil, Julio

    2011-01-01

    El tema de estudio es el ejercicio de la pretensión penal por ciudadanos no ofendidos por el delito. El trabajo se ha estructurado en cuatro partes: 1) Análisis histórico (derecho romano, derecho histórico español, alemán e italiano) La acusación popular puede considerarse a la vista de ello como reflejo de una insuficiente consolidación del Ministerio Fiscal en calidad de defensor del interés publico. 2) Estudio de su naturaleza jurídica, del que se concluye que la acción penal de la L...

  14. La Vivienda Popular en el Movimiento Moderno

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    Auke van der Woude

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available El texto es uno de los escasos trabajos de recopilación panorámica de la vivienda popular colectiva del Movimiento Moderno en el periodo de entreguerras. Desde una óptica de revisión crítica del fenómeno CIAM, se analiza su repercusión real en los programas y políticas de vivienda de los distintos países europeos. Los materiales aquí reunidos son presentados de forma especialmente sintética y manejable.

  15. The clinical popularity of object relations concepts.

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    Friedman, L

    1988-10-01

    Object relations theory has the effect of supporting the psychoanalyst when he feels that the patient's effort is strongly opposed to his own. The current popularity of object relations theory may be related to the gradual disappearance from Freudian theory of a simple, clear image of an obligatory insistence by the patient that is useful even though it is unreflective. Object relations theory offers the practitioner a way of fortifying himself against blind demand, while newer Freudian theorists cope with the problem by orienting themselves more stringently toward the original paradigm of optional choice.

  16. Tattoos: Very Popular, Not So Innocent.

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    Hermida, María Daniela; Cabrera, Hugo Néstor

    2017-01-01

    Tattooing is a popular practice worldwide. Its origin dates back to the year 5000 BCE with a frozen mummy and travels across time through diverse cultures and places until it reaches the modern occidental world. Inks and materials used for tattooing are poorly controlled and carry potential risks of skin reactions. The procedure itself is also not innocuous. In this review, different types of tattoos are mentioned and associated dermatologic conditions are discussed. Unfortunately, treatment and removal procedures are often poor in effectiveness and lead to unwanted results. Combining different lasers may be a suitable option that requires further investigation.

  17. The Popularization of Astronomy in Canada

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    Trudel, J.-L.

    1996-12-01

    In Canada, astronomy has a longer history than most other sciences. The European settlers had to master the rudiments of astronomical practice, while the natural setting promoted geophysical observations of all kinds. In the nineteenth century, astronomy was part of natural theology and a resource for timekeepers and cartographers, but was increasingly pursued for its own sake by laymen. The creation of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada marks a turning point. Though it appeared to unite professionals and amateurs, it became early on a conduit for the knowledge of the former to flow to the latter, supplementing the purely academic stream. It followed upon the success of new publications meant to acquaint readers with the facts of astronomy, for the hitherto unsuspected pleasures they might bring. In fact, some Canadian works of this kind reached a wide audience, in Canada and abroad, and the post-WWII period saw an almost complete disjunction between the formerly utilitarian aspects of popularization a nd the catering to interested laypeople, distinct from the professionals. By 1976, the transformation was complete. The science mastered by explorers and appealed to by believers had become both a field for professional investigations and a widely popularized corpus of star lore

  18. Análisis jurídico del gobierno electrónico en el marco de la interoperabilidad entre los Consejos Comunales y la Alcaldía de Maturín-Venezuela

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    Yamila Gascón

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tuvo como objeto efectuar un análisis crítico desde una prospectiva jurídica, sobre las diferentes normativas que rigen el gobierno electrónico y abierto en el marco de la interoperabilidad, para generar reflexiones sobre la relación futura de los Consejos Comunales con la Alcaldía de Maturín-Venezuela. Para ello, se desarrollo una investigación analítica con diseño de fuente mixta de campo y documental con un nivel aprehensivo, la población fue estratificada representada en 1.017 Consejos Comunales del Municipio Maturín y un segundo estrato conformado por las unidades de alto nivel de la Alcaldía de Maturín, sumando un total de 35 personas. Se realizó un muestreo al azar simple para ambos estratos, dando como resultado 23 trabajadores de la Alcaldía, y para los Consejos Comunales fue de 64 colectivos. Asimismo, se aplicó un sub-muestro intencional aleatorio por los investigadores, como resultado se estudiaron 15 Consejos Comunales . Se determinó, a través de la aplicación de la matriz de análisis estructural la desarticulación entre los Consejos Comunales y la Alcaldía de Maturín, en función del análisis realizado al marco jurídico venezolano desde la carta magna en su artículo 108, 141, Decreto 825, Ley Especial contra Delitos Informáticos, Ley sobre el Acceso e Intercambio Electrónico de Datos, Información y Documentos entre los Órganos y Entes del Estado, Ley Orgánica de la Administración Pública, y la Ley Orgánica de los Consejos Comunales , entre otras

  19. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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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.

  20. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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    Kuznetsov, V.; Li, T.; Giommi, L.; Bonacorsi, D.; Wildish, T.

    2016-01-01

    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. (paper)

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. XRootD popularity on hadoop clusters

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    Meoni, Marco; Boccali, Tommaso; Magini, Nicolò; Menichetti, Luca; Giordano, Domenico; CMS Collaboration

    2017-10-01

    Performance data and metadata of the computing operations at the CMS experiment are collected through a distributed monitoring infrastructure, currently relying on a traditional Oracle database system. This paper shows how to harness Big Data architectures in order to improve the throughput and the efficiency of such monitoring. A large set of operational data - user activities, job submissions, resources, file transfers, site efficiencies, software releases, network traffic, machine logs - is being injected into a readily available Hadoop cluster, via several data streamers. The collected metadata is further organized running fast arbitrary queries; this offers the ability to test several Map&Reduce-based frameworks and measure the system speed-up when compared to the original database infrastructure. By leveraging a quality Hadoop data store and enabling an analytics framework on top, it is possible to design a mining platform to predict dataset popularity and discover patterns and correlations.

  4. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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    Néda, Zoltán; Varga, Levente; Biró, Tamás S

    2017-01-01

    The distribution of scientific citations for publications selected with different rules (author, topic, institution, country, journal, etc…) collapse on a single curve if one plots the citations relative to their mean value. We find that the distribution of "shares" for the Facebook posts rescale in the same manner to the very same curve with scientific citations. This finding suggests that citations are subjected to the same growth mechanism with Facebook popularity measures, being influenced by a statistically similar social environment and selection mechanism. In a simple master-equation approach the exponential growth of the number of publications and a preferential selection mechanism leads to a Tsallis-Pareto distribution offering an excellent description for the observed statistics. Based on our model and on the data derived from PubMed we predict that according to the present trend the average citations per scientific publications exponentially relaxes to about 4.

  5. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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    Zoltán Néda

    Full Text Available The distribution of scientific citations for publications selected with different rules (author, topic, institution, country, journal, etc… collapse on a single curve if one plots the citations relative to their mean value. We find that the distribution of "shares" for the Facebook posts rescale in the same manner to the very same curve with scientific citations. This finding suggests that citations are subjected to the same growth mechanism with Facebook popularity measures, being influenced by a statistically similar social environment and selection mechanism. In a simple master-equation approach the exponential growth of the number of publications and a preferential selection mechanism leads to a Tsallis-Pareto distribution offering an excellent description for the observed statistics. Based on our model and on the data derived from PubMed we predict that according to the present trend the average citations per scientific publications exponentially relaxes to about 4.

  6. Laughter in popular games and in sport

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    Eichberg, Henning

    2013-01-01

    , 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...... and fitness, and the 'underground' dimension of laughter in modern sports. By comparative analysis, laughter reveals as a bodily discourse about the imperfect human being. It tells an oppositional story about the perfectionism in the order of Western thinking--in sports as well as in health. The bodily...

  7. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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    Varga, Levente; Biró, Tamás S.

    2017-01-01

    The distribution of scientific citations for publications selected with different rules (author, topic, institution, country, journal, etc…) collapse on a single curve if one plots the citations relative to their mean value. We find that the distribution of “shares” for the Facebook posts rescale in the same manner to the very same curve with scientific citations. This finding suggests that citations are subjected to the same growth mechanism with Facebook popularity measures, being influenced by a statistically similar social environment and selection mechanism. In a simple master-equation approach the exponential growth of the number of publications and a preferential selection mechanism leads to a Tsallis-Pareto distribution offering an excellent description for the observed statistics. Based on our model and on the data derived from PubMed we predict that according to the present trend the average citations per scientific publications exponentially relaxes to about 4. PMID:28678796

  8. 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.

  9. Contribution to the popularization of the astronomy

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    Markishki, Pencho

    The purpose of this report is the representation of a WEB-book, related to astronomy, astro-photography, optics and some additional areas that have direct practice for the amateur astronomers. The popularization of astronomy worldwide is the purpose of many amateur astronomers. It is interesting and maybe fascinated, requires often innovative solutions from the hobby star observers. Today it is possible to share the science information by different methods, using the modern information technologies - a possibility used by the amateur astronomers too. In Internet existing currently thousands of WEB- sites, related to astronomy, completed training programs developed by amateur astronomers are included. They are addressed often to the schools, to the hobby beginners or to the wide audience.

  10. Las otras rebeliones: cultura popular e independencias

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    Glave, Luis Miguel

    2005-06-01

    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.

  11. Popularity of marijuana among Polish students

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    Michał Pająk

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction and the aim: Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the world (excluding alcohol and tobacco. According to the literature about 16% of Poles at the age of 16 to 64 years old, at least once have used cannabis. The aim of study was to estimate the popularity of marijuana among students of Polish universities. We also asked questions about respondents’ attitude towards marijuana and opinions about its validation. Material and methods: The study was conducted in 2017 on 132 individuals – 60 men and 72 women. The results were analyzed in STATISTICA 10 at p<0.05. Results:Out of interviewees, 63.6% of them, at least once in their lives, have used marijuana. This is a percentage of up to four times greater than that one given in the literature for the general population. Even 80% of men and 50% of women have tried marijuana at least once in their lives. Students of Catholic University of Lublin reach for marijuana significantly more often than students of Medical University of Lublin. The majority of respondents (53% treats marijuana as a "soft" drug, though up 67.4% believe that it has the addictive potential. More than a half of respondents (56.8% stands for liberalization of rules relevant to marijuana in Poland. Vast majority (70% of respondents believes that marijuana is easily available in Poland. Conclusions: Marijuana is a drug popular among students. The criminalization of drug use in Poland is not effective for the prevention of its use, the majority of respondents believes that marijuana is easily available in Poland. Considering the negative health and social consequences of the current state, it is worth wondering about making changes in the education system and Polish drug law.

  12. Popular music scenes and aging bodies.

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    Bennett, Andy

    2018-06-01

    During the last two decades there has been increasing interest in the phenomenon of the aging popular music audience (Bennett & Hodkinson, 2012). Although the specter of the aging fan is by no means new, the notion of, for example, the aging rocker or the aging punk has attracted significant sociological attention, not least of all because of what this says about the shifting socio-cultural significance of rock and punk and similar genres - which at the time of their emergence were inextricably tied to youth and vociferously marketed as "youth musics". As such, initial interpretations of aging music fans tended to paint a somewhat negative picture, suggesting a sense in which such fans were cultural misfits (Ross, 1994). In more recent times, however, work informed by cultural aging perspectives has begun to consider how so-called "youth cultural" identities may in fact provide the basis of more stable and evolving identities over the life course (Bennett, 2013). Starting from this position, the purpose of this article is to critically examine how aging members of popular music scenes might be recast as a salient example of the more pluralistic fashion in which aging is anticipated, managed and articulated in contemporary social settings. The article then branches out to consider two ways that aging members of music scenes continue their scene involvement. The first focuses on evolving a series of discourses that legitimately position them as aging bodies in cultural spaces that also continue to be inhabited by significant numbers of people in their teens, twenties and thirties. The second sees aging fans taking advantage of new opportunities for consuming live music including winery concerts and dinner and show events. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. 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 classmates…

  14. 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…

  15. 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

  16. Songs that resonate: the uses of popular music nostalgia.

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

    2018-01-01

    textabstractThis chapter explores the phenomenon of popular music nostalgia. In the cultural and heritage industries, nostalgia is widely used to make an affective connection to music consumers. Popular music nostalgia can be defined as a longing for the past that is evoked through popular music’s

  17. 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…

  18. La Influencia del Consejo de Administración en la Adopción de un Código Ético

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    Isabel M. García Sánchez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La ética empresarial, como uno de los componentes de la responsabilidad social corporativa, debe ser promovida desde el órgano superior de control de las organizaciones empresariales, el Consejo de Administración. En este sentido, la incorporación de un código ético supondría el establecimiento formal de los principios corporativos de la compañía que afectan a la responsabilidad con empleados, accionistas, consumidores, al entorno o a cualquier otro aspecto de la sociedad. La evidencia empírica previa pone de manifiesto efectos contradictorios entre la participación accionarial de los consejeros y su efecto sobre los intereses económicos de los accionistas, así como un reducido interés por parte de los consejeros independientes sobre temas éticos. En esta línea, el presente trabajo tiene como objetivo determinar el efecto de estas dos características del Consejo de Administración en la incorporación de un código ético por las empresas españolas no-financieras que cotizan en Bolsa. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que la participación accionarial provoca un atrincheramiento de la alta dirección, provocando una divergencia entre los intereses éticos de propietarios y directivos. En esta situación, la presencia de consejeros independientes se torna necesaria para reducir tales conflictos.Business ethics as a component of the corporate social responsibility, should be promoted from the Board of Directors. In this sense, the drawing up of a code of ethics would imply the formal statement of corporate principles which affect the responsibility with employees, shareholders, customers, the environment and every aspect of the society. Previous empirical evidence has emphasized the contradictory effect between the ownership of shares by directors and its effect on the shareholders’ economic interests, and a low concern with ethics issues by independent directors. In this line, this paper aims at establishing the effect of

  19. Las causales exonerativas de la responsabilidad extracontractual. ¿Por qué y cómo impiden la declaratoria de responsabilidad? Aproximación a la jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado

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    Héctor Patiño

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    Full Text Available El artículo, de la mano de la jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado colombiano, y de alguna de la Corte Suprema de Justicia, señala el alcance general y la comprensión que se le debe dar a los conceptos de nexo causal, imputación y causales de exoneración y presenta los lineamientos actuales de la jurisprudencia colombiana sobre esas cuestiones.

  20. Supervisión del consejo de administración y estructura de propiedad como determinantes de la retribución de la alta dirección

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    María Encarnación Lucas Pérez

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Este trabajo analiza el papel que desempeña el consejo de administración y la estructura de propiedad sobre la supervisión y determinación del sistema retributivo de los altos directivos. El análisis se realiza para el conjunto de empresas españolas que cotizan en el mercado bursátil durante el periodo 2004-2010. Los resultados muestran que el paquete retributivo de los altos directivos se caracteriza por un escaso peso de la parte variable y por un bajo empleo de las opciones sobre acciones. Asimismo, se evidencia que las características de los consejos de administración no ejercen una influencia significativa en la retribución vinculada a resultados, siendo el tipo de propietario mayoritario quien determina la eficacia supervisora del consejo sobre el diseño retributivo. ABSTRACT: This paper examines the role of board of directors and ownership structure on the effectiveness of executive pay design. An analysis performed on the whole Spanish listed firms in the period 2004-2010 showed that executive pay is characterized by a low variable compensation proportion –both bonus and stock options- as well as by the lack of connection with firm performance. Also, results evidence that boards’ monitoring do not exert significant influence on variable compensation, being the type of majority owner, through the board, who mainly determine executive pay effectiveness.

  1. Innovative methods of popularizing technical education

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    Shkitsa, L. Y.; Panchuk, V. G.; Kornuta, V. A.

    2017-05-01

    There have been analyzed reasons of the loss of technical education’s popularity. Also, the analysis of known educational and production methods, oriented at the innovative model of development of society, was performed. It is stated that the acquisition of 21st century’s skills as a result of competition of technical education are natural for the DIY ideology, which was realized in the institutions like Fab Lab. The new educational strategy, based on project-based learning, is proposed to be implemented as a special laboratory with equipment, which would be a center of innovative development for students at the Technical University. Moreover, the list of projects planned for implementation, that includes not only projects, specific to a particular university, but also projects, demanded by society as a whole, is specified. It is worth to implement trendy projects in the laboratory, such as toy-like, ecological projects; projects of the energy dependence decrease or the energy efficiency increase, modern digital or innovative projects etc. The student should gain knowledge, skills and, possibly, equipment that are available for immediate usage on the labor market or for the realization of his own projects or the community’s projects in everyday life after the realization of the particular project at the laboratory

  2. 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.

  3. The representation of epilepsy in popular music.

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    Baxendale, Sallie

    2008-01-01

    Much can be learned about the contemporary stereotypes associated with epilepsy by studying the representation of the disorder in paintings, literature, and movies. Popular music is arguably the most accessible and ubiquitous of the creative art forms, touching most of us on a daily basis. Reviewed here are the ways in which epilepsy and seizures are used in the lyrics of musicians from a wide variety of musical genres, from hip-hop to rhythm and blues. Many of the ancient associations of epilepsy with madness, horror, and lunacy can be found in these lyrics. However, the language of epilepsy has also been appropriated by some musical artists to represent a state of sexual ecstasy and dance euphoria. The references to these states as "epilepsy" or a "seizure" in numerous songs suggest that this shorthand is widely recognized within some subcultures. Although epilepsy has frequently been associated with female sexual availability in other creative art forms, this novel use of the language of epilepsy represents a contemporary departure in the artistic application of epilepsy-related images and associations in the 21st century.

  4. Memory for frequency of hearing popular songs.

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    Fidler, J R; Zechmeister, E B; Shaughnessy, J J

    1988-01-01

    In two experiments college students were asked to provide situational frequency estimates of 10-s excerpts from rock songs. In both experiments familiarity of the musical selections heard one, two, three, or four times was varied. In Experiment 2 the nature of instructions given to subjects prior to presentation of the musical excerpts was also manipulated. Across both experiments subjects' estimates were less accurate for unfamiliar than for familiar rock music. In Experiment 2 instructions to remember frequency, as well as general memory instructions, resulted in better memory for presentation frequency than did instructions to "ignore" music while working on math problems. Memory for situational frequency was also related to knowledge of rock music as defined by subjects' ability to identify the titles and artists of the presented songs. The present pattern of results with popular music is viewed as similar to that obtained in experiments investigating memory for frequency of verbal stimuli. Although providing support for an automatic processing view of frequency encoding, the results also implicate meaningful elaboration of stimuli as an important determinant of memory for frequency of events.

  5. (Reconstructing Balkan Identities through Popular Music

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    Marin Cvitanović

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the reproduction of stereotypes about the Balkans in the popular music of ex-Yugoslavia. During the last two decades, over a hundred songs in the Serbian and Croatian languages have been released, specifically mentioning the term Balkan and using it as a metaphor – to evoke and explain the atmosphere of war, poverty, conflict and passion, beauty, love and pride. Based on the analysis of these texts and the frequency of appearance of the themes and motifs, four distinct discourses can be identified: 1. the Balkans as an area of wars and conflicts, 2. the Balkans as an area of joy, passion and fatalism, 3. the primitive and aggressive “male” Balkans vs. the beautiful, proud and resistant “female” Balkans, and 4. the Balkans as Europe’s “Other”. The results show that, despite the inherent fluidity and the unclearness of the very definition of the Balkans and its spatial coverage (and therefore the possibility of distancing oneself from it, mostly negative stereotypes about the Balkans are being reproduced. They are not questioned in that process, but accepted and affirmed as a part of one’s own identity.

  6. 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.

  7. Popular actions: For the right at night

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    Suarez, Alfredo

    1999-01-01

    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

  8. Yugoslav Naive Art and Popular Culture

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    Meta Kordiš

    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.

  9. Folclore e medicina popular na Amazônia Folklore and popular medicine in the Amazon

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    Márcio Couto Henrique

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Discute as relações entre folclore e medicina popular na Amazônia, tendo como referencial de análise o conto "Filhos do boto", de Canuto Azevedo. Aponta que os contos folclóricos estão saturados de elementos da realidade cultural e podem ser utilizados como testemunhos históricos que expressam embates entre diferentes tradições. Os registros folclóricos são fruto do diálogo muitas vezes conflituoso entre folcloristas, cientistas sociais, médicos, pajés e seus seguidores, e sua análise deve ser acompanhada de reflexão sobre as condições de sua produção. Neste caso específico, trata-se de refletir, com base no imaginário de sedução e cura em torno do boto, sobre a possibilidade de ampliar o conhecimento sobre a medicina popular praticada na Amazônia, região de forte presença da pajelança cabocla.This discussion of the relations between folklore and popular medicine in the Amazon takes Canuto Azevedo's story "Filhos do boto" (Children of the porpoise as an analytical reference point. Replete with elements of cultural reality, folk tales can serve as historical testimonies expressing clashes between different traditions. Folk records are fruit of what is often a quarrelsome dialogue between folklorists, social scientists, physicians, and pajés and their followers, and their analysis should take into account the conditions under which they were produced. Based on the imaginary attached to the figure of the porpoise - a seductive creature with healing powers - the article explores how we might expand knowledge of popular medicine as practiced in the Amazon, where the shamanistic rite known as pajelança cabocla has a strong presence.

  10. LA EXTENSIÓN DE LA JURISPRUDENCIA UNIFICADA DEL CONSEJO DE ESTADO: NUEVA COMPETENCIA DE LOS CONSULTORIOS JURÍDICOS EN MATERIA CONTENCIOSO ADMINISTRATIVA

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    Luz Ángela Portilla Villamizar

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    Full Text Available La ley 1437 de 2011 implementó un procedimiento administrativo y contencioso ajustado a la protección de las garantías constitucionales de los administrados en sede administrativa y judicial, un ajuste del sistema procesal en concordancia con la Carta Política. Entre tantas novedades y cambios está la creación de una figura jurídica denominada Extensión de las Sentencias de Unificación Jurisprudencial del Consejo de Estado a terceros (Artículo 102 del Código de Procedimiento Administrativo y Contencioso Administrativo, ley 1437 de 2011, procedimiento que genera la posibilidad real de práctica desde los consultorios jurídicos de las universidades del país, puesto que sus presupuestos normativos y procesales permiten, desde las competencias contempladas en la ley y lo reiterado por la jurisprudencia constitucional, llevarlo a cabo por los estudiantes adscritos a los sultorios jurídicos. Se plantea un análisis que aborda los aspectos y características jurídicas del trámite de extensión de la jurisprudencia, en relación con las reglas de competencia de los consultorios jurídicos universitarios, generando una nueva competencia en materia de derecho administrativo.

  11. 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

    2004-07-01

    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)

  12. Social Costs for Wannabes: Moderating Effects of Popularity and Gender on the Links between Popularity Goals and Negative Peer Experiences.

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    Breslend, Nicole Lafko; Shoulberg, Erin K; McQuade, Julia D; Murray-Close, Dianna

    2018-02-05

    Youth in early adolescence are highly concerned with being popular in the peer group, but the desire to be popular can have maladaptive consequences for individuals. In fact, qualitative work suggests that youth with high popularity goals who are nonetheless unpopular have negative experiences with their peers. However, little quantitative work has examined this possibility. The purpose of the current study was to examine if popularity goals were linked with physical (e.g., being hit) and relational (e.g., being excluded) victimization and peer rejection, particularly for individuals who strived for popularity but were viewed by their peers as unpopular. Late elementary and early middle school participants (N = 205; 54% female) completed self-reports of popularity goals and peer nominations of popularity and peer rejection. Teachers reported on students' experiences of relational and physical victimization. Peer nominated popularity and gender were moderators of the association between popularity goals and negative peer experiences. Consistent with hypotheses, girls who were unpopular but wanted to be popular were more likely to experience peer rejection and relational victimization. Unexpectedly, boys who were unpopular but did not desire to be popular were more likely to be rejected and relationally victimized. The findings suggest that intervention and prevention programs may benefit from addressing the social status goals of low status youth in a gender-specific manner.

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

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

    2015-12-08

    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.

  14. Developmental trajectories of adolescent popularity: a growth curve modelling analysis.

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    Cillessen, Antonius H N; Borch, Casey

    2006-12-01

    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 available in Grades 5-12. The popularity and aggression constructs were stable but non-overlapping developmental dimensions. Growth curve models were run with SAS MIXED in the framework of the multilevel model for change [Singer, J. D., & Willett, J. B. (2003). Applied longitudinal data analysis. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press]. Sociometric popularity showed a linear change trajectory; perceived popularity showed nonlinear change. Overt aggression predicted low sociometric popularity but an increase in perceived popularity in the second half of the study. Relational aggression predicted a decrease in sociometric popularity, especially for girls, and continued high-perceived popularity for both genders. The effect of relational aggression on perceived popularity was the strongest around the transition from middle to high school. The importance of growth curve models for understanding adolescent social development was discussed, as well as specific issues and challenges of growth curve analyses with sociometric data.

  15. 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

  16. Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of online popularity.

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

    2010-10-08

    Online popularity has an enormous impact on opinions, culture, policy, and profits. We provide a quantitative, large scale, temporal 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 interevent time. We propose a minimal model combining the classic preferential popularity increase mechanism with the occurrence of random popularity shifts 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.

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

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    Metodijeski, Dejan; Stojanoski, Hristo

    2014-01-01

    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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

    2014-01-01

    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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Popular Music in Southeast Asia : Banal Beats, Muted Histories

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    Barendregt, Bart; Keppy, Peter; Schulte Nordholt, Henk

    2017-01-01

    'Popular Music in Southeast Asia: Banal Beats, Muted Histories' offers a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the original vantage point of popular music since the 1920s up to the present. By creatively connecting indigenous musical styles with foreign musical genres, Southeast Asians

  5. Use of Popular Culture Texts in Mother Tongue Education

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    Bal, Mazhar

    2018-01-01

    The aim of this study was to associate popular culture texts with Turkish language lessons of middle school students. For this purpose, a model was proposed and a suitable curriculum was prepared for this model. It was aimed to determine how this program, which was the result of associating popular culture texts with Turkish language lesson…

  6. Nigerian Popular Music: Its Problems and Prospects in Development ...

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    There is hardly any aspect of life without the involvement of any of the diverse arrays of styles existing in Nigerian popular music scene. The appeal of this genre cuts across class, ethnicity, age, sex and faith, thus affecting millions of lives. Consequently, the contribution of Nigerian popular music cannot be quantified.

  7. Social Influences on Paranormal Belief: Popular versus Scientific Support

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    Ridolfo, Heather; Baxter, Amy; Lucas, Jeffrey W.

    2010-01-01

    Paranormal claims enjoy relatively widespread popular support despite by definition being rejected by the scientific community. We propose that belief in paranormal claims is influenced by how popular those claims are as well as by dominant scientific views on the claims. We additionally propose that individuals will be most likely to be…

  8. Popular Music: An Untapped Resource for Teaching Contemporary Black History.

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    Cooper, B. Lee

    1979-01-01

    This essay suggests two innovative instructional approaches for using popular Black music as a model for historical study in the classroom: (1) biographies of popular music artists; and (2) lyrical demonstration of social themes. A list of lyric and album resources is provided. (Author/EB)

  9. 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

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

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    Peng Zhang

    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.

  11. Indexing of Popular Periodicals: The State of the Art

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    Aveney, Brian; Slade, Rod

    1978-01-01

    Nine indexing services of popular periodicals are discussed in terms of content, coverage, and characteristics: Access, Consumers Index, Index to Free Periodicals, New York Times Information Bank, Magazine Index, Monthly Periodicals Index, New Periodicals Index, Popular Periodical Index, and Readers Guide. A table indicates coverage for each index…

  12. Popularity Modeling for Mobile Apps: A Sequential Approach.

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    Zhu, Hengshu; Liu, Chuanren; Ge, Yong; Xiong, Hui; Chen, Enhong

    2015-07-01

    The popularity information in App stores, such as chart rankings, user ratings, and user reviews, provides an unprecedented opportunity to understand user experiences with mobile Apps, learn the process of adoption of mobile Apps, and thus enables better mobile App services. While the importance of popularity information is well recognized in the literature, the use of the popularity information for mobile App services is still fragmented and under-explored. To this end, in this paper, we propose a sequential approach based on hidden Markov model (HMM) for modeling the popularity information of mobile Apps toward mobile App services. Specifically, we first propose a popularity based HMM (PHMM) to model the sequences of the heterogeneous popularity observations of mobile Apps. Then, we introduce a bipartite based method to precluster the popularity observations. This can help to learn the parameters and initial values of the PHMM efficiently. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the PHMM is a general model and can be applicable for various mobile App services, such as trend based App recommendation, rating and review spam detection, and ranking fraud detection. Finally, we validate our approach on two real-world data sets collected from the Apple Appstore. Experimental results clearly validate both the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed popularity modeling approach.

  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. 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.…

  15. 'From War Cacophonies to Rhythms of Peace': Popular Cultural ...

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    The materials being collected for the Popular Culture Archives at the Centre for Basic Research in Kampala are the point of departure for this paper. It focuses on the development of popular music genres in Uganda since 1986, places this in the context of political history since independence, and discusses the particular ...

  16. 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. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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

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

    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

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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 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.

  19. 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

  20. Aggressive effects of prioritizing popularity in early adolescence

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    Cillessen, A.H.N.; Mayeux, L.; Ha, P.T.; Bruyn, E.H. de; LaFontana, K.M.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the moderating effects of prioritizing popularity on the association between early adolescents' popularity and their aggressive, leadership, and prosocial behaviors with peers. Participants were 288 14-year-olds from The Netherlands who completed a sociometric instrument and an

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

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

    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 enhance their status through befriending higher…

  2. 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…

  3. Popular NREL-Developed Transportation Mobile App Launches on Android

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    Platform | News | NREL Popular NREL-Developed Transportation Mobile App Launches on Android Platform Popular NREL-Developed Transportation Mobile App Launches on Android Platform May 23, 2017 More since the new Android version of the Alternative Fueling Station Locator App launched last week. The U.S

  4. Homepage of the Philosophy Meets Popular Culture Initiative

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    Grund, Cynthia M.

    2008-01-01

    -modern students, whose knowledge of various aspects of popular culture often is as encyclopedic as their classical liberal arts background is limited (some might say impoverished).   One goal of the PHILOSOPHY meets POPULAR CULTURE homepage (launched on October 7, 2008)  is to provide a forum for researchers, teachers...

  5. The communicative functions of post-2000 Shona popular songs: A ...

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    This article proposes a typology of Shona popular songs employing a systemic functional linguistics (SFL) informed genre theory, which distinguishes texts on the ... Although some studies have been carried out on these songs in the context of popular music, none have attempted a linguistically-grounded analysis of the ...

  6. Overcoming Impossible Bodies: Using Media Literacy to Challenge Popular Culture.

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    Graydon, Shari

    1997-01-01

    Media education can be taught by analyzing the ways popular media represent the sexes. Discusses stereotyped gender images in popular culture and outlines classroom activities investigating modeling poses, images of ideal and successful males and females, gender sensitive language, sex role portrayal, and violence for a media literacy unit using…

  7. Popular Media, Critical Pedagogy, and Inner City Youth

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    Leard, Diane Wishart; Lashua, Brett

    2006-01-01

    In this article, we explored ways youth, traditionally silenced, engaged with popular culture to voice experiences and challenge dominant narratives of public schools and daily lives. We also considered how educators use popular culture as critical pedagogy with inner city youth. Through ethnographic bricolage and case study methods, and drawing…

  8. Teaching Popular Music: Investigating Music Educators' Perceptions and Preparation

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    Springer, D. Gregory

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate in-service music teachers' perceptions of popular music in the classroom and to examine their own preparation to teach popular music. A sample of music teachers, drawn from two regional chapters of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, completed a researcher-designed survey instrument. Results…

  9. 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…

  10. Popularity Trajectories and Substance Use in early Adolescence1

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    Moody, James; Brynildsen, Wendy D.; Osgood, D. Wayne; Feinberg, Mark E.; Gest, Scott

    2010-01-01

    This paper introduces new longitudinal network data from the “Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience” or “PROSPER” peers project. In 28 communities, grade-level sociometric friendship nominations were collected from two cohorts of middle school students as they moved from 6th, to 9th grade. As an illustration and description of these longitudinal network data, this paper describes the school popularity structure, changes in popularity position, and suggests linkages between popularity trajectory and substance use. In the cross-section, we find that the network is consistent with a hierarchical social organization, but exhibits considerable relational change in both particular friends and position at the individual level. We find that both the base level of popularity and the variability of popularity trajectories effect substance use. PMID:21765588

  11. Popularity Trajectories and Substance Use in early Adolescence.

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    Moody, James; Brynildsen, Wendy D; Osgood, D Wayne; Feinberg, Mark E; Gest, Scott

    2011-05-01

    This paper introduces new longitudinal network data from the "Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience" or "PROSPER" peers project. In 28 communities, grade-level sociometric friendship nominations were collected from two cohorts of middle school students as they moved from 6(th), to 9(th) grade. As an illustration and description of these longitudinal network data, this paper describes the school popularity structure, changes in popularity position, and suggests linkages between popularity trajectory and substance use. In the cross-section, we find that the network is consistent with a hierarchical social organization, but exhibits considerable relational change in both particular friends and position at the individual level. We find that both the base level of popularity and the variability of popularity trajectories effect substance use.

  12. 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

    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

  13. 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 relational aggression. This association was moderated…

  14. [Popular education in health and nutrition: literature review].

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    Mueses De Molina, C

    1993-01-01

    This literature review of popular education in health and nutrition is intended to provide the necessary theoretical framework for proposals and programs for human resource development in food and nutrition. The work contains a summary of the objectives, purposes, and methodology of popular education in general, a discussion of applications of popular education techniques to health and nutrition education, and a description of some projects based on popular education. Popular education was developed in Latin America by Paulo Freire and others as a response to political domination. Its basic objective was to make the oppressed masses aware of their condition and able to struggle for the transformation of society. Popular education views community participation, development of consciousness, and integration with social and economic activity as fundamental attributes. Participation should be developed through community organizations and should continue for the duration of the educational intervention. The right of all persons to participate in a plane of equality should be recognized. Community or popular education should be conceived as a process of permanent education that will continue throughout the lifetime of individuals and groups. Popular education is directed toward population sectors excluded from participation in employment, family, community, mass communications, education, and leisure activities. Such population sectors are concentrated in the urban periphery and in rural areas. Abandonment of traditional educational techniques and assumption of an active role by community members are elements in development of the methodology of popular education. Steps in the methodology include investigation of possible themes, selection of themes to serve as points of departure, definition of the problem, and action programs. Popular education in nutrition and health begins by asking what problems need to be remedied. The entire process of training and education in

  15. Implementación del sistema de descripción, clasificación y valoración de cargos por competencia del Consejo Nacional de Competencias

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    Parra Pino, Imelda Alexandra

    2015-01-01

    El sistema de descripción, clasificación y valoración de cargos por competencia para el Consejo Nacional de Competencias, se define como un instrumento técnico que permitirá mitigar el problema que actualmente presenta la institución al momento de ejecutar los subsistemas de talento humano. Este sistema no es más que una herramienta que brinde el soporte técnico que facilite la ejecución de los subsistemas de talento humano, a través del planteamiento de una metodología que permite identifica...

  16. Estudio de alternativas tecnológicas para el tratamiento básico del agua lluvia de uso doméstico en el Consejo Comunitario de la comunidad negra de Los Lagos, Buenaventura

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    Arboleda Montaño, Nixon

    2014-01-01

    Tesis (Maestría en Desarrollo Sostenible y Medio Ambiente). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Contables, Económicas y Administrativas, 2014 La presente investigación de tipo exploratorio y descriptivo se desarrolló en cuatro fases puntuales. En la fase inicial, se llevó a cabo un análisis situacional de las condiciones en las cuales se realiza la captación del agua lluvia en el Consejo Comunitario de la Comunidad Negra Los Lagos, siendo fundamental para ello las visitas al lu...

  17. Diseño, desarrollo e implementación de un sistema de control e inventario para el centro de difusión y documentación del Consejo Nacional de las Mujeres

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    Guanochanga Guzmán, Ana Lucía; Rueda Macas, Diego Fernando

    2011-01-01

    El proyecto con tema "Diseño, Desarrollo e Implementación de un Sistema de Control e Inventario para el Centro de Difusión y Documentación del Consejo Nacional de las Mujeres" busca establecer la problemática así como su solución en el ingreso y egreso de los datos sobre los materiales donados y difundidos que producen el trspapeleo e ingreso erróneo de documentos a la organización, de esta forma optimizando de mejor manera en el manejo del inventario sobre los materiales con los que se cuent...

  18. Alcances y límites del principio de la responsabilidad de proteger: actuación del consejo de seguridad frente al conflicto en libia en el 2011 y Siria durante el periodo 2011-2014.

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    Perilla Silva, María del Pilar

    2016-01-01

    El propósito de este estudio de caso es determinar los alcances y límites de la Responsabilidad de Proteger, tomando como ejemplo la actuación del Consejo de Seguridad de Naciones Unidas ante el conflicto en Libia y Siria. Para esto es necesario analizar fuentes primarias documentos oficiales y secundarias como artículos académicos, para así comprobar que la evolución del concepto de soberanía ha permitido que se legitimen las intervenciones con fines humanitarios, ya que todos los Estados ti...

  19. Sentidos del Buen Vivir –Ubuntu– que configuran las mujeres lideresas afrodescendientes del Pacífico colombiano en el Consejo Comunitario de Zacarías – Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca)

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    Angulo Jara, Cynthia; Sánchez Méndez, Juliana Paola; Zambrano Jojoa, Octavio Fernando

    2017-01-01

    Tesis (Maestría en Educación desde la Diversidad). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas. Instituto Pedagógico, 2016 El presente es un estudio cualitativo con metodología de Investigación Acción Colectiva (IAC), cuyo objetivo primordial fue comprender los sentidos del Buen Vivir Ubuntu , configurados por mujeres lideresas, afrodescendientes del Consejo Comunitario de Zacarías, de Buenaventura. Este estudio hace parte del proyecto denominado “Ubuntu: El pensamien...

  20. Popularization of the role of nuclear power construction

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    Zhang Ying

    2010-01-01

    Scientific popularization shall be promoted in advance before nuclear power development. Since it was founded, Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC) has always focused on the popularization of nuclear power knowledge to enable the public understand and access to nuclear power. Adhering to the center 'Popularizing nuclear power knowledge, correct steering of the public, serving the construction of TNPS and promoting the corporation development', the way of 'going out and coming in' for publicizing nuclear power knowledge has been gradually formed in line with the principle of 'close to the society, close to the people and close to the life'. The scientific popularization resources have been deeply dug out, and the education mode innovated. The healthy and continuous development of scientific popularization and education work are recognized and appraised highly by all circles of the society. Nowadays, a good atmosphere of 'everyone contends to popularize nuclear power knowledge' has formed in JNPC, and internal and external popularization and education work have yielded good results, which have created favorable social environment for the safe, proper and fast development of Tianwan Nuclear Power Station. (author)

  1. Question popularity analysis and prediction in community question answering services.

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    Liu, Ting; Zhang, Wei-Nan; Cao, Liujuan; Zhang, Yu

    2014-01-01

    With the blooming of online social media applications, Community Question Answering (CQA) services have become one of the most important online resources for information and knowledge seekers. A large number of high quality question and answer pairs have been accumulated, which allow users to not only share their knowledge with others, but also interact with each other. Accordingly, volumes of efforts have been taken to explore the questions and answers retrieval in CQA services so as to help users to finding the similar questions or the right answers. However, to our knowledge, less attention has been paid so far to question popularity in CQA. Question popularity can reflect the attention and interest of users. Hence, predicting question popularity can better capture the users' interest so as to improve the users' experience. Meanwhile, it can also promote the development of the community. In this paper, we investigate the problem of predicting question popularity in CQA. We first explore the factors that have impact on question popularity by employing statistical analysis. We then propose a supervised machine learning approach to model these factors for question popularity prediction. The experimental results show that our proposed approach can effectively distinguish the popular questions from unpopular ones in the Yahoo! Answers question and answer repository.

  2. Scientific Discovery through Citizen Science via Popular Amateur Astrophotography

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    Nemiroff, Robert J.; Bonnell, Jerry T.; Allen, Alice

    2015-01-01

    Can popular astrophotography stimulate real astronomical discovery? Perhaps surprisingly, in some cases, the answer is yes. Several examples are given using the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) site as an example venue. One reason is angular -- popular wide and deep images sometimes complement professional images which typically span a more narrow field. Another reason is temporal -- an amateur is at the right place and time to take a unique and illuminating image. Additionally, popular venues can be informational -- alerting professionals to cutting-edge amateur astrophotography about which they might not have known previously. Methods of further encouraging this unusual brand of citizen science are considered.

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

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    Titov, M; Záruba, G; De, K; Klimentov, A

    2012-01-01

    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. Assessing the Level of Popularity of European Stag Tourism Destinations

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    Iwanicki Grzegorz

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The primary objective of this article is to determine the degree of popularity of stag tourism destinations in Europe. Research was based on the search engine method, involving an analysis of the highest positioned offers of travel agencies in the most commonly used search engines in Europe (Google, Bing, Yahoo. The analysis divided the studied cities into four categories in terms of popularity. Conducting the said analysis is strongly justified, because academic publications have so far not provided studies which have determined the degree of popularity of stag destinations on a continental scale.

  5. 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.

  6. The Popularity of Picture Books with Television Tie-in

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    Patricia R. Ladd

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzes circulation statistics of television tie-in picture books from the Wake County Public Library System in North Carolina to determine their popularity among patrons. Caldecott winning picture books were used as a point of comparison. This study also examined OPAC holdings from North Carolina public libraries to determine television tie-in picture book popularity among collection builders. The findings of the study show that television tie-in picture books are found to some degree in the vast majority of North Carolina public libraries, and are more popular than award winners in the Wake County system.

  7. Vestígios da cultura popular em Angela Lago

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    Silva, Celso Sisto

    2004-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Comunicação e Expressão. Programa de Pós-graduação em Literatura A presente dissertação elabora, sob o domínio da cultura popular, e configura, sob o viés do conto popular recontado, a leitura de algumas obras da escritora brasileira para crianças, Angela Lago. Pretende-se, em primeiro lugar, identificar nos recontos da escritora, a persistência dos modelos narrativos que a tradição popular de cunho escrito mantev...

  8. 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.

  9. Popular Theatre: A Useful Process for Adult Educators.

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    Bates, Reid A.

    1996-01-01

    Four types of theatre uses in adult education are theatre for education, for development, for conscientization, and popular theatre. The latter involves a group's interpretive study of its own social, economic, cultural, and political conditions, leading to collective action. (SK)

  10. Environmental Popular Education and Indigenous Social Movements in India.

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    Kapoor, Dip

    2003-01-01

    Environmental popular education helps shape indigenous social movements in India through a continual process of reflection and action that connects concerns about ecological degradation, subsistence, and marginalization. (Contains 56 references.) (SK)

  11. Tsonga popular music: negotiating ethnic identity in 'global' music ...

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    identity performance'. Although ethnic identity continues to be performed in contemporary black South African popular music, this article argues for the existence of a performance of, and discourse on, identities that go beyond ethnicity. Here the ...

  12. Incorporating popularity in a personalized news recommender system

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    Nirmal Jonnalagedda

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Online news reading has become a widely popular way to read news articles from news sources around the globe. With the enormous amount of news articles available, users are easily overwhelmed by information of little interest to them. News recommender systems help users manage this flood by recommending articles based on user interests rather than presenting articles in order of their occurrence. We present our research on developing personalized news recommendation system with the help of a popular micro-blogging service, “Twitter.” News articles are ranked based on the popularity of the article identified from Twitter’s public timeline. In addition, users construct profiles based on their interests and news articles are also ranked based on their match to the user profile. By integrating these two approaches, we present a hybrid news recommendation model that recommends interesting news articles to the user based on their popularity as well as their relevance to the user profile.

  13. Resistance to Western Popular and Pop-Culture in India

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    Algis Mickūnas

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The essay is designed to present the phenomena of popular culture, its difference from pop culture, both products of modern West, and their impact on film and advertisement media in India. First, the discussion focuses on the Critical School which proposed the initial thesis of commodification of culture with a resultant “lowering” of standards to appeal to “the masses”, and an appeal to the “average” tastes. In the essay an argument is presented that pop culture is a “critique” of popular culture and is an elitist position attempting to shock popular mores and media content. Given this setting, it is argued that while India has followed both the globalizing popular and pop cultures, neither are adequate to encompass Indian media, specifically their film content.

  14. Chun Doo Hwan's Manipulation of the Kwangju Popular Uprising

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    Sohn, Donald

    1998-01-01

    Many scholars and journalists point to the tragic events that occurred in the Kwangju Popular Uprising as a pronounced materialization of the dependent nature of the relationship between U.S. and South Korea...

  15. 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.

  16. The Process’s Effectiveness in Popular Actions

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    Alencar, Rafael Vieira de; Albuquerque, Felipe Braga

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    The aim of this work the study of the limits and possibilities of the known " general power of realization of judicial protection ". Concomitantly were delineated the structural goals of executory judge's powers, notably with the aim of establishing a study related to the procedure of displaying documents in popular action, the application of a daily fine for noncompliance and the presumption of veracity of the facts narrated in the popular original. As regards the methodology, it has been ca...

  17. Interactions between contemporary American independent cinema and popular music culture

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    2011-01-01

    In recent years, many American independent films have become increasingly engaged with popular music culture and have used various forms of pop music in their soundtracks to various effects. Disparate films from a variety of genres use different forms of popular music in different ways, however these negotiations with pop music and its cultural surroundings have one true implication: that the 'independentness' (or 'indieness') of these movies is informed, anchored and embellished by their rel...

  18. The Reflection of Israeli Society in Popular War Songs

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    festivals , musicals and movies (e.g. Woodstock Festival and the movie and the musical Hair). Rock music became more popular and it integrated into...history. The country’s best writers wrote songs and the best singers sang them in the most popular festivals and media channels. The collective...from a variety of angles. In addition to the plain text, it will pay attention to the music and the arrangement. It will examine the song’s

  19. Emergence of Long-Term Memory in Popularity

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    Soh, Hyungjoon; Hong, Joo Hyung; Jeong, Jaeseung; Jeong, Hawoong

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    Popularity describes the dynamics of mass attention, and is a part of a broader class of population dynamics in ecology and social science literature. Studying accurate model of popularity is important for quantifying spreading of novelty, memes, and influences in human society. Although logistic equation and similar class of nonlinear differential equation formulates traditional population dynamics well, part of the deviation in long-term prediction is stated, yet fully understood. Recently,...

  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. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Vocal handicap index in popular and erudite professional singers.

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    Loiola-Barreiro, Camila Miranda; Silva, Marta Assumpção de Andrada E

    To compare the voice handicap index of popular and erudite professional singers according to gender, age, professional experience time, and presence or absence of self-reported vocal complaints. One hundred thirty-two professional singers, 74 popular and 58 erudite, who responded to a questionnaire with regards to identification, age, gender, professional experience time in singing, musical genres (for popular singers), vocal classification (for erudite singers), presence of self-reported vocal complaints, and the specific protocols for popular (Modern Singing Handicap Index - MSHI) and erudite (Classical Singing Handicap Index - CSHI) singing. Higher proportion of women and higher incidence of vocal complaints were observed in the popular singers compared with the erudite singers. Most of the popular singers belonged to the genre of Brazilian Popular Music. Regarding the classification of erudite singers, there was greater participation of sopranos and tenors. No statistical differences were observed with respect to age and professional experience time between the groups. Comparison of the MSHI and CSHI scores showed no statistically significant difference between these scores and genre or age in both groups of singers. Professional experience time was related to the total score and the subscales disability and impairment in the MSHI, only for popular singers with vocal complaints. There was no correlation between these variables and the CSHI for erudite singers. The impact of vocal difficulty/problem interferes differently in these two musical genres when related to vocal complaint and professional experience time. The MSHI and CSHI protocols proved to be important tools not only for the identification of problems, but also for the understanding of how these individuals relate their voices with this occupational activity.

  2. Skinny blues: Karen Carpenter, anorexia nervosa and popular music

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    McKay, George

    2018-01-01

    This article discusses an extraordinary body in popular music, that belonging to the person with anorexia which is also usually a gendered body – female – and that of the singer or frontperson. I explore the relation between the anorexic body and popular music, which is more than simply look- ing at constructions of anorexia in pop. It involves contextually thinking about the (medical) history and the critical reception and representation, the place of anorexia across the creative industries ...

  3. Sex Role Identity, Communication Skills, and Group Popularity

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    Loredana Ivan

    2017-01-01

    Using two groups of undergraduate students (N = 71) the present paper argues about the importance of sex role identity (Bem, 1981) as a potential predictor of group popularity. The results show that participants with psychological androgine identity tend to use better their communication skills and become popular among their peers. Contray to previous studies (e.g. Hall, 1984; Saarni, 1999) focused on gender gap in communication skills, the current study emphasis on the importance of the sex ...

  4. Pulp fictions of medieval England: Essays in popular romance

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    McDonald, Nicola

    2004-01-01

    Middle English popular romance is the most audacious and compendious testimony to the imaginary world of the English Middle Ages. Yet, with few exceptions, it remains under read and under studied. Pulp fictions of medieval England demonstrates that popular romance merits and rewards serious critical attention and that it is crucial to our understanding of the complex and conflicted world of medieval England. Pulp fictions of medieval England comprises ten essays on individual romances that, w...

  5. Shinsengumi - a historical and modern popular culture phenomenon

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    Rinkevičiūtė, Laura

    2016-01-01

    Shinsengumi - a Historical and Modern Popular Culture Phenomenon Shinsengumi was a special police force, which existed between 1864 and 1869 years. Shinsengumi means „Newly selected troops“. Nowadays they get a lot of attention in popular culture – films, shows, documentary, books, manga and anime. Because of it's existence in late Tokugawa period, Shinsengumi is often called „the last samurais“. They have become the object of various screening since the middle of twentieth century. After NHK...

  6. Popular Culture and the Rituals of American Football

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    Axelrod, Mark

    2001-01-01

    In his article, "Popular Culture and the Rituals of American Football," Mark Axelrod reflects on meanings of cultural practice in American popular culture. Before globalization -- driven by economics -- became a fact of life with profound implications, there were myths and rituals that provided a kind of insulation from the mysteries of life. These practices were ritualized by "primitive" men and women who, seemingly, did not understand the universe as well as we moderns do. But in fact one o...

  7. Popular weight-management apps: Their use and quality

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    Juliana Chen

    2015-09-01

    Conclusions: While greater popularity of apps was associated with higher quality, the overall quality of commercial dietary weight-management apps remains suboptimal. Popular weight-management apps are useful for self-monitoring, however are lacking in the recognised behavioural change techniques that may facilitate changes in health behaviours. With the majority of these apps designed for self-directed management, strategies to improve the rigour of these apps are warranted and commercial app developers could benefit from collaboration with behavioural researchers.

  8. 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.

  9. El teatro en el trabajo popular. La eficacia, un desafío para el trabajo popular

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    Ana Hirsz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Todas las personas e instituciones dedicadas al trabajo popular se plantean la necesidad de la eficacia en su labor. ¿Cómo, de qué manera ser más útiles a los sectores populares? ¿Qué instrumentos les pueden servir para la acción transformadora que deben realizar? Estas preguntas han generado una multiplicidad de métodos, de formas, de técnicas. El Centro al Servicio de la Acción Popular (CESAP en 17 años de trabajo incesante ha creado una metodología inductiva y participativa que, a través de diferentes áreas, intenta generar el desarrollo de las potencialidades y capacidades del pueblo. El Servicio de Comunicación y Cultura Popular constituye otra herramienta ofrecida por CESAP a los grupos y organizaciones populares, pues capacita a los grupos para que ellos estén en condiciones de producir sus propios medios de comunicación comunitarios, con fines de información, concientización y movilización de las comunidades. Junto a esa finalidad organízatíva, estos Talleres estimulan la autoexpresión y la creatividad popular y el desarrollo de una cultura propia y transformadora.

  10. Idoneidad de los dirigentes del poder popular para cooperar con la atención primaria de salud

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    Meinardo Zayas Vinent

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo constituyó una investigación operacional de campo inscrita dentro de los estudios acerca del desarrollo de los Sistemas Locales de Salud (SILOS, con el propósito de determinar la idoneidad de un grupo de dirigentes de base de los Órganos del Poder Popular del Consejo Popular "Los Olmos" en el municipio Santiago de Cuba, en el cual se aplicaron varios instrumentos de la práctica epidemiológica, como son: revisión documental, encuestas, entrevistas, discusión grupal y otros. El estudio puso de manifiesto que las limitaciones más importantes estuvieron dadas por la necesidad de definir y dirigir la atención de la salud con un enfoque epidemiológico que integre los aspectos biomédicos con los sociales y psicológicos; los problemas sociales son identificados como fuente de trastornos de salud en la comunidad, pero los actores sociales no se encuentran lo suficientemente adiestrados para realizar acciones que lleven a su modificación, a la vez que se ignora a la comunidad como fuente de solución de sus propios problemas de salud. El mayor obstáculo hallado fue la falta de voluntad política en algunos dirigentes de los Órganos del Poder Popular, los que a pesar de tener los conocimientos adecuados impiden lograr la intersectorialidad, multisectorialidad y multidisciplinariedad necesarias para mejorar la eficacia, eficiencia y efectividad en los Sistemas de Servicios de Salud.The present paper constituted an operational field investigations incuded in the studies about the development of the Health Local System (HLS aimed at determining the competence of a group of base leaders from the People's Power Governamental Bodies of "Los Olmos" People's Council in the municipality of Santiago de Cuba, where the following instruments of the epidemiological practice were applied: documental revien, surveys, interviews, group debated, etc. This study showed that the most important limitations resulted from the need to define

  11. Does Humor Explain Why Relationally Aggressive Adolescents Are Popular?

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    Bowker, Julie C.; Etkin, Rebecca G.

    2013-01-01

    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; Mage = 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

  12. Effects of individual popularity on information spreading in complex networks

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    Gao, Lei; Li, Ruiqi; Shu, Panpan; Wang, Wei; Gao, Hui; Cai, Shimin

    2018-01-01

    In real world, human activities often exhibit preferential selection mechanism based on the popularity of individuals. However, this mechanism is seldom taken into account by previous studies about spreading dynamics on networks. Thus in this work, an information spreading model is proposed by considering the preferential selection based on individuals' current popularity, which is defined as the number of individuals' cumulative contacts with informed neighbors. A mean-field theory is developed to analyze the spreading model. Through systematically studying the information spreading dynamics on uncorrelated configuration networks as well as real-world networks, we find that the popularity preference has great impacts on the information spreading. On the one hand, the information spreading is facilitated, i.e., a larger final prevalence of information and a smaller outbreak threshold, if nodes with low popularity are preferentially selected. In this situation, the effective contacts between informed nodes and susceptible nodes are increased, and nodes almost have uniform probabilities of obtaining the information. On the other hand, if nodes with high popularity are preferentially selected, the final prevalence of information is reduced, the outbreak threshold is increased, and even the information cannot outbreak. In addition, the heterogeneity of the degree distribution and the structure of real-world networks do not qualitatively affect the results. Our research can provide some theoretical supports for the promotion of spreading such as information, health related behaviors, and new products, etc.

  13. Understanding the Exhibitionary Characteristics of Popular Music Museums

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    Charles Fairchild

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The literature on the popular music museum has primarily focused on the study of heritage and cultural memory with a secondary focus on tourism. Given the unprecedented expansion of the museum sector worldwide in recent decades, which has produced an increasing number of major museums dedicated to popular music, it is an opportune time to expand this range of analytical concerns. Specifically, the development of popular music museums has not yet been closely examined within the broader historical trajectory of the so-called ‘new museum.’ This article seeks to outline the range of exhibitionary types commonly used in a range of high-profile popular music museums in pursuit of this line of inquiry. The goal is not simply to produce a generic survey or typology of displays, but to place the use of different forms of museum display within the specific historical trajectory that has produced steadily larger numbers of these kinds of museums in recent years. I organize these exhibitionary types into two broad streams of museum exhibition practice implied in the historical survey presented here: a populist-vernacular stream of museum display and an institutional-educational one. I seek to place the exhibitionary practices of contemporary popular music museums in a broader and longer trajectory of similar practices in order to get a more grounded sense of the more important characteristics of these kinds of museums.

  14. Saber popular: sua existência no meio universitário Saber popular: su existencia en el medio universitario Popular wisdom: its existence in the university environment

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    Full Text Available Mitos e crendices estão presentes hodiernamente, apesar do desenvolvimento da ciência e da tecnologia, principalmente na busca por soluções de problemas que fogem ao entendimento humano. Objetivou-se verificar na comunidade universitária a existência de crendices e mitos, investigando suas origens, influências, adoção e credibilidade, correlacionando-os com o nível de conhecimento dos indivíduos. Pesquisa descritivo-analítica desenvolvida em Unidades de Ensino da Área de Saúde da Universidade Federal de Goiás. Seguiu-se a técnica de análise de conteúdo para análise dos dados. Foram criadas duas categorias: Atitudes Pessoais Relacionadas a Crenças e Influências e Superação das Crenças. Concluiu-se que há colisão entre os saberes popular e científico, gerando a exclusão do saber popular, sua manutenção "velada", ou mesmo, a aliança dos saberes.Mitos y creencias están presentes actualmente, a pesar del desarrollo de la ciencia y de la tecnología, principalmente en la búsqueda por soluciones de problemas que escapan al entendimiento humano. El estudio tuvo como objetivo verificar en la comunidad universitaria la existencia de creencias, mitos y otras prácticas populares, investigando sus orígenes, influencias, adopción, credibilidad y correlacionándolos con el nivel de conocimiento de los individuos. La investigación cuya naturaleza es descriptiva-analítica, fue desarrollada en Unidades de Enseñanza del Área de Salud de la Universidad Federal de Goiás. El grupo se constituye de profesores y estudiantes de los cursos del área de salud. Los resultados posibilitaron la creación de dos categorías, la primera, Actitudes personales relacionadas a Creencias, evidenció el poder de las prácticas populares y de las creencias sobre el comportamiento humano y la segunda, Influencias y Superación de las Creencias, permitió la comprensión del contento social y cultural del grupo investigado. Se concluye que

  15. Ideological and political conflicts about popular music in Serbia

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    Đurković Miša

    2004-01-01

    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.

  16. Analysis of user activities on popular medical forums

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    Kamalov, M. V.; Dobrynin, V. Y.; Balykina, Y. E.; Martynov, R. S.

    2017-10-01

    The paper is devoted to detailed investigation of users’ behavior and level of expertise on online medical forums. Two popular forums were analyzed in terms of presence of experts who answer health related questions and participate in discussions. This study provides insight into the quality of medical information that one can get from the web resources, and also illustrates relationship between approved medical experts and popular authors of the considered forums. During experiments several machine learning and natural language processing methods were evaluated against to available web content to get further understanding of structure and distribution of information about medicine available online nowadays. As a result of this study the hypothesis of existing correlation between approved medical experts and popular authors has been rejected.

  17. O Banco Popular Português do Porto

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    Hugo Silveira Pereira

    2012-01-01

    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.

  18. TRIVIAL OR COMMENDABLE?: WOMEN'S WRITING, POPULAR CULTURE, AND CHICK LIT

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    Mary Ryan

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available There are a number of similarities between popular culture and women's writing: both have been dismissed as trivial and worthless, have traditionally received little respect from critics, and have been scorned because of theis apparently "low-brow" appeal. Additionally, both were long excluded from the literary Canon. In contemporary culture, the intersection of popular culture and women's writing takes the form of chick lit, the contemporary genre of fiction starring female characters in their 20s and 30s as they make their way through their lives and tackle all the obstacles in their way. As well as outlining the characteristics and history of chick lit, this paper will discuss the negative reception that popular culture, women's writing, and chick lit has often been subjected to, and will show how studies are now emerging with the aim of demonstrating how such genres may have more worth and potential than is typically suggested.

  19. 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...

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

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    INSPIRE-00545541; Charpentier, Philippe; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

    2015-12-23

    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 ...

  1. Independent Comparison of Popular DPI Tools for Traffic Classification

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

    2015-01-01

    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...

  2. Impact Factors and Prediction of Popular Topics in a Journal

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    Nielsen, M B; Seitz, K.

    2016-01-01

    been on peripheral nerves 23. Surprisingly many good scientific papers on obstetrics/fetal US and musculoskeletal US have low citation rates 24 25 26. Our predictions for 2016 based on the topics of submitted articles in the last 12 months are that CEUS and elastography will continue to be popular...... topics.It is also worth mentioning that there can be a discrepancy between which titles are cited and which are accessed online. In addition to international guidelines, our CME articles are usually popular according to online access. CME articles are well established educational papers...... and recommendations is important to UIM/EJU. Although we see popular topics like CEUS and elastography, it is not possible to predict which articles will be read or even cited based on the topic, with multicenter studies being the exception....

  3. Borgesian Libraries and Librarians in Television Popular Culture

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    Iana Konstantinova

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In the works of Jorge Luis Borges, the library appears frequently as a metaphor representative of life and its secrets. It becomes a metaphysical location, posing questions about the nature of time, life, and the universe itself. The librarian becomes a metaphysical figure, leading the search for answers to life’s questions. This article examines the way in which the Borgesian library metaphor has crossed over from the realm of literature into the realm of popular television. By examining two episodes of the BBC series Doctor Who , the TNT franchise The Librarian , and several episodes of Joss Whedon’s cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer , it demonstrates that the metaphysical questions posed by the library and its librarian in Borges’s short stories are quite similar to the metaphysical questions posed by the library and its librarians in popular television, demonstrating that the Borgesian library has crossed over into the realms of popular culture.

  4. Misrepresentation of UK homicide characteristics in popular culture.

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    Brown, J; Hughes, N S; McGlen, M C; Crichton, J H M

    2014-03-01

    The homicide statistics of a popular UK television fictional crime series and the former Lothian & Borders police force region, Scotland were compared. This comparison was used to consider the implications for public attitudes which may influence the adoption of public health interventions to reduce homicide. 217 homicides were identified by 105 perpetrators in the television series 'Midsomer Murders' between 1997 and 2011; these were compared to 55 homicides by 53 perpetrators in the regional sample between 2006 and 2011. The numbers of serial killings (p homicides, female perpetrators (p homicide by kitchen knives (p homicide rates. If the popular perception of UK homicides is influenced by popular culture, the importance of such a public health intervention may not be apparent. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.

  5. The portrayal of migraine in popular music: observations and implications.

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    Roberts, Daniel L; Vargas, Bert B

    2012-01-01

    To describe the manner in which migraine and migaineurs are depicted in popular music. Prior studies have elucidated the ways in which the popular perception of neurological disorders is shaped by popular culture, from the inflated expectations of the prognosis of coma patients in television dramas to the association of intractable headaches with demonic possession and death by violence in the cinema. searched popular online music sites for songs with the word "migraine" in their titles. Song lyrics were studied for tone, content, and the light in which they portrayed migraine sufferers. One hundred thirty-four songs met inclusion criteria, representing the work of 126 artists. The majority of the recording artists were male (112 of 126 artists, 89%). One hundred seven of the 134 songs (80%) were recorded since 2000. Of the 79 songs that contained lyrics, 16 (20%) included explicit content; 43 (54%) make reference to hopelessness, despair, or severe pain; and 27 (34%) contained references to killing or death. Only 9 songs (11%) made any reference to successful treatment, resolution, or hope of any sort, the same number that made lyrical references to explosions or bombs. The portrayal of a disease in popular music can reflect the artist's perceptions, anxieties, and prejudices about the disease and its victims. The public, including patients, may accept these portrayals as accurate. Clinicians familiar with the portrayal of headache sufferers in cinema will not be surprised that popular musicians (both migraineurs and non-migraineurs) portray migraines as intractable, violent, and all-consuming. The lack of any balancing view is disheartening, especially in light of the advances in migraine awareness and treatment over the past decade. Perhaps the most surprising finding is that the vast majority of migraine songs are written and performed by men. © 2012 American Headache Society.

  6. Predicting Key Events in the Popularity Evolution of Online Information.

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    Hu, Ying; Hu, Changjun; Fu, Shushen; Fang, Mingzhe; Xu, Wenwen

    2017-01-01

    The popularity of online information generally experiences a rising and falling evolution. This paper considers the "burst", "peak", and "fade" key events together as a representative summary of popularity evolution. We propose a novel prediction task-predicting when popularity undergoes these key events. It is of great importance to know when these three key events occur, because doing so helps recommendation systems, online marketing, and containment of rumors. However, it is very challenging to solve this new prediction task due to two issues. First, popularity evolution has high variation and can follow various patterns, so how can we identify "burst", "peak", and "fade" in different patterns of popularity evolution? Second, these events usually occur in a very short time, so how can we accurately yet promptly predict them? In this paper we address these two issues. To handle the first one, we use a simple moving average to smooth variation, and then a universal method is presented for different patterns to identify the key events in popularity evolution. To deal with the second one, we extract different types of features that may have an impact on the key events, and then a correlation analysis is conducted in the feature selection step to remove irrelevant and redundant features. The remaining features are used to train a machine learning model. The feature selection step improves prediction accuracy, and in order to emphasize prediction promptness, we design a new evaluation metric which considers both accuracy and promptness to evaluate our prediction task. Experimental and comparative results show the superiority of our prediction solution.

  7. Predicting Key Events in the Popularity Evolution of Online Information.

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    Ying Hu

    Full Text Available The popularity of online information generally experiences a rising and falling evolution. This paper considers the "burst", "peak", and "fade" key events together as a representative summary of popularity evolution. We propose a novel prediction task-predicting when popularity undergoes these key events. It is of great importance to know when these three key events occur, because doing so helps recommendation systems, online marketing, and containment of rumors. However, it is very challenging to solve this new prediction task due to two issues. First, popularity evolution has high variation and can follow various patterns, so how can we identify "burst", "peak", and "fade" in different patterns of popularity evolution? Second, these events usually occur in a very short time, so how can we accurately yet promptly predict them? In this paper we address these two issues. To handle the first one, we use a simple moving average to smooth variation, and then a universal method is presented for different patterns to identify the key events in popularity evolution. To deal with the second one, we extract different types of features that may have an impact on the key events, and then a correlation analysis is conducted in the feature selection step to remove irrelevant and redundant features. The remaining features are used to train a machine learning model. The feature selection step improves prediction accuracy, and in order to emphasize prediction promptness, we design a new evaluation metric which considers both accuracy and promptness to evaluate our prediction task. Experimental and comparative results show the superiority of our prediction solution.

  8. 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.

  9. La intertextualidad en la copla popular de México

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    2012-01-01

    La intertextualidad en la lírica tradicional y popular surge como resultado de dos fenómenos: el surgimiento de una canción nueva (canciones contrahechas), en especial como parodia de la primera, y cuando una canción menciona a otra, creando una complicidad entre los intérpretes y el público durante la performance. Intertextuality in traditional and popular poetry arises as a result of two phenomena. Firtstly, is the emergence of a new song as a parody of another (contrahechas); and, secon...

  10. 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

  11. Local Variation of Hashtag Spike Trains and Popularity in Twitter

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    Sanlı, Ceyda; Lambiotte, Renaud

    2015-01-01

    We draw a parallel between hashtag time series and neuron spike trains. In each case, the process presents complex dynamic patterns including temporal correlations, burstiness, and all other types of nonstationarity. We propose the adoption of the so-called local variation in order to uncover salient dynamical properties, while properly detrending for the time-dependent features of a signal. The methodology is tested on both real and randomized hashtag spike trains, and identifies that popular hashtags present regular and so less bursty behavior, suggesting its potential use for predicting online popularity in social media. PMID:26161650

  12. The complex network of the Brazilian Popular Music

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    de Lima e Silva, D.; Medeiros Soares, M.; Henriques, M. V. C.; Schivani Alves, M. T.; de Aguiar, S. G.; de Carvalho, T. P.; Corso, G.; Lucena, L. S.

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    We study the Brazilian Popular Music in a network perspective. We call the Brazilian Popular Music Network, BPMN, the graph where the vertices are the song writers and the links are determined by the existence of at least a common singer. The linking degree distribution of such graph shows power law and exponential regions. The exponent of the power law is compatible with the values obtained by the evolving network algorithms seen in the literature. The average path length of the BPMN is similar to the correspondent random graph, its clustering coefficient, however, is significantly larger. These results indicate that the BPMN forms a small-world network.

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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

  16. Images of Freud in Popular Culture and Fiction

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    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.......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...

  17. The First World War in Popular Music since 1958

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    The First World War in Popular Music since 1958Peter GrantIntroductionSince 1958 there have been over 1,400 newly composed songs ‘about’ the First World War in the different genres of popular music with numbers increasing signifi cantly since the new millennium. By this I mean songs where the infl uence of the war is discernible, whether directly or through ‘signifi ers’ or references, in the title or lyrics. Not surprisingly the largest number emanate from countries that were prominent in th...

  18. Popular product development: strategy, innovation and decision making

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    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available This work studies the decision process involved in the development of a popular product in Brazil for a multinational company. The method was case study. The product was launched in the market at the end of 2003, being the first popular product of the company in the world. Some interesting points of this study: a The importance of the new market (the bottom of income pyramid to the company; b The development of a product specifically addressed to the needs of this market with a totally customized solution; c The decision of a new product platform development.

  19. La iniciativa legislativa popular en América Latina

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    2010-01-01

    Una de las características del proceso de democratización en América Latina es la incorporación de mecanismos de democracia directa como el plebiscito, la iniciativa legislativa y la revocación del mandato. Este artículo analiza específicamente uno de ellos: la Iniciativa Legislativa Popular (ILP), definida como el derecho de los ciudadanos a presentar proyectos de ley al Parlamento y/o exigir una consulta popular para aprobar o rechazar leyes o reformas legales. El artículo incluye una discu...

  20. 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 ...

  1. El Consejo de Cruzada durante el reinado de Felipe III: los comisarios Juan de Zúñiga, Felipe de Tassis, Martín de Córdoba y Diego de Guzmán y Benavides

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    Hortal Muñoz, José Eloy

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    Full Text Available The Council of Crusade of the Spanish Monarchy has been scarcely studied, due, among other things, to its own structure and the difficulties to find archival sources to study it. Nevertheless, its relevance was out of doubt, though it must manage enormous incomes, that became ordinaries after its primigenious extraordinary condition. Its process of development towards the XVI and XVIIth century was closely linked as to the factional fights as to the relations that the Spanish monarchs maintained with the Pope. Thus, in the moments of triumph of the groups that mantained the hegemony of the castillian against those more universalist or close to the Pope, the Council of Finances had more chances to intervene in the incomes proceeding from the “Tres Gracias”. As long as, when the triumphants were those close to Rome, its independence was closer, as it happened during the majority of the reign of Philip III. The aim of the present article is to contribute to a better understanding of this council during Philip III reign trough a prosopographical study of its principal members, mainly the 4 commissaries of Crusade that it had during those years.El Consejo de Cruzada de la Monarquía Hispana apenas ha sido estudiado con anterioridad, debido, entre otras cuestiones, a su propia estructura y a la dificultad en encontrar fuentes para su estudio. Sin embargo, su relevancia está fuera de toda duda, ya que se encargaba de gestionar unos enormes ingresos, que pasaron a convertirse en ordinarios, pese a su aparente y primigenia condición de extraordinarios. El devenir de este Consejo a lo largo de los siglos XVI y XVII, estuvo íntimamente ligado tanto a las luchas faccionales como a las relaciones que los monarcas Austrias mantuvieron con el Papado. Así, en los momentos de triunfo cortesano de aquellos grupos que propugnaban una hegemonía de lo castellano frente a aquellos más universalistas, el Consejo de Hacienda tuvo mayores posibilidades de

  2. La presencia española en consejos y comités de redacción de revistas científicas internacionales: un instrumento para la promoción de nuestra ciencia

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    Granadino, Begoña

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    Full Text Available The main objective of this work is to determine the correlation between the Spanish scientific output covered by the first 100 SCI journals ranking with the highest impact factor, and the presence of Spanish researchers in the editorial boards of these journals. The analysis of the editorial boards indicated that the presence of scientists of European scientific institutions as memberships of these editorial boards is very low, being these boards mainly represented by US and British researchers. The presence of Spanish scientists in the editorial boards mentioned is rather low at European and world wide level. From the 3474 members identified, only 16 are Spanish scientists and they are present in editorial boards of 9 journals. These 9 journals, however, do not show higher Spanish scientific production than that of other European countries with similar scientific characteristics, as Italy and The Netherlands. These indicators can be useful for the proposal of measures to enhance the Spanish presence in the editorial boards of the main international scientific journals.

    Este trabajo tiene por objetivo determinar la posible correlación existente entre la producción científica española cubierta por las 100 revistas SCI con mayores factores de impacto y la presencia de investigadores españoles en los consejos o comités científicos de dichas revistas. El análisis de la composición de los consejos editoriales ha permitido constatar que la adscripción de instituciones científicas europeas en los comités o consejos editoriales de las 100 primeras revistas del JCR es muy reducida, estando estos órganos mayoritariamente constituidos por investigadores norteamericanos y británicos. La presencia de miembros de instituciones científicas españolas en los comités editoriales es significativamente escasa, tanto desde una perspectiva mundial como a escala europea. De los 3.474 miembros identificados, únicamente 16 son investigadores

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

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    2012-01-01

    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.

  4. 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)

  5. Personalized Popular Blog Recommender Service for Mobile Applications

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    Tsai, Pei-Yun; Liu, Duen-Ren

    Weblogs have emerged as a new communication and publication medium on the Internet for diffusing the latest useful information. Providing value-added mobile services such as blog articles is increasingly important to attract mobile users to mobile commerce. There are, however, a tremendous number of blog articles, and mobile users generally have difficulty in browsing weblogs. Accordingly, providing mobile users with blog articles that suit their interests is an important issue. Very little research, however, focuses on this issue. In this work, we propose a Customized Content Service on a mobile device (m-CCS) to filter and push blog articles to mobile users. The m-CCS can predict the latest popular blog topics by forecasting the trend of time-sensitive popularity of weblogs. Furthermore, to meet the diversified interest of mobile users, m-CCS further analyzes users’ browsing logs to derive their interests, which are then used to recommend their preferred popular blog topics and articles. The prototype system of m-CCS demonstrates that the system can effectively recommend mobile users desirable blog articles with respect to both popularity and personal interests.

  6. Copper and lead levels in two popular leafy vegetables grown ...

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    A study was carried out to determine the levels of two heavy metals, Lead (Pb) and Copper (Cu), in two popular leafy vegetables grown around Morogoro Municipality in Tanzania. Vegetable samples of Pumpkin leaves ( Cucurbita moschata) and Chinese cabbage ( Brassica chinensis) were collected from three sites and ...

  7. 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.…

  8. Popular Culture in Transglossic Language Practices of Young Adults

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    Sultana, Shaila; Dovchin, Sender

    2017-01-01

    Based on virtual conversations drawn from two separate intensive ethnographic studies in Bangladesh and Mongolia, we show that popular cultural texts play a significant role in young adults' heteroglossic language practices. On the one hand, they borrow voices from cultural texts and cross the boundaries of language, i.e., codes, modes, and…

  9. Nigerian popular films: copyright and originality | Effiong | Lwati: A ...

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    This essay attempts to examine the effect of copyright activities on Nigerian popular films. To an extent, it is to show how these activities have affected the distribution of films produced by Nigerians and the rising wave of returning to the cinema halls. Movie producers have expressed disappointment in the loss of their ...

  10. Popularity prediction tool for ATLAS distributed data management

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    Beermann, T; Maettig, P; Stewart, G; Lassnig, M; Garonne, V; Barisits, M; Vigne, R; Serfon, C; Goossens, L; Nairz, A; Molfetas, A

    2014-01-01

    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 distributions. This article describes the popularity prediction method and the simulator that is used to evaluate the redistribution.

  11. Sourcing data in popular music research in Nigeria | Ogisi | OGIRISI ...

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    The dependence of popular music on the media for its dissemination throws up a new set of challenges for scholars operating with traditional music and art music. However being music he/she still has to investigate the time tested sources along with new sources that are now usually used or looked up to for data. However ...

  12. Classical Pop: Documenting Popular Musical Culture in Library Audio Collections.

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    Tarakan, Sheldon Lewis

    1983-01-01

    Discusses the library's role in developing a classical pop collection (defined as that music which is best representative of an era, event, or recognizable cultural trend). Popular culture, establishing the collection, funding, and archives are highlighted. A 230-item discography, addresses of five record companies, and 14 references are appended.…

  13. The global popularity of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

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    Frank M. Dattilio

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This article addresses the efficacy of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and the increasing global popularity of the approach among various cultures with a broad range of emotional and behavioral disorders. The article specifically discusses future direction in the field and implications for practitioners in various cultures.

  14. Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings

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    Hjortkjær, Jens; Walther-Hansen, Mads

    2014-01-01

    There is a widespread belief that the increasing use of dynamic range compression in music mastering (the loudnesswar) deteriorates sound quality but experimental evidence of perceptual effects is lacking. In this study, normal hearing listeners were asked to evaluate popular music recordings in ...

  15. Using Popular Movies in Teaching Cross-Cultural Management

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    Pandey, Satish

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The present study aims to understand context and dynamics of cognitive learning of students as an outcome of the usage of popular movies as a learning tool in the management classroom and specifically in the context of a course on cross-cultural management issues. Design/methodology/approach: This is an exploratory study based on…

  16. 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.

  17. The Asian Financial Crisis, Globalisation and Popular Education.

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    Brown, Tony

    1998-01-01

    Globalization is a confused and confusing term being used to explain a wide range of phenomena. It is presented as being outside anyone's control, neutral, and free of class interests. The Asian financial crisis illustrates that human agency still plays a role. Popular educators can help reinforce the idea that collective action does make a…

  18. Popularity Prediction Tool for ATLAS Distributed Data Management

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    Beermann, T.; Maettig, P.; Stewart, G.; Lassnig, M.; Garonne, V.; Barisits, M.; Vigne, R.; Serfon, C.; Goossens, L.; Nairz, A.; Molfetas, A.; Atlas Collaboration

    2014-06-01

    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 distributions. This article describes the popularity prediction method and the simulator that is used to evaluate the redistribution.

  19. Nigerian values and contemporary popular music: a new look ...

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  20. Maintaining connections in children's grief narratives in popular film.

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    Sedney, Mary Anne

    2002-04-01

    Children's grief narratives in popular films were examined for their portrayal of connection-maintaining strategies with the deceased. Comparisons were made between strategies found in actual parentally bereaved children and in child characters in films. Implications of these filmed grief narratives for models of grieving and for practice are discussed.

  1. Fragmentation, Intertextuality and Hyperreality: The Postmodern and Popular Filipino Films

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    Erwhin Clarin

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Watching popular films can help students take certain arguments in the theory of knowledge more seriously. Such claims bring to fore what the postmodernist critic Frederic Jameson (1998 refers to as the erosion of distinction between high culture (as represented by philosophy and the act of philosophizing and popular culture (embodied by popular films as when these products of mass culture are used as texts for philosophical and literary studies. The present study was designed to analyze popular Filipino films as text, in order to achieve the researcher’s aims: one is to prove that movies can truly be philosophic and literary, by highlighting the dominant features of postmodernist fiction discernible in the selected contemporary films, and how these features were related to the over-all narrative structure, characterization, and thematic content, and more importantly, to participate in the effacement of the line between high art and commercial art, demonstrating in the end that "le postmoderne" has finally reached the Philippines.

  2. Exoskeletons: Generating Content for Popular Music in 2016

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    Hayward, Casey Ann

    2016-01-01

    People all over the world are engaging with popular music, particularly through social media platforms, where views are often in the billions and climbing. Sacks (2007), a world-renowned neurologist, coined the term "earworms" to refer to songs that play repetitively in one's head for no apparent reason, sometimes for days, even years,…

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

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    Antonio Thiago Benedete da Silva

    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.

  4. Point of View: Does Popular Music Have Educational Value?

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    Eight music educators offer their views on the pros and cons of including pop/rock music in the curriculum. Some participants describe methods they've developed to highlight or to integrate contemporary music in their courses. This article is part of a theme issue on popular music. (SJL)

  5. The Affordances Of Repackaged Popular Music From The Past

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    S.M.R. Driessen (Simone)

    2017-01-01

    markdownabstractThis thesis explores the affordances of repackaged popular music from the past. Particularly, how they feature in audiences’ reflections on different stages and transitions in their life course. Three case studies highlight different modes of repackaging and illustrate how

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. The Past as Popular Culture : Interpreting History through Graphic Novels

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    Ribbens, Kees; Gardner, James B.; Hamilton, Paula

    2017-01-01

    This chapter presents an overview of the development of historical narratives combining visual and textual elements in comic strips and graphic novels. History comics developed strongly during the 1940s and 1950s and became popular, in particular among young readers in Western Europe and North

  9. 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…

  10. THE CURRENT SYRIAN POPULAR VIEW OF THE JEWS

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    Alejandra Álvarez Suárez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The remaining small Jewish communities of Syria run the risk of disappearing completely due to the marginalization suffered as a consequence of the political situation since 1948. The Eli Cohen affair (1965, the Six-­Day War (1967, and the Yom Kippur War (1973 made the Baathist authorities of the country consider definitively the Syrian Jews as suspected Zionists or Zionist sympathizers. Nevertheless, in Syrian popular perceptions, the view of the Jews and Judaism did not always coincide with the ideology and propaganda emanating from the regime. In fact it is very interesting to note how good memories of times past, about an erstwhile coexistence with members of the Jewish community, still survive among many Syrians, both Muslims and Christians, belonging to the so-­called “urban middle class.” This paper evaluates some examples, in the forms of anecdotes, popular sayings and proverbs, dealing with the Jews, and popularized in Syrian colloquialisms, in order to reveal some of the popular views of Judaism and Jews within Syrian society.

  11. Prosocial Tendencies Predict Friendship Quality, But Not for Popular Children

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    Poorthuis, Astrid M. G.; Thomaes, Sander; Denissen, Jaap J. A.; van Aken, Marcel A. G.; de Castro, Bram Orobio

    2012-01-01

    Is prosocial behavior a prerequisite for having good-quality friendships? This study (N=477, mean age=12.2 years) examined whether the link between children's prosocial tendencies and their perceived friendship quality was dependent on children's level of popularity in the peer group. Children's prosocial tendencies were assessed both as observed…

  12. Investigation of Relationship between Aggression and Sociometric Popularity in Adolescents

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    Yavuzer, Yasemin

    2013-01-01

    In this study, it was aimed to determine the linear and curvilinear relationships between adolescent aggression and sociometric popularity. 524 adolescents randomly selected from 20 elementary schools in Nigde city center formed the study group. The participants were from 8th grade in 20 different classrooms. The research data were collected by…

  13. The variety, popularity and nutritional quality of tuck shop items ...

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    Method: A cross-sectional tuck shop survey. Nutritional analyses were conducted using the ... Results: Savoury pies were the most popular lunch item for all learners for both breaks (n = 5, 45%, and n = 3, 27.3%), selling the most number of units (43) per day at eight schools (72.7%). Iced popsicles were sold at almost every ...

  14. Popularity, likeability, and peer conformity: Four field experiments

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    Gommans, R.; Sandstrom, M.J.; Stevens, G.W.J.M.; Bogt, T.F.M. ter; Cillessen, A.H.N.

    2017-01-01

    Adolescents tend to alter their attitudes and behaviors to match those of others; a peer influence process named peer conformity. This study investigated to what extent peer conformity depended on the status (popularity and likeability) of the influencer and the influencee. The study consisted of

  15. 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…

  16. Charting Relationships in American Popular Film. Part I.

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    Burke, Ken

    1997-01-01

    Explains several diagrams showing the evolution of significant film genres in context of each other and relevant historical trends. Figures present: (1) relationships of decades of U.S. history to popular film genres; (2) hero types by genre and decade; and (3) hero types as exemplified by various genres. (AEF)

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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...

  20. 'From the classroom to stage': developing an African popular music ...

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    EJOTMAS: Ekpoma Journal of Theatre and Media Arts ... Materials are drawn primarily from field experiences of this writer as a music teacher and performing artist. ... for popular music pedagogy in African schools but should be based on students' learning experiences, felt needs, motivation and meeting societal need.

  1. 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…

  2. Mining the Popular Culture: The Mass Media and Freshman Composition.

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    McRae, M. W.

    The study of mass media and popular culture in a composition class allows students and teachers together to develop a critical awareness of television and advertising. Jerzy Kosinski's book, "Being There," a novel about the impact of television, is a beginning point for the study of television. Using that book as if it were a collection of events,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Ethnic Identity and Cultural Achievement: Popular Mythology and Archeological Realities.

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    Wallace, Ron

    The difficulties faced by ethnic groups today are related not only to widespread unfamiliarity with the cultural evolution of specific groups, but to an inadequate popular understanding of the processes of cultural evolution itself, i.e., man's prehistory. Archeology can make significant contributions in this regard by counteracting the…

  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. 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…

  10. The History of Popularization of Science in France

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    Marina D. Romanova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The article discusses the process of popularization of science in France in terms of bilateral cooperation between scientists and the media. Mediator in the relationship of the two parties is a science journalist. The long history of interaction between researchers and journalists in France can serve as a theoretical model applicable to the Russian media system. Science journalist, acting primarily as a popularizer of science, is intended to bring to the uninitiated reader scientific facts in an accessible form. In this connection, still the question remains about the specialized education of science journalists: whether he should specialize in a particular field or possess the basics of writing and be able to transpose the complex scientific language. French popular science magazines are not only popular among scientists themselves who are willing to cooperate with publishers and participate in the preparation of the editions, but also among readers. Relations between science journalists and scientists should be considered at the theoretical and practical levels. The paper analyzes in detail the first level, which includes the history of the emergence of scientific journalism in France since the first edition of the scientificjournal in Europe, as well as peculiarities of the educational system in this field. A special role in shaping ideas about the role of science journalists belongs to the Association of Science Journalists of informational press, organization, which is actively involved in the development of trust between scientists and journalists.

  11. Contemporary Zimbabwean popular music in the context of adversities

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    Mar 19, 2018 ... Contemporary Zimbabwean popular and urban genres of music namely, urban ... changes have been realised in the development of the genre and in the interviews ... and movements opposed to different forms of postcolonial oppression. ..... Global Children, Global Media: Migration, Media and Childhood.

  12. El Consejo Nacional de Población a 40 años de la institucionalización de una política explícita de población en México

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    2014-01-01

    El artículo tiene como objetivo hacer una reflexión sobre el papel del Consejo Nacional de Po - blación de México, en un recorrido por los 40 años de existencia del organismo, creado en 1974 a partir de la expedición de una Ley General de Población que tuvo como objetivo central incidir sobre el crecimiento poblacional a partir de una política explícita en la materia. El texto trata de hacer evidentes las limitaciones para incidir en la evolución de las variables demográficas, más allá de red...

  13. Control de la glucemia en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca: Informe del Consejo de Emergencias de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología

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    Mariano N. Benzadón

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    Full Text Available La hiperglucemia en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardÍaca es un hallazgo frecuente asociado a peor evolución, que afecta tanto a diabéticos como no diabéticos. A pesar de las múltiples publicaciones disponibles, aún no existe un abordaje universalmente aceptado a este problema. En una iniciativa originada en el Consejo de Emergencias de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología, se convocó a expertos de nuestro medio con el propósito de debatir cómo debe ser el manejo de la glucemia en el paciente crítico cardiovascular. Este documento refleja lo discutido en este evento académico con la intención de resumir los principales aspectos del control de la glucemia en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca.

  14. La reivindicación de competencias de Colombia Compra Eficiente por el Consejo de Estado: ¿nuevo alcance de la potestad reglamentaria o interpretación extensiva de la ley por la jurisprudencia?

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    Mónica Safar Díaz

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    Full Text Available La discusión sobre la naturaleza jurídica de los documentos expedidos por la Agencia Nacional de Contratación no es un asunto del todo tranquilo en la academia y la doctrina, pero con ocasión de un reciente pronunciamiento del Consejo de Estado sobre las competencias de Colombia Compra Eficiente es importante dimensionar el alcance de los mismos a partir del estudio de la naturaleza jurídica de la entidad, la órbita de la potestad reglamentaria en la atribución de funciones a dicha entidad y el impacto que ello puede tener en el concepto de la descentralización territorial.

  15. 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.

  16. Comprensión lectora en la formación inicial docente: estudiantes de educación general básica en una universidad del Consejo de Rectores

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    Ana Carolina Maldonado Fuentes

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo entrega los resultados obtenidos del estudio sobre el logro de la habilidad de comprensión lectora, en estudiantes de Formación Inicial Docente de la carrera de Pedagogía en Educación General Básica de una universidad del Consejo de Rectores.El presente artículo entrega los resultados obtenidos del estudio sobre el logro de la habilidad de comprensión lectora, en estudiantes de Formación Inicial Docente de la carrera de Pedagogía en Educación General Básic de una universidad del Consejo de Rectores en función de la descripción de niveles de logro explicitad en los Mapas de Progreso del Aprendizaje (MINEDUC, 2007a. El estudio parte tipificando las habilidades y variables asociadas a la comprensión lectora descritas en el documento oficial del Ministerio de Educación de Chile, ";;Mapas de Progreso del Aprendizaje: Sector Lenguaje y Comunicación, Mapa de Progreso de Lectura ";; (Ministerio de Educación de Chile, 2007a. A partir de lo anterior, se construyó y validó un instrumento de evaluación, para luego determinar los niveles de porcentaje general de logro y, en particular, los logros en las habilidades medidas en dos grupos de estudiantes con diferencia de un año de estudios universitarios. Finalmente, se comparó el rendimiento de los mismos estudiantes en tiempos distintos en una submuestra. El principal resultado encontrado es la no existencia de diferencia significativa en las habilidades de comprensión lectora, entre estudiantes con dos o tres años de Formación Inicial Docente en la carrera estudiada.

  17. Los Consejos de Salarios en el Uruguay en la década del cuarenta. Su contexto y resultados. Los casos de la industria gráfica, del caucho, del cuero y química

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    Claudio Fernández Caetano

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En Uruguay, desde el inicio de la década del treinta hasta mediados de los años cincuenta, se desarrolló el modelo industrial sustitutivo de importaciones. El cambio en la estructura productiva tuvo consecuencias en el mercado laboral, influenciado por el rol protector del Estado, fundamentalmente desde la llegada del denominado neobatllismo. Con el desarrollo industrial y sus consecuencias sociales, la legislación laboral y social cobró impulso mejorando las condiciones de vida y trabajo en el medio urbano, deterioradas como consecuencia del período de crisis anterior. El resultado fue la innovación en materia de negociación colectiva creándose los Consejos de Salarios tripartitos, como el escenario del Sistema de Relaciones Laborales. El objetivo de esta investigación consiste en analizar la evolución del salario real en las rondas inaugurales de los Consejos de Salarios, en el Uruguay en la década del cuarenta, para cuatro industrias seleccionadas: la del cuero y fabricación de calzado, la química, del caucho y la industria gráfica; así como también las diferencias salariales existentes entre las distintas calificaciones de los trabajadores agrupadas en tipos de ocupación. Como principal resultado se constató el incremento del salario real tanto en todos los grupos analizados. Los salarios de los trabajadores con categorías de obreros, los menos calificados, tuvieron mayores aumentos salariales respecto a los agrupados en la definición de empleados, con mayor calificación. La discriminación de género siguió haciéndose efectiva mediante diferenciaciones salariales y estipulación de salarios diferenciados entre mujeres y hombres para categorías laborales con idénticas tareas asignadas.

  18. The Popular Front elections in the province of Alicante | Las elecciones del Frente Popular en la provincia de Alicante

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    Juan Martínez Leal

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The Popular Front elections were the last and most critical one made during the Second Spanish Republic. Confronted the Spanish in two major electoral blocks, these elections were experienced with particular intensity in the province of Alicante, where the Republic had taken deep roots, especially in the industrial towns and in the capital. For the first time, according to the official canvass of the Provincial Electoral Board, results on scrutiny of votes are sorted out by town in order to compose a comprehensive electoral map of the whole province. The Popular Front won the elections in a clear but tight manner, although, above all, it was a democratic and clean process. | Las elecciones del Frente Popular fueron las últimas y más decisivas realizadas durante la Segunda República Española. Confrontados los españoles en dos grandes bloques electorales, estas elecciones se vivieron con una especial intensidad en la provincia de Alicante, donde la República había echado hondas raíces, especialmente en los pueblos industriales y en la capital. Por primera vez, en base al Acta del Escrutinio Oficial de la Junta del Censo Electoral Provincial se recogen los resultados ordenados pueblo a pueblo para componer un completo mapa electoral de toda la provincia. El Frente Popular venció en los comicios de forma clara pero ajustada y, sobre todo, de forma limpia y democrática.

  19. Secondary School Students' Preferences for Popular Music and Perceptions of Popular Music Learned in School Music Education in Mainland China

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    Ho, Wai-Chung

    2017-01-01

    This study examined popular music and school music education as cultural constructs of teenage students amid the shifting cultural and social dynamics of contemporary China. Data were drawn from questionnaires completed by 6,780 secondary students (mainly ages 12 through 17) from three cities--Beijing, Changsha, and Shanghai. The survey results…

  20. 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.

  1. The Role of Popular Girls in Bullying and Intimidating Boys and Other Popular Girls in Secondary School

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    Dytham, Siobhan

    2018-01-01

    Despite a large amount of research focusing on bullying and exclusion in secondary schools, there is far less research focusing on cross-gender bullying and 'popular' students who experience bullying. This research provides an analysis of interactions between male and female students (aged 13-14) in a school in England. The data provides multiple…

  2. It is all about being popular: The effects of need for popularity on social network site use

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    Utz, S.; Tanis, M.A.; Vermeulen, I.E.

    2012-01-01

    Prior research on predictors of social network site (SNS) use has mainly focused on the Big Five, narcissism, and self-esteem. Results have been inconsistent, and variance explained was rather low. Need for popularity (NfP) might be a better predictor of SNS use, because SNSs are ideal venues for

  3. READING TEXT POPULAR SONG INDONESIA: STUDY SEMIOTIC-HEURISTIC

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    Rika Widawati

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. This paper is the result of the research that based on the phenomenon in Indonesia today. The texts of Indonesian popular songs that part of the literature which create new vocabularies or make the modification of old language. The structure of this work seems to be odd. It means the new vocabulary is different from the standard of Indonesian structure. The aim of this descriptions are the correction of (1 the mistake of the phenomenon in the text of Indonesian popular songs (2 the meaning of indonesian popular songs must be based on reading of semiotics and heuristic.  To describe this purpose, we use semiotic theory and structuralism. While the sources of this research are adopted from the texts of Indonesian popular songs which are published in 2000-2010 periode. Both Indonesian popular songs, either good songs or odd songs which has the value of good literature, namely which consist of good structure, poetic, romantic with symbolic style. Heuristically readings of the two text Indonesian songs indicate violations of linguistic rules either syntagmatic, paradigmatic, meaningfulness relations and composition. Keywords: the text of Indonesian popular song, semiotic, heuristic Abstrak. Tulisan ini merupakan hasil penelitian yang didasari oleh fenomena bahwa dewasa ini teks lagu populer Indonesia sebagai bagian dari karya sastra banyak menampilkan kosakata baru ataupun modifikasi kosakata lama, dengan komposisi yang dipandang “menyimpang” dari kaidah tata bahasa baku maupun konvensi sastra. Tulisan ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan (1 fenomena struktur kebahasaan dalam teks lagu populer Indonesia dan (2 makna teks lagu populer Indonesia berdasarkan pembacaan semiotik-heuristik. Untuk mendeskripsikan hal tersebut digunakan teori semiotik dan strukturalisme. Sementara sumber data penelitian ini adalah teks lagu populer Indonesia tahun 2000 – 2010. Baik lagu-lagu yang dipandang menyimpang dari kaidah atau konvensi sastra maupun

  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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    ISMAEL DE OLIVEIRA GEROLAMO

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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. 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

  6. Dynamics of movie competition and popularity spreading in recommender systems.

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    Yeung, C H; Cimini, G; Jin, C-H

    2011-01-01

    We introduce a simple model to study movie competition in recommender systems. Movies of heterogeneous quality compete against each other through viewers' reviews and generate interesting dynamics at the box office. By assuming mean-field interactions between the competing movies, we show that the runaway effect of popularity spreading is triggered by defeating the average review score, leading to box-office hits: Popularity rises and peaks before fade-out. The average review score thus characterizes the critical movie quality necessary for transition from box-office bombs to blockbusters. The major factors affecting the critical review score are examined. By iterating the mean-field dynamical equations, we obtain qualitative agreements with simulations and real systems in the dynamical box-office forms, revealing the significant role of competition in understanding box-office dynamics.

  7. AÇÃO POPULAR: REQUISITO DA LESIVIDADE

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    Ramos Junior, Adilson

    2010-01-01

    A ação popular nasceu no Direito Romano e se sabe que ela apareceu primeiramente no Brasil na Constituição do Império. O seu objetivo sempre foi o de possibilitar aos cidadãos a defesa da res pública (coisa pública). Contudo, muito tempo já passou desde a vigência da Lei nº 4.717, de 1965, e ainda hoje existem divergências sobre a necessidade ou não de se preencher o requisito da lesividade para que seja possível o julgamento da ação popular. A dissertação busca justamente a...

  8. Rewriting the Salem Witchcraft Trials in Contemporary Popular Literature

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    Marta María Gutiérrez Rodríguez

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    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Measuring the evolution of contemporary western popular music.

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

    2012-01-01

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Passionate Virtue: Conceptions of Medical Professionalism in Popular Romance Fiction.

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    Miller, Jessica

    2015-01-01

    Medical romance fiction is a subgenre of popular romance fiction that features medical professionals in their work environment. This essay explores the way professionalism is portrayed in popular medical romance fiction written during the early twenty-first century, a period of significant disruption in both the public image and self-understanding of organized medicine. I analyze a selection of contemporary medical romance novels, published between 2008 and 2012, demonstrating that medical romance fiction is a form of public intervention in apparently insular debates over medical professionalism. I conclude that they promote "nostalgic professionalism," a vision of physicians as a select group of highly educated, self-regulated experts who provide, with a caring and altruistic attitude, a vitally important service to society, while at the same time generating implicit critiques of it.

  13. Science Popularization: Interdiscursivity among Science, Pedagogy, and Journalism

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    Désirée Motta-Roth

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Scientific discourse produced by and for specialists reaches, by means of science popularization (SP, the public sphere of the media, envolving displacements in time, space, and discourse. This hybridization between science and journalism generates scientific journalism, which aims at popularizing science and making it comprehensible, thus performing a pedagogical function. We consider this process as discourse recontextualization from the scientific to the journalistic spheres, mediated by a pedagogic discourse. We argue, in this paper, that SP news texts and scientific articles are members of the same genre system that makes scientific discourse relatively visible to the general public. Firstly, we identify our theoretical framework, the concept we adopt for SP, genre system and recontextualization. Secondly, we explore interdiscursivity in one exemplar of the SP news genre, highlighting the existing relations between science, journalism, and pedagogy in this genre.

  14. A FOTOGRAFIA ENTRE A ARTE POPULAR E A ARTE ERUDITA

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    Marcos Fabris

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende discutir alguns dos aspectos que marcam o estabelecimento e a dissolução das fronteiras entre dois pólos convencionalmente descritos como arte culta e arte popular, tecendo paralelos entre o teatro de variedades, forma de expressão popular por excelência, e a fotografia, expressão artística que desde seus primórdios circula entre os dois extremos deste contínuo. Nestes termos, ambiciona-se verificar como determinadas condições sócio-históricas favorecem a criação de recursos formais que minimizam, ou suprimem, tais distinções consagradas pela crítica de arte.

  15. Dynamics of movie competition and popularity spreading in recommender systems

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    Yeung, C. H.; Cimini, G.; Jin, C.-H.

    2011-01-01

    We introduce a simple model to study movie competition in recommender systems. Movies of heterogeneous quality compete against each other through viewers’ reviews and generate interesting dynamics at the box office. By assuming mean-field interactions between the competing movies, we show that the runaway effect of popularity spreading is triggered by defeating the average review score, leading to box-office hits: Popularity rises and peaks before fade-out. The average review score thus characterizes the critical movie quality necessary for transition from box-office bombs to blockbusters. The major factors affecting the critical review score are examined. By iterating the mean-field dynamical equations, we obtain qualitative agreements with simulations and real systems in the dynamical box-office forms, revealing the significant role of competition in understanding box-office dynamics.

  16. Popular Science: Introductory Physics Textbooks for Home Economics Students

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    Behrman, Joanna

    2014-03-01

    For many decades now there has been an ongoing debate about the way and extent to which physics ought to be popularized by appealing to a student's every day experience. Part of this debate has focused on how textbooks, a major factor shaping students' education, ought to be written and presented. I examine the background, passages, and problems of two examples drawn from the special genre of ``Household Physics'' textbooks which were published largely between 1910 and 1940. The pedagogy of applying or relating physics to the everyday experience engenders values defining how and by whom science is to be applied. These books are particularly evocative, as well, of the extent to which gender can be tied to differing everyday experiences and the consequences therefore of using experiential examples. Using popular science textbooks can alienate students by drawing an implicit division between the reader and the practicing scientist.

  17. Complementary and alternative medicine - representations in popular magazines.

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    Dunne, Alexandra; Phillips, Christine

    2010-09-01

    More than half the patients who use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Australia do not discuss it with their doctors. Many consumers use popular media, especially women's magazines, to learn about CAM. To explore representations of CAM in popular Australian women's magazines. Content analysis of three Australian magazines: Australian Women's Weekly, Dolly and New Idea published from January to June 2008. Of 220 references to CAM (4-17 references per issue), most were to biologically based practices, particularly 'functional foods', which enhance health. Most representations of CAM were positive (81.3% positive, 16.4% neutral, 2.3% negative). Explanations of modes of action of CAM tended to be biological but relatively superficial. Australian magazines cast CAM as safe therapy which enhances patient engagement in healthcare, and works in ways analogous to orthodox medical treatments. General practitioners can use discussions with their patients about CAM to encourage health promoting practices.

  18. Multimodal representations of gender in young children's popular culture

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    Fredrik Lindstrand

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This article poses questions regarding learning and representation in relation to young children's popular culture. Focusing on gender, the article builds on multimodal, social semiotic analyses of two different media texts related to a specific brand and shows how gender and gender differences are represented multimodally in separate media contexts and in the interplay between different media. The results show that most of the semiotic resources employed in the different texts contribute in congruent ways to the representation of girls as either different from or inferior to boys. At the same time, however, excerpts from an encounter with a young girl who engages with characters from the brand in her role play are used as an example of how children actively make meaning and find strategies that subvert the repressive ideologies manifested in their everyday popular culture.

  19. Popular Orientalism: Somerset Maugham in Mainland Southeast Asia

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    Christine Doran

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Based on his experiences during a journey through mainland Southeast Asia in 1923, Somerset Maugham wrote a book of colonial travel entitled The Gentleman in the Parlour. As the work of one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century, Maugham’s travelogue both expressed and helped to shape contemporary thinking about Southeast Asia and Western imperialism. Focusing especially on his representations of Burma and Cambodia, an analysis is presented of Maugham’s book in the light of postcolonial scholarship, especially the theoretical insights developed under the inspiration of Edward Said’s Orientalism. Despite its pretensions to be apolitical, Maugham’s travel book is shown to be a repository of Western colonial ideas and attitudes, integrally involved in the circulation of the prevailing European discourse of high imperialism. As such, it is a valuable resource for historians and other scholars who wish to understand the way that discourse worked at the level of popular literature.

  20. [Popular wisdom: its existence in the university environment].

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    Barbosa, Maria Alves; de Melo, Marcia Borges; Júnior, Raul Soares Silveira; Brasil, Virginia Visconde; Martins, Cleusa Alves; Bezerra, Ana Lúcia Queiroz

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    Nowadays, myths and superstitions are present in spite of scientific and technological developments, especially when trying to solve problems that escape human understanding. This study was aimed at determining the existence of superstitions and myths in the university community, investigating their origins, influences, adoption and credibility, correlating them with people's level of knowledge. It is a descriptive/analytical research conducted at Teaching Units in the Area of Health of the Federal University of Goiás. The technique of content analysis was utilized for data analysis. Two categories have been created: Personal Attitudes related to Superstitions and Influences and Destruction of Superstitions. It was found out that there is a clash between popular and scientific knowledge, either leading to the exclusion of popular wisdom, to its 'veiled' maintenance, or even to an alliance between the two types of knowledge.

  1. 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.

  2. 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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    van Venrooij, A.; Schmutz, V.

    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

  3. 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…

  4. 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...

  5. Femininity, neoliberalism and popular culture: the depolitization of feminism

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    Esquirol, Meritxell

    2015-01-01

    This thesis intends to analyze the logics of representation of contemporary femininity in the popular imagery that has instrumentalized feminism. Such is the case of the transmedia narrative The Twilight Saga, the cultural franchise of 50 Shades of Grey, and TV fiction Girls. All of these cultural products have earned an important position in contemporary cultural consumption, invite a form of cultural participation closely linked to the consumer industry, and propose female ideals characteri...

  6. I See Faces : popular pareidolia and the proliferation of meaning

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    Lee, Joanne

    2016-01-01

    This chapter discusses the curious facial recognition performed upon everyday things and places - currently so popular on the internet – when faces are read into cheese graters, parking meters, coat hooks and the like. The phenomenon of pareidolia occurs because the human visual system has a tendency to extract patterns from noise, thus perceiving ‘meaning’ in random source material. The chapter uses this current fascination as the occasion to think about our desire to read meaning and signif...

  7. Contemporary Nigerian Popular music: A Menace to National Development

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    Ogunrinade D O A

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    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

  8. Alcohol Brand Appearances in U.S. Popular Music

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    Primack, Brian A.; Nuzzo, Erin; Rice, Kristen R.; Sargent, James D.

    2011-01-01

    Aims The average US adolescent is exposed to 34 references to alcohol in popular music daily. Although brand recognition is an independent, potent risk factor for alcohol outcomes among adolescents, alcohol brand appearances in popular music have not been systematically assessed. We aimed to determine the prevalence of and contextual elements associated with alcohol brand appearances in U.S. popular music. Design Qualitative content analysis. Setting We used Billboard Magazine to identify songs to which US adolescents were most exposed in 2005-2007. For each of the 793 songs, two trained coders independently analyzed the lyrics of each song for references to alcohol and alcohol brand appearances. Subsequent in-depth assessments utilised Atlas.ti to determine contextual factors associated with each of the alcohol brand appearances. Measurements Our final code book contained 27 relevant codes representing 6 categories: alcohol types, consequences, emotional states, activities, status, and objects. Findings Average inter-rater reliability was high (κ=0.80), and all differences were easily adjudicated. Of the 793 songs in our sample, 169 (21.3%) explicitly referred to alcohol, and of those, 41 (24.3%) contained an alcohol brand appearance. Consequences associated with alcohol were more often positive than negative (41.5% vs. 17.1%, Pbrand appearances were commonly associated with wealth (63.4%), sex (58.5%), luxury objects (51.2%), partying (48.8%), other drugs (43.9%), and vehicles (39.0%). Conclusions One-in-five songs sampled from U.S. popular music had explicit references to alcohol, and one quarter of these mentioned a specific alcohol brand. These alcohol brand appearances are commonly associated with a luxury lifestyle characterised by wealth, sex, partying, and other drugs. PMID:22011113

  9. Exploring Marijuana Advertising on Weedmaps, a Popular Online Directory

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    Bierut, Tatiana; Krauss, Melissa J.; Sowles, Shaina J.; Cavazos-Rehg, Patricia A.

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    With an increase in the legalization of recreational marijuana across the U.S., advertising for marijuana products is more widespread, especially on the Internet where such practices pose a regulatory challenge. In this study, we examined the content of marijuana advertising on Weedmaps, a popular website that markets marijuana retailers online. A total of 146 recreational marijuana retailers in Colorado and Washington were examined on Weedmaps. We studied the age verification practices made ...

  10. 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...

  11. A Debate between the Academic and the Popular

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    Márcia Hoppe Navarro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to draw a brief comparison between two recent British feminist works, the essay by Clare Hemmings, “Telling Feminist Stories”, and the book by journalist Natasha Walter, The New Feminism. My viewpoint is that, although Hemmings’ approach is academic and theoretical and Walter’s more popular and practical, they come to the same conclusions about the paths feminism is taking nowadays.

  12. Effects of Popularity and Gender on Peers' Perceptions of Prosocial, Antisocial, and Jealousy-Eliciting Behaviors

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    Mayeux, Lara

    2011-01-01

    Perceived popularity is associated with both positive and negative characteristics, and adolescents' stereotypes associated with popularity reflect this paradox. The current study investigated adolescents' stereotypes associated with popularity and gender, as well as their liking for popular peers who engage in prosocial, antisocial, and…

  13. The Role of Respect in the Relation of Aggression to Popularity

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    Kuryluk, Amanda; Cohen, Robert; Audley-Piotrowski, Shannon

    2011-01-01

    Can aggressive children be popular with peers? Generally, sociometric popularity (liking nominations) has been shown to be negatively associated with aggression, and perceived popularity (popularity nominations) has been shown to be positively associated with aggression. The thesis of the present research was that being respected by peers…

  14. 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.

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

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    Hushchyn, Mikhail; Charpentier, Philippe; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

    2015-01-01

    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. (paper)

  16. Does lamellar surgery for keratoconus experience the popularity it deserves?

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    Wisse, Robert P L; van den Hoven, Célinde M L; Van der Lelij, Allegonda

    2014-08-01

    To analyse developments in surgical treatment for keratoconus (KC) by assessing rates and types of corneal surgery from 2005 to 2010. The Dutch Transplantation Foundation supplied data on all keratoplasty procedures for KC performed from 2005 to 2010 in the Netherlands. Registration was carried out by the eyebank at allocation and by the surgeon at the time of surgery. The type of surgery was categorized as either a penetrating or a lamellar procedure. Five hundred and seventy-five anonymized records were received, with excellent data completion (99%). Patients undergoing penetrating surgery had on average a lower visual acuity, higher k-readings and were slightly older compared with the lamellar group. A previous corneal hydrops was recorded for 19.1% of patients. Regular penetrating keratoplasty decreased in popularity from 79.7% in 2005 to 43.7% in 2010, due to the increased rate of lamellar surgery (42.5% in 2010) and 'mushroom' penetrating keratoplasty (13.8% in 2010). When hydrops cases were excluded, popularity became equal (47.6% penetrating versus 52.4% lamellar surgery, in 2010). Lamellar surgery is gaining in popularity, although regular penetrating keratoplasty is still the more commonly performed procedure. Only when hydrops cases are excluded do transplant rates become comparable. © 2013 Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica Foundation. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  17. Link Prediction in Evolving Networks Based on Popularity of Nodes.

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    Wang, Tong; He, Xing-Sheng; Zhou, Ming-Yang; Fu, Zhong-Qian

    2017-08-02

    Link prediction aims to uncover the underlying relationship behind networks, which could be utilized to predict missing edges or identify the spurious edges. The key issue of link prediction is to estimate the likelihood of potential links in networks. Most classical static-structure based methods ignore the temporal aspects of networks, limited by the time-varying features, such approaches perform poorly in evolving networks. In this paper, we propose a hypothesis that the ability of each node to attract links depends not only on its structural importance, but also on its current popularity (activeness), since active nodes have much more probability to attract future links. Then a novel approach named popularity based structural perturbation method (PBSPM) and its fast algorithm are proposed to characterize the likelihood of an edge from both existing connectivity structure and current popularity of its two endpoints. Experiments on six evolving networks show that the proposed methods outperform state-of-the-art methods in accuracy and robustness. Besides, visual results and statistical analysis reveal that the proposed methods are inclined to predict future edges between active nodes, rather than edges between inactive nodes.

  18. Food advertising on children's popular subscription television channels in Australia.

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    Hebden, Lana; King, Lesley; Chau, Josephine; Kelly, Bridget

    2011-04-01

    Trends on Australian free-to-air television show children continue to be exposed to a disproportionate amount of unhealthy food advertising. This study describes the nature and extent of food marketing on the Australian subscription television channels most popular with children. Advertisements broadcast on the six subscription television channels most popular with children were recorded over four days in February 2009. Advertised foods were coded as core/healthy, non-core/unhealthy or miscellaneous/other, and for persuasive marketing techniques (promotional characters, premium offers and nutrition claims). The majority of foods advertised were non-core (72%), with a mean rate of 0.7 non-core food advertisements broadcast per hour, per channel. The frequency of non-core food advertisements differed significantly across channels. Persuasive techniques were used to advertise non-core foods less frequently than core and miscellaneous foods. Non-core foods make up the majority of foods advertised on children's popular subscription channels. However, Australian children currently view less non-core food advertising on subscription television compared with free-to-air. Unlike free-to-air television, subscription services have the unique opportunity to limit inappropriate food marketing to children, given they are less reliant on advertising revenue. © 2011 The Authors. ANZJPH © 2011 Public Health Association of Australia.

  19. 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.

  20. Speech-Language Pathology production regarding voice in popular singing.

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    Drumond, Lorena Badaró; Vieira, Naymme Barbosa; Oliveira, Domingos Sávio Ferreira de

    2011-12-01

    To present a literature review about the Brazilian scientific production in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology regarding voice in popular singing in the last decade, as for number of publications, musical styles studied, focus of the researches, and instruments used for data collection. Cross-sectional descriptive study carried out in two stages: search in databases and publications encompassing the last decade of researches in this area in Brazil, and reading of the material obtained for posterior categorization. The databases LILACS and SciELO, the Databasis of Dissertations and Theses organized by CAPES, the online version of Acta ORL, and the online version of OPUS were searched, using the following uniterms: voice, professional voice, singing voice, dysphonia, voice disorders, voice training, music, dysodia. Articles published between the years 2000 and 2010 were selected. The researches found were classified and categorized after reading their abstracts and, when necessary, the whole study. Twenty researches within the proposed theme were selected, all of which were descriptive, involving several musical styles. Twelve studies focused on the evaluation of the popular singer's voice, and the most frequently used data collection instrument was the auditory-perceptual evaluation. The results of the publications found corroborate the objectives proposed by the authors and the different methodologies. The number of studies published is still restricted when compared to the diversity of musical genres and the uniqueness of popular singer.