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  1. La episteme popular como elemento dinamizador del quehacer comunitario. Caso: Consejos Comunales en Venezuela

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    Tania de los Ángeles Yanes Medina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del estudio consistió en Interpretar los significados socio-culturales que ciudadanas y ciudadanos venezolanos confieren al quehacer comunitario de un consejo comunal. Se estableció como objetivo caracterizar las acciones que ciudadanas y ciudadanos venezolanos instrumentan en el quehacer comunitario para la organización comunitaria del Sector 4 de El Callao, Municipio San Francisco, Estado Zulia, Venezuela. Se orientó bajo el enfoque de la investigación cualitativa y empleó el método hermenéutico. Como técnicas: la entrevista semi-estructurada y observación participativa. Se hizo uso de la transcripción y categorización. Los informantes claves fueron diez voceros del consejo comunal. Como conclusiones se tiene que el quehacer de esta organización está dinamizado por: 1 la episteme popular: manifiesta inconscientemente en el entramado de relaciones personales establecidas entre los miembros que le integran, conduciendo a crear mínimamente un puente de comunicación para incentivar la participación de las personas efectuándose por la vía del contacto personal familia-familia, vecino-vecino, amigo-amigo; de la amistad; la afectividad, del compañerismo. 2 la religión: actúa como recurso espiritual de ayuda en el despliegue de sus actividades. Sus estrategias de trabajo están influenciadas por el componente afectivo. En la práctica se distancia de los modelos de organizaciones racional burocrático, sistémico contingencial y de relaciones humanas planteado por Mendoza (2001

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

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    Alina Moreno Soca

    >Objetivo: Evaluar el ingreso en el hogar en un Consejo Popular para determinar el cumplimiento y deficiencia de dicho ingreso, con respecto a las enfermedades que recoge la carpeta metodológica en la nueva estrategia sanitaria del Ministerio de Salud Pública. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo del comportamiento del ingreso en el hogar de 178 pacientes pertenecientes a 9 consultorios médicos de un Consejo Popular del municipio de Aguada de Pasajeros, provincia de Cienfuegos, en el último trimestre del año 2001. Se analizaron las variables: edad, sexo, causas del ingreso, promedio de estadía, estado al egreso y evaluación de las historias clínicas así como seguimiento hasta el egreso. Resultados: Las infecciones respiratorias constituyeron la principal causa de ingreso, predominó del grupo de 15 - 59 años (53,4 % , mientras 64,2 % correspondió al sexo femenino. Las afecciones del embarazo fueron la causa de mayor promedio de estadía (5,3 días. El 80 % de las familias manifestó satisfacción con esta modalidad de atención médica.

  3. Los estudios históricos de la Educación Preescolar en el consejo popular Caunao. Identidad social para el educador en formación

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    Lic. Miliene Gutiérrez Escobar; MSc. María Elena Cuéllar Cartaya

    2016-01-01

    Los estudios históricos locales acerca de la educación constituyen en Cuba una fuente de conocimientos útiles al desarrollo de la investigación educativa y pedagógica, es así que desde 1992 se realizan estudios de este tipo en el municipio de Cienfuegos. Esta investigación histórica se realizó en el Consejo Popular de Caunao concerniente a la Educación Preescolar ya que se constató que existe insuficiencia en la bibliografía a consultar que limita la calidad del proceso educativo a las estudi...

  4. Los estudios históricos de la Educación Preescolar en el consejo popular Caunao. Identidad social para el educador en formación

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    Lic. Miliene Gutiérrez Escobar

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios históricos locales acerca de la educación constituyen en Cuba una fuente de conocimientos útiles al desarrollo de la investigación educativa y pedagógica, es así que desde 1992 se realizan estudios de este tipo en el municipio de Cienfuegos. Esta investigación histórica se realizó en el Consejo Popular de Caunao concerniente a la Educación Preescolar ya que se constató que existe insuficiencia en la bibliografía a consultar que limita la calidad del proceso educativo a las estudiantes en formación para realizar sus estudios independientes en la asignatura “Historia de la Educación Preescolar y reafirmar su motivación profesional. Se aplicaron métodos teóricos y empíricos entre los cuales se encuentran: analítico sintético, inducción, deducción, comparación, generalización, histórico lógico, y entrevistas, que corroboraron la problemática planteada con el objetivo de recopilar información relacionada con la Educación Preescolar en dicho Consejo Popular y divulgar la misma para la autopreparación de las educadoras en formación y todo el personal interesado en la temática.

  5. 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.

  6. Follow up and behavior of pediatric home admission in San Lazaro´s popular council in Cienfuegos Province. Comportamiento y seguimiento de los ingresos domiciliarios pediátricos en el consejo popular San Lázaro.

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    Teresita Rodriguez Izaguirre.

    Full Text Available Fundaments: The development of Public Health in Cuba, especially in public health assistance has permitted the rescue of old modalities in regards to medical assistance, among of them home admissions, procedure that has its origin in our ancestors but now with the distinctive features of the ways of medical assistance, social system and economic resources among others. Objective: To assess the behaviour and follow up of paediatric home admissions in San Lázaro Popular Council. Method: Retrospective study of all the patients aged 0-14 years with home admissions in San Lázaro Popular Council who belong to the teaching policlinic ¨Octavio de la Concepción y de la Pedraja¨ from Cienfuegos Municipality, from January to December 2002. The variables under study were: age, sex, nutritional assessment , cause of admission, admission by the general comprehensive doctor, hospital discharge, follow up, complications and stay. Results: short age was a determinant factor in home admissions: 78,4 % of the admitted patients were eutrophic; respiratory infections and acute diarrheas were the main reasons for admissions
    Fundamentos: El desarrollo de la Salud Pública en Cuba, y en especial de la Atención Primaria de Salud, ha permitido el rescate de alguna modalidades antiguas de atención médica entre las que se encuentra el ingreso en el hogar, proceder este que tiene sus orígenes desde tiempos inmemoriales, pero con características distintivas dependientes de la forma de actuación médica, sistema social, recursos económicos, entre otros. Objetivo: Valorar el seguimiento y comportamiento del ingreso domiciliario pediátrico en el Consejo Popular San Lázaro de Cienfuegos. Métodos: Investigación retrospectiva de todos los pacientes de 0-14 años con ingresos en el hogar del Consejo Popular San L

  7. [Systematization of the experiences of 2 years of work. Arimao Population Council].

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    Martínez Pérez, M

    1998-01-01

    The community and social participation as an action has been part of the daily life every group and community. A descriptive and qualitative study of the 2-year period 1994-1996 was conducted to determine the hygienic, sanitary, socioeconomic, sports, cultural and health transformation occurred at the circumscription # 73 of the ABalcón Arimao@ People's Council, in La Lisa municipality, which is located in an insalubrious suburb with a high criminal rate, school dropout and unemployment, that is subjected to social actions. The method of Experience Systematization of Oscar Hara in 5 times was applied and included in the living process of this community in addition to life histories. The most important achievement was to gather all the social members of the community, with their mobilization capacity, under the leadership of the main conductors of the process through an innovative methodology starting from its context. Positive changes were observed in the life style and the health status of the population.

  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. Intervención comunitaria para transformar la situación higiénico-epidemiológica en consejos populares del policlínico Aquiles Espinosa

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    Odannys García San Juan

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una intervención comunitaria a partir de un conjunto de acciones elaboradas e implementadas para modificar la situación higiénico epidemiológica de los consejos populares 2 y 17 del área de salud del policlínico “Aquiles Espinosa”, en abril de 2014, con el objetivo de disminuir el índice de infestación por mosquitos Aedes Aegyptis y de esta manera eliminar la transmisión de dengue existente en el período de estudio. El universo de estudio fueron las 297 manzanas urbanas de los referidos consejos populares, participando los 23 consultorios del médico de la familia que atienden estas manzanas. Se reforzaron los equipos básicos de salud con estudiantes de 1er año de la carrera de Medicina, que caracterizaron inicialmente la situación higiénico epidemiológica y luego se trazaron una serie de actividades encaminadas a transformar la situación existente y educar a la población en cuanto al tratamiento adecuado del agua, cloración, realización del autofocal, medidas para disminuir la transmisión de dengue y cólera. Intervinieron durante tres semanas. Se logró reducir la infestación por mosquitos Aedes Aegyptis, incrementar la pesquisa de casos febriles y controlar la transmisión de dengue

  10. 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.

  11. Consejo de Europa

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    Montes Fernández, Francisco José

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available La génesis, evolución estructura, funcionamiento, financiación y una sucinta relación de actividades del Consejo de Europa es el contenido resumido de este trabajo. La importancia del Consejo es que se encuentran representados en él todos los países europeos a diferencia de la Unión donde por el momento solo están de pleno derecho los admitidos y las competencias son notablemente diferentes aquí son más sociales y mucho menos económicas

  12. Consejos y Audiencias

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    Pere MOLAS RIBALTA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El artículo presenta un comentario bibliográfico sobre obras recientes que estudian las instituciones de gobierno y justicia de la Monarquía hispánica durante la Edad Moderna, tanto a nivel central (Consejos como territorial (Audiencias y Cnancillerías, con atención especial a la composición social y humana de los tribunales y a su posición en la sociedad estamental.ABSTRACT: The paper is a bibliographical comment on books who study the institutions of government and justice in the Spanish Monarchy in the early modern times, on the central government (council as well as territorial (chanceries, and Audiences, specially dealing with the membership of the courts and the relation to the social groupe.

  13. 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.

  14. ¿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.

  15. Diez consejos para prevenir infecciones durante el embarazo

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    2007-12-14

    Este podcast ofrece 10 consejos para prevenir infecciones durante el embarazo.  Created: 12/14/2007 by National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD).   Date Released: 2/27/2008.

  16. CONSEJOS PSICOLÓGICO-DEPORTIVOS PARA EL FUTBOLISTA

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    Pedro Ureña Bonilla

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se ofrece una serie de consejos psicológico-deportivos para el futbolista. En resumen, se presentan y discuten algunos factores psicológicos determinantes de su rendimiento. El texto se ofrece en forma de tesis seguida de consejos prácticos. Finalmente, se brinda algunas consideraciones relacionadas con el trabajo psicológico. El propósito fundamental de esta guía es ayudar al futbolista, facilitándole algunos consejos que le permitan expresar su verdadero talento en la cancha. La guía es mucho más provechosa si se trabaja con el acompañamiento de un psicólogo deportivo.

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

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    Niurka Fleites Santana; Yosmel Álvarez González; Iván Arlé González Duque; Jayce Díaz Díaz

    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...

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

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    Niurka Fleites Santana; Yosmel Álvarez González; Iván Arlé González Duque; Jayce Díaz Díaz

    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...

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

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    Niurka Fleites Santana

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available 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, during the period from July 2012 to July 2013. It was worked up with the totality of the universe constituted for 30 teenagers from this zone. An initial opinion poll before the intervention was applied. A cycle of clasees were taught where different topics related to the theme of pregnancy in adolescence such as: complications of pregnancy, optimal age, knowledges of contraception, complications of abortion. Once finished the intervention the same instrument for the evaluation of knowledges was applied.Results:An increasement of the level of knowledge was achieved; The 96.6 % acquired knowledge on the use of contraceptives, the 80 % on the complications of pregnancy, over the 70 % on the complications of abortion, and over the 90 % was evaluated as suitable on the optimal age for pregnancy.Conclusions: Educational intervention proved to be effective to increase the knowledge of teens on the consequences of pregnancy in adolescence, but its principal benefit would be to modify conducts.

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

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    Juliano de Amorim Busana

    2015-01-01

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

  1. Popular Job

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    2006-01-01

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

  2. 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.

  3. Medicina popular

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    Anton Erkoreka

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available Las investigaciones de medicina popular van parejas a las del folklore, iniciándose en el País Vasco en la década de los años veinte. Se distinguen cinco grandes bloques en las prácticas médicas populares: la mayoría proceden de la medicina científica de siglos pasados que a lo largo de su evolución las ha ido desechando quedando relegado su uso al pueblo; otras son de carácter creencial, vinculadas a diversos santuarios cristianos repartidos por todo el país; los empíricos locales han desarrollado una serie de técnicas más limitadas; algunas de las prácticas son residuos de medicina primitiva y se cierra este apartado con el mundo de los curanderos. El trabajo se completa con una bibliografía exhaustiva de lo publicado sobre el tema en el País.

  4. 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.

  5. Participación y contraloría social en la gestión de los consejos comunales en Venezuela

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    Yorbeth Montes de Oca Rojas

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela (1999, incorpora los procesos de participación y particularmente de las comunidades organizadas. La contraloría social se apoya en la información generada en los procesos de intervención comunitarios. Los consejos comunales responsables del poder popular estan llamados a la creación de condiciones para la participación y la contraloría social. En el presente artículo, se Explora la participación y contraloría social en la gestión de los consejos comunales del municipio Maracaibo del estado Zulia. La investigación es de tipo descriptiva de campo, se estudian tres consejos comunales de la parroquia Coquivacoa del municipio Maracaibo del estado Zulia. Los resultados dan cuenta de: a Directrices generales contempladas en la Constitución y en las leyes que argumentan jurídicamente la conformación de los llamados consejos comunales y de contraloría social; b Los proyectos aprobados y ejecutados permiten avanzar a la conformación de comunas; c los resultados están orientados a la mejora asistencial de las comunidades en materia de seguridad, alimentación y ambiental. Se concluye sobre la existencia esfuerzos tanto institucionales como sociales en torno a la construcción de una nueva gestión comunitaria que contribuye al fortalecimiento de la participación y la contraloría social.

  6. CONSEJOS DE ADMINISTRACIÓN Y POTENCIAL PARA LA RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL DE LAS EMPRESAS FAMILIARES NO COTIZADAS ESPAÑOLAS

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    Cabrera Suárez, Mª Katiuska

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda la estructura de los consejos de administración más adecuada en términos de responsabilidad social corporativa, así como los factores contextuales que pueden incidir en el comportamiento socialmente responsable de las empresas familiares. Del análisis de 535 empresas no cotizadas españolas surgen tres grupos de empresas en función de las variables relacionadas con la estructura de sus consejos: consejos de dominio familiar, consejos profesionales y consejos inmaduros. Los resultados señalan que las empresas con una estructura de consejos con más potencial para un comportamiento socialmente responsable (consejos profesionales son las de mayor tamaño, edad, y evolución generacional.

  7. La dudosa competencia del Consejo de Seguridad para adoptar algunas medidas decididas a partir de 1990

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    Soledad Torrecuadrada

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde el comienzo de la década de 1990, el Consejo de Seguridadha multiplicado su actividad cuantitativa y cualitativamente. No todas lasacciones emprendidas desde entonces parecen acomodarse a las competenciasatribuidas por la Carta en su Capítulo VII aunque el Consejo lo utilicecomo fundamento formal. El estudio de algunas decisiones controvertidassubraya el comportamiento del Consejo, excediéndose del ámbito competencialatribuido por la Carta y la ausencia de contrapesos institucionales quepermitan controlar la validez de este órgano principal de las Naciones Unidas.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. La democracia participativa en Venezuela: Consejos locales de planificación y coordinación de políticas públicas y consejos comunales*

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    Elys Gilbrando Mora Belandria

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available El artículo trata sobre la política venezolana y su interés en últimos años por desarrollar propuestas sociales, según los niveles territoriales de cercanía entre los gobiernos y las comunidades. Como instituciones recientes, los Consejos Locales de Planificación y Coordinación de Políticas Públicas, así como los Consejos Comunales, obedecen a esta iniciativa. En atención a lo antes expuesto, se visualizan las condiciones de responsabilidad democrática de la sociedad organizada en la dirección de la gestión comunitaria, y cómo su accionar puede relegitimar el ejercicio de gobierno, producir un manejo satisfactorio de los proyectos sociales y vigorizar las redes de solidaridad democráticas.

  12. Popular music from Greenland

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    Otte, Andreas Roed

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

  13. 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

  14. Popular Music and Society

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    2007-01-01

    or the Russkii Rok-Klub v Amerike (Russian Rock Club of America).   This special edition of Popular Music and Society aims to present research on contemporary popular music (broadly defined) in the former Soviet republics and their diasporas.  A central issue will be how the musical landscape has changed since...... 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...

  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. 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 questio

  17. Yahoo!Respuestas como columna de consejos: algunos rasgos de un género híbrido

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    Placencia, Maria Elena

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es contribuir a la caracterización de Yahoo!Respuestas como un (sub)género de discurso mediado por ordenador. Si bien Yahoo!Respuestas ofrece información y consejo sobre una amplia variedad de temas, aquí nos concentramos en el sitio como un lugar donde se pide y se da consejo. En este sentido, Yahoo!Respuestas comparte algunas características esenciales con columnas de consejos en línea y en la prensa escrita pero difiere en otros aspectos. Por e...

  18. 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

    2015-09-01

    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.

  19. Popularity at Minimum Cost

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    Kavitha, Telikepalli; Nimbhorkar, Prajakta

    2010-01-01

    We consider an extension of the {\\em popular matching} problem in this paper. The input to the popular matching problem is a bipartite graph G = (A U B,E), where A is a set of people, B is a set of items, and each person a belonging to A ranks a subset of items in an order of preference, with ties allowed. The popular matching problem seeks to compute a matching M* between people and items such that there is no matching M where more people are happier with M than with M*. Such a matching M* is called a popular matching. However, there are simple instances where no popular matching exists. Here we consider the following natural extension to the above problem: associated with each item b belonging to B is a non-negative price cost(b), that is, for any item b, new copies of b can be added to the input graph by paying an amount of cost(b) per copy. When G does not admit a popular matching, the problem is to "augment" G at minimum cost such that the new graph admits a popular matching. We show that this problem is...

  20. ÁRBOL GENEALÓGICO DEL CONSEJO DE ESTADO: EL CONSTITUCIONALISMO AUTORITARIO EN NUESTRA HISTORIA

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    Muñoz León, Fernando

    2010-01-01

    La apelación al prestigio y la experiencia crea una cierta continuidad histórica entre diversas instituciones: la Real Audiencia, el Consejo de Estado, y los senadores "institucionales" y por "derecho propio". Este trabajo se enfoca en el discurso que articula y unifica estas distintas formas institucionales a lo largo de buena parte de la historia de Chile, sugiriendo un contexto para el estudio del constitucionalismo autoritarismo chileno.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Teaching Japanese Popular Culture

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    Deborah Shamoon

    2010-04-01

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

  4. Asia y el mundo islámico en el Consejo de Seguridad

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    Teresita Aya

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Sin duda, la crisis de legitimidad de la ONU, agravada con la decisión arbitraria norteamericana de ocupar Iraq, ha demostrado que el organismo internacional quedó burlado como máxima instancia en la toma de las decisiones sobre los más agudos problemas internacionales. Así, el Consejo de Seguridad, cuya misión no es otra que la preservación de la paz y la seguridad mundiales, fue incapaz de detener las acciones, y los ruegos posteriores del Consejo para que Estados Unidos devuelva la plena soberanía a los iraquíes han sido llamados no atendidos. En este escenario se han hecho una serie de compromisos formales en la búsqueda de consensos regionales por parte de los candidatos a ingresar a un Consejo de Seguridad ampliado, y como se podrá ver en este artículo muchas son las consideraciones acerca del problema de la reorganización del sistema mundial.

  5. Los Consejos Comunales: ¿avance o retroceso para la democracia venezolana?

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    Benjamín Goldfrank

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda el debate en torno a los consejos comunales de Venezuela, un mecanismode participación ciudadana promovido por el gobierno de Hugo Chávez con especial fuerzaa partir de 2005. Luego de exponer brevemente su historia y principales características institucionales,describe la producción académica en torno al tema, identificando dos perspectivas contrapuestas:una que reivindica sus potencialidades democratizadoras, y otra que por el contrario,entiende a los consejos comunales como mecanismos al servicio de viejas lógicas clientelares ycomo amenaza a las instituciones de la democracia representativa. Basado en una comparaciónentre los consejos comunales y otras experiencias de democracia participativa en América latinay recogiendo algunos hallazgos relacionados con la opinión pública venezolana en torno al tema,el artículo pondera ambas posiciones, identificando las limitaciones de cada perspectiva.

  6. Determinants of Meme Popularity

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

    2015-01-01

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

  7. 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....... In addition, the paper illustrates that the more popular firm in many cases prefers to mimic its smaller rival, which, on the other hand, would like for the firms to play opposite strategies. The model is extended to study how firms may want to lower the degree of product differentiation to reduce first...

  8. Popularity and Debut

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    Winther, Christian Dahl

    -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......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...

  9. Participación ciudadana en el gobierno de Bachelet: consejos asesores presidenciales

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    Carolina AGUILERA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En el artículo se exponen los resultados preliminares de un estudio que analiza tres consejos asesores del gobierno de Michelle Bachelet (2006-2010 en Chile. Estos consejos tenían el mandato de formular políticas públicas en temas centrales del programa de gobierno: previsión, políticas de infancia y educación. Además, tenían el mandato de ser consejos que contaran con una amplia participación ciudadana. Desde el discurso político del gobierno estos consejos se presentaron como parte de una nueva práctica del ejercicio del poder político estatal para abrir espacios de participación ciudadana directa en el proceso de políticas públicas. El artículo argumenta (a que en la práctica dichos mecanismos no operaron como foros participativos, sino como consejos de expertos con acotada amplitud ideológica (2 casos; y (b que estas instancias presentan una relación Estado-sociedad vertical en el proceso de políticas públicas.ABSTRACT: This article presents the preliminary results of a study about three advisory boards appointed by Michelle Bachelet’s government (2006-2010 in Chile. Those boards were commanded to elaborate public policy proposals in key areas of her government plan: pension system, infant policies and education. The commissions were intended to include a broad participation of citizens. The political discourse of the government presented them as part of a new form to exercise political power by the State by opening spaces for direct citizen participation in policy making processes. The article argues that (a those mechanisms did not function as participatory forums but as expert advisory boards with a narrow ideological scope (2 cases; and (bthat in terms of the relationship between State and society, these mechanisms produce a vertical relationship in the political process.

  10. Popular With the Young

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    2010-01-01

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

  11. Canciones populares costarricenses

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    Matarrita-Venegas, Manuel

    2010-01-01

    Dar a conocer, por medio de ediciones, algunas de las canciones típicas y populares costarricenses, con el fin de enriquecer el repertorio musical del país. Universidad de Costa Rica UCR::Docencia::Artes y Letras::Facultad de Bellas Artes::Escuela de Artes Musicales

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. Elites and popular nationalism.

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    Whitmeyer, Joseph M

    2002-09-01

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

  15. Actas de las Primera Reunión del Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano

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    2015-01-01

    En la ciudad de San José, a las dieciséis horas del día once de enero de mil novecientos cincuenta, reunidos en la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Costa Rica, los Miembros del Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano, señores Dr. Carlos A. Llerena, Rector, como propietario, y el Dr. Eduardo Lemus Arce, como suplente, por la Universidad de El Salvador; Lk. Rogelio Martínez Augustinus, por la Universidad de Honduras; Lic. José Rolz Bennett, por la Universi'dad de San Carlos de Guatemala; ...

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

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    Gabriela Rueda Martínez; Natan Monsores de Sá

    2015-01-01

    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 anal...

  17. El Consejo Nacional Electoral y los dilemas de la competencia electoral en Venezuela

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    Ángel E. ÁLVAREZ

    2009-01-01

    En este trabajo se expone de manera descriptiva el comportamiento del Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) en la Venezuela chavista. En ese sentido, se analizan las actuaciones de este organismo electoral en un contexto político, que para el caso venezolano, como mínimo, puede ser clasificado como semidemocrático. Se destaca que el CNE no es un árbitro imparcial, no porque no lo quieran sus miembros, sino porque ello no es posible en el escenario político e institucional actual en el país, por lo...

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

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    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

  19. Códigos de conducta, argumentos y valores en la literatura de consejos

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    Helena Béjar

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo sigue la sociología de Norbert Elias en su análisis de la civilización como el avance del autocontrol. Considero la literatura de consejos y, más concretamente, los libros de autoayuda, como el equivalente contemporáneo de los manuales de conducta que estudió Elias. Si éstos regulaban el comportamiento externo, la literatura de autoayuda pretende normativizar la subjetividad de los hombres y mujeres contemporáneos.

  20. La composición del consejo de administración en la sociedad cotizada

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    Enrique, Fernández-Sordo Llaneza

    2012-01-01

    La composición del Consejo de Administración de las sociedades cotizadas responde a unas normas específicas que la diferencian del resto de sociedades mercantiles de capital por la amplitud de su masa accionarial, su significación económica y por los diferentes grupos de interés presentes en la compañía. Por ello, confluyen normas de carácter imperativo con otras de Derecho blando a través de las diferentes recomendaciones del Gobierno Corporativo. En este TFM, se analizan los principios del ...

  1. Diabo e cultura popular

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    Sílvia Maria Azevedo

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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Evaluación de habilidades de consejo breve en el ámbito de las adicciones

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    Silvia Morales Chainé; K. Isela Martínez Martínez; César Carrascoza Venegas; A. Alelí Chaparro Caso López; M. José Martínez Ruíz

    2013-01-01

    En las últimas dos décadas, el consumo de alcohol y otras drogas en México ha mostrado una tendencia al incremento. Es necesario disponer de estrategias en consejo breve para la prevención efectiva de las adicciones, de fácil acceso a la mayor parte de la población. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar las habilidades de consejo breve de los profesionales y no profesionales de la salud (Identifica, Dialoga, Establece metas y Acompaña ) en situaciones simuladas de interacción promotor ...

  4. Decreto 60/1994, de 13 de octubre que crea el Consejo Asesor de Bibliotecas de La Rioja

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    La Rioja (Comunidad Autónoma)

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    La Ley 4/1990, de 29 de junio,de Archivos y Bibliotecas, establece que el Consejo Asesor de Bibliotecas es el órgano consultivo y asesor en las materias relacionadas con el sistema biblitecario de La Rioja. Una vez instituída la Biblioteca Central de La Rioja, mediante el presente Real Decreto se pretende dar desarrollo normativo a la citada Ley, estableciendo el régimen jurídico y la composición del Consejo Asesor de Bibliotecas, afin de ultimarse la estructura institucional del sistema bib...

  5. El origen del Consejo de Defensa Suramericano. Modelos en pugna desde una perspectiva argentina

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    Nicolás Comini

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La construcción del Consejo de Defensa Suramericano fue resultado de un proceso gradual, complejo y repleto de virajes. Desde el inicio estuvieron presentes dos modelos organizacionales que marcaron el pulso de las negociaciones. Así, el modelo de foro de diálogo y coordinación de políticas estuvo en constante fricción –directa e indirecta según el momento- con la opción de avanzar hacia una alianza de seguridad colectiva. El primero de ellos fue promovido por Brasil, mientras que el segundo tuvo como máximo exponente al gobierno venezolano. El presente artículo analiza cómo Argentina fue posicionándose frente a sendas alternativas durante las negociaciones del grupo de trabajo que le dio forma al Consejo y cómo dicha postura impactó sobre el perfil que terminó adoptando esa institución. Como podrá apreciarse, Argentina pasó de asumir una posición de desconfianza inicial a apoyar explícitamente aquel proyecto. Las principales razones de aquella dinámica pueden hallarse a continuación.

  6. 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

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

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    Malet, Antoni

    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…

  8. Decisiones jurisprudenciales de interes emitidas por el Consejo de Estado colombiano relacionadas con la responsabilidad contractual y extracontractual del Estado

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    Patino, Hector

    2011-01-01

    ... en relacion con la caducidad de la accion deben ser tomadas teniendo en cuenta la prevalencia del derecho de acceder a la administracion de justicia. Mediante la providencia que se resena, el Consejo de Estado reitera que toda vez que en aquellos procesos en los cuales una de las partes es el Instituto de Seguros Sociales la jurisdi...

  9. El Consejo Nacional Electoral y los dilemas de la competencia electoral en Venezuela

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    Ángel E. ÁLVAREZ

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se expone de manera descriptiva el comportamiento del Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE en la Venezuela chavista. En ese sentido, se analizan las actuaciones de este organismo electoral en un contexto político, que para el caso venezolano, como mínimo, puede ser clasificado como semidemocrático. Se destaca que el CNE no es un árbitro imparcial, no porque no lo quieran sus miembros, sino porque ello no es posible en el escenario político e institucional actual en el país, por lo que la calidad de este organismo electoral no puede medirse empleando los mismos criterios que pudieran ser usados para evaluar a otros organismos electorales en democracias electorales

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

  12. Palabras de mujer: consejos femeninos en la historiografía Trastámara

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    Full Text Available El análisis de los consejos que, en forma de discurso directo o indirecto, los cronistas de los reinados de Juan II, de Enrique IV y de los Reyes Católicos atribuyen a unas cuantas mujeres –dos reinas, las esposas o las madres de quienes protagonizaron los acontecimientos recogidos por la historiografía– permite acercarse al papel que estas desempeñaron en las situaciones de conflicto, de guerra o de muerte. Más allá de los estereotipos femeninos o aplicados a las palabras de mujeres, los cronistas evocan, valoran y utilizan figuras y consejos que se ajustan a las necesidades de sus relatos.L’analyse des conseils que les chroniqueurs des règnes de Jean II, d’Henri IV et des Rois Catholiques attribuent à quelques femmes – deux reines, les épouses ou les mères des principaux acteurs des événements rapportés dans l’historiographie – permet de cerner le rôle que ces femmes jouèrent dans des situations de conflit, de guerre ou de mort. Au-delà des stéréotypes féminins ou appliqués aux paroles des femmes, les chroniqueures évoquent, valorisent et utilisent des figures et des conseils qui servent les nécessités de leurs récits.

  13. Ciudadanía y acción comunicativa en los consejos comunales

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    Full Text Available La entrada en vigencia de la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela (1999, condujo a profundos cambios en el modelo de la democracia al configurar como eje el mismo principio participativo, el ejercicio pleno de la ciudadanía y la posibilidad de nuevos espacios para la participación ciudadana. Posteriormente, y conforme a este nuevo orden constitucional, se institucionaliza la figura de los consejos comunales; lo cual hace necesario sistematizar, a partir de referentes teóricos, cómo operan dichas instancias para lograr sus finalidades normativas declaradas, de modo que resulta ineludible, como en toda organización social, atender al factor comunicacional, al margen del cual la participación ciudadana no podría ser ni operativa, ni eficaz. La comunicación, participación y ciudadanía configuran la tríada sobre la cual se sustenta la viabilidad del nuevo modelo. La metodología empleada es de carácter documental, a partir de la cual se desarrollan y articulan las categorías de análisis antes descritas. Se concluye que existen fuertes debilidades en el proceso de comunicación de los consejos comunales y esas dificultades requieren ser superadas, para que pueda fortalecerse y consolidarse el ejercicio de la ciudadanía, el cuál está condicionado por la preexistencia de mecanismos comunicacionales que viabilicen la internalización de los valores necesarios y propios de un nuevo sentido de la condición de los actores políticos en el marco de la democracia participativa

  14. Juggling Popularity and Quality: Literary Excellence vs. Popular Culture.

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    Three librarians--Barbara A. Genco from Brooklyn, New York; Eleanor K. MacDonald from Beverly Hills, California; and Betsy Hearne from Chicago, Illinois--share their perspectives on where popular literature should fit into library material selection and children's reading diets. Popular literature is defined as primarily that which has first…

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

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    Kallio, Alexis Anja

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    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…

  16. Edward Said on Popular Music

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    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. Studying Popular Culture in Japan

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    Moeran, Brian

    This working paper – written for inclusion as a chapter on Japanese society, to be published in Chinese by the Beijing University of Foreign Studies later in 2011 – looks at popular culture as a form of cultural production. It argues for the need to study popular cultural forms like advertisement...

  18. 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…

  19. MEDICIÓN MULTIDIMENSIONAL DE LA POBREZA EN MÉXICO: Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social

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    This paper presents the theoretical and operational criteria followed by El Consejo Nacional de Evaluacion de Ia Politica de Desarrollo Social to define the methodology for measuring multidimensional poverty...

  20. Reglamento del Instituto Universitario "Carmen Vidal Ballester" sobre desarrollo empresarial, aprobado por el Consejo de Gobierno en sesión de 3 de diciembre de 2004.

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    El "Instituto universitario Carmen Vidal Ballester sobre desarrollo empresarial" pasó a denominarse "Instituto para el desarrollo empresarial (INDEM)" tras la sesión del Consejo de Gobierno de 16 de mayo de 2013.

  1. Adherencia de los pacientes en fase post-aguda a consejos de fisioterapia: magnitud y factores asociados

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    Palabras clave: Fisioterapia, rehabilitación, consejos, adherencia. Introducción: La medición de la adherencia es un requisito básico tanto en la práctica clínica como en la investigación. En el ámbito clínico se ha señalado que es importante evaluar y monitorizar la adherencia más que asumir que el consejo es suficiente o que los pacientes que son adherentes durante las sesiones lo son también en sus domicilios. En el ámbito de la investigación la medición de la adherencia es útil...

  2. La reforma de los procedimientos especiales del Consejo de Derechos Humanos: ¿Una mejora de los mecanismos extra convencionales?

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    Full Text Available El Consejo de Derechos Humanos creado en 2006 nace con el objetivo de subsanar algunos de los déficit y críticas de su antecesora, la Comisión de Derechos Humanos. Con este fin, incorpora varioselementos nuevos tanto en su posición dentro del organigrama de Naciones Unidas como en su composición y mecanismos de control, también conocidos como mecanismos extra convencionales. En este contexto sobresale la reforma de los procedimientos especiales, sobre todo, a partir de la adopción del Código de Conducta para los titulares de mandatos, relatores y expertos del Consejo de Derechos Humanos. Se trata de valorar estos últimos cambios a la luz de su efectividad e imparcialidad.

  3. What Drives Politicians’ Online Popularity?

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    Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis; Vaccari, Cristian

    2013-01-01

    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...... help us understand the dynamics of internet politics, and have wider implications for candidate competition and party politics.......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...

  4. DEL "CONSEJO DE EDUCACIÓN" A PISA: BREVE HISTORIA CONTEMPORÁNEA DE LA POLÍTICA EDUCATIVA ALEMANA

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    Achim Leschinsky

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo intenta abarcar el arco que va de la actual discusión acerca de los resultados de PISA a las tareas desarrolladas por el Consejo Alemán de Educación (Deutscher Bildungsrat en las décadas de 1960 y 1970. Al mismo tiempo, se buscará dar una mirada a la investigación realizada por la OCDE en la República Federal de Alemania años antes del relevamiento de PISA de 1999-2000. En el mencionado espacio temporal, se había instalado en Alemania la conciencia de que era de toda necesidad una reforma educativa. Fue esta la idea que promovió la fundación del Consejo de Educación, cuya misión era, ante todo, la de fomentar una reforma educativa a nivel fundamental. Por ello, cobra importancia aclarar las razones de la persistencia de la "miseria educativa" en Alemania y las causas que llevaron al fracaso de las propuestas del Consejo de Educación. Una razón de peso es la que se deja ver en la relación - hasta hoy conflictiva - entre las ciencias de la educación y la política alemanas.

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

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    David Alonso Roa Salguero

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    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.

  6. Cultura política y desigualdad en los consejos municipales de Curitiba

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    Mário Fuks

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    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia a los integrantes de los consejos gestores de políticas públicas en Curitiba, Brasil. Inicialmente se observa que los consejeros poseen, en relación con el conjunto de la población brasileña, una disponibilidad mayor de recursos de cultura política y de incentivos a la actividad política. Después se analizan dos cuestiones teóricas relativas a la “cultura política”: el problema de la relación de causalidad existente entre esas instituciones y la cultura política de sus miembros, y la cultura política como un recurso desigualmente distribuido entre los grupos que componen las instituciones analizadas y que representa una de las bases de la desigualdad política en el interior de la sociedad brasileña.

  7. Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear use and experience with the MARS software

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    Jose Ramon Alonso; Santiago Aleza; Monica Alonso; Carmen Garcia [Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear, Justo Dorado, 11, 28040 - Madrid (Spain); James Raines; Brenda Lorenz; Robert Henry [Fauske and Associates, 16W070 West 83rd Street, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 (United States)

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    Full text of publication follows: The Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN - Spanish Nuclear Regulatory Agency) uses the MAAP Accident Response System (MARS) software to support accident management, emergency drills and training. The MARS software uses plant data directly to initialize the engineering calculations (at anytime during an accident) that are performed to track the plant behavior and to provide faster than real-time predictions of potential future plant states. Individual plant models for five of the seven Spanish nuclear sites have been developed to date. The additional two Spanish nuclear plants will be developed as part of an on-going effort. The development of the initial CSN MARS software was started in 1992. Since that time, additional development efforts have been performed by both CSN and Fauske and Associates (FAI). The current development effort is porting the MARS code to a PC environment, enhance the Graphical User Interface, improve the engineering results and expand the number of Spanish nuclear plants modeled with MARS. This paper provides a summary of CSN's use and experience with the MARS software. (authors)

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Educación y Reforma Municipal: prácticas deliberativas en los Consejos Municipales

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    Rudy Guerrero Portales

    2007-03-01

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    Resumen. En este ensayo se analizan las necesidades de educación no formal para el fortalecimiento de las prácticas democráticas en los debates y deliberaciones de los consejos municipales en el marco de la reforma municipal que se inicia en abril de 2002, con la promulgación del nuevo Código Municipal en Costa Rica.

    La institución municipal tan desprestigiada a lo largo de los años, no sólo tiene la oportunidad de revertir su imagen, sino que en buena medida, afrontar desafíos y proyecciones en un escenario local que reclama cambios y que las competencias que otorga la nueva legislación municipal pueden consolidar una verdadera plataforma de lucha regional. En este planteamiento se analizarán algunas necesidades educativas.

     

     

    Abstract. It is analyzed in this essay, the necessities of non-formal education for the strengthen of the democratic practices in the debates and deliberations of the municipal councils inside a frame of municipal reform, that begins in April 2002, with the promulgation of the new Municipal Code in Costa Rica.

    The Municipal Institution, so discredited along the years, not only have the opportunity to revert it’s image, but in a good sense, to confront challenges and projections in a local scenario that claims for changes and the competitions that awards the new municipal Legislation, can consolidate a real platform of regional struggle. In this perspective, the education can help significantly.

  11. Desplazamiento forzado y Consejo de Estado. Un juez amplio considerando pero tímido fallando

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    Miguel Andrés López Martínez

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    Full Text Available La reparación a las víctimas del desplazamiento forzado es uno de los retos más importantes de nuestra sociedad que se puede lograr a través de la declaratoria de la responsabilidad estatal. Ante un fenómeno tan complejo, la intervención del juez acarrea algunas dificultades que podrían superarse si se ajustaran sus conceptos y prácticas a la luz de las recomendaciones hechas por expertos. La sentencia T-025 de 2004 y su posterior seguimiento, inspiraron a muchos de éstos para proponer soluciones al estado de cosas inconstitucional (ECI evidenciado por la Corte Constitucional. Nos interesó saber cuáles propuestas lograron permear el campo de la responsabilidad patrimonial del Estado, para luego averiguar qué tan sensible fue el juez de lo contencioso administrativo a las preocupaciones de los académicos. En el primer sentido, identificamos 18 propuestas bajo el rótulo de líneas de fuga teórica, como alternativas planteadas para ampliar el alcance del daño, su imputación y reparación en el ámbito de reclamación judicial. En el segundo sentido, contrastamos dichas líneas con los argumentos de cuatro fallos proferidos por el Consejo de Estado en esta materia entre 2004 y 2010. Finalmente, pudimos evidenciar que las líneas de fuga teórica no influyeron profundamente en la actividad del juez: aunque sus consideraciones fueron amplias al valorar el desplazamiento como un evento dañino complejo, sus órdenes se dieron dentro de los parámetros tradicionales.

  12. 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…

  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. Popular Music in Early Adolescence.

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    Christenson, Peter G.; Roberts, Donald F.

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

  15. 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…

  16. El alcance y aplicación del principio de desarrollo sostenible en la jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado

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    Ossa Duque, Ediver

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    Artículo (Programa de Derecho). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas, 2014 En cumplimiento al mandato constitucional y teniendo en cuenta que su texto ha sido considerado un aporte fundamental a la protección de la ecología y medio ambiente; El Consejo de Estado, le ha dado gran importancia a la conservación y sostenibilidad de los recursos naturales no renovables; y es así como en las sentencias de la referencia, la corporación administrativa presenta la...

  17. La Administración del Poder Judicial a través del Consejo de la Judicatura

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    Rosales, Carlos Manuel

    2016-01-01

    El Consejo de la Judicatura (CJ) es el órgano público autónomo eindependiente, responsable de la administración de los recursos materiales ypersonales del Poder Judicial (PJ); cuyos objetivos principales son: laprofesionalización de los servidores del sistema de impartición de justicia, mejorarsus condiciones laborales y vigilar la actuación de los mismos.Este trabajo presentará el nacimiento de esta institución, su naturaleza jurídica,ubicación orgánica constitucional, composición, organizac...

  18. Las Relaciones Públicas en la comunicación de los Consejos Reguladores de Andalucía

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    La investigación trata de determinar el grado de presencia de técnicas de relaciones públicas en el seno de los Consejos Reguladores que en 2011 tutelan indicaciones geográficas en Andalucía, identificar la existencia o no de departamentos específicos y su ubicación estratégica y especificar el perfil curricular de sus responsables de comunicación. Nuestra investigación parte de las investigaciones previas existentes en torno a las indicaciones geográficas y las relaciones públicas. ...

  19. 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

    2006-01-01

    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

  20. Propuesta de directiva europea sobre mujeres en los consejos de administración de sociedades mercantiles

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    Fraile Rodríguez, Raquel

    2015-01-01

    Existe un obstáculo que impide que una mujer llegue a puestos más altos en el organigrama de una empresa. Europa avanza en la incorporación de un mayor número de mujeres al mundo laboral gracias a la contribución legislativa y el apoyo de la Unión Europea. A pesar de ello sigue habiendo un déficit por la falta de mujeres en los niveles superiores de las empresas, en sus consejos de administración.

  1. Las Relaciones Públicas en la comunicación de los Consejos Reguladores de Andalucía

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    Pulido Polo, Marta; Velarde Ramos, Sergio

    2012-01-01

    La investigación trata de determinar el grado de presencia de técnicas de relaciones públicas en el seno de los Consejos Reguladores que en 2011 tutelan indicaciones geográficas en Andalucía, identificar la existencia o no de departamentos específicos y su ubicación estratégica y especificar el perfil curricular de sus responsables de comunicación. Nuestra investigación parte de las investigaciones previas existentes en torno a las indicaciones geográficas y las relaciones públicas. ...

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

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    Jorge Rosenbaum Rimolo

    2014-01-01

    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...

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

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    Jorge Rosenbaum Rimolo

    2014-01-01

    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

  4. Propuesta de reingeniería de la red informática con calidad de servicios para el honorable Consejo Provincial de Tungurahua

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    Talombo Montero, Marcelo Patricio

    2008-01-01

    1. Planteamiento del problema 2. Marco Teórico 3. Análisis de la situación actual de la red informática del H. Consejo Provincial de Tungurahua 4. Disseño de la propuesta técnica para el fortalecimiento e la red informática del H. Consejo Provincial de Tungurahua Este proyecto muestra un análisis de la situación actual de la plataforma tecnológica de la red y de los servicios informáticos que posee el Honorable Consejo Provincial de Tungurahua, de como0 están conformados, interconectados y...

  5. Mujeres de ciencia: el caso del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

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    Caballero Wangüemert, María

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between women and science has never been easy, though many of the obstacles faced by the pioneers have now been overcome. Women’s incorporation into degrees and doctorates is not proportional to their presence in positions of responsibility. This work focuses on the CSIC institution, assessing the female presence from the nineties until today. It is a glaring reality, as reflected in the different areas, or in publications on the subject (monograph of the journal Arbor, that women continue to raise complaints and feel discriminated against, resulting in the promotion of organizations and associations to protect them, such as the Commission on Women and Science (CMYC within the Council. This study considers the legislation in force and the extent of discrimination against women and glass ceilings in institutions today. It then studies the possible causes that drive women to make decisions that sometimes do not prioritize their scientific work outside the home.La relación de la mujer con la ciencia no ha sido tarea fácil, aunque muchos de los obstáculos encontrados por las pioneras están hoy superados. La incorporación femenina en licenciaturas y doctorados no es proporcional a su presencia en los cargos de responsabilidad. El trabajo se centra en el CSIC, evaluando la presencia femenina desde los noventa hasta hoy: una realidad pujante, como queda de manifiesto en las distintas áreas o en publicaciones acerca del tema (monográfico de la revista Arbor. Pero las mujeres siguen elevando sus quejas y sintiéndose discriminadas, impulsando organismos y asociaciones para protegerse, por ejemplo, la Comisión de Mujeres y Ciencia (CMYC dentro del Consejo. Teniendo en cuenta la legislación vigente y la realidad de muchas de las investigadoras, este trabajo pretende evaluar hasta qué punto puede hablarse hoy de techos de cristal y discriminación en este organismo; así como las posibles causas que impulsan a la mujer a

  6. INFORME DE PARTICIPACIÓN EN REUNIÓN DEL CONSEJO EJECUTIVO DE LA ASOCIA­ CIÓN LATINOAMERICANA DE FACULTADES Y ESCUELAS DE CONTADURÍA-ALAFEC

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    Polar Falcón, Ernesto Augusto; Facultad de Ciencias Contables, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

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    Del 09 al 11 de Abiil del 2003, se realizó la Reunión de Consejo Ejecutivo de la ALAFEC en la Universidad de La Habana-Cuba, con asistencia de los directivos, Decanos de Facultades y Escuelas de Contaduiia de Améiica Latina e invitados especiales . La Facultad de Ciencias Contables de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos estuvo presente con la participación del Dr. Julio Vicente Flores Konja. en su condición de Decano y Miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo y el Dr. Ernesto Augusto Polar Falcó...

  7. Efectos de una intervención de consejo anticonceptivo en adolescentes de barrios desfavorecidos con alta proporción de inmigrantes

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    Objetivo: Evaluar la efectividad de una intervención de consejo contraceptivo en adolescentes según sexo y origen. Métodos: Diseño pre-post con entrevista a los 3 meses. Participaron adolescentes de tres barrios desfavorecidos de Barcelona que recibieron una intervención de consejo contraceptivo. Se compararon el uso de contracepción en la última relación sexual, y diversos conocimientos, creencias y autoeficacias, estratificando por sexo y origen (autóctono o inmigrante), con pruebas de M...

  8. La participación de las familias en el Consejo Escolar y la formación del profesorado

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    Jordi Vallespir Soler

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    Full Text Available Actualmente, la participación de las familias es considerada no sólo un elemento básico para el éxito escolar del alumnado sino también un indicador de calidad del sistema educativo. El objetivo básico de este artículo consiste en analizar la percepción y valoración de la participación de las familias respecto a su implicación en los Consejos escolares de los centros. Partiendo de un estudio etnográfico más amplio, en este trabajo, se recogen los resultados de las entrevistas realizadas al profesorado y a las familias. Se constata que la participación de las familias en los consejos escolares se valora positivamente; pese a ello, los mismos agentes evidencian que no es real ni efectiva. En esta línea, una de las conclusiones más destacable ante las necesidades detectadas se centra en la propuesta de acciones formativas, tanto para las familias como para el profesorado.

  9. Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture

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    Roach, Catherine M.

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    At the heart of Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture lies a very personal story, of author Catherine Roach's response to the decision of her life-long best friend to become an exotic dancer. Catherine and Marie grew up together in Canada and moved to the USA to enroll in PhD programs at prestigious universities. For various reasons, Marie left her program and instead chose to work as a stripper. The author, at first troubled and yet fascinated by her friend's decision, follows Marie's journey ...

  10. Universidad popular en el Cabanyal

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    ARMIÑANA LLIN, EMILIA

    2015-01-01

    Proyecto de universidad popular o centro de formación permanente de uso flexible, destinado a adultos. La parcela de trabajo se encuentra en la zona del Cabanyal de Valencia, en el entorno de la antigua Lonja de pescadores, lo que sitúa el conjunto en relación directa con el paseo marítimo y la playa de la Malvarrosa de Valencia. La propuesta consiste en proyectar un edificio que sirva como punto de confluencia y actúe como centro social y cultural que revitalice una zona degradada; al mismo ...

  11. Las revueltas populares en Ecuador

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    Francisco Hidalgo; Arturo Campaña; Jaime Breith

    2002-01-01

    La historia de las sociedades latinoamericanas, desde sus inicios, ha estado marcada por las luchas populares. Es una historia escrita la más de las veces con la violencia que reclama el derecho a la vida. Es la historia de unos colectivos que se niegan, se resisten, a perder sus espacios. Siempre ha sido de esta manera, pero ya es tiempo de cambiar el presente por un futuro de auténtica justicia. El nuevo Milenio nos recibe con las ideologías de la ...

  12. Popular Sentiments and Public Executions

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    Gail Marshall

    2011-09-01

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

  13. Comportamento vocal de cantores populares

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    Zimmer,Valquíria; Cielo,Carla Aparecida; Ferreira,Fernanda Mariotto

    2012-01-01

    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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

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    Patricia Cuenca

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    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

  17. Efecto de la composición del consejo de administración en las prácticas de responsabilidad social corporativa

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo de investigación tiene por objeto determinar, a nivel internacional, la relación existente entre la composición del consejo de administración y el nivel de prácticas relacionadas con la responsabilidad social corporativa (RSC. Para ello se hace uso de una muestra de 1.043 empresas internacionales para el periodo 2003-2009. La evidencia empírica obtenida muestra una relación en forma de U invertida entre el tamaño del consejo y las prácticas de RSC, así como un equilibrio entre la independencia (consejeros independientes e información/conocimiento (directivos ejecutivos del consejo. Además, se ha encontrado que las empresas con mayor diversidad entre sus consejeros en términos de nacionalidad y género, así como con una mayor actividad del consejo, tienden a presentar un nivel de desempeño social, económico y medioambiental más alto. Finalmente, los resultados han mostrado que las empresas de los países anglosajones promueven prácticas de RSC en menor medida que sus homónimas continentales (ubicadas en entornos germánicos y latinos, principalmente como causa de su mayor orientación al inversor.

  18. La influencia de los estádares interamericanos de reparación en la Jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado de Colombiano

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    Lina Marcela Escobar Martínez

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo es uno de los primeros resultados de investigación, del proyecto "Impacto de la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos sobre las decisiones de las Altas Cortes Latinoamericanas. Estudio sobre Brasil, México y Colombia". En ese sentido, el objetivo de este escrito es exponer la influencia de los estándares interamericanos de reparación, en la jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado colombiano, es decir, la forma como las sentencias interamerica- nas han modificado las líneas jurisprudenciales del Consejo de Estado. Para lograr el objetivo anterior, se realizaron análisis dinámicos y estáticos de la jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado y de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, que decidieron casos similares. La conclusión que arrojó este estudio es que los estándares interamericanos sobre reparación, han influenciado de una forma muy fuerte a la jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado colombiano, a tal punto que este último Tribunal ha modificado su tesis, aproximándose a la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de derechos Humanos sobre reparación.

  19. Real Academia Española y Consejo General del Poder Judicial. «Diccionario del español jurídico»

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    Recensió bibliogràfica de Real Academia Española i Consejo General del Poder Judicial. Diccionario del español jurídico. Direcció de Santiago Muñoz. Barcelona: Espasa, 2016. LV + 1.669 p.ISBN: 978-84-670-4730-1.

  20. The representation of business interests during the Franco Regime : the Consejos Provinciales de Empresarios, 1965-1975 | La representación de los intereses empresariales en el franquismo : los Consejos Provinciales de Empresarios, 1965-1975

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    Ángeles González Fernández

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    Full Text Available The analysis of the history and functioning of the business interest organizations created by the Franco regime as part of the Organización Sindical enables us to determine the attitude and strategies of the business community vis-à-vis the regime in the defence of its interests. The Consejos Provinciales de Empresarios functioned as channels through which the needs and aspirations of the business community could be conveyed; these transmitted a growing wish for independence from the union structure as well as continual demands for due recognition as business interest organizations and, as such, to be allowed to participate in the drawing up of public policies. The incompatibility of such an aim with the very nature of the dictatorship brought about a process of distancing from the regime and, towards the end of this period, the emergence of stances in favour of political change. | El análisis de la trayectoria y funcionalidad de los organismos de representación empresarial creados por el régimen franquista en la Organización Sindical permite determinar la actitud y estrategias de los empresarios ante el régimen para la defensa de sus intereses. Los Consejos Provinciales de Empresarios actuaron como cauces de transmisión de las necesidades y aspiraciones de los empresarios con una creciente voluntad de autonomía respecto al aparato sindical y reclamaron reiteradamente su reconocimiento como organizaciones empresariales de interés y, como tales, su participación en la elaboración de las políticas públicas. La incompatibilidad de tal aspiración con la propia naturaleza del régimen generó un proceso de distanciamiento respecto al poder y, en los años finales de la dictadura, la aparición de posturas favorables a un cambio en el sistema político.

  1. Popular education: The Latin American experience

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    Grossi, Francisco Vío

    1985-09-01

    The author discusses the theory and practice of popular education in Latin America, seen as an alternative model for social change at the popular level, rather than simply an educational method. The development of popular education is located in the context of the political-economic history of Latin America, and the consequences of this for the peasantry and the working class. The author presents the defining characteristics of popular education, together with its main tendencies, both negative and positive.

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  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

    2016-01-01

    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 eleventh-g

  5. Pirates and Piracy in American Popular Culture

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    Kania Richard R. E.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Piracy is both an ancient and a modern social ill. Yet in American popular culture pirates have emerged as dashing heroic figures and Robin Hoods of the Sea. Some examples of this transformation of the pirate image from criminal to popular hero are explored in British and American fiction, cinema and other forms of popular culture.

  6. Gramsci y la cultura popular

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    Juan Carlos Rodríguez

    2016-06-01

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

  7. Mujeres, etnia y arte popular

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    Eli Bartra

    2000-01-01

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

  8. Medicina y Música popular Vasca.

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    Angel Goikoetxea Marcaida

    1990-01-01

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

  9. 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.

  10. El Consejo de Economía Nacional: breve estudio de un órgano constitucional largamente olvidado

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    Federico Pereira Lucas

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El Consejo de Economía Nacional es un órgano que, a pesar de estar previsto en la Constitución Nacional desde la reforma de 1934 hasta nuestros días, de algún modo ha logrado permanecer fuera del foco de atención durante décadas, hasta que la ley 17.935, y su decreto reglamentario 299/006, efectivizaron su puesta en marcha. La importancia funcional que posee este órgano para la Economía de nuestro país y para nuestra sociedad, así como su estrecha relación con la Administración –sobre todo con el Poder Ejecutivo, máximo conductor de la política económica- revela la necesidad de ahondar más en el tema.

  11. 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.

  12. La biblioteca de libros prohibidos del consejo de la Suprema Inquisición conservada en la Biblioteca Nacional

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    Susana Cabezas Fontanilla

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se expresan las causas, motivos y protagonistas de la fundación, en el siglo XVII, de una biblioteca particular con fines muy especiales. La razón de su conservación fue tener constancia física de los libros que se prohibían, salvando un sólo ejemplar de la quema. Estas obras fueron leídas y manejadas por el Consejo de Inquisición y los calificadores, para realizar las calificaciones y los índices expurgatorios. Al final, se incluye una relación de los libros editados durante el siglo XVI pero prohibidos en diferentes épocas, añadiendo junto a sus datos bibliográficos, la signatura actual de la Biblioteca Nacional, con el objetivo de facilitar su consulta a los interesados.In this work are shown the reasons, motives and main characters, for the foundation of a private library with specific purposes, in the XVII c. The task of its preservation was to be a material witness of the banned books, by saving only one copy from the burning. These works were read and managed by the "Consejo de Inquisición» and the «Calificadores» to carry out their work and subsequently these books were used to compiled the «índices Expurgatorios». At the end, a list of the published books in the XVI c, that were banned at some other time, is included, with its bibliographic details and the stamp of the National Library, with the objective to facilítate research to whom it may concern.

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Culture Jamming Versus Popular Culture

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    Leonardia Acynthia Putri

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    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

  19. The Popular University in Brazil

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    José Eustáquio Romão

    2014-02-01

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

  20. [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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Reglamento del Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial (INDEM), aprobado por el Consejo de Gobierno en sesión de 3 de diciembre de 2004 y modificado en sesión de 16 de mayo de 2013

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    El "Instituto universitario Carmen Vidal Ballester sobre desarrollo empresarial" pasó a denominarse "Instituto para el desarrollo empresarial (INDEM)" tras la sesión del Consejo de Gobierno de 16 de mayo de 2013.

  4. Personalized recommendation against crowd's popular selection

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    Zhu, Xuzhen; Liu, Haifeng

    2014-01-01

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

  5. 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...

  6. “Teoría y práctica de las identidades colectivas en las Relaciones Internacionales. El caso del Consejo de Defensa Sudamericano”

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    Marina Vitelli

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    Full Text Available El lenguaje identitario utilizado en el marco del Consejo de Defensa Sudamericano puede analizarse desde la teoría constructivista de las Relaciones Internacionales. En contraposición a las teorías de la corriente principal, el constructivismo se interrogó respecto a cómo y en qué medida un conjunto de estados podía compartir una identidad. El trabajo releva las conceptualizaciones sobre identidades colectivas relacionadas con la seguridad y la defensa emprendidas por distintos autores, haciendo hincapié en los límites y desafíos que el concepto implica para la práctica de las relaciones entre los estados. Luego de la aclaración conceptual se da cuenta de lo alcanzado por el Consejo en sus primeros tres años de existencia y se plantean algunas apreciaciones sobre su futuro.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

    2009-12-01

    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.

  9. Delitos sexuales valorados en el Consejo Médico Forense y su seguimiento en el proceso judicial

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    Sisy María Castillo Ramírez

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available En el Departamento de Medicina Legal, los delitos sexuales, son atendidos para valoración médica clínica y psiquiátrica psicológica, con la finalidad de determinar la presencia de lesiones físicas, emocionales y la credibilidad de la víctima.Este estudio fue realizado con casos de Delitos Sexuales, atendidos en el Consejo Médico Forense en el período 1997-1998, se registraron un total de treinta y nueve casos, un 74% correspondió a víctimas femeninas, en el 69.22% de los casos el rango de edad para ambos sexos fue entre 6 y 14 años. Los delitos sexuales que se apelaron en un 87.15 correspondieron a violación y abusos deshonestos, que incluiría, "el incesto"(no la definición legal tradicional. En el 24.13% fue el padrastro el imputado, en 14% un tío y 10.34% el padre. La duración del abuso denunciado fue clasificado como "crónico" en el 66.08% de los ofendidos. La sintomatología que predomina es la emocional y la conductual, presente en el 69% de los casos y la física en un 28% de los casos. El 42% de las apelaciones se dirigieron a cuestionar la credibilidad de la victima.Sexual crimes are attended by the Departamento de Medicina Legal for a medical clinic and psychiatric psychological evaluation with the purpose to determine the presence of physical and emotional injuries and credibility of the victim. This study of sexual crimes took place using the cases attended by the Consejo Médico Forense in the 1997-1998 period. A total of 39 cases were registered and 74% correspond to female victims. The predominant age range of both sexes is 6-14 years, this is in 69.22% of the cases, 87.15% of the summoned sexual crimes dealt with rape and dishonest abuses, and it is important to point out that incest is included in qualified rape and qualified dishonest abuses. In 24.13% of the cases, the stepfather was the offender, 14% an uncle, and 10.34% the father. The length of the abuse, in 66.08% of the cases, was chronic. The predominant

  10. Editorial: Science Popularization through Open Access

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    Alireza Noruzi

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The science plays a crucial role in the modern society, and the popularization of science in its electronic form is closely related to the rise and development of the World Wide Web. Since 1990s -the introduction of the Web as a part of the Internet- the science popularization has become more and more involved in the web-based society. Therefore, the Web has become an important technical support of the science popularization. The Web, on the one hand, has increased the accessibility, visibility and popularity of science and scientific research. On the other hand, the increased accessibility and visibility has also increased the citations and research impact or educational impact received by a popular journal or a paper. Science popularization has now made an important step forward, because the Web contributes today as an effective means of improving the public understanding of science. The Web has made it possible to popularize the science via popular search engines. The Web creates a link between specialists and the public; in short, between science and common sense, just by a hyperlink. The science popularization is an attempt to reduce the distance standing between science specialists and the public. Science popularization is interpretation of scientific information (science intended for a general audience, rather than for other experts or students. Science popularization via the Web is a programme that takes science to web users with an objective of making them aware of the efforts, achievements and advances of science. Such programmes could include e-books, e-conferences, e-newspapers, online journalism, online workshops, seminars, and meetings, electronic forums, open-access journals, audio-visiual material, etc.

  11. Lista de encabezamientos de materia de la Red de Bibliotecas del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España)

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    González Sereno, Elvira; Soria González, Inocencia

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    El Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) es el organismo público de investigación más importante de España por su volumen de recursos y actividades. Su quehacer científico se caracteriza por la multidisciplinariedad. La lista de encabezamientos de materia de la Red de Bibliotecas del CSIC pretende dar respuesta a los usuarios presentando cada vez nuevas ediciones mejoradas y aumentadas.

  12. 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.

  13. 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 command

  14. 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…

  15. 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)

  16. The Repertoire of Black Popular Culture

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    Nelson, Angela

    2009-01-01

    ... in the diaspora), of the black aesthetic (the distinctive cultural repertoires out of which popular representations were made), and of the black counternarratives we have struggled to voice" (28). Hall further declares that "good" black popular culture can pass the test of authenticity when the form or product refers to the black experience (his...

  17. Popular Documentation and Communication Centres in Brazil.

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    Cardoso, Ana Maria P.

    1993-01-01

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

  18. 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

  19. Role of Terms in Popular Science Text

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    Zhabbarova F. U.

    2013-01-01

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

  20. Teaching Personality Theories Using Popular Music

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    Leck, Kira

    2006-01-01

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

  1. Fotografía clínica estomatológica: consejos para la práctica diaria

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    Alain Manuel Chaple Gil

    Full Text Available Poco después de haber surgido la fotografía como invención, Eastman comenzó a utilizarla como herramienta para el trabajo científico (1879. Desde entonces ha existido un afán por hacer de la fotografía un medio indispensable para la proyección e ilustración de las ciencias. Tal es así que la fotografía científica originó el desarrollo de la fotografía digital. La redacción de un artículo científico demanda conocimientos sólidamente establecidos. La profundización e investigación en la cotidianidad del quehacer estomatológico haría posible tal propósito. Pero, solo apelando a la descripción se podría mostrar convincentemente el inicio, recorrido y resultado final de nuestro trabajo. La fotografía clínica estomatológica favorecería la precisión y brevedad requeridas para una mejor comprensión del tema tratado. Se exponen características que han de tener las cámaras digitales compactas para lograr fotografías estomatológicas óptimas, así como técnicas y consejos para realizar las intrabucales y las extrabucales.

  2. El consejo genético y la responsabilidad de los médicos que asesoran

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    Aitziber Emaldi-Cirión

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    Full Text Available El consejo genético es un acto médico que forma parte de los servicios de salud dentro de la medicina predictiva y preventiva y por ello, de ofrecimiento tanto a personas individualmente como a parejas -matrimoniales o no-o En definitiva, consiste en un proceso por el que los pacientes -y a veces también sus parientes- con riesgos de padecer enfermedades de carácter hereditario, genético o en relación con alguna alteración cromosómica, son advertidos de las consecuencias de la enfermedad o anomalía, de la probabilidad de padecerla o de transmitirla y de los medios posibles para evitarlas, mejorarlas o paliarlas.Contenido: Introducción. Negligencia en el ofrecimiento de los distintos servicios sanitarios. Negligencia en la toma de muestras. Negligencia en la valoración e interpretación de los resultados. Incumplimiento del deber de informar. Revelación de datos a terceras personas sin consentimiento del paciente

  3. Instituciones en el saneamiento de aguas residuales: reglas formales e informales en el Consejo de Cuenca Lerma-Chapala

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    Raúl Pacheco-Vega

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Bajo el nuevo paradigma de la gestión integrada del agua, los consejos de cuenca se consideran una estrategia institucional novedosa y exitosa. Análisis previos del papel de las instituciones para el manejo del agua se han enfocado principalmente en resolver problemas de acción colectiva ante la preocupante escasez de los recursos hídricos. El presente artículo usa el marco teórico del Análisis y Desarrollo Institucional para estudiar la política pública de tratamiento de aguas residuales en los cinco estados que conforman la cuenca Lerma-Chapala.Under the new water management paradigm, basin councils are considered an innovative and successful institutional strategy. Previous analyses of the role of institutions for water management have focused mainly on solving collective action problems given the worrisome scarcity of water resources. This article uses the Institutional Analysis and Development theoretical framework to study public policies for wastewater treatment in the five states within the Lerma-Chapala river basin.

  4. 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.

  5. Cases of good and bad popularizing

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    Pekkola, Marko

    2010-05-01

    Scientific articles in average are read by few people and the impact of individual paper in the society may remain small. A typical press release might not help much. Simultaneously popular science magazines are seeking for news, but by reading the same channels it is easy to end up printing yesterdaýs digital news in predictable format. Yet an author who knows how and what to popularize, may win thousands of readers and simultaneously help the popular science magazine to win the news competition.

  6. Reformulation and recontextualization in popularization discourse

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    Maurizio Gotti

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper takes into consideration the evolution of the concept of popularization and of its main techniques of realization in the last few decades. At first, the use of definitions in popularization discourse is investigated and compared to the practices followed in argumentative and pedagogical texts. Special attention is then devoted to the strategies of reformulation and of recontextualization that are often adopted in this process, and exemplifications are provided to highlight the main functions fulfilled by the use of these rhetorical tools. The social importance of popularization is subsequently highlighted together with a discussion of the possible manipulative risks that may be encountered, particularly for argumentative or promotional purposes. The analysis carried out shows the great complexity of the popularization system, which implies therefore the adoption of an integrated approach in order to clearly identify and carefully describe the various aspects involved in this process.

  7. The placebo effect in popular culture.

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    Marshall, Mary Faith

    2004-01-01

    This paper gives an overview of the placebo effect in popular culture, especially as it pertains to the work of authors Patrick O'Brian and Sinclair Lewis. The beloved physician as placebo, and the clinician scientist as villain are themes that respectively inform the novels, The Hundred Days and Arrowsmith. Excerpts from the novels, and from film show how the placebo effect, and the randomized clinical trial, have emerged into popular culture, and evolved over time.

  8. VOCAL SEGMENT CLASSIFICATION IN POPULAR MUSIC

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

    2008-01-01

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

  9. La dimensión territorial del Consejo Real en tiempo de Felipe III: el cuerpo de los Treinta Jueces

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    Ignacio EZQUERRA REVILLA

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Generalmente, la administración hispana en tiempo de Felipe III se ha considerado como una expresión más de un estado general de decadencia. Tal interpretación es común a testigos de la época e historiadores del presente. Sin embargo, creemos que esta idea admite revisión, porque no es coherente con la evidente institucionalización que venía viviendo la monarquía hispana desde la década de 1580, y de la que constituye ejemplo fundamental el Consejo Real. En tiempo de Felipe III se encontraron fórmulas idóneas para afrontar los problemas administrativos planteados, como demuestra la creación de un cuerpo letrado específico, el de los primero 24 jueces y después 30 jueces, a cuyo cuidado quedó la fase de instrucción sobre el terreno de muchos juicios de residencia. Entre ellos, los de importantes ciudades cuya colaboración era imprescindible para obtener las contribuciones planteadas por la corona en la asamblea de Cortes iniciada en 1607. Tan eficaces se mostraron los treinta jueces como jueces de residencia en estas ciudades, que éstas tasaron su apoyo en la desaparición del joven cuerpo, concedida sin esperar a la formulación de los capítulos generales, mediante punto contenido en las Ordenanzas del Consejo Real de enero de 1608. Pese a su corta existencia, la potencial variedad de las comisiones que podían realizar, consagrada en su título, puede a su vez ser interpretada en clave de paulatina superación de la consabida división entre gobierno y justicia, a que se viene reduciendo la actividad administrativa durante la Edad Moderna.ABSTRACT: Generally, the hispanic administration in time of Philip III has been considered as an expression of a general state of decadence. Such interpretation is common to the witness of those times and present historians. However, we believe that this idea admits revisión, because it is not coherent with the evident institutionalitation that the Hispanic monarchy keep carrying

  10. La dimensión territorial del Consejo Real en tiempo de Felipe III: el cuerpo de los Treinta Jueces

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    Ignacio EZQUERRA REVILLA

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Generalmente, la administración hispana en tiempo de Felipe III se ha considerado como una expresión más de un estado general de decadencia. Tal interpretación es común a testigos de la época e historiadores del presente. Sin embargo, creemos que esta idea admite revisión, porque no es coherente con la evidente institucionalización que venía viviendo la monarquía hispana desde la década de 1580, y de la que constituye ejemplo fundamental el Consejo Real. En tiempo de Felipe III se encontraron fórmulas idóneas para afrontar los problemas administrativos planteados, como demuestra la creación de un cuerpo letrado específico, el de los primero 24 jueces y después 30 jueces, a cuyo cuidado quedó la fase de instrucción sobre el terreno de muchos juicios de residencia. Entre ellos, los de importantes ciudades cuya colaboración era imprescindible para obtener las contribuciones planteadas por la corona en la asamblea de Cortes iniciada en 1607. Tan eficaces se mostraron los treinta jueces como jueces de residencia en estas ciudades, que éstas tasaron su apoyo en la desaparición del joven cuerpo, concedida sin esperar a la formulación de los capítulos generales, mediante punto contenido en las Ordenanzas del Consejo Real de enero de 1608. Pese a su corta existencia, la potencial variedad de las comisiones que podían realizar, consagrada en su título, puede a su vez ser interpretada en clave de paulatina superación de la consabida división entre gobierno y justicia, a que se viene reduciendo la actividad administrativa durante la Edad Moderna.ABSTRACT: Generally, the hispanic administration in time of Philip III has been considered as an expression of a general state of decadence. Such interpretation is common to the witness of those times and present historians. However, we believe that this idea admits revisión, because it is not coherent with the evident institutionalitation that the Hispanic monarchy keep carrying

  11. Gestión de proyectos en consejos comunales del municipio Maracaibo: ¿eficiente o ineficiente?

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    Katina Urdaneta

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar si se han logrado niveles de eficiencia en la gestión de proyectos realizada en consejos comunales del Municipio Maracaibo en el marco de la normativa vigente en el periodo 2006- 2009, específicamente en las Parroquias Cristo de Aranza, Cecilio Acosta y Juana de Ávi- la. Se basó en autores como Dávila (2008, García Guadilla (2008, Briones (2006, Domingo Ajenjo (2000, Urdaneta (2002, 2009, 2010, Cartay (2010 y Palacios (1998, entre otros. Se utilizó la investigación cualitativa, específicamente el estudio de casos como estrategia de organización de datos, utilizando como herramientas metodológicas la observación, la entrevista semiestructurada mixta y la revisión bibliográfica; aunque con rasgos de la investigación cuantitativa,puesto que fue posible medir indicadores de la gestión de proyectos realizada, para responder a las interrogantes planteadas. Se califica la gestión, en la mayoría de los casos, como efectiva debido al logro del objetivo planteado en los proyectos ejecutados, pero debido a que dichos objetivos fueron logrados con mayores recursos y tiempo de ejecución, la gestión ha sido ineficiente,principalmente por: a retrasos en la asignación de los recursos,lo que ocasiona mayores costos, por el efecto inflacionario, y b errores en las estimaciones, por el desconocimiento de los voceros de las herramientas de planificación y control.

  12. El consejo médico forense, los votos salvados, las vistas médicas y sus asistencias a juicios

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    Carlos Abarca Barrantes

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente ensayo quiere dejar reflejada la realidad médico legal del quehacer en el Consejo Medico Forense, el cual se ha visto dinamizado con la aparición de nuevas modalidades de acercamiento a la. verdad científica de las consultas que se le hacen. Aborda la dificil pero exitosa manera de realizar una entrevista médica con tres interrogadores, señala la elaboración de la pericia, razona sobre el voto salvado o disidente de uno de sus miembros, orienta sobre las vistas médico legales y las asistencias a juicio, y nos propone no olvidar que en las salas de juicio quien del Consejo Medico Forense emita un criterio diferente al voto ya emitido en el dictamen puesto a conocimiento de las partes, esta generando ahí mismo una pericia de primera instancia, no colegiada y por tan personal, lo que la convierte en un peritaje nuevo y por tanto apelable este nuevo concepto así emitido ante el Consejo Medico Forense.In this essay, I want to reflect the reality of legal medicine in the work of the Forensic Medicine Council, in which has seen dynamic appearances of new modalities of approximating to the scientific true in the questions made to us. It refloots the hard but successful manner to realize a medical interview with three investigators, shows the elaboration of the evaluation, analyzes the way of a corroot saving vote or dissident vote in one of its members guides over medical views and the participation in the judging processes, and proposes us not to forget that in the Judging Process who emits a different criteria than the consigned in the Forensic Report known by the parts involve is generating right there a new personal and partial Report, able to be fought before the Forensic Medicine Council

  13. APROXIMACIÓN AL CONSTITUCIONALISMO POPULAR

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    Daniel Eduardo Florez Muñoz

    2012-04-01

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

  14. Caracterización sociodemográfica de estudiantes que rinden la PSU, postulan y se matriculan en Universidades del Consejo de Rectores

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    Andrés Antivilo; Juan Barrios; Pablo Valdivieso

    2006-01-01

    El presente estudio es un análisis de la base de datos del Departamento de Evaluación, Medición y Registro Educacional (DEMRE) de la Universidad de Chile, correspondiente al proceso de postulación –año 2005– a las universidades del Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Chilenas (CRUCH). Su finalidad es describir a los postulantes, según diversas características educacionales (rama del establecimiento educacional de egreso y su dependencia administrativa,puntaje obtenido en la Prueba de Sel...

  15. La importancia del derecho disciplinario para impartir justicia: Resultados de gestión de la sala jurisdiccional disciplinaria del consejo superior de la judicatura

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This research article sets out a critical analysis of the results presented by the Sala Jurisdiccional Disciplinaria del Consejo Superior de la Judicatura (in charge of administrating justice in disciplinary matters within the judiciary branch of power and lawyers during the first semester of 2011 about the disciplinary investigations against three groups of lawyers. First of all, those who have a special protection by law because of their high position in the judicial system; another group conformed by judges, prosecutors, and civilians whom are conferred with a temporary public function of administrating justice; and third, lawyers that represent people throughout the country

  16. Mecanismos de disciplina de los directivos en España : el consejo de administración y los sistemas de retribución

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    Gispert Pellicer, Carles; Ortín Ángel, Pedro

    2002-01-01

    El presente trabajo realiza una revisión panorámica de la literatura empírica relacionada con el funcionamiento de los consejos de administración de las empresas españolas con especial atención a la fijación de sistemas de retribución. El énfasis se centra en la utilización de dichos mecanismos como sistemas de control de los directivos. Dicho panorama se utiliza para ubicar los resultados obtenidos en el contexto internacional y en base a dicha comparación sugerir nuevas líneas de investigac...

  17. “Teoría y práctica de las identidades colectivas en las Relaciones Internacionales. El caso del Consejo de Defensa Sudamericano”

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    Marina Vitelli

    2013-01-01

    El lenguaje identitario utilizado en el marco del Consejo de Defensa Sudamericano puede analizarse desde la teoría constructivista de las Relaciones Internacionales. En contraposición a las teorías de la corriente principal, el constructivismo se interrogó respecto a cómo y en qué medida un conjunto de estados podía compartir una identidad. El trabajo releva las conceptualizaciones sobre identidades colectivas relacionadas con la seguridad y la defensa emprendidas por distintos autores, hacie...

  18. La Catedra Rosarista y los consejos estudiantiles: una mirada transversal a la construcción de cultura cívica en la universidad del rosario

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    El presente trabajo de grado analiza el rol de la Cátedra Rosarista y de los consejos estudiantiles como espacios transversales de formación ciudadana, en la construcción de una cultura cívica en la Universidad del Rosario. De tal forma, a través de una metodología de análisis mixto que conjuga encuestas, observaciones participantes y grupos focales, se identifican los conocimientos, motivaciones, creencias y prácticas del accionar ciudadano de los estudiantes y se caracterizan las relaciones...

  19. 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.

    2011-12-01

    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.

  20. 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...

  1. Unasur y el Consejo de Defensa Sudamericano: una visión desde las teorías de las relaciones internacionales

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    El presente artículo se propone explicar el fenómeno de la integración regional sudamericana ─haciendo foco en el caso particular de la UNASUR y su Consejo de Defensa─, a partir del prisma teórico de las principales escuelas de teoría de las Relaciones Internacionales: el Realismo, el Liberalismo, el Constructivismo y la Escuela Inglesa, así como también estudiar y comprender las limitaciones propuestas por cada uno de dichos modelos Fil: Finkiwlsztoyn, Micaela. UBA, Ar...

  2. Organización y liderazgo para la formación de empresas agrícolas. Caso: Consejo Estatal de Productores de Aguacate de Morelos (CEPAMOR).

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    Oble Vergara, Evelia

    2010-01-01

    En el año 2004 se estableció el Consejo Estatal de Productores de Aguacate de Morelos (CEPAMOR), con la finalidad de representar los intereses de los productores de aguacate del Estado de Morelos ante las instancias de gobierno, obtener apoyos para mejorar la producción y comercializar aguacate. CEPAMOR está integrado por 17 Sociedades de Producción Rural (S.P.R) que aglomeran a 250 productores; para su funcionamiento han realizado aportaciones económicas y recibido apoyos gubernamentales, si...

  3. Evolution of popularity in given names

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

    2015-01-01

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Android the world's most popular mobile OS

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    Westerfil, Jack

    2012-01-01

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

  7. Darwin and the popularization of evolution.

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    Lightman, Bernard

    2010-03-20

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

  8. Popular history magazines and history education

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    Robert Thorp

    2016-05-01

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

  9. Popular Science Writing:Why? Who? How?

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    1998-04-01

    Why? Under the threats of anti-science, pseudo-science, and indifference to science, popularization of physics is changing from a genteel art to a necessity for survival. Science writing is one element in a campaign that includes TV, museums, lectures, school visits, etc. Who? Five percent of the total effort of every physics department should be devoted to popularization. The academic reward system should reflect this obligation. How? Hints and suggestions for effective science writing, based on extensive experience, will be presented.

  10. 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......-validated training and test setup. The database is divided in two different ways: with/without artist overlap between training and test sets, so as to study the so called ‘artist effect’. The performance and results are analyzed in depth: from error rates to sample-to-sample error correlation. A voting scheme...

  11. Astronomy Popularization via Sci-fi Movies

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    Li, Qingkang

    2015-08-01

    It is astronomers’ duty to let more and more young people know a bit astronomy and be interested in astronomy and appreciate the beauty and great achievements in astronomy. One of the most effective methods to popularize astronomy to young people nowadays might be via enjoying some brilliant sci-fi movies related to astronomy with some guidance from astronomers. Firstly, we will introduce the basic information of our selective course “Appreciation of Sci-fi Movies in Astronomy” for the non-major astronomy students in our University, which is surely unique in China, then we will show its effect on astronomy popularization based on several rounds of teaching.

  12. Popular en la UAM-X

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    María Isabel Arbesú García

    2008-01-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. Hábitat popular. Resistencia cultural materializada

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    Paula Peyloubet; Tomás O´Neill; Germán Barea

    2006-01-01

    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 físic...

  15. 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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  17. 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 mo

  18. 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

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

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    Julián CHAVES PALACIOS

    2009-08-01

    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.

  20. 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

    2010-07-01

    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

  1. EL GOBIERNO CORPORATIVO Y LA RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL CORPORATIVA EN EL SECTOR BANCARIO: EL PAPEL DEL CONSEJO DE ADMINISTRACIÓN / CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN BANKING: THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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    Martínez-Ferrero, Jennifer; Vaquero-Cacho, Luis-Andrés; Cuadrado-Ballesteros, Beatriz; García-Sánchez, Isabel-María

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    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 s...

  2. Law and Popular Culture : International Perspectives

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

    2014-01-01

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

  3. 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…

  4. Using Popular Children's Films in Science

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    Wadsworth, Elle; Croker, Stev; Harrison, Tim

    2012-01-01

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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,

  8. Popular Education and the Logics of Schooling

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    Rockwell, Elsie

    2011-01-01

    In this article, I compare two distinct uses of "Popular Education" that emerged in Tlaxcala in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. I examine archival and oral evidence to reconstruct the situated meanings and political rationales that led to the use of the term in each case, beyond their contrasting pedagogical content. In 1917, a…

  9. Patrimonio cultural y movimiento urbano popular

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    Amparo Sevilla

    1989-01-01

    Full Text Available Critical advance of an ongoing research project which analyzes the relation between cultural patrimony and the popular urban movement in Mexico City. It is postulated that neighborhood identity and organizational process restate ofRcial and traditional concepts of cultural patrimony by including intangible cultural meanings stamped on the urban space.

  10. Using Popular Media to Build Literacy

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    Heuer, Barbara P.

    2007-01-01

    When an adult student from China says he learned English from listening to the radio or a literacy teacher mentions that she is reading a book recommended on "Oprah", they are illustrating how popular media are used for informal adult learning. This chapter examines some of the issues and implications surrounding how a sector of adult learners,…

  11. Shanghai Performing Arts Fair Gaining Global Popularity

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    TianZui; ZuZhongren

    2003-01-01

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

  12. Is Being Popular a Risky Proposition?

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    Mayeux, Lara; Sandstrom, Marlene J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.

    2008-01-01

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

  13. La religiosidad popular entre los matlatzincas

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    Jaime Enrique Cornelio Chaparro

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda el fenómeno religioso popular como elemento articulador de la identidad indígena, tomando como caso particular a la comunidad matlatzinca de San Francisco Oxtotilpan, en el Estado de México.

  14. 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.

  15. Popular Literature: Its Compatibility with the Basics.

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    Matthews, Dorothy, Ed.

    1983-01-01

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

  16. Popular Education and the Logics of Schooling

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    Rockwell, Elsie

    2011-01-01

    In this article, I compare two distinct uses of "Popular Education" that emerged in Tlaxcala in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. I examine archival and oral evidence to reconstruct the situated meanings and political rationales that led to the use of the term in each case, beyond their contrasting pedagogical content. In 1917, a…

  17. 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 c

  18. El Consejo Nacional de Higiene y la consolidación de una elite profesional al servicio del Estado. Argentina, 1880-1900

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    González Leandri, Ricardo

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes aspects of the process of consolidation of a medical intelligentsia in Argentina during the last twenty years of the 19th century. It deals particularly with its link with the State through the Council of Hygiene, an institution charged with fixing health policy at the time. Thanks to the growing influence of these doctors, paradoxically closer to the Government but also more autonomous, the Council acquired during the period examined a set of new attributions at the national level, while at the same time it managed to give more attention to so-called internal health.

    Este artículo analiza aspectos del proceso de consolidación de una intelligentzia médica en Argentina en los últimos veinte años del siglo XIX. Trata, sobre todo, de su vínculo con el Estado a través del Consejo de Higiene, institución encargada de fijar la política sanitaria del periodo. Gracias a la creciente influencia de estos médicos, paradójicamente más cercanos al gobierno a la vez que más autónomos, el Consejo adquirió durante el periodo reseñado un conjunto de nuevas atribuciones a nivel nacional, a la vez que consiguió prestar mayor atención a la llamada sanidad interna.

  19. Consejos para pacientes

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    M. Eulalia Lucio-Villegas Menéndez; Laura López González; M. Isabel Gutiérrez Pérez; Natalia Aresté Lluch; M. Luisa Morató Agustí; Santiago Pérez Cachafeiro

    2014-01-01

    En el cuidado de las heridas es tan importante saber qué hacer como saber qué no hacer. Lo primero es valorar la gravedad de la lesión y saber si es necesario acudir a un centro sanitario o no. Si la herida es simple, lo más recomendable es hacer una buena limpieza con suero o agua tras lavado de manos, realizando la desinfección de esta con el antiséptico más adecuado. Los antisépticos no deben usarse para la limpieza de las heridas (usar suero fisiológico o agua del grifo) ni para la cur...

  20. Consejos para pacientes

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    M. Eulalia Lucio-Villegas Menéndez

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    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.

  1. Notas del Consejo Editorial

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    Fernando Serpa Florez

    1990-08-01

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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.

    Fernando Serpa Flórez

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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.

  2. 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

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    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.

  3. Laughter in popular games and in sport

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    Eichberg, Henning

    2013-01-01

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

  4. Los Juegos Olímpicos Populares

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    Aguado Navarro, Carlos; Campos Mesa, María del Carmen

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    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...

  5. [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.

  6. 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.

  7. Institutos de democracia directa: La iniciativa popular

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    Sergio Trejos Robert

    2017-01-01

    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.

  8. Las universidades libres y populares en Portugal y el problema de la cultura popular - The independent and popular universities in Portugal and the problem of popular culture

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    Rogério Fernandes

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O movimento das Universidade Livres e Populares em Portugal não está devidamente estudado, apesar de sua importância para a história social e a história da educação. Existem, é certo, alguns trabalhos monográficos parciais, em forma de livro impresso ou fotocopiado, e atigos dispersos por periódicos ou revistas, trazendo informações mais ou menos valiosas. Pretendemos, no entanto, de uma análise de conjunto com a necessária profundidade, que permita avaliar a evolução de suas unidades, a ação desenvolvida por elas e o significado do papel que desempenharam em relação à cultura popular. O estudo aqui paresentado objetiva caracterizar uma das universidade populares e livres que se criaram em Portugal, no final do século XIX e desenhar o trajeto cultural e político de cada uma delas, privilegiando as mais importantes. Com esse marco, busca-se lançar um olhar crítico sobre as principais Universidades do Norte e centro do país, localizadas no Porto, em Lisboa, Setúbal e Coimbra, intentando caracterizar-lhes a orientação política-ideológica, os objetivos pedagógicos e culturais visados, os meios que recorreram e a identidade política de seus promotores. Palavras-chave: universidades livres; universidades populares; história social; historia da educação; Portugal.   THE INDEPENDENT AND POPULAR UNIVERSITIES IN PORTUGAL AND THE PROBLEM OF POPULAR CULTURE Abstract The movement of Independent and Popular Universities in Portugal is not enough studied if we consider how important it is for Social History and for the History of Education. We have not yet a deep global analysis which enables to consider the evolution of theirs units, the actions that have started and the meaning of their role compared to popular culture. In the following study, we will try to characterize each Popular or Independent University create in Portugal from the late XIXth century, and give the cultural and political ways of each university

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LOS AGRICULTORES, BIODIVERSIDAD Y TECNOLOGÍAS DE CULTIVOS EN EL CONSEJO POPULAR NORTE Y SUR DEL MUNICICIPIO DE SAN JOSÉ DE LAS LAJAS, PROVINCIA LA HABANA

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    Loracnis Hernández

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la implementación del proyecto de fitomejoramiento participativo en la agricultura urbana, se ejecutó la primera fase de diagnóstico en el municipio de San José de las Lajas, con el objetivo de realizar un análisis de la diversidad existente en sus parcelas y patios, hacer la caracterización a los agricultores que forman parte de este proyecto y tener un conocimiento abarcador sobre las tecnologías de cultivos más aplicadas por ellos. El estudio pudo hacerse por medio de una encuesta con 13 preguntas y se entrevistaron 11 agricultores. Se pudo comprobar con la encuesta que existían agricultores representados de los diferentes niveles de estudios, aunque no se cuenta con universitarios y muchos son naturales de otras provincias. Sus principales cultivos son las hortalizas, viandas y frutas; sin embargo, presentan poco conocimiento de las variedades que siembran así como también es escasa la diversidad entre estos cultivos, debido a que la semilla mayormente la intercambian entre los mismos productores. Las tecnologías de cultivos pueden considerarse que aún son insuficientes, aunque se realiza una mejora del suelo con la utilización de productos orgánicos y biofertilizantes para su fertilidad, el control de plagas y enfermedades y uso de métodos de siembra. Esto nos muestra la necesidad de facilitarles a los campesinos nuevas variedades de los cultivos de su preferencia, de acuerdo con sus necesidades y condiciones, potenciando el empleo de las tecnologías adecuadas para el incremento de sus producciones.

  12. O constitucionalismo popular em uma leitura Rawlsiana

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    Carlos

    2014-12-01

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

  13. Cooperation and popularity in spatial games

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    Zhang, Hai-Feng; Jin, Zhen; Wang, Zhen

    2014-11-01

    Selection of the competition opponent is crucial for the evolution of cooperation in evolutionary games. In this work, we introduce a simple rule, incorporating individual popularity via the single parameter α, to study how the selection of the potential strategy sources influences individual behavior traits. For positive α players with high popularity will be considered more likely, while for negative α the opposite holds. Setting α equal to zero returns the frequently adopted random selection of the opponent. We find that positive α (namely, adopting the strategy from a more popular player) promotes the emergence of cooperation, which is robust against different interaction networks and game classes. The essence of this boosting effect can be attributed to the fact: increasing α accelerates the microscopic organization of cooperator clusters to resist the exploitation of defectors. Moreover, we also demonstrated that the introduction of a new mechanism alters the impact of uncertainty by strategy adoption on the evolution of cooperation. We thus present a viable method of understanding the ubiquitous cooperative behaviors in nature and hope that it will inspire further studies to resolve social dilemmas.

  14. El Partido Comunista y el frente popular

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    Pierre BROUÉ

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Tengo que confesar que para mí, siendo profesor en Francia y además en la provincia, no es fácil tratar de hacer un estado de cuestión sobre la guerra civil. Hagan el favor de disculparme si no fui capaz de estudiar todos los libros y revistas históricas. Durante cinco años, el único trabajo que recibí sobre la guerra civil fue el de Aróstegui y Martínez sobre la Junta de Defensa de Madrid1, y las bibliotecas francesas no son ricas en el tema. Sin embargo voy a exponer mi opinión sobre las relaciones entre el Partido Comunista de España y las otras organizaciones obreras de la izquierda, incluyendo en mi estudio no sólo las del Frente popular propiamente dicho, sino también las organizaciones y grupos a su margen, es decir no sólo los anarquistas, FAI y CNT, miembros en 1938 del Frente popular, sino también el POUM que fue uno de los firmantes del programa electoral de las izquierdas del 15 de Enero de 1936, primera forma española del Frente popular.

  15. Trabajadores vascos en el recuerdo popular rioplatense

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    Iriani, Marcelino

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    Full Text Available The author analyzes the emergence and persistence of images and stereotypes in the nineteenth century Argentine popular culture of certain occupations as typically Basque ones (e.i. the Basque milkman. The emergence of those stereotypes did not necessarily have to do with an overwhelming Basque presence in those occupations but mostly with their features and symbolic implications. For undertaking the analysis the author has mainly used the returns from the Argentine National Censuses of Population from nineteenth century.

    Se intentan dilucidar aspectos vinculados a ciertos estereotipos laborales de inmigrantes vascos en Argentina que perduran en el recuerdo popular, especialmente en lo que hace a la génesis de esas imágenes y el predominio de algunos oficios sobre otros. La conformación de los estereotipos (por ej. vasco lechero no estaría directamente vinculado a un predomino cuantitativo de los vascos en esos oficios, sino también a ciertas características y aditamentos simbólicos vinculados a ellos. Para reconstruir la génesis del recuerdo popular sobre el mundo del trabajo decimonónico, se utilizan principalmente las cédulas censales correspondientes a los Censos Nacionales de 1869 y 1895, como así también distintas fuentes literarias.

  16. Christine Bold, ed. US Popular Print Culture: 1860-1920.

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    Feleki, Despoina

    2015-01-01

    US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920 is the sixth volume in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture series. Edited by Christine Bold, it records as well as critically and historically assesses the most important aspects of popular print culture, spanning from Antebellum America until World War I. This great publishing endeavor follows an encyclopedic approach, without proposing one encompassing cultural theory on which to ground all these essays about the popular. It accepts that “popular c...

  17. 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

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    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.

  18. 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

    2012-01-01

    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.

  19. La responsabilidad patrimonial de la Administración por información errónea en la doctrina del Consejo de Estado

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    Teresa Acosta-Penco

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo destaca las particularidades de la responsabilidad patrimonial por información errónea, realizando un estudio de los requisitos necesarios para su existencia. Luego, a partir de un análisis de la doctrina del Consejo de Estado en este ámbito, identifica una serie de nuevas exigencias para la estimación de responsabilidad patrimonial por información errónea, las cuales son examinadas desde el punto de vista legal, jurisprudencial y doctrinal. Por último, dilucida, a manera de conclusión, la justificación o no de esas nuevas exigencias en relación con las garantías de los ciudadanos supuestamente lesionados.

  20. Los autos y acuerdos del Consejo Real como instrumento normativo del espacio cortesano: el manuscrito 8.667 de la Biblioteca Nacional de España

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    Ignacio Ezquerra Revilla

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el manuscrito 8.667 de la Biblioteca Nacional, cuya importanciano ha sido hasta ahora destacada, pese a ser uno de los libros originales a partir de los cuales se realizó la edición de los Autos y acuerdos del Consejo Real de 1618, concretamente el denominado «libro cuarto». Al margen de su valor bibliográfico, el códice es esencial para conocer el funcionamiento y ritmo de despacho del organismo en época tan destacada para el conjunto de su evolución como la transición del siglo XVI al XVII (dado que cubre el periodo entre 1594 y 1618, en la que se preparó y aplicó la reforma contenida en las Ordenanzas de 1608. No menor es su significado desde el punto de vista paleográfico, pues los sucesivos autos y acuerdos aparecen culminados por las rúbricas de los oidores del Consejo, hecho que permite identificar los suscriptores de cada uno de ellos, y que no se percibe en las ediciones impresas de estos documentos. Pero lo más destacable del manuscrito es su valor para ilustrar la transmisión legal de las órdenes reales al territorio ejercida por el Consejo, insertos ambos en un único y extenso espacio cortesano. Sin duda, es un documento que merece ser publicado, con el correspondiente estudio adicional.This article presents the manuscript 8.667 of the National Library of Spain, whose importance has not been until now highlighted,in spite of being one of the original books from which was malle the edition of the autos y acuerdos of the Consejo Real of 1618, specifically the designated «libro cuarto». Despite of his bibliographic value, the manuscript is also essential to know the operation and rhythm of dispatch of the organism in a very important period for his evolution, as the transition of the century XVI to the XVII (given that covers the period between 1594 and 1618, in which was prepared and applied the reform contained in the Ordenanzas of 1608. Not minor is his meaning from the paleographic point of

  1. El Consejo de Defensa Sudamericano: ¿Instrumento de integración regional o mecanismo para la hegemonía del Brasil?

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    Jonás García

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo expone la iniciativa brasileña de creación de un Consejo de Defensa Sudamericano, que vendría a completar el sistema de seguridad hemisférica de la región en un proceso de profundización de la integración sudamericana, analizándose si la propuesta cumplirá las necesidades de defensa exterior a través de una seguridad cooperativa o sólo servirá para fortalecer a Brasil como país con pretensiones hegemónicas en la región. También se trata si la noción de seguridad para la región debería enfocarse más en los conflictos intra-estatales y no tanto en supuestas amenazas exteriores.

  2. 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.

  3. Is Agrotourism Popular on the Internet?

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available There is growing literature on the importance of the Internet, such as the growing importance of the agri/agrotourism role in the tourism industry, but with little inspection of the relationship in the context of word of mouth. The assumption is that online word of mouth makes the understanding of agrotourism more popular, so the aim of this paper is to examine whether the “popularity” of agrotourism has grown on the Internet during past years during which the Internet has recorded exceptional growth. According to that, this paper examines the distributions of using similar keywords with the same meaning - agritourism and agrotourism - during last four years (from June 2007 to June 2011 by use of Google alert and the word agroturizam which is the translation of these words in the Croatian language. Google alert was used as a monitoring tool. The paper analyzes the appearances of these three keywords monthly and daily on Google and additionally analyzes their use on Facebook as the most popular social group nowadays.

  4. What is Popular Amongst Your Friends?

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    Barman, Kishor

    2010-01-01

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

  5. Predicting the popularity of online content

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    Szabo, Gabor

    2008-01-01

    We present a method for accurately predicting the long time popularity of online content from early measurements of user access. Using two content sharing portals, Youtube and Digg, we show that by modeling the accrual of views and votes on content offered by these services we can pre- dict the long-term dynamics of individual submissions from initial data. In the case of Digg, measuring access to given stories during the first two hours allows us to forecast their popularity 30 days ahead with remarkable accuracy, while downloads of Youtube videos need to be followed for 10 days to attain the same performance. The differing time scales of the predictions are shown to be due to differences in how content is consumed on the two portals: Digg stories quickly become outdated, while Youtube videos are still found long after they are initially submitted to the portal. We show that predictions are more accurate for submissions for which attention decays quickly, whereas predictions for evergreen content will be pro...

  6. Gender, Popular Music, and Music Learning in China's Shanghai

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    Ho, Wai-Chung

    2014-01-01

    ...) of these participants. Statistical and qualitative analyses indicated that gender and preferences for popular music can impact some aspects of individual experiences and attitudes toward learning popular music in school...

  7. Barriers and Coping Strategies of Garment CAD Application and Popularization

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    Zhe Li

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of study is to make the garment CAD get faster development and popularization in China. Garment CAD enhances enterprise's economic and social benefits, but it actually receives the hindrance in the domestic application and popularization. The domestic popularity rate is obviously lower than that in European and American developed countries. The main barriers which existing in the application and popularization process of garment CAD in China are analyzed and corresponding countermeasures are proposed.

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. La Actuación Popular en el teatro occidental

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available We intend to analyze the specific characteristics of the performances at the popular theatre. We focus our research in three aspects: we will establish the notion of "popular theater" in which we draw, draw their historical evolution and forms of action developed in the same, and analyze forms revaluation of the procedures of the popular Act on contemporary proposals.

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

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    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

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

  14. The Use of Popular Science Articles in Teaching Scientific Literacy

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    2004-01-01

    This article considers the use of popular science articles in teaching scientific literacy. Comparing the discourse features of popular science with research article and textbook science--the last two being target forms for students--it argues that popular science articles cannot serve as models for scientific writing. It does, however, suggest…

  15. Laughter in popular games and in sport

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    2013-01-01

    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......Hurling in Cornwall, la soule in Britanny, Shrovetide football in England: Popular games have normally been treated as forerunners of modern sport, sport having regulated the space and the time of the game, the (non-) violence of behaviour, the control of results, the planning, strategy, tactics......, techniques and evaluation of the competitive action. This is told as a story of social improvement and progress--and about turning unhealthy wildness into civilized 'healthy' sport activity. What sociological analysis of game-playing tended to ignore was the laughter of the participants. With the seriousness...

  16. Popularity, similarity, and the network extraversion bias.

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    Feiler, Daniel C; Kleinbaum, Adam M

    2015-05-01

    Using the emergent friendship network of an incoming cohort of students in an M.B.A. program, we examined the role of extraversion in shaping social networks. Extraversion has two important implications for the emergence of network ties: a popularity effect, in which extraverts accumulate more friends than introverts do, and a homophily effect, in which the more similar are two people's levels of extraversion, the more likely they are to become friends. These effects result in a systematic network extraversion bias, in which people's social networks will tend to be overpopulated with extraverts and underpopulated with introverts. Moreover, the most extraverted people have the greatest network extraversion bias, and the most introverted people have the least network extraversion bias. Our finding that social networks were systematically misrepresentative of the broader social environment raises questions about whether there is a societal bias toward believing other people are more extraverted than they actually are and whether introverts are better socially calibrated than extraverts.

  17. Espacio sagrado y Religiosidad Popular: perspectivas veterotestamentarias

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    Rodrigo García

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo, en primer lugar, establece las parámetros de espacio sagrado desde la perspectiva de las ciencias de la religión, como mediación de la experiencia del Absoluto en medio de lo relativo de la experiencia cotidiana, que se funda en él. Enseguida, selecciona una definición de 'religiosidad popular' que resulte instrumentalmente útil para el análisis del fenómeno en el Antiguo Testamento: lo 'popular' se contrapone a lo 'oficial' por el hecho de no ser realizado por el estamento instituido para ello, de modo que pudiendo compartir creencias y ritos, no tiene la garantía oficial de la autenticidad. Por último, trata de presentar el desarrollo de la categoría de espacio sagrado desde el éxodo hasta el exilio. La hipótesis que se plantea sostiene que, ya que desde el éxodo la experiencia de la liberación precedió al culto en un lugar oficial, establecido. Consecuentemente, la crítica profética a las prácticas religiosas acentúan los contenidos de dignidad para la vida de las pobres. La autenticidad de la fe bíblica no viene dada por la relación con la institución, sino por la coherencia con la experiencia del éxodo. Por ello se puede decir que el analogado principal del lugar sagrado es la vida y, por ende, el cuerpo del prójimoThe article in the first place establishes the parameters of the notion of sacred space, from the perspective of the religious sciences, i.e. as a mediation of the experience of the Absolute, amid the ordinary experience. It then provides an instrumental definition of popular religiosity for the analysis of this phenomenon in the Old Testament, where what is popular is opposed to what is official. Even though both forms share beliefs and rites, the latter is not carried out by the duly established institution and therefore lacks the warrant of officially. Finally, the article presents the development of the sacred space from the exodus until the exile, on the hypothesis that from the exodus

  18. Dynamic model for the popularity of websites

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    Lee, Chang-Yong; Kim, Seungwhan

    2002-03-01

    In this paper, we have studied a dynamic model to explain the observed characteristics of websites in the World Wide Web. The dynamic model consists of the self-growth term for each website and the external force term acting on the website. With simulations of the model, we can explain most of the important characteristics of websites. These characteristics include a power-law distribution of the number of visitors to websites, fluctuation in the fractional growth of individual websites, and the relationship between the age and the popularity of the websites. We also investigated a few variants of the model and showed that the ingredients included in the model adequately explain the behavior of the websites.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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

    2016-10-01

    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.

  2. La joyería popular leonesa

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    Casado Lobato, Concha

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    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.

  3. Popular Ensemble Methods: An Empirical Study

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

  4. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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    INSPIRE-00005122; Li, Ting; Giommi, Luca; Bonacorsi, Daniele; Wildish, Tony

    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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. CNRS researchers' popularization activities: a progress report (French original version

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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.

  8. Caracterización de los rasgos esenciales de la identidad profesional de los trabajadores sociales, que integraban el Consejo de Graduados en Trabajo Social de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, durante los años 1970-1980

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    Lorena Lucia Julieta Meoniz

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo da cuenta de los avances realizados en la línea de indagación dedicada al estudio de los rasgos de la identidad profesional de los Trabajadores Sociales adscriptos al Consejo de Graduados en Trabajo Social de la Provincia de Santa Cruz durante los años 1970-1980. Para dicho análisis se tuvo en cuenta los datos y materiales aportados por la sistematización de los Libros de Actas N° 1 y 2 del Consejo Profesional de Graduados en Trabajo Social de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, incluyendo asimismo la lectura de los avances teóricos producidos por el equipo de trabajo del proyecto de investigación en el cual participamos como becadas.

  9. 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

  10. La profilaxis de la enfermedad mental en la psiquiatría franquista: esquizofrenia, eugenesia y consejo matrimonial.

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    Fernando Dualde Beltrán

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pretende profundizar en la idea de que la ruptura y novedad que supuso el franquismo en la psiquiatría española afectó más —parafraseando la popular dicotomía jasperiana de la época— a la forma que a su contenido. Para ello, realizamos en primer lugar una revisión historiográfica sobre la eugenesia en España, que completamos con el análisis de los presupuestos que algunos psiquiatras españoles (Vallejo Nágera, Sarró Burbano, Solé Sagarra, Marco Merenciano mantuvieron sobre las ideas eugenésicas en la España franquista, autores significativos por los textos que escribieron sobre esquizofrenia, psicosis cuya supuesta y aún no encontrada base orgánica hereditaria constituyó uno de los principales problemas asistenciales no resueltos del franquismo, apto para todo tipo de consideraciones eugenésicas. Su posicionamiento, manifestado en escritos publicados antes de la guerra civil, estuvo más sujeto a influencias morales que a una elaboración teórica consistente, y caracterizándose por el rechazo del determinismo en pro de una serie de medidas ambientales que se vieron reforzadas por el carácter controlador y autoritario del régimen franquista.

  11. 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.

  12. (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.

  13. 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.

  14. The evolution of pace in popular movies.

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    Cutting, James E

    2016-01-01

    Movies have changed dramatically over the last 100 years. Several of these changes in popular English-language filmmaking practice are reflected in patterns of film style as distributed over the length of movies. In particular, arrangements of shot durations, motion, and luminance have altered and come to reflect aspects of the narrative form. Narrative form, on the other hand, appears to have been relatively unchanged over that time and is often characterized as having four more or less equal duration parts, sometimes called acts - setup, complication, development, and climax. The altered patterns in film style found here affect a movie's pace: increasing shot durations and decreasing motion in the setup, darkening across the complication and development followed by brightening across the climax, decreasing shot durations and increasing motion during the first part of the climax followed by increasing shot durations and decreasing motion at the end of the climax. Decreasing shot durations mean more cuts; more cuts mean potentially more saccades that drive attention; more motion also captures attention; and brighter and darker images are associated with positive and negative emotions. Coupled with narrative form, all of these may serve to increase the engagement of the movie viewer.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. BER for recommendations based on local popularity

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    2010-01-01

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

  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

    2011-07-01

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

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    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)

  1. Las Universidades Libres y Populares en Portugal y el problema de la cultura popular

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    Rogério FERNANDES

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El movimiento de las Universidades Libres y Populares en Portugal no está debidamente estudiado a pesar de su importancia para la historia social y para la historia de la educación. No disponemos aún de un análisis de conjunto con la necesaria profundidad que nos permita medir la evolución de sus unidades, la acción desarrollada por ellas y el significado del papel que desempeñaron en relación con la cultura popular. En el estudio ahora presentado, se intenta caracterizar cada una de las Universidades Populares o Libres que se crearon en Portugal desde finales del siglo XIX y diseñar la trayectoria cultural y política de cada una de ellas, privilegiando las más importantes. En este marco, se intenta lanzar una mirada crítica sobre las principales Universidades del norte y centro del país, localizadas en Oporto, en Lisboa, Setúbal y Coímbra, intentando caracterizar su orientación políticoideológica, sus objetivos pedagógicos y culturales, los medios a que recurrieron y la identidad política de sus promotores.

  2. 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.

  3. Aplicación de los criterios de reparación de la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en las sentencias del Consejo de Estado colombiano

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    Margarita Cárdenas Poveda

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia la manera como el Consejo de Estado colombiano ha aplicado los criterios de reparación desarrollados por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. Para ello, luego de presentar cuáles son esos estándares interamericanos y el alcance de cada uno de ellos, aborda la jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado en la que este organismo ha ordenado al Estado colombiano reparar daños causados por violaciones de derechos humanos, con el fin de evidenciar si al hacerlo utiliza los criterios de reparación de la Corte Interamericana. Se aprecia que el Consejo ha hecho esfuerzos para reparar de manera integral a las víctimas de violaciones de derechos humanos acudiendo a la jurisprudencia interamericana, superando la época en que tan solo se ordenaba una indemnización económica e inicia un control de convencionalidad en materia de reparación por parte de dicho tribunal colombiano.

  4. 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

  5. Adolescents' perceptions of popular teen magazines.

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    Chow, Jean

    2004-10-01

    The mass media has an enormous influence on adolescent women and their perceptions about the world and themselves. Teen magazines are a favoured form of the mass media, thus they were chosen for this research project. The aim of this paper is to report a study exploring the messages of health and health-related material in teen magazines from the perspective of adolescents. Knowledge of how adolescents perceive teen magazine messages can be used in the care of this client group. Interpretive inquiry, a substantively driven research approach, was used for the project. A convenience sample of 12 adolescents, aged 12-18 years, participated in two focus groups, and selected images and texts from popular North American teen magazines (YM, Teen, and Seventeen) to discuss. Focus group discussions were audiotaped and then transcribed. Individual interviews with the adolescents were also completed to obtain additional data. Audiotaped interviews were analysed using Gadamer's hermeneutic ideas about 'claim' or 'address'. The findings indicate that teen magazines promote particular expectations about health and health-related activities. Participants noted that the magazines promote the message of perfection by portraying models with perfect eyes, teeth and bodies. The magazines provide ideals of thinness which are presented in a seemingly attainable fashion. Participants stated that magazines suggest that adolescent women need male attention for protection and companionship, in order to achieve fulfillment. Being healthy or whole seemed to be dependent on the adolescent reader embracing and becoming the ideals portrayed in teen magazines. In order to provide relevant and sensitive health care, health care providers need to be cognizant of the persistent demands placed on adolescents by teen magazines and the mass media in general. Media messages and their influences need to be discussed with adolescents, either in school health programmes or clinician visits.

  6. 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

    2015-07-01

    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.

  7. La burocratización de las prácticas cotidianas de los consejos de salud: ¿cómo superarlas?

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    Helena Eri SHIMIZU

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivo analizar la representación social de los consejeros de salud respecto al control social. Para esto se ha utilizado el método cualitativo, por medio de entrevistas a profundidad, con 60 consejeros de los consejos de salud de la Región Integrada del Distrito Federal y alrededores – RIDE/DF. El control social en materia de salud se comprende como la participación de la población en la formulación, el monitoreo y la evaluación de las políticas municipales, aunque las prácticas cotidianas extremamente burocratizadas dificulten el protagonismo de los consejeros y, por consecuencia, la construcción de consensos compartidos. Basados en este estudio, se ha concluido que resulta fundamental ampliar la participación de nuevos individuos sociales con el fin de revitalizar los espacios de construcción de políticas de salud coherentes con las presunciones del SUS.

  8. Retos de crecimiento del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT en México

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    Silva Payró, Martha Patricia

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    Full Text Available El presente ensayo es resultado de una revisión de la literatura que se efectuó con el propósito de mostrar la creación y evolución que ha tenido el Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT en México. Se presenta un resumen de la situación actual de la inversión en investigación en el país, los problemas que se han identificado y algunos de los retos que deben asumirse para lograr el crecimiento de este organismo. Se exponen los elementos clasificados en tres grandes aspectos: a gubernamentales, b de los investigadores y c de vinculación, analizados desde la perspectiva de múltiples organismos y autores que han desarrollado estudios sobre esta temática. Se concluye que es necesario analizar y redefinir la política pública gubernamental que permita a los investigadores ser competitivos a nivel internacional, difundir los resultados mediante las Tecnologías de la Información y redefinir la figura del investigador.

  9. Consejos de administración y gobernanza corporativa en México Boards of directors and corporate governance in Mexico

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    Jorge Miguel Rocha González

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La estructura que se forma por la participación de consejeros de administración en múltiples consejos para las 115 empresas que cotizaban en la bolsa mexicana en 2004 es analizada a la luz de teorías que han sido propuestas para explicar la naturaleza y la función de estas formas de gobernanza corporativa, tanto a nivel de la empresa como de la sociedad como un todo. Se argumenta que las teorías sociológicas y de economía política resultan más relevantes para explicar los patrones empíricos encontrados. Las implicaciones para el desarrollo de teorías sobre las variedades de capitalismo de estos resultados son discutidas.The structure formed by the participation of members of various boards of directors for the 115 firms quoted on the Mexican Stock Exchange in 2004 is analyzed in light of theories that have been proposed to explain the nature and function of these forms of corporate governance at the level of both firms and society as a whole. It is argued that sociological and political economy theories are more useful for explaining the empirical patterns found. The implications of these results for the development of theories on the varieties of capitalism are discussed.

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

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    Lucien MERCIER

    2013-11-01

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

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

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    2010-01-01

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

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

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    2012-01-01

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

  13. The Branding Potential And Japanese Popular Culture Overseas

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    2011-07-01

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

  14. Comparing 'Popular' and 'State' education in Latin Americaand Europe

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In the 1970s, a radical adult education movement in Latin America, operating outside the state and engaging in what it called 'popular education', sparked world-wide interest in its educational theory and practice. More recently, with a change in state formations in Latin America, the movement has reconsidered its potential relationship with the state. Though Europe has its own history of popular education, some have argued that advanced economies and welfare states co-opted any strong independent educational movement: today popular education is more likely to take place 'within and against' the state, rather than outside it. Based on literature review, personal interviews and site visits, this article (a discusses what is understood by popular education (b outlines the development of popular education in Latin America, examining its relationship with different types of state (c considers differences between Latin America and Europe and what, if anything, popular educators in the two regions might learn from each other.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

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    Edwards, JD; Monnet, AS

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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 $\\alpha<2$, unlike preferential-attachment models), similar to those seen in empirical data.

  19. 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.

  20. Problems and Solutions of Popularization of Accounting Computerization

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

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

  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. La metodologia de taller en los procesos de educacion popular

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    Cano, Agustin

    2012-01-01

    La educacion popular, a traves de sus diferentes trayectorias y experiencias, ha generado, resignificado y recreado un rico acervo metodologico para el trabajo educativo y organizativo con comunidades...

  3. Sala do Artista Popular: Tradição, Identidade e Mercado / Gallery of the Popular Artist: tradition, identity, market

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    BAIA, Luiz César dos Santos. Sala do Artista Popular: Tradição, Identidade e Mercado. 2008. Dissertação (Mestrado) – Programa de Pós-Graduação em Museologia e Patrimônio, UNIRIO/MAST, Rio de Janeiro, 2008. 105p. Orientador: Prof. Dr. Nilson Alves de Moraes. .......................................................................................... Gallery of the Popular Artist: tradition, identity, market. BAIA, Luiz César dos Santos. Gallery of the Popular Artist: tradition, ident...

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. The performance of identity in Chinese popular music

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    Groenewegen, Jeroen

    2011-01-01

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

  7. Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China

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    2015-01-01

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

  8. 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. PMID:24586586

  9. 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…

  10. 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

  11. 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…

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

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    Williams, Bronwyn T.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Menard-Warwick, Julia

    2011-01-01

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

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Situating Educational Leaders as Prophetic Critics in Black Popular Culture

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    Prier, Darius D.

    2017-01-01

    This article situates educational leaders as prophetic critics in Black popular culture. These leaders merge cultural criticism with moral and political judgment, analyzing urban youths' lived experiences and representational practices as well as analyzing counter-narrative texts in Black popular culture that have implications for urban education.…

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

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    Menard-Warwick, Julia

    2011-01-01

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

  19. 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…

  20. Popular Culture and the Academic Library: The Nye Collection.

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    Fiore, Jannette

    1980-01-01

    Describes the Russel B. Nye popular culture collection, explores the role of academic libraries in this area, and examines the collection building process for popular culture materials. The reactions of library staff and patrons are included. Seven references are listed. (RAA)

  1. Weight Loss Emphasis in Popular Magazines: A Twenty Year Analysis.

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    Cultural pressure for thinness has been cited as a contributing factor in the apparent increase in the eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia. Previous research has examined popular periodicals as an indicator of cultural pressure for thinness. This study assessed changes over the past 20 years in numbers of popular magazine articles focusing on…

  2. 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 enh

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

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    Menard-Warwick, Julia

    2011-01-01

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

  4. 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…

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. Gestión de información a través del sistema Gescu del Consejo Universitario UCLA, Barquisimeto – Venezuela

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación de naturaleza descriptiva, tuvo como objetivo el analizar los procesos de información a través del Sistema para la Gestión del Consejo Universitario (Gescu de la Universidad Centro occidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA, Barquisimeto – Venezuela. Se trata de un estudio de campo, no experimental transeccional, su alcance se direccionó con una muestra intencional de 36 usuarios directos, indirectos y especializados del sistema, adscritos a la Secretaría General, Vicerrectorado Académico y Administrativo, Decanatos y Direcciones. Las técnicas utilizadas para la recolección de datos fueron la observación participante, la entrevista focalizada y el cuestionario. Los resultados obtenidos, permiten afirmar que el sistema Gescu, se constituye en una herramienta tecnológica para apoyar el desarrollo de las actividades en la Secretaria General, en respuesta ante el alto volumen de datos que se procesan en la referida dependencia. Adicionalmente, representa una fuente de información valiosa ante los complejos procesos de decisiones ejecutados en las diferentes dependencias que conforman la estructura universitaria. Como uno de los aspectos concluyentes, se afirma que es necesaria una revisión exhaustiva de los procesos administrativos en el marco de un plan de adaptación, rediseño y mejoramiento de estos, apoyándose en el uso de tecnologías de información y comunicación (TIC, asimismo se consideran que los puntos claves están orientados a garantizar la óptima interconexión entre las diferentes dependencias y cumplir cabalmente los requerimientos de información de los usuarios

  10. 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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  12. 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.

  13. El Papel del Consejo de Administración en la Contratación de la Empresa de Auditoría: evidencias empíricas en Brasil

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    Kadija Celante Pizetta

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo fue investigar si existe relación entre las características del consejo de administración y el tipo de firma de auditoría externa independiente contratada en compañías abiertas listadas en la Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo (BM&FBovespa. Fueron consideradas tres características del consejo de administración: independencia, duplicidad de cargo y tamaño. Ya para las firmas de auditoría, fueron consideradas dos características: tamaño y nivel de especialización en el segmento de actuación de la compañía, basado en dos medidas (estrategia de mercado y participación de mercado. Los datos fueron colectados del sitio web de la Comisión de Valores Mobiliarios (CVM y de la Economática, comprendiendo los períodos de 1998 a 2006. Los resultados indican que la duplicidad de cargo está asociada a la contratación de firmas de auditoría mayores (BigN y especialistas. Tales resultados contribuyen para la discusión sobre cómo la estructura de gobernanza corporativa influencia la contratación del auditor, ampliando el entendimiento del papel del consejo de administración en el monitoreo y control de las compañías abiertas brasileñas.

  14. Estudio sobre las técnicas de relaciones públicas en la comunicación organizacional. El caso del Consejo Regulador del Brandy de Jerez (1989-2008).-Public relations techniques in organizational communication

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    2012-01-01

    Las relaciones públicas describen un proceso directivo que se encarga de gestionar las relaciones que las organizaciones establecen con los diferentes públicos de su entorno. En este proceso, la planificación estratégica de las relaciones públicas se erige como uno de los ejes principales de la comunicación organizacional. El análisis del caso objeto de estudio, el Consejo Regulador de la Denominación Especifica Brandy de Jerez, demuestra que las organizaciones utilizan técnicas específicas ...

  15. Retribución y composición del Consejo de Administración : evidencia empírica para las empresas cotizadas españolas

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    Elena Merino Madrid; Montserrat Manzaneque Lizano; Regino Banegas Ochovo

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene como objetivo principal analizar las características de las empresas españolas cotizadas en el Mercado Continuo durante el ejercicio 2007, excluyendo las empresas financieras, en relación a la retribución, composición y estructura del Consejo de Administración, a fin de observar si éstas reúnen ciertas condiciones que inhiban o aviven los problemas de agencia entre accionistas y directivos. Para ello, en primer lugar, se ofrece una revisión de la literatura previa que versa...

  16. Serie de Documentos. Facultad de Jurisprudencia N° 74. Perspectivas de la responsabilidad estatal por el daño ambiental en Colombia: dificultades para su exigibilidad y efectividad desde la jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado

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    Burbano Ortega, Ernesto

    2016-01-01

    El presente artículo aborda el tema de la responsabilidad del Estado por el daño ambiental y las limitaciones del sistema tradicional de responsabilidad jurídica adoptado por el Consejo de Estado para su exigibilidad y reparación efectiva. En especial, afronta las dificultades que se presentan para establecer la prueba del daño y el nexo de causalidad para su imputación al Estado, así como la conveniencia de mitigar esa exigencia en consideración a las connotaciones propias y especiales de es...

  17. Estudio sobre las técnicas de relaciones públicas en la comunicación organizacional. El caso del Consejo Regulador del Brandy de Jerez (1989-2008).-Public relations techniques in organizational communication

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    Marta Pulido Polo

    2012-01-01

    Las relaciones públicas describen un proceso directivo que se encarga de gestionar las relaciones que las organizaciones establecen con los diferentes públicos de su entorno. En este proceso, la planificación estratégica de las relaciones públicas se erige como uno de los ejes principales de la comunicación organizacional. El análisis del caso objeto de estudio, el Consejo Regulador de la Denominación Especifica Brandy de Jerez, demuestra que las organizaciones utilizan técnicas específicas ...

  18. El Consejo Regulador del Brandy de Jerez : un modelo de comunicación organizacional basado en la gestión estratégica de las relaciones públicas

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    Pulido Polo, Marta

    2012-01-01

    Determinados productos gozan de características específicas que se asocian a su origen geográfico. Cuando los sectores productivos de estos productos promueven la certificación, a través de menciones como la denominación de origen39 y la denominación específica40 o indicación geográfica protegida41, de estas características, estos productos gozan de una protección jurídica especial que les confiere un valor diferencial. Los Consejos Reguladores son las organizaciones encargadas de tutelar cad...

  19. ¿SON LAS COOPERATIVAS MÁS FAVORABLES A LA PRESENCIA DE MUJERES EN LOS CONSEJOS QUE OTRAS ENTIDADES? / ARE THE COOPERATIVES IN MORE FAVOURABLE OF HAVING WOMEN IN THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS THAN OTHER ENTITIES?

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    María Luisa ESTEBAN SALVADOR

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza en qué empresas se cuenta con órganos de gobierno más favorables a la participación femenina en el periodo previo al desarrollo de medidas y recomendaciones sobre la presencia de mujeres en los consejos de administración de las grandes sociedades españolas, entre las que se incluyen cooperativas. Asimismo pone en relación la rentabilidad con el género en sus órganos de gobierno. Para ello, en un primer análisis se analiza la rentabilidad económica de las sociedades no fin...

  20. De los Clubes Patrioticos 26 de Julio al Consejo Revolucionario Cubano. Diseños, comportamientos y transformaciones de la emigración cubana radicada en los Estados Unidos, 1955-1961.

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    López Rivero, Sergio

    2015-01-01

    Resumen de tesis de Doctorado. Título: De los Clubes Patrióticos 26 de Julio al Consejo Revolucionario Cubano. Diseño, comportamientos y transformaciones de la emigración cubana radicada en los Estados Unidos, 1955-1961. Autor: Sergio López Rivero. Tutor: Dr. Joan del Alcazar. La tesis estudia los aspectos políticos y culturales que marcaron el quehacer de la emigración cubana en los Estados Unidos, en una etapa sensible de la historia contemporánea de Cuba: desde la fundación de...

  1. Aspects of Neglect: The Strange Case of Victorian Popular Education

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    Silver, Harold

    1977-01-01

    Great majority of literature about popular education in Victorian England offers little information about relationships in schools, education's role in the community, social structures and processes, controversies, changing ideas, and theoretical assumptions. (Author/ND)

  2. 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.

  3. SOURCING DATA IN POPULAR MUSIC RESEARCH IN NIGERIA

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    organisations, the national archives at Ibadan and Enugu and libraries of Universities with ... visual formats any of which could be primary or secondary. Data is ... popular music such as its history, genres, themes, performance context etc.

  4. Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk

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    ... 166931.html Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study New research debunks other studies suggesting ... drugs may increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in people aged 75 and older. PPIs ...

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

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    郑丽芸

    2009-01-01

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

  6. The Popular Classic as a Document in Intellectual History

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    Loader, Colin T.

    1977-01-01

    Describes a university-level course which attempts to make intellectual history more interesting to students through the incorporation of popular classics. The lecture and discussion treatment of 12 literary works is described. (Author/DB)

  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. The popular economy in transition to a system postcapitalist

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    Fernando Stratta

    2016-04-01

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

  9. 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.

  10. Characterizing and Modeling the Dynamics of Activity and Popularity

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

    2013-01-01

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

  11. Popularizing biomedical information on an online health forum

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    Patrizia Anesa

    2015-04-01

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

  12. La propuesta de directiva del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo destinada a mejorar el equilibrio de género entre los administradores no ejecutivos de las empresas cotizadas y por la que se establecen medidas afines, de 14 de noviembre de 2012: ¿un camino a seguir o una oportunidad perdida?

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    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo examina, desde un punto de vista jurídico, el problema de la infrarrepresentación femenina en los consejos de administración de las grandes empresas de la Unión Europea. A tal efecto, se analizan las diferentes iniciativas adoptadas por la Unión, haciendo especial énfasis en la Propuesta de Directiva del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo destinada a mejorar el equilibrio de género entre los administradores no ejecutivos de las empresas cotizadas y por la que se establecen m...

  13. ¿Regeneración democrática? Algunas reflexiones sobre la nueva Ley Orgánica 4/2013, de 28 de junio, de reforma del Consejo General del Poder Judicial = Democratic regeneration? The new organic Law 4/2013, 28th june on reform of the General Council of the Judiciary

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    Fernández Riveira, Rosa María

    2014-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza la nueva ley Orgánica 4/2013, de 28 de junio de reforma del Consejo General del Poder Judicial, órgano de gobierno de jueces y magistrados. La primera parte estudia los problemas de técnica legislativa en la elaboración de la ley y la segunda, los problemas materiales que plantea como: la modificación y reducción de competencias del Consejo y en especial su Potestad reglamentaria, el nuevo sistema para elegir a sus vocales, las nuevas situaciones y licencias en su proceso...

  14. 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

  15. Popularity-aware rate allocation in multiview video

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    Fiandrotti, Attilio; Chakareski, Jacob; Frossard, Pascal

    2010-07-01

    We propose a framework for popularity-driven rate allocation in H.264/MVC-based multi-view video communications when the overall rate and the rate necessary for decoding each view are constrained in the delivery architecture. We formulate a rate allocation optimization problem that takes into account the popularity of each view among the client population and the rate-distortion characteristics of the multi-view sequence so that the performance of the system is maximized in terms of popularity-weighted average quality. We consider the cases where the global bit budget or the decoding rate of each view is constrained. We devise a simple ratevideo- quality model that accounts for the characteristics of interview prediction schemes typical of multi-view video. The video quality model is used for solving the rate allocation problem with the help of an interior point optimization method. We then show through experiments that the proposed rate allocation scheme clearly outperforms baseline solutions in terms of popularity-weighted video quality. In particular, we demonstrate that the joint knowledge of the rate-distortion characteristics of the video content, its coding dependencies, and the popularity factor of each view is key in achieving good coding performance in multi-view video systems.

  16. 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

  17. Homepage of the Philosophy Meets Popular Culture Initiative

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    Grund, Cynthia M.

    2008-01-01

    The PHILOSOPHY meets POPULAR CULTURE initiative has a history spanning at least 13 years here in Denmark (see the News column on the Docs & Pics-page) , a pulsating present (see the News column on the Home page for  this site) and an exciting future (again, see the News column on the entry page for......  this site). Many people have been, are - and will be - involved in research and educational endeavors that explore  how   thoughts  and  themes  from  the  history of philosophy  -  as well as  current  philosophical issues and concepts -  inform popular culture and are exemplifed and recontextualized...... within products of popular culture; whether or  not  popular culture  itself raises issues of interest to philosophy, or, indeed, is itself a problem from the point of view of philosophy; the   efficacy   of  products  of   popular  culture  as  a  means  for  teaching  philosophy  to  post...

  18. The genre of islands: popular fiction and performance geographies

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    Ralph Crane

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available To date, studies of the contribution literature makes to ideas about islands have concentrated on “high” literature. This has left unexamined the largest proportion of literature featuring islands. If one of the goals of island studies is to interrogate prevailing ideas about “islandness,” then the islands that crowd the storyworlds of popular genres merit close attention. This article focuses on popular fiction to advocate “performative geographies” as a key concept for island studies of literature, and indeed other domains of culture. Popular genres are undeniably sources of distraction and entertainment for billions of readers. However, they are also systems of meaning, which have an immeasurable impact on our geographical awareness and imagination. This article uses critical snapshots of Anglophone island-set crime fiction and popular romance fiction to show the meta-geographical potential of popular novels as they both depict and reflect on islands as performative geographies, or spaces that make and unmake individual and social identities.

  19. El consejo sudamericano de defensa

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    2011-01-01

    La integración sudamericana no ha nacido de un día para el otro, sino que fue consensuada durante varios años por todos los países que la componen, en manos de sus presidentes en el marco de políticas progresistas de los pueblos, ayudados por su historia común. Se le puede dar un punto de partida en las declaraciones realizadas en la Cumbre de Presidentes en Brasilia el 31 de agosto de 2000, donde se plasmó en un comunicado los 62 puntos que se trataron en dicha reunión; algunos de los temas ...

  20. 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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    2004-12-01

    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

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

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    Ribeiro, Bruno

    2014-01-01

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

  2. Religiosidad popular y valores en la provincia de Cuyo, Argentina

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    Pérez Murillo, María Dolores

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes some popular devotions of the province of Cuyo (Argentina. They are those of Difunta Correa, Gaucho José Dolores or the Niño Ceferino Namuncura, developed to the margin of the catholic Church. They arose between 1850 and 1900-1920. The Authors describe the popular force of these devotions. Illustrations (taken in 1998 of the described places are included.

    El artículo analiza algunas devociones atípicas de la provincia de Cuyo (Argentina. Son las de la Difunta Correa, el Gaucho José Dolores o el Niño Ceferino Namuncura, desarrolladas al margen de la Iglesia católica. Parecen datarse entre mediados del XIX y principios del XX. Las Autoras describen la fuerza popular de las devociones. Se incluyen ilustraciones (tomadas en 1998 de los lugares descritos.

  3. 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...

  4. Culturas populares y contextos sociales: un enfoque interpretativo

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    Julián Vargas L.

    2010-02-01

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

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

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    Bethan Carney

    2012-04-01

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

  8. Examining the popularity trajectory of outsourcing as a management concept

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    Dag Øivind Madsen

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the popularity trajectory of outsourcing as a management concept. The paper shows that while outsourcing is an old management practice that has roots that date back centuries, it did not gain widespread popularity as a modern organizational practice until the 1980s. While the initial outsourcing hype and craze of the late 1980s and early 1990s has waned, outsourcing has shown considerable staying power as a management concept, even in the face of counter-movements such as backsourcing and insourcing. Although the experiences with implementation of outsourcing are mixed, outsourcing remains a widely used management concept. However, the current relatively low satisfaction level among users could influence the future popularity trajectory of the outsourcing concept.

  9. 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.

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

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    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. PMID:28046121

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

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    Dragoş DRAGOMAN

    2014-12-01

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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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...

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

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    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

  18. Las acciones populares en el derecho privado colombiano

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    Sarmiento Palacio, Germán, 1945-1996

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    La Universidad del Rosario e Iniciativa Gestión para los intereses ambientales y Públicos – iniciativa GESAP, colocan a disposición del publico la reimpresión del libro Las acciones populares en el derecho privado colombiano de German Sarmiento Palacio, abogado egresado de la Facultad de Jurisprudencia de esta Universidad. El doctor Sarmiento Palacio fue uno de los precursores del uso de las acciones populares en Colombia así como del debate alrededor de los derechos e intereses colectivos. E...

  19. Cultura popular y cultura de masas. notas para debate

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    Amalia Signorelli

    1987-01-01

    Full Text Available What kind of relationship exists between mass culture and popular, local and class cultures? After examining a number of current interpretations, the author puts forward a hypothesis on the study of mass culture within the framework of a comparative interpretation of cultural relations on a world-wide scale, but strating from local and class manifestations of conflicts and oppositions. An examination structured in this way starts with the assumption of a critical revision of the concepts of class, masses, conscience, popular and conflict.

  20. HINOS DE FUTEBOL NAS GERAIS dos hinos marciais aos populares

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    Elcio Loureiro Cornelsen

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Baseados na relação entre literatura, música e futebol, propomosa análise de hinos de clubes de futebol de Minas Gerais,enfocando a transição dos hinos marciais das primeiras décadasdo século 20 para os hinos populares a partir da década de1940. Para compor nosso corpus de análise, elegemos o hinomarcial e o hino popular do Villa Nova Atlético Clube, dacidade de Nova Lima.

  1. Images of Freud in Popular Culture and Fiction

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

  2. 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...

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

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

  4. COMPOSICIÓN DEL CONSEJO RECTOR Y GÉNERO EN LAS COOPERATIVAS TUROLENSES / BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND GENDER IN THE COOPERATIVES IN THE PROVINCE OF TERUEL

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    Francisco Javier PÉREZ SANZ

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se está observando un crecimiento en el número de trabajos que analizan la situación de las mujeres en los órganos de gobierno de las organizaciones tanto lucrativas como de las entidades enmarcadas en el ámbito de la economía social. Si bien la literatura económica es incipiente y más abundante fuera de nuestras fronteras cada vez es mayor el número de publicaciones que estudian la situación en España. De acuerdo con Mateos Escot y Gimeno (2006 en las llamadas sociedades de participación democrática la implicación directa de las mujeres en la gestión es mayor que en otro tipo de organizaciones. Sin embargo, los estudios realizados muestran una desigual participación de las mujeres directivas en el perfil de estas entidades (Berenguer, Cerver, de la Torre y Torcal, 2004. Un mayor número de mujeres en los consejos representativos de las cooperativas puede ayudar a que las condiciones de trabajo mejoren y se consiga un equilibrio económico, social y cultural en este tipo de organizaciones (Fregidou-Malama, 2004. En este estudio se analiza la presencia femenina en los órganos de gobierno de estas entidades y se compara con los tipos de cooperativas gestionadas por mujeres con el propósito de examinar si existen asociaciones entre ellas. Al mismo tiempo, se relaciona el periodo de creación de la entidad con la participación femenina, con el fin de observar la evolución de la responsabilidad de las mujeres en distintos intervalos de tiempo. / In the last years, the number of works that analyse the situation of women on boars of directors in the profit and not for profit organizations has increased. Although the literature is scary and more extended out of Spain the number of studies in our country is increasing. According to Mateos, Escot and Gimeno (2006 in the called democratic participation companies the direct implication of women in management is bigger than in others organizations. However, some

  5. Lucha popular, democracia, neoliberalismo: protesta popular en américa latina en los años del ajuste

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    2010-01-01

    Margarita López Maya (editora). Lucha popular, democracia, neoliberalismo: protesta popular en América Latina en los años del ajuste. Caracas: Nueva Sociedad, 1999, 264 páginas. Este libro presenta una compilación de diez artículos elaborados por investigadores de Argentina, México, Colombia, Guatemala, Brasil, República Dominicana y Venezuela, producto de sus investigaciones sobre luchas y movimientos sociales en estos países. La intención del libro, según la compiladora, es tratar de llegar...

  6. 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…

  7. Popular Education for Peasant Communities in Chile. Chapter 21.

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    Infante R., Isabel; Letelier G., Eugenia

    The rural population of Chile has been served poorly by the formal educational system, rural educational attainment lags behind that of urban areas, and outmigration and alienation of rural youth are high. In the past decade, popular education has attempted to educate rural people and put them in control of their destinies by drawing on popular…

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

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    Dewi N.

    2012-01-01

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

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Songs from the colombian andes, as representations of popular culture

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    Carlos Hernando Dueñas Montaño

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La pregunta por las identidades no pierde actualidad, menos en un momento histórico en el que el mismo concepto se ha fragmentado y los procesos de construcción de las subjetividades adquieren una perspectiva compleja. En este marco, Pablo Alabarces plantea de nuevo la pregunta por las representaciones de la cultura popular: dónde encontrar hoy la cultura popular, en qué tipo de representaciones. Los textos de la cultura se constituyen como un soporte tangible donde se pueden encontrar respuestas plausibles sobre lo que significa hoy la cultura popular, o como la invención de un sistema de poder hegemónico que se arroga el derecho a nombrar al otro desde su propia perspectiva. En esta línea, el artículo se aproxima a una lectura de lo popular representado en las canciones andinas colombianas, como un intento de dar respuesta al interrogante de Alabarces.

  12. 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…

  13. Gender Differences of Popular Music Production in Secondary Schools

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    Abramo, Joseph Michael

    2011-01-01

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

  14. 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.…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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

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

  17. Baseball, Popular Music, and Twentieth-Century American History.

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    Cooper, B. Lee; Walker, Donald E.

    1990-01-01

    Argues that using popular recordings that feature baseball imagery is an innovative way to introduce students to the pluralistic nature of U.S. life. Outlines a variety of themes that use baseball history to develop concepts about social change, cultural values, and individual achievement. Lists audio recordings that have baseball themes. (DB)

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

  1. Popular protest and political budget cycles: A panel data analysis

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    Klomp, J.G.; Haan, de J.

    2013-01-01

    We test the hypothesis that governments facing popular protest are more likely to use fiscal policy for re-election purposes, employing data of 65 democratic countries–both developed and developing–over the period 1975–2005. Using the number of anti-government demonstrations and general strikes in p

  2. Who Gets to Play? Access, Popular Media and Participatory Literacies

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    Wohlwend, Karen E.

    2017-01-01

    Early literacy is often over-simplified as a set of skills for beginning reading, an approach which overlooks the ways that children play their way into cultures, using play as a literacy that accesses popular media as rich literary repertoires of characters and storylines. This article examines how children's play reveals their participatory…

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

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    Misemer, Leah

    2015-01-01

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

  4. 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…

  5. Copper and Lead levels in two popular leafy vegetables grown ...

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    metals uptake by plants grown in polluted soils has been studied ... Abstract:A study was carried out to determine the levels of two heavy metals, Lead (Pb) and Copper (Cu), in two popular ... into small pieces and left to dry on paper for about 2.

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  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. 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…

  11. 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…

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

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    2009-10-01

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

  13. A Survey of Popular R Packages for Cluster Analysis

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    Flynt, Abby; Dean, Nema

    2016-01-01

    Cluster analysis is a set of statistical methods for discovering new group/class structure when exploring data sets. This article reviews the following popular libraries/commands in the R software language for applying different types of cluster analysis: from the stats library, the kmeans, and hclust functions; the mclust library; the poLCA…

  14. 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…

  15. Romantic Love: The Great Equalizer? Sexism in Popular Music

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    Wilkinson, Melvin

    1976-01-01

    Songs that were popular between 1954 and 1968 (N=200) were examined for sexism. Some of the findings were in accord with traditional sex-role expectations, but others were not. Men were described often as being emotional and submissive, while women were almost as active as the men. (Author)

  16. Evaluating Understanding of Popular Press Reports of Health Research.

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    Yeaton, William H.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    A sample of 144 college students responded to content- and application-based questions derived from popular newspaper and magazine articles on contemporary health topics. Overall rate of reader misunderstanding was nearly 40 percent, with a uniform error rate for each of 16 articles, leading to a conclusion that consumer misunderstanding of…

  17. Love Changes Everything: The Transformative Potential of Popular Romantic Fiction.

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    Jarvis, Christine

    1999-01-01

    In a cultural studies course, 36 women studied popular romantic novels within the context of transformative feminist adult education. They identified the constraints of romantic discourse in their own lives and the power structure of romantic relationships, resulting in changed perspectives affecting their personal lives. (SK)

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  19. Popular Destination Brings in Wealth of Revenue for Nevada

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

  20. 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…

  1. Gamers are readers: capitalize on the popularity of video games

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    Easterwood, Lori; Wesson, Lindsey Patrick

    2009-01-01

    ... programs that attract so many teens. However, librarians are failing to capitalize on the popularity of video games by using the most fundamental of all librarian skills: reader's advisory. If a gamer came to you 30 years ago raving about Pong, you may have been hard pressed to find a corollary in literature. Today's video games, on the other hand, are ...

  2. 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…

  3. The End of Insurance? Mexico's Seguro Popular, 2001 - 2007.

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    Lakin, Jason M

    2010-06-01

    Health system reforms that introduce insurance principles into public health systems (such as national health insurance, internal markets, and separation of purchasers and providers) have been popular in the last two decades. Little is known, however, about the political complexities of transforming existing health services into health insurance systems in developing countries. Mexico's Seguro Popular (Popular Health Insurance) program, introduced in 2003, was an attempt to do exactly this: radically alter the country's existing health service and convert it into health insurance. Popular Health Insurance (PHI) has garnered international attention and has been held up as a model for other countries to follow. Yet little has been written about the political process that led to the reform or the difficulties of implementing it. This article fills that lacuna, offering an assessment of the reform context as well as of the process of formulating, adopting, and implementing it. It argues that, while the reform has improved Mexico's public health service, it has thus far failed to transform that health service into a true insurance system. Limited institutional reform has also left PHI severely underfinanced. The Mexican case is a cautionary tale for reformers who want to transform extant health services into health insurance systems.

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. A Survey of Popular R Packages for Cluster Analysis

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    Flynt, Abby; Dean, Nema

    2016-01-01

    Cluster analysis is a set of statistical methods for discovering new group/class structure when exploring data sets. This article reviews the following popular libraries/commands in the R software language for applying different types of cluster analysis: from the stats library, the kmeans, and hclust functions; the mclust library; the poLCA…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Directiva 2013/33/UE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 26 de junio de 2013, por la que se aprueban normas para la acogida de los solicitantes de protección internacional [DOUE L 180, de 29-VI-2013

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  11. Directiva 2013/32/UE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 26 de junio de 2013, sobre procedimientos comunes para la concesión o la retirada de la protección internacional [DOUE L 180, de 29-VI-2013

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    2014-01-01

    Directiva 2013/32/UE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 26 de junio de 2013, sobre procedimientos comunes para la concesión o la retirada de la protección internacional [DOUE L 180, de 29-VI-2013

  12. NPCS84/7: Resoluci??n del Presidente del Consejo Social de la Universidad de Granada, de 8 de julio de 2014, sobre distribuci??n de becas de colaboraci??n en departamentos universitarios de la convocatoria del Ministerio de Educaci??n, Cultura y Deportes para el Curso Acad??mico 2014-2015

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    Resoluci??n del Presidente del Consejo Social, de 8 de julio de 2014, sobre distribuci??n de becas de colaboraci??n en departamentos universitarios de la convocatoria del Ministerio de Educaci??n, Cultura y Deporte para el curso acad??mico 2014-2015.

  13. 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

    2014-06-01

    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

  14. 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

    2006-09-01

    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

  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. 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…

  17. 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.

  18. Plebiscitos, referendos e iniciativas populares en América Latina / Plebiscits, Referendums and Popular Initiatives in Latin America

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    David Altman

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se estudian y ordenan las diferentes formas con que la ciudadanía decide directamente en las urnas sobre temas de su incumbencia. La apelación directa a la ciudadanía parece cada día más de moda en la región, cuestión que muchos autores ven como la utilización de recursos institucionales por parte de las autoridades para avanzar en una determinada agenda política. Sin embargo, la democracia directa es más heterogénea de lo que estos autores conceden. Los mismos resultados de las votaciones populares son, en términos generales, más ajustados de lo que se presupondría. La evidencia muestra que cuando los movimientos de democracia directa son utilizados por los ejecutivos, en América Latina, la tasa de aprobación no supera el 55%, incluso menor a la tasa de aprobación de cuando los inicia la ciudadanía (56%. Esto no significa que, en algunas oportunidades, las autoridades no los usen como ejercicios de movilización popular o que sean una búsqueda de legitimización popular de los deseos de las elites políticas en turno.This study examines the different ways in which citizens decide directly at the polls on topics of their concern. The direct appeal to the citizenry seems to be increasingly popular in the region and many authors do not see in it more than the use of institutional resources by the authorities to advance a particular political agenda. However, direct democracy is a much more heterogeneous phenomenon than these authors usually grant. In fact, the results of popular votes are generally much tighter than one might assume. Surprisingly, the evidence shows that when used by government agents in Latin America, the rate acceptance does not exceed 55%, even lower than the rate of approval when they are initiated by citizens (56%. This does not mean that, on occasions, authorities use them as exercises of popular mobilization or as tools seeking popular legitimization of the desires of political elites.

  19. ¿Es posible una teoría jurídica sobre la aplicación de normas internacionales por el Consejo de Seguridad de Naciones Unidas?

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    Gerardo Tripolone

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo nos preguntamos sobre la posibilidad de una teoría jurídica que dé cuenta de la aplicación de normas jurídicas internacionales por el Consejo de Seguridad de Naciones Unidas (CS. El hecho de que sean Estados soberanos con intereses políticos determinados los que deciden en el CS y la amplia discrecionalidad con la que son tomadas las resoluciones, conspiraría con la pretensión de un análisis jurídico de la actuación del CS. Sin embargo, para nosotros sí es posible una teoría jurídica sobre la aplicación de normas internacional por parte de este órgano, siempre que se asuman algunos supuestos que desarrollamos en este trabajo

  20. Estudio sobre las técnicas de relaciones públicas en la comunicación organizacional. El caso del Consejo Regulador del Brandy de Jerez (1989-2008.-Public relations techniques in organizational communication

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    Marta Pulido Polo

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    Full Text Available Las relaciones públicas describen un proceso directivo que se encarga de gestionar las relaciones que las organizaciones establecen con los diferentes públicos de su entorno. En este proceso, la planificación estratégica de las relaciones públicas se erige como uno de los ejes principales de la comunicación organizacional. El análisis del caso objeto de estudio, el Consejo Regulador de la Denominación Especifica Brandy de Jerez, demuestra que las organizaciones utilizan técnicas específicas de relaciones públicas, orientadas a instalar un sistema de comunicación dialógico con sus públicos clave.

  1. De la Comisión al Consejo de Derechos Humanos: fortalecimiento de los mecanismos de protección de derechos humanos o profundización de la politización

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    Antonio Varón-Mejía

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    Full Text Available Mediante resolución No. 60/251 de 3 de abril de 2006, la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas creó el Consejo de derechos humanos con la intención de combatir el déficit de legitimidad que presentaba la antigua Comisión de derechos humanos, sus amplios niveles de politización y fortalecimiento de los procedimientos de protección de derechos humanos. El propósito de este documento es analizar en qué consistieron esas reformas y cuáles podrían ser sus implicaciones en la reducción de la politización y el fortalecimiento de la efectividad de los mecanismos de denuncia, procedimientos especiales y examen periódico universal.

  2. El cómputo de términos para interposición de recursos en materia tributaria, según la jurisprudencia del Consejo de Estado

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    Paula Arboleda Currea

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    Full Text Available Para el Consejo de Estado es necesario cumplir con los presupuestos procesales de la acción,con el fin de dar cumplimiento al principio de seguridad jurídica, sobre todo en el trámite delrecurso que pone fin al procedimiento administrativo en materia tributaria, lo que incluye supresentación en debida forma y dentro del término legal. Sin embargo, respecto de este término,ha surgido un debate sobre la forma en la que debe computarse, razón por la que se hacenecesario analizar las posiciones jurisprudenciales planteadas al interior de la Sección Cuarta,a través de la reconstrucción de la línea jurisprudencial de ambas tesis, mediante el análisisdinámico del precedente planteado por Diego López Medina en El Derecho de los Jueces.

  3. 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.

  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. 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

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    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.

  6. La experiencia de los consejos asesores presidenciales en Chile y la construcción de los problemas públicos The experience of presidential advisory committees in Chile and the construction of public problems

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    Manuel Antonio Garretón

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En este texto se revisa la articulación entre el proceso de formulación de las políticas públicas y la participación sociopolítica a partir de una investigación sobre tres consejos asesores presidenciales en Chile durante el gobierno de Michelle Bachelet. En el marco del debate sobre las nuevas formas de hacer política y la profundización democrática en su dimensión participativa, se trata de indagar si, pese a que los consejos emergen como una instancia de afinamiento del programa de gobierno y de mediación política frente a las demandas sociales, pueden transformase en una alternativa para modificar las relaciones entre el Estado y la sociedad a la hora de enfrentar una serie de conflictos vinculados a la "nueva cuestión social".This text examines the link between the process of formulating public policies and sociopolitical participation on the basis of a study of three presidential advisory boards during the government of Michelle Bachelet. This analysis is set within the framework of debates about the new ways of conducting politics and deepening participatory democracy. Although these boards emerge as a means of refining the government's program and politically mediating social demands, the authors examine wether they can be transformed into an alternative to modify relations between state and society when a series of conflicts linked to the"new social issue" have to be dealt with.

  7. 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.

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

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    Zoreda, Margaret Lee

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

  9. 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 mu

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

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    Schiappa, Edward; Wessels, Emanuelle

    2007-01-01

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

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. Rewriting the Salem Witchcraft Trials in Contemporary Popular Literature

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    Marta María Gutiérrez Rodríguez

    2016-10-01

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

  14. Popular Orientalism: Somerset Maugham in Mainland Southeast Asia

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    Christine Doran

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    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Feature Driven and Point Process Approaches for Popularity Prediction

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    Mishra, Swapnil; Xie, Lexing

    2016-01-01

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

  18. [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.

  19. 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.

  20. Policiais e populares: educadores, educandos e a higiene social

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    Valter Martins

    Full Text Available O insalubre Largo do Jurumbeval, em Campinas, constituiu durante a segunda metade do século XIX importante espaço de trabalho, diversão e moradia popular. A promíscua aglomeração de pessoas: escravos, libertos, imigrantes e nacionais pobres, inquietava as autoridades que, por meio da ação da polícia, procuravam limitar, controlar e ordenar os movimentos de pessoas vistas como perigosas à sociedade, por seu comportamento considerado imoral e escandaloso. Nessa tentativa de realizar uma higiene social, por vezes, a própria polícia acabava representando um papel ambíguo, ao praticar os mesmos atos que devia reprimir. Resgatar alguns momentos dessa "didática" policial na vida das classes populares constitui o objetivo deste artigo.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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    Yasseri, Taha

    2013-01-01

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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

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    Nielsen, Michael Bachmann; Seitz, K

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    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...... observed that some journals have abandoned the publication of case reports, thus leaving them to spin-off journals. The rationale is that keeping case reports in a journal will only increase the denominator, thereby decreasing the IF 39. At our journal we have seen a decline in case report submissions...

  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. Frye and the Opposition Between Popular Literature and Bestsellers

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    Graham, Brian Russell

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    Northrop Frye’s view of “bestseller” literature forms the focus of this article. The legacy of postmodernism entailed the demise of the division between high and low cultural products. However, this did not solve the problem concerning the value of a given work. Frye offers a different model. While...... Frye defends popular literature proper, he has general reservations about commercial bestsellers, and his choice of concepts represents an interesting contribution to the current discussion....

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

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    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...

  10. Public Understanding of Science: Science PR and Popular Culture

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    2011-01-01

    The present social context has imposed on science an active communication behavior with the wide audience. The process of science communication has a strong stake of Public Relations as its foundation. It can be stated that the science communication activities have become instruments of a science promotion platform, and the paradigm of Public Relations and Popular Culture served as its model for development. Creating and maintaining a positive attitude of various audiences towards science and...

  11. Ensayo sobre el feminismo y el sujeto popular

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    León Nuñez, Carmen Violeta

    2012-01-01

    Se comenta acá el ensayo escrito por Ana Sojo, el cual se compone de tres partes principales  componen el texto: la primera versa  sobre  el  sujeto popular: la segunda se refiere al estudio de  la definición de la condición subalterna de la mujer y en la tercera analiza el feminismo y el ámbito de la política.

  12. The Cambrian Explosion of Popular 3D Printing

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    Juan Luis Chulilla Cano

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The unexpected appearance of 3D printing has caught many of technology analyst by surprise. In this paper we aim to provide a social context to the feedback loops that have generated this rapid evolution of technologies and skills involved in 3D printing, as well as and online communities related with 3D printing and the impact of this evolution on media an popular imaginary… and our near future.

  13. Direitos individuais e soberania popular em J. Locke

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    Denílson Luis Werle

    2012-12-01

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

  14. Ideological and political conflicts about popular music in Serbia

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    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 payi...

  15. Importance and Perspectives of the Earth Sciences Popularization in Mexico

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    Flores-Estrella, H.; Yussim, S.

    2007-05-01

    In our days the scientific popularization in Mexico has not a promising future and with the earth sciences is not better; most of the papers in the popularization magazines deal with subjects as earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, meteorite impacts and the massive extensions associated with them (e.g. Chicxulub). However, these subjects have not been enough to create conscience about the importance of earth sciences in the society and it has even motivated the idea of a community distant scientific with no social obligation, the idea that the earth scientists are responsible for all the problems in the planet (global warming, catastrophes) is wide spread. In these days that we need a change in our consumption, mainly in the energetic one, it's compulsory to change the relation between the subject and its environment; then, as we can not take care of something that we don't know, the scientific popularization has a fundamental role that we must start to pay attention to.

  16. 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 < 0.0001), planned homicides, female perpetrators (p < 0.0001), shootings (p = 0.0456) and poisonings (p = 0.0289) were higher in the fictional sample. Lothian & Borders cases were almost all single killings, mostly unplanned, with a far greater rate of homicide by kitchen knives (p < 0.0001) and hitting/kicking (p = 0.0005) by intoxicated perpetrators. Control of access to pointed kitchen knives by members of certain groups may reduce 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.

  17. La arquitectura popular en la Edad Media (Guipúzcoa

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    Beatriz Arizaga Bolumburu

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    Full Text Available Ante este tema nos encontramos con una ausencia total de estudios bibliográficos referentes a la vivienda popular urbana. En contraposición, los estudios sobre la casa popular rural están más generalizados. La mayor parte de estos estudios se realizaron en la primera mitad de este siglo, destacando por su calidad los trabajos de Baeschlin sobre «La arquitectura del caserío vasco», y los de los arquitectos Guimon y Muguruza sobre «el caserío vasco» y «la casa rural en el país vasco» respectivamente. Ninguno de los trabajos citados toca el tema de la vivienda popular urbana, y tenemos que esperar a los trabajos de Yrizar sobre «las casas vascas», para ver aparecer tímidamente las viviendas urbanas reflejadas en dicho estudio. Quien con posterioridad lo ha tratado en diversos artículos ha sido el historiador y antropólogo Julio Caro Baroja, refiriéndose especialmente a Navarra.

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

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    Hushchyn, Mikhail; Charpentier, Philippe; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

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

  19. Teaching ethics using popular songs: feeling and thinking.

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    O'Mathúna, Dónal P

    2008-01-01

    A connection has long been made between music and moral education. Recent discussions have focused on concerns that certain lyrics can lead to acceptance of violence, suicide, inappropriate views of women, and other unethical behaviour. Debate over whether such connections exist at least illustrates that popular songs engage listeners with ethical issues; this arises from the unique blend of emotional and cognitive reactions to music. And while the emotional side of ethics has received less attention than other aspects of ethics, it is important and music can be a powerful and unique tool to introduce the emotional aspects of ethics. Music appeals to almost everyone. Throughout history songs have rallied people to action and drawn people into deeper reflection. Music engages our emotions, our imagination and our intellect. Students already spend many hours listening to songs, some of which address ethical issues; it is thus an ideal pedagogic aid in teaching subjects like ethics. This article will discuss how carefully selected songs can encourage thoughtful reflection and critical thinking about ethical issues: a number of specific examples will be described, along with a discussion of the general practicalities of using popular songs in teaching ethics and a demonstration of how students learn to listen critically and actively reflect on the ethical messages they receive. The enjoyment of music helps to engage students with ethics and its relevance for their lives and careers. This article aims to share some of the excitement and enthusiasm that popular songs have brought to my teaching of ethics.

  20. Popularity Prediction Tool for ATLAS Distributed Data Management

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

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

  1. Popularity Prediction Tool for ATLAS Distributed Data Management

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

    2013-01-01

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

  2. Organizing Science Popularization and Teacher Training Workshops : A Nigerian Experience

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    Okpala, Kingsley; Okere, Bonaventure

    Funding for science popularization has become a huge challenge in recent times especially for developing countries like Nigeria. However, a change in the school system from the 6-3-3-4 system (6 years primary, 3 years Junior secondary, 3year senior secondary, and 4 years tertiary education) to the 9-3-4 system ( 9 years junior basic, 3 years secondary, and 4 tertiary education) has made it even more convenient to strategically target the students through their teachers to attain the desired quality of education since the introduction of space science into the curriculum at the primary and secondary levels. Considering the size of Nigeria, there Is need for a shift in paradigm for sourcing resources to tackle this deficiency in a sustainable manner. Recently a teacher training and science popularization workshop was organized as a first in a series of subsequent workshops geared towards having a sustainable means of popularizing Science in Nigeria. Principally, the key lies in the partnership with the colleges of education which produce the teachers for primary schools in addition to the usual governmental actions. Experiences from this workshop will be enumerated with the hope of inspiring the same success in similar societies.

  3. Rimas para juegos infantiles en el antiguo cancionero popular

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    Margit Frenk

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Al estudiar los rasgos formales y estilísticos de las "canciones escenificadas" que se conservan en las fuentes del Siglo de Oro, comprobamos que algunas de estas rimas que acompañaban los juegos infantiles parecen tener las mismas características. Además, estas canciones presentan, formal y estructuralmente, ciertos rasgos que las diferencian de otras composiciones de la antigua lírica popular de la Península Ibérica. En general, estas canciones escenificadas son más extensas y presentan una constante irregularidad métrica y formal, lo que las sitúa al margen de lo que conocemos como "antigua lírica popular". Estas diferencias formales y estructurales revelan que las "canciones escenificadas", al no haber pasado por el tamiz de la literatura culta -como sí ha sucedido con muchas composiciones de la antigua lírica popular - mantienen su carácter claramente tradicional y son más cercanas al folclore contemporáneo.

  4. 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.

  5. The Role of Illustrations in Popularizing Medical Discourse

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    Alida Maria Silletti

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with illustrations in popularizing medical discourse. This visual tool can be considered as a strategy of paraphrasing, since popularizing journalists simplify and make information more explicit by using other semiotic information related to the main scientific content. A comparable corpus composed of the online versions of two American, two French and two Italian magazines of science popularization has been analysed. The role of illustrations, as well as their usefulness in terms of comprehension of the text, has been highlighted through a socio-terminological approach (Gaudin 2003. As far as a typological distinction of the illustrations is concerned, a Peircean classification has been adopted (Fisette 2009; Lathene-Da Cunha 2013. A number of observations emerge from the comparison between the magazines, per type and per language: the article shows that, while some illustrations contribute to a better intelligibility of the article’s content, others influence readers’ sensitivity.

  6. People and the Popular, Culture and the Cultural

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    Paola Pugliatti

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available ‘Popular’, ‘culture’ and ‘folk’ are discussed by Raymond Williams as highly charged keywords: semantically, historically and from the point of view of the various areas of research which have adopted them in their denominations. The elusive character of these terms is reflected in the many problems we encounter when exploring the field of popular culture studies. In particular, since the 1980s, neo-Marxist cultural studies historians have claimed the label of ‘popular culture’ for the sole study of post-industrial commercial phenomena. This exclusive identification and the comparative disregard of research on pre-industrial popular cultures has become a doxa in the so called ‘cultural studies approach’ and has also affected the field of Shakespearean studies, where ‘popular’ is almost exclusively connected with the ‘afterlife’ of Shakespeare’s plays and their appropriation by the modern media. This article discusses what has been considered an ‘elision of the past’ performed in many recent studies, at the same time suggesting that socio-historical research on the pre-industrial and pre-commercial culture of ‘the people’ implies the reading of entirely different ‘texts’ and their different mode of transmission than the study of modern and late modern manifestations of ‘popular’ commercial products and their reception; and that, therefore, it requires the adoption of entirely different paradigms and methods of analysis.

  7. Lucha popular, democracia, neoliberalismo: protesta popular en América Latina en los años del ajuste

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    Martha Cecilia García V.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Margarita López Maya (editora. Lucha popular, democracia, neoliberalismo: protesta popular en América Latina en los años del ajuste. Caracas: Nueva Sociedad, 1999, 264 páginas. Este libro presenta una compilación de diez artículos elaborados por investigadores de Argentina, México, Colombia, Guatemala, Brasil, República Dominicana y Venezuela, producto de sus investigaciones sobre luchas y movimientos sociales en estos países. La intención del libro, según la compiladora, es tratar de llegar de manera conjunta a algunas hipótesis sobre los procesos de protesta y sus relaciones con el neoliberalismo y descubrir el modo en que los sectores más golpeados en sus expectativas y condiciones de vida por las políticas de ajuste han comenzado a demandar sus derechos.

  8. Lucha popular, democracia, neoliberalismo: protesta popular en América Latina en los años del ajuste

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    Martha Cecilia García V.

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    Full Text Available Margarita López Maya (editora. Lucha popular, democracia, neoliberalismo: protesta popular en América Latina en los años del ajuste. Caracas: Nueva Sociedad, 1999, 264 páginas. Este libro presenta una compilación de diez artículos elaborados por investigadores de Argentina, México, Colombia, Guatemala, Brasil, República Dominicana y Venezuela, producto de sus investigaciones sobre luchas y movimientos sociales en estos países. La intención del libro, según la compiladora, es tratar de llegar de manera conjunta a algunas hipótesis sobre los procesos de protesta y sus relaciones con el neoliberalismo y descubrir el modo en que los sectores más golpeados en sus expectativas y condiciones de vida por las políticas de ajuste han comenzado a demandar sus derechos.

  9. Behavior Change Techniques in Popular Alcohol Reduction Apps: Content Analysis

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    Garnett, Claire; Brown, James; West, Robert; Michie, Susan

    2015-01-01

    Background Mobile phone apps have the potential to reduce excessive alcohol consumption cost-effectively. Although hundreds of alcohol-related apps are available, there is little information about the behavior change techniques (BCTs) they contain, or the extent to which they are based on evidence or theory and how this relates to their popularity and user ratings. Objective Our aim was to assess the proportion of popular alcohol-related apps available in the United Kingdom that focus on alcohol reduction, identify the BCTs they contain, and explore whether BCTs or the mention of theory or evidence is associated with app popularity and user ratings. Methods We searched the iTunes and Google Play stores with the terms “alcohol” and “drink”, and the first 800 results were classified into alcohol reduction, entertainment, or blood alcohol content measurement. Of those classified as alcohol reduction, all free apps and the top 10 paid apps were coded for BCTs and for reference to evidence or theory. Measures of popularity and user ratings were extracted. Results Of the 800 apps identified, 662 were unique. Of these, 13.7% (91/662) were classified as alcohol reduction (95% CI 11.3-16.6), 53.9% (357/662) entertainment (95% CI 50.1-57.7), 18.9% (125/662) blood alcohol content measurement (95% CI 16.1-22.0) and 13.4% (89/662) other (95% CI 11.1-16.3). The 51 free alcohol reduction apps and the top 10 paid apps contained a mean of 3.6 BCTs (SD 3.4), with approximately 12% (7/61) not including any BCTs. The BCTs used most often were “facilitate self-recording” (54%, 33/61), “provide information on consequences of excessive alcohol use and drinking cessation” (43%, 26/61), “provide feedback on performance” (41%, 25/61), “give options for additional and later support” (25%, 15/61) and “offer/direct towards appropriate written materials” (23%, 14/61). These apps also rarely included any of the 22 BCTs frequently used in other health behavior change

  10. Artes de musicar e de improvisar na cultura popular The arts of composition and improvisation in popular culture

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    José Machado Pais

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo explora bases de sustentabilidade do valor patrimonial das chamadas culturas marginais, tomando como referente empírico as artes de musicar e de improvisar. aos preconceitos que associam a cultura popular à frivolidade se contrapõem evidências da sua criatividade. para isso, comparam-se tendências e influências musicais de um e outro lado do atlântico (portugal e brasil, na base de uma matriz partilhada de repentes e improvisações. os exemplos do fado e do samba são usados para ilustrar as variações simbólicas, no decurso do tempo, das produções culturais: dos antros de marginalidade podem emergir ícones de nacionalidade. em seguida, em um estudo de caso envolvendo jovens portugueses afrodescendentes, sem motivação extrínseca ou intrínseca para as aprendizagens do ensino formal, mostram-se reais possibilidades de emancipação através da música e da dança. finalmente, equaciona-se a possibilidade de a educação, dada a sua aposta no conhecimento, poder constituir uma importante plataforma de reconhecimento do valor patrimonial das culturas populares.The arts of composition and improvisation in popular culture. this article explores the bases of sustainability of the patrimonial value of the so-called marginal cultures, taking the arts of composition and improvisation as its empirical referent. the prejudices associating popular culture to shallowness are opposed by the evidences of its creativity. thus, the musical trends and influences on both sides of the atlantic (portugal and brazil are compared based on a shared matrix of repente melodies and improvisations. the examples of fado and samba are used to illustrate the symbolic variations of cultural production throughout the time: nationality icons may emerge from dens of marginality. subsequently, in a case study involving young portuguese afro-descendants who have no extrinsic or intrinsic motivation to take part in formal school learning, real possibilities

  11. Symposium 1: Challenges in science education and popularization of Science

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    Ildeo de Castro Moreira

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Science education and popularization of science are important elements for social inclusion. The Brazil exhibits strong inequalities regarding the distribution of wealth, access to cultural assets and appropriation of scientific and technological knowledge. Each Brazilian should have the opportunity to acquire a basic knowledge of science and its operation that allow them to understand their environment and expand their professional opportunities. However, the overall performance of Brazilian students in science and math is bad. The basic science education has, most often, few resources and is discouraging, with little appreciation of experimentation, interdisciplinarity and creativity. Beside the shortage of science teachers, especially teachers with good formation, predominate poor wage and working conditions, and deficiencies in instructional materials and laboratories. If there was a significant expansion in access to basic education, the challenge remains to improve their quality. According to the last National Conference of STI, there is need of a profound educational reform at all levels, in particular with regard to science education. Already, the popularization of science can be an important tool for the construction of scientific culture and refinement of the formal teaching instrument. However, we still lack a comprehensive and adequate public policy to her intended. Clearly, in recent decades, an increase in scientific publication occurred: creating science centers and museums; greater media presence; use of the internet and social networks; outreach events, such as the National Week of CT. But the scenario is shown still fragile and limited to broad swathes of Brazilians without access to scientific education and qualified information on CT. In this presentation, from a general diagnosis of the situation, some of the main challenges related to education and popularization of science in the country will address herself.

  12. Tainted love: Gothic imaging of nurses in popular culture.

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    Mcallister, Margaret; Brien, Donna Lee; Piatti-Farnell, Lorna

    2017-09-14

    To discuss representations of nursing in popular culture using the Contemporary Gothic theory. Nursing is stereotypically known as a caring profession. Caring in both the natural and professional perspectives is inextricably attached to love and love, we are told, is universal. In popular culture, however, there are numerous examples of nurses being portrayed in ways where love - its expression and its practice - has been transgressed or tainted. Exploring this dark side of nursing, even if fictitious, is significant because it illuminates social and cultural tensions. Discussion Paper. CINAHL, Scopus and Humanities International Databases were searched for terms related to nursing, love, abject and the gothic, published between 1990 - 2016. Four popular culture texts which ranged in genre and gothic elements were selected for analysis. The types of transgressive love these nurses express to patients ranges from the obsessive and the pornographic, to the monstrous. We suggest this positioning illuminates a hidden reality that nursing work is at once intimate and personal but also hidden, profane, repellent, horrifying and feared. Nursing's allure for storytellers may rest in its association with the abject. How nurses find redemption, satisfaction and meaning in these locations is relevant for how we can imbue our lives and work with greater humanity. The Contemporary Gothic is a useful tool in exposing and exploring ambiguous, challenging and taboo aspects of nursing in society. Such and analysis helps to explain phenomena - including nursing itself - which exists in the shadow of dominant and often stereotyped discourses. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  13. Popular Music Celebrity Endorsements in Food and Nonalcoholic Beverage Marketing.

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    Bragg, Marie A; Miller, Alysa N; Elizee, Juleen; Dighe, Shatabdi; Elbel, Brian D

    2016-07-01

    Food and beverage marketing has been associated with childhood obesity. We quantified the number and type of food or beverage brands promoted by music celebrities, assessed the nutritional quality of the products, and examined Teen Choice Award data to assess the celebrities' popularity among adolescents. This was a descriptive study. A list of music celebrities associated with the 2013 and 2014 Billboard Hot 100 Chart, which ranks songs according to sales and radio impressions, was compiled. Data on celebrity endorsements were gathered from official company Web sites, YouTube commercials, an advertising database, and media reports. Nutritional quality of foods was assessed according to the Nutrient Profile Index, whereas nonalcoholic beverages were evaluated based on calories from added sugar. Teen Choice Award nominations were used to measure the celebrities' popularity among adolescents. Of the 590 endorsements made by the 163 celebrities in the sample, consumer goods (eg, fragrances, makeup) represented the largest endorsement category (26%), followed by food and beverage (18%) and retail (11%). Sixty-five celebrities were collectively associated with 57 different food and beverage brands owned by 38 parent companies. Of these 65 celebrities, 53 (81.5%) had ≥1 Teen Choice Award nomination. Forty-nine (71%) of the 69 nonalcoholic beverage references promoted sugar-sweetened beverages. Twenty-one (80.8%) of the 26 endorsed foods were energy dense and nutrient poor. Baauer, will.i.am, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, and Britney Spears had the most food and beverage endorsements. This study demonstrates that music celebrities who are popular among adolescents endorse energy-dense, nutrient-poor products. Copyright © 2016 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  14. Perfil de riesgo cardiovascular en los corredores populares de Galicia

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    [Resumen] Introducción y objetivos. En los últimos años se viene observando un notable incremento del número de personas aficionadas a la carrera, que participa en competiciones populares de mayor o menor distancia y que entrena regularmente para ello. Las razones que provocan esta participación son múltiples y están interrelacionadas, pero la principal es la satisfacción que les produce correr (García Ferrando, 2001). En consecuencia, estas personas acumulan muchas horas de e...

  15. Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China

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    Liu, Jun

    2013-01-01

    concrete popular protests in rural and urban areas, demonstrating how Chinese citizens have expanded the political uses of mobile phones in their struggle for freedom of information flow, social justice, and the rule of law, while seeking to build an inexpensive counter-public sphere. These processes......-sponsored information blockage. This in turn helps the Chinese people to maintain contact with each other, receive information from outside the country, and make political waves in an aggressive battle for control over information. This paper examines spontaneous mobilization via mobile phones, with a focus on two...

  16. Popular Science at the Crossroads of New Linguistic Spheres

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the field of popular science with a focus on the different linguistic spheres that intersect it. It starts by reviewing the classical linear model of scientific dissemination. The authors then show the displacement that took place with the involvement of traditional media that established a dialogue between different language communities (politicians, consumer associations, farmers, researchers, etc., in particular for scientific events. Finally, the changes to forms of participation and speech resulting from new technological tools and made possible by the Internet are presented.

  17. Body-loss for Popular Thin Smart Phones

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    Tatomirescu, Alexandru; Pedersen, Gert Frølund

    2013-01-01

    In this contribution, an investigation of the radio performance of recent popular phones has been done. The antenna performance has been evaluated with the newly agreed phantom head-hand measurements of the mobile antenna efficiency. It has been observed that the newer generation thin smart phones...... have worse performance than the classical phones and more surprisingly there is a loss in performance between generation of the same brand of smart phone. The effect of the performance variation between phones has been illustrated by calculating the coverage area for the voice service for Denmark...

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    Seijo Bujía, Marcos Antonio

    2013-01-01

    [Resumen] Introducción y objetivos. En los últimos años se viene observando un notable incremento del número de personas aficionadas a la carrera, que participa en competiciones populares de mayor o menor distancia y que entrena regularmente para ello. Las razones que provocan esta participación son múltiples y están interrelacionadas, pero la principal es la satisfacción que les produce correr (García Ferrando, 2001). En consecuencia, estas personas acumulan muchas horas de e...

  19. USOS COTIDIANOS Y POPULARES DE LA BICICLETA EN BOGOTÁ

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    2015-01-01

    RESUMENA pesar del reciente aumento de estudios sobre bicicletas, el énfasis académico ha sido puesto en el uso recreativo de este objeto, y en regiones como Estados Unidos y Europa; dejando a los usos populares, y en general a Latinoamérica, por fuera del análisis. En esta región y en el contexto de grandes desigualdades en el acceso a la ciudad y de poco fomento oficial a las movilidades alternativas, el uso de la bicicleta entre las clases trabajadoras ha permitido una forma paralela de ex...

  20. Turnover Rate of Popularity Charts in Neutral Models

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    Evans, T S

    2011-01-01

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