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  1. Condicionantes e implicaciones

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    Humberto González Galbán

    2005-01-01

    tiene como objetivo mostrar la problemática del embarazo adolescente en términos sociodemográficos relacionados con su diferente grado de manifestación, condicionantes e implicaciones sociales en el contexto cubano.

  2. El bienestar subjetivo: Actualidad y perspectivas

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    Guillermo Díaz Llanes

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una revisión de los trabajos sobre bienestar subjetivo publicados en el mundo en los últimos años y se analizaron críticamente los resultados obtenidos tomando en consideración algunos de los fundamentos epistemológicos que les sirvieron de sustento. La enorme vigencia de los estudios sobre bienestar subjetivo en la actualidad pone de manifiesto la creciente conciencia de los investigadores acerca de la importancia del estudio de los factores que tributan a la salud desde una perspectiva positiva. La comprensión de la compleja madeja de interacciones que determinan el bienestar subjetivo en los niveles macrosocial, microsocial e individual, resulta requisito indispensable para la instrumentación de intervenciones en el nivel primario de atención y así elevar dicho indicador, tan ligado a la salud.A review of the papers on subjective well-being published in the world during the last years was made. The results obtained were critically analyzed taking into account the epistemological foundations that served as a sustenance. The fact that the studies about subjective well-being are still in force shows the increasing awareness of the investigators about the importance of studying those factors influencing positively on health. The understanding of the complex skein of interactions determining the subjective well-being at the macrosocial, microsocial and individual levels is an indispensable requirement for the implementation of interventions at the primary health care level and for elevating this indicator so closely related to health.

  3. Pluralismo moral y bienestar subjetivo del consumidor

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    Abraham Aparicio-Cabrera

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, elaborado desde una perspectiva teórica, sugiere que el acto de consumo en la sociedad contemporánea se realiza al amparo de un grupo de valores, difundidos de manera casi única (monismo moral, acordes con una ética que concibe la felicidad de forma hedonista. Este monismo moral podría explicar, en parte, la débil correlación entre el consumo y el bienestar subjetivo (felicidad y/o satisfacción con la vida; por lo tanto, este artículo aconseja que el consumidor conozca el papel que juega el consumo en la autorrealización personal según diversas ofertas de vida buena (pluralismo moral. El pluralismo moral aplicado al mundo del consumo permitiría obtener, mediante el diálogo, un conjunto de valores compartidos que definieran una identidad moral alternativa para el consumidor contemporáneo, desde la cual practique un tipo de consumo que repercuta de manera más significativa sobre su bienestar subjetivo.

  4. Bienestar psicológico subjetivo y personas mayores residentes

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    Ana Concepción Flecha García

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La mejora del bienestar psicológico subjetivo y, con él, la calidad de vida de las personas mayores residentes es el propósito esencial de este trabajo. Los teóricos destacan la importancia que desempeña el bienestar subjetivo sobre la calidad de vida y su interés en la experiencia de envejecer. Concebimos la calidad de vida como un concepto multidimensional que engloba componentes objetivos y subjetivos referidos al bienestar físico y psico-social de las personas, y su evaluación incluye la percepción subjetiva que tiene el sujeto de estas dimensiones. Entendemos el bienestar psicológico subjetivo, como la valoración positiva, afectiva y cognitiva, de bienestar y satisfacción con la vida entendida como “estar y sentirse bien en el presente” y, “estar y sentirse bien con el propio recorrido vital”.El principal objetivo del estudio es conocer las necesidades de los residentes relacionadas con los componentes específicos del bienestar y satisfacción vital que la investigación revela mas asociados a las personas mayores –vínculos personales, vida activa, reminiscencia y recuerdos felices, optimismo-, y la satisfacción vital; conocer la conexión entre estas dimensiones e identificar posibles factores relacionados con las mismas, completan el fin de este trabajo.Se plantea un modelo metodológico que permite recoger el sentimiento y opinión de las personas mayores desde su propia experiencia de bienestar y satisfacción vital. El enfoque y su carácter interpretativo favorecen la comprensión e interpretación de la información tal y como es percibida por los participantes que viven y se relacionan en un determinado contexto social. Se elige para tal fin la orientación , realizando el posterior. Se recoge la información mediante una entrevista semiestructurada elaborada en base a los fines propuestos. La muestra se compone de 66 personas seleccionas en

  5. La persona feliz : personalidad, bienestar psicológico subjetivo y variables predictoras

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    Martín Martín, Carla

    2015-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo es realizar una réplica del estudio de Maite Garaigordobil, Jone Aliri e Iraide Fontaneda, titulado “Bienestar Psicológico Subjetivo: diferencias de sexo, relaciones con dimensiones de personalidad y variables predictoras”(2009). En dicho trabajo, analizan diferentes variables en relación al bienestar psicológico subjetivo, exploran las relaciones del bienestar psicológico y el material con las dime...

  6. Empleados y desempleados, atribuciones causales y bienestar subjetivo

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    Emilio Moyano-Díaz

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la relación del desempleo con el bienestar subjetivo (BS y el estilo atribucional en una muestra de 200 participantes (100 desempleados equirepartidos por sexo, de 36 años de edad promedio, que completó 4 instrumentos, controlándose algunas variables socio-demográficas. Los desempleados presentan menor BS (Us≥3,607; Zs≥ -3,409; ps≤0,039 y un estilo atribucional con locus de causalidad externo, inestable y de bajo control (Us≥1332; Zs≥ -8,985; ps≤0,01. Desempleados hombres y mujeres tienen menor nivel de satisfacción vital (SV que sus pares empleados (Mmujeres= 21,38 vs.24,66; Mhombres= 22,82 vs. 26,10; Us ≥891; Zs ≥-2,479; ps≤ 0,017, pero presentan un mismo nivel de felicidad (Us ≤1036,500; Zs ≤-1,480; ps ≥1,150, lo que genera preguntas para futuros estudios acerca de felicidad vs. SV en ámbitos de vida desfavorables. Los grupos difieren al explicarse el desempleo (χ2 (1 = 8,970; p<0,05. Se discute los resultados y algunas conjeturas explicativas de lo obtenido.

  7. Envolvimento religioso e bem-estar subjetivo em idosos

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    Myrian Cristina da Silva Cardoso

    Full Text Available As inter-relações do envolvimento religioso com o bem-estar subjetivo em idosos foram investigadas neste trabalho. Participaram da pesquisa 256 indivíduos de ambos os sexos, com idades variando de 60 a 90 anos, que responderam a três instrumentos destinados a mensurar sua satisfação com a vida, seus afetos positivos e negativos e seu envolvimento religioso bem como a perguntas de natureza sociodemográfica. Os resultados evidenciaram que, dentre as dimensões do envolvimento religioso, apenas a religiosidade subjetiva se correlacionou positiva e significativamente com a satisfação com a vida, que não foram observadas correlações entre o envolvimento religioso e os afetos positivos e negativos, e que os idosos protestantes apresentaram níveis mais elevados de afetos positivos que os católicos. Tais resultados são discutidos à luz dos estudos empíricos e dos modelos conceituais que deram suporte à pesquisa.

  8. Motivos, personalidad y bienestar subjetivo en el voluntariado

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    Marcial E. Cabrera-Darias

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El principal objetivo de este estudio fue analizar las relaciones entre las motivaciones del individuo para participar en actividades de voluntariado, los rasgos de personalidad y el bienestar subjetivo. Participaron 153 adultos, de edades entre los 17 y 65 años, que cumplimentaron las distintas medidas tanto on-line como en papel y lápiz. Los resultados mostraron que las motivaciones previas diferían entre los dos grupos de voluntarios. Los análisis correlacionales indicaron que algunos motivos como petición de la organización, circunstancias personales o experiencias vividas se asociaban a satisfacción vital y a emociones negativas en los voluntarios on-line, mientras que hacer algo útil o sentimientos de paz eran los motivos asociados a estos indicadores de bienestar para los voluntarios de la prueba en papel. Los rasgos de personalidad, principalmente el neuroticismo, mostraron relaciones más consistentes con el bienestar que las motivaciones en ambos grupos de voluntarios. Los análisis de regresión indicaron que las facetas de extraversión, como el gregarismo, la calidez o la actividad, fueron los predictores más potentes del bienestar de los voluntarios que hicieron las pruebas en papel; mientras que la disciplina, faceta de la responsabilidad, y la estabilidad emocional predecían el bienestar de los voluntarios on-line. Estos hallazgos sugieren que existen distintos perfiles de voluntarios que podrían estar determinando su participación en diversas actividades o colectivos. Además, las características personales parecen tener un mayor efecto en el bienestar que las motivaciones.

  9. Sentidos subjetivos da pedagogia de projetos para uma professora de ciências

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    Casanova, Marcello Paul; Alves, José Moysés

    2016-01-01

    Pouca atenção tem sido dada aos aspectos subjetivos do processo de ensino e aprendizagem. Entretanto, a maneira como o professor conduz sua prática depende de configurações de sentidos subjetivos constituídos ao longo de sua história. Assim, apesar de suas diretrizes gerais, o trabalho com projetos apresentará diferentes ênfases, em função dos motivos que tem o docente para trabalhar com essa pedagogia. No presente estudo, a partir dos conceitos da Teoria da Subjetividade de González Rey, ana...

  10. Vulnerabilidad psicológica al malestar subjetivo : Un estudio en población general

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    Grill, Silvia; Sánchez Gallo, María de la Paz; Castañeiras, Claudia Elena; Posada, María Cristina

    2009-01-01

    Numerosas investigaciones aportan evidencia sobre la existencia de características y estilos de personalidad que constituyen factores de riesgo de niveles elevados de ansiedad, depresión e ira, que pueden dar lugar a distintos grados de malestar subjetivo o de psicopatología (Berdichevsky Linares & González Ramella, 2005; Sivak, 2008). El malestar subjetivo hace referencia al grado de estrés percibido que una persona puede expresar en distintos niveles -cognitivo, emocional, conductual y rela...

  11. Flujo compartido en actividades colectivas físico-deportivas y bienestar subjetivo

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    Larraitz N. Zumeta

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación estudia las actividades físico-deportivas como una fuente de flujo compartido o de experiencia óptima y su relación con el bienestar subjetivo. Se presentan dos estudios con estudiantes universitarios (N=88, N=285 que participan en actividades físicas y deportivas en grupo. Las medidas incluyen la calidad de la participación en la actividad, el flujo individual y compartido, las emociones positivas, y el bienestar subjetivo. El primer estudio muestra que el flujo compartido fue más intenso que el individual. En el segundo estudio, se realizaron análisis factoriales confirmatorios (AFC y análisis de mediación múltiple. Los resultados mostraron una estructura factorial de segundo orden con nueve dimensiones de primer orden, además de los efectos mediadores del flujo compartido y de las emociones positivas en el bienestar subjetivo. Se confirma la relevancia del flujo compartido durante los encuentros colectivos y su relación con el bienestar subjetivo.

  12. Diferencias transculturales en bienestar subjetivo: México y España

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    Mónica Carballeira

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación ha consistido en analizar las diferencias en bienestar subjetivo en 346 estudiantes universitarios pertenecientes a dos culturas: colectivista (México e individualista (España. El bienestar subjetivo global se evaluó mediante la satisfacción vital, la felicidad, las emociones positivas y negativas; considerándose además, cuatro indicadores de satisfacción en dominios específicos: sentimental, estudios, salud y ocio. Los resultados indican que los estudiantes mexicanos puntúan más alto que los españoles en todos los indicadores de bienestar subjetivo. Los análisis de regresión múltiple revelan la importancia de la satisfacción sentimental y con los estudios en la felicidad y satisfacción vital de ambas culturas. Además, son importantes en la predicción del bienestar subjetivo global, la satisfacción con la salud para los mexicanos y la satisfacción con el ocio para los españoles. Los resultados apoyan el efecto diferencial de la cultura en el bienestar, fundamentalmente en su predicción a través de la satisfacción en ciertos dominios específicos.

  13. Produção de sentido subjetivo: as singularidades dos alunos no processo de aprender

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    Maria Carmen Villela Rosa Tacca

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, procuramos identificar como o sentido subjetivo se manifesta e está na base dos processos de aprendizagem de cada aluno, revelando a sua singularidade enquanto pessoa. Para essa compreensão, foi realizada uma pesquisa com base nas categorias de subjetividade e sentido subjetivo de González Rey. Nela esteve envolvida uma professora e sua turma de 4ª série do ensino fundamental. Na análise dos dados, foi possível compreender as formas como os alunos utilizavam as informações que constavam das atividades na conjuntura de seus recursos pessoais, no que emergiam diferentes sentidos subjetivos para construir caminhos de aprendizagem. Conclui-se que a aprendizagem se encontra envolvida com a produção de sentidos subjetivos procedentes dos diferentes espaços e situações de vida do aluno. Assim, considerar essa dimensão permitiria ações diferenciadas orientadas ao apoio à criança no avanço contínuo de sua escolaridade.

  14. Aspectos subjetivos relacionados con la violencia intrafamiliar. Caso municipio de Sabaneta Antioquia

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    Naidalis Yadira Martínez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo identifica las interacciones en aspectos familiares y subjetivos. En el artículo se desarrollan los aspectos subjetivos de las dinámicas familiares que justifican el uso y la implementación de la violencia intrafamiliar, se da cuenta de la naturalización de la violencia intrafamiliar en la interacción de los grupos familiares, convirtiéndola en un elemento de la relación que se establece entre los miembros de la familia. En el análisis realizado se identifican aspectos coyunturales asociados a situaciones que se vivieron en la dinámica de la familia de origen, pero que al momento han sido pocas las condiciones que permiten la modi- ficación de estas conductas ya que las familias han asumido estas expresiones de violencia intrafamiliar como parte de sus vidas.

  15. Los componentes subjetivos de la ética de Hannah Arendt

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    Bueno Gómez, Noelia

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to show the primacy of subjective (and not inter subjective components in the ethics of Hannah Arendt, as against the primacy of inter subjective components in her politics. This is not an obstacle to discovering a subjective component in the political realm as well, and an inter subjective component in the realm of ethics, since both are absolutely necessary in both spheres.

    El objetivo de este estudio es poner de manifiesto el primado de los componentes subjetivos (no los intersubjetivos en la ética de Hannah Arendt, frente al primado de los componentes intersubjetivos de su política. Esto no es obstáculo para que encontremos también un componente subjetivo en el ámbito político, y un componente intersubjetivo en el ámbito de la ética, ambos imprescindibles en cada una de ellas.

  16. Evolución y negación del derecho subjetivo

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    Jorge Agudo González

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El debate sobre la naturaleza jurídica de la categoría del derecho subjetivo ha centrado la atención de grandes juristas. La polémica en torno a esta cuestión resulta en todo caso lógica, pues nos referimos a una categoría jurídica fundamental en la “arquitectura” dogmático-jurídica. Esta controversia alcanzaría una de sus más importantes manifestaciones con el gran jurista francés León Duguit, quien dedicó una parte primordial de su obra jurídica a contestar a las tesis clásicas, negando desde la teoría jurídico-sociológica, la existencia misma de los derechos subjetivos.

  17. Diferentes Abordagens dos Fenômenos Subjetivos na Obra de B. F. Skinner

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    Henrique Mesquita Pompermaier

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Como a análise do comportamento aborda os fenômenos subjetivos? Seria a teoria de eventos privados a única maneira? Guiado por essas questões, o presente trabalho busca apresentar a abordagem dos fenômenos subjetivos na obra de B. F. Skinner, indicando não apenas a teoria de eventos privados, mas também a possibilidade de abordagens alternativas a essa temática, sem referência à privacidade, por exemplo, por meio da magnitude das ações envolvidas nos fenômenos, níveis (aberto e encoberto do comportamento e conceitos disposicionais. Indica-se ainda uma significativa diferença de ênfase na teoria de eventos privados ao longo da obra skinneriana. Por fim, conduz-se uma discussão sobre o papel da teoria de eventos privados na análise do comportamento para a abordagem dos fenômenos subjetivos.

  18. Bem-estar subjetivo e qualidade de vida em adeptos de ayahuasca

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    Cleber Lizardo de Assis

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available O artigo estuda o bem-estar subjetivo dos adeptos de ayahuasca, a partir dos conceitos de qualidade de vida e bem-estar subjetivo. Discute os estudos que tratam da beberagem do chá nos rituais religiosos e a percepção desses sujeitos em relação a esses elementos psicossociais. Metodologicamente, o artigo relata os resultados de uma pesquisa qualitativa, de revisão bibliográfica e dados coletados em campo, com quatro sujeitos. Como resultados, destaca-se a existência de um bem-estar subjetivo a partir das seguintes categorias: desenvolvimento do autoconhecimento, favorecimento à prevenção ao uso/abuso de drogas, um maior domínio de si e do ambiente, além de uma melhoria no relacionamento social. Defende-se, finalmente, a relevância científica de estudos sobre este tema contemporâneo a fim de enriquecer o conhecimento de novos processos de subjetivação, de fen™menos socioculturais e de territórios com interfaces com a Psicologia.

  19. Condicionantes para exportação no setor sucroenergético brasileiro

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    Junielliny Cipriano Valois da Mota

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é analisar os condicionantes para a atividade exportadora no setor sucroenergético brasileiro. Sete condicionantes foram selecionados: localização, recursos tangíveis, recursos intangíveis, escolhas gerenciais, aprendizagem, agentes externos e contexto externo. A estratégia de pesquisa adotada foi o survey. A amostra não probabilística obtida foi de 84 questionários válidos, coletados entre novembro e dezembro de 2011. Na análise dos dados foram utilizadas medidas e técnicas de estatística descritiva. Evidenciou-se que elementos relacionados aos sete condicionantes selecionados influenciam a atividade exportadora no setor sucroenergético. Em relação à localização, destacam-se o ambiente natural, custos e acesso a insumos, mão de obra, transporte e instituições de apoio. Recursos agrícolas, industriais, financeiros e organizacionais, estilo de liderança, cultura organizacional, reputação, confiança dos agentes externos, redes de relacionamento e o conhecimento sobre o setor foram os principais recursos tangíveis e intangíveis. Nas escolhas gerenciais, destaca-se a atitude proativa diante da intenção de exportar. A análise da aprendizagem reiterou a qualificação do setor pesquisado para atuação no mercado estrangeiro. A ação dos agentes externos, tais como compradores e concorrentes, também é importante para a exportação. Sob a perspectiva do contexto externo, variações cambiais, políticas governamentais e a incerteza ambiental foram fatores determinantes.

  20. Condicionantes de género y embarazo no planificado, en adolescentes y mujeres jóvenes

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    Teresa Yago-Simón; Concepción Tomás-Aznar

    2015-01-01

    Antecedentes: Los estudios sobre comportamientos sexo-reproductivos de riesgo de la población juvenil aprecian diferencias entre sexos y recomiendan incluir la perspectiva de género. El objetivo de este estudio es conocer cómo influyen los condicionantes de género en las jóvenes y si hay relación con el embarazo no planificado. Método: Participantes: 395 mujeres entre 14 y 24 años, atendidas en consulta de anticoncepción. Instrumento: Aplicación del cuestionario sobre condicionantes de género...

  1. Felicidade, bem-estar subjetivo e variáveis sociodemográficas, em grupos de estudantes universitários Felicidad, bienestar subjetivo y variables sociodemográficas, en grupos de estudiantes universitarios Happiness, subjective well-being and socio-demographic variables in groups of college students

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    José Augusto Dela Coleta

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo foi conduzido junto a 388 estudantes universitários, utilizando um conjunto de escalas para medida de variáveis associadas à felicidade, bem-estar subjetivo, comportamento social e algumas questões sobre dados biográficos. Os resultados mostraram que as escalas apresentam, em geral, altos índices de confiabilidade, resultados médios superiores aos esperados nas medidas de bem-estar subjetivo e coeficiente de correlação múltipla de 0,79 na predição da felicidade total. Ao se testarem as diferenças entre as médias dos diversos grupos, constituídos por suas características biográficas, verificou-se que as mulheres, os mais jovens, os casados ou namorados, os religiosos, os que estudaram em escolas privadas no ensino fundamental e públicas no ensino superior, que conhecem outros idiomas, com renda familiar mais alta, com altos níveis de escolaridade dos pais, com mais altos níveis socioeconômicos mostram-se significativamente mais populares, menos solitários, mais satisfeitos com a vida e mais felizes.Este estudio fue conducido con 388 estudiantes universitarios, utilizando un conjunto de escalas para medida de variables asociadas a la felicidad, bienestar subjetivo, comportamiento social y algunas cuestiones sobre datos biográficos. Los resultados mostraron que las escalas presentaron, en general, altos índices de confiabilidad, resultados medios superiores a los esperados en las medidas de bienestar subjetivo y coeficiente de correlación múltiple de 0,79 en la predicción de la felicidad total. En las pruebas de las diferencias entre los promedios de los diversos grupos, constituidos por sus características biográficas, se verificó que las mujeres, los más jóvenes, los casados o novios, los religiosos, los que estudiaron en escuelas privadas en la enseñanza básica y públicas en la enseñanza superior, que conocen otros idiomas, con renta familiar más alta, con altos niveles de escolaridad de los

  2. Bienestar subjetivo y satisfacción escolar en la adolescencia

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    Luna Soca, Francisco Javier

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo general de esta investigación es explorar las relaciones entre el bienestar subjetivo y un conjunto de variables escolares que caracterizan tanto el funcionamiento del aula y del centro, como el rendimiento académico en una muestra de adolescentes de 12 a 18 años, todos ellos alumnos de un instituto público de la provincia de Girona. Los datos obtenidos posibilitan identificar aquellos aspectos asociados al contexto escolar que tienen un papel importante para el bienestar subjetiv...

  3. LA CAPACIDAD Y EL BIENESTAR SUBJETIVO COMO DIMENSIONES DE ESTUDIO DE LA CALIDAD DE VIDA

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    Beatriz Yasuko Arita Watanabe

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available La Calidad de vida es trabajada científicamente como un constructo muy amplio que abarca diversos significados pero en lo general apunta a la búsqueda de la explicación de la buena vida, aquella que se disfruta, que satisface al que la vive y que le produce estados de felicidad. De allí que sea la persona, desde su percepción, la que evalúe su propia vida, sus capacidades y, en el propio contexto, desarrolle mecanismos de búsqueda del bienestar personal. El Plan de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD, al hablar de desarrollo humano utiliza un índice combinado que considera niveles de ingreso y educación así como la esperanza de vida de la población. Son medidas objetivas de capacidad centradas en la búsqueda de mejoría de las condiciones de vida de las personas. En México, sus planteamientos son retomados por la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (Sedesol en su programa “Oportunidades†haciendo referencia a la capacidad de las personas. Este programa no alcanza a definir indicadores que permitan trabajar el estudio de la apreciación de la vida, respecto a las capacidades percibidas y la evaluación del resultado de vida. El objetivo de la presente investigación va dirigido a integrar el estudio de los indicadores objetivos y subjetivos de la capacidad junto con los indicadores del bienestar subjetivo (satisfacción por la vida y felicidad sentida, para considerar a la capacidad y al bienestar subjetivo como dimensiones de explicación de la calidad de vida. La medición de los niveles de ingreso y educación junto con escalas de capacidad para enfrentar la vida y de bienestar subjetivo es utilizada para correr un análisis factorial exploratorio en una muestra representativa de la población adulta de la Zona Urbana de Culiacán, México. Palabras clave: Calidad

  4. La capacidad y el bienestar subjetivo como dimensiones de estudio de la calidad de vida

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    Beatriz Yasuko Arita Watanabe

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La Calidad de vida es trabajada científicamente como un constructo muy amplio que abarca diversos significados pero en lo general apunta a la búsqueda de la explicación de la buena vida, aquella que se disfruta, que satisface al que la vive y que le produce estados de felicidad. De allí que sea la persona, desde su percepción, la que evalúe su propia vida, sus capacidades y, en el propio contexto, desarrolle mecanismos de búsqueda del bienestar personal. El Plan de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD, al hablar de desarrollo humano utiliza un índice combinado que considera niveles de ingreso y educación así como la esperanza de vida de la población. Son medidas objetivas de capacidad centradas en la búsqueda de mejoría de las condiciones de vida de las personas. En México, sus planteamientos son retomados por la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (Sedesol en su programa “Oportunidades” haciendo referencia a la capacidad de las personas. Este programa no alcanza a definir indicadores que permitan trabajar el estudio de la apreciación de la vida, respecto a las capacidades percibidas y la evaluación del resultado de vida. El objetivo de la presente investigación va dirigido a integrar el estudio de los indicadores objetivos y subjetivos de la capacidad junto con los indicadores del bienestar subjetivo (satisfacción por la vida y felicidad sentida, para considerar a la capacidad y al bienestar subjetivo como dimensiones de explicación de la calidad de vida. La medición de los niveles de ingreso y educación junto con escalas de capacidad para enfrentar la vida y de bienestar subjetivo es utilizada para correr un análisis factorial exploratorio en una muestra representativa de la población adulta de la Zona Urbana de Culiacán, México.

  5. Conocimiento objetivo y subjetivo sobre el VIH/SIDA como predictor del uso de condón en adolescentes

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    Villaseñor-Sierra Alberto

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la asociación de conocimientos objetivo y subjetivo sobre VIH/SIDA con el uso del condón. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizó la base de datos de una encuesta aleatoria, anónima y autoaplicada en 1 410 adolescentes de cuatro estratos socioeconómicos de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, entre 1995 y 1996. El conocimiento objetivo se evaluó mediante 24 preguntas sobre VIH/SIDA y el "subjetivo" con la pregunta: "?(spanishqué tanto crees conocer sobre el SIDA?" Las variables predictoras del uso del condón se identificaron mediante regresión logística y cálculo de la razón de momios con IC 95%. RESULTADOS: El nivel de conocimiento objetivo fue regular y tuvo diferencias por estratos (p< 0.001 favoreciendo al medio y superior (p= 0.008. Del conocimiento subjetivo, los de estratos alto, medio y bajo percibieron saber "algo", y los del marginado "poco". Los varones dijeron usar más el condón (35.4% que las mujeres (15.3% (p< 0.001, y los de estratos superiores (p< 0.005. Aunque conocimiento objetivo y subjetivo se correlacionaron (r= 0.37, p< 0.001, un mayor conocimiento subjetivo se asoció con el uso del condón (p< 0.001. CONCLUSIONES: Conocimiento subjetivo, pertenecer al estrato alto o medio y ser varón, predijeron el uso constante del condón. Su uso fue diferencial por género y estrato socioeconómico.

  6. HACIENDO EL BARRIO UN LUGAR MEJOR PARA VIVIR. UN ENFOQUE DE BIENESTAR SUBJETIVO APLICANDO LAS NECESIDADES HUMANAS FUNDAMENTALES

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    Papachristou, Ioanna Anna; Rosas Casals, Martí

    2015-01-01

    Los estudios del bienestar subjetivo (SWB han estado en el centro de atención scientífica en los últimos años. Con la mayoría de las personas viviendo ahora en ciudades, la necesidad de un enfoque más antropocéntrico para el estudio y la mejora de los entornos urbanos es cadavez mayor. En este sentido, definir y medir el bienestar subjetivo en contextos urbanos puede ser especialmente beneficioso en los procesos de diseño y planificación urbana. En este artículo, se presenta un método para me...

  7. Estilos de afrontamiento al estrés y bienestar subjetivo en adolescentes y jóvenes

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    J. Isaac Uribe-Alvarado; Rosa Martha Meda-Lara; Rosa Esthela Guardado-Llamas; Bárbara Gabriela Ponce de León-Pagaza; Julio César Verdugo-Lucero; Jorge Guzmán-Muñiz

    2013-01-01

    Con la investigación buscamos determinar la relación entre el nivel de Bienestar Subjetivo y los Estilos de Afrontamiento al Estrés en adolescentes y jóvenes de Colima, México. En el estudio participaron 436 estudiantes con rango de edad de 15 a 24 años. Para recabar la información utilizamos la escala de Modos de Afrontamiento de Lazarus y Folkman (versión adaptada de Sandin & Chorot, 2003) y la Escala Multidimensional para la medición del Bienestar Subjetivo (AnguasPlata & Reyes, 1998). Lo...

  8. La referencialidad, redefinida desde el bienestar subjetivo y la socialización

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    Farley Johanna Cardona-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Se presentan resultados de una investigación realizada con el objetivo definir la referencialidad partiendo del proceso de socialización y la construcción del bienestar subjetivo, en la que participaron 11 jóvenes de 20 a 26 años de Medellín. La modalidad de investigación adoptada fue la teoría fundamentada y los datos fueron obtenidos a través de dos grupos de discusión y cuatro entrevistas semiestructuradas. Como parte de los resultados se destacan las tensiones a considerar para la definición de la referencialidad, su constitución a través de las relaciones significativas que establecen los y las jóvenes con personas dentro y fuera de la familia, y la forma como multiplicidad de relaciones influyen positivamente en la consecución de mejores condiciones de bienestar subjetivo. Las conclusiones dejan ver posibilidades de integración del concepto, construido como orientador de intervenciones psicosociales y de políticas públicas sobre familia y juventud.

  9. Elementos mediadores de la felicidad y el bienestar subjetivo en hombres y mujeres

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    Rozzana Sánchez Aragón

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La felicidad se identifica como una emoción básica y como una de las principales metas humanas que acompañan al ser humano por su travesía en la vida. La presente investigación se propuso explorar las diferencias sexuales y las relaciones entre elementos mediadores de la felicidad (cultura, recursos personales, auto-monitoreo, procesos de regulación emocional y el bienestar subjetivo con la pareja, la familia, los amigos, el trabajo, el autoconcepto y las necesidades básicas. Se trabajó con una muestra no probabilística de N = 203 estudiantes universitarios de la Ciudad de México quienes en forma voluntaria respondieron a una batería de pruebas de ejecución, máxima y típica, validada previamente. Los resultados muestran la supremacía de las mujeres en las habilidades emocionales así como en la expresión emocional, mientras lo que predominó en los hombres fue el ejercicio de estrategias de control emocional. Asimismo, se encontraron mayor cantidad de relaciones y estos eran más fuertes entre los elementos mediadores de la felicidad con el bienestar subjetivo de las mujeres en su relación de pareja y autoconcepto, mientras que en los hombres se refleja en su relación con los amigos, principalmente.

  10. Dotação, habilidades sociais e bem-estar subjetivo

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    Maria Luiza Pontes de França-Freitas

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue identificar posibles diferencias y semejanzas en rela - ción a las habilidades sociales y al bienestar subjetivo, asociadas a los dominios de dotación (inteligencia general, creatividad, socio-afectivo y sensorio-motriz. Parti - ciparon 269 niños dotados y talentosos, de ambos sexos, entre los ocho y los doce años de edad. Los participantes respondieron al Sistema de Evaluación de Habilida - des Sociales (SSRS-BR, a la Escala Multidimensional de Satisfacción de Vida para Niños y a la Escala de Afecto Positivo y Negativo para Niños. Se verificaron diferen - cias en algunas clases de habilidades sociales y en algunos indicadores de bienestar subjetivo, para los dominios socio-afectivo y sensorio-motrices, y subdominios verbal y matemático, y este último subdominio es el que presentó mayores diferencias. Los resultados alcanzados traen algunas contribuciones el área, una vez que no fueron encontradas investigaciones comparando niños dotados en diferentes dominios en lo que se refiere a las diferentes variables de este estudio.

  11. Condicionantes económicas de Colombia y la Alianza del Pacífico

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    Giovanni Reyes

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    Full Text Available La principal finalidad de este estudio es presentar una visión actualizada y genérica respecto a las condicionantes económicas de Colombia en particular y las relacionadas con el conjunto de países que conforman la Alianza del Pacífico en general –Chile, Colombia, México y Perú. Se trata de un estudio no experimental, descriptivo-interpretativo con énfasis en la revisión de datos. Entre las conclusiones más importantes se destacan los niveles de crecimiento económico con mayor estabilidad que presentan Chile y Perú, una dependencia comercial exterior de México hacia Estados Unidos y en Colombia se tiene el caso de que el aumento de producción que se hace evidente no impacta tanto como era de esperarse, en la variable empleo.

  12. Defining popular iconic metaphor.

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    Columbus, Peter J; Boerger, Michael A

    2002-04-01

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

  13. Bienestar subjetivo, renta y bienes relacionales. Los determinantes de la felicidad en España

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    Iglesias Vázquez, Emma

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper we analyze the determinants of happiness proxying by subjective welfare. The main objective is twofold: on the one hand, to put to the test the Easterlin’s paradox (the lack of a direct relationship between income and subjective wellbeing at aggregate level and, on the other hand, to weight influence of relational goods in determining happiness. The analytical framework adopts the perspective of happiness economics and the empirical evidence is derived from the estimation of a microeconometric function of happiness applying a Logit model both when using cross sectional and panel data. The results show that in Spanish society income plays a secondary and subjective role, while other variables that are associated directly or indirectly to relational goods are revealed to be very important.En el presente trabajo se analizan los determinantes de la felicidad, entendida esta como satisfacción subjetiva revelada. El principal objetivo tiene un doble componente: por un lado, se trata de contrastar la paradoja de Easterlin para la sociedad española (ausencia de un vínculo directo entre el incremento de la renta per capita y la evolución del bienestar subjetivo revelado a nivel agregado y, por otro, evaluar el papel que desempeñan los bienes relacionales como determinantes de la felicidad. El marco analítico adoptado se encuadra dentro de la denominada happiness economics y la evidencia empírica se deriva de la estimación de una función microeconométrica de la felicidad aplicando un modelo Logit tanto en cortes temporales como en datos de panel. Los resultados obtenidos permiten concluir que en España el ingreso desempeña un papel secundario y subjetivo, mientras que se revelan como importantes las variables asociadas directa o indirectamente a los bienes relacionales.

  14. Condicionantes de género y embarazo no planificado, en adolescentes y mujeres jóvenes

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    Teresa Yago-Simón

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Los estudios sobre comportamientos sexo-reproductivos de riesgo de la población juvenil aprecian diferencias entre sexos y recomiendan incluir la perspectiva de género. El objetivo de este estudio es conocer cómo influyen los condicionantes de género en las jóvenes y si hay relación con el embarazo no planificado. Método: Participantes: 395 mujeres entre 14 y 24 años, atendidas en consulta de anticoncepción. Instrumento: Aplicación del cuestionario sobre condicionantes de género en anticoncepción (COGANT. Análisis: Relación entre puntuaciones en el cuestionario, variables sociodemográficas y embarazo no planificado. Resultados: Los condicionantes de género actúan más en adolescentes, extranjeras, gitanas y con menor nivel de estudios. Puntuar más elevado en el cuestionario y en los factores "Relación vincular no igualitaria" y "Rol de género tradicional", está relacionado con el embarazo no planificado. Conclusiones: Es necesario avanzar en la igualdad y cuestionar los roles tradicionales para disminuir los embarazos no planificados en las chicas jóvenes.

  15. Communication of the popular

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    Božilović Nikola

    2015-01-01

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

  16. Factores condicionantes en la transposición literatura-música

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    González Martínez, Juan Miguel

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available When we depart from a literary work to create a composition it is possible to speak about a process of transposition. This article attempts to reflect on some of the factors that determine this type of processes and that define the semiotic nature of the result. On the one hand, the extra-discursive determinants are born in mind, and, from a pragmatic perspective, there comes the importance of the sociocultural context, of the situation of enunciation and of the agents implied (authors, recipients, performers, society…. On the other hand, the determinants that act from inside the discourse itself are considered, especially those related to structural factors such as the macrostructural organization of the discourse, the actancial scheme and the treatment of aspects as time and action in the development of the narrative project. Opera Rigoletto with Verdi’s music and Piave’s libretto on Victor Hugo’s drama Le roi s’amuse is examined.

    Cuando se parte de una obra literaria para crear una obra musical se puede hablar de un proceso de transposición. Este trabajo pretende reflexionar sobre algunos de los factores que determinan este tipo de procesos y que definen la naturaleza semiótica del resultado. Por un lado, se tiene en cuenta los condicionantes extradiscursivos y, desde una perspectiva pragmática, se plantea la importancia del contexto socio-cultural, de la situación de enunciación y de los agentes implicados (autores, destinatarios, intérpretes, sociedad…. Por otro lado, se considera los condicionantes que actúan desde el interior del propio discurso, especialmente los relacionados con factores estructurales como la organización macroestructural del discurso, el esquema actancial y el tratamiento de aspectos como el tiempo y la acción en el desarrollo del proyecto narrativo. Como ejemplo se toma la ópera Rigoletto con música de Verdi y libreto de Piave sobre el drama Le roi s’amuse de

  17. El bienestar subjetivo ante las buenas prácticas educativas con TIC: su influencia en profesorado innovador

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    Valverde Berrocoso, Jesús; Fernández Sánchez, María Rosa; Revuelta Domínguez, Francisco Ignacio

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio, que forma parte de una investigación más amplia sobre la innovación educativa y la integración de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) en el aula [1], es conocer el grado de «bienestar subjetivo» autopercibido por profesorado innovador y asociado a su realización de «buenas prácticas educativas con TIC». El bienestar subjetivo es un concepto que se extrae de las percepciones de las personas sobre su existencia o su visión subjetiva de su exper...

  18. Efectos diferenciales del bienestar subjetivo, autorrealización y celos en las fases del amor pasional

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    Rozzana Sánchez Aragón

    2009-01-01

    El presente estudio exploró en 348 hombres y mujeres de dos ciudades de la República Mexicana las diferencias en la autorrealización, el bienestar subjetivo y los celos en las cuatro fases del amor pasional: atracción, enamoramiento, amor obsesivo y amor desesperado. Los resultados indican los efectos diferenciales por sexo, ciudad de procedencia y etapas de la pasión en dichas áreas.

  19. Public and popular history

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    De Groot, Jerome

    2013-01-01

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

  20. Estilos de afrontamiento al estrés y bienestar subjetivo en adolescentes y jóvenes

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    J. Isaac Uribe-Alvarado

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Con la investigación buscamos determinar la relación entre el nivel de Bienesta Subjetivo y los Estilos de Afrontamiento al Estrés en adolescentes y jóvenes de Colima, México. En el estudio participaron 436 estudiantes con rango de edad de 15 a 24 años. Para recabar la información utilizamos la escala de Modos de Afrontamiento de Lazarus y Folkman (versión adaptada de Sandin & Chorot, 2003 y la Escala Multidimensional para la medición del Bienestar Subjetivo (Anguas- Plata & Reyes, 1998. Los resultados indican que los adolescentes y las adolescentes mantienen un promedio más alto de bienestar subjetivo que los sujetos jóvenes, y que el estilo de afrontamiento que más utilizan es el de aceptación de la responsabilidad, mientras que el menos utilizado es la huídaevitación.

  1. Estilos de afrontamiento al estrés y bienestar subjetivo en adolescentes y jóvenes

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    Julio César Verdugo-Lucero

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la investigación buscamos determinar la relación entre el nivel de Bienestar Subjetivo y los Estilos de Afrontamiento al Estrés en adolescentes y jóvenes de Colima, México. En el estudio participaron 436 estudiantes con rango de edad de 15 a 24 años. Para recabar la información utilizamos la escala de Modos de Afrontamiento de Lazarus y Folkman (versión adaptada de Sandin & Chorot, 2003 y la Escala Multidimensional para la medición del Bienestar Subjetivo (AnguasPlata & Reyes, 1998. Los resultados indican que los adolescentes y las adolescentes mantienen un promedio más alto de bienestar subjetivo que los sujetos jóvenes, y que el estilo de afrontamiento que más utilizan es el de aceptación de la responsabilidad, mientras que el menos utilizado es la huídaevitación.

  2. Popularity Contagion among Adolescents

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

    2012-01-01

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

  3. 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

  4. Popular music from Greenland

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    Otte, Andreas Roed

    a sense of place in popular music. The second probes different strategies for co-branding popular music and Greenland. The third is concerned with music consumption patterns among Greenlandic youth. And the fourth article engages with an alternative form of nationalism found within the Nuuk underground...

  5. Bienestar Subjetivo y Calidad de Vida en la Infancia en Chile

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    Juan Carlos Oyanedel

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta los resultados de la Encuesta Internacional sobre Bienestar Subjetivo infantil (ISCWeB, aplicada en Chile en el año 2012. El cuestionario fue aplicado a una muestra de 2.734 niños y niñas, de 8, 10 y 12 años, residentes de las tres principales zonas urbanas del país. Los resultados dan cuenta de una alta satisfacción con la vida, existiendo diferencias al considerar las variables nivel socioeconómico y sexo, así como también distintos aspectos. Los ámbitos mejor evaluados corresponden a la familia, bienes materiales, y salud; en detrimento de aspectos como el barrio y el colegio. Asimismo, se observa que el conocimiento y percepción de que se respetan los derechos de los niños y niñas, disminuye con la edad. Las conclusiones enfatizan la necesidad de profundizar en el estudio de esta temática.

  6. El valor de los apoyos para el bienestar subjetivo al vivir con esquizofrenia

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    Daniel Ricardo Zaraza Morales

    Full Text Available Este artículo es el resultado de una investigación cualitativa que se realizó con la participación de un grupo de personas con esquizofrenia y sus familiares, en Medellín (Colombia. El objetivo fue comprender los aspectos que promueven la salud mental en las personas con esquizofrenia y sus familias, teniendo en cuenta su experiencia subjetiva. Se realizaron ocho entrevistas en profundidad y dos grupos focales para la recolección de la información, la cual se analizó bajo los planteamientos de la Teoría Fundamentada de Strauss y Corbin. La categoría interpretativa que surgió durante el análisis fue "El valor de los apoyos, un punto subjetivo en la experiencia de vivir con esquizofrenia", la cual revela la importancia que tiene, para quienes viven y conviven con la enfermedad, el fortalecimiento de los apoyos personales, familiares y sociales disponibles, pues estos favorecen la sensación de bienestar y el camino hacia la recuperación.

  7. EL ESPÍRITU EMPRENDEDOR: CONDICIONANTES PARA LA INNOVACIÓN

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    Emanuel Leite

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación es estudiar el fenómeno de los condicionantes de la relación de la innovación y el desarrollo del espíritu emprendedor. Uno de los pilares básicos del desarrollo del espíritu emprendedor es la educación, fuente innovadora inagotable de mejora e innovación. La economía del siglo XXI está orientada al aprendizaje. La promoción del emprendedorismo envuelve un cambio cultural basado en la premisa de que las personas pueden mejorar su calidad de vida y de otros, tomando para sí mismos la tarea de dirigir y definir su propio destino y construyendo los suyos propios. No se trata simplemente de producir más con menos costes, lo que se pretende, principalmente, es fomentar el proceso innovador de la manera más inteligente posible. En este contexto, las universidades adquieren una importancia vital. Ante esto, el espacio ibero-americano debe ser el escenario de colaboraciones para acciones conjuntas de la capacidad de generación de conocimiento ya existente, constituye la dimensión crucial de cualquier esfuerzo de desarrollo en países como Brasil. Hoy en día la participación de la microempresa es clave para el desarrollo de cualquier economía. Así como la actitud emprendedora se contempla como la puerta de entrada para la creación de empresas.

  8. Condicionantes de desempenho dos projetos de software e a influência da maturidade em gestão de projetos.

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    Renato de Oliveira Moraes

    2004-01-01

    Este trabalho procurou averiguar os efeitos da maturidade em gestão de projetos da organização executante sobre a relação entre certos condicionantes de desempenho e o desempenho dos projetos de software. Para tanto, foi feito um levantamento em 131 projetos de software cujos resultados mostram que, nas organizações de maior maturidade em gestão de projetos, certos elementos condicionantes do desempenho têm uma menor influência sobre as diferentes dimensões do desempenho dos projetos. O perfi...

  9. Popular Music and Society

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    2007-01-01

    the collapse of the Soviet Union: What present trends can be observed?  How has the Soviet context influenced the popular music of today?  How is music performed and consumed?  How has the interrelationship between cultural industry and performers developed?  How are nationalist sensibilities affecting popular......Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, popular music is thriving in the former Soviet territories and covers a broad variety of genres.  Among these are rock bands formed in the Soviet era, surviving legends of Soviet pop, and younger bands and performers of the 1990s and 2000s.......   Local and foreign musics blend as new impulses arrive from without and arise from within the region.  Thanks to the most recent wave of Russian emigrants, these popular musics have also spread to various localities around the world, as exemplified by the phenomenon of "Russendisko" in Berlin...

  10. Agents of Popular Sovereignty

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    Wolkenstein, Fabio

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

  11. Women and Popular Church

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    2013-01-01

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

  12. Cuerpo subjetivo y didáctica: construcción vivencial

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    José Enver Ayala Zuluaga

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se relacionan los hallazgos de la categoría “Cuerpo subjetivo y didáctica: construcción vivencial” del estudio denominado “Sentidos que se le otorgan a la motricidad los maestros como un saber para la enseñanza”, estudio constituido desde la necesidad revisar otras comprensiones en la educación y en la formación del magisterio. El objetivo central se elaboró con la intención de develar las expresiones de los actores educativos, partiendo de la interpretación sobre ellas en clave didáctica; con dicho proceso se precisó utilizar el enfoque comprensivo de la investigación bajo el tipo de investigación llamada etnografía reflexiva; en trabajo desarrollado permitió definir como ejes de discusión las categorías Cuerpo y didáctica: origen del tránsito, In-corporo y enseño, y la triada cuerpo-percepción-pensamiento, en estas se expresan y concluye que las configuraciones de los sujetos que transitan el aula tienen anclajes vivenciales para potenciar el procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje, en tanto se guian por las realidades que ofrece el aula y que no tienen una condición diferente a lo que se refiere a la existencia de los actores de aula.

  13. Violência, culpa e ato: causas e efeitos subjetivos em adolescentes

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    Henrique Figueiredo Carneiro

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um relato de pesquisa realizada sobre a violência e o adolescente, evidenciando o objetivo, as causas e os efeitos subjetivos que desencadeiam a violência na atualidade. Apresenta também uma investigação qualitativa com referencial teórico-conceitual da psicanálise, em destaque os conceitos de mal-estar, lei, anomia, limites, laços sociais, necessidade, desejo, culpa, passagem ao ato, individualismo, discurso capitalista, amor, vida e morte. Foram utilizados fotografias e fragmentos de filmes apresentados aos adolescentes inseridos no projeto Pró-jovem, desenvolvido na cidade de Maracanaú, Ceará, Brasil. As análises confirmaram os pressupostos da pesquisa de que a violência guarda relação direta com a ineficácia dos discursos normativos, que a culpa não comparece em consequência dos atos desfechados contra o próximo e que o sujeito não se guia por uma referência mítica do representante da lei.(* Colaboradores da pesquisa: doutora Marta Gerez Ambertín (Universidad de Santiago del Estero - Argentina; mestra em Psicologia Márcia Batista dos Santos (Universidade de Fortaleza - Brasil; alunos de Mestrado em Psicologia: Thiago Costa Matos Carneiro da Cunha (Labio, Rossana Vaz Borja (Labio, Carla Renata Braga de Souza (Labio/Leipcs, Lisieux D’Jesus Luzia de Araújo Rocha (Labio/Otium - Universidade de Fortaleza - Brasil; graduado em Psicologia Marcus Vinicius Ximenes Rocha (Universidade de Fortaleza – Brasil; bolsista de I. C. CNPq: Ricardo Pinheiro Maia Júnior; bolsista de I. C. Funcap: Rayana Silva Lima (Universidade de Fortaleza. Projeto apoiado pelo CNPq por meio de Bolsa de Produtividade em Pesquisa concedida ao Prof. Dr. Henrique Figueiredo Carneiro.

  14. O Espaço-tempo Subjetivo do Indivíduo (ETSI

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Graças a seu Sistema Nervoso Central – SNC, um indivíduo se percebe no espaço e no tempo de seu ambiente. Mas, através de seus sentidos suas percepções são subjetivas. Por outro lado, sua mente é influenciada por agentes físicos e substâncias químicas que venha a ingerir. Estas constatações banais, do cotidiano, devem ser levadas em conta quando se empreende a elaboração de uma teoria relativa à mente. Os contextos em que se insere uma teoria dessa natureza envolvem antigas questões, ainda abertas, fazendo parte do denominado “Problema do Conhecimento”. Apresento um pequeno percurso histórico das reflexões de teóricos de diferentes especialidades sobre aquele problema. Proponho que hoje, participando daquele percurso, uma estrutura conceitual pode ser concebida, conjugando o indivíduo se percebendo em três instâncias: o ambiente físico, o ambiente sociocultural e seu próprio corpo, constituindo assim, suas características mentais, sua memória e sua história de vida. Trata-se de um super-espaço, que, independentemente, de ser, objetivamente, imaginável, ou não, referese a algo que existe. Tenho denominado esta estrutura por (ETSI. Como emergente do SNC ela pode ser estudada em contextos de investigações da neurociência contemporânea. Deste empreendimento, proponho que se podem originar bases científicas para psicologia.Palavras-chave: Interior do indivíduo; Neurociência; Complexidade; Espaço-tempo Subjetivo; Consciência.

  15. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  18. Relación entre identidad, conducta virtual, bienestar subjetivo y rupturas afectivas en jóvenes universitarios

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    El auge de las redes sociales ha permitido que se conviertan en lugares importantes de elaboración de la identidad dada la facilidad para la autoapertura y validación social de roles personales, asociándose esto a una percepción de mayor bienestar subjetivo. Aunque hay literatura importante sobre la elaboración de la identidad en redes sociales, existe poca información sobre elaboración de crisis de identidad en el ambiente virtual, particularmente, la generada por una ruptura afectiva. La pr...

  19. Arte Popular y Feminismo

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    Eli Bartra

    2000-01-01

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

  20. Popularity and Debut

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    This paper focuses on two firms' optimal entry strategies in an emerging market characterized by word-of-mouth effects. Consumers can be of two types depending on which firm's brand they prefer. Firms are asymmetric in their popularity as given by the probability of meeting a fan of its brand. Word......-of-mouth communication influences popularity in the two periods of competition by increasing the likelihood of the late consumer having an affinity towards the brand adopted at the first stage. In this environment firms strategically choose their timing of product introduction knowing that fast introduction is costly. I...... study the subgame perfect equilibria of the game to observe how they connect to firms' popularities, strength of word-ofmouth network effects, and the level of product differentiation. The model shows under what conditions asymmetries in the duopoly should be expected to increase or decrease over time...

  1. Abuso emocional : suas relações com autoestima, bem-estar subjetivo e estilos parentais em universitários

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    2010-01-01

    A revisão da literatura mostrou que há uma carência de estudos específicos para a avaliação do abuso emocional e de suas repercussões especialmente no Brasil. Esta dissertação consistiu em dois estudos: o primeiro foi uma revisão da literatura sobre as relações entre abuso emocional, autoestima, bem-estar subjetivo e estilos parentais percebidos. O segundo, teve como objetivo analisar as relações entre a memória de abuso emocional, autoestima, bem-estar subjetivo e verificar diferenças na inc...

  2. Bienestar subjetivo en la vida adulta y en la vejez: hacia una psicología positiva ; en América Latina

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    Anita Liberalesso Neri

    2002-01-01

    Este artículo se centra en una perspectiva positiva de la psicología, para analizar el bienestar subjetivo durante la adultez y la vejez. Revisa diversas concepciones, indicadores y correlatos, tanto sociodemográficos, como socioculturales del bienestar subjetivo; presenta alternativas de evaluación del mismo, e investigaciones internacionales y, sobre todo, brasileñas sobre el particular. Hace énfasis en procesos psicológicos asociados con el funcionamiento del self (sí mismo) como regulador...

  3. Resources for Popular Education.

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    Heaney, Tom

    1992-01-01

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

  4. Altruism and Popularity

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    Egilmez, Eda; Naylor-Tincknell, Janett

    2017-01-01

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

  5. Programa bolsa família: a condicionante saúde realmente existe?

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    Núbia Maria Uchôa Barbosa

    2014-12-01

    saúde dos jovens. Esses são os novos marcos ético-legais que devem nortear as políticas nacionais de atenção à saúde dos jovens no Sistema Único de Saúde(7. Diante desse contexto, pergunta-se: os beneficiários do Programa Bolsa Família têm conhecimento sobre a condicionante saúde? A saúde pública tem conhecimentosobre a importância dessa condicionante para a nossa população jovem? Acreditamos que a condicionante saúde existe, mas, infelizmente, muito aquém do que realmente a nossa população merece e necessita.

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

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

    2017-08-01

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

  7. 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...

  8. EL BIENESTAR SUBJETIVO ANTE LAS BUENAS PRÁCTICAS EDUCATIVAS CON TIC: SU INFLUENCIA EN PROFESORADO INNOVADOR

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    Jesús Valverde Berrocoso

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio, que forma parte de una investigación más amplia sobre la innovación educativa y la integración de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC en el aula [1], es conocer el grado de «bienestar subjetivo» autopercibido por profesorado innovador y asociado a su realización de «buenas prácticas educativas con TIC». El bienestar subjetivo es un concepto que se extrae de las percepciones de las personas sobre su existencia o su visión subjetiva de su experiencia vital y profesional. En una muestra de profesorado innovador (N=41 de centros educativos seleccionados por sus «buenas prácticas con TIC», se aplicó un cuestionario para medir qué motivaciones, emociones y competencias están presentes en una práctica innovadora con tecnologías, así como el grado de satisfacción personal y profesional logrado tras la aplicación de estas buenas prácticas. Los resultados revelan las motivaciones que mueven al profesorado a implicarse en actividades docentes innovadoras, las percepciones de satisfacción y las emociones en las que se fundamenta su grado de bienestar subjetivo vinculado con las buenas prácticas educativas con TIC. Las motivaciones que impulsan la innovación o las buenas prácticas educativas con TIC son de carácter práctico (mejora del trabajo docente y mayor interés del alumnado, ético (deber y responsabilidad de uso por parte del profesorado y personal (superación de retos para lograr una mayor competencia digital. El profesorado manifiesta mayoritariamente emociones positivas relacionadas con el uso educativo de las TIC (orgullo, satisfacción, autoestima, autoconfianza y felicidad, autopercepción de logro de metas profesionales y una mayor eficacia en su actividad docente. El profesorado percibe que sus buenas prácticas inciden en la actitud positiva de sus compañeros hacias las innovaciones con TIC, el apoyo del equipo directivo hacia estos proyectos y a una mayor

  9. Felicidade, bem-estar subjetivo e comportamento acadêmico de estudantes universitários Felicidad, bienestar subjetivo y comportamiento académico de estudiantes universitarios Happiness, subjective well-being and the academic behavior of university students

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    José Augusto Dela Coleta

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo determinar índices de felicidade e bem-estar e sua relação com o comportamento acadêmico, em uma amostra de 252 estudantes universitários dos últimos períodos de diversos cursos e diferentes instituições de educação superior. Os sujeitos foram solicitados a responder a um questionário composto de perguntas sobre dados biográficos e escalas sobre o sentimento de felicidade, satisfação e bem-estar subjetivo, avaliações de vários aspectos de suas vidas, de sua universidade, de sua formação e comportamento acadêmico. Os resultados mostraram que estes estudantes avaliam sua satisfação, bem-estar e felicidade de modo bastante positivo. De modo geral eles estão satisfeitos com a faculdade e com o próprio rendimento acadêmico, embora se preocupem um pouco com a garantia de sucesso profissional que a formação recebida lhes possa oferecer. A principal hipótese foi confirmada ao se encontrar coeficiente de correlação múltipla significativo entre as medidas de bem-estar subjetivo e o comportamento acadêmico-universitário.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo determinar índices de felicidad y bienestar y su relación con el comportamiento académico, en una muestra de 252 estudiantes universitarios en los últimos períodos de diversos cursos y diferentes instituciones de educación superior. Los sujetos fueron solicitados a responder a un cuestionario compuesto de preguntas sobre datos biográficos y escalas sobre el sentimiento de felicidad, satisfacción y bienestar subjetivo, evaluaciones de varios aspectos de sus vidas, de su universidad, de su formación y comportamiento académico. Los resultados mostraron que estos estudiantes evalúan su satisfacción, bienestar y felicidad de modo bastante positivo. De modo general ellos están satisfechos con la facultad y con el propio rendimiento académico, aunque se preocupen un poco con la garantía de éxito profesional que la formación recibida

  10. El bienestar subjetivo como enfoque e instrumento de la política pública: una revisión analítica de la literatura

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    Castellanos-Cereceda, Roberto

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available ¿Qué utilidad tiene el enfoque de bienestar subjetivo para el estudio, análisis y hechura de la política pública? En este trabajo argumento que la utilidad se aprecia en varios aspectos. El enfoque de bienestar subjetivo ofrece nuevas formas de poner a prueba supuestos básicos del análisis económico y social sobre el comportamiento humano; ofrece herramientas de análisis que dan una perspectiva diferente y complementaria a mediciones y enfoques tradicionales sobre los aspectos que más importan a la población en su proceso de desarrollo; ofrece un conjunto de reflexiones importantes sobre las implicaciones del estudio de la felicidad y la satisfacción para diferentes tipos de políticas públicas y en distintos ámbitos de la acción gubernamental. Estos aspectos se analizan a partir de un rastreo histórico sobre los orígenes de la “ciencia del bienestar subjetivo o de la felicidad” y de una revisión de la literatura para identificar temas abordados, herramientas desarrolladas y políticas públicas implicadas en el estudio sobre el bienestar subjetivo en décadas recientes. Una de las ideas centrales de este trabajo es que más que elevar los niveles de felicidad y satisfacción de las personas, en sí mismo importante, se trata de encontrar formas de reducir la brecha entre los objetivos de desarrollo que tiene la política pública, por un lado, y el bienestar subjetivo de la población, por el otro, a partir de una mejor comprensión de las preferencias y comportamientos de los individuos y lo que afecta la satisfacción de las personas con su vida.

  11. Popular Music Policy

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    2008-01-01

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

  12. Medios y sectores populares

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    Blasco Fernando Checa Montúfar

    2015-01-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. Análisis de parámetros objetivos y subjetivos en Pre-Amplificadores de Audio

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    Javier A. Beltrán Bríñez

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo explica los resultados de las mediciones en cinco (5 diferentes pre-amplificadores, entre estado sólido y válvulas al vacío, de parámetros objetivos de THD –Análisis de Fourier- y función de transferencia, y parámetros subjetivos de calidez y brillo, en una muestra no probabilística de expertos con ingenieros de grabación que cuentan con una experiencia entre quince (15 y veinticinco (25 años, con el fin de encontrar una correspondencia directa entre estos parámetros y determinar qué elementos electrónicos están relacionados con la percepción auditiva de calidez y brillo en una grabación realizada con estos dispositivos.

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

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

  16. Fatores condicionantes do nível de maturidade em gerenciamento de projetos: um estudo empírico em empresas brasileiras

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    Gutenberg de Araújo Silveira

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    Full Text Available No ambiente dinâmico e complexo de negócios, caracterizado por desafios constantes, o eficaz gerenciamento de projetos é um dos determinantes da sobrevivência das organizações. Todavia, para alcançarem melhor desempenho, as empresas precisam ter processos de gerenciamento de projetos estruturados e maduros. Embora existam diversos modelos de maturidade, que proporcionam uma abordagem quantitativa, o caminho em sua busca não tem sido um assunto empiricamente pesquisado, portanto, o objetivo neste estudo foi identificar os principais fatores condicionantes da maturidade em gerenciamento de projetos em organizações brasileiras. Para tanto, foi adotado o método de pesquisa de estudo de campo, por meio de e-survey, de natureza descritiva e correlacional, junto a 473 participantes, tomadores ou influenciadores de decisões em gerenciamento de projetos, quanto à sua percepção sobre os fatores condicionantes, representando 360 organizações de diferentes tipos, portes e segmentos da economia brasileira. Os resultados do estudo permitem concluir que os principais fatores condicionantes da maturidade em gerenciamento de projetos nas empresas estudadas observam a seguinte hierarquia, do mais para o menos importante: processos e ferramentas; pessoas e equipe; apoio organizacional; orientação a clientes; qualidade dos gerentes de projetos; e orientação a negócios. Esses fatores condicionantes, especialmente o primeiro, se trabalhados adequadamente nas organizações, podem alavancar os níveis de maturidade em geren­ciamento de projetos.

  17. Popular Mobilization Messaging

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

  18. Tipologia das regiões de saúde: condicionantes estruturais para a regionalização no Brasil

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento socioeconômico, a oferta e a complexidade das ações e dos serviços de saúde no contexto regional podem ser considerados condicionantes estruturais para o êxito do atual processo de regionalização da saúde no Brasil. O presente estudo tem como objetivo identificar os condicionantes estruturais do processo de regionalização por meio da construção de uma tipologia das regiões de saúde no Brasil. Foi construída tipologia das regiões de saúde brasileiras a partir de fonte de dados secundários disponível. A identificação das dimensões e dos grupos - que compõem a tipologia - foi realizada por meio de análise fatorial e de agrupamentos/clusters. Também foram identificados o tipo de prestador de ações e os serviços predominantes na região tanto para a produção ambulatorial quanto para a internação. As regiões foram classificadas em cinco grupos, de forma independente, de acordo com suas características socioeconômicas e de oferta de serviços de saúde. A caracterização das regiões de saúde brasileiras, a partir da tipologia apresentada, demonstra heterogeneidade do território nacional e a complexidade de organizar sistemas de saúde regionais. A tipologia proposta pode auxiliar na investigação e no melhor entendimento desse cenário contraditório e complexo, apoiando o urgente desenvolvimento de políticas públicas regionais integradas que envolvam, concomitantemente, desenvolvimento econômico e social; e o fortalecimento dos espaços de governança regional, a fim de promover a organização de sistemas de saúde regionais alicerçados nos princípios do SUS e numa gestão compartilhada e solidária que tenha como imagem-objetivo a garantia do direito à saúde.

  19. Trabajo informal: motivos, bienestar subjetivo, salud, y felicidad en vendedores ambulantes Trabalho informal: motivos, bem-estar subjetivo, saúde e felicidade de vendedores ambulantes Informal work: motives, well being, health and happiness in street vendors

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    Emilio Moyano Díaz

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Las relaciones entre trabajo, bienestar subjetivo (B.S., felicidad y salud son complejas y de alto interés teórico y empírico. Ellas son analizadas aquí en trabajadores informales de comercio ambulante. Mediante observación y fotografías en las cinco ciudades más pobladas de la región del Maule (Chile, se registra 1556 puestos de venta de los que aleatoriamente se selecciona 258 para encuestar. Resultados: presentan una satisfacción vital global moderada, estando menos satisfechos con sus amigos y ocio, que con su trabajo y su familia. Su mayor felicidad proviene de ésta (χ2Friedman=389,47; gl=3; pAs relações entre trabalho, bem-estar subjetivo (B.S., felicidade e saúde são complexas e de alto interesse teórico e empírico. Elas são analisadas aqui em trabalhadores informais do comércio ambulante. Mediante observação e fotografias nas cinco cidades mais populosas da região do Maule (Chile, registram-se 1556 postos de venda. Foram selecionados aleatoriamente 258 para interrogar. Resultados: os trabalhadores informais apresentam uma satisfação vital global moderada, estando menos satisfeitos com seus amigos e tempo de lazer do que com seu trabalho e sua família. Sua maior felicidade provém desta (χ2Friedman=389,47; gl=3; pRelationships among work, subjective well being (SWB, happiness and health are complex and have a high theoretical and empirical relevance. In this study, these relationships are analyzed in street vendors. Using observation and photographs in the five bigger cities Maule Region (Chile, 1556 sale points were found and 258 of them were randomly selected for this study. Results: vendors have a moderated life satisfaction, with lower satisfaction levels about their friends and leisure than about their work and family. The highest report of happiness comes from their family (χ2Friedman=389,47; gl=3; p<0,001. They report being sick M= 6 days per month, although they only miss work one day per month. Their

  20. Prevalencia de insomnio y condicionantes ambientales en mayores de 65 años en atención primaria

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    Clara Pardo Crego

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo: Describir la prevalencia de insomnio y los condicionantes ambientales que se presentan como factores de riesgo en su aparición en los pacientes de edad igual o superior a 65 años adscritos a dos consultas de enfermería de los centros de salud Ciudad Jardín y Los Ángeles de la Comunidad de Madrid. Método: Estudio descriptivo observacional transversal. Se consideró una proporción esperada de ancianos con insomnio del 25%, un intervalo de confianza (IC del 95% y una precisión de ±7%, resultando un tamaño muestral aleatorizado de 168 pacientes. Resultados: Prevalencia de insomnio del 46%, destacando entre ellos el de mantenimiento. Predominio en el sexo femenino, la diabetes, el consumo de fármacos antihipertensivos y la somnolencia diurna. Conclusión: Resulta recomendable el incremento de las actividades de educación para la salud en relación con este problema y la promoción de cursos para la actualización de los conocimientos de los profesionales para facilitar la correcta detección de los casos.

  1. Fatores pessoais e sociais que influenciam o bem-estar subjetivo: diferenças ligadas estatuto socioeconômico

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    Tania Gaspar

    Full Text Available Resumo Pretende-se compreender e caracterizar a associação entre o Estatuto Socioeconômico (ESE e o bem-estar subjetivo em crianças e adolescentes e ainda entender a influência que fatores pessoais e sociais podem ter nela. Os dados foram recolhidos em 16 escolas, uma metade no Norte e outra na Região de Lisboa, Portugal. A amostra envolve 1.181 estudantes, 51,5% do gênero feminino, cuja idade varia entre 8 e 17 anos, com média de 9,9 anos (DP = 1,42. Dos alunos, 2,6% têm necessidades educativas especiais, enquanto que 3% não utilizam o idioma português em casa. Foram retidos por pelo menos um ano 12, 2%. Quanto ao ESE, 27,1% o têm alto, 64,2% médio/baixo, enquanto que 8, 7% estão desempregados. Foram construídos três modelos de regressão adequados. O Modelo 1 estabelece uma associação entre a ESE e o bem-estar subjetivo. Esta associação tornou-se não significativa com o efeito de fatores pessoais e sociais, que foram fortemente associados com o bem-estar subjetivo. Verifica-se que o impacto do ESE no bem-estar subjetivo é atenuado pela presença de fatores pessoais e sociais. A promoção de competências pessoais e sociais parece ser uma forma de prevenção dos efeitos negativos do ESE baixo no desenvolvimento das crianças e adolescentes.

  2. Um olhar sobre a prática desportiva, bem-estar subjetivo e integração social de imigrantes... em Portugal e no mundo

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    Marília Moraes

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo de revisão centrou-se na prática desportiva e na sua relação com o bem-estar subjetivo e a integração social de imigrantes procurando fazer o levantamento da informação disponível na literatura acerca dessa temática a um nível mais global e, particularmente em Portugal, que a partir dos anos 80 se tornou num país de imigração. O levantamento bibliográfico incluiu livros, artigos científicos pesquisados em bases de dados internacionais, sites especializados e institucionais. A revisão da literatura permitiu verificar que: os imigrantes tendem a praticar menos desporto assim como a ter menores níveis de bem-estar subjetivo comparativamente à população autóctone; a prática desportiva relaciona-se positivamente com o bem-estar subjetivo também nos imigrantes; o desporto pode desempenhar um importante papel para a integração social dos imigrantes, apesar de nalguns contextos reforçar as diferenças inter-étnicas; em Portugal, não foram encontrados estudos específicos sobre a prática desportiva de imigrantes.

  3. A criatividade do professor: a relação entre o sentido subjetivo da criatividade e a pedagogia de projetos

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    Renata Fernandes Mourão

    Full Text Available Buscou-se compreender a relação entre o sentido subjetivo da criatividade do professor e sua prática pedagógica com projetos. Partiu-se da teoria históricocultural da subjetividade desenvolvida por González Rey (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002b, 2004. O método adotado foi o estudo de caso com dois professores que trabalham com projetos de estratégia relativos ao ensino-aprendizagem em uma mesma escola. Vários instrumentos foram utilizados: a técnica de completamento de frases, redações, observação direta, análise documental e, principalmente, a entrevista como processo. Como conclusão principal, percebeu-se que se trata de uma relação recursiva. Além disso, a pesquisa demonstrou que os sentidos subjetivos de importantes aspectos contextuais - como o espaço em sala de aula - são mediadores da relação colocada sob foco. Por fim, notou-se que conflitos e contradições vividos na prática com projetos configuram-se como uma situação potencial de desenvolvimento em relação ao sentido subjetivo da criatividade e à própria prática docente.

  4. Determinantes sociodemográficos y personales del bienestar subjetivo y psicológico en población mexicana

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    José Ángel González-Villalobos

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación el objetivo es analizar la capacidad predictiva de factores sociodemográficos y características personales sobre el bienestar subjetivo y psicológico en población mexicana. Los participantes fueron 976 adultos que cumplimentaron escalas de felicidad, satisfacción vital, emociones positivas y negativas, bienestar psicológico, los Cinco Grandes de personalidad, optimismo y autoestima. Los resultados indicaron que los factores sociodemográficos tenían un tamaño de efecto pequeño sobre las distintas dimensiones de bienestar subjetivo y psicológico. Los análisis de regresión múltiple mostraron que, tanto el bienestar subjetivo como el psicológico, eran explicados por alta extraversión, responsabilidad, autoestima y bajo neuroticismo. Estos resultados sugieren que, no solo los Cinco Grandes, sino la autoestima es un potente predictor de ambos tipos de bienestar en mayor medida que los factores sociodemográficos. Los descubrimientos son consistentes con los encontrados en otras culturas, aunque aparecen diferencias que son discutidas con relación a cómo abordarlas por parte de las autoridades mexicanas.

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

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    Kallio, Alexis Anja

    2017-01-01

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

  6. El bienestar subjetivo en la adolescencia: estudio comparativo de dos Comunidades Autónomas en España

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    Ferran Casas

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la comparabilidad interlingüística e intercultural del bienestar subjetivo durante la adolescencia, a partir de dos muestras de Asturias y de Cataluña de entre 15 y 18 años. Se utilizan como indicadores psicosociales de bienestar tres escalas: La SWLS de Diener, Emmons, Larsen y Smith (1985, escala libre de contexto (context free, el PWI de Cummins, Eckersley, van Pallant, Vugt y Misajon (2003, que evalúa el bienestar personal por ámbitos, y una escala de ítem único sobre satisfacción global con la vida (Overall Life Satisfaction = OLS. Utilizando modelos de Análisis Factorial Confirmatorio, el PWI muestra un buen ajuste para ambas muestras, avalando la comparabilidad de los resultados entre ambas poblaciones. Sus puntuaciones globales resultan más altas entre los adolescentes asturianos que entre los catalanes, igual que la OLS. La SWLS muestra un mal ajuste con los términos constantes restringidos, que añadido al hecho que el alpha de Cronbach aumentaría si el ítem 5 fuera suprimido, abunda en la idea que esta escala funciona de manera distinta en contextos socio-culturales diferentes y mantiene abiertas las dudas sobre si es apropiada su utilización como instrumento comparativo entre poblaciones de características lingüísticas y/o socioculturales distintas.

  7. Edward Said on Popular Music

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    Capitain, W.H.P.

    2017-01-01

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

  8. 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…

  9. Are Atypical Things More Popular?

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    Berger, Jonah; Packard, Grant

    2018-04-01

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

  10. What Drives Politicians’ Online Popularity?

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    Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis; Vaccari, Cristian

    2013-01-01

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

  11. SOBRE LO OBJETIVO, LO SUBJETIVO Y LO CAPRICHOSO EN ARQUITECTURA / On the objective, the subjective and the capricious in Architecture

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    Francisco Javier Montero Fernández

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Un número nuevo de una revista debe pensar una editorial, al igual que un proyecto necesita nacer de un argumento y un primer croquis para, inicialmente, ofrecer una imagen finalista. Después guardaremos la editorial en un cajón y desarrollaremos el número de la revista. Dentro de unos meses, sacaremos ese croquis y podremos reconocer su eficacia; sufrirá algún retoque pero esperamos que aún sea válido.Un viaje comienza con un empeño, un destino o una finalidad. Esta revista se ofrece en cada número con un carácter poliédrico acotando faceta a faceta, la definición de Arquitectura. Siempre que hablamos de ella intentamos conocerla, delimitarla y hay quien piensa que en su anatomía puede encerrarse el secreto de algo que es inaprensible. Paso a paso nos acercamos a su conocimiento lentamente, gracias a un esfuerzo parecido al del trabajo de Sísifo. Lo más acertado sería pensar que nuestro acercamiento es parecido al recorrido de una cinta de Moebius y aunque consigamos agotar el recorrido, siempre seremos conscientes de la breve e inasible distancia existente en el mismo punto de cada lado de la cinta. Este viaje que muchos quieren entender como absurdo, es el viaje de lo subjetivo, de aquello que nos permite acercarnos a las ideas para conocerlas poco a poco, lentamente, frente al eficaz conocimiento lógico, analítico, anatómico que, como el niño que desmonta los objetos, algunos investigadores intentan aplicar, desmontando los edificios, pensando que dentro están las ideas. No obstante todos se ven obligados a reconocer que ese trabajo sí que es absurdo porque nos lleva a la nada, quizás solo a la destrucción del pensamiento a favor del conocimiento ineficaz de la realidad.El otro conocimiento que proponemos consiste en una actitud alternativa, aquella que reivindica lo subjetivo frente a lo objetivo, para establecer como mecanismo de conocimiento una acotación del mundo que nos rodea, de los temas que nos

  12. Determinantes sociodemográficos y personales del bienestar subjetivo y psicológico en población mexicana

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    González-Villalobos, José Ángel; Marrero, Rosario Josefa

    2017-01-01

    En esta investigación el objetivo es analizar la capacidad predictiva de factores sociodemográficos y características personales sobre el bienestar subjetivo y psicológico en población mexicana. Los participantes fueron 976 adultos que cumplimentaron escalas de felicidad, satisfacción vital, emociones positivas y negativas, bienestar psicológico, los Cinco Grandes de personalidad, optimismo y autoestima. Los resultados indicaron que los factores sociodemográficos tenían un tamaño de efecto pe...

  13. El largo camino hacia el estudio científico de la satisfacción con la vida y el bienestar subjetivo

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    Francisco Augusto Laca Arocena

    2015-01-01

    Partiendo de la evidencia de que la búsqueda de la satisfacción con la vida y la discusión sobre los criterios de ordenar la propia hacia ese logro constituyen una constante literaria en nuestra historia, este texto inicia con un contraste entre lo que ya avanzaron los filósofos al respecto en los siglos pasados y lo que la reciente psicología positiva o del bienestar subjetivo va encontrando. El número de pensadores elegidos entre los que trataron este tema en el pasado ha debido ser l...

  14. Optimismo, indefensión, estrés de rol, burnout y bienestar subjetivo en docentes de educación secundaria.

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    Cordero Varela, Marina

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    [ES]Se explora la relación entre las variables optimismo fundado (OF), optimismo disposicional (OD), estrés de rol (ER), “corazón” de burnout (CB) y bienestar subjetivo (BS), haciendo énfasis en la distinción entre indefensión ambiental (HA) e indefensión personal (HP). Conforman la muestra 147 docentes de educación secundaria y bachillerato procedentes de 8 centros diferentes de las provincias de León y Salamanca. En cuanto a los instrumentos de medida, se utilizó la BEEGC-R28 para medir ...

  15. Studying Popular Culture in Japan

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    Moeran, Brian

    , ceramics, fashion magazines and folk art as both products and as processes of design, manufacture, distribution, appreciation and use, which must all be taken into account. Precisely because popular cultural forms are both cultural products and commodities, they reveal the complementary nature of the two...... categories of culture and the economy. The paper outlines and analyses the different ways in which social, cultural, symbolic and economic capital are converted by those participating in advertising, ceramic, fashion magazine and folk art worlds, and suggests that popular culture may best be seen as a name...

  16. RELIGIOSIDADE POPULAR E FENOMENOLOGIA RELIGIOSA

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    Waldomiro O. Piazza

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

  17. Empreendedorismo high-tech no Brasil: condicionantes econômicos, políticos e culturais

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    Sonia M. K. Guimarães

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda o fenômeno do empreendedorismo tecnológico, em crescimento no Brasil, estimulado sobretudo pelo avanço das tecnologias de informação e comunicação e por ações governamentais como a Política de Desenvolvimento Produtivo, de maio de 2008, que propõe aumento de 10% no número de micro e pequenas exportadoras, até 2010. O estudo baseia-se em uma abordagem multidimensional que destaca a importância de aspectos econômicos, institucionais, culturais e cognitivos e que supõe uma articulação entre fatores objetivos e subjetivos, entre níveis micro e macro. Os dados empíricos foram coletados através de entrevistas realizadas com empreendedores cujas empresas encontram-se em incubadoras tecnológicas, localizadas em três campi de universidades, no estado do Rio Grande do Sul. As evidências encontradas reforçam a hipótese de que estaria ocorrendo o que se poderia chamar de "mudança cultural", no sentido de que profissionais com alta qualificação, demandados pelo mercado de trabalho, apresentam comportamentos, valores e objetivos, distintos dos esperados - obter um emprego bem remunerado em uma grande empresa, pública ou privada; ênfase nos valores econômicos; individualismo; exercício de poder.The article is concerned with discussing high tech entrepreneurship, which has grown in Brazil, fostered by the advancement of the information and communication technologies and by government actions, as illustrated by the Productive Development Policy, from May, 2008, which sets a target of 10 percent growth, for exporting micro and small enterprises, until 2010. The study was based on a multi-dimensional approach underlying the importance of the economic, institutional, cultural and cognitive factors and the interrelationship between the objective and subjective, the macro and micro levels. The empirical data were obtained through interviews with entrepreneurs whose firms are part of technological incubators, located

  18. Conocimiento objetivo y subjetivo sobre el VIH/SIDA como predictor del uso de condón en adolescentes Objective and subjective knowledge on HIV/AIDS as predictors of condom use in adolescents

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    Alberto Villaseñor-Sierra; Ramiro Caballero-Hoyos; Alfredo Hidalgo-San Martín; José Ignacio Santos-Preciado

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    OBJETIVO: Evaluar la asociación de conocimientos objetivo y subjetivo sobre VIH/SIDA con el uso del condón. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizó la base de datos de una encuesta aleatoria, anónima y autoaplicada en 1 410 adolescentes de cuatro estratos socioeconómicos de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, entre 1995 y 1996. El conocimiento objetivo se evaluó mediante 24 preguntas sobre VIH/SIDA y el "subjetivo" con la pregunta: "¿qué tanto crees conocer sobre el SIDA?" Las variables predictoras d...

  19. Satisfacción escolar y bienestar subjetivo en la adolescencia: poniendo a prueba indicadores para su medición comparativa en Brasil, Chile y España

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    Casas Aznar, Ferran; Castellá Sarriera, Jorge‏; Alfaro Inzunza, Jaime; González Carrasco, Mònica; Figuer, Cristina; Abs da Cruz, Daniel; Bedin, Lívia; Valdenegro, Boris; Oyarzún, Denise

    2014-01-01

    En este estudio se analiza la comparabilidad interlingüística e intercultural del bienestar subjetivo y la satisfacción escolar como componente de dicho bienestar durante la adolescencia, a partir de tres muestras, una de Brasil (n = 1588), una de Chile (n = 843) y una de España (n = 2900), de 12–16 años de edad. Se adoptan como indicadores de bienestar subjetivo dos versiones del personal wellbeing index (PWI) de Cummins, Eckersley, van Pallant, Vugt y Misajon (2003), que lo evalúan por ámbi...

  20. Los derechos naturales entre la ley natural permisiva y la autoconservación: Revisando la tesis de Brian Tierney sobre el origen de la idea de los derechos subjetivos

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    Segovia, Juan Fernando

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    Se revisa la tesis -muy difundida- de Brian Tierney sobre los orígenes medievales (canonistas y juristas) de los derechos subjetivos, que contrasta con la de Michel Villey, que aquí se defiende. El estudio sigue el análisis de Tierney desde el origen de la noción de los derechos subjetivos, a la idea de la una ley natural permisiva y la fusión de propiedady autoconservación. Fil: Segovia, Juan Fernando. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológi...

  1. 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

  2. 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…

  3. Educación popular

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    Ortiz, Pedro P.

    2009-01-01

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

  4. Popular support for progressive taxation

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    Marhuenda Hurtado, Francisco; Ortuño Ortín, Ignacio Isidro

    1995-01-01

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

  5. Communicating science: professional, popular, literary

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    Russell, N

    2010-01-01

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

  6. Personal, Popular and Information Portals

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    Liu, Jun

    2010-01-01

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

  7. Personal, Popular and Information Portals

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    Liu, Jun

    2011-01-01

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

  8. 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…

  9. UNA APROXIMACIÓN AL PAISAJE COMO CATEGORÍA JURÍDICA Y DERECHO SUBJETIVO EN EL PLAN DE ORDENAMIENTO TERRITORIAL DE MEDELLÍN.

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    César Augusto Molina Saldarriaga

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Se reflexiona en torno al paisaje como concepto en el orden jurídico colombiano a partir del análisis dogmático de normas internacionales, nacionales y locales. El objetivo es determinar la existencia del paisaje como categoría jurídica susceptible de protección como derecho subjetivo en el orden jurídico colombiano, y la normativa de planeación y gestión del suelo en la ciudad de Medellín. Del análisis se evidencia un tratamiento plurívoco, cuando no equívoco del paisaje. Esto se traduce en el tratamiento diverso que se le da en las normas de planeación y gestión del suelo urbano en la ciudad de Medellín. Se destaca la necesidad de reflexionar con mayor profundidad sobre la relación del paisaje con la planeación de la ciudad y la gestión del suelo, y la necesidad de un mayor activismo de los jueces en su protección como derecho subjetivo.

  10. CONDICIONANTES DA COMPETITIVIDADE EMPRESARIAL

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    José Luiz Contador

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho examina teoricamente os fatores determinantes da competitividade do produto e do negócio, imprescindíveis à elaboração de estratégias competitivas que visam à obtenção e sustentação de vantagens competitivas. Esse tema é objeto tanto da área de marketing estratégico quanto da de estratégia empresarial. Nas duas áreas, há um ponto de consenso que afirma que a empresa deve diferenciar sua oferta para conquistar e manter vantagem competitiva. Mas, os estudos conduzidos por meio do modelo de Campos e Armas da Competição revelaram que a empresa pode diferenciar seu produto e/ou serviço de modo mais amplo, levando em consideração, na formulação da sua estratégia competitiva, também o campo da competição, quer do produto, quer dela própria. Assim, o objetivo deste artigo é evidenciar que, para a empresa ser competitiva, além de diferenciar seu produto e/ou seu serviço no sentido tradicional, ela precisa: 1 diferenciar seu produto incluindo a definição em quais campos vai competir em cada segmento; e 2 escolher as armas da competição que irá utilizar e definir a intensidade de cada arma. Para atingir tal objetivo, foram necessários vários conceitos do modelo de Campos e Armas da Competição: campo da competição, arma da competição, tese do modelo, configuração dos campos da competição, campo coadjuvante, produto coadjuvante e par produto-mercado. Como uma proposta inovadora sempre desperta dúvida, é mostrado o processo de validação do modelo de Campos e Armas da Competição e são discutidas sua universalidade, consistência e completude.

  11. La geomorfología como condicionante del clima y la biogeografía. Experiencia didáctica para el 3º ciclo de Primaria

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    Almazán García, Daniel

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    Éste proyecto se centra en el estudio de la geomorfología como condicionante de su clima y de su biogeografía, a través del análisis de la legislación actual vigente, de la legislación futura y del conocimiento de las características psicológicas de los niños de 6 a 12 años. Se pretende su estudio desde una perspectiva global, mediante una propuesta didáctica que incluye actividades innovadoras para el alumno teniendo en cuenta su importancia interdisciplinar y las características individuale...

  12. O "Popular" em Egberto Gismonti

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    Rúrion Soares Melo

    2007-07-01

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

  13. and popular organization (research notes

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    Paulo J. Krischke

    2006-01-01

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

  14. Mortalidad infantil y preescolar en el estado de Baja California. Análisis de condicionantes biodemográficos relacionados con la historia reproductiva de la madre

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    Humberto González-Galbán

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La incidencia de la mortalidad cercana al nacimiento está asociada potencialmente a las características biológicas y demográficas de la madre durante su historia reproductiva. A fin de analizar los señalados aspectos, se presenta el actual artículo que tiene como objetivo general el valorar si algunos de los factores biodemográficos que aquí son considerados constituyen condicionantes para la ocurrencia de la mortalidad infantil y/o para el resto de los infantes menores de 5 años. Para llevar a cabo este trabajo se aplicó el método demográfico de la tabla de vida, con el cual se obtuvieron curvas de sobrevivencia, que tomaron como fuente de información la Encuesta Nacional sobre la Dinámica Demográfica del año 2009, México, lo que permitió sustentar empíricamente los resultados a los que se arribó, como son: el orden del nacimiento del hijo se observa como un diferencial para la mortalidad de los menores de 5 años; asimismo la edad de la madre constituye un importante condicionante para dicha problemática, que ejerce mayor influencia en los órdenes de nacimientos primero y segundo; en igual sentido la fecha del parto establece una diferencia significativa en la supervivencia de los hijos, lo que parece sugerir un cierto efecto cohorte; mientras que los embarazos previos al orden considerado de nacido vivo no han mostrado ser una variable diferenciadora en la supervivencia de los menores de 5 años. Finalmente se apreció que la condición migratoria se presenta como un diferencial de gran peso en la mortalidad infantil y preescolar, básicamente en los órdenes inferiores de nacimientos.

  15. Popular democracy and waste management

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    Wallis, L.R.

    1986-01-01

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

  16. Behavioral Correlates of Prioritizing Popularity in Adolescence.

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

    2016-12-01

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

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

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

    2006-03-01

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

  18. Acción popular de moralidad administrativa

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    Ernesto Matallana Camacho

    2010-12-01

    ese caso el juez popular podrá privarla de validez; o en otro caso, el juez popular puede llegar a concluir que sólo había una única solución de ponderación; y en último caso, si existieran varias posibles soluciones con la exigencia de ponderación, el juez popular no deberá sustituir con la decisión a favor de una de ellas y en este caso se respetará la tomada por la Administración. Este método es utilizado para hacer más eficiente el control del juez popular sobre decisiones que tengan el carácter de discrecionales de la Administración, cuando con estas decisiones se comprometan derechos colectivos. En este caso es posible pensar que con la celebración de un contrato se pueden vulnerar derechos colectivos como el de la moralidad administrativa y se ratifica con otra jurisprudencia donde se reconoce que el principio de planeación forma parte de los deberes de las entidades estatales. Para la jurisprudencia la moralidad tiene los siguientes significados: no es sinónimo de legalidad y no es un concepto subjetivo; por el contrario, una demostración de inmoralidad es el desvío de poder, así que adicional a la demostración de la ilegalidad de la actuación se requiere probar el desvío de poder. Finalmente en cuanto a la expedición del nuevo Código Contencioso Administrativo sobre la actual Acción de Moralidad Administrativa debemos reiterar que la ley limita de manera definitiva la competencia del juez popular de anular un acto administrativo o un contrato como consecuencia de la vulneración de un derecho colectivo, en este caso del derecho de moralidad administrativa. Por otra parte, se crea un requisito de procedibilidad que consiste en la obligación de quien va a interponer la acción, de requerir a la entidad sobre la violación del principio de moralidad y luego sí entonces se interpone la acción correspondiente, salvo un caso de violación inminente que requiera la intervención judicial y en este caso deberá quedar la sustentaci

  19. El largo camino hacia el estudio científico de la satisfacción con la vida y el bienestar subjetivo

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    Francisco Augusto Laca Arocena

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    Full Text Available Partiendo de la evidencia de que la búsqueda de la satisfacción con la vida y la discusión sobre los criterios de ordenar la propia hacia ese logro constituyen una constante literaria en nuestra historia, este texto inicia con un contraste entre lo que ya avanzaron los filósofos al respecto en los siglos pasados y lo que la reciente psicología positiva o del bienestar subjetivo va encontrando. El número de pensadores elegidos entre los que trataron este tema en el pasado ha debido ser limitado a los que el autor entiende muy representativos de este reflexionar sobre las condiciones que influyen en la satisfacción de la existencia por razones de espacio narrativo. Posteriormente, se describen resultados de investigaciones propias en el ámbito de la psicología positiva, situándolos en el contexto de la discusión entre la perspectiva hedónica y la eudaemónica que hoy ocupan el reflexio- nar en el ámbito de la psicología de la satisfacción con la vida y del bienestar subjetivo. Abstract This paper begins making a contrast between what philosophers stated in the last centuries about the search for satisfaction with life, as well as the discussion over the criteria to organize our own lives aimed to that purpose, and what the recent positive psychology or the subjective well-being are finding. The number of thinkers chosen among those who dealt with the subject in the past had to be limited to those the author considered the most representatives of this reflect on the conditions that influence the satisfaction with the existence having in mind limitations of narrative space. Subsequently, the author describes his research findings in the field of positive psychology placed in the context of discussion between the hedonic and eudemonic perspective that occupy nowadays the thinking in the scope of psychology of satisfaction with life and subjective well-being. Resumo Com base na evidência de que a busca de satisfac

  20. Estudo psicanalítico sobre os efeitos subjetivos do diagnóstico psiquiátrico de depressão

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    Rodrigues, Hilda Pereira

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    A proposta deste estudo consiste em investigar os efeitos subjetivos do diagnóstico psiquiátrico de depressão, a partir da escuta psicanalítica. A depressão, na atualidade, é difundida nos mais diversos campos sociais, sendo objeto de interesse das diferentes áreas de pesquisa, destacando-se a área da investigação farmacológica. A divulgação do conceito de depressão na mídia está associada à compreensão de uma doença e suas respectivas alterações neuroquímicas. Na história d...

  1. Los espacios subjetivos del miedo: construcción de la estigmatización espacial en relación con la inseguridad delictiva urbana

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    Oscar Luis Pyszczek

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    Full Text Available El temor al delito es parte constitutiva de las incertidumbres de las sociedades contemporáneas. Estas incertidumbres se consolidan y expresan en la experiencia diaria de los ciudadanos y en el intercambio simbólico-perceptivo del espacio. El objetivo del artículo consiste en realizar una aproximación al campo de estudio de los espacios subjetivos y, específicamente, a la estigmatización espacial, mediante el análisis de la dimensión espacial de la percepción de inseguridad delictiva a nivel barrial en la ciudad de Resistencia, capital de la provincia del Chaco en Argentina, tomada como sujeto de estudio.

  2. A vida na fazenda: sentidos subjetivos do servidor fazendário ante a participação no trabalho.

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    Rogério Zanon da Silveira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O problema de pesquisa deste estudo tem origem em inquietações dos autores, ao longo de mais de vinte anos de serviço público, sobre a diversidade e a complexidade da participação no trabalho, nem sempre explicável objetivamente: que sentidos subjetivos perpassam o servidor público fazendário no que tange à participação no trabalho? Este artigo visa compreender os sentidos subjetivos do servidor fazendário ante a participação no trabalho. O referencial teórico é a teoria da subjetividade na perspectiva histórico-cultural de González Rey (2003, 2005, que propõe uma concepção de subjetividade baseada numa compreensão histórico-cultural do homem, rompendo com a dicotomia entre o social e o individual. A essa perspectiva da subjetividade são associados estudos de autores (inter nacionais sobre a participação no trabalho, como O’Donoghue, Stanton e Bartram (2011, Zani e Spinelli (2010, Neves e Castro (2010, Palgi (2006, Cox, Zagelmeyer e Marchington (2006, Demo (1988, Coutinho (2006 e Leal Filho (2009. Adota-se um conceito de participação associado às formas e aos meios pelos quais os trabalhadores e dirigentes de uma organização influenciam seus destinos (MOTTA, 1999. Trata-se de um estudo de natureza qualitativa baseada na epistemologia qualitativa (GONZÁLEZ REY, 2005. As interpretações fundamentam-se na acepção de sentido subjetivo (GONZÁLEZ REY, 2003, 2005. Os sujeitos pesquisados são sete auditores fiscais da Secretaria de Estado da Fazenda do Espírito Santo (Sefaz. O levantamento dos dados deu-se em quatro momentos empíricos, entre julho de 2009 e fevereiro de 2010. As interpretações evidenciam sentidos subjetivos relevantes em cada um dos sujeitos ante a participação no trabalho, associados, entre outros: à visão ideológica, ao núcleo familiar, à autoestima, ao novo e à mudança, à formalidade e à família. Os resultados possibilitam também identificar elementos marcantes da subjetividade

  3. SENTIDOS SUBJETIVOS RELACIONADOS COM A MOTIVAÇÃO DOS ESTUDANTES DO CLUBE DE CIÊNCIAS DA ILHA DE COTIJUBA

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    José Moysés Alves

    Full Text Available Objetivamos, no presente estudo, conhecer os sentidos subjetivos que afetam a motivação dos estudantes do Clube de Ciências da Ilha de Cotijuba. Entrevistamos 6 estudantes sobre suas atividades, o projeto que estavam realizando, suas relações com os professores, colegas, familiares, e sobre suas aulas de Ciências na escola. Os estudantes mencionaram qualidades de suas relações interpessoais e características das atividades que os motivavam a participar do Clube e das aulas de Ciências na escola. Também apontaram problemas infraestruturais e circunstanciais que desencorajavam tal participação. Os aspectos destacados, alguns específicos desse contexto histórico-cultural, aparecem em configurações subjetivas ligeiramente diferentes para cada estudante. O enfoque adotado nos pareceu adequado para compreender a motivação dos estudantes de uma forma sistêmica.

  4. Noninsect Arthropods in Popular Music.

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    Coelho, Joseph R

    2011-05-26

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

  5. 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.

  6. Archaeoastronomical Concepts in Popular Culture

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    Krupp, Edwin C.

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

  7. Uncovering the popularity mechanisms for Facebook applications

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

    2018-03-01

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

  8. "Popular Culture" and the Academy

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    Igor Johannsen

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

  9. 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.

  10. EIT and the Popular Imagination

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    Gurman, J. B.

    2005-01-01

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

  11. Characterizing popularity dynamics of online videos

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    2016-01-01

    Online popularity has a major impact on videos, music, news and other contexts in online systems. Characterizing online popularity dynamics is nature to explain the observed properties in terms of the already acquired popularity of each individual. In this paper, we provide a quantitative, large scale, temporal analysis of the popularity dynamics in two online video-provided websites, namely MovieLens and Netflix. The two collected data sets contain over 100 million records and even span...

  12. 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.

  13. Mass Media and the Popular Arts.

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    Rissover, Fredric; Birch, David C.

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

  14. 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…

  15. Carvão pirogênico como condicionante para substrato de mudas de Tachigali vulgaris L.G. Silva & H.C. Lima

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    Fabiane Furlaneto Souchie

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar a eficiência de carvão vegetal pirogênico como condicionante de substrato para o desenvolvimento de mudas florestais de alto vigor, testando-se o carvoeiro (Tachigali vulgaris como espécie representativa do Bioma Cerrado. Foram tomados como modelo de produtividade os solos de elevada capacidade de troca catiônica com Horizonte A antrópico da Amazônia (Terras Pretas de Índio, ricos em carbono pirogênico derivado de carvão vegetal. O experimento foi realizado no viveiro da Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, no município de Nova Xavantina-MT. Foram utilizadas quatro concentrações de carvão de eucalipto (Eucalyptus sp. com 5; 12,5; 25 e 50% do volume total do substrato base e 0% como testemunha. Foi avaliada a porcentagem de emergência no início do experimento. Durante oito meses, a cada 30 dias, foi contado o número de folhas e medida a altura total das mudas. No oitavo mês foi medido o diâmetro do coleto e determinada à massa seca da raiz e da parte aérea. Os tratamentos e a testemunha apresentaram emergência superior a 80%, não havendo influência do carvão. Entretanto, o carvão vegetal incrementou significativamente a altura das mudas, o número de folhas, o diâmetro do coleto e a massa seca radicular e da parte aérea, o que ficou evidenciado pela forte correlação positiva com as concentrações de carvão. Portanto, o carvão vegetal pirogênico é uma alternativa viável como condicionante de origem biológica do substrato para a produção de mudas potencialmente mais resistentes, requerimento importante para plantios em campo sob condições mais severas, como na recuperação de áreas degradadas no Bioma Cerrado.

  16. Culture Jamming Versus Popular Culture

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    Leonardia Acynthia Putri

    2013-11-01

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Constraints and/or determinants of return to sexual activity in the puerperium Condicionantes y/o determinantes del retorno a la actividad sexual en el puerperio Condicionantes e/ou determinantes do retorno à atividade sexual no puerpério

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    Cleci de Fátima Enderle

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to identify factors which constrain or determine the return to sexual activity in the puerperium. METHOD: exploratory and descriptive study undertaken in a university hospital in the South of Brazil. Fifteen women who had recently given birth, who received a consultation with the nurse in the period August - October 2011, took part in the study. Data was collected after the consultation had finished through semi-structured interviews, in which the women who had recently given birth were asked about the return to sexual activity and the feelings involved in this process. RESULTS: the principal determinant/constraint for return to sexual activity in the post-natal period was the fear of a new pregnancy. Fear of feeling pain, permission from the health professional, shame of their own bodies and changes in libido emerged as constraining and/or determinant factors in the thematic analysis. CONCLUSION: it is considered fundamental for the issue of contraception to be addressed with the woman/couple during the pre-natal consultation, so that there may be opportunities for reflection and dialog prior to the critical time itself. OBJETIVO: identificar factores que condicionan y/o determinan el retorno de las actividades sexuales en el puerperio. MÉTODO: estudio exploratorio y descriptivo desarrollado en un hospital universitario del Sur de Brasil. Hicieron parte del estudio 15 puérperas que realizaron la consulta de enfermería, en el período de agosto a octubre de 2011. La recolección de datos aconteció por entrevista semiestructurada, después del término de la consulta, preguntándoles sobre el retorno de la actividad sexual y las sensaciones involucradas en este proceso. RESULTADOS: el miedo de un nuevo embarazo fue el principal determinante/condicionante del retorno sexual en el posparto. En el análisis temático sobresalieron como factores condicionantes y/o determinantes, el miedo de sentir dolor, la liberación del profesional

  1. [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.

  2. 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.

  3. Integração de condicionantes de morfologia urbana no desenvolvimento de metodologia para planejamento energético urbano

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    Karin Regina de Casas Castro Marins

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse artigo é apresentar as características gerais de uma nova metodologia para planejamento energético urbano, detalhando os procedimentos para integração de condicionantes de morfologia urbana, que constitui a primeira etapa de aplicação metodológica. Esta abordagem é inovadora e focada na integração de estratégias e soluções em morfologia e mobilidade urbanas, edifícios, energia e meio ambiente para planejamento de áreas em desenvolvimento urbano, novas ou a serem requalificadas, na escala de distritos, bairros e unidades de vizinhança. A análise dos resultados da aplicação metodológica no caso da operação urbana Água Branca indicou que a ocupação urbana por edificações e as densidades construída e populacional necessitavam ser compatibilizadas com a área livre requerida ao adequado dimensionamento da seção viária, no que tange a aspectos de climatologia e de provimento de infraestrutura e demanda para mobilidade urbana. Esta era uma premissa para o aproveitamento da luz e da energia solar em edificações e para que o sistema de transporte urbano fosse mais funcional e energeticamente mais eficiente.

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

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    Dawes, Molly; Xie, Hongling

    2014-01-01

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

  5. 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

  6. Feminismo, estudios culturales y cultura popular

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    2005-01-01

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

  7. 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...

  8. A influência de ritmos musicais sobre a percepção dos estados subjetivos de pacientes adultos em hemodiálise La influencia de ritmos musicales sobre la percepción de los estados subjetivos de pacientes adultos en hemodiálisis The influence of musical rhythms on the perception of subjective states of adult patients on dialysis

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    Leandro Bechert Caminha

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Submeter-se à Hemodiálise quatro horas por dia, três vezes por semana, pode configurar-se uma experiência carregada de tédio, além de causar desconforto durante sua realização. É comum os pacientes relatarem que o tempo parece se arrastar ou durar mais. O objetivo deste estudo foi conhecer a influência de dois diferentes ritmos musicais nos estados subjetivos e na percepção tempo-sensorial de pacientes adultos submetidos à hemodiálise, uma vez que a literatura sobre essa temática é escassa. O estudo foi realizado em um hospital privado, com 43 pacientes em hemodiálise, que se submeteram a duas sessões de improvisação musical em um teclado, nas quais os estados subjetivos e a percepção temporal foram avaliados pré e pós-intervenção. Mais de 80% dos pacientes sentiu o tempo passar mais rápido após as intervenções em ambos os ritmos. No entanto, o ritmo influenciou o tipo de experiência emocional que os pacientes apresentaram.Someterse a la Hemodiálisis cuatro horas por día, tres veces por semana, puede configurarse en una experiencia cargada de tedio, además de causar incomodidad durante su realización. Es común que los pacientes relaten que el tiempo parece arrastrarse o durar más. El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer la influencia de dos diferentes ritmos musicales en los estados subjetivos y en la percepción del tiempo sensorial de pacientes adultos sometidos a la hemodiálisis, una vez que la literatura sobre esa temática es escasa. El estudio fue realizado en un hospital privado, con 43 pacientes en hemodiálisis, que se sometieron a dos sesiones de improvisación musical en un teclado, en las cuales los estados subjetivos y la percepción temporal fueron evaluados antes y después de la intervención. Más de 80% de los pacientes sintió el tiempo pasar más rápido después de las intervenciones en ambos ritmos. Sin embargo, el ritmo influenció el tipo de experiencia emocional que los pacientes

  9. Bienestar subjetivo en directivos de la Empresa de Transporte de Oriente / Subjective well-being in directives of the Oriente´s Transport Company

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    Liudmila Reyes Pérez

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available La investigación tiene el objetivo de identificar indicadores para el análisis del Bienestar Subjetivo (BS en directivos de una Empresa de la Transporte de Oriente. Se basa en la metodología cualitativa empleando técnicas de entrevista en profundidad, observación participante, escala de Bienestar Psicológico y el análisis de contenido. Los resultados permitieron definir como indicadores: el desempeño efectivo del rol directivo en la organización; el efecto de la actividad directiva en otras esferas de la vida; la integración armónica de los valores; la configuración subjetiva de la actividad directiva y el bienestar psicológico, los cuales permitieron proponer una estrategia de intervención psicológica basada en la Indagación Apreciativa para potenciar BS en los directivos que actualmente está en proceso de aplicación.

  10. Características sociodemográficas, bienestar subjetivo y homofobia en una muestra de hombres gay en tres ciudades chilenas

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    Jaime Barrientos-Delgado

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    Full Text Available Este artículo describe y caracteriza sociodemográficamente a una muestra de hombres gay en tres ciudades de Chile. Además, describe sus niveles de homofobia y bienestar subjetivo. Mediante un muestreo en cadena tipo bola de nieve se encuestó a 325 hombres que se autodefinieron como gay. Entre los principales hallazgos se encontró altos niveles de discriminación y victimización percibida. Además en comparación con estudios similares efectuados en el país, los encuestados presentan niveles mayores de bienestar social. La edad de los encuestados aporta diferencias para los niveles de bienestar social y no para las otras medidas. También, las personas con estudios superiores reportan mayores niveles de victimización y un mayor impacto vital de las situaciones de discriminación. Asimismo, si bien las personas que residen en Santiago reportan un mayor impacto relativo de los hechos de agresión, presentan mejores niveles de bienestar social y felicidad en comparación a las personas que viven en otras regiones.

  11. Popular Music and the Instrumental Ensemble.

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    Boespflug, George

    1999-01-01

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

  12. Spanish Federation of Popular Universities (FEUP)

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    Serrano, Isabel Garcia-Longoria

    2006-01-01

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

  13. 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)

  14. VOCAL SEGMENT CLASSIFICATION IN POPULAR MUSIC

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

    2008-01-01

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

  15. Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

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    Plate, L.; Smelik, A.M.

    2013-01-01

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

  16. 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

  17. 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…

  18. Popularity and Novelty Dynamics in Evolving Networks.

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

    2018-04-20

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

  19. The Popularity of Karinding among Bandung Society

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    Hinhin Agung Daryana

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

  20. Representaciones sociales de actividad física y sus condicionantes para su práctica en docentes de la localidad Los Mártires de Bogotá, D.C.

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    Mary Luz Ocampo-Plazas

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    Full Text Available Introducción. Las instituciones educativas son escenarios de riqueza cultural y social que favorecen la adopción de estilos de vida como la práctica de actividad física (AF. Los docentes poseen un acercamiento a la AF que es necesario reconocer, ya que juegan un papel fundamental en el proceso de adquisición de hábitos. Objetivo. Describir las representaciones sociales de AF que tienen los docentes de los ciclos I y II de colegios distritales en la localidad los Mártires, Bogotá, y establecer los condicionantes para su práctica. Materiales y métodos. Estudio exploratorio, descriptivo y cualitativo realizado con 48 docentes distribuidos aleatoriamente, en el que, a través de grupos focales, se indagó sobre las representaciones de AF y los condicionantes para su práctica. La información fue procesada mediante triangulación, haciendo uso del análisis del discurso. Resultados. La mayoría de los participantes definieron la AF desde una perspectiva biológica. En cuanto a los condicionantes, se destacaron más limitaciones en relación con la seguridad del entorno, las políticas institucionales y la actitud de los docentes, esta última como limitante y facilitador dependiendo del caso. Conclusiones. En el concepto de AF no se observa diferencia en términos de ejercicio, deporte, recreación o juego; sin embargo, se resalta su importancia para el escolar, pues el desarrollo humano se favorece al realizar AF. Ahora bien, en algunos casos, solo el profesional en AF puede promoverla, por lo que pocos docentes la involucran en sus clases.

  1. Factores condicionantes de la inejecución de la multa y sus consecuencias en el proceso civil del distrito judicial de Puno, en el periodo de 2004-2006

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    Cruz Ticona, Esther Soledad

    2009-01-01

    El presente trabajo de investigación titulado: "FACTORES CONDICIONANTES DE LA INEJECUCIÓN DE LA MULTA Y SUS CONSECUENCIAS EN EL PROCESO CIVIL DEL DISTRITO JUDICIAL DE PUNO, EN EL PERÍODO DE 2004 - 2006", es el estudio de la imposición de la multa a los sujetos procesales en atención a su conducta asumida en el proceso, su repercusion, que órgano impone las multas y la importancia que se le da a efecto de hacerla efectiva. El planteamiento del problema se traduce en la formulación de la siguie...

  2. 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.

  3. Conflict behaviors and their relationship to popularity.

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    Tezer, E

    2001-01-01

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

  4. Feminismo, estudios culturales y cultura popular

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    Joanne Hollows

    2005-01-01

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

  5. Popularity versus similarity in growing networks

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

    2012-02-01

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

  6. Vulgarization of popular music tradition in Serbia

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    Božilović, Nikola

    2011-01-01

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

  7. 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 correlation with that style. We test this prediction by studying how comovement varies with proxies of popularity. We use different kinds of data, such as data on stocks, mutual funds, IPO?s and fin...

  8. Popularity versus similarity in growing networks.

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

    2012-09-27

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

  9. Condicionantes estructurales del vínculo entre profesor y estudiante: un análisis de los discursos docentes en el contexto actual de reforma educativa en Chile

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    Natalia Albornoz Muñoz

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available El vínculo que se constituye entre profesor y estudiante, que involucra afectos y emociones, es fundamental en el proceso educativo y no está ajeno a elementos sociales, históricos y estructurales que le rodean. Considerando aquello, el propósito de esta investigación es comprender los discursos que los docentes construyen en torno a las condicionantes estructurales del vínculo profesor-estudiante. Para el logro de este objetivo, nos posicionamos desde el enfoque del análisis crítico de discurso y utilizamos dos técnicas para la producción de datos, el grupo focal y la entrevista episódica. Los participantes del estudio fueron docentes pertenecientes a cuatro escuelas secundarias de Santiago de Chile y para el análisis de los datos seguimos el modelo tridimensional propuesto por Norman FAIRCLOUGH. Los principales resultados dan cuenta que en los discursos docentes se logra identificar condicionantes estructurales del vínculo, tales como la institución escolar jerárquica, el modelo educativo agobiante y la sociedad como una estructura que aplasta. No obstante, también encontramos contradicciones y variabilidad discursiva en el posicionamiento del docente que podrían deberse al contexto actual de reformas y movilizaciones sociales por la educación.

  10. Bem-estar subjetivo e senso de ajustamento psicológico em idosos que sofreram acidente vascular cerebral: uma revisão Subjective well being and perceived psychological adjustment among old people affected by stroke: a review

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    Dóris Firmino Rabelo

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Foi feito um levantamento dos estudos brasileiros e estrangeiros publicados entre 1996 e 2005 que relacionavam bem-estar subjetivo, senso de ajustamento psicológico e acidente vascular cerebral, com o objetivo de identificar variáveis mediadoras dessa relação em idosos. Estudos transversais e prospectivos indicaram que os afetados por acidente vascular cerebral apresentam menor bem-estar subjetivo quando comparados com a população geral. Boa capacidade cognitiva, suporte social efetivo, continuidade de uma ocupação produtiva, manutenção da competência em atividades instrumentais de vida diária e humor positivo são fatores que podem melhorar o bem-estar subjetivo e psicológico. Variáveis que podem piorar o bem-estar subjetivo e psicológico são incapacidade funcional, déficits cognitivos, depressão, dificuldade em restabelecer a identidade e restrição à possibilidade de desempenhar atividades e papéis que contribuem para a auto-definição. O conhecimento das implicações psicológicas de sofrer acidente vascular cerebral pode beneficiar pacientes, familiares e profissionais no gerenciamento do evento.We gathered data from Brazilian and foreign studies published between 1996 and 2005 which related subjective well-being, sense of psychological adjustment and stroke. The objective was identifying mediator variables of this relation among old people. Prospective and cross-sectional studies indicated that those affected by stroke showed less subjective well-being than the general population. Good cognitive capacity, effective social support, continuity of a productive occupation, keeping the competence in instrumental activities of daily living and good mood are factors which can affect positively the subjective and psychological well-being. Variables which can affect negatively the subjective and psychological well-being are functional incapacity, cognitive deficits, depression, difficulty in re-establishing the identity and

  11. FATORES CONDICIONANTES DA CONFIGURAÇÃO DE FUNDOS DE VALE COLMATADOS NA BACIA DO ALTO-MÉDIO RIO POMBA, LESTE DE MINAS GERAIS

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    Letícia Augusta Faria de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available A adoção das formações aluviais na reconstituição de eventos geomorfológicos é uma ferramenta metodológica importante para a compreensão dos processos de esculturação dos vales fluviais, da configuração espaço-temporal da rede hidrográfica e, consequentemente, da configuração do modelado do relevo no Quaternário tardio. Este trabalho investiga hipóteses sobre os fatores condicionantes que levaram à configuração de expressivos fundos de vale colmatados na bacia do Alto-Médio Rio Pomba, região leste de Minas Gerais. Os fundos de vale apresentam espessos níveis de terraços nos quais as planícies, por vezes com amplitudes anômalas, encontram-se embutidas ou encaixadas. O quadro geológico e geomorfológico regional, as idades obtidas via método de Luminescência Opticamente Estimulada (LOE para os sedimentos e a disposição de trechos de corredeira no médio Rio Pomba sugerem que a gênese dos depósitos fluviais esteve condicionada por uma tectônica diferencial de blocos durante o Quaternário tardio. A morfologia das planícies se deve à combinação de fatores antrópicos e tectônicos, além de ser influenciada pela morfologia da bacia do Rio Pomba. A datação dos depósitos aluviais via LOE se mostrou útil e adequada para mensurar a idade de episódios recentes de deposição aluvial.Palavras-chave: Dinâmica fluvial quaternária, vales colmatados, Luminescência Opticamente Estimulada (LOE.

  12. Motivação e condicionantes para a gestão ambiental nas maiores indústrias exportadoras do estado do Ceará

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    Full Text Available Na sociedade atual as questões ambientais assumem importância crescente começando a influir cada vez mais nas decisões estratégicas das empresas. Este é um desafio que exige boa gestão e apresenta-se como um desafio permanente ante as exigências de uma legislação estatal mais rígida e uma mudança de valores na sociedade, que promovem uma rejeição a modelos organizacionais que colocam o meio ambiente em segundo plano. O Estado do Ceará vêm apresentando um crescimento significativo no seu parque industrial, o que leva a uma preocupação em relação aos impactos gerados por estas indústrias. Assim, o objetivo geral da pesquisa é investigar o comportamento das maiores indústrias exportadoras do Ceará, considerando seus condicionantes e motivações para o investimento em ações de gestão ambiental. A metodologia utiliza métodos quantitativos na análise de dados com o auxilio do software Sphinx e tem uma abordagem qualitativa na interpretação das entrevistas. A coleta de dados primários foi realizada junto aos principais responsáveis pela política ambiental das maiores empresas exportadoras do Estado, por meio de survey na modalidade de questionários estruturados. O universo foi determinado em função da maior exposição à mercados externos. O critério para seleção das empresas foi o faturamento anual em exportações, que deveria ser superior a U$ 1 milhão. Foi realizado um censo já que o numero total de empresas que atendia ao critério estabelecido, limitou o universo a 55 unidades. A pesquisa apresenta em seus resultados de forma clara, a força da relação entre as pressões externas e respostas das empresas, ou seja, a identificação de uma postura empresarial ambiental predominantemente reativa no que se refere aos investimentos em gestão ambiental, porém, estas pressões têm sido necessárias para que as empresas mudem sua concepção acerca do tema meio ambiente.

  13. ¿Moderadores o condicionantes estructurales del campo organizacional de emergencia del maltrato? The organizational field of emergency of mistreatment: moderators or structural conditioners?

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    Liliana Ferrari

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo se enmarca en la investigación correspondiente al Proyecto UBACyT P015 "Riesgos psicosociales de los trabajadores. Efectos subjetivos e intersubjetivos de la precarización laboral". Para esta ocasión, presentamos una aproximación a la problemática del maltrato laboral en su condición de emergente de un conjunto de relaciones, interacciones y condiciones organizacionales devenidas asimétricas, tales como: la posición de supervisión, la función que se cumple en una organización, la formación que se posee para el empleo. Se vinculan las mismas con dos de los factores indagados a partir de herramientas cuantitativas y cualitativas: intrusividad y descalificación, exponiendo los resultados correspondientes a la aplicación de la técnica VAL-MOB para el primer caso, y los aspectos relevados en el Programa de Asistencia a Víctimas de Mobbing, para el segundo. Finalmente, se plantea la discusión en torno a las diicultades que enfrentan las organizaciones que amplían sus principios y prácticas democráticas con los supuestos y exigencias meritocráticas.This article is framed in UBACyT Project P015 "Workers' psycho-social risks. Subjective and intersubjective effects of labor precarization". In this opportunity we display an approach to the problematic of Iabor mistreatment in its state of emergent of a set of relations, interactions and organizational conditions that have become asymmetric, such as: the supervision position, the function that is fulilled in an organization, the formation that an individual possesses for a job. These conditions are linked to two of the factors investigated by quantitative and qualitative tools: intrusiveness and disqualiication, exposing the results corresponding to the application of the VAL-MOB technique for the first case, and the aspects collected in the Program of Assistance to Victims of Mobbing for the second. Finally, we discuss the dificulties faced by the organizations that extend

  14. 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.

  15. Subtle Nonlinearity in Popular Album Charts

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

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

  16. Abraham Lincoln in European Popular Culture

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    John Dean

    2016-05-01

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

  17. Fatores associados ao bem-estar subjetivo de crianças e adolescentes em situação de rua = Factors associated with the subjective well-being of children and adolescents in street situation = Factores asociados con el bienestar subjetivo de los niños y adolescentes en situación de la calle

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    Lima, Rebeca Fernandes Ferreira

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Buscou-se caracterizar o bem-estar subjetivo de crianças e adolescentes em situação de rua de três capitais brasileiras: Fortaleza, Porto Alegre e Salvador, verificando os fatores a ele associados (idade, sexo, eventos estressores e rede de apoio. Participaram 111 jovens (M=14,18 anos; DP=2,4, sendo a maioria (n=90; 81,1% meninos. Utilizou-se o Inventário de Eventos Estressores, Mapa dos Cinco Campos, Escala de Satisfação de Vida e Escalas de Afeto Positivo e Negativo. Os participantes avaliaram positivamente a satisfação de vida e relataram mais afetos positivos que negativos, embora tenham vivenciado eventos estressores. Satisfação de vida associou-se negativamente com idade e afetos negativos associaram-se positivamente ao impacto dos eventos estressores e negativamente ao fator de proximidade da rede de apoio. Discute-se que as adversidades não afetaram a expressão de afetos positivos e satisfação de vida, bem como a importância da rede de apoio para promoção de bem-estar

  18. Popular cinema and lesbian interpretive strategies.

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    Dobinson, C; Young, K

    2000-01-01

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

  19. 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.

  20. Hedging in Popular Scientific Articles on Medicine

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    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.

  1. Books and the popularization of science

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    Buchanan, R.

    1991-01-01

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

  2. 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.

  3. Sueños y pesadillas: efectos subjetivos de la Guerra Civil española a través de cierta mirada cinematográfica

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    Marta Marín-Dòmine

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Le passé, surtout quand il est attaché à la violence, a des conséquences évidentes dans la formation de la subjectivité des générations postérieures à l’événement. Dans cet article on analyse les effets subjectifs engendrés par la Guerre Civile espagnole à partir de deux films : El mar (2000 d’Agustí Villaronga et En la ciudad sin límites (2001 d’Antonio Hernández. Dans l’analyse on verra que le passé peut se vivre à partir de la fascination que l’événement exerce sur le sujet ou à partir d’une narration que le sujet assume comme la sienne, en plaçant le passé en relation directe avec le présent. Bref, le passé comme jouissance ou le passé comme création.El pasado, especialmente cuando está teñido de violencia, tiene consecuencias en la subjetividad de las generaciones posteriores al evento. Este artículo analiza los efectos subjetivos ocasionados por la Guerra Civil española a partir del análisis de dos películas: El mar (2000 de Agustí Villaronga y En la ciudad sin límites (2001 de Antonio Hernández. Se verá que el pasado puede ser vivido a partir de la fascinación que el sujeto siente por él, o como narración a partir de la cual el sujeto se siente interpelado y por tanto capaz de entretejer con ella la historia del pasado con el presente. Lo que hay en juego es el goce versus la creación.The violence of a past event has obvious consequences on the formation of the subjectivity of the generations that come after the event itself. This article analyzes the subjective effects of the Spanish Civil War through two films: El mar (2000 by Agustí Villaronga and En la ciudad sin límites (2001 by Antonio Hernández. It will be shown that the past can be either cause of fascination or taken as a narration through which the subject intertwines past and present. We see that what is at stake is Jouissance versus Creation.

  4. Islam and the Alleged Incompatibility with Popular Culture

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

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

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    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

  6. 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)

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    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

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

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

  8. OS RESÍDUOS SÓLIDOS URBANOS COMO CONDICIONANTE DE DOENÇAS NA CIDADE DE MANAUS – AM/ Solid urban waste as conditioning of diseases in the city of Manaus-AM

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    Ulliane de Amorim Pereira

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    Full Text Available Este estudo analisa a ocorrência da disposição final ambientalmente inadequada dos resíduos sólidos urbanos na cidade de Manaus, tal prática realizada sem critérios ambientais adequados se torna um condicionante de doenças, implicando na saúde e na qualidade de vida da população. O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a problemática dos resíduos sólidos na cidade de Manaus e identificar sua interferência na saúde humana. O estudo foi desenvolvido com base na bibliografia especializada sobre o tema e a realização de trabalho de campo na cidade de Manaus, além de coleta de dados no DATASUS e IBGE. A precária aplicabilidade das políticas públicas resulta na degradação de alguns ambientes em Manaus, sendo identificados comumente em alguns espaços da cidade durante realização de trabalho de campo, apresentando a existência de lixeiras com excesso de material depositado e resíduo dispostos inadequadamente nos igarapés urbanos da cidade. Também se verificou que a espacialização da problemática dos resíduos sólidos não ocorre de forma homogênea na cidade, estando mais presente nas áreas periféricas. Além disso, verificou-se que a cidade apresenta o total elevado de casos de doenças que têm como condicionante socioambiental a disposição inadequada do resíduo, especialmente a Leptospirose. Conclui-se assim que o resíduo e a respectiva disposição inadequada do mesmo atuam como um condicionante de doenças na cidade de Manaus, estando as ocorrências ligadas a precariedade da gestão e gerenciamento dos resíduos sólidos urbanos na cidade.

  9. Understanding and Developing Black Popular Music Collections.

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    Murray, James Briggs

    1983-01-01

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

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

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

  11. Memory for Frequency of Hearing Popular Music.

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    Fidler, James R.; And Others

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

  12. 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…

  13. 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,

  14. Significance and popularity in music production

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

    2017-01-01

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

  15. The Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Song.

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    Winebrenner, T. C.

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

  16. ANALYSIS ON POPULARITY STATUS OF GUITAR

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    Huseyin Yilmaz

    2016-09-01

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

  17. The Guide to Teaching with Popular Music.

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

  18. Soundtracking Germany : Popular Music and National Identity

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    Schiller, Melanie

    2018-01-01

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

  19. Maro EMIELU Abstract Despite its popularity

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

  20. Bolivian Currents: Popular Participation and Indigenous Communities.

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    Dudley, Mary Jo

    1997-01-01

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

  1. 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.

  2. Popularity and user diversity of online objects

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

    2016-11-01

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

  3. 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.

  4. Popular Science Articles for Chemistry Teaching

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    Ketevan Kupatadze

    2017-07-01

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

  5. How to make the unpopular popular?

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

    2012-01-01

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

  6. 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

  7. El dilema del arte popular en Bolivia

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    Lupe Cajas

    2015-01-01

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

  8. 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…

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

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    Dragan Ćalović

    2014-05-01

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

  10. ECOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY THROUGH POPULAR SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

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    Ketevan KUPATADZE

    2017-07-01

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

  11. Condicionantes en la utilización de los servicios de atención primaria: evidencias empíricas e inconsistencias metodológicas

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    Sáez M.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En España, el grado y las características de la utilización de los servicios sanitarios de atención primaria está siendo objeto de análisis desde, por lo menos, los años ochenta. Uno de los motivos principales es averiguar hasta qué punto dicha utilización se corresponde con unas necesidades de atención sanitaria. De hecho, se ha establecido como prioridad generalmente aceptada un servicio de salud adecuado para los pacientes que más lo necesitan. Factores condicionantes de la utilización: La evidencia muestra que las características del individuo, sobre todo su estado de salud, son las que se relacionan principalmente con la utilización de servicios de atención primaria. Otras características personales, como el sexo y la edad, podrían actuar como moduladores de la necesidad de atención. Algunas variables familiares y/o culturales, así como las variables relacionadas con el profesional sanitario y otras institucionales, podrían explicar también parte de la variabilidad observada en la utilización de los servicios de atención primaria. Respecto a las variables socioeconómicas, como la renta, se produce una situación paradójica. De forma añadida, existe una evidencia empírica que demuestra que la renta constituye el principal determinante, tanto de la utilización como del gasto sanitario. Cuando se analizan los datos individuales, sin embargo, dicha variable no está relacionada con la utilización de servicios de atención primaria. Inconsistencias metodológicas: La situación es controvertida, con implicaciones no simplemente metodológicas sino, sobre todo, respecto al análisis de la eficiencia en la utilización de los servicios sanitarios de atención primaria. El problema es que, revisando la bibliografía, se pueden apreciar ciertas inconsistencias metodológicas que podrían explicar, al menos en parte, la disparidad de los resultados obtenidos. Entre otras, cabe citar las siguientes

  12. Condicionantes institucionales que influyen en la utilización del examen clínico de mama Institutional factors contributing to the utilization of breast clinical examination

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    Ofelia Poblano-Verástegui

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar los condicionantes de la utilización del examen clínico de mama, la relación entre ellos y el ejercicio médico institucional. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre 1996 y 1997 se hizo un estudio cualitativo en unidades médicas del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social y de la Secretaría de Salud. Se realizaron ocho grupos focales: cuatro con mujeres usuarias y cuatro con profesionales de la salud. Participaron 47 usuarias y 29 médicos y enfermeras. La información se interpretó con base en la capacidad de respuesta organizacional a las expectativas de la usuaria, el poder/saber en la organización y el ejercicio médico institucional, a la luz de la Teoría Fundamentada. RESULTADOS: La demanda estuvo condicionada por la percepción de mala calidad de la atención, falta de confianza en el médico y aspectos organizacionales. En la oferta, los médicos varones mostraron desinterés y temor a realizar el examen. Las médicas parecieron interesadas y las usuarias las aceptaron. CONCLUSIONES: Existen barreras psicológicas, culturales, sociales e institucionales en el acceso y utilización del examen clínico de mama. La identificación de estas barreras y su origen pueden apoyar el desarrollo de acciones para mejorar la relación médico-paciente.OBJECTIVE:To identify factors associated with utilization of breast clinical examination (BCE and their relationship with institutional medical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a qualitative study conducted between 1996 and 1997 in medical units of Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (Mexican Institute of Social Security and Secretaría de Salud (Ministry of Health. Eight focus groups were included: four groups of female users and four groups of health professionals; in total, 47 users and 29 physicians and nurses participated. Interpretations of information were based on the organizational ability to respond to the user's expectations, "ability/knowledge" within the organization

  13. Evolução de condicionantes ambientais da saúde na infância na cidade de São Paulo (1984-1996

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    Monteiro Carlos Augusto

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a evolução de condicionantes ambientais da saúde na infância, com base nas informações extraídas de dois inquéritos domiciliares realizados nos anos de 1984/85 e 1995/96, na cidade de São Paulo, SP. MÉTODOS: Foram estudadas amostras probabilísticas da população entre zero e 59 meses de idade: 1.016 crianças em 1984/85 e 1.280 crianças em 1995/96. Os inquéritos apuraram características da moradia - material empregado na construção, tamanho e densidade de ocupação, existência e compartilhamento de instalações sanitárias e chuveiro, água corrente na cozinha e presença de fumantes - e do saneamento ambiental - acesso às redes públicas de água, esgoto e de coleta de lixo, pavimentação de ruas e calçadas e inserção das moradias em bairros residenciais ou favelas. RESULTADOS: Embora os indicadores ambientais apurados no último inquérito ainda estejam distantes da situação ideal, melhoraram entre os dois inquéritos a qualidade, o tamanho, o conforto e o entorno das moradias e expandiu-se a cobertura de todos os serviços de saneamento. Não houve progressos apenas quanto à proporção de crianças residindo em favelas (cerca de 12% nos dois inquéritos. Entretanto, as condições de moradia e de saneamento nas favelas melhoraram intensamente no período. CONCLUSÕES: As melhorias nas condições de moradia das crianças da cidade de São Paulo são consistentes com o aumento do poder aquisitivo familiar documentado no mesmo período. A expansão do saneamento do meio reflete investimentos públicos no setor e a forte desaceleração do crescimento populacional da cidade. A acentuada melhoria no abastecimento de água e na coleta de lixo nas favelas indica uma orientação mais equânime desses serviços públicos. A mesma orientação não é percebida quanto à pavimentação de ruas e calçadas e à instalação de rede de esgoto, serviços públicos ainda pouco freqüentes nas favelas. A

  14. Factores condicionantes del estrés en estudiantes de la clínica odontológica de la Universidad Andina Néstor Cáceres Velásquez de Juliaca - 2011.

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    El presente trabajo de investigación está centrado en determinar los factores condicionantes del estrés en estudiantes de la clínica odontológica de la Universidad Andina Néstor Cáceres Velásquez. El estudio es de carácter descriptivo - explicativo, en el que la muestra estuvo constituida por 93 estudiantes de la clínica odontológica. Para recolectar los datos se utilizó como instrumento el cuestionario. La prueba de hipótesis se realizó con el estadístico de Chi-cuadrado de Pearson. Los resu...

  15. A Cultura clerical e a folia popular

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    Gaeta Maria Aparecida Junqueira Veiga

    1997-01-01

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

  16. Dark victory: cancer and popular Hollywood film.

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    Lederer, Susan E

    2007-01-01

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

  17. [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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. Popular Musician Responses to Mental Health Treatment.

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

    2018-06-01

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

  1. Science popularization and the Indian constitution - Correspondence

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    Varkey, M.J.

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

  2. 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.

  3. Machine learning algorithms for datasets popularity prediction

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    Kancys, Kipras

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    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.

  4. FFUA - A popular movement FOR nuclear power

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    1977-01-01

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

  5. Leyendas y narrativa popular en Chiapas

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    Antonio Cruz Coutiño

    2014-06-01

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

  6. Institutos de democracia directa: La iniciativa popular

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    Sergio Trejos Robert

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

  7. The linguistic ecology in popular announcements

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    Gomes, Altair Martins

    2013-01-01

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

  8. POPULAR AND ERUDITE IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

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

    2015-01-01

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

  9. POPULAR AND ERUDITE IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

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    Cláudio Félix dos Santos

    2015-06-01

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

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

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    Duncan, Neil; Owens, Larry

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Smelstor, Marjorie, Ed.

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

  13. Nollywood, Popular Culture and Nigerian National Identity

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    Charles Effiong

    2017-09-01

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

  14. 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.

  15. The murga: voice and popular feeling

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    Franca Roibal Fernández

    2016-03-01

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

  16. Aggressive effects of prioritizing popularity in early adolescence.

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

    2014-01-01

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

  17. La migración de jóvenes zapatistas a Estados Unidos como desplazamiento geográfico, político y subjetivo

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    Full Text Available Abstract: The migration of young Zapatistas to the United States as a geographic, political and subjective displacementThis article analyses how some young Zapa-tistas become international migrants that are put into global circuits of work under a capi-talist regime of flexible accumulation. It is argued that the migration of these young people represents a geographical, political and subjective displacement in which not only are they transported thousands of kilo-metres away from their towns, but they also experience a change in their subjectivities, their future perspectives and their life-time ambitions in comparison to previous genera-tions. It is shown that the migratory experi-ence of young Zapatistas is marked by ten-sion between periods of being practically unable to move to certain markets of work and certain geographic regions – particularly in agricultural California – and periods when, in contrast, they cannot establish themselves for any length of time in the same place, or continue in the same niche of work. In other words, their experiences have oscillated between periods in which they become a 'captive work force' that cannot move freely and periods when, in contrast, they become 'labour nomads' obligated to constant displacement and the impossibility of establishing themselves in the same place. These two situations are produced by the control over their 'illegalization' and represent the flip sides of the same coin. These two sides have as a consequence the extraction of cheap and hardworking labour; on the one hand they are prevented from moving, and on the other, from staying.Resumen:Este artículo analiza cómo algunos jóvenes zapatistas se convierten en migrantes inter-nacionales insertos en circuitos globales de trabajo bajo un régimen capitalista de acu-mulación flexible. Se argumenta que la mi-gración de estos jóvenes representa un des-plazamiento geográfico, político y subjetivo, ya que ellos no sólo se

  18. Influência da autoestima, da regulação emocional e do gênero no bem-estar subjetivo e psicológico de adolescentes

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    Freire, Teresa; Tavares, Dionísia

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: A literatura científica tem evidenciado que a autoestima e a capacidade de regulação emocional estão presentes em vários quadros psicopatológicos, contudo a influência dessas variáveis no bem-estar tem sido pouco estudada teórica e empiricamente. OBJETIVO: Pretende-se analisar a relação dessas variáveis com o bem-estar subjetivo (satisfação com a vida) e com o bem-estar psicológico (felicidade e significado). Pretende-se, ainda, verificar a capacidade de predição do gênero, da aut...

  19. Satisfacción escolar y bienestar subjetivo en la adolecencia: poniendo a prueba indicadores para su medición comparativa en Brasil, Chile y España

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    Ferran Casas

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    Full Text Available En este estudio se analiza la comparabilidad interlingüística e intercultural del bienestar subjetivo y la satisfacción escolar como componente de dicho bienestar durante la adolescencia, a partir de tres muestras, una de Brasil (n = 1588, una de Chile (n = 843 y una de España (n = 2900, de 12–16 años de edad. Se adoptan como indicadores de bienestar subjetivo dos versiones del personal wellbeing index (PWI de Cummins, Eckersley, van Pallant, Vugt y Misajon (2003, que lo evalúan por ámbitos, y una escala de ítem único sobre satisfacción general con la vida (overall life satisfaction [OLS], y como indicadores subjetivos de satisfacción escolar, los seis ítems de satisfacción con distintos aspectos de la vida escolar utilizados por Casas, Baltatescu, Bertrán, González y Hatos (2013. Del PWI se utiliza la versión original (PWI7 y una versión ampliada con diez ítems (PWI10. Ambas versiones del PWI muestran un buen ajuste en los análisis factoriales confirmatorios realizados con las tres muestras agregadas. Mediante análisis de regresión múltiple y modelos de ecuaciones estructurales (MEE, se consideran y se discuten distintas opciones para estimar cuál sería el modelo con mejor comparabilidad respecto del bienestar subjetivo entre países al integrar la satisfacción escolar. Del análisis de los resultados, se aprecia que dos de los MEE multigrupo, que incluyen los seis ítems relativos a satisfacciones con aspectos de la vida escolar relacionados con una variable latente, que a su vez se relaciona con las variables latentes PWI7 y PWI10, muestran buena comparabilidad entre países. Los análisis de regresión múltiple indican que el indicador sintético de satisfacción con aspectos de la vida escolar que resulta más útil es “satisfacción con tu vida de estudiante”. Cuando se incluye este ítem, las consistencias internas tanto del PWI7 como del PWI10 mejoran y los respectivos MEE multigrupo de estas dos

  20. Exposição à violência na adolescência : relações com bem-estar subjetivo e sintomas de depressão, ansiedade e estresse

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    Naiana Dapieve Patias

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    Esta tese é composta por cinco estudos que tiveram como objetivo geral investigar a exposição à violência direta (ser a vítima) e indireta (ser testemunha) e suas relações com bem-estar subjetivo e sintomas de depressão, ansiedade e estresse em adolescentes de escolas públicas da cidade de Porto Alegre - RS. O primeiro capítulo apresenta uma revisão sistemática de literatura sobre exposição à violência na adolescência e suas relações com saúde mental. O segundo capítulo é um estudo de adaptaç...

  1. Video games as American popular culture

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    Wolf, Mark J.P.

    2017-01-01

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

  2. La acusación popular

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    Pérez Gil, Julio

    2011-01-01

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

  3. 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.

  4. The clinical popularity of object relations concepts.

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    Friedman, L

    1988-10-01

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

  5. Tattoos: Very Popular, Not So Innocent.

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    Hermida, María Daniela; Cabrera, Hugo Néstor

    2017-01-01

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

  6. The Popularization of Astronomy in Canada

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    Trudel, J.-L.

    1996-12-01

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

  7. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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    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.

  8. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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

    2016-01-01

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

  9. La joyería popular leonesa

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    Casado Lobato, Concha

    1996-12-01

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

  10. 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.

  11. XRootD popularity on hadoop clusters

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

    2017-10-01

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

  12. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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

    2017-01-01

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

  13. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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    Zoltán Néda

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

  14. Laughter in popular games and in sport

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    Eichberg, Henning

    2013-01-01

    , techniques and evaluation of the competitive action. This is told as a story of social improvement and progress--and about turning unhealthy wildness into civilized 'healthy' sport activity. What sociological analysis of game-playing tended to ignore was the laughter of the participants. With the seriousness...... of modern sport, as it was established in the nineteenth century, a culture of laughter disappeared. This study tries to counter this mainstream by a phenomenology of laughter in popular games. A contrasting attention is turned towards the seriousness of sporting competition, the smile in modern sport...... and fitness, and the 'underground' dimension of laughter in modern sports. By comparative analysis, laughter reveals as a bodily discourse about the imperfect human being. It tells an oppositional story about the perfectionism in the order of Western thinking--in sports as well as in health. The bodily...

  15. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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    Varga, Levente; Biró, Tamás S.

    2017-01-01

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

  16. 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.

  17. Contribution to the popularization of the astronomy

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    Markishki, Pencho

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

  18. 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.

  19. Popularity of marijuana among Polish students

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    Michał Pająk

    2017-09-01

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

  20. Popular music scenes and aging bodies.

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    Bennett, Andy

    2018-06-01

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

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2018-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  6. Biossegurança em DST/AIDS: condicionantes da adesão do trabalhador de enfermagem às precauções Bioseguridad en ETS/SIDA: condicionantes de la adhesión del trabajador de enfermería a las medidas de precaución Biosafety in STD/AIDS: conditioners of nursing workers' adherence to precaution measures

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    Full Text Available Visando identificar os condicionantes da adesão do trabalhador de enfermagem às precauções/isolamento na assistência, realizou-se este estudo do tipo descritivo tendo como população alvo enfermeiros representantes de hospitais de médio e grande portes da cidade de São Paulo. Das 79 instituições que se enquadravam nos critérios determinados, 15 (18,98% constituíram a amostra. Em reunião coletiva, utilizou-se a técnica de grupo focal para a coleta dos dados sendo as discussões gravadas em fita cassete, mediante consentimento dos participantes e, posteriormente, transcritas. Organizaram-se os dados segundo Bardin (1977, extraíram-se os núcleos temáticos e definiram-se duas categorias de análise empíricas, denominadas condicionantes institucionais e individuais.Teniendo como objetivo identificar los factores que condicionan la adhesión del trabajador de enfermería a las medidas de precaución/aislamiento en la atención de enfermería, se realizó este estudio descriptivo que tuvo como blanco a enfermeros representantes de hospitales de mediano y gran tamaño de la ciudad de São Paulo. De las 79 instituciones que se encuadraban en los criterios determinados, 15 de ellas (el 18,98% constituyeron la muestra. En una reunión colectiva, se recopilaron los datos utilizándose la técnica del grupo focal, las discusiones fueron grabadas en una cinta casset, con el consentimento de los participantes y, posteriormente fueron transcriptas. Los datos se organizaron según Bardin (1977 y se extrajeron los núcleos temáticos definiéndose dos categorías de análisis empíricos, denominadas condicionantes institucionales e individuales.Aiming to identify the conditioning factors of nursing workers' adherence to precaution/isolation in caregiving, this descriptive study was conducted with the target population consisted of nurses representing medium-sized and large hospitals in the city of Sao Paulo. Of the 79 institutions that met the

  7. Más sobre la valoración y recuperación de la lírica popular moderna. Una antología de coplas y seguidillas de la Mancha conquense

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    Ángel Carrasco Sotos

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    Full Text Available En el artículo se intentan poner sobre la mesa los condicionantes culturales e históricos que han influido en el descrédito y marginalidad de la poesía popular oral moderna, por parte, sobre todo, de la crítica literaria. Tales reservas han servido para que la mención de este tipo de lírica, cuya calidad literaria se defiende aquí (incluso mediante una antología, haya desaparecido de manuales de literatura y libros de texto al uso. La reivindicación de la consideración, estudio y recolección de esta literatura del pueblo ha venido siendo un tópico desoído desde el siglo XIX, pues el canon literario que se fue fraguando a raíz de los estudios filológicos de principios del siglo XX apartó a los investigadores de su estudio, recopilación y difusión. En el artículo se consideran todos los prejuicios y causas que han incidido para que esto mismo haya terminado por aceptarse.

  8. 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

  9. sociais populares em São Paulo

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    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.

  10. 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.

  11. Memory for frequency of hearing popular songs.

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

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

  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. Science popularization and European citizenship in Poland

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    Jacek Piotr Szubiakowski

    2007-09-01

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

  14. Popular actions: For the right at night

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    Suarez, Alfredo

    1999-01-01

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

  15. Yugoslav Naive Art and Popular Culture

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    2009-12-01

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

  16. A geoeconomia do etanol: as condicionantes e as oportunidades para a consolidação de um mercado global 10.5102/uri.v13i2.3570

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    Emily Aparecida Ferreira Brandão

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    Full Text Available Há uma potencial demanda crescente pelos biocombustíveis ditada, sobretudo, por Estados Unidos e União Europeia que na última década estabeleceram metas para o consumo de combustíveis renováveis. No entanto, o mercado global para os biocombustíveis ainda não se consolidou, em função das diversas barreiras técnicas e protecionistas que condicionam a sua formação. Em contrapartida, superando-se essas barreiras, há oportunidades claras de se explorar etanol de primeira geração produzido a partir de cana-de-açúcar, enquanto se desenvolvem tecnologias para a produção economicamente viável de biocombustíveis de segunda geração. Diante disso, o objetivo deste artigo é analisar a geopolítica do etanol, considerando as condicionantes e as oportunidades para a ampliação desse mercado e também a África como uma fronteira para a diplomacia brasileira. Observou-se que a política diplomática brasileira de internacionalização do etanol perdeu força ao longo do governo Dilma Rousseff, enfraquecendo o projeto brasileiro de se tornar uma força hegemônica do etanol no mundo.

  17. Fatores condicionantes da atração e retenção de jovens profissionais e Âncoras de Carreira: estudo com engenheiros de empresa construtora de obras de infraestrutura de Minas Gerais.

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    Eliane Sereno de Mattos Cabral

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    Full Text Available São expostos neste artigo os resultados de estudo de caso que objetivou identificar os fatores condicionantes da atração e retenção de engenheiros recém-formados e sua vinculação com as âncoras de carreira de Schein (1978. Pretendeu-se, ainda, verificar se esses fatores se configuram também como fatores de retenção e acompanhar a evolução das âncoras. Em uma abordagem de natureza quali e quanti, foram realizadas entrevistas e utilizadas versões adaptadas dos inventários de Schein (1996, Demo (2008 e Cia de Talentos (2011. As âncoras mais proeminentes foram Desafio Puro, Estilo de Vida e Competência Técnica Funcional, que também se revelaram influentes na adaptação e retenção do grupo pesquisado.

  18. Relações entre o bem-estar subjetivo e a funcionalidade em idosos em seguimento ambulatorial Relationship between subjective well-being and the functionality of elderly outpatients

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar a relação entre o bem-estar subjetivo, independência funcional e desempenho de membros inferiores (força muscular, velocidade de marcha e equilíbrio de idosos em seguimento ambulatorial, em relação ao sexo e a grupos etários. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 125 idosos de ambos os sexos com idade mínima de 60 anos, atendidos em um ambulatório de geriatria. Os instrumentos utilizados foram: 1 Medida da Independência Funcional (MIF para avaliar a dependência funcional; 2 Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB para medir o desempenho físico; 3 Bem-Estar Subjetivo (BES: questões sobre a saúde e satisfação com a vida. RESULTADOS: A amostra utilizada foi de conveniência, com predomínio do sexo feminino, que apresentou maior comprometimento funcional. As correlações do bem-estar subjetivo com o teste de desempenho não demonstraram diferenças entre os sexos, contudo os idosos mais velhos apresentaram maior nível de satisfação que os idosos mais jovens. A saúde percebida também foi mais satisfatória entre os idosos mais velhos. Entretanto, a saúde percebida comparada mostrou melhores resultados nos idosos com moderado a bom desempenho físico. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados sugerem que indivíduos mais velhos apresentam maior satisfação com a vida e melhor saúde percebida. Além disso, o bom desempenho físico foi uma variável de relevância para melhor saúde percebida quando comparada a outras pessoas.OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between subjective well-being, functional independence and lower-limb performance (muscle strength, gait velocity and balance among elderly people undergoing outpatient follow-up, stratified by sex and age groups. METHODS: We evaluated 125 elderly people, aged 60 years and over, who received care at a geriatric outpatient clinic. The instruments used were: 1 Functional Independence Measure (FIM to evaluate

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

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    Márcio Couto Henrique

    2009-12-01

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

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

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

    2004-07-01

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

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

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

    2018-02-05

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

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

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

    2015-12-08

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

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

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    Cillessen, Antonius H N; Borch, Casey

    2006-12-01

    Growth curve modelling was used to examine developmental trajectories of sociometric and perceived popularity across eight years in adolescence, and the effects of gender, overt aggression, and relational aggression on these trajectories. Participants were 303 initially popular students (167 girls, 136 boys) for whom sociometric data were available in Grades 5-12. The popularity and aggression constructs were stable but non-overlapping developmental dimensions. Growth curve models were run with SAS MIXED in the framework of the multilevel model for change [Singer, J. D., & Willett, J. B. (2003). Applied longitudinal data analysis. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press]. Sociometric popularity showed a linear change trajectory; perceived popularity showed nonlinear change. Overt aggression predicted low sociometric popularity but an increase in perceived popularity in the second half of the study. Relational aggression predicted a decrease in sociometric popularity, especially for girls, and continued high-perceived popularity for both genders. The effect of relational aggression on perceived popularity was the strongest around the transition from middle to high school. The importance of growth curve models for understanding adolescent social development was discussed, as well as specific issues and challenges of growth curve analyses with sociometric data.

  4. Da conceituação de Estado Subjetivo até a proposição dos Escalões de percepto From the Subjective State concept toward the Percept Echelons proposal

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    Arno Engelmann

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo refaz o percurso de Engelmann, lidando em 1962 com perceptos chamados de afetivos até a proposição mais recente de escalões de percepto. O estudo aprofundado dos perceptos afetivos indicavam estados conscientes internos, porém não localizados. Engelmann denominou-os estados subjetivos. Mas deparou que havia ao mesmo tempo outros perceptos internos, esses localizados. A solução era dois escalões: um superior - estados subjetivos - e outro inferior - perceptos internos. Mais tarde Engelmann encontrou estados objetivos, estados conscientes não localizados e externos, representados principalmente por locuções meteorológicas. Finalmente, reestudando um número enorme de experimentos de percepção humana, verificou que havia cinco escalões de percepto, organizados prioritariamente na seqüência seguinte levando em conta o tamanho das partes: estados total, bipartido, supramodal, modal e fragmentário. Os indivíduos são capazes de estar momentaneamente apenas num desses escalões, nunca mais de um. Não se sabe, por enquanto, se é possível representar por intermédio de escalões outras partes da consciência além dos perceptos.Dealing firstly with the affective percepts in 1962 and ending with percept echelons, the paper reconstructs Engelmann's psychological pathway. A serious study of mostly affect percepts indicated nonlocalized internal conscious states. Engelmann called them subjeticve states. But at the same time he found that there were other internal but localized external percepts. He called them objetive states. They were mainly characterized through reporting the weather. Finally, revising numerous perception studies, total, bipartite, supramodal, modal and fragmentary states are found and organizaed through largeness priority. Engelmann called them percepts echelons. In one moment only one percept echelon is possible, not more than one. So far it is not known if others parts of consciousness are divisible

  5. Conocimiento objetivo y subjetivo sobre el VIH/SIDA como predictor del uso de condón en adolescentes Objective and subjective knowledge on HIV/AIDS as predictors of condom use in adolescents

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    Alberto Villaseñor-Sierra

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la asociación de conocimientos objetivo y subjetivo sobre VIH/SIDA con el uso del condón. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizó la base de datos de una encuesta aleatoria, anónima y autoaplicada en 1 410 adolescentes de cuatro estratos socioeconómicos de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, entre 1995 y 1996. El conocimiento objetivo se evaluó mediante 24 preguntas sobre VIH/SIDA y el "subjetivo" con la pregunta: "¿qué tanto crees conocer sobre el SIDA?" Las variables predictoras del uso del condón se identificaron mediante regresión logística y cálculo de la razón de momios con IC 95%. RESULTADOS: El nivel de conocimiento objetivo fue regular y tuvo diferencias por estratos (pOBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between objective and subjective knowledge on HIV/AIDS and condom use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Analysis of a database from an anonymous, self-applied, randomized survey conducted between 1995 and 1996. Study subjects were 1 410 adolescents of four socioeconomic strata from Guadalajara, Mexico. Objective knowledge was assessed with 24 questions regarding HIV/AIDS, and subjective knowledge with the question "how much do you think you know about HIV/AIDS?" The variables associated with condom use were identified using logistic regression analysis and by calculating odds ratios with a 95% confidence interval. RESULTS: The degree of objective knowledge was "average", differentiated by socioeconomic strata (p< 0.001, and was higher in adolescents from medium and high socioeconomic strata (p< 0.008. Regarding subjective knowledge, adolescents from the low, medium, and high socioeconomic strata claimed to know "a little", and the ones from the lowest stratum claimed to know "very little". Condom use was higher in males (35.4%, and in adolescents from high socioeconomic strata (p< 0.005, than in females (15.3% (p< 0.001. Although there was a correlation between objective and subjective knowledge (r = 0.37, p< 0.001, a higher

  6. Calidad de vida familiar y bienestar subjetivo en jóvenes con discapacidad intelectual de un establecimiento con educación especial y laboral de la Ciudad de Talca

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    YOHANINA ANDREA MUÑOZ VALDÉS

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    Full Text Available El estudio que se presenta tuvo como objeti vo identificar la relación entre la Calidad de Vi - da Familiar, Funcionamiento Familiar y Bienestar Subjetivo junto con los factores de la calidad de vida familiar en relación al bienestar subjetivo en jóvenes con discapacidad intelectual, alum nos de un establecimiento de educación especial y laboral de la ciudad de Talca (Chile. La muestra fue dividida en dos grupos: uno de ellos estuvo integrado por 53 alumnos de 16 a 24 años de edad, del citado establecimiento que fueron diagnosticados con discapacidad intelectual: el 52.8% de ellos manifiesta discapacidad intelectual como único predictor de su condición, mientras que el 47.2% restante corresponde a comorbilidad de ésta con otros tipos de discapacidad asociados. Los niveles de discapacidad van desde el leve (37.7%, seguido por el moderado (50.9% y finalmente el severo y el profundo (3.8%. El otro grupo estuvo conformado por 53 apoderados, padres o tutores del mismo establecimiento educacional. Con la finalidad de medir las variables de estudio se administraron cuatro instrumentos: (1 la Escala de Calidad de Vida Familiar (Verdugo, Sainz & Rodríguez, 2009, (2 la versión traducida al español (Bellon, Delgado, Luna del Castillo & Lardelli, 1996 del Family Functioning Questionnaire (Smilkstein, Ashworth & Montano, 1982, (3 la adaptación y validación de Moyano y Ramos Alvarado (2007 de la Satisfaction with the Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larden & Griffin y (4 la versión chilena de Moyano-Díaz & Ramos (2007 de la Subjective Happiness Scale (Lyubomirsky & Lepper, 1999. Para realizar el estudio se utilizó una metodología descriptiva y correlacional de corte transversal a fin de establecer relaciones de con comitancia entre las variables. Los resultados principales demostraron una relación significativa entre importancia de la calidad de vida familiar y satisfacción de la calidad de vida familiar (r = .402; p < .01; entre felicidad

  7. 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

  8. Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of online popularity.

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

    2010-10-08

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

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

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    Metodijeski, Dejan; Stojanoski, Hristo

    2014-01-01

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. What types of astronomy images are most popular?

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

    2015-01-01

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

  15. Desafíos y dinámicas de la administración pública: la adjudicación de derechos públicos subjetivos bajo el presupuesto de escasez

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    Irit Milkes

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available La obra colectiva La administración de la escasez: los fundamentos de la actividad administrativa de adjudicación de derechos limitados en número aborda el rol de la administración pública en su imperiosa necesidad de apoyarse en la construcción dogmática realizada sobre los temas de la función administrativa en general, y sobre la actividad de adjudicación de derechos públicos subjetivos en situaciones de concurrencia, en particular. Para esto estudia aquellas situaciones de escasez derivadas de una mayor demanda de interesados en la obtención o reconocimiento de derechos a “adjudicar” respecto a la oferta realizada por la administración pública. Se plantea así la relevancia de dotar al procedimiento administrativo en cada caso concreto de los principios generales del derecho y de los principios constitucionales que materialicen aquellas garantías que conducen a la eficacia y el debido respeto de los derechos fundamentales de cada sujeto procesal.

  16. 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

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

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

    2017-01-01

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

  18. Use of Popular Culture Texts in Mother Tongue Education

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    Bal, Mazhar

    2018-01-01

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

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

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

  20. 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…

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

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    Cooper, B. Lee

    1979-01-01

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

  2. 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

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

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    Peng Zhang

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

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

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    Aveney, Brian; Slade, Rod

    1978-01-01

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

  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. Música popular brasileira, indústria cultural e identidade

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    José Roberto Zan

    2001-01-01

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

  7. Popular Music in Malaysia: Education from the outside

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    Shah, Shahanum Mohamad

    2006-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

    2016-01-01

    Previous research has indicated that peer popularity is associated with aggressive behavior. However, it is not yet clear whether popularity is uniquely related to different functions of aggression. In this study, we examined associations between peer-perceived popularity, and reactive and proactive aggression using a cross-sectional and a longitudinal design. Yearly sociometric measures of popularity, and reactive and proactive aggression were gathered from 266 seventh and eight grade adolescents (Mage grade 7 = 12.80, SDage  = .40). Popularity was positively correlated with proactive aggression and negatively correlated with reactive aggression, both concurrently as over time. Curvilinear trends indicated that a significant minority of low versus high popular adolescents showed both functions of aggression. Somewhat stronger effects of popularity on proactive aggression were found for boys than girls. Stably popular adolescents showed the highest levels of proactive aggression, whereas stably unpopular youth showed the highest levels of reactive aggression. Implications and directions for future research are discussed. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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

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

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

  11. 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.

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  13. Aggressive effects of prioritizing popularity in early adolescence

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

    2014-01-01

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

  14. 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…

  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. Popular NREL-Developed Transportation Mobile App Launches on Android

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

  17. Homepage of the Philosophy Meets Popular Culture Initiative

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    Grund, Cynthia M.

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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

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    Springer, D. Gregory

    2016-01-01

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

  2. 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…

  3. Política exterior argentina en la década de los ’90: del realismo periférico a los condicionantes internos y externos. La privatización petrolera, un espejo de la realidad

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    Julia Igoa

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    Full Text Available Los años noventa fueron testigo del amplio e incesante proceso de Globalización. Un correlato del mismo significó en Argentina la indiscutida adscripción al paradigma neoliberal que permitiría, mediante un “realismo periférico”, desarrollar una adecuada reinserción internacional del país. Resulta interesante analizar detenidamente esta política exterior, puesto que, sin lugar a dudas, arroja luz sobre los verdaderos resultados derivados de la alianza estratégica gestada entre los grandes grupos económicos nacionales y el capital extranjero, quienes se transformaron en los verdaderos condicionantes de esta política. Así, las privatizaciones, constituyen un nítido reflejo de esta realidad. El objetivo de esta comunicación es, por tanto, realizar un acercamiento empírico a estas formulaciones teóricas teniendo en cuenta la interacción entre las variables sistémicas y domesticas._________________________ABSTRACT:The nineties have witnessed the large and unceasing Globalisation process. One of its consequences meant in Argentina the unquestionable adscription to the neoliberal paradigm that would allow, by means of a “peripheral realism” politic, developing an adequate strategy so as to re-insert the country in the international system. It is interesting to analyse carefully this foreign policy because, doubtless, it shows the real results of the strategic alliance made between the national economic large groups and the foreign capital, which had become the real conditioners of this politic. Then, the privatisations are a clear reflex of this reality. The main objective of this paper is, therefore, to make an empirical approach to the theoric formulations taking into account the interaction between the systemic and domestic variables.

  4. Condicionantes sociais do projeto de instrumentos de trabalho: o caso de uma bancada de inspeção Social conditions of work instruments design: the case of a pharmaceutics inspection workstation

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    Francisco de Paula Antunes Lima

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A natureza social dos objetos é reconhecida nos aspectos formais ou estéticos, e nem sempre gera diretrizes para o design no aspecto funcional. Recentemente, as dimensões cognitivas têm sido incorporadas aos projetos de produto. O propósito deste artigo é discutir e demonstrar a importância das interações sociocognitivas no projeto de instrumentos de trabalho no nível de relações físicas, sempre tratados segundo modelos biomecânicos e variáveis fisiológicas. Tomando como exemplo o projeto de bancada de inspeção de produtos farmacêuticos, mostramos como esse projeto, para se ajustar aos modos operatórios, teve que atender os condicionantes intersubjetivos do contexto social no qual se insere a atividade.The social nature of objects is recognized in their formal or aesthetic aspects, but this does not always generate guidelines for design in the functional aspect. Recently, cognitive dimensions have been incorporated into product design. Our intention in this article is to argue and demonstrate the importance of socio-cognitive interactions in the design of work instruments at the level of physical relations, always treated in accordance with biomechanical models. Taking as example the design of a work station for pharmaceutical products inspection, we show how the design had also to take into account the subjective conditioners derived from the social context in which the activity occurs.

  5. La influencia de la Web 2.0 y sus condicionantes técnicos en la producción del videoclip de rap español

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    Olga HEREDERO-DÍAZ

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    Full Text Available El videoclip es un producto audiovisual definido a partir de sus fines, generalmente comerciales, pero también un ejercicio de expresión y experimentación artística. Tomando como punto de partida la transformación del modo de distribución y consumo del videoclip por la democratización del acceso a Internet del público juvenil, el objetivo principal de esta investigación será describir los cambios que han tenido lugar en la producción del videoclip de rap español de los últimos cinco años debido a la influencia de la Web 2.0 y sus condicionantes técnicos. A partir del análisis de los videoclips difundidos a través de la sección de rap del programa Ritmo Urbano de La 2 de RTVE durante sus cinco temporadas en antena (desde 2011 hasta 2016, se concluye que a día de hoy el vídeo musical de rap es un género que se produce mayoritariamente para Internet, lo que en el caso del videoclip de rap español ha supuesto una mayor autonomía y libertad creativa para los artistas, al tiempo que una merma en el estándar de calidad de la imagen y del sonido de las piezas finales que su público objetivo consume.

  6. Trajetórias de Multinotabilidades: Reconfigurações Históricas e Condicionantes Sociais das Inscrições Políticas e Culturais de Parlamentares Brasileiros

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    Eliana Tavares dos Reis

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    Full Text Available O artigo discute os condicionantes da afirmação de parlamentares, indissocia-velmente em domínios do poder político e da produção cultural no Brasil. Para a apreensão de lógicas e práticas que presidem a ocupação de posições variadas e relativamente bem alocadas no Parlamento, em universidades, nas burocracias estatais, na mídia, em instâncias de consagração intelectual e em arenas de formulação de problemáticas políticas, o foco recai sobre o estudo das trajetórias consideradas exemplares de Afonso Arinos e Delfim Netto. Os percursos seguidos e os posicionamentos assumidos pelos agentes são examinados à luz das conjunturas históricas, das reconfigurações nas relações de poder (no plano nacional e internacional e das transformações nos planos do ensino universitário e da mediação cultural. Pondera-se sobre redefinições e amálgamas dos repertórios legítimos de intervenção (erudição letrada e conhecimento técnico mobilizados nos principais debates sobre a nação ao longo do século XX. Isso, por sua vez, permite, por um lado, identificar processos, espaços, competências e linguagens que são concorrentes, complementares e interdependentes, e, por outro, refletir acerca do trabalho de elaboração de representações sobre a cultura, a política, a economia e o Estado.

  7. Hacia una nueva conceptualización de la salud del grupo familiar y sus factores condicionantes Towards a new conceptualization of family group health and its conditioning factors

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    Isabel Louro Bernal

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Experiencias profesionales en el campo de la docencia y la investigación evidenciaron la necesidad de esclarecer y delimitar el concepto de salud de la familia. Existen diferentes acepciones del concepto que no hacen referencia al grupo familiar como unidad de atención médica, psicológica y social en la comunidad. El trabajo propone una nueva concepción teórica de salud del grupo familiar y sus aspectos condicionantes, útil para la labor asistencial, investigativa, docente y administrativa de los profesionales de la salud. Se exponen los fundamentos teóricos que distinguen el enfoque psicosocial que sustenta la propuesta. Tal propuesta constituye el componente teórico de un modelo de evaluación diseñado para proveer información para el diagnóstico de la salud de las familias en la APS. El trabajo tuvo como base la búsqueda bibliográfica, el debate con expertos y los resultados de investigaciones con familias cubanas.Professional experiences in the field of teaching and research evidenced the need of clearing up and delimitating the concept of family health. There are different meanings of the concept that do not refer to the family group as a unit of medical, psychological and social attention in the community. This paper recommends a new theoretical conception of the family group health and its conditioning factors that is useful for the assistance, investigative, teaching and administrative work of health professionals. The theroretical foundations distinguishing the psychosocial approach supporting the proposal are exposed. Such a suggestion is the theoretical component of an evaluation model designed to provide information for diagnosing family health at the primary health care level. This paper was based on bibliografic search, discussions with experts and on the results of the research carried out among Cuban families.

  8. Popularity Trajectories and Substance Use in early Adolescence1

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

    2010-01-01

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

  9. Popularity Trajectories and Substance Use in early Adolescence.

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

    2011-05-01

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

  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

    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

  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 relational aggression. This association was moderated…

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

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    Mueses De Molina, C

    1993-01-01

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

  13. Popularization of the role of nuclear power construction

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    Zhang Ying

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  15. 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.

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  17. Assessing the Level of Popularity of European Stag Tourism Destinations

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

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

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

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

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    2011-06-01

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

  20. Vestígios da cultura popular em Angela Lago

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

  1. Validez de constructo, confiabilidad y punto de corte de la Prueba de Síntomas Subjetivos de Fatiga en trabajadores mexicanos Construct validity, reliability, and cutoff point of the Subjective Symptoms of Fatigue Test in Mexican workers

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    Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la validez de constructo, la confiabilidad interna y establecer un punto de corte para la Prueba de Síntomas Subjetivos de Fatiga. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Esta prueba fue desarrollada en Japón para medir fatiga en población trabajadora, cuenta con 30 reactivos divididos en tres esferas. La validez de constructo fue explorada por diferencias entre grupos, utilizando una población de 1 399 trabajadores de ocho empresas de la Ciudad de México que fueron estudiadas en 1999. Se utilizó como red nomológica el modelo de control-demanda de Theorell y Karasek derivando con ello hipótesis de trabajo. Los trabajadores fueron clasificados en nueve grupos dependiendo de su nivel de exigencia-control, y las diferencias en la puntuación de fatiga se derivaron mediante análisis de covarianza (ANCOVA. La confiabilidad interna se obtuvo a través del alfa de Cronbach. El punto de corte se definió a partir de la relación lineal esperada entre las exigencias laborales y la fatiga. RESULTADOS: La distribución de la puntuación en la Prueba de Síntomas Subjetivos de Fatiga resultó similar a la esperada, que aumenta conforme se incrementa la exigencia o disminuye el control. Las diferencias entre grupos fueron estadísticamente significativas. El alfa de Cronbach para la prueba en general fue de 0.89, mientras que el valor por esfera fue siempre superior a 0.70. Los puntos de corte con una correlación más estrecha fueron 6 y 7 respuestas afirmativas (r= 0.9456 y 0.9479, respectivamente. CONCLUSIONES: La puntuación observada en los distintos grupos se comporta de la forma esperada, cumpliendo así las hipótesis de desempeño planteadas. La confiabilidad interna para la prueba en general es adecuada. El punto de corte propuesto para población general es de siete respuestas afirmativas.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the construct validity and the internal reliability of the Subjective Symptoms of Fatigue Test (SSFT, as well as to establish its

  2. Influencia de factores objetivos y subjetivos en la disciplina Morfofisiología de la Carrera de Estomatología Influence of the objective and subjective factors in Morphology-physiology discipline in Dentistry Studies

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    Maritza Travieso Pérez

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La disciplina curricular de Morfofisiología se encuentra bajo la incidencia de los factores objetivos y subjetivos que limitan la estructuración y perfeccionamiento de los nuevos procesos educativos. Objetivo: valorar los factores objetivos y subjetivos que influyen en la dirección del proceso enseñanza aprendizaje de la disciplina Morfofisiología, limitando su estructuración y perfeccionamiento en la Carrera de Estomatología. Método: se realizó un estudio, en la disciplina Morfofisiología, de la Carrera de Estomatología de la provincia de Pinar del Río, en el período comprendido de septiembre de 2007 a enero de 2009. La muestra estuvo constituida por 142 estudiantes, de ellos, 131 de primer año y 101 de segundo. El método empleado fue la revisión y análisis de los documentos. Los datos obtenidos se procesaron utilizando los métodos y procedimientos que brinda la estadística descriptiva. Resultados: se encontraron más bajos niveles de rendimiento académico en la sede central con respecto a las sedes municipales, siendo las asignaturas Morfofisiología II y V las de más bajos resultados. Escasa participación de estudiantes en los exámenes de premio y menor calidad de los mismos en las sedes municipales. Conclusiones: que los resultados académicos en la disciplina Morfofisiología en la provincia de Pinar del Río, indican que el cambio educativo teniendo en cuenta los actuales contextos universitarios, implica necesariamente vincular a los estudiantes a los métodos productivos de enseñanza y a los servicios en la búsqueda de la excelencia educativa.The curricular discipline of Morphology-physiology is under the influence of objective and subjective factors which limit the structuring and improvement of the new educational process. Objective: to assess the objective and subjective factors that influence on the direction of the teaching-learning process of Morphology-physiology which limits its structuring and

  3. 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.

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

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    Bates, Reid A.

    1996-01-01

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

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

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    Kapoor, Dip

    2003-01-01

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

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

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

  7. Incorporating popularity in a personalized news recommender system

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    Nirmal Jonnalagedda

    2016-06-01

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

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

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    Algis Mickūnas

    2017-03-01

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

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

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    Sohn, Donald

    1998-01-01

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

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

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    Bodil Axelsson

    2012-06-01

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

  11. The Process’s Effectiveness in Popular Actions

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    Alencar, Rafael Vieira de; Albuquerque, Felipe Braga

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

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

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    Nicholls, Matthew

    2011-01-01

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

  13. The Reflection of Israeli Society in Popular War Songs

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

  14. Emergence of Long-Term Memory in Popularity

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

    2017-01-01

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

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

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    Motz, Benjamin

    2013-10-01

    HAL 9000. Morpheus. Skynet. These household names demonstrate the strong cultural impact of films depicting themes in cognitive science and the potential power of popular cinema for outreach and education. Considering their wide influence, there is value to aggregating these movies and reflecting on their renderings of our field. The Cognitive Science Movie Index (CSMI) serves these purposes, leveraging popular film for the advancement of the discipline. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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    McKay, George

    2018-01-01

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

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

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    Loredana Ivan

    2017-01-01

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

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

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    McDonald, Nicola

    2004-01-01

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

  20. Shinsengumi - a historical and modern popular culture phenomenon

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    Rinkevičiūtė, Laura

    2016-01-01

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

  1. Popular Culture and the Rituals of American Football

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    2001-01-01

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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    Ana Hirsz

    2015-01-01

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

  5. 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

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

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

    2018-01-01

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

  7. Understanding the Exhibitionary Characteristics of Popular Music Museums

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    Charles Fairchild

    2017-03-01

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

  8. 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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    Maria Alves Barbosa

    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

  9. Participação Popular no Contexto das iniciativas de Governo Aberto: revisão sistemática da literatura

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    Cristiane Sinimbu Sanchez

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available As iniciativas de Governo Aberto (GA preconizam a transparência, a colaboração e a inovação, o controle social e a participação como formas de combate à corrupção e aprimoramento da gestão democrática. Este estudo buscou explorar os elementos que caracterizam a participação popular no contexto das iniciativas de Governo Aberto, derivando-se da aplicação de alguns protocolos de revisão sistemática da literatura, estruturado com base em estratégia de busca nas bases de dados: Business Source Complete, Science Direct e Web of Science – Coleção Principal. Aplicaram-se critérios de inclusão/exclusão de documentos, resultando em 64 documentos para análise. Os resultados indicam que a participação, no contexto de GA, compõe-se de alguns elementos, a saber: espaços, ferramentas, tecnologias de informação e comunicação. A participação se dá, por vezes, de forma institucionalizada, sustentada por entidades coletivas que representam a sociedade civil organizada. Quanto à participação dos cidadãos na elaboração destas políticas, as iniciativas de GA se encontram em estágio de implementação e reformulação de políticas que garantam tanto o acesso aos dados abertos governamentais, assim como os espaços de representação da sociedade. Aponta-se, ainda, que existem condicionantes para a participação – barreiras e desafios – que estão relacionadas à assimetria de informação, falta de experiência no uso das ferramentas, entre outros. Destaca-se que a sistematização destes elementos pode contribuir para a melhoria de políticas de inclusão da sociedade na elaboração e acompanhamento de políticas públicas de interesse dos cidadãos. Considera-se que a apresentação e discussão destes elementos possa contribuir, futuramente, para a criação um quadro conceitual na temática.

  10. 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.

  11. Analysis of user activities on popular medical forums

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

    2017-10-01

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

  12. 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.

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

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    Mary Ryan

    2014-10-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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...

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

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    Nielsen, M B; Seitz, K.

    2016-01-01

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

  18. Borgesian Libraries and Librarians in Television Popular Culture

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    Iana Konstantinova

    2013-01-01

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

  19. Misrepresentation of UK homicide characteristics in popular culture.

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

    2014-03-01

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

  20. Relações entre bem-estar subjetivo e satisfação conjugal na abordagem da psicologia positiva Relations between subjective well-being and marital satisfaction on the approach of positive psychology

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    Fabio Scorsolini-Comin

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se investigar as correlações existentes entre os três fatores do bem-estar subjetivo (BES - afetos positivos, afetos negativos e satisfação com a vida - e os três fatores da satisfação conjugal (SC - interação conjugal, aspectos estruturais e aspectos emocionais. Participaram 106 voluntários de ambos os sexos, com idade média de 42±11 anos, casados e com tempo médio de união de 16,11±11,35 anos. Foram aplicadas as escalas de BES (EBES e de Satisfação Conjugal (ESC. Os resultados foram analisados pela técnica de regressão múltipla stepwise. Não foram encontradas associações entre os fatores satisfação com a vida (fator do BES, aspectos emocionais (fator da SC, aspectos estruturais (SC e interação conjugal (SC. O BES e a SC, fatores gerais, também não apresentaram associações significativas. Destaca-se o papel dos afetos positivos (fator do BES na percepção da satisfação conjugal (SC, o que é congruente com o enfoque da Psicologia Positiva, que atesta que as pessoas que experimentam emoções positivas tendem a se engajar em relacionamentos mais satisfatórios.The objective of the present study was to investigate the correlations between subjective well-being (SWB and marital satisfaction (MS among married people. A hundred six married people (53 couples with an average age of 42 yrs (SD=11 participated in the study. The following instruments were used: Subjective Well-being Scale and Marital Satisfaction Scale. In this study, correlation analysis and stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that there were no associations among satisfaction with life (SWB factor, emotional aspects (MS factor, structural aspects (MS factor and marital interaction (MS factor. The SWB and the MS (general factors were not significantly correlated. According to the findings of the current study, there is the role of positive affect (SWB factor on the perception of MS, which is consistent with the approach of Positive

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

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    Roberts, Daniel L; Vargas, Bert B

    2012-01-01

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

  2. 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.

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

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    Ying Hu

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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

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

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    Sanlı, Ceyda; Lambiotte, Renaud

    2015-01-01

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

  8. The complex network of the Brazilian Popular Music

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

    2004-02-01

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

  9. 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...

  10. Popularity and Relevance of Science Education and Scientific Literacy

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    Graeber, Wolfgang; Blonder, Ron; Bolte, Claus

    2008-01-01

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

  11. 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

  12. Images of Freud in Popular Culture and Fiction

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

  13. The First World War in Popular Music since 1958

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

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

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

  15. La iniciativa legislativa popular en América Latina

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

  16. The Roles of Popular Music in Video Games

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    2015-01-01

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

  17. 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.

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

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    Abrate, Jayne

    1988-01-01

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

  19. Personalized Popular Blog Recommender Service for Mobile Applications

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    Tsai, Pei-Yun; Liu, Duen-Ren

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

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

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

  1. 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.…

  2. 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…

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

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

  4. Popularity prediction tool for ATLAS distributed data management

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

  6. 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.…

  7. The global popularity of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

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    Frank M. Dattilio

    2012-03-01

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

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

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    Hjortkjær, Jens; Walther-Hansen, Mads

    2014-01-01

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

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. Popularity Prediction Tool for ATLAS Distributed Data Management

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

    2014-06-01

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

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

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    Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. ... Nigerian contemporary pop music is playing an increasingly pivotal role in shaping the continent's music ... Keywords: Nigerian values, Music industry, Contemporary popular music, Youths and society. Full Text: EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT

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

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    Sedney, Mary Anne

    2002-04-01

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

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

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    Erwhin Clarin

    2016-05-01

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

  16. 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,…

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

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    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.

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

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

  19. The Affordances Of Repackaged Popular Music From The Past

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    2017-01-01

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

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

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

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

    2017-01-01

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

  3. 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…

  4. THE CURRENT SYRIAN POPULAR VIEW OF THE JEWS

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

  5. 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

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    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…

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

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    Yavuzer, Yasemin

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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…

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

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    Burke, Ken

    1997-01-01

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

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

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    Sarrazin, Natalie

    2006-01-01

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

  12. Popular Music in a 21st Century Education

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    Rodriguez, Carlos Xavier

    2012-01-01

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

  13. Body-loss for Popular Thin Smart Phones

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    Tatomirescu, Alexandru; Pedersen, Gert Frølund

    2013-01-01

    In this contribution, an investigation of the radio performance of recent popular phones has been done. The antenna performance has been evaluated with the newly agreed phantom head-hand measurements of the mobile antenna efficiency. It has been observed that the newer generation thin smart phones...

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

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

  15. Revisioning Premodern Fine Art as Popular Visual Culture

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    Duncum, Paul

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    McRae, M. W.

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

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  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. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Popular Music and Classical Musicians: Strategies and Perspectives

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    Allsup, Randall Everett

    2011-01-01

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

  4. The History of Popularization of Science in France

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    Marina D. Romanova

    2015-01-01

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

  5. Contemporary Zimbabwean popular music in the context of adversities

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

  6. THE REFLECTIONS OF POPULAR CULTURE IN POSTER DESIGN

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    İbrahim Gökhan CEYLAN

    2015-09-01

    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.

  7. Condicionantes estruturais da regionalização na saúde: tipologia dos Colegiados de Gestão Regional Structural conditions for regionalization in health care: typology of Regional Management Boards

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    Ana Luiza d'Ávila Viana

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O atraso na implementação da estratégia da regionalização e a fragilidade de iniciativas combinadas de descentralização e regionalização no Brasil requerem explicação. O artigo levanta algumas hipóteses para elucidar essa intricada questão e analisa os condicionantes estruturais do processo de regionalização em curso nos estados. Para isso, elabora uma tipologia nacional das regiões de saúde que as diferenciam segundo graus de desenvolvimento econômico, social e características da rede de saúde, dos municípios que compõem os Colegiados de Gestão Regional (CGR formalmente implantados até janeiro de 2010. Para a construção da tipologia, adotaram-se os modelos de análise fatorial e de análise de agrupamentos (cluster analysis. Foram identificados cinco grandes grupos socioeconômicos de CGR, descritos de acordo com sua distribuição regional, população, despesa em saúde, perfil da oferta (incluindo mix público e privado e cobertura de serviços de saúde. Os resultados encontrados servem como norteadores da constituição de redes de atenção à saúde e de novas iniciativas no campo regional, de forma a aprimorar a política de regionalização e favorecer a construção de instrumentos de regulação diversificados, flexíveis e, sobretudo, mais ajustados às realidades regionais.An explanation is required for the delay in implementing the regionalization strategy and the fragile nature of the combined decentralization and regionalization initiatives in Brazil. The article raises some hypotheses to clarify this intricate issue and reviews the structural conditioning factors of the regionalization process ongoing in the states. A national typology of the health care regions is prepared, differentiating them according to the degree of socio-economic development and the characteristics of the health care network and of the municipalities that form the Regional Management Boards (CGR, formally implanted by January

  8. La fatiga como estado motivacional subjetivo

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    D. Cárdenas; J. Conde-González; J.C. Perales

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    Actualmente no existe consenso sobre los factores que determinan la aparición de la fatiga. Hay factores que se derivan exclusivamente del esfuerzo físico, otros que dependen del esfuerzo mental que este lleva aparejado, y otros de los resultados de la tarea que se está realizando. Como consecuencia, se han desarrollado diferentes modelos explicativos que pretenden aunar las diferentes razones de su aparición. No obstante, la tendencia actual es entender la fatiga como un estado motivacion...

  9. La fatiga como estado motivacional subjetivo

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    D. Cárdenas

    2017-03-01

    No obstante, la tendencia actual es entender la fatiga como un estado motivacional complejo cuyo origen tiene lugar en numerosos procesos fisiológicos y psicológicos que sirven para regular el esfuerzo y proteger al organismo de daños graves. Los objetivos de la presente revisión narrativa son analizar los diferentes enfoques existentes para el estudio y la explicación de la fatiga, establecer el vínculo con el concepto de carga de entrenamiento y justificar la importancia de evaluar las repercusiones de la carga mental para conseguir una adecuada planificación y control del proceso de entrenamiento.

  10. Revisión de los condicionantes de la profesión periodística desde la perspectiva sociológica de McNair ¿Es viable un periodismo profesional de calidad?//An updated analysis of factors conditioning journalism from McNair’s sociological perspective. Is it feasible to perform quality journalism nowadays?

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    Roberto GELADO-MARCOS

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available La actividad periodística se ha visto sometida en los últimos años a una transformación radical fundamentada, principalmente, aunque no sólo, en la revolución tecnológica que ha incrementado exponencialmente las posibilidades de unos medios además siguen lidiando con los condicionamientos procedentes de los entornos políticos, económicos, profesionales y sociales. Ante este nuevo escenario, se plantea una pregunta inmediata: ¿sigue resultando viable un periodismo profesional y de calidad con los condicionantes actuales? Este artículo trata de dar respuesta a la pregunta de investigación desde una revisión actualizada de la perspectiva sociológica sobre la que McNair analiza los factores que condicionan la profesión.

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

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    Juan Martínez Leal

    2012-12-01

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

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

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

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    Dytham, Siobhan

    2018-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Rika Widawati

    2015-02-01

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

  17. 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

    2014-02-01

    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.

  18. Construction and communication of meanings in popular music

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    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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  20. AÇÃO POPULAR: REQUISITO DA LESIVIDADE

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    Ramos Junior, Adilson

    2010-01-01

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

  1. 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.

  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. Measuring the evolution of contemporary western popular music.

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

    2012-01-01

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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    Marcos Fabris

    2013-09-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  9. 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.

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

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    Dunne, Alexandra; Phillips, Christine

    2010-09-01

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

  11. 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.

  12. Popular Orientalism: Somerset Maugham in Mainland Southeast Asia

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    Christine Doran

    2016-02-01

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

  13. [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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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…

  17. The evolution of popular music: USA 1960?2010

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    Mauch, Matthias; MacCallum, Robert M.; Levy, Mark; Leroi, Armand M.

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    In modern societies, cultural change seems ceaseless. The flux of fashion is especially obvious for popular music. While much has been written about the origin and evolution of pop, most claims about its history are anecdotal rather than scientific in nature. To rectify this, we investigate the US Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 2010. Using music information retrieval and text-mining tools, we analyse the musical properties of approximately?17?000 recordings that appeared in the charts and...

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

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    Esquirol, Meritxell

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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...

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

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    Lee, Joanne

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

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

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    Ogunrinade D O A

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available There is no gainsaying that most of the recent forms of contemporary popular music produced, packaged, made available for public consumption constitute grave danger and serious threat to moral uprightness in Nigerian society. This has exposed the Nigerian society to a wide variety of insecurity and violence. This is evident as seen from series of moral decadence and dissipation that infiltrated the lives of the citizenry - especially the youths (the leaders of tomorrow ranging from, sexual abuse, money mongering, indiscipline, examination malpractice and indecent dressing to mention but a few. Music is a powerful tool and a force for mobilization which brings about either reformation or deformation of character due to the type of rhythm, melody, harmony and principally the lyrics of the songs. This paper examines the new trend of contemporary popular music in Nigeria with a view to assess its negative and pessimistic impacts on the character molding of the citizenry in Nigerian society. Live performances of contemporary popular music were observed and audio and video tape materials relating to the said music were also analyzed based on their educational  and moral values of such songs. It was  discovered that contemporary popular music as we have it today in Nigeria communicates vulgarity and coarseness to the listeners and this poses a lot of negative effects on the attitude of the youths. Musicians employ indecent words to attract the youth thus creating negative influence on the character of the leaders of tomorrow (the youth to engage in various   debauchery.  The paper therefore, suggested that relevant agencies should be put in place to ensure that apart from entertainment, music should convey positive character building messages rather than music that egg on and motivate illicit acts. Likewise, musicians should compose songs in the spirit of societal reformation so as to impact moral virtues on the younger generation  thus

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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    Matsuda, Masako; Higashi, Nozomi

    2006-01-01

    Using highly advanced media technology, Asian cultural exchanges became very active since the latter half of the 1990s. Firstly, Japanese "trendy dramas" were favorably welcomed in Asia because they could show young people's problems in an Asian context against the background of a modernized city. These dramas have projected an image of Japan as an idealistically westernized country. Due to the popularity of Japanese culture such as manga, TV dramas, and movies, there seems to have risen a fe...

  4. A Debate between the Academic and the Popular

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    Márcia Hoppe Navarro

    2009-01-01

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

  5. Tecendo os fios da educação ambiental: o subjetivo e o coletivo, o pensado e o vivido Weaving the threads of environmental education: the subjective and the collective, the thought and the lived

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    Martha Tristão

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    Full Text Available O pressuposto deste ensaio é o de que, ao longo de sua trajetória, a educação ambiental foi constituindo uma narrativa que lhe é própria. Algumas palavras com sentidos conceituais polissêmicos, como natureza, participação, solidariedade, cooperação, autonomia, interdisciplinaridade e, mais recentemente, sustentabilidade, transdisciplinaridade e transversalidade, fundamentam a Educação Ambiental e fazem parte de seu léxico ou de sua rede semântica. O objetivo é analisar os campos do sentido produzidos por alguns desses termos e a trama de inter-relações entre os sujeitos e suas práticas discursivas, recusando a doutrina da unidade da razão e de um sujeito unitário em direção ao objetivo da perfeita coerência. Como a linguagem forma-se no seio de uma cultura, transita entre o individual/ coletivo, o subjetivo/ cultural, no caso da Educação Ambiental, é carregada de sentidos e de significados de um paradigma emergente, de novos modos de sensibilidades entre utopistas e utopias. É propósito entender se, de fato, a Educação Ambiental, em nome da emancipação, opõe-se ao projeto liberal de uma "razão educadora", de um conhecimento-regulação, de uma educação universal baseada em métodos universais, analisando de modo complexo a função social das narrativas generalistas e/ou denunciatórias. Foi considerado tanto o potencial positivo como os limites analíticos e estratégicos das narrativas que se manifestam de forma auto-referenciais. A preocupação central e conclusiva é: as práticas cotidianas que demandam iniciativas e encaminhamentos podem fazer sentido e criar campos de interface para o exercício de uma Educação Ambiental?The assumption behind this essay is that, throughout its history, environmental education constituted a narrative of its own. Some conceptually polysemic words such as nature, participation, solidarity, cooperation, autonomy, interdisciplinarity, and, more recently, sustainability

  6. Monetary valuation of illnesses in Costa Rica: a subjective well-being approach Estimación del valor monetario de las enfermedades en Costa Rica: enfoque del bienestar subjetivo

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    Mariano Rojas

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This report aims to 1 explain and illustrate the use of the subjective well-being (SWB approach as an alternative health-valuation methodology by estimating the monetary value of five general categories of illness in Costa Rica, and 2 foster comparative research on the advantages and limitations of alternative approaches to health valuation. METHOD: Use of the SWB valuation approach to measure the monetary value of illness (MVI, based on empirical data from a representative survey in Costa Rica carried out in 2004. The MVI is defined as the estimated percentage of monthly income that would be required to compensate for the loss in life satisfaction (LS-a primary SWB conception-that is expected to occur with the onset of illness. The five general categories of illnesses studied were cancer, cardiovascular disease, thyroid disease, arthritis, and infectious disease. RESULTS: There was wide disparity in the monetary values of the different illnesses. Some illnesses had relatively high monetary value compared to persons' mean income, indicating the high value of good health and of programs that aim to prevent the emergence of illnesses or abate their negative impact on people's well-being. CONCLUSIONS: The SWB valuation approach can be used to estimate illnesses' monetary value and thus can contribute to the design of health policies related to resource allocation and compensation, and revenue-generating schemes.OBJETIVOS: Explicar e ilustrar el uso del enfoque del bienestar subjetivo (BS como metodología alternativa para evaluar la salud mediante la estimación del valor monetario de cinco categorías de enfermedades en Costa Rica y promover investigaciones comparativas sobre las ventajas y las limitaciones de enfoques alternativos para la valoración de la salud. MÉTODOS: Se utilizó el enfoque de valoración del BS para calcular el valor monetario de la enfermedad a partir de los datos empíricos de una encuesta representativa de

  7. 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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  9. The use of audiovisual media in adolescence and its relationship with subjective well-being: A qualitative analysis from an intergenerational and gender perspective El uso de los medios audiovisuales en la adolescencia y su relación con el bienestar subjetivo: Análisis cualitativo desde la perspectiva intergeneracional y de género

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of a qualitative research that explores, from an intergenerational and gender perspective, how the use of audiovisual media influences to personal well-being in adolescence. Three, semi-structured group interviews were used with adolescent girls (aged 12 to 18 years, and two with mothers of boys and girls of those ages. The results show that interpersonal relationships are one of the factors that greatly contribute to the adolescents’ well-being. Girls said that the use of technology generates personal well-being because it allows them to maintain interpersonal relationships with their peers. The mothers, however, question whether overuse of technology can contribute to their personal well-being. On the other hand, girls and mothers agree to comment that the use of technology hinders the relationships that adolescents have with their parents.

     

    El presente artículo expone los resultados de una investigación cualitativa que explora, desde la perspectiva intergeneracional y de género, de qué forma el uso de los medios audiovisuales influye en el bienestar subjetivo en la adolescencia. Se han realizado tres entrevistas grupales semi-estructuradas con chicas adolescentes (de 12 a 18 años y dos con madres de chicos y chicas de estas edades. Los resultados avalan una vez más que las relaciones interpersonales son uno de los factores que en mayor medida influye en el bienestar de los y las adolescentes. Las chicas manifiestan que el uso de las tecnologías audiovisuales contribuye a su bienestar subjetivo porque les posibilita mantener las relaciones interpersonales con sus iguales. Las madres, en cambio, ponen en duda que un uso excesivo de las tecnologías pueda contribuir al bienestar subjetivo. Por otra parte, chicas y madres coinciden en comentar que el uso de las tecnologías dificulta las relaciones de los adolescentes con sus progenitores.

     

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

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    Hushchyn, Mikhail; Charpentier, Philippe; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

    2015-12-01

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

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

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    Hushchyn, Mikhail; Charpentier, Philippe; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2017-08-02

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

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

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

    2011-04-01

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

  15. 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.

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

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

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

  17. Popularity Prediction Tool for ATLAS Distributed Data Management

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

  18. 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...

  19. The 'Bollywoodization' of Popular Indian Visual Culture: A Critical Perspective

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    Keval Joseph Kumar

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    Full Text Available The roots of popular visual culture of contemporary India can be traced to the  mythological films which D. G. Phalke provided audiences during the decades of the ‘silent’ era (1912-1934.  The ‘talkies era of the 1930s ushered in the ‘singing’ /musical genre which together with Phalke’s visual style, remains the hallmark of Bollywood cinema. The history of Indian cinema is replete with films made in other genres and styles (e.g. social realism, satires, comedies, fantasy, horror, stunt in the numerous languages of the country; however, it’s the popular Hindi cinema (now generally termed ‘Bollywood’ that has dominated national Indian cinema and its audiovisual culture and hegemonized the entire film industry as well as other popular technology-based art forms including the press, radio, television,  music, advertising, the worldwide web,  the social media, and telecommunications media. The form and substance of these modern art forms, while adapting to the demands of the new media technologies, continued to be rooted in the visual arts and practices of folk and classical traditions of earlier times.

  20. La arquitectura popular en la Edad Media (Guipúzcoa

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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.