Lectura y sociabilidad

Reading and Sociability in the Days of Social Media

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Have those interested in reading ever wondered what elements characterize contemporary reading practices? Or, by chance, have they wondered how new technologies have transformed the ways of being a reader in the last decades?
The research titled “Sociabilidad y nuevas tecnologías en las prácticas lectoras. Un estudio en Ciudad de México“ …

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Humanidades en la Universidad

The Humanities at the University

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While there is no single classification of the disciplines that comprise what we nowadays know as “the humanities,” it could be generally stated, as Edward Said does in Humanism and Democratic Criticism, that they are reflexive disciplines that propose an interpretation of the world and of the human being, while questioning their own act of interpretation…

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Humanities & Democracy

Are the humanities useful for democracy or should they be?

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When we think about reasons to justify the existence of Humanities departments at universities, one of them has been that they are essential to maintain democracy. This reason, however, could limit the humanities to their practical usefulness, which would leave out the study of some areas whose political or economic usefulness is not so obvious…

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Tarzan's spelling

Tarzan’s Spelling

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Writing is a means of guiding the reader from one idea to another; a barrier gate that closes and opens the way at the same time. This is valid for any language, from the symbolic language of literature or daily uses of speech to the transactional utilitarian language used in expository texts, in both the work environment and personal messages proliferating in social media…

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Agricultura familiar en Colombia

Family farming in Colombia and its contribution to peace

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Family farming in Colombia: Case studies from multi-functionality and its contribution to peace, a co-edition among the university press of Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (UCC), Uniminuto, and Confederación Agrosolidaria de Colombia, is the result of a research project motivated by the International Year of Family Farming (2014), which invited the world to bring focus to the role of family farmers, their contribution to hunger mitigation, poverty, food safety, and environmental protection. Researchers from different disciplines and universities joined efforts to help characterize family farming in Colombia…

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agua contaminada

Contaminated water: a public health problem

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In the eighth plenary session of the United Nations held in New York (September 2000), 189 countries made a historic commitment: “To eradicate extreme poverty and improve the health and welfare of the world’s poorest people within 15 years,” laid out in the Millennium Declaration. However, in the report Health and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) published five years later, the international community was alerted to the fact that, while there has been some progress, there are still too many countries that are falling behind in the area of health…

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conceptual basis

Resignifying economic and administrative praxis: new conceptual elements for an alternative discourse

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What neurological principles could help to better explain economic decisions made by individuals on a daily basis? What general aspects underlie the managerial discourse of profit-making productive organizations? How much does the so-called net worth equation really reflect equality and order? All of these are questions addressed by the GEMA research group…

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violencia urbana

The Business of Violence in Latin America

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Ask people in Latin American cities today what most worries them and it is likely that among their top answers will be insecurity. Latin America is experiencing levels of lethal violence that, in countries such as El Salvador, exceed those registered during the civil wars of the late 20th century. From Ciudad Juarez to San Salvador to Caracas to Rio de Janeiro, insecurity amid both crime and violence is a growing concern for policymakers and citizens…

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