Author: Scielo

From “white slavery” to freedom of circulation: the transformations of the emigration concept in Portugal

With a direct approach, the article introduces us the debate on the emigration of Portuguese subjects to Brazil that existed in nineteenth century Portugal. The author challenges traditional approaches on the topic, contesting the idea that the interests of the Portuguese State were directly aligned with those of the agrarian elites. Read More →

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

In contemporary society, people are confronted with events that threaten social order, such as terrorist attacks, wars and economic crises. Such events have been giving rise to conspiracy theories, which can be defined as explanatory beliefs used to understand the actions of groups or organizations that unite in a secret agreement and try to reach a hidden goal, which is perceived as illegal or malicious. Read More →

Co-word analysis applied to highly cited papers in Library and Information Science (2007-2017)

The conceptual structure in the category Library Science and Information Science of Web of Science, in the period 2007-2017, is identified, using the analytical tool Essential Science Indicators (ESI). Based on highly cited papers, the methodology consisted in the application of co-words analysis and multivariate analysis techniques and visualization through science mapping. Read More →

Do you know excess energy intake by western diet may lead to inflammation and even apoptosis?

Researchers concluded that Western diet causes endogenous oxidative DNA damage depending on excessive energy intake, activate PARP-1 and form molecules in the pathway, which lead to inflammation. In excess, it may result in apoptosis. Continued consumption of this diet may trigger the development of a variety of diseases, including cancer. Read More →

Study shows more accurate and cheaper technique for meteorological forecasts

The study briefly presents some basic concepts on the microwave radiometry and radiometer calibration research in remote sensing applications and shows why it is a more accurate and cheaper technique for meteorological forecasts. The results were published by the research team from the Brazilian National Center for Monitoring and Warnings of Natural Disasters in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Transcultural clinic: migration and exile

Faced with the challenges posed by the current growing migratory flows, the study presents a report of a differentiated clinical care, according to a transcultural framework. Since uprooted families may have difficulties in dealing with suffering in a new land, a transcultural reading of the symptom is proposed, associating traditions, representations and cultural etiologies to a specific therapeutic technique. Read More →

Urban desegregation and social inclusion in Spain. The big challenge.

The article “Analysis of the desegregation and social inclusion policies in the Spanish context” published in the journal Revista de Administração Pública (Vol. 52, n. 1, 2018), aimed at the studying the extent to which new slum clearance policies foster favourable attitudes towards social inclusion of the displaced persons, who are mostly Roma in the case of Spain. Read More →