Category: Human Sciences

Cluster participation, absorptive capacity and sustainability practices

Scheme explaining the levels of participation of a Cluster

The search for competitive advantages has been challenging for firms, especially small and medium-sized ones. The market has been oriented towards valuing firms that adopt sustainable practices either at the initiative of the customers or due to legal pressures or even due to the growing awareness of society. Read More →

Is today’s “today” tomorrow’s “yesterday”? On the cognitive significance of thought and discourse about the self, time and space

Image of a sign in the middle of the desert with the words "Future" pointing to the right and "Past" pointing to the left

This special issue is dedicated to Vojislav Božičković’s recently published monograph The Indexical Point of View and contains five critical notices written by experts and the author’s responses. It will surely be of interest to all those keen to know more about recent philosophical debates on self-knowledge, indexical belief and the intersubjectivity of thought. Read More →

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and a psychodramatic experience

Photo. Light gray background, two forearms of a child with hands wide open and palms facing forward. Their skin is white and their hands are painted with colored paint (yellow, red, orange, pink, green, brown), each with two eyes and a smile drawn with black paint. You can also see the top of the child's head, they have short black hair.

When we discuss Autism Spectrum Disorder, it’s necessary to understand the uniqueness of each individual and apply therapies that best meet the needs of each one. Therefore, this research addresses a psychodramatic-based clinical case with a child within ASD and shows the importance of dialogue on the subject to reach better development conditions, and advances in the production of knowledge in the area. Read More →

Discourses about the excluded: to whom is the public space?

A white-walled building, a green metal railing, homeless people's tents, and a tree in front.

Who speaks for the homeless population of big cities? There are public policies aimed at this excluded population, there are the positions of different citizens in relation to the problem, and there are also the legal-administrative positions of the municipality. An analysis is made about the polemic coverage in Folha de S. Paulo regarding this population. Read More →

Perception of professors regarding the transition to emergency remote teaching in a large public university in Mexico during the pandemic

Picture of a woman with a laptop in a professional call meeting

We present the results of a follow up questionnaire to a non-random sample of 513 teachers from the largest public university in Mexico. The purpose was to delve on issues identified in a questionnaire applied at the start of the pandemic, to identify and describe the opinions, experiences, characteristics and conditions in which higher education teachers transitioned to remote teaching. Read More →

Conflicting voices: speaking and keeping silent

Cover of the book Retrato Calado by Luiz Roberto Salinas Fortes published by Editora Unesp.

Is speaking or being silent a choice? Faced with the multiplicity of spoken and silent voices in our world, the “experience of language” in a period of political repression, as shown in the work Retrato calado [Silenced Portrait], by Salinas Fortes, is the starting point to reflect on the limits between the duty of speaking/writing and witnessing. Read More →

Time use and food insecurity in female-headed households in Brazil

Food insecurity is mostly observed in female headed households in Brazil. Based on the assumptions of the feminization of poverty and in light of Feminist Economics theory, it is observed that households headed by women tend to be in a greater situation of vulnerability, although they allocate food resources better. Read More →

The lack of solidarity and human helplessness in the perverse neoliberal logic

Moses by Michelangelo. Marble statue of a seated man with long beard and serious look, a tablet in one arm. Behind a wall with many details in high relief.

It is supported by the philosophy of education and psychoanalysis the hypothesis that neoliberal rationality needs somebody’s deletion to carry out its perverse project and install a system of relationships based on indifference. As a counterpoint, Freud’s ethics is demanded, and supported by the other’s inclusion, a central experience in human development. Read More →

Online psychodrama: a new stage for post-pandemic challenges

How the multidimensionality provided by the virtual environment expands the horizons of psychodrama by overcoming the physical barriers of the “here and now”, allowing the reality of each individual acting on the digital stage to interfere in the protagonist’s work in a beneficial way, opening space to deepen the therapeutic experience. Read More →

LATCH tool in care planning for breastfeeding women

The LATCH assessment tool helps the health team to measure the difficulties with the breastfeeding technique during hospitalization. While following 162 mother-child on exclusive breastfeeding, we sought to analyze women’s difficulties related to the breastfeeding technique by using the LATCH charting system during maternity stay. Read More →