Category: Human Sciences

Body in contemporary discourse

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The recent context we have been living in, in which social, political, and religious polarization stands out, allows and updates various and conflicting discourses about the body. Two important articles propose an in-depth reflection and debate on this broad topic. Read More →

The unsaid about “eadization” in Higher Education

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It is understood that the Brazilian Higher Education concept of “eadization” is recent and must be monitored so that its identity and function are not lost. It is possible to observe that the flexibility given by the insertion of a percentage (up to 40%) in the workload of face-to-face higher education courses dedicated to Distance Education supports a process of reconfiguration from the symbiosis. Read More →

“NÓIS É*”: childhoods and feminisms in social practices of peripheral collectives on the pandemic

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Due to the covid-19 pandemic, collectives contributed to maintaining the life of the peripheric population. The performance of women and their relationship with children allowed us to think about the possible construction of a collective pedagogy that approaches the Common, a principle based on collaboration and self-management, opposing hierarchies and patriarchy. Read More →

No to the militarization of management in public school

Bolsonaro talking to students and teachers in the gymnasium of a military school

The Nacional Program of Civic-Military Schools implemented by the Bolsonaro government in 2019, prescribes an authoritarian proposal for education and threatens our democracy. This study analyzed the conservative demands articulated in this Program and the reasons why the molds of the military schools have been praised as a solution to educational problems. Read More →

Children and the use of social media in the fight against COVID-19: Is it possible to talk about child activism?

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The presence of children in social media has been the subject of several researches and also of concern of parents and specialists about the risks related to this practice. For this reason, a new possibility for understanding this phenomenon is presented, called children’s digital activism, with a focus on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More →

Cluster participation, absorptive capacity and sustainability practices

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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 →