Arquivo Mensal: Outubro 2022

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For a Sociology of Science

In this seventh blog post, I will analyze the role of science in the light of the pertinent considerations made by Pierre Bourdieu (2000, 2001) in this regard more than 20 years ago. In fact, this author thought about education, intellectuals and academia at least since 1982 (40 years ago) and the publication of his Homo Academicus, in 1984. I will also reflect on some more recent notes made by...

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The role of European universities for the sustainable transformation of society

It is also essential to map the initiatives that provide a response to the different sustainable development goals and the building of bridges between educational institutions as indicated by the work of Valdés and Comendador (2022), which recommends future research on the best practices of these alliances and deepening the understanding of the differential and common factors in best practices.    In recent years, work highlighting the role of education...

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The challenges of news representations of climate change

Although there are still denialists around the world among politicians, common people and even ‘scientists’ who minimize the effects of climate change, nobody less than the United Nations (UN) states it as the defining issue of our era[1]. With a clear impact on the habitability conditions of our planet, dealing with climate change is not just a matter of cutting carbon emissions and other technical actions, but foremost a human...

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Low and middle-low-income world economies lead the deafness ranking

Deafness, which is currently framed under the broader term “Deaf and Hard of Hearing” (DHoH) – covers hearing loss that ranges from mild, moderate, severe, and profound – is a relatively common condition and found in all regions and countries, irrespective of gender, social or economic status of individuals. Its typology and etiology are varied. Maintaining global statistical data on the rates of deafness and hearing impairment global wide is...

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