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Sentiments, Analysis, And Elections

Num°19 ELECTIONS
Manassero

Since search engines and social networks have started being widely used by an enormous amount of users, advertising has always been their primary business model: presenting the “right” ad to the right user, especially focusing on her interests. We assisted therefore to an important and pivotal change from the generically focused traditional advertising industry to a highly specific way to match ads and users, thanks to personal data the same users convey for free to search engines and social networks. Leggi tutto »

 
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The Consolation of Seriousness

Num°18 SERIOUSNESS
Luciana

The essay analyzes the concept of seriousness, both its structures and its contingent aspects. The relevance of this concept for social and cultural life has been increasingly underestimated, and now we are confronted with difficult practical consequences. Seriousness is vital for a proper understanding of the dangerous nature of a situation but also for  individuals’  reliability. Leggi tutto »

 
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Numero 18 SERIOUSNESS December, 2016 - Autore:

 

Thoughts on Seriousness and Comedy: A Conversation With Stefano Benni

Num°18 SERIOUSNESS
joker_seriousness

A short conversation with Stefano Benni about Seriousness and Comedy Leggi tutto »

 
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Seriousness and Time

Num°18 SERIOUSNESS
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The authors consider the topic of seriousness in its connection with time and, in particular, with lived time. They outline the special times of boredom and adventure in order to get to the very delicate and precarious synthesis obtainable through seriousness. Leggi tutto »

 
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Mate, or the Everydayness of Charis and Kairós in deep America

Num°17 GRACE
MateBombillaCarou

“Mate,” a Guarani beverage very popular in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and southern Brazil, is much more than a simple infusion: it makes social bonds stronger, it becomes a symbol of  community identity, and it works as a metaphor for divine love, or what we can call “grace.” This is because of its resistance, its capacity to build bridges; it feeds, it is lived with intimacy—people share the pipe that is used to drink it—and it also makes fraternity possible. Leggi tutto »

 
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Perceived Grace

Num°17 GRACE
audrey-hepburnCOLOM

What it is to be graceful? Every day we use adjectives like graceful and ungraceful. When we speak of “Grace” though, we often refer to it from the point of view of the divine, where Grace is one, elusive, and unapproachable. What if we made a Copernican turnaround and thought of grace from out of the multiplicity and subjectivity of the human experience? Leggi tutto »

 
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Attempted Crime and Impossible Felony: The Boundaries of a Punishable Action

Num°16 AGENCY
Pistola2

The essay starts with the historic development of the theme of the impossible attempt and moves to a consideration of the twofold question of (a) the degree of penalty for the attempt in relation to the committed crime and (b) whether the unsuccessful attempt can be punished. Leggi tutto »

 
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Health Promotion Interventions: An Appropriate Evaluation

Num°13 EVALUATION
empowerment

This paper examines some of the issues underlying the notion of “appropriateness” in the context of health promotion evaluation. Appropriateness depends on an alignment of evaluation practices with the tenets of contemporary health promotion, including the notions of participation, community control, and respect for people not as unthinking objects of research but as partners in knowledge development. Leggi tutto »

 
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School and School System Evaluations: Formal Quality and Real Quality

Num°13 EVALUATION
matita

Assessment practices have currently intensified in several countries, according to different approaches. Since the late 1960s in particular, the European school systems have been affected by periodic international surveys, with comparative analyses of learning outcomes. These were complemented by increasingly complex system assessments, which have taken into account, since the 1990s, even contextual and procedural variables. Leggi tutto »

 
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On Some Aspects of Research Assessment in the Humanities: Bibliometrics and Related Topics

Num°13 EVALUATION
TimetoEvaluate

Society and policy makers are asking universities and research institutions to be accountable for public investment. Developing performance measures for assessing research quality and impact has therefore become a hot topic, on which a great growing debate has been raging for the past few years. Leggi tutto »

 
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Research Quality Evaluation in the Managerial Disciplines: Good Intentions, Bad Practices, and Urgent Changes

Num°13 EVALUATION
sabbia

The evaluation of university professors’ activities has recently become a crucial issue in the academic debate, with a particular consideration for research funding. Beyond the mere financial aspects of such a domain, there is a reputational framework involved in this field that reshapes the power architecture of the Italian universities – and of society as a whole through this. Leggi tutto »

 
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Questioning Evaluation within the Humanities

Num°13 EVALUATION
Truffaut

In line with the democratic ideals, there is a growing call for a greater public involvement in the establishment of science and technology policies. There exists a variety of public participation procedures that aim at consulting and engaging the public, ranging from public hearings to consensus conferences. Leggi tutto »

 
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Alternating Fortune. On the Squandering of the “Most Paltry People”

Num°12 LUCK
imgres

Between the end of the nineteenth and the first years of the twentieth century, there have been various analyses (of a juridical, fiscal, psychological, social, empathic-literary, moralizing or more properly philosophical nature) concerning the pathological drifts of gambling. Leggi tutto »

 
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Numero 12 LUCK October, 2014 - Autore:

 

Introduction to an Anthropology of Centers

Num°11 SPACE
Centro

Distancing itself from major theoreticians of “centers” such as Mircea Eliade and Edward Shils, the essay advances a notion that is much less compromised with the principle of sacredness. It is a more humble and modest, plural and territorial notion. Leggi tutto »

 
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