Sociólogo Bourdin: Las ciudades con patrimonio no deben ser centros turísticos

http://ssociologos.com/2015/05/22/riesgos-del-turismo-ciudades-patrimonio-no-son-parques-de-atracciones/

El sociólogo galo, Alain Bourdin, advierte sobre los riesgos de la atracción del turismo sin políticas de protección del patrimonio.

Alain Bourdin expuso ante estudiantes y catedráticos de la Ibero su tesis sobre el riesgo que corren las ciudades con patrimonio histórico ante la tendencia mundial de volverlas centros turísticos, porque ante el crecimiento del turismo, sin que se cuenten con programas que aminoren la llegada de turistas, se pone en peligro el patrimonio histórico.

El sociólogo Bourdin, como parte de la cátedra Alain Touraine de la Ibero Puebla, describió la tendencia de cómo las ciudades patrimonio están siendo convertidas en parques de diversiones.

Bourdin criticó esta tendencia globalizadora que busca una mayor concentración del turismo urbano y que pone en riesgo a los habitantes de las ciudades y al propio patrimonio ante la masificación del turismo. (gehiago…)

Maitasun erromantikoa botere harremanen euskarri?

http://www.argia.eus/multimedia/erreportajeak/maitasun-erromantikoa-botere-harremanen-euskarri

Maitasun erromantikoaren mitoan sakondu dugu; nondik dator? Nola aldatu mitoa historian zehar? Zergaitik sentiarazten gaituzte erdi eta ez oso? Zer ondorio ditu maitasun erromantikoaren mitoak gure harremanetan? Galdera hauen erantzunak bost pertsonek eskaini dizkigute. Batetik Ainara Santamaria (ikertzailea) eta Ibon Arrizabalagak (Berdintasun teknikaria). Eta bestetik, hiru gaztek: Iraia Madariaga, Ane Camara eta Jon Ander Urresti.

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Academic Meetings, Graduation Season, and a Bit from Rousseau

http://www.ethnography.com/2015/05/academic-meetings-graduation-season-and-a-bit-from-rousseau/

Meetings are rituals, and rituals need symbols, and decorations. I’ve been to a lot of meetings in my time as an academic where I sat bored and confused, but still fulfilled my function as a decoration, and clap on cue. And to a large extent, that is what such ritual is about: clapping on cue about that to which you are brain dead.

Perhaps Rousseau was thinking of such academic meetings when he wrote in the 19th century “On this showing, the human species is divided into so many herds of cattle, each with its ruler, who keeps guard over them for the purpose of devouring them” (Rousseau).

Which of course starts me thinking about the many times I do indeed act like a herded cow, and so do my fellow academics. The most obvious place I am such a decoration is in May graduation ceremonies. I march into a stadium to a lively tune in an ungainly outfit, and then with the other faculty who all react in unison. March, clap, stand, and sit all in unison moving rhythmically just like the her do cattle waiting to obediently rush down a chute, at the end of which we might, ro all we know, be devoured. We then sit—decorations for the larger ceremony, just like the potted plants on stage. In fact, when I sat on a stage recently in Chico State’s graduation ceremony, there were literal potted plants on either side of the stage, bookending the potted plants in the robes. The redeeming value of the whole thing was the excitement and joy that many of our students and their families felt. (gehiago…)

Reversing a 100 Year Trend, Men are Staying in the Workforce Longer

In response to company pensions, employer age limits, shifts in the economy, and the initiation of social security, men have increasingly enjoyed a little 20th century social invention called “retirement.” In 1860, more than 80% of men age 70 to 74 worked, but by around 2000, that number had dropped to below 20%.

As of the 2000s, this more-than-100-year-trend of increasing numbers of men enjoying their “golden years” has reversed. This is your image of the week:

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Over at Made in America, from where I borrowed this graph, sociologist Claude Fisher explains the reversal of the trend (citations at the link):

The private sources of retirement support, such as company pensions and investments, have weakened; [and] public sources of aid are under strain from a lower birth rate, a stagnating economy, and political retrenchment. And the years that such support must cover are growing. In 1990 a 65-year-old man could expect to live about 15 more years; in 2010, 18 more years. That’s an extra 20 percent of financing needed.

Among other things, the economic health of older Americans is an important sign of the overall health of the economy. It will be interesting to keep an eye on this statistic in the near future.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

What Class War Looks Like

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RENFEko segurtasun zaintzaileen eraso arrazistak salatu ditu tolosar batek

http://www.argia.eus/albistea/renfeko-segurtasun-zaintzaileen-eraso-arrazistak-salatu-ditu-tolosar-batek

Asteartean Tolosako kaleetatik segika izan ditu bi zaindariak Tadjinek. (Argazkia: Tolosaldeko Ataria).

Khelifa Tadjine tolosarrak maiatzaren 3an jasandako eraso arrazistarengatik salaketa jarri du. RENFEko segurtasun zaintzaileek Hernaniko geltokian trenetik bultza eta jipoitu egin zuten salaketaren arabera.

Tadjinek azaldu duenez, trenean eseri orduko “inongo edukaziorik gabe” eskatu zioten txartela zaintzaileek. Tadjinek ez ziela txartelik emango erantzun zien: “Hemen nire txartela. Baina ez dizuet emango. Hori ez da zuen lana. Eta nire txartela nahi baldin baduzue, niri bezalaxe, denei eskatu beharko diozue”.

Bere kabuz Hernaniko geltokira jaisten ari zela, zaintzaileek bultza egin eta jipoitu egin zuten, “laban txiki batekin ere mehatxatu ninduten”. Beharrezko mediku txostenarekin salaketa jarri zuen, Tolosaldeko Atariak bildutako dokumentuen arabera. (gehiago…)

Krisia hasi zenetik 6 aldiz handitu dituzte aurrezkiak banku etikoek Espainiako Estatuan

http://www.argia.eus/albistea/krisia-hasi-zenetik-6-aldiz-handitu-dituzte-aurrezkiak-banku-etikoek-espainiako-estatuan

2008tik 2014era 1.500 milioi euro bildu dituzte Espainiako Estatuko banku etikoek. 2012an Rajoyren gobernuak EBri ia 220.000 euroko erreskatea eskatu zionetik gaur arte, 75.000 bezero inguru lortu dituzte eta dagoeneko 187.383 pertsonak dituzte aurrezkiak banku horietan.

Emandako maileguen kantitatea ere nabarmen handitu da. 2014. urtean 821 milioi euro mailegatu ziren, 2013an baino %6 gehiago. Emandako kredituen kopurua, aldiz, %30 handitu da.

Financiación Ética y Solidaria elkarteko zuzendariorde David Díaz de Quijanok Eldiario.es-i adierazi dionez, “datuek diote diru kantitate gutxiagoko proiektu gehiago finantzatzen direla”.

Entitateek eskariari erantzun nahi diote eta Espainiako Triodos Bank eta Euskal Herriko Fiare, esaterako, orain arteko bankuen moduan aritzeko ia prest daude.

Berankorren maila, alegia, bankuarekin duten zorra ordaintzeko epea gainditu duten bezeroen kopurua, baxuagoa da banku etikoetan sektoreko gainerakoekin alderatuz. Azken datuen arabera, ohiko bankuen berankor maila %12,51n dago eta banku etikoena lau puntu beherago, %8,17an.