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Street Life Safety: A Study on Risk Perceptions and Experiences of Violence in School Adolescents in the Valencian Community (Spain)

Petra Ma Perez Alonso-Geta and Ma Carmen Bellver Moreno

Abstract

The aim of our research is to know statistically prevalence and types of aggressive behaviour against school, but in public spaces (on the way from home to school/college, and college/school to home), while there is own voice to the school (victims and perpetrators) with what we understand we study the problem from a new perspective.

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Review Article 

Breaking Taboos: Menstruation, Female Subordination and Reproductive Health, the Case of India

Richa Karki and Cristina Espinosa

Abstract

This paper aims to overcome a culture of silence and shame that persists not only within traditional communities but among development professionals, by showing how traditional cultural views and practices that are derogatory towards menstruation are not only a violation of human rights that perpetuates women subordination but also a serious development problem that needs to be addressed.

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Coffee Drinking and Sociability From Domestic Kitchen to Public fora History of Coffee Consumption in Costa Rica from 1840 to 1940

Elena Qleibo

Abstract

Anthropologists have been interested for many years on the study of food and eating. Through studies of foods we, the author of the review also an anthropologist, have been able to bring to light social and cultural processes, particular cultural meaning as well as the understanding of economic and political dynamics. Vega chooses to present the relevance of coffee in the development of the Costa Ricans' creation of their symbolic identity by showing how coffee from early years after its being planted there integrates family and later on social life.

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Management of Interpersonal Conflict between Principals and Teachers in Selected Secondary Schools in Bermuda

Devon Crossfield and Paul Andrew Bourne

Abstract

This quantitative study was designed to identify and manage factors contributing to interpersonal conflicts between principals and teachers in Secondary Schools in Bermuda. The study also explores the effects of interpersonal conflict on student achievement and on school success, and suggests conflict management strategies and measures that can be adopted to enhance and maintain positive and productive interpersonal relationships between principals and teachers.

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Short Note 

The Uncommon Insights of Fiction and Anthropology: A Personal Note

Ruth Finnegan

Abstract

Moving from an initial position of rejection of, or at least scepticism about, the sense of bringing together fiction and anthropology, the author, consonant with (by now well known) developments in the history of anthropology, recounts how for a number of reasons she unexpectedly changed her mind. She uses a case study from her own writing and experience to illustrate the relevance, insights, complexities and still-difficult issues of the relationship, taking us to the heart of anthropological theory.

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Review Article 

A Comparative Study of the World's Most Dangerous Cities: Violence as the Ultimate Public Heath Challenge

Ming Yin and Carol Camp Yeakey

Abstract

With the pace of rapid urbanization, people not only live in cities, but in increasingly larger cities, resulting in major changes in daily living and public health conditions. Nation states have made enormous strides in their efforts to improve their population's health conditions, from prenatal care and immunization to hospital care, extending life spans previously thought unimaginable.

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Research Article 

Students' Perception of Curbing Deviant Behaviours in Jamaican Secondary Schools: An Assessment of the Corrective Measures Used in Behaviour Modifications by School Personnel

Paul Andrew Bourne, Charlene Lee Sharpe, Vincent MS Peterkin, Ikhalfani Solan and Dadria Lewis

Abstract

Social deviance continues to be a challenge in our world, including Caribbean societies. Some people feel that such behaviours should be tackled by corporal punishment, and this is primarily a product that is taken from their socialization. But, there is an issue that we still have not resolved which is rooted in the questions; does violence begets violence? and what are the dynamics of employing those measures in our educational institutions? Within the Jamaican educational space, school personnel in some secondary schools continue this ancient belief that the way to address deviant behaviours is still through corporal punishment.

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Research Article 

Death as a Process: Early Postmortem Changes Observed in the Agonal Stage of Terminal Patients

Mireia Montes Torrent, Sandra Antequera Muñoz, Cristina Lorenzo Torroella and Joe Adserias-Garriga

Abstract

Agony can be defined as the preciding stage to death, in those situations where life is gradually extinguished. So that, agony is characterized by the cese of the vital functions.

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Commentary 

Dialogue between an Upstart Social-Scientist and a Senior One, in Early-2000s

Sinan Çaya

Abstract

This article contains texts extracted from the correspondence between an enthusiastic, newly-degreed sociologist, and an elderly one. In the past, the enthusiastic-sociologist was an engineering student, and as such, he used to underestimate the social sciences.

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Review Article 

The Beginning of the Genus Homo: The Concept of Species as an Influential Factor for Result

Santiago Guimaraes

Abstract

The beginning of the genus Homo is not easy to be characterized, because its fossil remains are few and often quite fragmented. In addition, the recent discoveries relating to this topic, provided from Eastern and South Africa, and Dmanisi in Georgia has brought more debate because are founded on different explanatory views.

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Review Article 

Acmeological Research Based on Personal History

NA Pakshina and MV Pravdina

Abstract

The paper deals with one of the urgent and complex problems, namely the importance for personnel departments and recruiting agencies to use the achievements of acmeology in the sphere of professional activity.

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Review Article 

Enhanced Learning Technologies in 3D Modelling. Learning and Gamification Qualitative Assessment

David Fonseca, Sergi Villagrasa and Emiliano Labrador

Abstract

Enhanced learning technologies (TEL), including augmented and immersive virtual reality environments, achieve a new way of assessing the subjects of 3D modelling. In the case of Multimedia or Architecture studies, these options allow professionals and students to explain their proposal more fully to the final users.

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