Socio-cultural professions in Spain: colonization, adaptation or creativity? Presentation Transcript
SOCIO-CULTURAL PROFESSIONS IN SPAIN: ¿COLONIZATION, ADAPTATION OR CREATIVITY? Xavier Úcar. PhD. Dpt. Pedagogia Sistemática i Social Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona SPAIN 2009
Those organized and socially recognized
forms of action and intervention that,
within the framework of one or more disciplines ,
dealing with people’s daily life
and situations and problems arising
from living their cultures through social relations .
Are they the result of a professional colonization of natural spaces of daily people’s life and relationships?
Are they an adaptation to social and cultural problems and situations that it are arising? Or
Are really they a creative answer from institutions or professionals to social and cultural changes?
The transit from solid life to liquid life (Bauman, 2000)
The normalization of communication and information technologies
The advance of economic globalization and the emergence of new cultural communities (Castells, 1998)
International migration movements that draw new vulnerabilities and new areas of need
The presence of risk in all aspects of life (Beck, 1999) and the emergence of individualism (Beck, 2003)
The transformation of politics: from the government to governance
The colonization of the social field by the emergence of culture (Touraine, 2005).
The decline of institutional program (Dubet, 2006)
What does it mean to be social in physical and virtual societies in which the multi and inter cultural is more and more the rule and less the exception?
Consistency between socio-cultural intervention and the socio-cultural models prevailing in every time
The social and cultural spaces of intervention have increased through time: From problem to normality
Professional colonization of people’s daily social and cultural life
The actions of the professionals have be came more and more technical
( Adapted from Dubet 2006)
COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD Council; Government; County council; Dpts.; Associations; etc. Community development Plans; law of neighborhood ; inclusion programs; social and laboral insertion programs; etc. animators, sociologists, antropologists, mediators, psicologists, educators, social workers, managers, etc, ¿Consistency? ¿Sostenibility? ¿Efficacy? ¿Public service? ¿Competition? ¿Professionalism?
Professions are emerging as a result of social and cultural needs, struggles and negotiations of various pressure groups (adaptation, colonization).
Creativity can exist in the actions of practitioners (unpredictability) and especially in those who started the social and cultural professions (50’s)