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Socio-cultural professions in Spain: colonization, adaptation or creativity?


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  • 1. SOCIO-CULTURAL PROFESSIONS IN SPAIN: ¿COLONIZATION, ADAPTATION OR CREATIVITY? Xavier Úcar. PhD. Dpt. Pedagogia Sistemática i Social Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona SPAIN 2009
  • 2.
    • 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 .
  • 3.
    • 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?
  • 4.
    • 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)
  • 5.
    • 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?
  • 6.
    • 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
  • 7. ( Adapted from Dubet 2006)
  • 8. 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?
  • 9.
    • 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)
  • 10.