Socio-cultural professions in Spain: colonization, adaptation or creativity?
SOCIO-CULTURAL PROFESSIONS IN SPAIN: ¿COLONIZATION, ADAPTATION OR CREATIVITY? Xavier Úcar. PhD. Dpt. Pedagogia Sistemática i Social Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona SPAIN 2009
<ul><li>Those organized and socially recognized </li></ul><ul><li>forms of action and intervention that, </li></ul><ul><li>within the framework of one or more disciplines , </li></ul><ul><li>dealing with people’s daily life </li></ul><ul><li>and situations and problems arising </li></ul><ul><li>from living their cultures through social relations . </li></ul>
<ul><li>Are they the result of a professional colonization of natural spaces of daily people’s life and relationships? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they an adaptation to social and cultural problems and situations that it are arising? Or </li></ul><ul><li>Are really they a creative answer from institutions or professionals to social and cultural changes? </li></ul>
<ul><li>The transit from solid life to liquid life (Bauman, 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>The normalization of communication and information technologies </li></ul><ul><li>The advance of economic globalization and the emergence of new cultural communities (Castells, 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>International migration movements that draw new vulnerabilities and new areas of need </li></ul><ul><li>The presence of risk in all aspects of life (Beck, 1999) and the emergence of individualism (Beck, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>The transformation of politics: from the government to governance </li></ul><ul><li>The colonization of the social field by the emergence of culture (Touraine, 2005). </li></ul><ul><li>The decline of institutional program (Dubet, 2006) </li></ul>
<ul><li>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? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Consistency between socio-cultural intervention and the socio-cultural models prevailing in every time </li></ul><ul><li>The social and cultural spaces of intervention have increased through time: From problem to normality </li></ul><ul><li>Professional colonization of people’s daily social and cultural life </li></ul><ul><li>The actions of the professionals have be came more and more technical </li></ul>
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?
<ul><li>Professions are emerging as a result of social and cultural needs, struggles and negotiations of various pressure groups (adaptation, colonization). </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity can exist in the actions of practitioners (unpredictability) and especially in those who started the social and cultural professions (50’s) </li></ul>