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Let the objects speak: online museums and indigenous cultural heritage
Saskia Vermeylen,Jeremy Pilcher
International Journal of Intangible Heritage , 2009,
Abstract: This paper seeks to contribute to the critical debate about curatorial practices and how museums can be transformed into cultural centres that are ‘decolonising’ their objects whilst simultaneously providing social agency to marginalised groups such as indigenous peoples. An exploration of new media theory, installation art and online museums allows us to examine to whatextent an online museum might provide scope to further the debate about how indigenous heritage can be displayed and curated. Through a case study of a hypothetical online museum of the San’s culture, wetheorise and explore in what shape and form an online museum might play a role in the communication, support, and safeguarding of the culture and heritage of the San.While online museums may, and have, taken various forms, we argue that a digitised reproduction of three dimensional objects within virtual rooms is not a valuable method for achieving inclusivity. Instead, inspired by new media art, we engage with a new way of classifying material which allows interactivity and communicationbetween the visitor and curator (i.e. indigenous peoples) through the creation of both the database of, and the interface(s) to, the material archived in the online indigenous museum.
Understanding Human-Fire Interactions in Tropical Forest Regions: a Case for Interdisciplinary Research across the Natural and Social Sciences.
Rachel Carmenta,Luke Parry,Alan Blackburn,Saskia Vermeylen
Ecology and Society , 2011,
Abstract: Fire in the forested tropics has profound environmental, economic, and social impacts at multiple geographical scales. Causes of tropical fires are widely documented, although research contributions are from many disciplines, and each tends to focus on specific facets of a research problem, which might limit understanding of fire as a complex social-ecological system. We conducted a systematic review to (1) examine geographic and methodological focus in tropical fire research; (2) identify which types of landholders are the focus of the research effort; (3) test for a research method effect on the variables, e.g., socio-political, economic, and climatic, identified as causes of and proposed management solutions to tropical fire; and (4) examine relationships between causal factors and proposed solutions. Results from 51 studies show distinct geographic and methodological tendencies in the literature. Few studies explicitly identify landholder types, and no social studies focused on large-landholders. Multiple drivers and potential solutions to preventing fire are identified and the research approach adopted had the strongest influence on the socioeconomic, direct fire management and landscape characteristics variables. There was an overall mismatch between identified cause and proposed management solution. These findings indicate that mixed method approaches are imperative to understanding the coupled human-nature system of fire and to improve rural development and management strategies to curtail tropical fire spread.
Rubens and Goltzius in dialogue. Artistic exchanges between Antwerp and Haarlem during the Revolt
Filip Vermeylen,Karolien De Clippel
De Zeventiende Eeuw : Cultuur in de Nederlanden in Interdisciplinair Perspectief , 2012,
Abstract: The Haarlem school of painting is considered to be an archetype of the Dutch Golden Age, whereby a quintessential Dutchness is said to emanate from its famous landscape and genre paintings. In our contribution, we wish to challenge this perceived autonomy by taking stock of the artistic exchanges which took place between Haarlem and Antwerp during the first decades of the seventeenth century. A seminal example of this cross-fertilization occurred between Rubens and Goltzius. Cultural transmission thus took place in both directions: from Antwerp to Haarlem, and vice versa.
Influence of the Multispecies Probiotic Ecologic® BARRIER on Parameters of Intestinal Barrier Function  [PDF]
Saskia Van Hemert, Geline Ormel
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/fns.2014.518187
Abstract: The intestinal epithelium is a single cell layer that forms the largest and most important barrier against the external environment. A proper functioning of the intestinal barrier is essential for maintaining optimal health. A disrupted intestinal barrier function has been associated with the development of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Probiotics are live microorganisms that confer a health benefit to the host and have been associated with prevention of diseases such as antibiotic-associated diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Probiotics can improve and restore the intestinal barrier function in diverse ways and effects are thought to be species- and even strain-specific. With this research the influence of probiotic bacteria in Ecologic? BARRIER on parameters of intestinal barrier function was investigated. The results show that each bacterial strain in Ecologic?BARRIER is in vitro capable to improve the epithelial barrier in diverse ways.
Localizando ciudades en circuitos globales
EURE (Santiago) , 2003, DOI: 10.4067/S0250-71612003008800001
Abstract: there have long been cross-border economic processes. in the last hundred years, the inter-state system came to provide the dominant organizational form cross-border flows, with national states as its key actors. this condition has changed dramatically over the last decade and more, as a result of privatization, deregulation, the opening up of national economies to foreign firms and the growing participation of national economic actors in global markets. in this context, we see a re-scaling of what are the strategic territories that articulate the new system. the organizational architecture for cross-border flows that results from these re-scaling and articulations increasingly diverges from that of the inter-state system. my central effort here is to contribute to empirical and theoretical specification of this organizational architecture. among the features examined here are the combination of centralization and dispersal trends, the disproportionate concentration of value and transactions in the north atlantic, the role of cities in an increasingly digitized global economy, especially as illustrated by the growth of finance and specialized services, and the impact of information technologies on urban economies
El reposicionamiento de las ciudades y regiones urbanas en una economía global: ampliando las opciones de políticas y gobernanza
EURE (Santiago) , 2007, DOI: 10.4067/S0250-71612007000300002
Abstract: this paper addresses two critical urban and regional policy issues. one concerns actual shifts in the scales, spaces and contents of economic activity focusing in three types of critical processes: the ongoing formation of global cities; the novel trend towards the formation of mega-regions and the expansion of cross-border flows connecting cities at diverse levels of the urban hierarchy the second concerns the needed shifis in our interpretations and policy frameworks to adjust to these novel trends and maximize their benefits and distributive potential, examining some of the key challenges these developments generate for globalising cities and urban areas, from economic to social
Ciudades en la economía global: enfoques teóricos y metodológicos
EURE (Santiago) , 1998, DOI: 10.4067/S0250-71611998007100001
Abstract: in relation to the question: what explains the new or sudden expansion of the role played by a specific city within the world economy since the beginning of the eighties?, the article takes on two perspectives. on the one hand, it analyses the impact derived from the increase in globalization of economic actitivy -something which has broadened the scale and complexity of economic transactions- and, on the other, it investigates the growth of the impact of services within the organisation of the economy. bearing in mind that the key process, from the point of view of urban economies, is the growing demand for services by companies in all industries, and the fact that cities are preferred sites by such services production, be it on a global, national or regional level, the article examines in detail the main components of the new discourse that has emerged from the research on world or global cities
Cityness. Roaming thoughts about making and experiencing cityness
Ex aequo , 2010,
Abstract: the text problematizes the term ?urbanity?, as used in the west, and proposes the notion of ?cityness? as a tool and as an intersection of differences which may open to something new, namely, other ways of appropriation of public spaces.
Una Sociología De La Globalización
Análisis Político , 2007,
Abstract: in its introduction, the text presents the basis for a sociology of globalization at affi rming that such a phenomenon is comprehensible not only in terms of interdependency and formation of exclusively global institutions but in regard to something within what is national. after overcoming a methodological nationalism it becomes possible to approach a growing number of cases of localization of what is global and others of denationalization of what is national which, meanwhile, opens a wide range of research possibilities in social sciences. then, a study of global cities as a convenient space to test theoretical assumptions of such a sociology is undertaken since, in those cities, a new transnational geography serving as a space for new transnational politics emerges.
Hacia una proliferación de ensamblajes especializados de territorio, autoridad y derechos
Cuadernos del Cendes , 2006,
Abstract: to explain the foundational transformations under way ascribing them to the emergence of global systems is not enough. the project on which this short essay is based argues that this change includes a proliferation of new assemblages of bits of territory, authority and rights within the nation-state. these novel assemblages are partial and often highly specialized, centered in particular utilities and purposes that range from the economic to the civic realms. their emergence entails several significant consequences notwithstanding the partial nature of the developments. this type of analysis suggests a disaggregating of the glue that for a long time held possibly different normative orders together under the somewhat unitary dynamics of nation-states.
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