Culture & Lifestyles
To date, STI's Culture & Lifestyles branch has held the following Experts Meetings:
This workshop, organized by the 'Emotional Culture and Identity' project at the University of Navarra, is co-sponsored by STI and the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS).
This experts meeting will examine the role that modern technological advances play in shaping society, for better or worse. Further, philosophers, sociologists and media culture scholars from Europe and America will consider the concept of what constitutes a “good society.”
In this experts meeting we will explore the historical formation, social development and cultural constitution of modern humanitarianism. Humanitarianism will be assessed both in terms of its progressive potential and its potential to collude with relationships of domination. The meeting will be organized around three broad topics: Origins, Definitions and Explanations; Ideology, Power and Politics; and Humanitarianism for Social Understanding.
This project brings a dramatically different perspective to bear on the contemporary "crisis of journalism". Rather than seeing technological and economic change as the primary causes of current anxieties, it draws attention to the role played by the cultural commitments of journalism itself.
Communication technologies are crucial for understanding the transformation of lifestyles.
While globalization certainly involves the expansion of modern cultural patterns beyond their western origins, it is doubtful that the adoption of such patterns by other cultures necessarily amounts to westernization
The purpose of this seminar was to raise and critically address some of the crucial moral issues of our times from an academic perspective, in the light of natural law theory.
Reflection on the nature of risk remains at the core of anthropological thought.
While globalization has generated a profound centripetal concern with the unity of human kind, it has simultaneously increased an acute centrifugal experience with the innumerable differences that divide us.
How to authentically seek the “good life” in the modern world?
Analysis of the pervasiveness of health terms in everyday life and in fields other than health sciences –for instance, economics; analysis of the influence of psychotherapy and the terms of therapeutic relationship in analysis of organizations and family life.
How can we harmonize our modern self-consciousness as independent human beings with the fact that we are dependent and need to be cared for? In other words, how can we harmonize care for individuals with respect for individuals?
How is globalization affecting family structure in Africa?
This experts meeting explored the possibilities and risks involved in the de-institutionalization of gender.
Why has fashion become so notorious in modern society?