The authors address the analysis of the work Diplomatic Days by Edith O'Shaugnessy, the wife of a North American diplomat during the first years of the Mexican Revolution, as a discursive set that defines the representations about Mexico. The work can be approached from different leads, but we highlight the sociocultural landscape, which the author understands as Mexicanness, a mixture of history, social and cultural features of the country.
The author presents the methodology used for the field-work in three black-Mexican communities of the Pacific coast. The article presents some historical background for black identity construction, and develops the elements of internal and external conditioning for communitarian auto-determination.
The author analyzes the indigenization processes of politics which culminates, with limits and contradictions, in the construction of the multi-national state of Bolivia. The analysis focuses on the genesis and evolution of the joint transformation of institutions and socio-political relations, up to the Bolivian democracy's current crisis phase.
The authors reflect, in a comparative perspective, on the public policies of special education implemented in Brazil and in Italy. They underline how the public school is (and should be) the place that makes special education effective and that the plurality of actions undertaken in the different schools of the two countries; despite their different specificities, have made significant improvements possible for all students.
The author presents a panoramic view regarding the construction of the «black» stereotype in the imaginary Spanish Golden Age and its later use for the representation of african and afrodescendant population in the New Spain; sociocultural space were the enslaved population of african origins had an important presence, both qualitative and quantitative. It is proposed that such sterotype saves a strong relation with the daily reality of the africans and afrodescendant in New Spain.
The authors reflects on contact tracing applications during the Covid-19 pandemic and the risks that these technologies represent for citizens in the absence of policies that regulate and monitor the use of data by institutions.
The labor reform promoted by the Temer’s government in 2017 is only the beginning of a long series of labor law amendments, more or less significant, with direct effects on the labor relations system. The scenario, already precarious, worsens with the onset of the health crisis of 2020. The authors reflect on the 2017 labor reform policy, as well as the more recent measures adopted by the Bolsonaro’s government. They discusses these amendments and their effects on labor relations system.
Beyond the worrying health consequences, the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic in Mexico could redefine the political and security context of the country. If democracy does not seem to be in danger, however, far more fear arouses the possible worsening of already high crime.
The author describes the challenges and opportunities of the new Bolivian educational paradigm activated in rural primary schools. She highlights the presence of a significant linguistic and cultural division between rural generations and reflects on the responses offered by educational policies to the socio-cultural and socio-linguistic realities of the country.
The author analyzes the migratory trajectory of Tommaso Buscetta in Argentina in the second half of the 20th century, engaging journalistic and academic sources, both Argentine and Italian. Although the evidence gathered is not enough yet in order to draw an articulated vision that allows a fully understanding of Buscetta's alleged links with local political and economic actors as well as with other mafiosi present in Argentina, some preliminary findings suggest that this is an issue that deserves more academic attention.