#sociocultural Tumblr posts

  • your dreams will only take you so far.

    like every other accomplishment, you gotta put in work to make them come true. you’re very foolish if you’re into “get rich quick” schemes. those only happen if you have connections or a rich family.

    also, your parents know best… for the most part.

    View Full
  • everything has been reduced to numbers.

    why have views, likes, streams, and followers become the ways to measure your favorite artist or celebrity’s talent? if they had more or less than usual, would you still love them? if not, everyone has a right to call you a fake fan.

    sexual worth is now commonly measured by a “body count,” or the number of people you’ve had sex with. your worth will fluctuate depending on your gender and/or appearance.

    personal worth is measured by popularity, weight, (sometimes) height, and income. it’s not bad to marry a “perfect-looking” person; it just becomes problematic when you exploit those traits of theirs for your personal gain.

    this short-term gratification is one of the reasons why we’re so depressed. not a lot of things can impress our attention spans nowadays.

    View Full
  • you can’t detect emotions through a text, and you can’t see when some people lie through their teeth. so express yourself in any way you want - your elders will always think you have an attitude anyway.

    View Full
  • image

    En este enfoque, la conducta se desarrolla de acuerdo a las interacciones que tengamos con el medio en donde estamos y que depende totalmente de la cultura en la que vivimos.

    View Full
  • ESTAR/MOVER was a proposal for the competition Passagens Jardim Ângela’  promoted by IVM International - Institut pour la ville en mouvement

    The competition ‘Passagens Jardim Ângela’ asked for a reflection about the meaning of passages in the urban space and also a proposal of intervention in existing pedestrian passages in the neighborhood Jardim Ângela, located at the south side of São Paulo city. These routes are in precarious conditions, with broken sidewalks, lacking safety equipments like guardrails and handrails, besides precarious public lighting and urban furniture. Therefore, the proposal presented by the team has the character of a spatial intervention with sociocultural unfoldings, because it introduces spaces and equipments that stimulate the participation of the residents and users of the different sections of the selected passage for intervention, called ‘Fundão’. About the physical interventions on the space, the project counterbalances the static elements with the movable ones. The static state is present in solid elements, made of concrete, for usage as urban furniture: surfaces to sit, lay down and also for discard of waste. Movement is present through interactive public lighting and also in various pieces that can be created by the residents to be incorporated in the solid elements.

    Team: Alice Lancellotti and Gabriela Simões Garcia

    Location: São Paulo, Brazil

    Year: 2017

    View Full
  • The final graduation project tackles the rehabilitation of the former sanatorium complex ‘Vicentina Aranha’, previously dedicated to the treatment of tuberculosis patients. From the mid of the 20th century, with the discovery of adequate medicine for the tuberculosis cure, this typology of building was made unnecessary. In some cases, the buildings were expanded and transformed into general hospitals, in others, were completely abandoned or demolished.
    Thus, questions were raised about how to keep the historical importance of this building typology. In this context, the project had 5 stages: a historical study (about the building typology, the architect, historical context of the city formation and its sanatorium phase); data collection from the sanatorium complex and its state (of abandon); study of theories of restoration (the complex is protected by state and municipal laws); case studies of building rehabilitation; to conclude, a design proposal. In order to establish guidelines for the intervention in the whole complex, it is proposed a design intervention in the main pavilion, with the development of an architectural project for this building.
    The new defined use for the pavilion, a Centre of social inclusion by work, still correlates with the previous occupation dedicated to well-being, but introduces another view, related to work and also ensures spaces of usufruct to the entire community.

    Location: São José dos Campos, Brazil

    Year: 2012

    View Full
  • image

    Geertz cracks me the fuck up. Anthropologists raise your hands if u agree 😭

    View Full
  • the youth can be annoying, but they’re humans too.

    sure, they fucked up the world to some extent, but they didn’t cause it in the beginning.

    do you remember all those world wars and the inflation that came along with it? they scared you, huh? so you probably sheltered your kids because of them. it’s good to nurture your kids, but sometimes, you probably overdo it. and unfortunately, that’s exactly what you’ve done. 

    you’ve made the youth lazy, secretive, and flat-out uneducated. you struggle with disciplining them, and they haven’t mastered life skills such as cooking and changing oil.

    i get it - it’s a scary world out there. but when you die, who has to face it?

    so teach them now before it’s too late. you might get embarrassed a couple times, but that’s part of the process. kids are embarrassing - they do that. don’t get so self-conscious about how they learn; all that matters is if they learn or not. 

    View Full
  • Sosyal duyarlılık… Handikaplıları kırmamak için sosyal duyarsızlık becerisi gerek.

    image

    Originally posted by cmdrkitten

    View Full
  • “It is probably no mere historical accident that the word person, in its first meaning, is a mask. It is rather a recognition of the fact that everyone is always and everywhere, more or less consciously, playing a role… It is in these roles that we know each other; it is in these roles that we know ourselves.”

    - Robert Ezra Park, Race and Culture (1950)

    View Full
  • Socio-cultural pertained to the words “socio-“, which refers to society, and “culture” which refers to the way of life, customs and beliefs, arts, etc. It is defined as the customs and beliefs that describe a certain group of people or society.  There are different socio-cultural factors that provide us knowledge about the identity, history, and lifestyle of a particular society. These factors include religion, values, economic status, language, politics, and law. Addition to that, there are more in-depth socio-cultural factors that has been used, not only to understand a society, but to consider in designing and planning infrastructures and community too. It involves demographic structure, ethno-linguistic characteristics, social structure, inheritance systems, history, and many more.

    “The identity of a society is gained through the socio-cultural values of the people”. This was said by Amos Rapoport, an architect and author of book House Form and Culture, which explained how culture, human behaviour, and the environment affect house form. His statement struck me of how socio-cultural factors influence architecture and community planning. The values of a society are reflected through the design and form of their structures. Similar to the society of our chosen site in San Ildefonso, Bulacan.

    Our group have noticed some socio-cultural factors examples in the site that are seen in their architecture. Most of the houses have no steel gates. It is possible that the area has low crime rate so residents do not worry about burglars and thieves entering their houses. It is unlikely to see compared to the houses in urban areas which have tall and secured gates. We also noticed that the residents are approachable and generous. These values can also be reflected to the possible reason of their houses without gates. Beside from that, we noted that there is no certain architectural style that can be distinguished. Some houses are modern, while some are poorly designed. It shows the economic status of the place.

    Since the site we have chosen is in the rural area of Bulacan, poultry and farming are part of their sources of living. However, we have observed that there are a lot of sari-sari stores within the site. The possible reason could be that the town proper is too far away from their location. Lastly, our group recognized that the residents still practice the siesta tradition, where you would take a short nap in the early afternoon, usually after the midday meal. Most of the owners of sari-sari stores would close their stores to have their siestas.

    These samples of socio-cultural factors we have observed from the site are all relevant in proposing, planning, and designing a future infrastructure or development. We have become more aware of the different factors within the site and used them to study before proposing a future project.

    “We need to become aware of the complexity of interactions and the over-all character of the setting, as well as to understand some of the facts and the significance of the material.” Amos Rapoport stated this in his book House Form and Culture (1969, p.17). To sum it up, it tells us, future architects and planners, that the values of the society and the culture and traditions of a particular place should be understood first in preparation for planning and designing.

    View Full
  • leer a freud para un conversatorio y su conferencia de la feminidad es querer patearlo en la cara, pero también decir…in some things, tienes un punto, pero en otros oh boy

    #* ・゚ ♡  ⠀   𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒊𝒂𝒓. ⠀ › ⠀  small talks. ⠀   。 #esto solo es para mi vea #pero es que; entiendo que el contexto sociocultural es diferente #but mate #idk . #toy iorando #xq tengo vacaciones y tengo trabajo?
    View Full
  •  warning: mentions of toxic diet culture and body image issues

    i have no problem with celebrities losing weight and showing off their bodies. just let them flex - they worked hard to get that far.

    Keep reading

    View Full
  • if you’re mad or sad, you think about the past too much. you hate what you’ve done before, and feel like you can’t redeem yourself for it.

    if you’re scared, you think about the future too much. you ask too many “what if” questions, and you’re constantly doubting everything.

    if you’re happy, you think about the present too much. being happy is great. however, too much of it clouds your judgement and puts you in danger.

    but if you’re content, you think about the past, present, and future all at once. no, happiness and contentedness aren’t the same thing.

    happiness lasts for a moment, while contentedness lasts for a lifetime.

    happiness is “rainbows and butterflies,” while contentedness is redemption for a huge sun.

    View Full
  • i feel like the government is behind our technology dependence to some degree.

    apparently, it’s proven to make us dumber and is more addicting than narcotics. we all know the government likes fucking with us, so they were probably like, “why don’t we collaborate with these big tech companies? they’d advertise their stuff everywhere and persuade people to buy it.” in short, the government are the fishers, and we’re the fish. technology’s our bait.

    i wouldn’t be surprised if this was true. i feel like we know our shit, but in the end, we let the media mess around with us.

    slowly but surely, they’ve become the mediator between us and them. admit it - you hate old hags talk about budget cuts and endless spending. that’s why lively and insanely attractive people are hired to talk about those things instead; it certainly makes younger people tune in to the news more often, as it becomes a little more relatable. unfortunately, not all the facts will be there.

    this is why the youth seem uneducated; we take word-of-mouth very seriously, and shut people down in the internet with empty threats. 

    View Full
  • According to Miller, agriculture is a mode of production that involves growing crops with the use of plowing, irrigation, and fertilizer to sustain and enhance life (Miller, Glossary, 387). It emphasizes food growing than food gathering and involves an intensive strategy of production, in comparison with horticulture (64). Critical inputs of agriculture include more labor power for weeding, use of fertilizers, and control of water supply. Miller goes on and states that with the creation of market and occupational specialization, people no longer grow their food, but through the concept of the allocation of resources, become dependent on trading their skills for ready agricultural products. The picture above was taken at a local farmer’s market in my hometown Larnaca, in Cyprus in late August 2018. This picture provides a clear example of what agriculture in the context of a market-based economy is. People in the picture rely on agricultural products to support themselves and their families. People not only rely on the farmer’s agricultural activities to get fresh produce but also allocate their own time and skills in different parts of the market economy to sustain their lives. From the perspective of an anthropologist, I would like to know how fast would developing societies move from agricultural based societies towards more capitalist based economies where people exchange their services for agricultural produce in the contemporary world.

    On the other hand, Industrial capital agriculture is defined by Miller (p.68) as a form of agriculture that is capital-intensive, substituting machinery and purchased inputs for human and animal labor. This type of agriculture (one of the four) is mostly practiced in capitalist states across the globe and is more and more exported to various developing nations. In the picture on the left, which was also taken in Larnaca, Cyprus in late August 2018 we can see a tractor used for picking wheat harvest. The increased use of machinery on the island has created corporate farms that produce goods solely for sale. These types of farms rely on hired labor and are in the hands of large enterprises. What is important to note is that industrial agriculture dramatically changes the structure of a given society. Since the introduction of machinery by the British Colonial Empire at the beginning of the 20th century dramatic socio-economic changes have occurred on the island. Even though in the 1960s there was a massive rise in unemployment due to the introduction of new agricultural methods today the agricultural-relating businesses constitute to about 20% of the island’s total jobs. Thus, from an anthropological point of view I would like to know to what extend the introduction of industrial agriculture has affected the development of former British colonies across the world, specifically country by country.

    View Full
  • Nosso recurso, se classifica na teoria sociocultural, pois atua como mediador entre os desenvolvedores, que agem como o parceiro mais capaz, e os usuários que querem aprender a melhor gerenciar suas finanças. Ainda serão utilizados vários tutoriais para que o recurso fique mais acessível e esteja dentro da  Zona de Desenvolvimento Proximal de mais pessoas.

    View Full
  • 19.02.2018 :: Im actually studying for my sociocultural anthropology midterm thats in a week!! Basically im rereading everything and actually making notes… I shouldve done this the first time around but oh well… im on the 3rd of 14 articles/chapters… also 3 films…. yeah i shouldve done this sooner.

    Tip of the Day: Don’t procrastinate, kids!!

    View Full