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ERIC Number: EJ1121617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-0741
Naming Is Taming: Outlining Psycho-Social Hypotheses with Regard to the Present Global Situation
Rauch, Herbert
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v31 n2-3 p100-107 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to encourage a discourse aiming to better understand the "psycho-social situation" of many people--from a global perspective. The following "first hypotheses" are formulated; pointing to crucial "hidden agendas" which shall be "named" in order to focus attention towards these phenomena ("taming"). Design/Methodology/Approach: Following the news and the "official" comments in Europe and America allow--almost demand--the formulation of "suspicions" with regard to "silent" (unconscious) shifts in the "loud" societies. Findings: The present economic regime is broadening the division between rich and poor worldwide, as is known. However, there are also other, more hidden divisions emerging, especially between "official" (e.g. administration-announced) and "common" opinions and attitudes, despite a growing globalisation of information (access-wise and content-wise, not necessarily reaching out to all milieus). Research Limitations/Implications: Formulating hypotheses can bring important issues to the forefront of attention within social science (e.g. starting a precautionary process also with regard to information). Practical Implications: This paper aims to deepen the understanding of the social structure of the (now almost) worldwide interconnected social communication network (including "scars"). Social Implications: Multicultural connectivity (understanding and exchange) is needed in order to solve (first perceive) the worldwide problems ahead of us. Originality/Value: Naming agendas of global dimensions that are perhaps largely hidden and not yet perceived ("named").
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Language: English
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