The contemporary globalized society is presented with a challenge that is not only for social scientists but also for all humanity and, that is, to give new light and revitalize research on positive phenomena (solidarity, cooperation, altruism, etc.). But this route cannot be enclosed in “humanism”, but rather build a new way to carry out research, capable of highlighting the positive phenomena of society. And today more than yesterday it is necessary to strengthen and revitalize these studies since the innovations and changes that have taken place in recent decades and which continue thanks to the processes of globalization have not reduced aspects of inequality between territories and populations, and between parts of populations within the same territory. This article is therefore intended to discuss the issue of solidarity in relation to changes in society, therefore, it will provide a framework of the dynamics and challenges - in relation to solidarity - that evolve due to the continuous changes in society, in a repeating circle. Hence, to constitute a reflection on solidarity, basing it on the idea and on the problematization of the definition of this concept, through the epistemological and methodological aspects for the study of solidarity. Beyond the individual declinations of it, in fact, the concept allows us to explore the processes that develop along different dimensions (social, cultural, and individual) every time individuals interact with structures of society or with other individuals.

Elements of Epistemology for the Study of Solidarity

Emiliana, Mangone
2024-01-01

Abstract

The contemporary globalized society is presented with a challenge that is not only for social scientists but also for all humanity and, that is, to give new light and revitalize research on positive phenomena (solidarity, cooperation, altruism, etc.). But this route cannot be enclosed in “humanism”, but rather build a new way to carry out research, capable of highlighting the positive phenomena of society. And today more than yesterday it is necessary to strengthen and revitalize these studies since the innovations and changes that have taken place in recent decades and which continue thanks to the processes of globalization have not reduced aspects of inequality between territories and populations, and between parts of populations within the same territory. This article is therefore intended to discuss the issue of solidarity in relation to changes in society, therefore, it will provide a framework of the dynamics and challenges - in relation to solidarity - that evolve due to the continuous changes in society, in a repeating circle. Hence, to constitute a reflection on solidarity, basing it on the idea and on the problematization of the definition of this concept, through the epistemological and methodological aspects for the study of solidarity. Beyond the individual declinations of it, in fact, the concept allows us to explore the processes that develop along different dimensions (social, cultural, and individual) every time individuals interact with structures of society or with other individuals.
2024
La sociedad globalizada contemporánea se presenta ante un desafío que no es sólo para los investigadores sociales sino también para toda la humanidad y es el de dar nueva luz y revitalizar la investigación sobre los fenómenos positivos (gratitud, altruismo, solidaridad, cooperación, etc.). Pero esta orientación no puede permanecer cerrada dentro de los límites del “humanismo”, sino que debe tender a la instauración de un nuevo modo de hacer investigación, capaz de privilegiar los fenómenos positivos de la sociedad. Y hoy más que ayer es necesario fortalecer y revitalizar estos estudios ya que las innovaciones y cambios que se han producido en las últimas décadas y que continúan gracias a los procesos de globalización no han reducido aspectos de desigualdad entre territorios y poblaciones, y entre partes. de poblaciones dentro de un mismo territorio. Por lo tanto, este artículo tiene como objetivo discutir el tema de la solidaridad en relación con los cambios en la sociedad, por lo tanto, proporcionará un marco de las dinámicas y desafíos - en relación con la solidaridad - que evolucionan debido a los continuos cambios en la sociedad, en un círculo que se repite. Así, para constituir una reflexión sobre la solidaridad, partimos de una breve historia de la idea de solidaridad para llegar a la problematización de la definición de este concepto, a través de los aspectos epistemológicos y metodológicos para el estudio de la solidaridad. Más allá de sus declinaciones individuales, de hecho, el concepto nos permite explorar los procesos que tienen lugar en diferentes niveles (individual, social y cultural) para los individuos cuando interactúan con otros individuos o con estructuras de la sociedad.
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