Estrella Gualda

Estrella Gualda
Universidad de Huelva | UHU · Departamento de Sociología y Trabajo Social

PhD. Sociology. Complutense (Madrid)

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Introduction
Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Huelva (Spain). President of the Andalusian Sociological Association. Director of the Social Studies and Social Intervention Research Centre. Interested in transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to social, political, economic and cultural issues, advances in research methods, techniques and software for social and applied sciences. Currently working on social big data, social media & social networks; migrations & COVID-19.

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At the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 became a global problem. Despite all the efforts to emphasize the relevance of preventive measures, not everyone adhered to them. Thus, learning more about the characteristics determining attitudinal and behavioral responses to the pandemic is crucial to improving future interventions. In this study, we applied ma...
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A careful look at the international development of Sociology highlights the centrality that the study of social problems and the approach to possible solutions to them have had in the history of this discipline, not infrequently for the sake of better social integration, stability, development, social change or even modernity. Recent approaches sug...
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People differ in their general tendency to endorse conspiracy theories (that is, conspiracy mentality). Previous research yielded inconsistent findings on the relationship between conspiracy mentality and political orientation, showing a greater conspiracy mentality either among the political right (a linear relation) or amongst both the left and r...
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Changing collective behaviour and supporting non-pharmaceutical interventions is an important component in mitigating virus transmission during a pandemic. In a large international collaboration (Study 1, N = 49,968 across 67 countries), we investigated self-reported factors associated with public health behaviours (e.g., spatial distancing and str...
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This article describes patterns of compliance with social distancing measures among the Spanish population during the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It identifies several factors associated with higher or lower compliance with recommended measures of social distancing. This research is part of a 67-country study, titled the Internati...
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Research suggests that belief in conspiracy theories (CT) stems from basic psychological mechanisms and is linked to other belief systems (e.g. religious beliefs). While previous research has extensively examined individual and contextual variables associated with CT beliefs, it has not yet investigated the role of culture. In the current research,...
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Research suggests that belief in conspiracy theories (CT) stems from basic psychological mechanisms and is linked to other belief systems (e.g. religious beliefs). While previous research has extensively examined individual and contextual variables associated with CT beliefs, it has not yet investigated the role of culture. In the current research,...
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a devastating global health crisis. Without a vaccine or effective medication, the best hope for mitigating virus transmission is collective behavior change and support for public health interventions (e.g., physical distancing, physical hygiene, and endorsement of health policies). In a large-scale international co...
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This paper reflects on the force of the war metaphor primarily in Spain and the U.S. Examples from other countries are included. Methodologically, it utilizes the literature (journals and newspapers) and Twitter research. The paper addresses the impact and pervasiveness of English language translations in electronic communications. A bird’s eye vie...
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En este artículo, basado en una revisión bibliográfica sobre lo que se ha publicado en revistas científicas internacionales sobre migraciones y big data así como sobre migraciones y Twitter, en tanto que un medio social específico, se pretende identificar qué tipo de investigaciones sobre migraciones se están publicando actualmente basándose en dat...
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The rapid spread of social media on the Internet has resulted in strong changes in the information and communication landscape. Their inadequate use has given rise to new discussions on truth and post-truth, what is trustworthy and what is questionable, the credibility of messages and their sources. Through this article we aim to examine what citiz...
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Cross-border cooperation (CBC) has evolved as a crucial objective of the European Union and an object of extensive research. As an intrinsically relational process wherein networks and cooperation are integral to understanding the CBC, social capital and social network analysis offer a complementary perspective. Data were gathered through in-depth...
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The nature of collective mobilisation has profoundly changed with the rise of Web 2.0 and collaborative platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Specifically, Twitter—a public microblogging service—is clearly helping to inform, discuss, announce, and disseminate many types of political, social, or cultural protest or collective...
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Desde sus inicios, la crisis de los refugiados ha generado mucha opinión pública a través de las redes sociales. El objetivo de este trabajo es identificar los discursos que se difunden en Twitter sobre los refugiados, en relación con la intervención en Trabajo Social. Los datos para este artículo fueron extraídos de Twitter desde mediados de dicie...
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In this unprecedented humanitarian crisis, women refugees are experiencing extreme vulnerability and violence, both during their journey and in the camps. Our objectives through this article are to analyze how women are being treated in the Social Media (images, discourses, social representations, or narratives). Data for this article were extracte...
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In the last decade, the European Union has approved and launched measures to promote Intercultural Cities, Diversity Management and the Integration of Immigrants in Europe. Despite this European framework, we are now at a crossroads between solidarity and humanity and an important restriction of refugees’ human rights across Europe. In this pap...
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Introducción: cuando un cuidador procede de un país diferente al de la persona cuidada se presenta una contraposición de culturas y prácticas sociales. El concepto de cuidado transcultural de Leinnenger hace eco de la diversidad cultural que supone esta contraposición y recomienda incorporarla en la práctica profesional, desarrollando cuidados que...
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Introduction: When a caregiver comes from a country other than that of the person being cared for there is a clash of cultures and social practices. Leininger's concept of transcultural care echoes the cultural diversity this contrast or opposition involves and recommends incorporating it into professional practice by developing what she defines as...
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Al inicio del siglo XXI la Web 2.0, basada en el desarrollo de las redes sociales a traves de Internet (Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp o similares medios sociales, que actuan en tiempo real), introduce nuevas formas de convocar y difundir cualquier tipo de protesta o movilizacion colectiva, cambiando las estrategias para extender los movimientos socia...
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This article presents some advantages and limitations of a visual perspective for the analysis of social reality in comparison with the use of more common sociological techniques, for which a multi-method approach and methodological triangulation were used. In this article we describe inequalities existing between pictures of two particular towns i...
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Beyond the national political-territorial borders in Europe, the cross-regional dimension maintains an experimental democratic character. Entities developed to foster cross-border cooperation, such as working communities and Euroregions, are conceived as mechanisms of democratisation through the decentralisation of regional or/and local governmenta...
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This study presents how Andalusian children perceive themselves, their rights, and their relationships with teachers and the adult population in the context of information society, especially when the matter under discussion is the risk related to cyberreality. Based on the combination of quantitative (survey) and qualitative (group interview) meth...
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En este trabajo estudiamos el perfil sociológico del alumno de 1° de Trabajo Social de la Universidad de Huelva en el curso 1994-95, analizamos las ideas previas con las que llegan los alumnos de primer curso de Trabajo Social sobre la elección de estos estudios, las funciones del trabajo social, la importancia para la sociedad del trabajo social y...
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Fostering border relations among the people in border regions seems a precondition for the future envisagement and success of cross-border regions and European Integration. Related studies to border relations observe the weakness of these informal border contacts and relations. However, weak ties represent an opportunity for interaction, and little...
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Tags and keywords, freely chosen by users for annotating resources, offer a new way for organizing and retrieving web resources that closely reflect the users’ interests and preferences, as well as automatically generate folksonomies. Social tagging systems have gained increasing popularity as a method for annotating and categorizing a wide range...
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In this paper, we focus on the southern cross-border area between Spain and Portugal, which includes eighteen different municipalities on both sides of the border. We gathered information using a number of different techniques from a wide range of informants, including politicians, experts on cross-border cooperation, a broad range of civil society...
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This article, which is framed within the new European policies on circular migration and the quota systems established in Spain for the recruitment of workers in sending countries, examines the processes of labour and ethnic substitution of workers that take place in the province of Huelva (Spain) during the strawberry harvest season. We use a plur...
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En este trabajo se pretende conocer, desde la perspectiva de técnicos y expertos en diferentes ámbitos educativos y laborales, cómo es el acceso del estudiante de origen extranjero no comunitario a la Universidad, incluyendo en este sentido los procesos de certificación, reconocimiento y homologación de asignaturas o créditos que se solicitan al al...
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La colección Actualidad forma parte del catálogo de publicaciones científicas de la fundación y está destinada tanto al lector especializado como a la opinión pública en general. Cada una de sus ediciones se estructura como informes monográficos para el fomento de la reflexión y el análisis sobre aspectos de relevancia para la sociedad andaluza del...
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This article, which is framed within the new European policies on circular migration and the quota systems established in Spain for the recruitment of workers in sending countries, examines the processes of labour and ethnic substitution of workers that take place in the province of Huelva (Spain) during the strawberry harvest season. We use a plur...
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In this article on the social processes of integration in adolescents and youth, we describe and explain the factors which, in a representative sample of 413 immigrant adolescents in Huelva, Spain, are linked to having a sense of belonging to Spain. Approximately fifty percent of those interviewed reported a sense of belonging to Spain, although th...
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The frontier between the south of Spain and Portugal is established by the river Guadiana. Lying next to the sea, the cities of Ayamonte (Spain) and Vila Real de Santo António (Portugal) face each other on opposite banks of the river. The research that feeds into this paper is focused on these two cities. We study specifically how identity is built...
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In this article on the social processes of integration in adolescents and youth, we describe and explain the factors which, in a representative sample of 413 immigrant adolescents in Huelva, Spain, are linked to having a sense of belonging to Spain. Approximately fi fty percent of those interviewed reported a sense of belonging to Spain, although t...
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Hispanic, Spanish speaking or Latino residents are a strong force in international migration; the influence in the societies in which they reside is seldom questioned. This article reviews the nature of the Latino group (immigrants and native born) in two countries, Spain and the US, the names through which they are known, their countries of origin...
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Con el libro "Las aportaciones positivas de la inmigración" se quiere abordar la temática de la llegada e incorporación de población de origen extranjero a nuestro país, y particularmente a la región andaluza, a través de un enfoque en el que lo predominante no sea en negativo
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En esta comunicación, a partir de una investigación comparativa de carácter básicamente cualitativo que combina una estrategia de sociología visual con el desarrollo de grupos de discusión e historias de vida a ambos lados de la frontera, nos interesamos por la influencia que tiene la experiencia de vida, la biografía y las relaciones sociales, en...
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Objetivos: estudiar el cambio social y tecnológico en el triangulo industrial de Cádiz, Huelva y Sevilla, entre 1900-1991, ubicando el análisis en el contexto nacional e internacional. Metodología: por la complejidad de nuestro objeto de estudio se aborda el cambio social y tecnológico desde el pluralismo metodológico y cognitivo, y desde la interd...
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In the province of Huelva the new policy of contracts with immigrants has implied a new phase in the substitution process of agricultural laborers.. The exit of spanish laborers was accompanied for the entry of moroccans and algerians. Now they are replaced by east europeans women (from Poland, Romany and Bulgary). It were observed important change...
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English This study looks into how US and Spanish regional newspapers convey messages about immigrants to the public and whether the messages present immigrants under favorable or unfavorable lights. The study identifies persistent directional biases and a prevalent negative orientation in covering immigrants in the news. The role of social work in...
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This work studies the social networks and territorial identities, considering a sample of 413 adolescents and youngters interviewed in Huelva (Spain) belonging to a first and a half and second generation immigrants. The immigrant's social networks and territorial identities are first described in a univariable analysis, and, in order to analyse the...
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Previous research focusing on the study of immigrant offspring has shown inconclusive results and uncovered different ways of their incorporation into society. This contrasts with the unilateral model suggested by the more radical notions of “linear assimilation”, for instance, the possibility of an “upward” as well as a “downward assimilation”, gi...
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El libro nace en el contexto de la Iniciativa Comunitaria Equal1 (apoyada por el Fondo Social Europeo) y con motivo de la ejecución del Proyecto Equal Arena (ES-ES333), la creación de la Agrupación de Desarrollo «Mosaico» y la puesta en marcha del proyecto transnacional Equal Alameda. El proyecto transnacional Equal Alameda tuvo como objetivo princ...
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Issues of immigration policy have recently become a central preoccupation of citizens, policy makers and law enforcement agencies throughout the globe. This paper addresses the commonalities and differences in policy and services experienced by temporary workers in the US and Spain, focusing on the South-western US and Andalusia. Laws and regulatio...
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Discutiendo sobre algunos trabajos que se presentan en el volumen noveno de la Revista Redes. Revista Hispana para el análisis de las redes sociales, este artículo incorpora un conjunto de reflexiones sobre el análisis de las redes sociales argumentando que esta específica área de análisis se encuentra en un cruce de caminos interdisciplinarios que...
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La nueva política del gobierno español de contrataciones de trabajadores migrantes temporales ha instaurado en la provincia de Huelva una nueva etapa en el proceso de sustitución de trabajadores agrícolas. Primero, la salida de trabajadores temporales españoles propició la llegada de trabajadores extranjeros, principalmente marroquíes. Ahora, estos...
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¿Qué relación existe entre la participación social de los europeos (y su inclusión en redes) y las actitudes que desarrollan hacia la población extranjera? Nos planteamos en este trabajo si una participación social mayor -según las declaraciones formuladas a través de encuesta- o una buena valoración por parte de los europeos de diferentes instanci...
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Is there a relationship between the degree of social participation of and the position in front of foreign populations in Europe? Based on European Surveys, this article explores involvement in public and civic associations as an important factor explaining a better acceptance of difference. This involvement would imply more trust in institutions a...
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En este trabajo, a partir de la participación en el proyecto comunitario Adapt-Bis TransActiv (1998-99), código 98-A-1926-AND, se describen el grado, el tipo de participación, las funciones, las necesidades de formación y las posibilidades de inserción de la mujer en las empresas de transporte por carretera. Nuestro universo de trabajo era las empr...
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En este trabajo llevamos a cabo un esbozo sobre las dificultades existentes para la elaboración de indicadores sociales aplicados a los estudios de migraciones. Posteriormente se da cuenta de los indicadores existentes en materia de inserción sociolaboral en España y Andalucía en este campo. Por último se utilizan estos indicadores para analizar la...
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El peso de la población extranjera en Alemania ha crecido en los últimos cuarenta años. Sin embargo, la población española ha disminuido desde 1974. Este artículo presenta un recorrido general de la evolución que han seguido las emigraciones de los españoles a Alemania desde 1960. Esta evolución guarda relación con las circunstancias sociales de Es...
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En este trabajo se inicia la discusión sobre las relaciones entre la solidaridad y los medios de comunicación, presentando brevemente algunas de las nociones conceptuales que se asocian al término solidaridad y resumiendo cómo son las condiciones nuevas en que la solidaridad ha de enmarcarse. Posteriormente nos introduce en algunos ámbitos de poder...
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En el amplio contexto teórico de los movimientos sociales hemos de situar al movimiento ecologista, objeto principal de este capítulo, en el que describiremos algunas de sus principales características y formas de acción, manifestaciones colectivas y públicas. Esto supondrá detenernos en la descripción de algunos parámetros básicos de las sociedade...
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This paper focus in a research done in the cross-border regions between Spain and Portugal, in which we analyse the dynamics between centres and periphery, social relationships, social networks and identity. Our findings suggest that despite the identified potentialities and weaknesses, a balanced development is still to come in these areas. Cross-...
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Sabemos poco acerca de la infancia, al menos desde coordenadas estrictamente sociológicas, y paradójicamente, una de las pocas cosas que sabemos es que carecemos de un marco teórico general que posibilite la generación de explicaciones sociológicas en torno a temas centrales relacionados con el mundo de la infancia, como el problema del desarrollo...

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We are doing that following a Social Movement, and have accumulated very big quantities of tweets (about 3 months following-up: 500.000 registers), but there is a moment in which there is a cut-off when downloading data (tweets). We use a server for this. Any experience on this? We are very interested in reading your contributions in this area. We did a similar interdisciplinary research with Delicious (Bookmarking services) and now we are improving methods for extracting big data, automatic coding and classification, and analysis in Twitter following a Social Movement (see link in the case of Deliciuos).

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Edited volume entitled "Europe: Continent of Conspiracies" Edited By Andreas Önnerfors and André Krouwel This edited volume investigates for the first time the impact of conspiracy theories upon the understanding of Europe as a geo-political entity as well as an imagined political and cultural space. Focusing on recent developments, the individual chapters explore a range of conspiratorial positions related to Europe. In the current climate of fear and threat, new and old imaginaries of conspiracy such as Islamophobia and anti-Semitism have been mobilised. A dystopian or even apocalyptic image of Europe in terminal decline is evoked in Eastern European and particularly by Russian pro-Kremlin media, while the EU emerges as a screen upon which several narratives of conspiracy are projected trans-nationally, ranging from the Greek debt crisis to migration, Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. The methodological perspectives applied in this volume range from qualitative discourse and media analysis to quantitative social-psychological approaches, and there are a number of national and transnational case studies. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of extremism, conspiracy theories, and European politics.