International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences 2022-03-31T13:16:29+02:00 Tinka Schubert Open Journal Systems <h1><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">COVID-19 Special Issue</a></h1> <p><strong>RIMCIS is already indexed in the following Data Bases: <a href="">SCOPUS</a>,</strong> <strong><a href=";Word=RIMCIS">Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)</a></strong>, <strong><a href="">ERIH</a></strong><strong><a href="">PLUS</a></strong>, <a href=""><strong>DIALNET</strong></a>, <strong><a href=";campo=ID&amp;texto=2313">DULCINEA</a></strong>, <strong><a href="{%22query%22:{%22query_string%22:{%22query%22:%22rimcis%22,%22default_field%22:%22bibjson.title%22,%22default_operator%22:%22AND%22}}}">DOAJ</a> </strong>(Directory of Open Access Journals), <strong><a href=";format=full&amp;fIDnum=%7c">SHERPA/RoMEO</a></strong></p> <p>The main objective of the International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences (RIMCIS) is to disseminate scientific knowledge and generate debate in an interdisciplinary context, linking the different areas of social sciences such as anthropology, economy, political science, history, geography, sociology, philosophy. 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Hipatia Press journals decided to change the license and use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) as recommended by the Budapest Open Access Initiative taking into account its commitment with Open Access.</p> List of Reviewers 2022-03-31T12:55:52+02:00 RIMCIS Editors 2022-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences Promoting Admiration of Foucault Hiding his Defense of Rape and Pederasty 2021-12-08T16:29:50+01:00 Rosa Valls Carmen Elboj Olga Serradell Javier Díez-Palomar Emilia Aiello Sandra Racionero Ana Vidu Esther Roca Mar Joanpere Ane López de Aguileta <p>Foucault has been quoted as a great intellectual contributor to feminism and education, despite his defense of decriminalizing rape and pederasty. Since the MeToo movement, there is an increasing criticism of Foucault’s persona and works. However, in order to avoid recognizing their mistake, some authors say that Foucault’s defense of sexual violence was unknown before. This article shows this is not backed by evidence. Data was collected via interviews with 19 subjects with diverse profiles, employing the communicative methodology. The results shed light on the fact that some professors who have included Foucault’s works in their classes hid Foucault’s position in favor of sexual violence to their students. Interviewees state that there are several reasons why they think those professors hid this fact: a) the most critical thinker; b) the transgressor; c) a relativist intellectual; d) “a shield to hide behind”; and e) the idea that the intellectual must be separated from the person. This study indicates that in transmitting those images and hiding or even justifying Foucault instead of critically analyzing the implication of his works and his defense of sexual violence, perpetuating its justification, such professors act as his “hooligans”.</p> 2022-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences The Comparison of the Adaptation of Public and Private School Teachers to Distance Education during the COVID19 Pandemic 2022-02-01T17:14:04+01:00 Mehmet Hilmi Koç Tuncer Fidan <p>This phenomenological study aims to reveal the adaptation of public and private school teachers in Turkey to distance education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Purposeful sampling was used to form a study group. The study group consisted of 30 teachers working in Istanbul. A semi-structured interview form was prepared to collect data and interviews were conducted through phone calls or online meetings. The collected data were analyzed by phenomenological analysis. According to the findings, private school teachers were found to try more to acquire alternative skills and competencies and receive online vocational training to adapt to the novel situation and school administrators’ performance demands. Participants from public schools did not get enough feedback from their students and parents about the courses they taught and were largely deprived of the support of their colleagues. For them, adaptation to distance education turned into a process carried out with individual efforts. Studies can be conducted in this direction with a view to investigating the relationship between environmental uncertainty, job security and career adaptation based on the findings of this research.</p> 2022-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences Co-creation Processes Contributing to the Societal Impact of Science: Contributions from the Net4Impact Network 2022-02-25T16:15:45+01:00 Sandra Girbes Javier Sebastián Xosé Pedro Rodríguez Marta Fontanals Gerard Campeny Bruno Gómez Marta Soler <p>Meaningful citizen participation throughout the development of research projects has increased the societal impact of science. Co-creation processes promote a more significant societal impact by aligning research with societal needs. In recent years, essential advances in citizen participation in science have been identified. However, there are still critical challenges that limit citizen interaction with scientific creations. This article provides some of the contributions made by the Net4Impact network in the face of these challenges. Specifically, we analyse co-creation processes developed by those projects that have demonstrated societal impact. This qualitative study is based on the analysis of Webinars, meetings with researchers from different scientific areas and Communicative Content Analysis. As a result, this work provides six examples of societal impact in three scientific areas: social sciences, humanities, and engineering. In addition, we analyse the characteristics and implications of the different co-creation processes developed by these successful projects.</p> 2022-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences Politicians and Racism on Twitter: Citizen Reactions and New Forms of Social Participation 2022-03-18T11:42:32+01:00 Antonia Olmos Alcaraz <p>This paper is a study case that analyses the various functioning logics of racism and anti-racism in Twitter, specifically following the publication of a polemic tweet against immigration by Pablo Casado, president of PP, which aligns itself on the conservative “right” of Spanish politics. The aim is to provide knowledge –still scarce in research on the subject– on the characteristics of racist discourse –and its confrontation– in digital spaces. It is a case study analysing how the selected political discourse, as elite discourse, elicits reactions and provokes social participation in digital spaces. Methodologically, it is based on Twitter content analysis, utilizing both quantitative (frequency of topics) and qualitative (articulation of arguments) approaches. We worked through the NVivo analysis software and selected a sample of tweets, that were then coded and analysed in depth, responding to the politician’s overall message. The results point to the existence of a strong rejection to the politician's words. However, there was an absence of a visibly explicit and significant anti-racism in the ensuing retorts. The support received for his racist comment was in the minority, although some were very aggressive.</p> 2022-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences