Anna Veiga

The following text is a summary of the full text available in Spanish and Catalan. Anna Veiga is well known for her pioneer work in the field of in vitro fertilisation

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Students of the University of Valencia

Although there are ever increasing numbers of women in academia, there is clearly still some way to go.
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Guido Reni. Charity, ca. 1630

ABSTRACT Scientific and, particularly, medical discourses have played a key role in the creation and dissemination of the standard model of motherhood envisaged as a vocation in itself, an exclusive task,

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Pregnant mother

Social and cultural anthropology has studied reproduction from numerous viewpoints.
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Susan Hiller. From the Freud Museum, 1991-1996.

ABSTRACT A scientific career is often like an obstacle course, but for women there are additional problems and specific mechanisms of exclusion. This article shows us the strategies used to overcome

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Women at a pharmaceutical laboratory

This article is a personal reflection about the context and determining aspects that have caused the exclusion of women from the scientific sphere, from the viewpoint of cultural history.

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The traditional exclusion of women from the public sphere, from education, politics, art and culture, as well as women's confinement to the domestic realm, have –little by little– undergone steady

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Joan Francesc Mira and Antonio Ariño

We thought it would be interesting to invite Joan Francesc Mira and Antonio Ariño to this interview to discuss the origins of festivals, their links with seasonal cycles, even the biological background that may exist in many facets of festivals. This reunion of the «mentor» and the «disciple» is also cause for celebration.
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Attilio Russo Offering food to the sacred icon. In a holy a procession, the bread offerings are made holy on contact with the saintly image. The photograph

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Francesc Jarque It is difficult to conceive of festivals without the food specifically linked to the festive period. Food can become a symbol of identity. The

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Sean O'Neill This article deals with festivities linked to rites of passage, which serve to sanction changes in social status based on age and

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Sant Antoni

© Mario Rabasco Immersed in modernity the festival has become a reflexive celebration of identity, a gateway to transcend everyday life. It is

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calendaris-festius-01

Foto: Andy Schultz There are two basic calendar types, one showing important dates and the other showing seasonal or monthly cycles. Both

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© Antonio Ariño I seem to recall my first memories of the Muixeranga1 were set in the street Molí de la Vila, just where

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Like any social institution, festivals are universal: a society without a festive ritual of its own is unknown. But what is a festival? Beyond any normative definition, we can state

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Antonio Cortés La Tomatina festival in Buñol (Valencia), held in August, is a clear example of a festival with a strong element of sensuality.

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Francesc Miralles

Interview with Francesc Miralles, historian, art critic and expert in Joaquim Mir, painter of 'La cala encantada' ("The enchanted cove").
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© Vicenç M. RossellóCala d'Or (Mallorca). The wave of tourism-driven urban development that hit the Balearic Islands from the mid-twentieth century on has greatly

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Sebastià Torrens The Balearic Islands’ landscape is characterised by the sea and coves dotted along its coastline. Surprisingly, this landform has not received much attention in Balearic

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Mallorca's caves

Caves are an essential part of thee Mediterranean coast and they have a close relationship with coves. The article explores Mallorca's caves and coves.

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Joan J. Fornós Miocene carbonate cliffs in the Balearic Islands are the fundamental meeting point of karst and coves. Coves are complex littoral geoforms, worked

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Fotografia: Joan Torres. Arxiu Gran Enciclopedia de la Pintura i l'Escultura a les Balears The Belgian painter William Degouve de Nuncques painted part of the

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In the strict sense, coves are defined by their calcareous component. In our country this requirement is met only by the coves in southern Menorca and Sa Marina in Mallorca.
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