- Nov 2022
The word “kafala” in Arabic has traditionally been used to describe a social and moral “responsibility to another.” Researchers Ray Jureidini and Said Fares Hassan write, “kafala contracts were used to protect the weak and vulnerable by instituting the patronage of a prominent local who provided whatever protection was required.” Think of raising an orphaned child, for example. In business, kafala originally referred to contracts where a guarantor assumes liability for another person (e.g. a cosigner for a loan). Kafala nowadays is often used to describe the legal relationship between businesses and migrant workers. Employers, typically citizens, act as sponsors for workers and assume legal responsibility for their movement and actions in exchange for their right to work in a geographic area.
The use of kafala shows a shift from a meaning of social responsibility into a meaning co-opted by capitalism and social contract.
- May 2022
By exam-ining how movement toward equality has actually been produced, wecan learn precious lessons for our future and better understand thestruggles and mobilizations that have made this movement possible,as well as the institutional structures and legal, social, fiscal, educa-tional, and electoral systems that have allowed equality to become alasting reality.
Understanding the history of inequality and how changes in institutional structures in legal, social, fiscal educational, and electoral systems have encouraged change toward equality, we might continue to change and modify these to ensure even greater equality.
- Mar 2021
Dante Licona. (2020, December 8). What can NGOs, government and public institutions do on TikTok? Today @melisfiganmese and I shared some insights at #EuroPCom, the @EU_CoR conference for public communication. We were asked to talk about upcoming social media trends. Here’s a thread with some insights👇 https://t.co/GzOA66vstQ [Tweet]. @Dante_Licona. https://twitter.com/Dante_Licona/status/1336303773334069251
- social media
- health crisis
- red cross
- public health
- public communication
- public institutions
- cultural relevance
- red crescent
- new approaches
- Nov 2015
If this were true for modern society, it has multiplied in ourage of social media, in which control and value are indissolubly linked to the machine ensemblesthat comprise contemporary digital infrastructures.
I have studied in my International Marketing course here how social media is a cultural institution in society and has an extremely powerful influence on societal structures regarding preferences, levels of acceptance of products/technology, and how consumers are influenced to use them.