Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas <p>The journal is edited by the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences and is published by the Publishing House of „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi.</p> en-US an-soc-as@uaic.ro (Daniela Soitu) ofelia.popa@uaic.ro (Ofelia Popa) Wed, 29 Dec 2021 12:17:44 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.8 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 ANCESTRY AND NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION IN ROMANIA http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/652 <p>This paper examines the relation between the ethnic origin and the strength&nbsp; of national identification, as emotional attachment &nbsp;to Romania. Despite there are many nationalism studies, not enough are exploring empirical data while questioning ethno-nationalist conceptions in and about Romania. Considering the primordialist perspectives, the roots of the &nbsp;nation &nbsp;are &nbsp;of ethnic &nbsp;origin, &nbsp;therefore &nbsp;a &nbsp;stronger &nbsp;relation &nbsp;should &nbsp;be&nbsp; expected between &nbsp;those &nbsp;of Romanian&nbsp; ethnic &nbsp;background &nbsp;and &nbsp;their &nbsp;national &nbsp;identifications, &nbsp;as compared to national &nbsp;identifications&nbsp; of people that &nbsp;ascribe a different or mixed ethnic origin. By running &nbsp;a multivariate analysis on the Romanian ESS9 wave, the article finds clues&nbsp; of equal &nbsp;degrees &nbsp;of identification &nbsp;with &nbsp;Romania among &nbsp;all these &nbsp;categories &nbsp;of people. Results do not&nbsp; deny connections &nbsp;between &nbsp;ancestry &nbsp;and national &nbsp;identification. The &nbsp;findings &nbsp;rather&nbsp;&nbsp; point &nbsp;out &nbsp;that &nbsp;in &nbsp;terms &nbsp;of &nbsp;emotional &nbsp;attachment,&nbsp; &nbsp;Romanians, Hungarians, &nbsp;Roma, and &nbsp;other &nbsp;citizens &nbsp;declaring &nbsp;a&nbsp; different &nbsp;common &nbsp;ancestry &nbsp;for &nbsp;all ancestors or a mixed ancestry, have similar levels of identification with the country.</p> HORATIU RUSU Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/652 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 IDENTITY CHANGES IN CRISIS SITUATIONS. ANXIETY, FRUSTRATION AND ANGUISH DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/653 <p>In this article, a review of the socio-anthropological literature on the impact of pandemics on the mental health of the population is made. Also, the way this pandemic affects the construction &nbsp;of identity of the population affected by pandemic is taken into discussion. The&nbsp; historical-anthropological &nbsp;perspective &nbsp;refers &nbsp;to &nbsp;the &nbsp;plague &nbsp;epidemic that &nbsp;affected Europe during the Middle Ages, to its psychological impact from the perspective of the individual's &nbsp;relationship &nbsp;with &nbsp;otherness &nbsp;- as a&nbsp; possible source &nbsp;of danger. &nbsp;The &nbsp;article presents a series of similarities and differences from the perspective of anguish, anxiety and &nbsp;frustration &nbsp;caused &nbsp;to &nbsp;the &nbsp;population &nbsp;by&nbsp; the &nbsp;plague &nbsp;pandemic &nbsp;and &nbsp;the &nbsp;Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting the results of studies published during 2020 in journals indexed in Web of Science, dedicated to the impact of the pandemic. of Coronavirus on the mental health of the population. The research focused on several dimensions of the social construction &nbsp;process of the Covid-19 pandemic, among which we mention: information on&nbsp; &nbsp;the&nbsp; &nbsp;pandemic,&nbsp;&nbsp; restrictions&nbsp; &nbsp;imposed &nbsp;by &nbsp;the&nbsp; &nbsp;authorities&nbsp; &nbsp;as &nbsp;elements&nbsp; &nbsp;of &nbsp;social</p> <p>(re)construction of the limit of the human condition, medicalization of the social life and the perception of the contemporary&nbsp; society as a risk society. In this article we will refer exclusively to the results aimed at changes in the identity construction of people affected by the pandemic.</p> ANTONIO SANDU Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/653 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 ESCAPING FROM SELF” AND REBUILDING IDENTITY http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/654 <p>This article proposes an understanding &nbsp;of the issue of personal / social identity &nbsp;as the result of binary choices such as yes or no. They make up a fractal complex of our own lives. Depending on these choices, each of us builds and rebuilds our life, but also our own identity. Some of the hypostases&nbsp; of our identity&nbsp; are quantifiable and captured &nbsp;by empirical sociological analyzes. I illustrated the idea with the results of field sociological research on European identity&nbsp; from 2015-1017. This classic identity&nbsp; - focused on social representations&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;of &nbsp;country,&nbsp; &nbsp;language,&nbsp; &nbsp;religion,&nbsp; &nbsp;family&nbsp;&nbsp; and&nbsp; &nbsp;national&nbsp; &nbsp;culture&nbsp; &nbsp;-&nbsp; &nbsp;is reconfigured &nbsp;as &nbsp;a &nbsp;result &nbsp;of &nbsp;„self-escape” (David&nbsp; Le Breton) &nbsp;and &nbsp;the &nbsp;magic &nbsp;of &nbsp;new technologies. The escape into the white space of the virtual world is often accompanied by the reconfiguration &nbsp;of otherness&nbsp; by identifying with social otherness&nbsp; in the guise of radical religious movements or classical religious denominations. To all these challenges and&nbsp; problems that &nbsp;appeared &nbsp;as a result &nbsp;of the &nbsp;recomposition &nbsp;of the &nbsp;identity, &nbsp;we also proposed a series of solutions.</p> NICU GAVRILUŢĂ Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/654 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 “I AM LARGE, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES”: IDENTITY, ALTERITY AND THE TRANSITIONAL SELF http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/655 <p>What is identity and what makes us be who we are? The concept of identity has changed considerably over the past century, the subject finding itself at the intersection of nation, gender, the rise of multiculturalism and colonial history. While we are born with no self- awareness and our first point of reference is the world outside us, navigating existence involves a constant self-analysis and the realisation that any attempt at defining ourselves will result in newer interrogations. &nbsp;Aiming to provide some guidance to this relentless quest by introducing few of the key concepts used in identity research, the present paper addresses &nbsp;the &nbsp;fluidity &nbsp;of&nbsp; the &nbsp;self by &nbsp;focusing &nbsp;on &nbsp;the &nbsp;identity-alterity&nbsp; &nbsp;nexus &nbsp;and &nbsp;by prioritising the ‘becoming’ over the ‘being’. Identity is, thus, always shifting and never a given; it is a transitional&nbsp; process oscillating between self-identification and identification made by the others, a puzzle whose interlocked pieces can be moved around and change in meaning.</p> GABRIELA IOANA MOCAN Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/655 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 DIGITAL IDENTITY http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/656 <p>The text aims to bring forward a topical issue, that of <em>digital identity</em>. Based on a series of international &nbsp;discussions (Davos Forum, EU) but also in the context of recent announcements&nbsp; &nbsp;in &nbsp;the &nbsp;field&nbsp; of &nbsp;new &nbsp;technologies &nbsp;(the &nbsp;announcement&nbsp; &nbsp;made &nbsp;by &nbsp;M. Zuckerberg on the <em>metaverse</em>), I proposed a socio-anthropological approach of the identity phenomenon &nbsp;today. &nbsp;At least &nbsp;in the &nbsp;documents &nbsp;consulted, &nbsp;the &nbsp;<em>classic social identity &nbsp;</em>is doubled by a <em>virtual social identity </em>and the latter has different names: <em>digital wallet, Good Health Pass, global identity</em>. &nbsp;From a &nbsp;phenomenological &nbsp;perspective &nbsp;and &nbsp;placed&nbsp; in &nbsp;the context of the distinction between utopia and heterotopia &nbsp;(M. Foucault) we can say that digital identity is revealed to us as a heterotopic identity that places our entire system of perception and identity construction in a new paradigm.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> CRISTINA GAVRILUŢĂ Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/656 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 TWO VISIONS OF IDENTITY: FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY AND VLADIMIR SOLOVYOV http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/657 <p>In Russian thought of the second part of the 19th century, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881) and &nbsp;Vladimir &nbsp;Solovyov&nbsp; (1853–1900) are &nbsp;two &nbsp;prevailing &nbsp;figures. &nbsp;However, &nbsp;they &nbsp;had different &nbsp;approaches &nbsp;to &nbsp;interpreting&nbsp;&nbsp; the &nbsp;correlations &nbsp;between &nbsp;the &nbsp;universal &nbsp;and &nbsp;the individual, the global (panhuman) and the universal (all-human). These approaches stem from their different visions of identity.</p> SERGEI NIZHNIKOV Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/657 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 ALTERITY, RECOGNITION AND THE DIALOGICAL PRINCIPLE http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/658 <p>The author&nbsp; presents &nbsp;the dialogical principle <em>I am constituted through Thou </em>as a tool to understand &nbsp;the double edge concept of identity, as sketched by Zygmunt Bauman whom he &nbsp;considers &nbsp;an &nbsp;enlightened&nbsp;&nbsp; sceptic. &nbsp;He &nbsp;pays &nbsp;special &nbsp;attention&nbsp; &nbsp;to &nbsp;the &nbsp;concept &nbsp;of recognition or acknowledgment, as a meeting point of the universal and the unique, for the building of relational and dynamic identities in post-modern societies. Contemporary authors such as Kierkegaard and Rosenzweig, or Church Fathers such as Saint Augustine and St John Climacus, and other traditions, consider the I and Thou relationship&nbsp; as the fundamental &nbsp;standpoint &nbsp;for man’s existence; as such, we may follow their&nbsp; ideas as a reference for intercultural and interreligious dialogue in a globalized world.</p> MENDO CASTRO-HENRIQUES Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/658 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 REONTOLOGIZATION OF RELIGIOUS IDENTITY IN THE LIQUID AND GLOBAL WORLD http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/659 <p>In this article, I intend to highlight the fact that the realities that are being recorded at the morphological level of contemporary &nbsp;societies (the phenomenon&nbsp; of migration, wars, the dynamics of mobility and communication, the economic pace, the health crisis generated by&nbsp; Covid-19) are &nbsp;bringing &nbsp;to &nbsp;the &nbsp;fore &nbsp;the &nbsp;redefinition &nbsp;of <em>religious identity</em>. &nbsp;What &nbsp;is undeniably clear is that Western societies have become an ethnic and religious mosaic, a diversity that requires specific regulations&nbsp; in terms of norms in order to avoid conflict. However, this ethno-religious diversity also calls for an interpretation &nbsp;of the relationship between &nbsp;identities. The aim of my analysis is to argue&nbsp; as to whether &nbsp;or not religious identity is an inflexible, immobile reality, static in its representativeness &nbsp;<em>towards </em>and <em>in relation to </em>other identities representing &nbsp;different religious cultures. In this respect, I will insist on the role that migration plays in the construction of religious identity. Is religious identity &nbsp;decomposing &nbsp;in &nbsp;the &nbsp;context &nbsp;of &nbsp;the &nbsp;<em>liquid &nbsp;</em>flow &nbsp;of &nbsp;global&nbsp; society? &nbsp;Are &nbsp;the boundaries &nbsp;of such &nbsp;an&nbsp; identity, &nbsp;as structures &nbsp;of individual, social, cultural &nbsp;validation, desubstantiated &nbsp;in the &nbsp;daily experience &nbsp;of religious &nbsp;diversity &nbsp;and &nbsp;in the &nbsp;dynamics &nbsp;of&nbsp;current societal transformations?</p> IOAN DURA Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/659 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 WHEN RELIGIOUS INDIFFERENCE BUILDS IDENTITY http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/661 <p>Starting from the writings of Félicité de la Mennais, the article aims to analyze religious indifference as an important coordinate of the current identity profile. Finding its roots in the &nbsp;skepticism &nbsp;of humanistic &nbsp;thinking &nbsp;and &nbsp;in&nbsp; the &nbsp;interpretive &nbsp;approaches &nbsp;that &nbsp;try &nbsp;to elaborate rational explanations, religious indifference is, in the end, the consequence of a life choice. It can manifest itself in radical forms and in this sense, we have identified fundamentalist &nbsp;indifference &nbsp;as &nbsp;an &nbsp;expression &nbsp;of&nbsp; an &nbsp;intellectual &nbsp;manifestation &nbsp;that &nbsp;is imposed on society in an ideological way based on an artificial dichotomy between sacred and profane. All this offers a new, objectifying paradigm within which the definition of homo religious is built. Thus, religious difference accumulates a series of behaviors that subscribe to the centrality of personal experience.</p> NICUȘOR NACU Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/661 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 INDIAN CHRISTIAN IDENTITY: RELIGIO-CULTURAL INTERACTION TO MINORITY FRAMING http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/662 <p>Indian Christianity has been an interactive community, living out its faith and traditions in &nbsp;an &nbsp;ambience &nbsp;of &nbsp;spontaneity.&nbsp;&nbsp; It &nbsp;implied &nbsp;moments &nbsp;and &nbsp;dynamics &nbsp;of &nbsp;acceptance, rejections,&nbsp; &nbsp;hesitations,&nbsp; &nbsp;and&nbsp; &nbsp;criticism &nbsp;from &nbsp;the&nbsp; &nbsp;outside&nbsp; &nbsp;others,&nbsp; &nbsp;even &nbsp;while&nbsp;&nbsp; Indian Christianity itself involved in dynamics of exclusions and inclusions towards others. &nbsp;All these &nbsp;religio-cultural &nbsp;dynamics &nbsp;took&nbsp; place in a vein of spontaneity, &nbsp;interactivity, &nbsp;and creativity. However, in the recent past, it has been made to become self-conscious of its identity as the majority’s ‘other’ through a process of ‘minority framing’. From being an ancient religious community, which went about its life and activities in an ambience of freedom, &nbsp;the &nbsp;Indian &nbsp;Christian &nbsp;community &nbsp;is&nbsp; now &nbsp;made &nbsp;to &nbsp;become&nbsp; a &nbsp;‘communally conscious &nbsp;minority’, &nbsp;concerned &nbsp;about &nbsp;its &nbsp;vulnerable &nbsp;communal &nbsp;identity. &nbsp;This&nbsp; essay narrates the contours of the changes.</p> PATRICK GNANAPRAGASAM Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/662 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 RELIGIOUS IDENTITIES IN LIQUID MODERNITY: POSTISLAM http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/663 <p>Postislam has been regarded as a new concept in need of a dire delineation. Basically, a Postislamic &nbsp;tendency&nbsp; &nbsp;is &nbsp;a &nbsp;paradigm&nbsp;&nbsp; of &nbsp;thought&nbsp; &nbsp;(philosophical, &nbsp;scientific, &nbsp;mystical, religious, theological2, etc.) that excessively transcends at least one of the three sources of Islam’s juridical Canons (i.e. Quran, Sunna, Ijma’ or consensus of Scholars). This paper provides &nbsp;a &nbsp;definition &nbsp;for &nbsp;the &nbsp;founding &nbsp;principles &nbsp;of Postislam.&nbsp; It &nbsp;shall &nbsp;examine &nbsp;this concept &nbsp;from a generic point &nbsp;of view. It will equally suggest&nbsp; a constellation &nbsp;of some central problems structuring &nbsp;an emergent system: Postislam. This tendency is positively inherent „in potentiality” (<em>dunamis</em>), in an Aristotelian sense, according to multiple forms of enunciations and semantic variations throughout &nbsp;the history of theology as well as the history &nbsp;of philosophy,&nbsp; theology, Islamic mystique &nbsp;and &nbsp;science. Postislam represents &nbsp;a potentiality &nbsp;devoid of a preexisting &nbsp;concept&nbsp; within &nbsp;Islam; it is an &nbsp;unnamed &nbsp;historical tenant, disseminated throughout &nbsp;a complex combination of theological and mystical first faltering steps.</p> <p>I will examine some of these &nbsp;instantiations, &nbsp;expressed&nbsp; essentially &nbsp;in Islamic theology (Avicenna’s Metaphysics of Emanation) and mystical tradition&nbsp; (i.e. Sufism in a general acceptance, and the nodal case of Al-Hallâj, in particular). Then, by isolating the essence&nbsp;of Islam’s theological mystique (the structural &nbsp;duality between Sharī’a and Haqīqa, Law and Truth), in order to construct a synthetic deconstruction&nbsp; identified to the concept of Postislam as pure mysticism, or the possibility a of a permanent &nbsp;theophany,&nbsp; indefinitely experienced throughout &nbsp;ecstatic theopathy. &nbsp;We ought&nbsp; to, at this step, enunciate &nbsp;divers axioms &nbsp;based &nbsp;on &nbsp;this&nbsp;&nbsp; concept. &nbsp;As &nbsp;a &nbsp;sequel, &nbsp;I &nbsp;will &nbsp;discuss &nbsp;further&nbsp; &nbsp;philosophical counterpoints and limits to this construction.</p> MOHAMED BEN MUSTAPHA Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/663 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY IN A FLUID PANDEMIC CONTEXT. MEASURING ACADEMIC WORRIES OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: INITIAL VALIDATION OF A SCALE http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/664 <p>The aim of the paper is to test the validity and highlight the psychometric properties of a scale &nbsp;about &nbsp;the &nbsp;academic &nbsp;worries &nbsp;of &nbsp;students&nbsp;&nbsp; in &nbsp;the &nbsp;pandemic &nbsp;context &nbsp;(Pandemic Academic&nbsp; Worries &nbsp;among &nbsp;University &nbsp;Students &nbsp;scale &nbsp;- &nbsp;PAWAUS scale), following &nbsp;a quantitative&nbsp;&nbsp; research &nbsp;study &nbsp;consisting &nbsp;of &nbsp;a &nbsp;self-administered &nbsp;questionnaire &nbsp;within &nbsp;a university&nbsp; &nbsp;in&nbsp; &nbsp;north-eastern&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Romania&nbsp; &nbsp;in&nbsp; &nbsp;May&nbsp;&nbsp; 2021. &nbsp;The&nbsp; &nbsp;sample&nbsp; &nbsp;comprised&nbsp; &nbsp;282 undergraduate&nbsp; &nbsp;and &nbsp;master &nbsp;students&nbsp;&nbsp; in &nbsp;the &nbsp;Social &nbsp;Work &nbsp;field. &nbsp;The &nbsp;factor &nbsp;analysis performed shows an initial validity of the PAWAUS scale. Generally, the findings of this study indicate that the students adapted rapidly and (relatively) fluidly to the new context but reported worries related to their academic and professional path. The premise from which we started&nbsp; was the following: the Social Work students &nbsp;follow, in the pandemic context, a speciality where the combination of theoretical knowledge with practical skills even from the undergraduate &nbsp;period is essential, which may contribute to the formation&nbsp;of their professional identity. The second objective of the paper consisted of analysing the emotional &nbsp;impact of the &nbsp;pandemic &nbsp;among &nbsp;the &nbsp;Social Work&nbsp; students &nbsp;using&nbsp; a recently- developed &nbsp;tool &nbsp;– &nbsp;PEIS (Ballou &nbsp;et &nbsp;al., &nbsp;2020). Through&nbsp;&nbsp; the &nbsp;specific &nbsp;analysis &nbsp;of &nbsp;the relationship &nbsp;between &nbsp;the&nbsp; two scales, we have identified that &nbsp;the&nbsp; worries &nbsp;of the Social Work &nbsp;students &nbsp;are influenced&nbsp; significantly &nbsp;by the &nbsp;emotional &nbsp;impact generated &nbsp;by the Covid-19 pandemic.</p> ALEXANDRU-COSMIN APOSTOL, MIHAELA RĂDOI, CRISTINA MARIA BOSTAN, GABRIELA IRIMESCU Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/664 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 IDENTITIES AND CRISES. THE SOCIAL WORKER, A PROFESSIONAL OF SOCIAL INTERVENTION http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/665 <p>The &nbsp;global crisis caused &nbsp;by the &nbsp;spread &nbsp;of COVID-19 disease&nbsp; is a difficult period &nbsp;for humanity, &nbsp;apart &nbsp;from other &nbsp;catastrophes, &nbsp;such as floods, fires, the refugees' conditions etc. The social effects are immediate, such as: major changes in people's relationships, lifestyle and the quality of their lives. Prolonged isolation becomes extremely stressful to people and it can reach serious mental illnesses .The mass media points&nbsp; out that &nbsp;in a pandemic, many parents turn to counselling sessions because their children have became neurotic. &nbsp;The&nbsp; online &nbsp;courses &nbsp;have &nbsp;a major &nbsp;effect on &nbsp;pupils' &nbsp;psyche, with &nbsp;the &nbsp;risk &nbsp;of emotional disturbances that may occur due to overexposure to the screen, isolation, repressed &nbsp;emotions &nbsp;and &nbsp;not &nbsp;discussing &nbsp;with &nbsp;parents &nbsp;or &nbsp;friends. &nbsp;This&nbsp; article &nbsp;reveals effective interventions of the school social worker in order to get out of the crisis.</p> CARMEN PALAGHIA Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/665 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 IDENTITY AND GENDER EQUALITY IN ROMANIA A QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/666 <p>The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the paradigm in which international organizations, UN member states, national, regional and local authorities &nbsp;act together to solve the concrete problems facing the world today. Although women and girls represent more than half of the world's population, they do not enjoy the same rights and freedom everywhere. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 of the 2030 Agenda proposes to empower &nbsp;women &nbsp;by promoting &nbsp;equal opportunities &nbsp;for women &nbsp;and &nbsp;men&nbsp; around &nbsp;the world,&nbsp; &nbsp;facilitating&nbsp; &nbsp;women's&nbsp; &nbsp;access&nbsp;&nbsp; to&nbsp; &nbsp;education,&nbsp; &nbsp;training&nbsp; &nbsp;and&nbsp; &nbsp;careers,&nbsp; &nbsp;ensuring participation in political decision-making and in the management positions of companies, providing &nbsp;solutions &nbsp;to accommodate the&nbsp; time spent &nbsp;for childcare and family with &nbsp;the work schedule, preventing and combating all forms of violence against girls and women, improving their access to health and reproductive services. Starting from the targets and indicators&nbsp; associated with SDG 5, this study proposes a quantitative &nbsp;assessment &nbsp;of the quality of life of women in Romania. In this regard, we used data provided by Eurostat,&nbsp;the National Institute of Statistics, the National Commission for Strategy and Forecasting, as well as data from the reports of the National Agency for Equal Opportunities between Women and Men and the European Institute for Gender Equality. To verify the working hypotheses &nbsp;(research &nbsp;questions) &nbsp;we&nbsp; used &nbsp;descriptive &nbsp;statistical &nbsp;analysis &nbsp;with &nbsp;SPSS, Pearson correlation and linear regression processed with the XLSTAT program, graphical representation &nbsp;techniques with PHILCARTO software.</p> CIPRIAN IFTIMOAEI, VICENŢIU-ROBERT GABOR Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/666 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 „HOMO MAGICUS” – A SOCIOANTHROPOLOGICAL READING OF THE WORLD http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/667 <p>***</p> OTILIA HUZUM Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/667 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 HYPOSTASES OF OTHERNESS AND SOCIAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CHURCH http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/669 <p>***</p> ILARION MÂŢĂ Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/669 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 SOCIAL PHENOMENA IN CULTURAL DIALOGUES http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/670 <p>***</p> COSTEL MARIAN DALBAN Copyright (c) 2021 Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi. New Series SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK Section http://anale.fssp.uaic.ro/index.php/asas/article/view/670 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000