General and family sociology (2010/2011)

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
SOCIOLOGIA 6 SPS/07-GENERAL SOCIOLOGY See the unit page See the unit page
SOCIOLOGIA DELLA FAMIGLIA 3 SPS/08-SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION Sem. 2B Maria Gabriella Landuzzi

Learning outcomes

Module: SOCIOLOGIA DELLA FAMIGLIA
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The course wants to initiate the student to think upon the family in sociological words. Through classics and contemporaries approaches of analysis the course wants to underline the more relevant family issues.


Module: SOCIOLOGIA
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Through the analysis of the main concepts and of the work of some classical (Tocqueville, Durkhiem, Weber) and modern sociologists (Parsons, Goffman), the course is aimed at presenting the general theoretical problems faced by the sociological thought.

Syllabus

Module: SOCIOLOGIA DELLA FAMIGLIA
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The course, through the study of the principal sociological approaches, will provide theoretical and methodological instruments to analyse the family. Then through the relational approach, that considers the family as a living system, the course wants to analyse the relationship between complex society and family’s changements.

Texts for the examination:
- Donati P., Di Nicola P., Lineamenti di sociologia della famiglia, Carocci, Roma, 2002


Module: SOCIOLOGIA
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1) Reimann H., (a cura di), Introduzione alla sociologia. I concetti fondamentali, Il Mulino, Bologna
2) Aron R., Le tappe del pensiero sociologico, Mondadori, Milano (SOLO i capitoli su M. Weber, A. de Tocqueville, É. Durkheim)
3) Goffman E., La natura della deferenza e del contegno, in Id. Il rituale dell’interazione , Il Mulino, Bologna
4) Slides and handouts on Talcott Parsons delivered during the lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: SOCIOLOGIA DELLA FAMIGLIA
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oral exam


Module: SOCIOLOGIA
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Written test