General sociology and sociology of cultural processes - SOCIOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI CULTURALI(P) (2015/2016)

Course code
4S02213
Name of lecturer
Riccardo Giumelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Semestrino IA, Semestrino IB

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Lesson timetable

Semestrino IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1 from Oct 12, 2015  to Nov 14, 2015
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1 from Oct 12, 2015  to Nov 14, 2015
Semestrino IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  

Learning outcomes

Educational objectives:
The course aims to convey the theme of knowledge closely connected with the sociological dimension of the concept of culture. In particular, we want to reflect on cultural identity and communication in a complex and globalized society. The course will also address the issue of journalism in its sociological dimension, from the first interpretations of the American model to the newer paradigms.

Syllabus

Syllabus:
The course will address the notion of “cultural process" in relation to the birth of Modernity and Postmodernity. We will give ample space to the theoretical dimension as prerequisite to address adequately the empirical level because the course will deal with studying the problems related to identity. The fundamental issue will be that of communication, that plays a decisive role in the processes of social control and change.

Bibliography:
M. Castells, Comunicazione e Potere, Università Bocconi Press, Milano (I-II-III and conclusion) or W. Griswold, Sociologia della Cultura, Il Mulino, Bologna.

M. Schudson, La scoperta della notizia, Ed. Liguori, Napoli.

Recommended readings for more details:

Z. Bauman, Vita Liquida, Laterza ed, Roma-Bari.
A. Elliot e J.Urry, Vite Mobili, Il Mulino, Bologna.
C. Geertz, Mondo globale, mondi locali, Il Mulino, Bologna.
R. Giumelli, Lo Sguardo Italico. Nuovi orizzonti del cosmopolitismo, Liguori ed., Napoli.
D. Randall, Il giornalista quasi perfetto, Laterza ed, Roma-Bari.
R. Sennet, Insieme. Rituali, piaceri, politiche della collaborazione, Feltrinelli ed. Milano.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test and exercise

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016