THEORY OF THE DIGITAL SOCIETY

Diplomatic, International and Global Security Studies THEORY OF THE DIGITAL SOCIETY

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DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION SYSTEMS
EQF6
DIPLOMATIC, INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL SECURITY STUDIES
2022/2023



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1TEORIA DELLA SOCIETA' DIGITALE MOD. 1
642LESSONS
2TEORIA DELLA SOCIETA' DIGITALE MOD. 2
642LESSONS
ExamDate
AMENDOLA / SALZANO09/12/2022 - 10:30
AMENDOLA / SALZANO09/12/2022 - 10:30
AMENDOLA / SALZANO13/01/2023 - 10:30
AMENDOLA / SALZANO13/01/2023 - 10:30
AMENDOLA / SALZANO01/02/2023 - 10:30
AMENDOLA / SALZANO01/02/2023 - 10:30
AMENDOLA / SALZANO22/02/2023 - 10:30
AMENDOLA / SALZANO22/02/2023 - 10:30
AMENDOLA / SALZANO12/04/2023 - 10:30
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS AT THE STUDENT'S ACQUISITION OF TRANSVERSAL KNOWLEDGE ON THE MAIN THEORIES - AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES - DEVELOPED IN THE SOCIOLOGICAL FIELD TO EXPLAIN THE CHARACTERISTICS AND LINES OF EVOLUTION OF DIGITAL SOCIETIES. THE PERVASIVE AND INNOVATIVE DIMENSION OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION - LINKED ABOVE ALL TO THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF NEW MEDIA - HAS IN FACT RADICALLY CHANGED THE DYNAMICS OF FUNCTIONING AND REPRODUCTION OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES, CALLING INTO QUESTION - AND QUESTIONING - INTERPRETATIVE PERSPECTIVES AND ESTABLISHED TRADITIONS OF THOUGHT. THE ATTENTION PAID TO DIGITAL MEDIA, INTENDED AS SOCIO-TECHNICAL DEVICES AND SPACE/TIME DISENGAGEMENT TOOLS WILL HIGHLIGHT THEIR SOCIO-ANTHROPOLOGICAL DIMENSION- AND NOT JUST MERELY TECHNOLOGICAL - AS WELL AS THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT IN WHICH THEY ARE LOCATED. AN OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS TO TRACE THE DIALECTICAL DIMENSIONS OF CONTINUITY AND RADICAL CHANGE IMPLICIT IN THE EVOLUTION OF DIGITAL MEDIA (FROM WEB 2.0 TO PERSONAL MEDIA AND MOBILE DEVICES), CROSSING BOTH THE PROCESSES OF CULTURAL CONVERGENCE AND THE NEW VIRTUOUS PRACTICES OF PARTECIPATION AND DIGITAL SOCIALIZATION AS WELL AS PATHOLOGICAL ONES LINKED TO CYBERBULLYING, A PHENOMENON LARGELY DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL BULLYING AS IT IS RELATED TO THE PECULIARITIES OF COMPUTER MEDIATE COMMUNICATION . FINALLY, PARTICULAR ATTENTION WILL BE PAID TO IDENTITY NARRATIVES ON THE SOCIAL WEB AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF ONLINE SOCIAL CAPITAL AS WELL AS THE HEURISTIC POTENTIAL OF ETHNOGRAPHIC SURVEY METHODOLOGIES.
Prerequisites
PREREQUISITES:

GOOD REASONING ABILITY, SENSE CRITICAL, OVERVIEW, ATTENTION TO CONTEXT, ANALYSIS AND SUMMARY SKILLS, ABILITY TO DEVELOP THE DIVERGENT THINKING, CREATIVITY, INTUITION, JUDGEMENT.
Contents
THE COURSE TREATS THE MOST IMPORTANT DIGITAL MEDIA THEORIES IN THEIR LINK WITH THE SOCIAL DIMENSION FOCUSING DIFFERENT THEMES: DIGITAL AND CULTURAL CONVERGENCE, DIGITAL CONSUMPTION, ONLINE SOCIALIZATION PRACTICES, THEORETICAL MODELS OF COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNICATION ETC. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS DEDICATED TO THE THEME OF BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING
Teaching Methods
TEACHING METHODS:

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS MOMENTS, FOCUS GROUPS, BRAINSTORMING TECHNIQUES, USE AND COMMENT OF VIDEO.
Verification of learning
ORAL EXAMINATION ON THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE
Texts
1) CENTORRINO M., ROMEO A. (A CURA DI), SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE, MONDADORI, 2021 (CAPITOLI: 5,6,7,8 E POSTFAZIONE)

2) AMENDOLA A:, D'ANTONIO G. (A CURA DI), LA VISIONE DIGITALE, EDIZIONI FDA, 2022

3) DIANA SALZANO, SIMONA PERFETTI (A CURA DI), NELLA RETE DELLA VIOLENZA. IL CYBERBULLISMO COME FENOMENO MULTIPROSPETTICO, ARACNE, ROMA , 2020

4) DISPENSE TRATTE DAL TESTO DI STELLA R., RIVA C., SCARCELLI C. M., DRUSIAN M., SOCIOLOGIA DEI NEW MEDIA, UTET 2014 (LE DISPENSE SARANNO RESE DISPONIBILI DURANTE IL CORSO).
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THE COURSE CONSISTS OF 84 HOURS OF LESSON DIVIDED INTO TWO MODULES (42 HOURS WITH PROF. DIANA SALZANO AND 42 HOURS WITH PROF. ALFONSO AMENDOLA)
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