SOCIOLOGY OF SPACE

Sociologia SOCIOLOGY OF SPACE

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DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI POLITICI E SOCIALI
EQF6
SOCIOLOGY
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
640LESSONS
ExamDate
SOCIOLOGIA DELLO SPAZIO21/02/2023 - 10:00
SOCIOLOGIA DELLO SPAZIO21/02/2023 - 10:00
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO GIVE INFORMATION AND KNWOWLEDGE USEFUL TO THE ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPATIALITY AND SOCIAL INTERACTIONS IN A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE. STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE SHARED KNWOWLEDGE SHARED TO ANALYSE POLICIES AND POLITICS OF SPACE, HUMAN MOBILITY, AND ENVIRONMENT, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO SOME CRITICAL THEORIES ON URBAN, SOCIO-ECOLOGIAL AND MIGRATION TRANSFORMATION.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED THROUGH TEACHING WILL BE RELATED TO THE TRANSFORMATIONS THAT HAVE CHARACTERIZED HUMAN MOBILITY, SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL PROCESSES AND URBAN LIFE IN THE CONTEMPORARY HISTORICAL PERIOD. THE KNOWLEDGE WILL REFER TO THE GLOBAL SCALE, EVEN IF SOME IN-DEPTH STUDIES WILL CONCERN THE ITALIAN AND SOUTHERN EUROPEAN CONTEXT. IN ORDER TO REACH THESE OBJECTIVES, THE PARTICIPATION OF THE STUDENTS TO THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES WILL BE PROMISED, WITH PROPOSALS OF EXERCISE ACTIVITIES TO BE CARRIED OUT DURING THE COURSE.


ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED DURING THE COURSE SHOULD ENABLE STUDENTS TO:
- ELABORATE ANALYSES ON URBAN AND SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD;
- CRITIQUE ESTABLISHED VIEWS ON THE PROCESSES OF HUMAN MOBILITY AND SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL RELATIONS;
- USE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF SOCIAL RESEARCH CONSISTENT WITH THE CRITICAL STUDY OF SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-SPATIAL RELATIONS.
Prerequisites
NONE
Contents
THE COURSE WILL BE DEVELOPED THROUGH THREE PARTS.

THE FIRST PART WILL BE FOCUSED ON HUMAN MOBILITY AND MIGRATION PROCESSES. THEY WILL BE STUDIED MOVING FROM ABDELMALEK SAYAD'S SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (12 HOURS LESSONS)

THE SECOND PART WILL SHOW HOW FRONTIERS HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY CENTRAL FOR MAKING AND REPRODUCING CAPITALIST SOCIAL AND SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL RELATIONS. THIS PART WILL BE DEVELOPED ESPECIALLY FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF WORLD-ECOLOGY APPROACH ESPECIALLY DEVELOPED BY JASON W. MOORE (12 HOURS LESSONS)

THE THIRD PART WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE RIGHT TO THE CITY, OBSERVED BOTH FROM ITS STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS, WITH REFERENCE TO THE ELABORATIONS OF DAVID HARVEY AND SASKIA SASSEN (16 HOURS OF LESSON)

ALL PARTS WILL BE DEVELOPED WITH THE AID OF ARTICLES, STATISTICAL AND ETHNOGRAPHICAL DATA DEDICATED TO THE OBSERVED PHENOMENES AND WITH PROPOSALS FOR SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES.
Teaching Methods
FRONT-LESSONS WITH THE HELP OF SLIDES AND VIDEO;

SOME SEMINARS TO DEEPEN SOME TOPICS;

PARTICIPATION OF STUDENTS DURING THE LESSONS, ALSO WRITING INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP PAPERS.

CASE STUDIES
Verification of learning
THE TEST WILL BE ARTICULATED IN TWO PARTS:

- WRITING A SHORT ARTICLE ON A THEME CONCERNED DURING THE COURSE (DIMENSIONS: BETWEEN 15 AND 20 THOUSAND CHARACTERS). THE SUBJECT OF THE SHORT ARTICLE WILL BE AGREED IN ADVANCE WITH THE TEACHER BY E-MAIL. THE FINAL TEXT MUST BE DELIVERED BY EMAIL NO LATER THAN THREE DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE ORAL TEST. IN THIS PART WILL BE TESTED:
- THE ABILITY TO BUILD AN ARGUMENT IN THE FORM OF AN ESSAY;
- THE ABILITY TO USE DATA AND ANALYTICAL CATEGORIES IN A SYSTEMATIC WAY.

- AN ORAL TEST, THAT WILL CONSIST OF AN ORAL EXAM THAT PROVIDES FOR THE PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION OF THE WRITTEN PAPER AND AT LEAST TWO QUESTIONS WHOSE TOPICS ARE CHOSEN FROM THOSE LISTED IN THE PROGRAM AND ARE INTENDED TO FILL ANY GAPS MANIFESTED IN THE WRITTEN TEST. THIS PART WILL BE TESTED:
- KNOWLEDGE LEARNED IN THE COURSE;
- THE ABILITY TO LINK DIFFERENT ANALYTICAL CATEGORIES

THE TWO TESTS HAVE THE SAME IRELEVANCE FOR THE FINAL EVALUATION.
Texts
* GENNARO AVALLONE, LIBERARE LE MIGRAZIONI, LO SGUARDO ERETICO DI ABDELMALEK SAYAD, OMBRE CORTE, VERONA, 2018 (PARTIALLY AVAILABLE IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH)

* JASON W. MOORE, ECOLOGIA-MONDO E CRISI DEL CAPITALISMO. LA FINE DELLA NATURA A BUON MERCATO, A CURA DI GENNARO AVALLONE, OMBRE CORTE, VERONA, 2015 (AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PARTIALLY IN SPANISH)

* SASKIA SASSEN, ESPULSIONI. BRUTALITÀ E COMPLESSITÀ NELL'ECONOMIA GLOBALE, IL MULINO, BOLOGNA, 2018 (AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH)

DAVID HARVEY, IL CAPITALISMO CONTRO IL DIRITTO ALLA CITTA, OMBRE CORTE, VERONA, 2021 (AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH)
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