Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Language of instruction
Sem. 1A dal Sep 24, 2018 al Nov 10, 2018.
In the current context characterized by significant complexity, the course aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the sociological concepts of primary socialization, identity, difference and the theories, techniques, processes and languages related to them.
At the end of the course, the expected learning outcomes are related to the following areas:
A) KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1. about the sociological aspects characterizing the concepts of socialization, primary socialization and identity;
2. about the main theoretical approaches to the study of primary socialization as a process to promote the construction of social identity, in relation to a socio-cultural context;
3. of socializing agencies that characterize the current context, with particular reference to the family and childcare services, paying attention to the related socialization techniques;
4. about the relationship between identity and difference, also through the concept of social "inferiorization" and stigma, starting from Erving Goffman's thought
1. in applying the knowledge learned from the literature in order to identify and describe the processes that lead to the construction of social identity and difference and recognize its values;
2. in recognizing, with different points of view, processes and stigmatizing languages, in order to promote positive and virtuous relationships;
3. in identifying and analyzing the various socialization agencies with particular regard to the family as the first area of socialization, in relation to its most recent changes, in relation to other agencies and the general context;
4. in using the concepts learned and the relative dimensions and characteristics, as a sort of "toolbox" to face professionals, today's complexity characterizing the socialization process.
To achieve these objectives, the course will deal with the following topics:
• A changing context: "liquid" modernity and complexity
• The socio-cultural system and the learning of roles
• Primary socialization and socialization: from the contribution of the classics to the current perspectives of study
• Socialization, identity and difference
• The family as a primary socialization agency
• Socialization and "extrafamily" agencies: childcare services, peer group, media
• How to socialize: relationship and communication
• Stigmatization and social inferiorization
• Types of stigma
• Stigma and social relations
The topics present in the program will be introduced during the lessons and can be found in the following reference texts:
- Landuzzi M. G., La socializzazione primaria e le sue caratteristiche, Ed. Libreria Cortina, Verona, 2016
- Goffman E., Stigma. L'identità negata, Ombre Corte, Verona, 2003
The didactic modalities adopted in the classroom foresee the use of:
- lectures, dedicated to the transmission of the basics and the key-categories, useful for the implementation of theoretical knowledge;
- interactive lessons, characterized by the analysis of films and illustrative material, from the common discussion, group work, exercises and where possible, from the relationship with privileged witnesses. These lessons aimed at improving learning skills, applied comprehension, team work , relationship and communication.
Throughout the academic year, the teacher is available for individual reception by appointment.
The monthly calendar of receptions is published on the web under "notices".
The program is valid for everyone (attending and not attending), until the last appeal of February 2020.
Erasmus students are requested to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course.
|Landuzzi Maria Gabriella
||La socializzazione primaria e le sue caratteristiche
||Edizioni Universitarie Cortina
The assessment of the learning outcomes is the same for everyone (attending or not) and includes a written test and an oral test; the final evaluation is expressed in 30/30.
- The written test consists of a multiple choice test. It is aimed at ascertaining the ability to learn and the degree of knowledge of the topics in the program. The correction of the test takes place at the end of the test itself. Only those who have gained a score of not less than 18/30 will be admitted to the oral exam.
- The oral exam consists of an in-depth discussion of parts of the program and is evaluated with a score from 0 to 6, which is added to that obtained in the written test. This test wants to verify:
- communication skills and language ownership
- the ability to connect knowledge in a systemic way
- analytical skills and comparison between different points of view.