03857 - General Sociology

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Course contents

The course aims at promoting personal ability in reading original sociological texts. Basic concepts of sociological theory will be presented through direct reading of research and theoretical texts of classic and contemporary authors. Specific attention will be devoted to the problems of the socialization in early childhood, the gender studies and the theoretical perspectives opened by psychoanalysis.


Required Reading list

Massimo Recalcati, Le mani della madre, Feltrinelli, 2015.

Sigmund Freud, Il piccolo Hans, in Casi clinici, (si consiglia l'edizione Bollati Boringhieri o la versione Kindle)

Sigmund Freud, Il disagio della civiltà (si consiglia l'edizione Bollati Boringhieri o la versione Kindle)

Corpi e soggetti, a cura di Chiara Cretella, Alessandro Russo, CLUEB, Bologna, 2009 (solo i saggi relativi alle conferenze video indicate nell'e-learning).

Silvia Vegetti Finzi, L’ospite più atteso, Einaudi, Torino, 2017.


Jacques Lacan, I complessi familiari nella vita dell'individuo, Einaudi (solo la prima parte).

Alessandro Russo, La sociologia di Freud, Franco Angeli.



I non frequentanti leggeranno gli stessi testi in programma dei frequentanti e seguiranno le lezioni in e-learning. Inoltre leggeranno come obbligatorio di Alessandro Russo, La sociologia di Freud.


Teaching methods

The course includes lectures, conferences by invited specialists and videos related to the topics.

Three lessons will be conducted in e-learning:


A detailed syllabus will be made available at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of a written test lasting two hours. The student will develop three answers to key topics examined in class and in the textbooks. The student will demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the volumes contained in the program and a capacity for critical reflection.

Teaching tools

e-learning website


Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Alessandro Russo