90543 - SOCIOLOGIA DELLE MIGRAZIONI

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

No poverty Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to: - have a general overview of international migrations, their main interpretative models, and some related issues; – manage the main concepts for the study of migrations, without limiting to the classic economy and the demography ones, but paying attention also to some most recent approaches.

Course contents

The course aims to provide the main conceptual and analytical tools for a sociological analysis of migrations, presenting the most accredited interpretation models, the most recent trends and the social impact of this phenomenon in the Mediterranean area.

The first part of this course will consider the figure of the stranger and the interaction models with society as it emerges from the classical sociological debate (Simmel, Park, Thomas, Halbwaachs).

The second part will introduce the contemporary debate on international migrations and the interpretation models of this phenomenon from different disciplines.

The third part will present some categories of territorial sociology to focus on migrations. We will pay a special attention to:

1. Theoretical contributions from the Chicago School of sociology in the 1920s;

2. Considering migrations as a "total social fact", according to the Algerian sociologist A. Sayad;

3. Interethnic and cohabitation relations in urban settings.

We suggest to attend also the course LABORATORIO DI ORGANIZZAZIONE E PROGRAMMAZIONE DEI SERVIZI, during which experts and workers in the socio-sanitary sector will present their professional experience, in order to enlarge the debate with students about the main issues of the course of sociology of migrations

Readings/Bibliography

1. M. Ambrosini, Sociologia delle migrazioni, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011

2. Sayad A., La doppia assenza, Cortina, 2002 (solo pp. 43-297)

3.1 Curriculum Sociologia

A. Agustoni, A. Alietti (a cura di), Territori e pratiche di convivenza interetnica, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2015

3.2 Curriculum Servizio sociale

E. Barberis, P. Boccagni, Il lavoro sociale con le persone immigrate, Maggioli Editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna, 2017

3. One of the following books:

Alietti A., Società urbane e convivenza interetnica, Angeli, Milano, 2009

Ambrosini M., Un'altra globalizzazione, Il Mulino, 2008

Ambrosini M., Intraprendere tra due mondi, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2009

Castel R., La discriminazione negativa, Quodlibet, Macerata, 2008

Camozzi I., Lo spazio del riconoscimento. Forme di associazionismo migratorio a Milano, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2008

Cingolani P., Romeni d'Italia, Il Mulino, 2009

Colombo E., Semi G. (a cura di), Multiculturalismo quotidiano. Le pratiche della differenza, Angeli, Milano, 2007

Decimo F., Quando emigrano le donne, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2005

Ehrenreich B., Russel Hochschild A., Donne globali. Tate, colf e badanti, Feltrinelli, 2004.

Perrotta D., Vite in cantiere. Migrazione e lavoro dei rumeni in Italia, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011

Queirolo Palmas L. (a cura di), Dentro le gang. Giovani, migranti e nuovi spazi pubblici, Ombre Corte, Verona, 2009

Riccio B. (a cura di), Migrazioni trasnazionali dall'Africa, UTET, Torino, 2008

Ricucci R., Italiani a metà. Giovani stranieri crescono, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2010

Sbraccia A., Migranti tra mobilità e carcere, Angeli, Milano, 2008

Vianello F.A., Migrando sole, Angeli, Milano, 2009

Vietti F., Il paese delle badanti, Meltemi, Roma, 2010

Further material and references will be available during the course.

Teaching methods

We suggest to attend also the course LABORATORIO DI ORGANIZZAZIONE E PROGRAMMAZIONE DEI SERVIZI, during which experts and workers in the socio-sanitary sector will present their professional experience, in order to enlarge the debate with students about the main issues of the course of sociology of migrations.

Assessment methods

Exams are pursued to check the achievement of the following learning objectives:
1. Being able to recognize the essential features of this discipline.
2. Knowing the sociological debate about migrations.
3. Knowing how to identify and analyze the main characteristics of contemporary migrations.
4. Knowing how to use the most important concepts of this discipline.
The final grade will be based on an oral exam about topics related to the main objectives of the course. We will assess positively students who are able to move within the bibliography indicated in the syllabus, who have an organic vision of the issues, and a proficient skill in oral expression.
It is also possible to present a paper (no less than 2,000 words) on a book agreed with the teacher.

Teaching tools

Lectures and seminars.

Office hours

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