94086 - SOCIOLOGIA DELLA DEVIANZA E DEL MUTAMENTO

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Course contents

The course aims to offer an overview on the main theories and research in the field of deviance and criminal phenomena; on literature and empirical studies concerning total institutions, the social construction of deviance and stigma. Students are expected to acquire general skills on actors and determinants of social change in the contemporary societies; to understand the links between different dimensions of change and to recognize the dynamics of exclusion and discrimination behind them; to competently identify phenomena of deviance and social change; to collect and analyze data and evaluate intervention programs in these fields.

Readings/Bibliography

Sociology of deviance:

1. Prina, F., Devianza e criminalità. Concetti, metodi di ricerca, cause, politiche, Carocci, 2019.

2. Power point presentations, papers, articles available, since December 2021, on the website https://virtuale.unibo.it/ (mandatory for attending and non attending students)

 

Sociology of social change

1. One of the following books (or other in English, to be agreed with the teacher):

- Servigne, Chapelle e Stevens, Un’altra fine del mondo è possibile. Vivere il collasso (e non solo sopravvivere), 2020.

- Chakrabarty, La sfida del cambiamento. Globalizzazione e antropocene, 2021.

- Safran, Possiamo salvare il mondo prima di cena, 2019.

- Wallace-Wells, La terra inabitabile. Una storia del futuro, 2020.

- O' Connell, Appunti da un’apocalisse, 2021.

 

2. Power point presentations, papers, articles available, since December 2021, on the website https://virtuale.unibo.it/ (mandatory for attending and non attending students)



Teaching methods

Face-to-face (online) lessons based of presentations of slides and multimedial texts

Assessment methods

Written examination (1 hour; test with both closed and open ended questions)

Teaching tools

Slides in Power Point; texts; audiovisual documents

Office hours

See the website of Dario Tuorto