Health sociology and lifestyle (2007/2008)

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Course code
4S01029
Name of lecturer
Luca Mori
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/10 - URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. II A dal Feb 18, 2008 al Apr 12, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Sem. II A
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Artigliere  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Friday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  

Learning outcomes

This seminar is aimed at exploring the core conceptual tools to interpret the social representations of health, disease and sickness, and the different life styles coming from them. The lessons are divided into two parts. The first part (30 hours) is organized around 4 main topics:
a)The distinction between individual physical health and the health of societies
b)The social constructions of the normal and the pathological
c)The meanings of the different medical practices and their consequences in terms of collective imaginary
d)The body as a site of conflict between social representations
The second part (10 hours) lessons deal with the concept of “risky behaviours”, in particular psychotropic substance use practices will be discussed.

Syllabus

First part for attending students
- Guizzardi G., Star bene. Benessere, salute, salvezza tra scienza, esperienza e rappresentazioni pubbliche, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004
- Articles suggested during the lessons

First part for non attending students
- C. Cipolla (a cura di), Manuale di sociologia della salute – Teoria, Angeli, Milano, 2005 (SOLO cap. 1, 4, 9, 14 (il cap. solo pagg. 354-394), 15
- Bucchi M. e Neresini F. (a cura di), Sociologia della salute, Carocci, Roma, 2001 (SOLO introduzione e cap. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 19)
- Guizzardi G., Star bene. Benessere, salute, salvezza tra scienza, esperienza e rappresentazioni pubbliche, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004

Second part for both attending and non attending students
- Becker H., Outsiders. Saggi di sociologia della devianza, EGA, 2003
- Mori L., I giovani come stranieri. Cultura giovanile e consumo di sostanze, Angeli, Milano, 2004

Assessment methods and criteria

Interview.