Family Sociology (2008/2009)

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Course code
4S00712
Name of lecturer
Paola Di Nicola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. I B dal Nov 17, 2008 al Jan 18, 2009.

Lesson timetable

Sem. I B
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Friday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  

Learning outcomes

The course places the objective of giving reading instruments in order to comprise the recent social dynamic that have invested the familiar relations. Although the family acts in the sphere of the private relations, it is one complex social construct that regulated the relationships between the gender and the generations, carrying out functions of social mediation and integration. In the contemporary society these functions are particularly important, characterized from crescent processes of fragmentation and social differentiation.

Syllabus

After a presentation of the most important cognitive approaches, an analysis of economic, social, cultural and political factors will be developed to focus the dynamics of the social change. In particular, one will put attention to the processes of individualization and the movements between the private/public sphere, and their influence on the relations and the inter-generational ties, creating new familiar configurations. A particular attention will be dedicated to the new social needs and the new forms of families.

Texts for the examination(studenti frequentanti):
P. Donati, P. Di Nicola, Lineamenti di sociologia della famiglia, Carocci, Roma, 2002: Capitoli: 1. La famiglia nelle diverse formazioni storico-culturali; 3. L’analisi della famiglia: i principali approcci; 9. Gli spostamenti di confine fra pubblico e privato.
P. Di Nicola, Famiglia: sostantivo plurale. Amarsi, crescere e vivere nelle famiglie del terzo millennio, Angeli, Milano, 2008.
P. Di Nicola (a cura di), Prendersi cura delle famiglie, Carocci, Roma 2002.
M. Simoni, G. Zucca (a cura di), Famiglie migranti, Angeli, Milano, 2007.


Testi per non frequentanti: i non frequentanti, ai fini dell’esame, aggiungono al programma uno dei seguenti libri a scelta:
P. Di Nicola, M. G. Landuzzi (a cura di), Crisi della natalità e nuovi modelli riproduttivi. Chi raccoglie la sfida della crescita zero?, Angeli, Milano, 2005.
M. Ambrosini, S. Molina (a cura di), Seconde generazioni, Ed. Fondazione Agnelli, Torino, 2004.
R.Volpi, La fine della famiglia, Mondadori, Milano, 2007.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral Exam.