Sociology of Symbolic Systems (2009/2010)

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Course code
4S00817
Name of lecturer
Paola Di Nicola
Coordinator
Paola Di Nicola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1B dal Nov 16, 2009 al Jan 17, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1B
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to analyze how different kinds of multiculturalism recognize the collective rights of the minority groups, that live toghether in the same cultural space. The hard balance between equality and diversity in the global society, between and within the social groups is the more important challenge to multicultural citizenship.

Syllabus

After a presentation of the general theories that focus the relationship between culture and society (culture and social system; culture and social interaction), it will be highlighted the social, economic, political and cultural processes that have modified radically the rational function of the symbolic universe related to the individual experience on the multicultural societies, which have generated the debate about the politics of recognition. The subjects discussed during the course will be the following: relationship between culture and society; identity and community; equality and diversit;, multiculturalism and politics of recognition.


Testi per l’esame (frequentanti):
F. Crespi, Manuale di sociologia della cultura, Capitoli: Introduzione; 1. Concetti generali; 2. Teorie generali del rapporto tra cultura e società; 3. I diversi ambiti di produzione della cultura; Laterza, Bari-Roma, 2003
S. Benhabib, La rivendicazione dell’identità culturale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2005
V. Cesareo, Società multietniche e multiculturalismi, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2000
J. Habermas, C. Taylor, Multiculturalismo. Lotte per il riconoscimento, Feltrinelli, Milano, 2007

Programma per non frequentanti

Gli studenti non frequentanti aggiungono al programma uno dei seguenti testi:
A. Honneth, Lotte per il riconoscimento, Il Saggiatore, Milano, 2002
A.B. Seligman, La scommessa della modernità. L’autorità, il Sé e la trascendenza, Meltemi, Roma, 2002

Assessment methods and criteria

Esame orale.