Sociology of knowledge and language (2010/2011)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Debora Viviani
Debora Viviani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 1B dal Nov 15, 2010 al Jan 16, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1B
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A from Dec 6, 2010  to Dec 6, 2010
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A from Dec 20, 2010  to Dec 20, 2010
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Lorenzi from Dec 21, 2010  to Dec 21, 2010
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A from Nov 19, 2010  to Dec 21, 2010
Friday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B from Nov 19, 2010  to Dec 21, 2010

Learning outcomes

The course aims to deepen the subject position in relation to social symbolic universes, which play a role in conservation of the cultural model, and interactions with the involved.


The process by which man becomes more and takes shape in relation to the environment. The first part of the course will analyze the relationship of the subject with the cultural and social order, a view that considers the individual players in the process of construction of reality itself. In the second part, in particular the course will develop two areas of analysis in the generalized system of interactions: the symbolic universe, the setting for the conservation and transmission of culture, and the extent of social interaction: language and symbolism are essential components of reality and perception.
Testi di riferimento:
Berger P. e Luckmann T., (2006), La realtà come costruzione sociale, il Mulino, Bologna
Viviani D. (2008), Simulacro. Una ipotesi di lettura della postmodernità, Quiedit, Verona
Migliorati L. (2010), L’esperienza del ricordo, FrancoAngeli, Milano
Goffman E. (2009), L’interazione strategica, il Mulino, Bologna

Assessment methods and criteria

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