Marginality and territory (2008/2009)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Sergio Cecchi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. I A dal Oct 1, 2008 al Nov 16, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Sem. I A
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.2  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to promote a reflection on the concept of deviance, its various meanings. Moreover, the course will try to explain the role of social politics and social istitutions. In particular, it will analyse the relationship between some social processes and the increase of people in jail.


Initially, the course will analyse the main sociological theories systems about deviance. Then, it will learn about some important forms of deviance, like use of drugs, prostitution, murder, economic crime and organised crime. Finally, we will try expand our remark towards the relationship exitsting between marginality, deviance and the ability of the social contest to produce social inclusion.

(Per i frequentanti)
- Barbagli M., Colombo A., Savona E., Sociologia della devianza, il Mulino, Bologna, 2003;
- Cecchi S., Modernità ed inclusione sociale, CEDAM, Padova, 2007.
- Re L., Carcere e globalizzazione. Il boom penitenziario negli Stati Uniti e in Europa, Laterza, Bari, 2006.

(per i non frequentanti)

oltre ai 3 testi sopra indicati
- Williams F. P., McShane M., Devianza e criminalità, il Mulino, Bologna, 1999, capp. IV-V-VI-VII-VII-XII.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral Examination.