Sociology of Social Innovation (2019/2020)

Course code
4S007410
Credits
9
Coordinator
Sandro Stanzani
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS E INTERVENTO DI RETE 3 SPS/07-GENERAL SOCIOLOGY See the unit page See the unit page
MULTICULTURALISMO E TEORIE DEL RICONOSCIMENTO 3 SPS/08-SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION See the unit page See the unit page
SOCIOLOGIA DEL TERZO SETTORE 3 SPS/08-SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION See the unit page See the unit page

Learning outcomes

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
• advanced theoretical and technical-methodological knowledge, with particular regard to the analysis and under-standing of the social, welfare and health institutions
• multidisciplinary knowledge aimed at critical analysis of specific social problems
• multidisciplinary knowledge aimed at reflecting on the dynamics in which the service is located.

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
- ability to interpret the different situations of hardship and to promote the well-being of the community;
- reading and decision-making skills inherent to the problems of integration between social and health services;
- mastery in the use of data collection and information tools.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES The course aims to provide the conceptual elements necessary to develop an adequate sociological interpretation of emerging social dynamics (such as migratory processes and the emergence of Third sector organizations as actors in the integrated social work system). Students will develop skills of decision making concerning the issues of social inte-gration between different social groups and between social and health services, public and Third sector. The module “Sociology of the Third sector” will offer insights into the role that the Third sector can play in the context of the wel-fare state crisis. The “Multiculturalism and recognition theories” module aims to transmit the knowledge for a critical analysis of migration and of the claim of cultural identities to highlight elements of similarity and differences with re-spect to the struggles for recognition. The “Social network analysis and intervention” module presents concepts and tools for the analysis of social networks in their structural and symbolic dimensions. The conceptual elements intro-duced by the course will allow to realize innovative social intervention projects based on the network intervention, the design of Third sector services.

Syllabus

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MM: SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS E INTERVENTO DI RETE
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------------------------ MM: Lezione ------------------------ In order to achieve the learning outcomes, the unit syllabus will be structured as follows: 1. What is a social network and how it can be identified. 2. The properties of the relationships. 3. The methodology of the network intervention. The program will be analytically presented during the frontal lectures. All the topics in the syllabus can be found in the reference books. ------------------------ MM: Esercitazione ------------------------ In order to achieve the learning outcomes, the unit syllabus will be structured as follows: 1. The properties of the nodes. 2. The properties of the networks. 3. Different ways of observing networks. 4. Some examples of research conducted through the social network analysis. The program will be analytically presented by means of practical activities. All the topics in the syllabus can be found in the reference books.
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MM: MULTICULTURALISMO E TEORIE DEL RICONOSCIMENTO
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------------------------ MM: Lezione ------------------------ In the context of the lectures (12 hours), the fundamental concepts, and related empirical repercussions, will be presented to introduce the new paradigm of the egalitarian difference. In particular, the following themes will be introduced: 1. the role of culture in the formation of individual and group identities: culture as a 'social fact' (holistic perspective) and culture as a social construction (the individualistic perspective); 2. struggles for recognition: redistribution and recognition. Two ways to tackle the problem of social inequality; 3. multiculturalism and multi-ethnicity: the regulation of inter-ethnic and multicultural coexistence; 4. Rights and human self-determination in a global world: citizenship as a social practice. ------------------------ MM: Esercitazione ------------------------ Within the laboratory activities (12 hours) each student, starting from the concepts introduced in the lectures, will have to develop a work aimed at developing the ability to translate the concept, in its complexity, into social indicators. In empirically detectable dimensions. Before the workshop activities, the teacher will make available the work material. In view of the teaching type, frequency module is mandatory.
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MM: SOCIOLOGIA DEL TERZO SETTORE
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The module will address the following topics: • Review of the main theories of Third sector • The relational specificity of Third sector • Third sector and innovation in social policies • The social worker in the third sector • Third sector in Italy: laws, culture and practices Teaching methods: • Lectures on theoretical contents • Presentation of significant experience of Third sector organizations • Group work for the analysis of laws concerning the sector and public social services outsourcing

Assessment methods and criteria

Objectives of the assessment tests:
The assessment tests are aimed at verifying 1) the acquisition of the theoretical contents proposed by the program of the single modules and 2) the ability to decline these contents in the analysis of social policies, social services and social network intervention.

Assessment methods:
The individual modules can provide in-progress assessment tests.
However, a final assessment test, common to all modules, will be held in oral form.

For details on how to use the recommended texts, refer to the web pages of each individual module of the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Remotti F. Contro l'identità Laterza 2001
64° Governo Italiano D. Lgs. n. 117/17 "Codice del Terzo settore" Gazzetta Ufficiale 2017
Vargiu A: Il nodo mancante. Guida pratica all'analisi delle reti per l'operatore sociale FrancoAngeli 2001
Fazzi L. Il servizio sociale nel terzo settore Maggioli Editore 2016 8891615510
Seyla Benhabib La rivendicazione dell'identità culturale Il Mulino 2005
Stanzani Sandro La specificità relazionale del terzo settore (Edizione 2) FrancoAngeli 1999
Remotti F. L'ossessione identitaria Laterza 2017
Honneth A. Lotta per il riconoscimento. Proposte per un'etica del conflitto Il Saggiatore 2002
Jurgen Habermas, Charles Taylor Lotte per il riconoscimento Feltrinelli 2007
Daniela Campana Metodologia dell'intervento di rete nell'ambito dei servizi sociali e sanitari, in «Studi di Sociologia», 42, 4, pp. 479-501. 2004
Nancy Frazer, Axell Honneth Redistribuzione o riconoscimento? Meltemi 2007
Vincenzo Cesareo Società multietniche e multiculturalismi Vita e Pensiero 2004
Stanzani Sandro Voce: Privato sociale / Terzo settore, in P. Terenzi, L. Boccacin, R. Prandini (a cura di) Lessico della sociologia relazionale Il Mulino 2016 9788815263896