The subject examines major orientations, concepts and themes. In particular, the course focuses on the current shift from classical sociology to contemporary sociological approaches and studies.
Main issues will be structured in three sections: sociological concepts and themes; culture and social dynamics; deviance and collective action.
Basic topics : - Concempts , method and research in sociological approaches; concepts and social dynamics: culture, structure, stratification, integration, socialization, interaction, groups and organizations, deviance and social control, social and ethnic inequality, family, education, economy, religion, collective behavior and social movements.
Peculiar topics : - Authors and themes of the first Italian Sociology; A research-case report
N. J. Smelser, Manuale di sociologia (V ed.), il Mulino, Bologna 2011, (pp. 15-28; 31-147; 173-208; 239-303; 343-368);
A. Gamuzza, La costruzione dello spazio sociale. Il caso di Piazza Armerina, Pellegrini, Cosenza 2012, (pp. 7-103).
L. Sturzo, Sulle questioni sociali, Bonanno, Acireale-Roma 2011, (pp. 7-95);