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SOCIOLOGY OF THE TOURISM

CODE 83695
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 9912 SCIENZE DEL TURISMO: IMPRESA, CULTURA E TERRITORIO(L-15) - IMPERIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • IMPERIA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course will provide basic knowledge in sociology and social research methodology in order to enable students to analyze specific aspects of turism supply and demand and to develop social research necessary to build or to monitor and evaluate projects in touristic domain.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The Teaching of Tourism Sociology aims to provide a basic knowledge of sociological knowledge concepts and methods, and in particular to develop two insights. The first concerns tourism sociology, with particular regard to the social aspects of supply and demand and the interactions that are generated in different territories. The second concerns the social research methodology, both necessary for proper use of existing research and databases and for setting up specific field research activities autonomously.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The teaching of sociology of tourism aims to provide a basic knowledge on the concepts and methods founding the sociological knowledge (particularly in the touristic domain) and to develop in particular two insights. The first concerns the methodology of social research, necessary both for an adequate use of the research and the existing databases on the subject, and to set up autonomously specific field research activities, had particular regard to the use of the Web. The second concerns the ability to devise and develop a social research project, starting with a problem that you intend to solve or an opportunity that you intend to seize.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lessons, group activities

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Introduction to Sociology

    Main approaches and topics of sociology

    Sociology of tourism

    Tourism and identity

    Methodology of social research

    Design and conduction a social research

    The main approaches and tools. Insights on the questionnaire, interview, group techniques

    Big data and tourism

    Main approaches and topics of sociology

    The sociology of tourism

    The methodology of social research

    How do I set a social research

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Compulsory handbook:

    Savelli A. (2012) Sociologia del Turismo, HOEPLI, Milano - only chapters 3; 4; 5; 7; 8; 9; 10; 13; 17​

    in addition to a monograph freely selected between:

    Stagi L. e Benasso S. (2021) Aggiungi un selfie a tavola. Il cibo nell'era dei food porn media, EGEA, Milano

    Salerno G.M. (2020) Per una critica dell’economia turistica. Venezia tra museificazione e mercificazione, Quodlibet, Macerata

    D'Eramo M. (2017) Il selfie del mondo. Indagine sull'età del turismo, Feltrinelli, Milano

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    SEBASTIANO BENASSO (President)

    MAURO PALUMBO

    VALERIA SILVIA PANDOLFINI

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    II semester

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral examination.

    Attending students can submit a research project agreed upon with the professor. The evaluation of the project will integrate the final grade with a 0 to 5 five score.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Oral questions on the course syllabus. For those who will carry out the project work, it will be assessed on teamwork, followed by oral presentation by each group member and completed with some oral choice questions on topics covered by the texts. For attending students that will carry out the project work program reductions are forecast

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    10/01/2023 14:00 IMPERIA Orale
    24/01/2023 14:00 IMPERIA Orale
    06/02/2023 14:00 IMPERIA Orale
    23/05/2023 14:00 IMPERIA Orale
    07/06/2023 14:00 IMPERIA Orale
    20/07/2023 14:00 IMPERIA Orale
    05/09/2023 14:00 IMPERIA Orale