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CODE 83952
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/08
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course introduces to a sociological approach to family as a social group, with particular attention to the change's processes  that in recent decades have involved families in Western societies

 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

An in-deep knowledge on family transformation in current society

 

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to develop in students the ability to analyze familiar forms and their changes in the light of the different theoretical approaches presented and to use a critical view that overcomes prejudiced and stereotyped visions.

At the end of the course the students will be able to:

use the specific sociological terminology of the discipline

understanding, explaining and knowing how to refer the theoretical concepts (authors, theoretical approaches, historical and social contexts of reference ...)

analyze the different family contexts in the light of changes over the centuries and read them with critical awareness through the comparison between the theoretical aspects and the research and / or professional experiences presented in class and through the study texts

PREREQUISITES

not specific prerequisites are required

TEACHING METHODS

The course will take place with different teaching methods: lectures, classroom discussions, presentation of texts by students. External experts will be invited to explore some specific elements.

The course will use the films and images produced by the Laboratory for Visual Sociology in order to address the topics of the syllabus. 

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will analyze in particular the relationship between the family and contemporary society, analyzing the significant changes of the last decades and the development of the concept of parenting. Some fundamental concepts will be analyzed such as: family and kinship; life cycle; family care; migrant and transnational families; families and welfare state


 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For students attending classes: 

Saraceno C., Naldini M., 2013, Sociologia della Famiglia, Il Mulino, Bologna

At choice, one of the following texts :

Zanatta AL., Nuove madri e nuovi padri, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011

Magaraggia S., Essere giovani e diventare genitori, Carocci, Roma, 2015

Lagomarsino F., Erminio D., ( a cura di), Più vicini che lontani. Giovani stranieri a Genova tra percorsi di cittadinanza e questioni identitarie, Genova University Press, open access form the websiite

Polini B., Maggioni G., La genitorialità adeguata. Competenza ed efficacia nelle relazioni familiari, Franco Angeli, Milano 2016

For students not attending classes:

non-attending students should contact the lecturer to make arrangements for a supplementary program


 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FRANCESCA LAGOMARSINO (President)

VALERIA SILVIA PANDOLFINI

LUCA GIUSEPPE QUEIROLO PALMAS (President Substitute)

CHIARA LANINI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START


II semester, Lessons will take place in the presence and according to the provisions provided by the university on the teams platform

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

oral interview

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Attending students, will do a written paper on a topic of their choice from the  course program and after to preset this paper at the oral examination

non-attending students should contact the lecturer to make arrangements for a supplementary program

non-attending students will take the oral examination

The capacity for critical analysis of the phenomena and the knowledge of the sociological theories analyzed as well as the specific terminology of the discipline will be evaluated.

The knowledge of the texts and the ability to critically discuss the transformations of the family in contemporary society will be evaluated in the light of the main researches and theories

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale Gli appelli si svolgono al Disfor insieme a quelli di Sociologia dell'Educazione
31/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale Gli appelli si svolgono al Disfor insieme a quelli di Sociologia dell'Educazione
10/05/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale Gli appelli si svolgono al Disfor insieme a quelli di Sociologia dell'Educazione
23/05/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale Gli appelli si svolgono al Disfor insieme a quelli di Sociologia dell'Educazione
06/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale Gli appelli si svolgono al Disfor insieme a quelli di Sociologia dell'Educazione
29/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale Gli appelli si svolgono al Disfor insieme a quelli di Sociologia dell'Educazione
15/09/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale Gli appelli si svolgono al Disfor insieme a quelli di Sociologia dell'Educazione