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DEVIANCE AND DIGITAL CONTROL

CODE 83834
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 2nd year of 9913 DIGITAL HUMANITIES - COMUNICAZIONE E NUOVI MEDIA (LM-92) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The lectures aims to provide an overview of the main theories of deviance and social control with regard to the digital revolution. In particular, with the support of case studies, it will focus on the mechanisms of definition and government of the “abnormal” introduced by the new social media.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The main objective of the lectures is to offer knowledge and interpretative tools for understanding social changes, introduced by the new social media, in both: the way of defining deviance and the control and marginalization devices of individuals.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    In particular, the lectures aims to:

    - reconstruct the main models of sociological interpretation of deviance and social control;

    - investigate marginalization/exclusion digital devices of individuals.

    At the end of the course, the students will acquire adequate knowledge and interpretative tools to critically analyze deviant and digital control phenomena and to develop empirical research in this field.

    TEACHING METHODS

    - Frontal and remote synchronous lessons;

    - Exercises/small groups activities;

    - Classroom discussions on the topics dealt with, starting from the analysis of case studies.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    0. Introduction:

    a) theories of deviance and of social control

    b) new social media, digital economy and digital control

    1. Positivist criminology and new-positivism

    2. Functionalist perspectives and its development particularly in relation to juvenile delinquency

    3. Criticism of functionalism

    4. Labeling approach

    5. Panopticon and digital control devices

    6. Dataveillance and digital vulnerability

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Textbooks and recommended reading materials for students attending:

    1. Notes made in the class.

    2. The reading materials indicated during the course.

    3. B.G. Bello, L. Scudieri (a cura di), L'odio online: forme, prevenzione e contrasto, G. Giappichelli, Torino, 2022.

    Textbooks and recommended reading materials for not attending students:

    1. F. Prina, Devianza e criminalità. Concetti, metodi di ricerca, cause, politiche, Carocci editore, Roma, 2019 or other text agreed with the teacher.

    2. Z. Bauman, D. Lyon, Liquid Surveillance: A Conversation, 2013.

    3. B.G. Bello, L. Scudieri (a cura di), L'odio online: forme, prevenzione e contrasto, G. Giappichelli, Torino, 2022.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    October, 2022

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination will be in oral form.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exercises, the small group activities, the classroom thematic discussions and finally the oral interview will aim at evaluating the learning and the reworking of the contents from the candidates, as well as their critical reasoning skills and their public speaking ability.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teacher of this course and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisa…).