|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SPS/12|
The course explores a variety of different themes within sociology of deviance and aims to encourage students to move beyond a mere theoretical approach to deviance and control in order to comprehend the practices of social policy and the administration of deviance.
AIMS AND CONTENT
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The course has as its main objectives:
- to reconstruct the discourses and practices used in the production and government of the abnormal;
- to highlight how the boundary between control and care practices is becoming increasingly permeable
In particular, students will be able to
- acquire a basic vocabulary on discourses on deviance and social marginality;
- understand the operational practices of control and care agencies;
- interpret the acquired knowledge critically;
- present their knowledge orally and in writing.
Students must have passed the General Sociology exam.
Combination of traditional lectures (approx.20 hours), tutorials and classroom discussions on case studies (approx. 16 hours).
The first part of the course will analyse the main theories on deviance and social control and develop a critical evaluation of academic ideas as translated into the real-world environment.
The second part of the course will concentrate on structure and working practices on deviance and control, focussing specifically on the migrant and homeless people cases.
Students will be encouraged to work together on group projects and to develop skills in critical reading and analysis on deviance and social control practices through classroom discussions of case studies.
Syllabus on Aulaweb at the start of the course.
No attending students:
- T. Pitch, Devianza e questione criminale. Temi, problemi e prospettive, Carocci editore, Roma, 2022.
- W. Baroni, G. Petti, Cultura della vulnerabilità, Pearson, Milano, 2014 (Introduzione e capitolo 1).
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
Ricevimento: From the 3ed of October, the course leader sees students in personal meetings on Thuesday from 4 p.m. For any meeting beforehand, please contact the lecturer by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
GABRIELLA PETTI (President)
2nd October 2023
The exam will be consist of a brief essay (of approx. 3000 word) on a topic of student’s choosing, to be discussed with course tutor in advance.
The course assessment will be made up of tutorials and classroom discussions of assignments presented by working groups of students