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Urban Sociology

Schedule

Monday, 20 April 2020 to Monday, 25 May 2020
Total hours: 20
Hours of lectures: 20

Examination procedure

  • Report or seminar

Prerequisites

Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Transnational Governance"

Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Political Science and Sociology"

Optional for the 4th and 5th year students of the MA Programme in "Political and Social Sciences"

Syllabus

The course is devoted to urban, environmental and territorial sociology, with a focus on social movements, forms of collective action and mobilizations linked to this dimension.
First, the seminar will analyze, from a historical and sociological point of view, the main themes of urban sociology (which is a foundational dimension of sociology), and the main issues currently concerning it. Second, the historical and theoretical relationship between territory and politics will be analyzed. Third, the seminar will deal with: a) the forms of collective action that currently interest the urban dimension (cooperation and mutualism networks, housing movements, neighborhood committees); b) territorial and enviromental movements that oppose Great Works and processes of transformation of their territory they consider harmful, and c) the main values, cultural discourses and collective identities developed by both these types of social movement.