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Cultural Approaches to Collective Action

Periodo di svolgimento

da Mercoledì, 7 Aprile 2021 a Venerdì, 28 Maggio 2021
Ore del corso: 20
Ore dei docenti responsabili: 20

Modalità d'esame

  • Relazione o seminario

Prerequisiti

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

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

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

Programma

Collective action, like any other social process, takes place in a culturally structured environment. Actors’ perceptions and behaviours are partially shaped by memories of the past, socially shared understandings of reality, habitus, expectations, linguistic and cognitive mechanisms, and so on. Drawing on the literature on social movements (and in particular on the role of culture, symbols, narratives, stories, collective identites), on the sociology of culture and on cultural studies, the course will analyse these issues, addressing the different cultural approaches to the study of collective action and providing both readings that draw on this multidisciplinary tradition and examples rooted in contemporary collective action.

Obiettivi formativi

Collective action, like any other social process, takes place in a culturally structured environment. Actors’ perceptions and behaviours are partially shaped by memories of the past, socially shared understandings of reality, habitus, expectations, linguistic and cognitive mechanisms, and so on. Drawing on the literature on social movements (and in particular on the role of culture, symbols, narratives, stories, collective identites), on the sociology of culture and on cultural studies, the course will analyse these issues, addressing the different cultural approaches to the study of collective action and providing both readings that draw on this multidisciplinary tradition and examples rooted in contemporary collective action.