To offer an understanding of the main fundamental concepts of sociology, with special reference to the sociology of culture.
Expected learning outcomes
Master the basic concepts of sociology, acquire the main analytical frameworks for socio-cultural analysis and obtain relevant insights as to their deployment for socio-cultural analysis as related to key empirical phenomena in contemporary society.
Lesson period: First semester
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In the first unit we will focus on the processes of classification that are built around the three pillars of cultural practices, meaning space , time and the body, examining cultural differentiation.
Teaching Unit 2
In the second unit we will address the issue of production and consumption of cultural objects, with cases drawn from material culture around us , putting them in relation with the construction of individual and collective identity.