SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE

SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE

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Code
72181
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8750 PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

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

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

  • Have acquired knowledge of structure and working practices on deviance and control
  • Be able to study independently and self-manage learning
  • Have developed a critical evaluation of academic ideas as translated into the real-world environment

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.

 

PREREQUISITES

Students must have passed the General Sociology exam.

 

 

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures (approx.20 hours), tutorials and classroom discussions on case studies (approx. 16 hours). 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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.

Student 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. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attendants:

I°: 

II°:

- W. Baroni, G. Petti, Cultura della vulnerabilità, Pearson, Milano, 2014 (escluso il terzo capitolo).

- L. Scudieri, Dalla Cultural Defense al test culturale: luci e (soprattutto) ombre del dibattito italiano, in «Sociologia del diritto», 2018, pp. 125-154.

For non attendants:

- F. Prina, Devianza e criminalità, Concetti, metodi di ricerca, cause, politiche, Carocci editore, Roma, 2019. 
- W. Baroni, G. Petti, Cultura della vulnerabilità, Pearson, Milano, 2014.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: At the end of each lesson in the classroom or by appointment via e-mail (laura.scudieri@unige.it).

Ricevimento: The course tutor sees students in personal meeting by appointment. Please contact the lecturer by email: gabriella.petti@unige.it

Exam Board

LAURA SCUDIERI (President)

GABRIELLA PETTI (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures (approx.20 hours), tutorials and classroom discussions on case studies (approx. 16 hours). 

LESSONS START

September 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

Attending Students. After the lectures, a written exercise on the topics covered in the course will be carried out, which will also include an independent elaboration of the proposed texts.

 

Assessment methods

The course assessment will be made up of tutorials and classroom discussions of assignments presented by working groups of students