SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

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Code
72182
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8750 PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Modern social geography brings together multiple orientations and research methods focused on the relationships between territorial and social dynamics.

Social geography asks how society interacts with space, how society perceives space and gives it symbolic values, and therefore relates to it by assuming certain behaviors or by making specific choices of territorial organization.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide an overview of the main issues and fundamental problems for the interpretation and analysis of socio-territorial dynamics

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the main theoretical references and foundations of social geography and to illustrate some case studies for a reading of social and economic phenomena in the area. In particular, the course focuses on the relationship between society and space, the latter seen as a social product

PREREQUISITES

Passing the exam of human geography of the 1st year.

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures for a total of 36 hours. The use of multimedia supports is foreseen.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The evolution of social geography studies in Italy and in a more synthetic way in France, in Germany, in the Anglo-Saxon countries will be deepened. The different conceptions of space (absolute space, relative space, space as a social product) and the implications that derive from it that guide the research in the field will be presented. Finally, emblematic case studies will be presented.

The course will address geo-social issues with specific reference to the concepts of space, territory, place, network, social landscape. The issues and problems related to: borders, borders, migratory phenomena, gender will be studied in depth.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Starting from the exam session of January / February 2019 only the following program will be accepted for the exams.

The slides used during the lessons and other teaching materials will be available on aul @ web. The notes taken during the lessons and the material on aul @ web are essential for the preparation of the attendance exam (who will have attended at least 75% of the lessons). The text below is suggested as a text to support and deepen the notes taken during the lessons:

M. Loda, Social Geography, Carocci, Rome, 2008 (Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6).

The following essays that will be uploaded on aul @ web in pdf:

Migrations

  • Dell’Agnese E., Amato F., “Perché studiare le migrazioni e la diaspora attraverso la cultura popolare”, Geotema, N. Monografico “L’esprienza migratoria e la cultura popolare: passaggi”, costruzioni identitarie, alterità, n. 50, 2016, pp. 5-9.
  • Graziano T., Nicosia E., “Migrazioni e cinema: il viaggio invisibile e lo stereotipo della rappresentazione”, Geotema, N. Monografico “L’esperienza migratoria e la cultura popolare: passaggi”, costruzioni identitarie, alterità, n. 50, 2016, pp. 45-50.
  • Marengo M., Alaimo A., “Traiettorie ed esperienze di vita migratoria degli Italiani della Svizzera romanda: tra finzione letteraria e racconto autobiografico”, Geotema, n. 50, 2016, pp. 24- 30.

Gender

  • Marengo M., “Il ruolo del genere nella progettazione e realizzazione di nuovi approcci politici in ambito locale”, Geotema. Luoghi e identità di genere, n. 33, 2007, pp. 127-132.
  • Alaimo A., “«Donne in catena»: lavoratrici dimenticate della produzione delocalizzata”, Geotema N. monografico “Sguardi di genere”, n. 53, 2017, pp. 9-16.
  • Varani N., “Il fenomeno del femminicidio; un’analisi geo-sociale”, Geotema, n. 53, 2017, pp. 112-118.

Local development - participation

  • Banini T., “Identità territoriale: verso una ridefinizione possibile”, Geotema N. monografico “Identità territoriali. Riflessioni in prospettiva interdisciplinare”, n. 37, 2009, pp. 6-14.
  • Zerbi M.C., “Paesaggio e partecipazione”, Geotema N. monografico “Pianificare la con figuratività territoriale: literacy, conflitto, partecipazione”, n. 47, 2015, pp. 90-101.
  • Marengo M., “Sguardi letterari sulle ‘terre di frontiera’: le rappresentazioni delle Alpi sud-occidentali nelle opere di Francesco Biamonti e Jean Giono”, Intemelion, n. 22 (2016), pp. 89-104.
Non-attending students are also required to study the following essays which will be uploaded to aul @ web in pdf:
  • Marengo M., “Il ruolo delle riconversioni agricolo-industriali nei processi di ridefinizione delle identità territoriali locali. Il caso della Valdichiana toscana”, in Persi P. (a cura di), “Territori Emotivi/Geografie emozionali. Genti e luoghi: sensi, sentimenti ed emozioni”, Fano (Pu), Dipt. Psicologia e del Territorio-Univ. degli studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”, 2010, pp.359-364.
  • Marengo M., “Geografia per l’intercultura”, in Giorda C., Puttilli M. (a cura di), "Educare il territorio - educare al territorio. La prospettiva geografica nella formazione", Roma, Carocci, 2011, pp. 55-64
  • Marengo M., “L’azione riflessiva e partecipativa: la sfida “sul campo” dei ricercatori e degli operatori sociali in ambito locale”, Tinacci Mossello M., Capineri C., Randelli F. (a cura di.), Conoscere il mondo: Vespucci e la modernità, Firenze, Società di Studi Geografici Collana “Le Memorie”, 2005, pp. 497-510..
  • Marengo M., Lisi R.A., “Partecipazione e solidarietà: il caso del «Triangolo dele Cave» di Quarata (AR)”, in De Santis G. (a cura di), Salute e Solidarietà, Decimo Seminario Internazionale di Geografia Medica (Roma, 16-18.12.2010), Atti in Onore di Cosimo Palagiano, Perugia, Edizioni Guerra, 2012, pp. 197-205.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: In the first semester: Thursday 11-12 or by appointment (primi@unige.it) In the second semester: It will be announced at the beginning of the semester; or by appointment (primi@unige.it).

Exam Board

ANTONELLA PRIMI (President)

CRISTINA MARCHIORO

REBEKKA DOSSCHE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures for a total of 36 hours. The use of multimedia supports is foreseen.

LESSONS START

7 November 2018 

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

EXAMS

Exam description

For attending students the exam consists of a written test on the topics of the course. The exam is exclusively oral for non-attending students (ie for those who have not attended at least 75% of the lessons).

Assessment methods

Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of depth of each topic will be given during the lessons. The written test for attending students and the oral interview for non-attending students have the task of verifying that the student has learned to use the main conceptual categories of social geography, as well as acquired the specific scientific vocabulary.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are invited to consult the teaching page (http://www.aulaweb.unige.it/) where all the information and teaching materials will be published