APPLIED SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

APPLIED SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

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Code
67532
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9922 PEDAGOGY, EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND RESEARCH (LM-85) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PEDAGOGY, EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND RESEARCH )
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will provide both the knowledge of the main issues and problems for the interpretation and analysis of socio - spatial dynamics both basic skills to understand the structuring of socio - spatial systems ( relationship between society and space , the latter being as a social product )

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the methodologies and the theoretical-conceptual apparatus necessary for a spatial interpretation of social phenomena and recent territorial dynamics, focusing on the changes exerted by social actors in the national and international framework. Particular attention is paid to the study of migration and to the phenomenon of asylum seekers and refugees.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Specific objectives are:
-to acquire adequate knowledge and effective understanding of the tools for analysing space as a social product.
- to enable students to apply the acquired knowledge and to understand and solve problems in different application contexts related to case studies on topics such as: ongoing demographic dynamics, international and national migration, refugees, conflicts and access to resources
The learning outcomes will enable the student to develop knowledge and skills suitable for working in diverse social contexts: Specifically, the knowledge acquired will help future education service coordinators to find their way in today's complex multicultural society.

Teaching methods

Synchronous lessons on TEAMS platform created ad hoc for teaching with projection of slides and with analysis and discussion of case studies, graphs, diagrams, tables, thematic maps. 
Material uploaded on AULAWEB and also in the "file" window of the TEAMS platform

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The first module will analyze the main indicators geo - social - economic and cultural, and will be further discussed those relating to the following themes: development and human development, poverty, gender inequality, migration and integration. Specifically they will consider the OECD indicators , UNDP , World Bank, Transparency International, EU, World Economic Forum. The second module will be presented cases of differences in the roles and the use of space by men and women , as well as inequalities . In particular will be the subject of reflection problems related to the condition of women in sub - Saharan Africa with regard to health , education, employment and politics. the main problems are then analyzed regarding migration (female) and their implications.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Preparation: Those who have not taken the social geography exam in their Bachelor's degree should contact the teacher to agree on the supplementary material. 

For attending students:

 

- N. Varani, A. Primi, La condizione della donna in Africa sub-sahariana. Riflessioni geografiche, Libreria Universitaria, Padova, 2011(excluding Chapters 2 and 6)

the text will be supplemented with data and statistics from the WeWorld Index 2019 and World Development Report 2019

-SLIDES presented in lesson

-A choice of the following items (which will be available on aulaweb):

- N. Varani, E. Bernardini, Covid-19 e la diffusione negli spazi africani. Una lettura geo-antropologica, in Documenti Geografici, 1, 2020, Università di  Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, pp. 501-514.

- N. Varani, E. Bernardini, Viaggio, geografia, Donne Wodaabe. Una riflessione geo-antropologica. In Ambiente, Società, Territorio, n. 1, 2019, pp.17-21

-N. Varani, E. Bernardini, The nightlife spaces: the case of bush bars in Abuja. In Bollettino della  Società  Geografica  Italiana,  serie 14,  2(1), 2018, pp. 197-208. 

- N. Varani, E. Bernardini, Migrants inside and outside Africa. Motivations, Paths and Routes. In Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal, Editor De Gruyter, 1, 2018, pp. 80-103.

It is also planned to read one of the following texts: 

  • M. Cvajner, Sociologia delle migrazioni femminili. L'esperienza delle donne post-sovietiche., Ed. Il mulino, Bologna 2018.
  • E. Gamberoni, Africa Occidentale. Ritratto di un'Africa che cambia, Patron, Bologna 2013.
  • A. Vanzan, Le donne di Allah, B.Mondadori, Milano 2013.
  • E. Ngangue, Capo di Buona Speranza. L'Africa che non ti aspetti, EMI, Bologna, 2015
  • W. Maathai, La sfida per l'Africa, Nuovi Mondi, Modena, 2010
  • C. Visconti, Africa e diritti umani. Dalle carte costituzionali al sistema africano di protezione dei diritti umani. Libreria universitaria Padova 2012

For students not attending:

Study texts: 

  • N. Varani, A. Primi, Rio +20: Politiche per l'ambiente. Una lettura geografica, Libreria Universitaria, Padova, 2012 
  • G. Carbone, L'Africa. Gli stati, la politica, i conflitti, Il Mulino, Bologna, III edizione 2012

Critical reading and written report of an article of your choice :

- N. Varani, E. Bernardini, Covid-19 e la diffusione negli spazi africani. Una lettura geo-antropologica, in Documenti Geografici, 1, 2020, Università di  Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, pp. 501-514.

- N. Varani, E. Bernardini, Viaggio, geografia, Donne Wodaabe. Una riflessione geo-antropologica. In Ambiente, Società, Territorio, n. 1, 2019, pp.17-21.

-N. Varani, E. Bernardini, The nightlife spaces: the case of bush bars in Abuja. In Bollettino della  Società  Geografica  Italiana,  serie 14,  2(1), 2018, pp. 197-208. 

- N. Varani, E. Bernardini, Migrants inside and outside Africa. Motivations, Paths and Routes. In Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal, Editor De Gruyter, 1, 2018, pp. 80-103

It is also planned to study one of the following texts: 

  •  G. Amoretti, N. Varani ( a cura di), Viaggiare nella Terza eta, Roma Carocci, 2013
  • M.M. Gonzales De Sande (a cura di.), Donne, identità e progresso nelle culture mediterranee, Aracne editrice, Roma, 2009
  • F. Pollice, Popoli in fuga. Geografia delle migrazioni forzate, CUEN, Napoli, 2007
  • C. Visconti, Africa e diritti umani. Dalle carte costituzionali al sistema africano di protezione dei diritti umani. Libreria universitaria Padova 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: From 13 September 2020 to end February 2021 : Wednesday from 14.30 to 15.30 - Plan 2 Body A - Direction Corso A. Podestá 2 - Genoa. From 1 March 2020 by appointment Only for students of the POLO of Imperia: From 8 March 2021 to 10 May 2021 : Monday at 16-17 - Polo Universitario Imperia Only for students of CAMPUS Savona: From March 10 to May 12, 2020: Wednesday at 12.00 - 13.00 - Campus of Savona. For any problem concerning the teaching you can still communicate with the teacher by email: varani@unige.it or by calling the number 010 20953604; or by calling the number 01020953500. For additional information, students are requested to contact the teacher in good time to define bibliographic additions or alternative programs.  

Exam Board

NICOLETTA VARANI (President)

ENRICO BERNARDINI

CARLO STIACCINI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Synchronous lessons on TEAMS platform created ad hoc for teaching with projection of slides and with analysis and discussion of case studies, graphs, diagrams, tables, thematic maps. 
Material uploaded on AULAWEB and also in the "file" window of the TEAMS platform

 

LESSONS START

29 September 2020 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral
(if the provisions on social distancing are not so restrictive, a written test reserved for students attending synchronous streaming lessons can be agreed upon)
The oral test includes discussion, also with the help of graphs, maps and tables, proposed on aulaweb or present on the texts in the program, useful for understanding the territory intended as a central node for the study of contact and interactions between different identities. 

 

Assessment methods

Oral
(if the provisions on social distancing are not so restrictive, a written test reserved for students attending synchronous streaming lessons can be agreed upon)
The oral test includes discussion, also with the help of graphs, maps and tables, proposed on aulaweb or present on the texts in the program, useful for understanding the territory intended as a central node for the study of contact and interactions between different identities. 

The oral examination will be assessed on the basis of the following 

a) Knowledge of the topics dealt with in the course (65%)

b) Quality of oral exposure/ability to present arguments and critical approach to discipline (25%)

c) Mastery of specific vocabulary (10%)

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
29/06/2021 15:30 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2021 15:30 GENOVA Orale