cod. 1007744

Academic year 2022/23
3° year of course - Second semester
Gianluca MAESTRI
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
Discipline filosofiche, psicologiche, sociologiche e antropologiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Through the key concepts of agency and interpretive reproduction, we will discuss the process by which children, as part of the different institutional systems in which they participate, experience the culture they produce and put it in relation to the one instituted by the adult cultural framework. The aim of the course is to provide participants with adequate sociological tools required for successful interventions to promote the agency of children in educational contexts.


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Course unit content

The course addresses issues and perspectives that emerge from the sociological approach
proposed by William A. Corsaro. The lectures aim to provide cognitive tools proper to the field of study of the sociology of childhood, focusing in particular on the contemporary reconsideration of the socialisation process and the renewed centrality of the question of agency. Specifically, the course will address the main issues of the emergence of Childhood Obesity through the lens of interpretive reproduction.

Full programme

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1) Corsaro W.A., Sociologia dell’infanzia, a cura di Colombo M., Aroldi P.,
Maccarini A., FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2020.

2) Prandini R., Maestri G., Bassi A. (a cura di), Cibo, stili di vita, salute.
Un’indagine empirica nel territorio della ASL di Reggio Emilia,
FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2021 [open access], cap. 5.

Teaching methods

Lectures and workshops

Assessment methods and criteria

Open-ended written test

Other information

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