SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURAL PROCESSES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to explore the theme of culture and cultures in the complexity of the contemporary world. The following themes in particular will be explored: the relationship between culture and society, culture and social change, various areas of production in terms of art, education and knowledge. The objective of the course is to match theory to empirical research on cultural phenomena.
Course contents summary
is theoretical in nature. It will present the main theoretical approaches, with the aim of specifically analysing the relationship between culture and society and various areas of production. It will also use empirical research methods to explore cultural phenomena.
is monographic in nature. It will concentrate on the area of art, which is specific to the production of culture. In the relationship between art and the public, attention will be focused, in particular, on the strategic contemporary role played by both public and private institutions. To that end, the attempts at cultural planning which characterise culture will be thoroughly explored.
For module A
W. Griswold, sociologia della cultura, il Mulino, Bologna,2005
C.M. cipolla, I pidocchi del Granduca, Il Mulino, Bologna,2006
For module B
D.Bertasio, Arte o Spettacolo, Angeli, Milan, 2006.
R.Strassoldo (edited by) Il pubblico dell'arte e la pianificazione culturale. L'offerta incontra la domanda? Angeli, Milan (to be published soon).