Learning outcomes of the course unit
Enabling students to understand the analysis of social interactions, with particular regard to the processes of transformation currently occurring in contemporary society. Increasing students’ awareness of the fact that communications processes are procedures based not on the individual, but on the triad, and of the way in which the actions generating them are coordinated using techniques that are outside the range of widespread familiarity.
Course contents summary
The course will be subdivided into two parts: 1. The concept of “liquid modernity”; social transformations: a) in space/time relations, b) in work, c) in community interactions. 2. Transformations in the health sector: a) social representation of the health context; b) new communications dynamics.
Z. Bauman, Modernita liquida, Rome-Bari, Laterza, 2002. S. Manghi, Il medico, il paziente e l'altro, Franco Angeli, Milan.