General knowledge of Social theory, of the methods of investigation, of Social history and History of Social Though
The course is aimed to help the development of a crytical comprehension of migrations and of human mobility as total social facts
The course is aimed to an analysis of migrations in the frame of a global human ecology, integrating peculiarities of emigration and immigration contexts and their complementarities. Considering immigration contexts, we'll particularly focus our attention on segregation. A separate analysis concerns the concept of race and the birth of scientific racism
1. Definition, tipology and history of migrations; 2. Directions of contemporary migrations; 3. "Double absence": migrations as a total social fact; 4. Colombian excange: genes in a global context; 5. The rise of racism in a global political and ecological context
S. Castles and M. Miller, The Age of Migrations;
P. Collier, Exodus. How Migration is changing our World; S.J Gould, The Bell Curve. The Mismeasure of Man; E. Said, Orientalisms.
Frontal lesson, with moments of involvement and discussion about the topics of the course
Oral exam, aimed to verify the level of knowledge and the capacity of crytical argumantation about the topics of the course