Course topic: Images of intimacy and love in contemporary society.
The course aims to investigate the relationship between subjective inclinations and society, taking as main reference the theme of love and intimacy. During the lessons, with the help of specific texts, we will try to understand how emotions affect social behavior and how society shapes subjective convictions with reference to the emotional world.
1. G. Simmel, Frammento postumo sull’amore, Milano, Mimesis;
2. F. Jullien, Sull’intimità, Milano, Cortina;
3. A. Giddens, Le trasformazioni dell’intimità, Bologna, Il Mulino;
4. A. Russel Hochschild, Per amore o per denaro, Bologna, Il Mulino.
The course aims to provide the student with the critical tools prepared by the sociology of emotions, to understand some aspects of subjective behavior that do not seem to affect the structure of society and which, in reality, constitute the premise of many social phenomena underway in the contemporary age. Students must be able to organize the approach to the problems that will be called to face, having in mind the unconscious aspect, affective and emotional aspects that affect the behavior of the individuals involved in their intervention in terms of social assistance.