Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0452 (AF:283127 AR:159624)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The course focuses on migration policies and citizenship trajectories with particular reference to productive and reproductive work; family and conciliation; sexuality, gender and generations; European citizenship and intra-European mobility; asylum and social work with migrant asylum seekers and refugees; discrimination, inequality and social marginality.

Particular attention will be given, on the one hand, to the intersection between the different identity axes (class, race, gender, generation, sexuality, etc.) that condition the constraints and opportunities for action of the subjects in the current framework of civic stratification; on the other hand, the potential of social innovation represented by the forms of bottom-up initiatives implemented by different types of social actors.
The laboratory aims to provide theoretical and methodological tools for a critical analysis of the processes through which migration policies take shape, their results, their repercussions on the social and biographical trajectories of individuals, as well as the planning of social interventions.
Specific prerequisites are not required. The course takes a sociological perspective, but, at the same time, it proposes a multidisciplinary approach, enhancing the heterogeneity of the specific disciplinary profiles and backgrounds of the participants.
After having established some theoretical and methodological coordinates and construct a reference framework, some case studies will be presented and discussed. Through these case studies the students will analyse logics, effects, actors involved, practices adopted, processes activated and issues involved with policies and social transformations connected to international migration.

In particular, the areas of intervention on which the case studies will focus are the following:

- family dynamics in migration and migrant family reunification;
- gender and generation in migration;
- European citizenship and intra-European mobility;
- "sport" citizenship, young people of migrant origin and sport;
- domestic and care work;
- migrant sex work and trafficking;
- migration studies and sexualities studies;
- forced migration, asylum and social work;
- migrations and urban contexts;
- the condition of the Roma populations.

The laboratory is divided into the following phases:

Introduction to the analytical and methodological approach of the laboratory.
Readings and preparation work on the thematic areas of the case studies.
Training of working groups

Lectures by the professors of the course and/or external experts.
The students will participate in the workshops and will be discussants for professors and/or guests.

The course is structured to guide students in the re-elaboration of the presented concepts, through the analysis of existing policies and social intervention proposals through their own research project, to be carried out in groups or individually, based on their affinities, their own interests and/or background. Research projects may include data collection "in the field" - through the use of different methodologies agreed with the professors and presented by them - or set up as a "desk research".
The project proposals will be presented to the professors and supervised by the professors. Subsequently, the students will present the project proposal to the other students. Students will present progress and partial results of the projects in specific meetings.
The bibliographic references will be communicated later.
The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of:
- active participation in class work and thematic seminars, including through discussion with professors and guests;
- individual and collective presentations and discussions, the modalities of which will be explained at the beginning of the course;
- presentation of the research project;
- presentation of an intermediate report, containing the progress and the partial results of the research and policy analysis projects;
- presentation of a final project containing research results and analysis of policies and social intervention;

The evaluation will focus on:
- clarity, relevance, validity of the analysis and the proposals;
- ability to re-elaborate concepts and theories discussed in the course;
- argumentative capacity;
- expository clarity and adequacy of language;
- Quality of reflection on the limits and problems of the analysed policies and proposed interventions;

Non-attending students are request to contact the professors at least two months before the exam.
Class lessons, collaborative work, seminars, supervision of research and analysis projects.

Students who have issues of accessibility or special learning are strongly encouraged to contact the professors (and the office at the beginning of the course.
For any clarification, do not hesitate to contact the professors:

Francesco Della Puppa:

Giulia Garofalo Geymonat:
written and oral

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Poverty and inequalities" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 24/04/2018