The course aims at providing the tools for critical analysis, in a sociological perspectives, on the following main subjects :
- the historical and social meanings of some common words such as: ethnicity, culture, multiculturalism
- the social characteristics of the contemporary migrations, especially in Italy
- how social relations become organized on "ethnic" lines in the contemporary societies.
All the topics will be dealt with bearing in mind the professional relation between the Social Worker and the immigrants.
For a more detailed description of the contents, please see the Italian web page of the course . Students who do not speak Italian are requested to contact the teacher in advance.