Sociology and communication in sport activity (2014/2015)

Course code
4S000548
Name of lecturer
Luca Mori
Coordinator
Luca Mori
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Mar 2, 2015 al Jun 5, 2015.

Lesson timetable

II semestre

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Learning outcomes

The course is divided into three parts. In the first one, the origin and the spread of sport practices will be interpreted in a strictly sociological vein and the role played in this process by mass media will be introduced. In the second part, the analysis will focus directly on mass media communication, examining the different sociological theories developed to understand the nature of mass communication and its influences on society. In the third and final part, attention will be given to audience research and the effects of all those process that have recently turned sport events into global spectacles.

Syllabus

- Elias N., Dunning E., (2001). Sport e aggressività. Bologna: Il Mulino (ONLY THE CHAPTERS DISCUSSED IN CLASS).

- Paccagnella P., (2010). Sociologia della comunicazione. Bologna: Il Mulino

- Andò R., (2007). The Audience Reader. Saggi e riflessioni sull’esperienza di essere audience. Milano: Guerini.

- Martelli S., (2011). Sport, media e intrattenimento. Emozioni in/controllate e struttura sociale emergente, Milano: Angeli.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam, 4 open questions.