ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2018/2019
Year: 
3
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2020/2021
Course type: 
Optional subjects
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
40
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (40 hours)
Requirements: 

Curiosity.

Final Examination: 
Orale

Oral examination

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

To know how economics and technique affect on society and individual (about money, work, consumption, welfare, network, power, democracy/liberty). This year, also to know how tecno-capitalism impact on Earth (climate and environmental crisis).

Introduction about economic sociology. Capitalism and Technique. Society or community. The modern capitalistic economy. Adam Smith and Karl Marx: from use value to exchange value. Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx, Comte, Weber, Galbraith, Luhmann. M. Foucault: biopolitics, capitalism and the homo oeconomicus. The money ‘philosophy’ (G.Simmel). The leisure class (T. Veblen). Economy, religion and capitalism (M. Weber). Capitalism as a religion (Benjamin). Technique as a religion (Tilgher). From fordism to network. The heavy modernity and the liquid modernity (Z. Bauman). The Great Transformation (Polanyi). New Deal, Beveridge, neoliberism. The welfare state. Ordoliberalism and neoliberism. Globalization and the crisis of 2008. Globalization and the new work organization. The consumption society. The mass society. Network economy and society. Time and economy. Economy, society, democracy or oligarchy.

See the entry: Contenuti

Two to choose from:
L. Demichelis, ‘Sociologia della tecnica e del capitalismo. Nuova edizione aggiornata’, FrancoAngeli, 2020; E. Sadin, ‘Critica della ragione artificiale’, Luiss University Press, 2019; A. Longo – G. Scorza, Intelligenza artificiale, Mondadori Università, 2020; Papa Francesco, Enciclica Laudato si’ (various editions).

Convenzionale

Lessons with discussion.

For more information, see the home page; or: lelio.demichelis@uninsubria.it

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