ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2015/2016
Year: 
3
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2015/2016
Course type: 
Optional subjects
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
40
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (40 hours)
Requirements: 

No prerequisites required, except for the curiosity about the social effects of the economy.

Final Examination: 
Orale
Assessment: 
Voto Finale

To know how economics affect on society and individual (about money, work, consumption, welfare, network).

Introduction about economic sociology.
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).
Economy, religion and capitalism (M. Weber).
Capitalism as a religion (Benjamin).
From fordism to network and sharing economy.
Technics and capitalism (G. Anders).
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.
Network economy and society.
Time and economy.
Economy, society, democracy or oligarchy.

Mode of Delivery
Lessons with discussion.

Oral examination.

Bibliografia
Demichelis L., Manuale di sociologia economica, parte A e parte B (in e-learning).
Demichelis L., La religione tecno-capitalista, Mimesis, Milano, 2015.

Lettura consigliata:
Falco G., Sottofondo italiano, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2015

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