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Bernhard Callebaut
Licia Paglione

Sociology of Human Relationship

SOC 201 Sociology of Human Relationship

Ore di lezione frontale: 42


LM-SEP Insegnamenti comuni

Year: 1st 

Module: 3rd e  4th

We analyze in a first part the civilizations preceding modernity: civilization of hunter-gatherers and the so-called agrarian civilization. We study then more in detail the significance of the advent of modernity (individualization, functional differentiation and the relative domination of technical and scientific rationality). The second part aims to provide basic knowledge elements to understand the original phenomenon of human social relationship through various theories on the generative dynamics and the analysis, in particular, of the perspective rooted in the concept of gift and in the category of love, as expressed in the contemporary sociological debate.

Suggested readings:

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