Sociology of Economic Labour Processes (2014/2015)

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Name of lecturer
Giorgio Gosetti
Giorgio Gosetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
1° Periodo di lezioni dal Oct 1, 2014 al Dec 16, 2014.

Lesson timetable

1° Periodo di lezioni
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Aula Tantini (ex Aula E)  
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I.C.I.S.S. A  

Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is the knowledge of changes taking place in the world of work in relation to the organizational and content dimensions, and the acquisition of the main keys to understanding the sociology of work. Through the study of specific themes at the center of the research activity of the sociology of work are identified concepts, modes of interpretation, analysis tools of the main topics related to work, allowing the acquisition of the necessary elements to understand the relationship that is being building among work, people and society.


The course is divided into two parts. The first part dealt with general aspects of work. Retracing reflections made by a number of authors who have characterized the development of sociology of work, are addressed the specificity of the discipline and the contribution that over the years it has given to interpret contents and changes in the work. In the second part we take into account the different dimensions of work (employment, unemployment, labor market, organizational models, training, etc..), paying particular attention to the changes taking place.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam is taken in oral form and requires the knowledge of the recommended texts:
M. La Rosa (a cura di), Il lavoro nella sociologia (Nuova edizione riveduta e integrata), Carocci, Roma, 2007.
G. Gosetti (a cura di), Lavoro e lavori. Strumenti per comprendere il cambiamento, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2011.

During the lessons the teacher will provide supplementary materials.

For the deeper analysis of some aspects covered during the course it is recommended to read one of the following texts (which are not subject to examination):
D. Gallie, G. Gosetti, M. La Rosa, Qualità del lavoro e della vita lavorativa. Cosa è cambiato e cosa sta cambiando, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2012.
G. Gosetti, Lavoro frammentato, rischio diffuso. Lavoratori e prevenzione al tempo della flessibilità, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2012.
G. Gosetti, Lavorare nell’impresa artigiana. Cultura del lavoro e qualità della vita lavorativa, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2014.

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