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Journal of Sociology

The journal was established in 1963 by the then Principal of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Francesco Vito, who served as editor in chief until 1968. Vincenzo Cesareo has been the editor since 1976. In the late 1960s, when the journal was founded, sociological studies and research were growing in importance in Italian academia and the journal history reflects this cultural climate. Developing along with the evolution of the sociological debate in Italy and abroad, "Studi di Sociologia" publishes theory and research articles written by the most successful scholars. It also plays an important role in promoting young researchers.

Editorial and peer review process
The contributions submitted to "Studi di Sociologia" are anonymously reviewed by scholars expert in the field; the review process includes an initial screening by the editorial team and a double-blind peer review process.

Aim & Scope
The journal aims at:

  • debating and proposing sociologically relevant issues at national and international level;
  • promoting sound intellectual exchange between different perspectives within the social sciences, between different theoretical and methodological approaches and between different generations of scholars;
  • promoting theoretical and empirical research about the widest range of sociological topics;
  • informing the development of policies and practices.
Anvur, Indexing and Databases 
ISSN carta: 0039-291X
ISSN digitale: 1827-7896

In this issue


Margaret Archer e il personalismo sociologico
by Pierpaolo Donati pages: 15 € 6.00
Margaret Archer investigated the human person, and her relational constitution, like no other scholar before. The essay traces the development of the Archerian theory on the person, from the first works to the last ones. The author  distinguishes two phases, theoretical and temporal, of Archer’s way of conceptualizing the person. In the first phase, she investigates the physical human person, from birth to full social development. Her masterpiece remains the  book Being Human (2000). In the second phase, she expands the concept of person also to artificial entities, such as AI robots, adhering to Lynne Rudder Baker’s vision according to which every entity that is capable of acting in the  first person, whatever the body, is a person. The author critically comments on this vision of the human person which modifies the relationship between the person’s mind and body at will, and risks attributing the character of a  human person to robots.
Grammatiche tecnologiche, giochi linguistici e forme di vita nella Digital Society
by Davide Lucantoni, Francesco Orazi pages: 13 € 6.00
The article hypothesizes that technological languages orient relationships, perceptual fields, patterns of choice and behavior in individuals exposed to them, constructing technologically oriented forms of life. An algorithm, while being  the product of the linguistic play of the engineers and mathematicians who made it, itself generates technological language games, that is, grammars and order systems for many communicative processes. Such performative  capacity of technological grammars influences the way humans speak, think and act and their symbolic exchange. This way of interpreting human communication and interaction and the related flows of meaning presupposes that language and thought influence each other. The work sits theoretically between the phenomenological sociology of micro-relationships, how humans act in taken-for-granted reality, and the second Wittgenstein’s theory of language,  particularly the ways in which meaning is attributed and social facts are interpreted. Indeed, language allows for the classification and typification of social experiences and contributes to the construction of the subject’s reality from  primary socialization. At the same time, however, it can force the subject into narrow spaces of signification, a risk that is amplified by the technological grammars.
Nomi di società
by Angela Maria Zocchi pages: 15 € 6.00
The article deals with some processes of naming society, against the background of the emotions that the different names evoke. Society is an abstraction – sociology equally – but the use of names allows us to evoke specific  images, which outline the contours of an essentially dynamic reality, which exactly is society, giving substance to the object to be analysed. The idea of this work is that, by historicizing the nomenclature of society it is possible not  only to focus on its transformations, but also to imagine what society could be, in the perspective of a close interrelation between past, present, and future. A specific idea of sociology follows from this perspective: sociology as  science of the present, with the aspiration towards a better future; a “possible society”, that may be imagined and realized.
Relational Reflexivity and Well-being Outcomes in Young Couples with Children. A Dyadic Exploratory Research in Italy
by Elisabetta Carrà, Chiara Ferrari, Matteo Moscatelli, Cecilia Serrano pages: 17 € 6.00
This study aims to explore the relationship between relational reflexivity and the well-being of young couples with children. The research involved 154 individuals belonging to 77 young couples with children, and we used a dyadic  approach (Actor-Partner Interdependence Model) to explore the association between the two dimensions of relational reflexivity (self-detachment and relational agency) and the well-being of parents. To study relational reflexivity, we collected data on self-detachment and we validated a measure to approach relational commitment and functioning within the couple (family relational agency). Then, we explored differences in couple’s well-being (relationship  satisfaction and generativity). Results showed that the two dimensions of reflexivity are differently associated with the well-being of the couple. Important differences emerged between on actor and partner effects, suggesting that  couple generativity and quality of marriage outcomes are differently related to relational reflexivity, which are linked to gender differences.
I Dialoghi Comunitari di Rete per promuovere un welfare di comunità. Riflessioni a partire da una ricerca empirica
by Valentina Calcaterra, Camilla Landi, Paola Limongelli pages: 15 € 6.00
In order to promote community wellbeing that is capable of addressing social problems by valuing the actions of community members, it is important for practitioners to develop interventions in a participatory way. Community  Network Dialogues are a structured decision-making process that supports the equal participation of service users, family members, citizens, social workers and policy makers. The paper presents the results of action research carried out in Lombardy with the aim of experimenting and exploring Community Network Dialogues in the planning of community-based interventions. It presents the design results of 10 dialogue sessions involving 126 people,  including families and individual citizens, volunteers from non-profit organisations, policy makers and professionals. The study, conducted through analysis of the drafts written at the end of each dialogue and the questionnaires  completed by the participants, highlights the concerns as well as the coping strategies shared. The data also show that the level of concern about the social problem decreases significantly at the end of the dialogue session. The  research highlights the potential of Community Network Dialogues as a structured method for participatory planning of community care interventions.
La digitalizzazione delle imprese culturali e creative: quali fattori per uno sviluppo sostenibile?
by Giulia Ganugi, Roberta Paltrinieri pages: 14 Download
The Covid-19 pandemic forced the Cultural and Creative Industries to face the shift into the digital sphere. While so far research observed how Covid-19 accelerated the process, on the basis of interviews with seventeen CCIs in  Bologna, this contribution deepens how digitalization impacts the reorganization of work and audiences’ engagement, and what function digital technologies have for CCIs’ innovation. Moreover, it delves into the perspectives and  needs of cultural and creative workers about the political-administrative, economic, and cultural factors which hinder the sustainable development of the cultural and creative Italian sector.


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