Master's degree in Preventive and Adapted Exercise Science

Sociology and communication in sport activity

Course code
4S000548
Name of lecturer
Paolo Dell'Aquila
Coordinator
Paolo Dell'Aquila
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2° semestre motorie dal Mar 1, 2021 al May 30, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at introducing to the critical knowledge of: 1.      the main theories of the sociology of communication; 2.      the historical trends of mega-events in the context of globalization; 3.      the theories of sociology of sport and the process of “sportivization”. At the end of the course the students will be able to know: 1.      the main theories and the methods of social research on sport events; 2.      the tecniques of social research for the analysis of tv sport audience; 3.      the conceptual repertoire and a specific lexicon to appropriately describe the empirical relations among sport, media and sponsor.

Syllabus

In the first part, the course will be dedicated to the analysis of the concept of communication, with reference both to the main theories and to the changes introduced by the transition from mass media to personal media.
It will go on to discuss the characteristics of sport mega-events in the context of globalisation, with particular reference to football and athletics.
In the last part I will analyse the concept of play and sport and the trend towards sportivization.

The programme has been divided depending on course attendance:
Programme for attenders:

- Paccagnella P., (2010). Sociologia della comunicazione. Bologna: Il Mulino.

- Lo Verde F. M. (2014), Sociologia dello sport e del tempo libero. Il Mulino: Bologna (Only Introduction, chap. 4, chap.5).

- Dell’Aquila P. (2020), La narrazione sportiva. QuiEdit: Verona II Edition (Only Introduction, chap.1, chap.2, chap. 4).

Programme for non attenders

- Paccagnella P., (2010). Sociologia della comunicazione. Bologna: Il Mulino

- Lo Verde F. M. (2014), Sociologia dello sport e del tempo libero. Il Mulino: Bologna (Only Introduction, chap. 4, chap.5).

- Porro N. (2013), Movimenti collettivi e culture sociali dello sport europeo. Bonanno: Acireale.

- Dell’Aquila P. (2020), La narrazione sportiva. QuiEdit: Verona II Edition (Only Introduction, chap.1, chap.2, chap. 4).

Assessment methods and criteria

During the final exam (taken face-to-face, if possibile) students will answer to four open questions about the programs presented during the course. The attender students will have to pass a preliminary examination.
The evaluation criteria will be: the comprehension of the main theories, the mastery of the disciplinary lexicon and the description of the interrelations among different topics.

Bibliografia ulteriore:

Martelli S., Porro N. (2018), Manuale di Sociologia dello sport. FrancoAngeli: Milano.
Mazza B. (2018), Fair Game. Stili e linguaggi della comunicazione sportiva. Lulu.com: Raleigh.
Ferrigni N. (2014), Il ciclismo fra percezione e comunicazione. Eurilink: Roma.
Germano I. (2012), La società sportiva: significati e pratiche della sociologia dello sport. Rubbettino: Soveria Mannelli.
Balducci S. (2007), L’industria della comunicazione sportiva. FrancoAngeli: Milano.
Porro N. (2006), L’attore sportivo. La Meridiana: Molfetta.
Elias N., Dunning E. (2001), Sport e aggressività, Il Mulino: Bologna.
Porro N. (2001), Lineamenti di sociologia dello sport. Carocci: Roma.





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