Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

Sport sociology

Course code
4S02431
Name of lecturer
Cristina Lonardi
Coordinator
Cristina Lonardi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2° semestre dal Mar 1, 2021 al May 31, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Starting from a general overview of some of the main approaches and concepts used in sociology to understand the features and functions of society, the course will allow students to identify the social dimension of sport and physical activity by considering them both from internal and external observation points, namely as specific social phenomena and elements of society that are always related to other elements. Specific attention will be paid to the relationship between health and physical activity. This relationship, from the point of view of the sociology of health, recalls essential questions also in the sport sciences: individual wellness/wellness, body care, prevention of pathologies typical of post-modernity.
At the end of the course, the student must:
- know the basic concepts of sociology applied to sports science and the concept of health, from the sociological point of view;
- be able to identify the social dimension of phenomena related to sport and physical activity and, in particular, analyse the relatioship among physical activity/body/health;
- know how to assess the impact and social importance of phisical activity;
- be able to use the concepts studied in an appropriate manner both in general terms and with special regard to physical activity.

Syllabus

To achieve the educational objectives of the course, the following program will be followed:
1. Introduction to the sociology of sport and physical activity: the origins of sport; from game to sport in a sociological perspective.
4. The main sociological theories used to explain and understand phenomena in the field of sport and physical activity.
5. Sport and sociology: culture, socialization, social inequalities, social control, digital society.
6. The body in sports and physical motor activities according to a sociological reading: sports body and flow body.
7. Sociology of health: individual well-being / wellness / fitness, body care, self and relationships.
8. The concepts of health and their relationship with sport and physical activity.
9. Deviant uses of sport according to a sociological reading: explanatory theories, health / disease, use of the body.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Russo G., Bagnini E. Fitness e wellness nella società digitale: tecnologie smart e ben-essere attivo (Edizione 1) Franco Angeli 2019 9788891788863 Capitolo di libro contenuto nel testo: KEEP FIT! BEN-ESSERE ATTIVO E NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, autori Martelli S., Matteucci I., Russo G., Tallarita L. Pagine di questo capitolo: da 125 a 158. Durante il corso saranno segnalate le parti da prendere in considerazione per seguire le lezioni e per preparare l'esame.
Matteucci I. La palestra digitale: i nuovi modelli di consumo per il fitness (Edizione 1) Franco Angeli 2019 9788891788863 Capitolo di libro contenuto nel testo: KEEP FIT! BEN-ESSERE ATTIVO E NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, autori Martelli S., Matteucci I., Russo G., Tallarita L. Pagine di questo capitolo: da 99 a 123. Durante il corso saranno segnalate le parti da prendere in considerazione per seguire le lezioni e per preparare l'esame.
Porro N. Lineamenti di sociologia dello sport Carocci 2013 9788843018659 Il testo va preparato rispetto alle parti indicate qui di seguito: da pagina 17 a pagina 60; da pagina 67 a pagina 116; da pagina 163 a pagina 173.
Russo G. Lo sport, un circuito relazionale. Franco Angeli 2013 Capitolo di libro contenuto nel testo: Questioni di ben-essere. Pratiche emergenti di cultura, sport, consumi di Giovanna Russo. Pagine di questo capitolo: da 68 a 93. Il paragrafo 2 (Il modello del circuito culturale...) non va studiato.
Lonardi C. Salute, in (a cura di) Cipolla C., I concetti fondamentali del sapere sociologico Franco Angeli 2011 Capitolo di libro
Tallarita L. Sport, corpo e nuove community. Il fitness open air è sempre più social (Edizione 1) Franco Angeli 2019 9788891788863 Capitolo di libro contenuto nel testo: KEEP FIT! BEN-ESSERE ATTIVO E NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, autori Martelli S., Matteucci I., Russo G., Tallarita L. Pagine di questo capitolo: da 61 a 97. Durante il corso saranno segnalate le parti da prendere in considerazione per seguire le lezioni e per preparare l'esame.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam aims to check the skills acquired by students. The content of the syllabus will be assessed. For all students, the examination consists of open and closed questions potentially concerning any of the syllabus content. A mark will be given out of thirty.
The verification concerns:
- understanding the main concepts covered in the course;
- clarity of display;
- the ability to critically discuss and analyze the proposed topics.





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