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Professor
SILVIA BENUSSI (Tit.)
Period
First Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[2/69]  SOCIAL INNOVATION AND COMMUNICATION [69/00 - Ord. 2021]  PERCORSO COMUNE 3 18

Objectives

The workshop Gender equity examines the historical and current impact of gender on institutions and society. It focuses mainly on two perspectives: 1) the study of discrimination against women, the historical roots that determined it, the analysis of stereotypes and beliefs that keep it alive, its impact on society and on common well-being, and actions to counter it; 2) the study of women's participation in politics and society, aimed at focusing the resources put in place to pursue women's rights and enhance equal policies. The laboratory aims to offer theoretical and methodological tools and skills to analyze the historical development of these phenomena and understand their impact on today's world.
• Knowledge of the historical origin and evolution of institutional structures and the regulatory system in relation to the development of women's rights in the context of social evolution.
Knowledge of the lexicon and conceptual categories applicable to institutional history. Knowledge of the role of language in the normative and institutional construction of cultural and political processes, as a tool for affirming gender-based power relations.
Knowledge of the history of civil, political and social rights of women, focused on the correlation between cultural change, social movements and normative elaboration.
Understanding of the functioning mechanisms and the development of the interactions between political movements and institutional mechanisms, and in the implementation of discriminatory dynamics and in their contrast.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: being able to carry out archival and bibliographic research activities; be able to analyze texts, speeches and multimedia products of a political nature.
• Autonomy of judgment: knowing how to critically elaborate the theoretical problems linked to the institutional dimension, which allows it to be evaluated according to a gender perspective. Knowing how to evaluate the correct methodological and lexical choice in analyzing the evolution of issues relating to gender equality and equal opportunities.
• Communication skills: acquire further argumentative and communication skills, in classroom work through the critical discussion of the problems analyzed; acquire the ability to clearly communicate knowledge to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors; increase skills in written production and public speaking, also with the use of multimedia tools.
• Learning skills: being able to integrate the knowledge acquired in class with the knowledge acquired through individual research on sources; be able to produce works that correctly analyze the chosen topic and briefly communicates the results achieved; be able to elaborate a critical reflection on the issue, and to identify appropriate strategies to counter it.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of modern and contemporary history and of the history of political institutions

Contents

The workshop develops in three units:
• The political representation of women, in a comparative perspective with the male acquisition of political citizenship. Equal opportunities as a resource.
• Violence against women: historical roots and actuality of the phenomenon. Violence against women and the prostitution system.
• Language and representation. Analysis of the female narrative in a comparative key

Teaching Methods

18 hours of workshop, that will be held with the help of slides, footages and debate on documents and other texts to help students prepare the final exam. Online activities could be added to guarantee students' participation.
• Seminars: Further seminar initiatives will be defined later.
Due to the Covid-19 epidemiological emergency, lessons could be held in alternate shifts.

Verification of learning

The student assessment includes the preparation of a presentation (ppt) with oral report on one of the topics covered in the course, which will be established with the teacher (The computer presentations and the related oral presentations, in this case, will be discussed in laboratory form during the lessons). He/she must demonstrate competence in the elaboration of written texts and in the oral exposition, an increasing in the understanding of the phenomena and autonomy of judgment. He/she must demonstrate a developing in communication skills in the classroom work through the critical discussion of the problems analyzed.
The determination of the final grade will take into account the knowledge of the subject, the logic and coherence of the exhibition and the use of an appropriate vocabulary.
Due to the Covid-19 epidemiological emergency, exams could be changed, with papers, oral examinations or Moodle forms requested

Texts

Silvia Federici, Calibano e la strega: le donne, il corpo e l'accumulazione originaria, Milano – Udine, Mimesis, 2015
Carole Pateman, Il contratto sessuale: i fondamenti nascosti della società moderna, Bergamo, Moretti & Vitali, 2015
Anna Rossi-Doria, Diventare cittadine. Il voto alle donne in Italia, Firenze, Giunti Editore, 1996
Patrizia Gabrielli Il 1946, le donne, la Repubblica, Roma, Donzelli, 2009
Silvia Benussi, Le reti sociali nella formazione politica delle amministratrici locali sarde, in Sociabilità. Modelli e pratiche dello stare insieme in età moderna e contemporanea, a cura di Luigi Chiara, Daniela Novarese, Aracne, Canterano (RM), 2019, pp. 303-24
Silvia Benussi, Il personale politico locale in Sardegna. Donne e uomini nelle amministrazioni comunali (1985-2015), Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli 2018
Silvia Benussi, Genere e amministrazione locale all'alba della Repubblica: candidate ed elette nei consigli comunali sardi dal 1946 al 1956, in “Le Carte e la Storia”, anno 22, vol. 2, 2016, 120-136.
M. Antonella Cocchiara, Donne, politica, istituzioni e società: temi e questioni di genere, Canterano, Aracne, 2016
Nereide Rudas, Sabrina Perra, Giuseppe Puggioni, Donne morte senza riposo: un'indagine sul muliericidio, Cagliari, AM&D, 2016
Simona Feci e Laura Schettini (a cura di). La violenza contro le donne nella storia: contesti, linguaggi, politiche del diritto (secoli 15.-21.), Roma, Viella, 2017
M. Antonella Cocchiara (a cura di), Violenza di genere, politica e istituzioni, Milano, Giuffrè, 2014
Daniela Danna, Silvia Niccolai, Luciana Tavernini, Né sesso né lavoro. Politiche sulla prostituzione, Milano Vanda Edizioni, 2019
Laura Schettini, Turpi traffici. Prostituzione e migrazioni globali 1890-1940, Roma Biblink2019
Mirta Da Pra Pocchiesa (a cura di), Cara senatrice Merlin: lettere dalle case chiuse: ragioni e sfide di una legge attuale, Torino, Gruppo Abele, 2018
Sheila Jeffreys, The Industrial Vagina. The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade, Routledge, 2009
Cecilia Robustelli, Sindaco e sindaca: il linguaggio di genere, Roma, GEDI, 2017
Alma Sabatini, Il sessismo nella lingua italiana, Roma, Presidenza del Consiglio dei ministri, 1999
Lorenzo Gasparrini, Non sono sessista, ma...: il sessismo nel linguaggio contemporaneo, Roma, Tlon, 2019
María Ángeles Calero Fernández, Sexismo lingüístico. Análisis y propuestas ante la discriminación sexual en el lenguaje, Madrid, Fundación Invesnes, 1999
Margherita Sabrina Perra, "diventare malati e malate di "cuore". La cronicità e le sue narrazioni in una prospettiva di genere", in A.Sassu, A.Oppo, S. Lodde e M. Porcu (a cura di), Genere e salute in Italia. Aspetti socioeconomici, Carocci Editore, Roma, 2010, pp. 243-277.
Esu A., Uno sguardo esplorativo della malattia cardiaca; il punto di vista dei pazienti, in A.Sassu, A.Oppo, S. Lodde e M. Porcu (a cura di), Genere e salute in Italia. Aspetti socioeconomici, Carocci Editore, Roma, 2010,pp. 211- 243
Oppo A. "Verso una medicina di genere: una (incompleta) rassegna della letteratura sulle malattie cardiovascolari, in A.Sassu, A.Oppo, S. Lodde e M. Porcu (a cura di), Genere e salute in Italia. Aspetti socioeconomici, Carocci Editore, Roma, 2010,pp. 161-210.

More Information

Slides will be provided to the students. The student reception is held online by appointment (write to benussi@unica.it). Reception is considered suspended in the periods of suspension of the teaching activity indicated in the teaching calendar of the current academic year. Before contacting the teacher by e-mail, students are required to carefully read the "Rules for communication by e-mail" (http://people.unica.it/silviabenussi/regole-e-mail/).

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