Class Urban Sociology

  • Presentation


    This curricular unit aims to gather scientific knowledge and analytic tools that allow the identification and representation of contemporary urban space. New discursive formations, rearrangements in the instances of organization, control and aggregation of information motivate mutations in the way one experiences, structures and organizes urban space, fostering the transverseness of knowledge that this UC brings together.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    Module 1: Urban Sociology 1.Definition and contextualization of the sociological study applied to the urban environment 2.Theoretical Foundation -Chicago School 3.Sociological referencing -Human Ecology 4.United Nations for future goals - City 2030 PART TWO

    Module 2: For a new urban sociology. 1.what is an environment ( milieu )? Social changes, technical innovations, reticular structures 2.The role of the city in the constitution of geophilosophy 3.For a sociology of things: the social status of the non-human 4.Networked activism: social movements and action in the public space. 5.Smart-cities as democratic ecologies

    Module 3: Medial effects 1.Knowledge, power and subjectivities of media 2.Cinema-city: pedestrian, spectator, user 3.Total surveillance? New architectures and neo-panopticism 4.Materialities of media: New Climate Regime; Anthropocene and the ecological turn 5. Science-fiction: Futurity as an ontological exercise

  • Objectives


    General Learning Objectives: Relate theoretical knowledge: know how to analyse, classify and compare questions under study. Understand the mode of existence of urban space and the functioning of the networks that constitute it. Stimulate critical reflection on contemporaneity. Expected results (indicators): Develop skills in scientific research: identification, selection, justification and validation of ideas. Identify concepts in reference works, developing readings. Rehearse written summaries, duly substantiated and parameterized according to academic standards.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The classes are of a theoretical nature, combining the exhibition of content with the active participation of students, challenged to question and debate the problems raised by urban sociology. Students will thus be evaluated according to their attendance and their commitment and good participation in the debates (20%); Critical essay (to one of the topics in modules 2 and 3 dealing with the proposed bibliography) and its oral presentation (50%) and project (theoretical and practical) related to the problem of the master's thesis but expected from the perspective of UC. In this work, it will be required to build a problematic on which to build an introductory language, an expository language and a conclusive language. (30%) The appeal period consists of a written exam with a weighting of 100% in the final grade, which will focus on all theoretical and practical content. As a final grade, the student must obtain a minimum grade of 10 points

  • References


    Ascher, F. (2009). Novos princípios de Urbanismo . Lisboa: Livros Horizonte. Cota: UR/393-BC Bauman, Z. (2006). Confiança e Medo na Cidade . Lisboa: Relógio D'Água.

    Deleuze, G. Guattari, F. (1994 [1991]). Geofilosofia. In O que é a Filosofia? Lisboa: Presença. (cota: F/910-BC. Foucault, M. (1994 [1975]). Surveiller et punir . Paris: Gallimard (cota: DP/5-BC)

    Habermas, J. (2012). A transformação estrutural da esfera pública . (cota: S/589 ¿BC) Latour, B. (2012 [2005]). Reagregando o Social . Universidade Federal da Bahia. (cota S/896-BC)

    Latour, B. (2017). Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climate Regime . Cambridge: Polity Press. Kittler, F. (2002). Optical Media: Berlin lectures 1999. Cambridge: Polity Press. (cota AV/636-BC)


  • Office Hours

    Office Hours

    O atendimento aos alunos é feito no fim de cada sessão - questões particulares mediante marcação.

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