Who am I? Who are you? Such questions have always been part of the everyday experience of human beings. But they are even more relevant when different populations, distant traditions, heterogeneous cultures meet and interrogates each other. Indeed, belonging to a social group, to a clan, to an ethnic group, to a culture has always been a fundamental part of the answer to the question: who am I? I am, from time to time, Mr. Bianchi or Mr. Rossi, an Italian or a foreigner, a labourer or an employee, a Christian or a Muslim.
Today cultures melt and compare one with the other. Recent phenomena such as globalization, weakening of national barriers and great migrations towards the western countries, the identity issue, the multiplicity of the identities and the possibility of communicating them and making them understandable to the others have become not only sociologically, but also politically and socially topical.
In this volume, Italian and foreign scholars debate about the processes of transformation of people’s social identity in the contemporary age and about the forms and the tools of the identity communication.
Laura Bovone is full professor in Sociology of Communication within the Faculty of Political Sciences and director of Modacult at the Università Cattolica in Milan.
Paolo Volonté is associate professor in Sociology of media and cultural consumptions within the Faculty of Design and Arts at the Libera Università in Bolzano.
Writings by: R. Bartoletti, G. Bechelloni, L. Bovone, V. Clavenna, U. Hannerz, L. lannelli, S. lsabella, A. Mortara, M. Pireddu, G. Roberti, L. Sciolla, G. Taddeo, J.B. Thompson, M.A. Trasforini, N. Vittadini, P. Volonté
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Author: Laura Bovone, Paolo Volonté (ed.)
Publication date: 2006
Series: PRODURRE CULTURA, CREARE COMUNICAZIONE
Event type: Books