Italian Sociological Review

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013

Alcohol-Related Problems and Self-Help Groups: The Situational Construction of Self-Image
AbstractThe construction of self-image constitutes a process that accompanies the individual throughout the entire duration of their personal existence and is considerably influenced by the contexts in which the individual lives and grows.The existence...
Basic Income: An Open Challenge between Labour Transformation and Welfare Shrinkage
1. Basic Income: what are we talking about?The idea of a Basic Income grant to provide for fundamental life needs dates back a long time in the history of the broader ius existentiae debate (Bronzini, 2011). Basic Income sits in the debate concerning...
Families in Italy in the Face of the Crisis of 'Mediterranean' Welfare
AbstractNational welfare regimes in Europe are rapidly evolving and diversifying. Changes are influenced by not always well defined elements, depending by dynamics that are both internal and external to the system, making it difficult to define the characters...
Football: An Introduction to a Rite of Rites
AbstractWe live in a society that is anything but devoid of rituals. We see it from football, a sporting phenomenon that impassions the whole world moving amid rituals of appearance and affiliation, warlike ones and ones of cohesion, and practices of...
"Lesser Citizens": Poverty and Social Exclusion among the Juvenile Italian and European Population
AbstractThis article deals with the spread of poverty and social exclusion throughout the juvenile, Italian population, comparing it with its European counterparts. Besides the information concerning the distribution of income in families with children,...
The Most Significant Dispositions concerning Participation of Minors in Decision-Making Processes regarding Health Matters: Relevant Legislation and Codes of Ethics
AbstractThis essay deals with the main issues surrounding the informed consent of minors by reconstructing the theoretical background to the relevant legislation and regulations and illustrating the most significant cases foreseen by Italian law.Keywords:...
The Study of Representations in Sociology: Between Multidisciplinarity, Lines of Continuity and Differences
AbstractThe present article aims at analysing the role that sociology has played in the process of formation of the theory of social representations. In an effort to highlight the multidisciplinary nature of the theory, but also to recognize an independent...
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