Italian Sociological Review

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, 2015

Care Work between Defamilialization and Commodification
1. Defamilialize the Family?Levels of uncertainty, insecurity and vulnerability have increased in individual lives as a result of profound changes affecting the three cornerstone institutions of modern society: the labour market, the welfare state and...
Cognitive Interviewing to Pretest Attitude Questions
1. BackgroundIn order to collect high quality data, that are data corresponding to the actual status that they represent in the data matrix, we should be able to trust the questionnaire before it is finally adopted for the survey (Marradi, 1990). We...
Maurice Halbwachs: Classical Sociology after the Classics
1. Maurice Halbwachs and his timeTo understand the sociology of Maurice Halbwachs (1877-1945), it is necessary to consider at the same time his biography and his intellectual trajectory. The one does not proceed separately from the other, in a parable...
Political Behavior of Tirana Electorate
1. IntroductionThe central idea of this study is concern with the crisis of representation in Albania, which stems mainly from the fact that neither of the two main parties fails to build its and electorate ideological identity (substantive) who should...
Political Influence and Third Sector's Umbrella Organizations. A First Comparison between Italy and Spain
1. IntroductionThis paper is aimed, in general terms, at analysing relations between state and third sector, and, in specific terms, at investigating the political influence exerted by Spanish and Italian third sector umbrella organizations. It is a...
The Future of the "Women Theologians" in Italy: A Sociological Analysis
1. The subjectivity of women and the Vatican II Council1.1 IntroductionThis essay is set in the sociological ambit of cultural studies, in particular in that of the sociology of religion. The essay concentrates only on some of the aspects which have...
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