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Sociology of Quotidian and Consumption

Code 13168
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements None
Learning outcomes Students should:
- Know the major theoretical contributions approaching the Sociology of Everyday Life
- Know the major sociological approaches to consumption;
- Discuss the importance of consumption in the daily life of contemporary societies;
- Have a critical sociological perspective about the issues in this syllabus.
Syllabus 1. Introduction
1.1. Finding everyday life: the common and the absurd
1.2. Major contributions towards a Sociology of Everyday Life.
1.3. Towards a Sociology of the Insignificant.
2. The transparent quilt of everyday life
2.1. Time and space in everyday life.
2.2. creating symbols and constructing identities.
2.3. Imediate encounters: interaction in everyday life.
3. Consumption society
3.1. Consumption, consumerism and consumers
3.2. Everyday life and the cathedral of consumption
3.3. The emotional dimension of consumption in everyday life.
Main Bibliography BAUMAN, Zygmunt (2007), Liquid times: living in an age of uncertainty, Cambridge, Polity Press
BERGER, Peter e LUCKMANN, Thomas (1997), Construção Social da Realidade, Petrópolis, Ed. Vozes
CARMO, Renato Miguel (2006), Contributos para Uma Sociologia do Espaço-Tempo, Oeiras, Celta
GARFINKEL, Harold (1996), Studies in Ethnomethodology, Cambridge, Polity Press
HELLER, Agnes (1977), Sociología de la Vida Cotidiana, Barcelona, Ed. Peninsula
LIPOVETSKY, Gilles (2006), A Felicidade Paradoxal – Ensaio sobre a Sociedade do Hiperconsumo, Lisboa, Edições 70
MACHADO PAIS, José (2002), Sociologia da Vida Quotidiana, Lisboa, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais
MACHADO PAIS, José (2010), Lufa-lufa Quotidiana, Lisboa, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais
MAFFESOLI, Michel (1987), Conhecimento do Quotidiano, Lisboa, Vega
SIMMEL, Georg (1971), On Individuality and Social Forms, Chicago, Chicago University Press
ZELDIN, Theodore (1997), História Íntima da Humanidade, Lisboa, Teorema
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The course has a strong practical and observational focus.
Classes will mix lectures, discussion seminars, critical reading, audiovisual components. Students should develop a critical sense towards the issues approached during the course.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-04

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