Structure and Social Inequalities
Sustainable Development Goals
a) present and discuss social inequalities and occupational rearrangement in Portuguese society
b) develop reflective and analytical skills based on a set of conceptual proposals about structure and social inequality in contemporary societies;
c) develop operational skills regarding the use of the concepts for analyse social classes
A. Main theoretical frames
1 historical materialism and the theory of social classes
2 The functionalist paradigm and the theory of social stratification
3 Contemporary achievements
3.1 Bourdieu praxiology: habitus, field and action
3.2 The emergence of citizenship and the new social movements
3.3 Contemporary structuring of social inequalities: gender, ethnicity, poverty
B. Measuring issues and operational procedures
C. Social occupational dynamics in Portuguese and western societies
Tutorial sessions and self-study in accordance with Bologna Process recommendations.
In addition to the content presentation by the teacher, the classes also count on the students participation who, individually or in small groups, and based on resources previously distributed or gathered through self-study, will contribute to streamline sessions and learning and reflexivity about programmatic contents.
a) Continuous Evaluation:
2 Written tests = (35%+35%) = 70%
1 Working paper = 30%
b) Evaluation by final exam:
1 Written test = 65%
1 Working paper = 35%.
Note: Working paper as practical work developed in the semester under teacher supervision.
- Bruno Miguel de Almeida Dionísio [responsible]