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Sociologia urbana e rurale has been founded in 1979 by Paolo Guidicini. Maurizio Bergamaschi is the current General Editor. This journal is promoted and managed by the Center for Studies on City and Territory Problems (Ce.P.Ci.T) of the Department of Sociology and Business Law at the University of Bologna and is published quarterly by Franco Angeli.
Sociologia urbana e rurale It is the only Italian journal of sociology of the environment and the territory and publishes theoretical and empirical studies mainly related to the transformations of urban and rural areas. Particular attention is paid to their socio-spatial configurations, poverty and social exclusion, urban governance, migratory movements at local and international scale, environmental issues, architectural design and urban planning, tourism, and new metropolitan populations.
The journal also includes methodological essays, history of the discipline, and bibliographic reviews on specific topics. The journal does not intend to limit itself to sociology, but rather to revive the debate with other disciplines and professional figures, particularly architects, urbanists and geographers, interrupted for some time. The journal intends to broaden publishing opportunities, to stimulate debate, and to compare ideas and research results. This journal not only uses the collaboration with Italian scholars but also with international ones, and for this reason, prominent European and American researchers have agreed to join the Executive Board.
The structure of the journal includes a monographic section in every issue, committed to one or two editors, indicated by the steering Committee, presented and introduced by them, but it also includes, in a second section, studies and researches, reports, reflections on specific disciplinary aspects, bibliographical reviews of the most up-to-date literature. Each journal issue has also a section for national and international books reviews. Each year, the Executive Board plans the topics of the monographic section and its editors.
Editors are committed to launch an international call for paper that will be advertised on the journal’s website and on the Sociology of Territory section website of the Italian Association of Sociology (AIS), or directly requesting potential contributors. The Executive Board reserves the right to evaluate proposals for the monographic section of the journal. All authors are invited to submit a monographic number to the Executive Board.
The articles are expected to be published in one of the following languages: Italian, French, English, German and Spanish.
The articles proposed for publication are submitted to an Evaluation Committee.
The authors must present their articles with a brief summary (10 lines) and 6 key words in Italian and English.

General Editor: Maurizio Bergamaschi (
Executive board: Marco Alberio (UQAR Université du Québec à Rimouski), Maurizio Ambrosini (Università di Milano), Giandomenico Amendola (Università di Firenze), Franco Bianchini (Leeds Metropolitan University), Paola Bonora (Università di Bologna), Marc Breviglieri (Haute Ecole Spécialisée di Ginevra), Marco Castrignanò (Università di Bologna), Pier Luigi Cervellati (IUAV), Ada Cavazzani (Università della Calabria), Terry Clark (University of Chicago), Alessia de Biase (LAA-LAVUE -UMR 7218 CNRS- Ecole nationale superieure de Paris la Villette), Michael Dear (University of California, Berkeley), Nancy Duxbury (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra), Alberto Gasparini (Università di Trieste), Nancy Holman (London School of Economics), Ray Hutchison (University of Wisconsin - Green Bay), Tom Hutton (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), Richard Ingersoll (Syracuse University Firenze), Yuri Kazepov (Università di Milano Bicocca), Volker Kirchberg, (Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg), Jean Francois Laé (Universitè Paris VIII), John Logan (Brown University), Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques (Universidade de São Paulo), Ezio Marra (Università di Milano Bicocca), Guido Martinotti (Università di Milano Bicocca) †, Antonietta Mazzette (Università di Sassari), Alfredo Mela (Politecnico di Torino), Enzo Mingione (Università di Milano Bicocca), Fiammetta Mignella Calvosa (LUMSA di Roma), Ali Modarres (Department of Geosciences and Environment at California State University, Los Angeles), Harvey Molotch (New York University), Nicola Negri (Università di Torino), Giampaolo Nuvolati (Università di Milano Bicocca), Simon Parker (University of York), Carlo Petrini (Università degli studi di Scienze Gastronomiche), Giovanni Pieretti (Università di Bologna), Osvaldo Pieroni (Università della Calabria), Fortunata Piselli (Università di Napoli Federico II), Juan José Pujadas (Universitat Rovira I Virgili di Tarragona), Jason Prior (University of Technology, Sydney), Dean J. Saitta (University of Denver), Mario Small (University of Chicago), Richard Taub (University of Chicago), Antonio Tosi (Politecnico di Milano), Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay (TÉLUQ, Université du Québec), Francesca Zajczyk (Università di Milano Bicocca)..Editors: Mario Boffi (Università di Milano Bicocca), Matteo Colleoni (Università di Milano Bicocca), Alessandra Corrado (Università della Calabria), Enrico Ercole (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Monica Gilli (Università di Milano Bicocca), Carlo Gelosi (Università per stranieri Dante Alighieri di Reggio Calabria), Alessandra Landi (Università di Bologna), Gabriele Manella (Università di Bologna), Francesca Mantovani (Università di Bologna), Michela Morello (Università di Palermo), Alessandra Olivi (Universidad de Sevilla), Agostino Petrillo (Politecnico di Milano), Asterio Savelli (Università di Bologna), Camillo Tidore (Università di Sassari).Editorial staff: Alice Lomonaco (coordinatrice, Università di Bologna), Luca Daconto (Università di Milano Bicocca), Carolina Mudan Marelli (Ecole nationale superieure de Paris la Villette), Davide Olori (Università di Bologna), Valeria Piro (Università di Bologna), Giuliana Sangrigoli (Università di Bologna).

Editorial Office: Centro Studi sui Problemi della Città e del Territorio (Ce.P.Ci.T), Dipartimento di Sociologia e diritto dell’economia, Strada Maggiore 45 40125 - Bologna, tel. 051-2092859 - fax 051-238004Bologna, tel. 051-2092859 - fax 051-238004, Maurizio Bergamaschi (

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Issue 105/2014 
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Alberta Andreotti, Neighbourhoods in the globalized world
Christine Barwick, Beyond the deficit perspective: family ties and residential choice of upwardly mobile turkish-germans
Heike Hanhörster, "You Feel At Home Where You Take Root": Neighbourhood Choice And Sense Of Belonging Of Turkish Middle-Class Households
Roberta Marzorati, Neighbour Relations In The Socially And Ethnically Diverse Centre Of A Northern Italian Town: The Role Of Housing Conditions
Juliana Martins, Manufacturing Encounters: Events, Social Interaction, And Neighborhood Space In Tech City
Felipe Link, Social Networks And Urban Structure: From Local Integration To Metropolitan Isolation In Santiago De Chile
Eduardo Marques, The Spatial Dimensions Of Personal Networks Among Poor Urban São Paulo and Salvador
Marco Castrignanò, Alessandra Landi, Urban Resilience And Neighbourhood Approach: Some Insights From Transition Town Movement
Antonietta Mazzette, Public Spaces between the need of Safety and Privatization: a research on Italian cities
Maurizio Bergamaschi, Biblioteca e produzione di spazio pubblico. (S. Paugam, C. Giorgetti, des pauvres à la bibliothèque. Enquête au centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013)
Pia De Rubertis, Daniela Ciaffi, Recensioni
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Issue 104/2014 
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Alessandra Olivi, Il laboratorio urbano della città mediterranea (The Urban Laboratory of Mediterranean City)
i Giner Josepa Cucó, En aras de la globalización neoliberal: los barrios del water front de Valencia
Maria Elena Buslacchi, Né pubblico né privato: lo spazio comune nel mediterraneo. Il caso di marsiglia, capitale europea della cultura 2013 (Neither Public nor Private: Common Space around the Mediterranean Sea. The Casestudy of Marseille, European Capital of Culture 2013,)
Mehmet Baris Kuymulu, Growth and revolt: resisting urban redevelopment in turkey
Yannis Kallianos, The (il)legitimate city; spatiotemporal approaches of legitimacy and social change in Athens at times of crisis
Georgia Alexsandri, Processi di gentrification e paure urbane ad Atene durante la crisi (Gentrification and Urban Fears in Athens at times of Crisis)
Jorge Sequera, Michael Janoschka, Politiche di gentrification nel centro storico di Madrid: creatività, produzione culturale e commercio al dettaglio (The Politics of Gentrification in the Historic Centre of Madrid: Creativity, Cultural Production and Retail)
Antonin Margier, L’appropriation des espaces publics par les personnes sans-abri, entre contraintes et elaboration d’un «chez-soi» (The Appropriation of Public Spaces by Homeless, between Stresses and Develop a «chez-soi»)
Giovanni Pieretti, Marianna Brizzi, Tra ricreazione e formazione: il caso dei centri giovani della provincia di Bolzano (Between Recreation and Training: the Case of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano Youth Centres)
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Giandomenico Amendola, La sociologia urbana e l’incerta relazione con la domanda
Marco Castrignanò, Struttura sociale e cultura della povertà: per un approccio contestualista (Social Structure and Culture of Poverty: for a Contextual Approach)
Herbert Gans, Sulla dicotomia cultura vs struttura (Against Culture versus Structure)
David J. Harding, Peter Hepburn, Cultural mechanisms in neighborhood effects research in the united states (Cultural Mechanism in Neighborhood Effects Research in the United States)
Marco Alberio, Growing up and living in a poor neighbourhood: A comparative perspective on the neighbourhood effects In Paris and Milan (Growing Up and Living in a Poor Neighborood: a Comparative Perspective on the Neighborood Effects in Paris and Milan)
Luca Daconto, Living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods: only negative Effects? The role of the spatial dimension in the French urban sensible areas.
Laura Bovone, Quartieri di periferia e capitale culturale creolo: una prospettiva per Milano (Peripherical Districts and Creole Cultural Capital: a Perspective for Milan)
Niccolò Cuppini, La città dopo la città? (D. Harvey, Città ribelli, il Saggiatore, 2013) (The City After the City)
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