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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.
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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 126/2021 Territori in trasformazione
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Territori in trasformazione
Violetta Tucci, Stesse case, diversi abitanti: trasformazioni sociali e abitative nel quartiere Vanchiglia di Torino (Same houses, different inhabitants: social and housing transformation in Turin’s Vanchiglia district)
Territori in trasformazione
Luca Fazzi, Sviluppo legale ed ecosostenibile nelle aree rurali svantaggiate del sud Italia: il ruolo delle imprese sociali (Legal and eco-sustainable development in disadvantaged rural areas of southern Italy: the role of social enterprises)
Territori in trasformazione
Anna Maria Zaccaria, Cambiamento climatico: un processo sociale complesso (Climate change: a complex social process)
Territori in trasformazione
Anna Mary Garrapa, "Frontiere del lavoro" in Messico: braccianti messicani e centroamericani in esodo tra (il)legalità, intermediazione e mercato agroalimentare ("Borders of work" in Mexico: Mexican and Central American migrant laborers in exodus between (il)legality, intermediation and the agri-food market)
Territori in trasformazione
Raúl Pérez-Arévalo, Andrés Caballero-Calvo, El capital humano en las "ciudades creativas" latinoamericanas: el caso de Barranquilla y otras ciudades colombianas (Human Capital in Latin-American ‘Creative Cities’: The Case of Barranquilla and other Colombian cities)
Territori in trasformazione
Gabriele Manella, Emanuele Giordano, Tommaso Rimondi, Dominique Crozat, Tra consumo e rischio: l’ambivalenza della vita di notte tra gli studenti di Montpellier e di Bologna (Between Risk and Consumption: the ambivalence of students’ nightlife in Montpellier and Bologna)
Territori in trasformazione
Francesco Morandi, Patrimonio culturale e turismo trasformativo: nuovi modelli di sviluppo e opportunità per territori autentici (Cultural heritage and transformative tourism: New development models and opportunities for authentic territories)
Territori in trasformazione
Nunzia Borrelli, Chiara Caterina Razzano, Giulia Corti, Maura Benegiamo, Small farmers constraints and potentialities. A survey in Kenya
Territori in trasformazione
Fabio Corbisiero, Come apprendere ad essere un turista sostenibile attraverso le Aree Marine Protette: il caso del Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Napoli (How to learn being a sustainable tourist through Marine Protected Areas: the case of Gaiola Naples)
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Issue 125/2021 Ghetti urbani e rurali. Contributi di ricerca
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Alfredo Agustoni, Alfredo Alietti, Lo spettro del ghetto e i processi di ghettizzazione. Considerazioni introduttive (The ghost of the ghetto and processes of ghettoization. Opening remarks)
Tom Slater, The ghetto as stigmatizing mythology: three European examples
Antonio Ciniero, Modelli politici e processi di istituzionalizzazione come vettori di esclusione e marginalità sociale: il caso dei campi rom e dei ghetti agricoli (Political models and institutionalisation processes as vectors of social exclusion and marginalisation: the case of roma camps and agricultural ghettos)
Claudia Mantovan, Gaja Maestri, Donne e rom. Segregazione razziale, oppressione di genere e resistenze (Women and Roma: racial segregation, gender oppression and resistance)
Paola Piscitelli, In the waithood. Vecchi e nuovi confinamenti nella Johannesburg post-apartheid (In the waithood. Past and present confinements in post-apartheid Johannesburg)
Ivana Matteucci, Personal network e comunità ibride: le social street (Personal network and hybryd communities: social streets)
Letizia Carrera, Centri storici tra specificità e processi di mutamento (Historical centres between specificity and changing process)
Igor Costarelli, Edilizia sociale e nuovi modelli di gestione inclusiva: selettività e responsabilizzazione (Social housing and new inclusive management approaches: selectivity and responsabilization)

Issue 124/2021 Il filo rosso dello Spatial Turn
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Giandomenico Amendola, Il filo rosso dello spatial turn. Note a margine degli articoli
Luca Bottini, Igor Costarelli, In medio stat virtus? Qualità abitativa e benessere individuale nelle aree urbane italiane (In medio stat virtus? Housing quality and subjective wellbeing in urban areas in Italy)
Mady Mohamed, Human Poverty in Rural Communities in Egypt. A Case Study of Al-Sharkia Province
Fabio Corbisiero, Luigi Delle Cave, Comunità resilienti e qualità della vita: il caso del centro storico di Napoli (Resilient Communities and Quality of Life: the Case of Historical Centre of Naples)
Jessica Balest, Natalia Magnani, Contesto socio-culturale ed efficienza energetica nell’abitazione (Socio-cultural context and building energy efficiency)
Marxiano Melotti, Tra passato e presente. Ostia e la sua problematica liminalità (Between past and present. Ostia and its difficult liminality)
Monica Musolino, Vulnerabilità sociale e percezione del danno: due casi studio in Italia (Social vulnerability and damage perception: two italian case studies)
Giulia Storato, Giuliana Sanò, Francesco Della Puppa, Fare casa nella città interstiziale, tra dinamiche attrattive e forze espulsive. Condizioni abitative e strategie della vita quotidiana di richiedenti asilo e rifugiati senza dimora a Trento (Home-making in the interstitial city, between attractive dynamics and expulsive forces. Housing conditions and every-day life strategies of homeless asylum seekers and refugees in Trento)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

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