The Lab’s Quarterly is pleased to announce a new service for our readers and authors: Online First.

The Online First service means the immediate online publication of all accepted papers soon after authors have returned the corrected proofs. This signifies a reduction in publication time. It will no longer be necessary for articles to wait until the “next issue”.

Online First articles are searchable and citable by their DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

Online First Articles

2021

Jeanne Ferrari-Giovanangeli, Quand l’habit fait le moine. Vers un ethnoscape corse?

Using an anthropological approach to communication, this article examines the processes that lead an island community to a quest for symbols that carry an aesthetic conception of authenticity in order to foster union and belief. Several brands of ready-to-wear clothing are used. Their products are studied as communication supports revealing an interpretative framework of reality ...
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Cinzia Ciardi, Alessandro Balestrino, Funzionamenti e legami: riflessioni su Sen, Granovetter e Burt

The paper investigates the extent to which the role of social ties and social networks matters for a fundamental issue within Sen’s human capability approach, namely the question of how and why different individuals have different abilities to translate resources into functionings. Building on the contributions of economic sociologists such as Granovetter and Burt, we argue that the presence of social contact networks (or lack thereof) could be key to determine such differences in the level to which functionings are achieved. We also briefly discuss the implication of our analysis for economic policy ...
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Lino Rossi, Enrico Orsenigo, Pensare per orientare: suggestioni su convivialità e “società degli apprendimenti”. Sulle lezioni americane di Italo Calvino

This article intends to examine the position that the school can acquire as a means of orientation, that is, an intermediary agency and mediator with the task of sup-porting its users (students, teachers, but also families) in the difficult work of con-scious participation in the network of knowledge. and skills. In this direction we have tried to re-read the key concepts, or perhaps the metaphors of a knowledge destined to create meaning that Italo Calvino proposed in his American Lectures. Lightness, speed, accuracy, visibility, multiplicity and finally “beginning and end”, can represent the problematic nuclei of an orienting thought, from whose suggestions try to define the cognitive map for an educational project capable of supporting convivial knowledge and access to a learning society capable of pro-moting social change and seeking to reduce inequalities in terms of individual and class opportunities.  ...
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Giulia Salzano, L’itinerario filosofico di Alfred Schütz. Fenomenologia e sociologia tra orizzonti e attese

Schütz’s attempt to combine genetic phenomenology and comprehensive soci-ology is undoubtedly one of the most stimulating proposals to deepen the fruit-ful dialogue between philosophy and social sciences. The paper aims to recon-struct Alfred Schütz’s speculative itinerary, highlighting the continuity with Ed-mund Husserl’s thought in order to go through the path the author traced in outlining a phenomenology of Everyday life-world and in giving a philosophi-cal foundation to social sciences, placing at the centre of the investigation the meaningful structures that permeate the social world.  ...
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Gianluca Senatore, Lucia Groe, Towards a new Concept of Sustainability? The role of culturalization and traditional knowledge

This work contributes to animate the scientific debate on sustainability in a double sense: a) by placing the need of stripping the term of ambiguous concepts wrongly attributed by the interpretative processes of modernity; b) to start a process of cultural construction of sustainability based on the redefinition of the roles of knowledge and on the man-nature relationship read in terms of interconnected-ness. The authors will present a new term: Mitakuyeability, a reinforcing form of the concept of sustainability rather than its reinterpretation, understood as the abil-ity to interconnect with all the possibilities of the universe that stimulates the abil-ity to take care and the definition of sustainable strategies of 2030 Agenda.  ...
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Patrizia Pacini Volpe, Il ruolo proattivo del volontariato in prigione. Esperienze di solidarietà e pratica di sussidiarietà. Uno studio sociologico tra Italia e Francia

Voluntary work, a fundamental and essential component for the correct reintegration of detainees into society, has a widespread presence in prisons of Italy and France, even though it has different religious, ideological, and cultural roots. This research shows the two pivotal roles of voluntary work: the active and promoting dimension, evidence of civic commitment and solidarity through the discreet presence in everyday life; the political dimension, as a social entity that participates in removing the obstacles that generate disadvantages, exclusion, degradation, and loss of social cohesion. Not without criticisms and contentious issues, voluntary work is however a force and a resource, in the prison and post-prison environment, essential to facilitate the rehabilitation of prisoners, albeit with different operating modes ...
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