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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 102/2013 
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Alessandra Corrado, Introduzione. La nuova questione agraria: controllo delle risorse e riproduzione sociale (Introduction. The New Agrarian Question: Control Over Resources and Social Reproduction)
Philip McMichael, Historicizing the Agrarian Question (Historicizing the Agrarian Question)
van der Ploeg Jan Douwe, Ye Jingzhong, Wu Huifang, Wang Chunyu, Terra, lavoro e produzione agricola in Cina: meccanismi di intensificazione basati sul lavoro (Land, Labour and Agricultural Production in China: Mechanisms of Labour-Driven Intensification)
Alessandra Corrado, Crisi, ricontadinizzazione e lavoro. Storie di transizioni nel nord e nel sud italia (Crisis, Repeasantization and Labor. Stories of Transition in Northern and Southern Italy)
Silvia Sivini, Reti alimentari alternative: un’esperienza siciliana promossa da produttori critici (Alternative Food Networks: a Sicilian Experience Promoted by Critical Farmers)
Annamaria Vitale, I pascoli di loliondo. green grabbing e safari di caccia (The Grazing Land of Loliondo. Green grabbing and hunting safari)
Matteo Colleoni, Simone Caiello, Il peri-urbano e i suoi caratteri socio-territoriali. Una proposta analitica e empirica in Lombardia (The Periurban Environment and Its Socio-Territorial Features. An Analytical and Empirical Proposal for Lombardy)
Silvia Mugnano, Giulia Caiani, Dove finisce la città? Proposta di una classificazione dei comuni lombardi sulla base della morfologia sociale e delle funzioni (Where Does the City End? A Proposal for Classifying all Lombardy Municipalities by Using a Social Morphology and Functional Approach)
Vincenzo Marrone, Il comitato di abitanti come fattore di amplificazione e qualificazione dei legami sociali di vicinato (The Role of the Neighborhood Committee to the Social Relationship and Sense of Security Perception)
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Issue 101/2013 
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Jean François Laé, Editoriale. Robert Castel, cinquant’anni di tenacia sociologica
Giuseppina Cersosimo, Concezioni di salute e di ambienti urbani (Conceptions of Health and Urban Environments)
Giuseppina Cersosimo, La salute urbana. individui, ambiente e territorio nella pianificazione sanitaria pubblica (Urban Health. Individuals, Environment and Land Use Planning in Public Health)
Alfredo Mela, La salute mentale dei migranti: problemi, approcci, contesti (The Mental Health of Migrants: Problems, Approaches and Contexts)
Agostino Petrillo, Lo "svantaggio concentrato": gli slums tra patologie mediche e governance della povertà (The Concentration of Disadvantage; the Slums between Medical Pathologies and Governance of Poverty)
Cecilia Cristofori, La percezione dell’ambiente e del rischio nel tempo della crisi (The Perception of Environment and Risk in Time of Crisis)
Giuseppina Cersosimo, La città ambivalente: lavoro e salute a Taranto (The Ambivalent City: Work and Health in Taranto)
Gennaro Avallone, Tra finanziarizzazione e processi ecologici. la salute urbana come bene comune (Between Financialization and Ecological Processes. Urban Health as a Common Good)
Mara Tognetti Bordogna, Bisogni di salute degli immigrati e i processi di cambiamento organizzativo nei servizi sanitari (Health Needs of Immigrants and the Processes of Organizational Change in Health Services)
Monica Gilli, Mutamenti climatici e paesaggio simbolico (Climate Change and Symbolic Landscape)
Tommaso Vitale, Socialità, omofilia e povertà urbana (Sociability, Homophily and Urban Inequalities)
Giampaolo Nuvolati, S. Zukin, l’altra New York. Alla ricerca della metropoli autentica. Bologna: il mulino, 2013
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Issue 100/2013 
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Gabriele Manella, Le luci della città:l’ascesa del turismo urbano tra opportunità e rischi (City Lights: The Rise of Urban Tourism Between Opportunity and Risk)
Licia Lipari, Gli effetti dello sviluppo turistico sull’offerta commerciale. analisi del centro storico fiorentino (The Effects of Tourism Development Upon the Commercial Supply. An Analysis about Historical Center of Florence)
Paolo Corvo, La green city come attrazione turistica (The Green City as Tourist Attraction)
Emilio Cocco, Pietro Sabatino, Turismo urbano e turismo nautico nella multi-città adriatica (Urban Tourism and Nautical Tourism in the Adriatic Multi-City)
Michele Tubaldi, La cultura negli scenari di sviluppo urbano: l’East Village di New York ed il centro di Manchester (Culture in Urban Development Scenarios: the East Village in New York and the Manchester City Centre)
Fiorenza Deriu, Giovanni Bucco, Il social cohousing: una risposta innovativa alle incertezze presenti e future dei giovani in Italia (The Social Cohousing: an Innovative Answer to Present and Future Uncertainties of Young People in Italy)
Sebastiano Citroni, La dimensione istituzionale dei significati del tempo libero. indicazioni d’analisi da un classico studio di comunità (The Institutional Dimension of the Meanings of Leisure. Directions of Analysis from a Classical Community Study)
Maria Laura Ruiu, Il cohousing e la sottile linea tra spazio pubblico e spazio privato: the community project (Cohousing and the Thin Line between Public and Private Spaces: The Community Project)
Guido Borelli, Pratiche predatorie urbane e ristrutturazione delle relazioni sociali. (D. Harvey, il capitalismo contro il diritto alla città, Ombre Corte, 2012) (Urban Predatory Practices and Restructuring of Social Relations (D. Harvey, Il capitalismo contro il diritto alla città, Ombre Corte, 2012),)
Agostino Petrillo, La comunità dopo la comunità. (M. Castrignanò. Comunità, capitale sociale, quartiere. Francoangeli 2012) (Community after the Community (M. Castrignanò, Comunità, capitale sociale, quartiere, FrancoAngeli, 2012),)
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