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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 96/2011 Progetta, esponi e visita: mega eventi e grandi città
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Chito Guala, Eredità e implicazioni dei Mega eventi (Legacy and Implications of the Mega Events)
Francesc Muñoz, I grandi eventi nella città del XXI secolo: variazioni sull'esperienza di Barcellona (Urban Mega-Events in the 21st century city: variations on the Barcelona experience)
Paolo Corvo, Il progetto "Nutrire Milano": il Parco Sud e Expo 2015 (Project "Feeding Milan": South Park and Expo 2015)
Luca Savoja, Le dimensioni socioculturali dei Distretti Commerciali: reti sociali, partecipazione e risorse locali. La sperimentazione in Piemonte (Socio-cultural dimensions of Commercial Districts: social networks, commitment and local resources. A testing in Piedmont)
Silvia Mugnano, Introduzione
Giandomenico Amendola, L’onda lunga dei grandi eventi (Mega Events: Long lasting effects)
Javier Revilla Diez, Jens Kramer, Expo 2000 revisited: the regional economic impact of the world exposition in Hannover
Gilberto Marzano, Il turismo rurale come business eco-compatibile: l’importanza delle culture locali (Rural tourism as eco-business: the value of local cultures)

Issue 95/2011 

Jean-François Laé, Numa Murard, Ritorno su una ricerca. Etnografia di una città operaia. Elbeuf 1980-2010 (Back to a research. Ethnography of a working class city. Elbeuf 1980- 2010)
Ferdinando Fava, Le interazioni sul campo e l’implicazione in Gérard Althabe. Oltre lo stallo dell’etnografia urbana (The field interactions and the social production of the ethnographer in Gérard Althabe. Beyond a stucked urban ethnography)
Irene Sartoretti, La modernizzazione difficile. Una generazione di architetti tra politica, filosofia e scienze sociali (The difficult modernization. A generation of Architects among Politics, Philosophy and Social Sciences)
Santino Cambria, Migrazione interna e migrazione attuale in Italia. Territorio e mutamento sociale in relazione al disagio psichico (Domestic migration and current migration in Italy. Territory and social change in relation to mental disorders)
Maurizio Bergamaschi, Marco Casterignanò, Pratiche etnografiche nel mondo urbano. Il dibattito francese (Ethnographic practices in the urban world. The French debate)
Claudia Girola, Incontrare persone senza dimora. Un’antropologia riflessiva (Meeting homeless people. A reflexive anthropology)
Alessia de Biase, Riorentare lo sguardo, ricercare un’intimità (Redirecting our view, looking for intimacy)
Maria Laura Ruiu, La vetrinizzazione delle città contemporanee. Bratislava - Milano: due realtà a confronto (The showcasing process of modern cities. A comparison between Bratislava and Milan)

Issue 94/2011 La mobilità territoriale nelle società contemporanee
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Matteo Colleoni, Introduzione (Introduction)
Fiammetta Mignella Calvosa, Politiche per la mobilità sostenibile (Sustainable mobility policies)
Mario Boffi, Pietro Palvarini, Flussi di mobilità e definizione delle aree metropolitane (Mobility Flows and the Definition of the Metropolitan Areas)
Giulio Mattioli, Scelta modale, atteggiamenti e condivisione dello spazio nella mobilità quotidiana (Modal choice, attitudes and the sharing of space in daily mobility)
Marco Castrignanò, Gabriele Manella, The Concept of Community Today: A Cultural and Spatial Perspective
Giovanni Pieretti, Tra ripensamento e innovazione: per una nuova sfida (Rethinking and Innovating: for a New Challenge)
Matteo Colleoni, Mobilità e società urbane contemporanee (Mobility and contemporary urban societies)
Marianna d'Ovidio, Giampaolo Nuvolati, Mobilità, classe creativa, popolazioni urbane (Mobility, metropolitan populations and "cultural corridors")
Barbara Borlini, Clara Melzi, Francesco Memo, Mobilità, accessibilità ed equità sociale (Mobility, accessibility and social equity)
Robert Nadler, Multilocalità: un concetto emergente fra mobilità e migrazione (Multilocality: an emerging concept between mobility and migration)

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