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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 123/2020 
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Domenica Farinella, Antonello Podda, Quale welfare per le aree rurali, tra inclusione territoriale e strategie di rete per i servizi essenziali. Nota introduttiva
Jacopo Sforzi, Giovanni Teneggi, Le imprese di comunità come strumento di welfare rurale (Community enterprises as a tool for rural welfare)
Federica Viganò, Il Welfare rurale nella Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano. Alcuni esperimenti innovativi (Rural Welfare the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. Some innovative practices)
Domenica Farinella, Antonello Podda, Pratiche di welfare e innovatori sociali nelle aree rurali: il caso della Regione Sardegna (Welfare Practices and social innovators in rural areas: the Sardinia Region case)
Nico Bazzoli, Elisa Lello, Divari territoriali e cambiamento politico. Una geografia critica a partire dal caso marchigiano (Territorial inequalities and political change. A critical geography starting from the case of Marche region)
A cura della Redazione, Referee 2018 -2020
Nico Bazzoli, Elisa Lello, Divari territoriali e cambiamento politico. Una geografia critica a partire dal caso marchigiano. (Urban spaces as mirrors of multiple social identities. Supplementary materials)
A cura della Redazione, Abstracts
Giovanni Carrosio, Giorgio Osti, Il welfare nella trappola della marginalità territoriale (The welfare state into the trap of territorial marginality)
Angela Genova, Sociologia strumentale e riflessiva nella costruzione del welfare rurale (Instrumental and reflexive sociology in the construction of rural welfare)
Carla Moretti, Agricoltura sociale: progettualità possibili nel welfare locale (Social Farming: Possible Planning in Local Welfare)
Fiammetta Fanizza, Welfare degli habitat e nuove forme di cittadinanza sociale. Il benessere dei territori, delle comunità e degli individui (The welfare of habitat for new social citizenships. The wellbeing of territories, communities and people)
Cecilia Inés Galimberti, El límite como superficie: transformaciones en la interfaz urbano/rural de Rosario (Argentina) (The limit as a surface: transformations in the urban/rural metropolitan interface of Rosario (Argentina))
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni
Cecilia Inés Galimberti, Urban spaces as mirrors of multiple social identities: the Palestinian people of Israel (Urban spaces as mirrors of multiple social identities. Supplementary materials)

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Niccolò Cuppini, Cosa si muove sotto lo skyline digitale? Storia e politica della smart city (What’s new under the digital skyline? History and politics of the smart city)
Giovanni Tocci, La governance delle città intelligenti. Tecnologia, innovazione e smartness (Governance of the smart cities. Technology, innovation and smartness)
Davide Luca Arcidiacono, Dalla smart city alla sharing city: verso un nuovo ecosistema urbano? (From smart city to sharing city: towards a new urban ecosystem?)
Antonietta Mazzette, Sara Spanu, Cambiamenti d’uso delle città tra turismo e politiche di rigenerazione: il caso delle abitazioni temporanee (Changes of city’s use between tourism and regeneration policies: the case of temporary dwellings)
Carolina Mudan Marelli, Coping strategies, attori locali e quartieri stigmatizzati. Un’analisi critica della proposta teorica di Wacquant (Coping strategies, local actors and stigmatized neighborhoods. A critical analysis of Wacquant’s theoretical proposal)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni
Comitato di Redazione, Sintesi
Maurizio Busacca, Città intelligenti e innovazione sociale: contro (e dentro) le retoriche della smartness e della social innovation. Nota introduttiva
Maurizio Busacca, Smart City e innovazione sociale: proposta di un framework analitico critico (Smart city and social innovation: towards a critical analytical framework)
Giampaolo Nuvolati, Il flâneur perso nella smart city (The flâneur lost in the smart city)
Guido Borelli, La smart city e la fine della città (The smart city and the end of the city)
Paola de Salvo, Marco Mazzoni, Rita Marchetti, Anna Stanziano, La dimensione sociale dei disastri: la comunità di Norcia dopo il terremoto del 2016 (The social dimension of disasters: the community of Norcia after the 2016 earthquake)
Antonietta Mazzette, Sara Spanu, Cambiamenti d’uso delle città tra turismo e politiche di rigenerazione: il caso delle abitazioni temporanee. Supplementary materials (Supplementary materials)

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Alfredo Mela, Contributi di ricerca socio-spaziali. Introduzione (Introduction)
Marianna d’Ovidio, Valentina Pacetti, Milano, hub creativo per il sistema moda (Milan, creative hub for the fashion system)
Monica Gilli, Maria Cristina Martinengo, Dallo sci al turismo: prospettive postfordiste per le montagne piemontesi (From skiing to tourism: post-Fordist perspectives for the Piedmont mountains)
Lucilla Salvia, I caporali e il loro ruolo nella filiera agroalimentare del Basso Lazio: oltre la criminalizzazione (Labour contractors and their role in the agricultural value chain of Lazio Region: beyond criminalization)
Alessandra Terenzi, Matteo Colleoni, Urban spaces as mirrors of multiple social identities: the Palestinian people of Israel
A cura della Redazione, Sintesi
Francesco Biagi, Il contributo di Henri Lefebvre agli studi di sociologia rurale (The Henri Lefebvre’s contribution about rural sociology)
Enrico Gargiulo, Michele Mastandrea, "La Cina è vicina": il controllo della residenza tra Italia e Repubblica Popolare Cinese ("La Cina è vicina": the control of residency in Italy and People’s Republic of China)
Marvi Maggio, La partecipazione pubblica come soggetto di una nuova territorializzazione (Public participation as agency of a new territorialization)
Patrizia Santoro, L’empowerment dei beneficiari delle politiche agricole: un’analisi sulla dimensione cognitiva nella Valle del Belice (The empowerment of rural policy takers: an analysis of the cognitive dimension in the Valle Del Belice)
Alessandra Terenzi, Matteo Colleoni, Urban spaces as mirrors of multiple social identities: the Palestinian people of Israel -Supplementary materials
Comitato di Redazione, Recensioni

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