BORTOLINI MATTEO

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Ufficio Bortolini, primo piano del Castelletto, via Cesarotti 10-12 Controllare sempre nella pagina "Avvisi" se il ricevimento si tiene regolarmente. Dal 28 maggio 2018 il ricevimento regolare è sospeso. Guardare la pagina degli AVVISI per le date estive
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Proposals for thesis
Lo studente che volesse fare la tesi con me deve contattarmi via email e riceverà un documento iniziale con istruzioni per cominciare la tesi.

NB: io sarò in congedo dal 1 gennaio al 31 dicembre 2019. Gli aspiranti tesisti sono avvertiti ce in quel periodo io non potrò (né vorrò) seguire e/o discutere tesi.

Di seguito sono elencati alcuni temi e oggetti diversi su cui mi piacerebbe seguire tesi in questo periodo. TUTTI i temi prevedono l'utilizzo di testi in inglese:

- Gli intellettuali
- Storia della sociologia all'Università di Padova 1850-1950
- La teoria della secolarizzazione e la sua crisi
- Secolarizzazione e post-secolarismo
- Struttural-funzionalismo ed egemonia in sociologia, 1960-1970
- Storia della sociologia italiana dagli anni 1940s agli anni 1980s
- Cultura della celebrità
- Processi di stereotipizzazione e strutturazione delle celebrity
- Celebrificazione e stereotipizzazione: i celebrity chef
- Processi di categorizzazione e stereotipizzazione nella musica pop e rock
- Il dualismo cantante / chitarrista nel rock anni Sessanta e Settanta
- Pop italiano degli anni Sessanta: gruppi e cantanti
- "One hit wonder" italiani e la carriera di musicista
- Sviluppo e neo-colonialismo: la Cina in Africa, oggi

Sociologi italiani: Alessandro Pizzorno, Franco Ferrarotti, Filippo Barbano, Achille Ardigò, Luciano Gallino, Gian Antonio Gilli, Achille Loria, Filippo Carli, Corrado Gini.

Autori classici: Hannah Arendt, Talcott Parsons, C. Wright Mills, George C. Homans, Eric Voegelin, Alvin W. Gouldner, David Riesman.

Sociologi contemporanei: Robert Bellah, Pierre Bourdieu, Randall Collins, Clifford Geertz, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Niklas Luhmann, Reinhard Bendix, Jon Elster, Anthony Giddens, Jeffrey C. Alexander, Ralf Dahrendorf, Cornelius Castoriadis, Erving Goffman, Harold Garfinkel, Norbert Elias, Shmuel Eisenstadt, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Margaret Archer.

Artisti: David Bowie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Beatles, Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Pablo Picasso, Led Zeppelin, Mogol, Lucio Battisti, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Bob Dylan, Dik Dik, Equipe 84, Maurizio Vandelli, Piero Focaccia, Edoardo Vianello.

Curriculum Vitae
Matteo Bortolini (12/23/1971) is associate professor of Sociology at the FISPPA Department of the University of Padua.

He graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Bologna (a.y. 1994/1995) and got his Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from the same University with a dissertation titled "The governance of civil society. A sociological research on the 'Table of Women' experience" (a.y. 1999/2000).

Matteo Bortolini taught in the Universities of Verona and Bologna, and currently teaches Logic of the Social Sciences, Social Dynamics of Local Development, and Politics and Religion in Contemporary Societies (Scuola Galileiana) at the University of Padua.

During the 2000/2001 a.y. he received a Fulbright Commission grant as a fellow of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University (Boston, MA, USA). He has been a Visiting fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University (sept. 2006), at the Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley (July 2007; Summer 2016), and at the Department of Sociology, Harvard University (March-May 2009; June-August 2013). He taught at Harvard (summer 2013) and Berkeley (summer 2016).

In 2019 he will be the recipient of the Robert Bellah distinguished fellowship at the Max Weber Kolleg for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt (Germany).

He was co-editor (2013-2015) of "Sociologica. Italian Journal of Sociology Online". At present, he is an associate editor for "Serendipities" and a member of the staff of "Quaderni di Teoria Sociale". He is also on the editorial board of "Comparative Sociology", and was a member of the board of the "History of Sociology" section, American Sociological Association.

His research focuses on the sociology of intellectuals and ideas, social and political theory, history of political and sociological thought, the sociology of religion. His papers and essays have been published on "Theory & Society", "The American Sociologist", "Sociologica", "Studi culturali" "Rassegna italiana di sociologia", "Politica e società", "Scuola democratica" and "European Journal of Social Theory".

His latest book is: "Italian Sociology 1945-2010. An Intellectual and Institutional Profile", co-written with Andrea Cossu, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 7D9B151CC137D4A03D63A94251DBAEA6.pdf

Research areas
Sociology of ideas and intellectuals; history of the social sciences in Italy and the United States of America; sociology of religion; sociology of success and celebrity; social and politica theory

Publications
Main publications:

- "Italian Sociology 1945-2010. An Intellectual and Institutional Profile.". A. Cossu and M. Bortolini, Palgrave, 2017.
- “Found In Translation. Habermas and Anthropotechnics”, The European Legacy, 22, 5, 2017, pp. 583-599.
- “Explaining Modernity: Talcott Parsons’s Evolutionary Theory and Individualism,” in The Anthem Companion to Talcott Parsons, edited by J. Treviño, Anthem Press, Oxford, 2016, pp. 133-154.
- “Renouncing for dummies. Rottura assiale e forma di vita dell’intellettuale", Politica e società, 2, 2015, pp. 191-212.
- “«Sto come mi pare». De-fenomenologia di Massimo Rosati”, Scuola democratica, 2, 2015, pp. 377-385.
- “Two Men, Two Books, Many Disciplines. Robert N. Bellah, Clifford Geertz, and the Making of Iconic Cultural Objects”, with Andrea Cossu, in Sociological Amnesia: Cross-Currents in Disciplinary History, edited by A. Law and E. Royal Lybeck, Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 37-55, 2015.
- “Communitarians”, voce per International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, ed. by J. D. Wright, Oxford, Elsevier, 2015, vol. 4, pp. 317-321.
- “Blurring the Boundary Line. The Origins and Fate of Robert N. Bellah’s Symbolic Realism”, in C. Fleck and A. Hess (eds.), Knowledge for Whom? Public Sociology in the Making, Ashgate, Farnham, 2014, pp. 205-227.
- “L’habitus e il suo individuo. Teoria disposizionale dell’azione e virtù dell’in-tellettuale”, in Rassegna italiana di sociologia, 55, 1, 2014, pp. 21-40.
- L’intellettuale in campo. Il caso di Robert N. Bellah, Armando Editore, Roma, 2013.
- “Storie, religioni e capi sanguinari. Riflessioni sull’opus magnum di Robert N. Bellah”, in Fenomenologia e società, 36, 2, 2013.
- “The Spider and the Fly. Authenticity, Dualism, and the Rolling Stones”, con Andrea Cossu, in H. Staubmann (ed.), The Rolling Stones. Sociological Perspectives. Lanham MD, Lexington Books, 2013, pp 21-39.
- “Gli indifferenti. I sociologi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, e la modernizzazione dell'Italia”, in Studi culturali, 9, 3, 2012, pp. 345-370.
- “The Trap of Intellectual Success. Robert N. Bellah, the American Civil Religion Debate, and the Sociology of Knowledge”, in Theory & Society, 41, 2, 2012, pp. 187-210.
- “The “Bellah Affair” at Princeton. Scholarly Excellence and Academic Freedom in America in the 1970s”, in The American Sociologist, 42, 1, 2011, pp. 3-33.
- “Before Civil Religion. On Robert N. Bellah’s Forgotten Encounters with America, 1955-1965”, in Sociologica 4, 3, 2010, 33 pp.
- “Introduction to ‘Heritage and Choice in American Religion’: An Unpublished Essay by Robert N. Bellah,” in Sociologica 4, 3, 2010, 6 pp.
- “‘Parsonianism,’ General Frameworks, Evolution. An Exercise in Reflexivity”, in C. Hart (ed.), A Collection of Essays in Honour of Talcott Parsons, Midrash Publications, Poynton (UK), 2009, pp. 81-112.
- “Analytical Sociology and Its Discontents”, in European Journal of Social Theory, 10, 1, 2007, pp. 153-172.
- “In ordine sparso. Avvertimenti e ipotesi sul non sapere della sociologia”, in Sociologica, 1, 1, 2007, 13 pp.
- “La macchina dell’immunità. Esercizio di semantica storica a proposito di un possibile fondamento dello Stato”, in A. Cevolini (a cura di), Potere e modernità. Stato, Diritto, Costituzione, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2007, pp. 131-159.
- L’immunità necessaria. Talcott Parsons e la sociologia della modernità, Meltemi Editore, Roma, 2005.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 7D9B151CC137D4A03D63A94251DBAEA6.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SU2446 COMMON SFM0014290 6 1st Year First
semester
ENG MATTEO BORTOLINI
SP1419 COMMON SP13107653 9 1st Year First
semester
ITA MATTEO BORTOLINI