Dr. Elisabetta Di Giovanni

Committee: International Scientific Committee of Humanities and Social Sciences
University: University of Palermo
Department: Department of Psychological, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences
Research Fields: Anthropology, Sociology

Publications

3 Cohabiting in Multiethnic Community: Forms, Representations and Images of the Diversity

Authors: Elisabetta Di Giovanni, Gioacchino Lavanco, Floriana Romano, Cinzia Novara

Abstract:

Modern culture, based on disinhibition of cultural trends and on heterodirection, is promoting openmindedness attitudes towards ethnic diversity, but on the other hand also new forms of social representations of the foreigner. Social representation is situated between the psychic field and the social one; it is the representation of oneself and of the other one, hanging between social categories and individual inner world. We will produce the results of a research on the representation of the foreigner, built on the type of prejudice prevailing among middle-low or middle-high educational qualification subjects, in which prejudicial attitudes seem to descend from precise mental images of the foreigner.

Keywords: Diversity, Community, Integration, Representations, Prejudice

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2 Going beyond Social Maternage.The Principle of Brotherhood in the Community Psychology's Intervention

Authors: Elisabetta Di Giovanni, Gioacchino Lavanco, Floriana Romano

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to study in depth some methodological aspects of social interventation, focusing on desirable passage from social maternage method to peer advocacy method. For this purpose, we intend analyze social and organizative components, that affect operator's professional action and that are part of his psychological environment, besides the physical and social one. In fact, operator's interventation should not be limited to a pure supply of techniques, nor to take shape as improvised action, but “full of good purposes".

Keywords: Education, Relationship, Advocacy, social mandate

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1 Social Interventation from Social Maternage to Peer Advocacy

Authors: Elisabetta Di Giovanni, Gioacchino Lavanco, Floriana Romano

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to study in depth some methodological aspects of social interventation, focusing on desirable passage from social maternage method to peer advocacy method. For this purpose, we intend analyze social and organizative components, that affect operator-s professional action and that are part of his psychological environment, besides the physical and social one. In fact, operator-s interventation should not be limited to a pure supply of techniques, nor to take shape as improvised action, but “full of good purposes".

Keywords: Education, Relationship, Advocacy, social mandate

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Abstracts

1 Contemporary Anti-Gypsyism in European Mass Media

Authors: Elisabetta Di Giovanni

Abstract:

This paper focuses on the contemporary phenomenon of Anti-Gypsyism which is widely diffused on social representations of the so called 'Gypsies'. In Europe and especially in Italy, media tend to reproduce racist stereotypes and prejudices through a xenophobic depiction of this ethnic group, often offering an ethnocentric point of view. From an anthropological perspective, Roma people are a minority group actually facing diasporic phenomena in all Europe, produced by the host society.

Keywords: Mass Media, Roma people, anti-gypsyism, ethnocentrism

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