Who we are
The Research Group SLANG – Slanting Gaze on Social Control, Labour, Racism and Migrations aims to develop a direct connection between scientific production and the public sphere in order to promote within the public debate useful knowledge. This includes skills for past a present comprehension, for social transformation analysis and for a critical analysis of future possible implications.
Recognizing the plurality of theoretical perspectives and research methods complementarity, the Research Group aims to integrate the punctual analysis of social facts with social processes reconstruction with a necessarily diachronic and interdisciplinary perspective. Particular attention is given to social transformation dynamics and to their possible evolutions.
SLANG aims to interact with a wider audience than that of academic and expert community. We consider the University as the privileged contest where it is possible to learn, elaborate, highlight and transmit social science methods and contents helpful to describe, to interpret and orient social transformation. Our particular concern is devoted to the promotion and orientation of the public debate on relevant issues concerning social control, labour processes, racialization and migrations such as: the increasing social inequalities, gender and class relations, transformations of labour, old and new racisms, the forms of violence and their legitimations, deviances and urban conflicts.