Starting from March 28, 2020 our journals launched a series of special calls for papers related to coronavirus disease.

The collection includes contributions published in regular issues, as well as articles currently in Press, awaiting publication in the upcoming Journals issues. All articles, including Articles in Press, have undergone the peer review process.

All these articles are freely accessible, and the complete collection is available below.

You can also browse the articles by topic and disciplines:


FULL COLLECTION (links updated on April 13, 2021)

Aestimum Journal

Short-Term City Dynamics: effects and Proposals before the Covid-19 Pandemic

Maria Cerreta, Fernanda Della Mura, Laura Lieto, Giuliano Poli, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Sharing platforms such as Airbnb changed urban balances and triggered processes of transformation of the historic city both from a structural, economic, and social point of view before Covid-19 Pandemic. Airbnb influences the production of urban space, not only through physical impacts but also through the tendency to mystify places, appealing to authenticity and experiential tourism. New images of reality, mediated by the platform, constitute the symbolic production of the tourist palatability of the city, which is intertwined with new uses and the exasperation of the consumption of a part of the cultural heritage. In this context, the research aims to structure a hybrid methodological approach that combines investigation and assessment for identifying and understanding the impacts of touristification and over-tourism on the urban dimension and develop possible intervention strategies consistent with the Circular Economy perspective, able to activate virtuous processes of regeneration. Naples, in the South of Italy, is the case study, a context for reflection and experimentation.

Accepted: 2020-09-15 | Published Online: 2020-09-30| DOI: 10.13128/aestim-9428 | full text

Bio based and applied economics Journal

Wine after the pandemic? All the doubts in a glass

Daniele Vergamini, Fabio Bartolini, Gianluca Brunori, University of Pisa, Italy

COVID-19 has triggered an unprecedented global crisis, the increasing recessions in many countries and related trade uncertainties are affecting the whole wine sector, from production to distribution, sales, and consumption. While the full recovery is still uncertain, and even worse scenarios are possible if it takes longer to bring back trust and financial stability on wine markets, the crisis risks to jeopardies recent developments and sustainability in wine territories. Developing from a mixed-method participatory research process that integrates recent economic prospective with diverse experience data, we offer a critical reflection made by researchers and stakeholders supporting several socio-economic narratives and policy implications in the light of the current crisis. Distinguishing between short and long-term implications, we offer a reflection on the policy needs to alleviate the ongoing suffering of the sector. The speed and scope of the pandemic crisis underscore the need for the wine sector to become more resilient by increasing the ability to cooperate and coordinate among supply chain actors and between policy levels. The latter offers a reflection on the balance between short-term interventions and the complementarity of post-2020 CAP measures to stabilize market and future incomes. We conclude that once the crisis abates, it will be necessary to reaffirm credible commitment and trust at all levels, not only with regard to the vineyard and the cellars but also on distribution, especially in the face of a changing demand that in the future will become more pressing for issues related to safety and sustainability.

Published Online: 2020-07-07 | DOI: 10.13128/bae-9017 | full text

Bio based and applied economics Journal

Coronomics and global economy: A purview of the impact of Coronavirus on the global economy

Balogu, Ikechukwu Eric, University of Suffolk, United Kingdom

Balogu, Tochukwu Vincent, University of Suffolk, United Kingdom

Ibrahim Badamasi, Babangida University, Nigeria

The global economy is at the verge of total collapse due to the unabating coronavirus pandemic. The undesirable impacts of coronavirus on the global economy are termed “Coronomics”- a term coined from the combination of two words: coronavirus and economics. Due to the impacts of coronavirus, the world is transiting to a “new normal” characterized by economic, health, humanitarian and social crisis. The unfortunate reality is that governments are prioritizing salvaging the economies rather than mitigating the health (and social) crisis; perhaps, hunger and poverty kill faster than COVID-19. According to the United Nations’ report (2020 p.1), the best approach to alleviate the pandemic economic hazards is through multilateral response, comprehensively coordinated, accounting for over 10% of total global GDP.

Published Online: 2020-08-07 |DOI: 10.13128/bae-9522 | full text

Bio based and applied economics Journal

Italian Farms During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Main Problems and Future Perspectives: A direct analysis through the Italian FADN

Cesaro, L., Giampaolo, A., Giarè, F., Sardone, R., Scadera, A., Viganò, L. Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Italy

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, in the period February-May 2020, triggered a large-scale crisis, causing an immediate slowdown in production and consequently a sharp contraction in domestic demand and trade. Agriculture, together with numerous downstream activities in the sector, was immediately included among those defined as “essential”; however, the sector has faced numerous difficulties, as showed by the reduction of the added value during the first quarter of 2020 (-1.9% respect to the previous quarter), which were more or less serious depending on the technical-production system, the marketing channels utilized, the final markets (domestic or foreign), the degree of dependence on external production factors, especially labour, and areas where farms are located.
The evolutionary framework of the coming months, still uncertain, and the need to plan the expected responses in the political arena have made it appropriate to launch a fact-finding Survey that would allow a better understanding of the specific situation of the Italian agricultural sector and the check of the solutions adopted by farms to cope with it. For this purpose, a direct Survey was carried out, aimed at collecting information from the Italian farms of the FADN sample.

Published Online: 2020-08-07 |DOI: 10.13128/bae-9552 | full text

Bio based and applied economics Journal

Agritourism in crisis during COVID-19: Italian farms’ resilience and entrepreneurial strategies to face the impacts of the pandemic

Alessandro Buonaccorsi, University of Pisa, Italy

Over the past two decades, rural tourism has become one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economic sectors in Italy. The importance of this sector as a driver for job creation and the promotion of local economic development, culture and products is reflected in several of the Sustainable Development Goals that set forth tourism-specific targets. COVID-19 has triggered an unprecedented global crisis. Coordinated policy responses are needed to support agritourism and the livelihoods and working conditions of about 100,000 agricultural workers. Farms are asking for additional measures to guarantee the survival of agritourism in the medium and long terms. The speed and scope of the pandemic crisis underscore the need for the agritourism sector to become more resilient. Rural tourism could be a much safer or more manageable form of tourism.

Published Online: 2020-09-29 |DOI: 10.13128/bae-9554 | full text

Bio based and applied economics Journal

Rethinking wine consumption after Covid-19: the Italian scenario between new and disrupted habits

Giulia Gastaldello, Daniele Mozzato, Luca Rossetto, University of Padova, Italy

In Italy, wine is an integral part of most people’s habits and lifestyle. The advent of a traumatic event as the Covid pandemic, though, brought deep changes in people’s life: economic instability and normality disruption led consumers to revise their priorities and to modify their consumption and purchase behavior. The following study analyses the impact of socio-demographics, psychological and context-related modifications induced by the pandemic on wine consumption and purchase patterns. An online structured survey was delivered to a sample of Italian wine consumers and Logistic Regression was applied. Results highlight consuming wine is a deeply rooted habit in Italian consumers’ life which resisted the great context modifications following the pandemic. Changes in wine consumption, moreover, are connected to that of other alcoholic beverages. Psychological difficulties show no direct effect on variations in wine consumption frequency, while some significant indirect effects emerged. Information collected is paramount to understand wine consumers reaction and behavioral changes induced by the pandemic and effectively plan market(ing) strategies during new peaks of infection.

Published Online: 2020-11-24 |DOI: 10.13128/bae-10044 | full text

Cambio Journal

“L’importante era la salute”. Una riflessione sulle priorità in tempi di Covid-19

Cristiano Felaco, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, one would expect health to be the priority for European citizens. Yet, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey (2020)1 on European citizens’ perceptions of major political and economic issues, health is only the fourth most important concern. For more than a third of citizens, the current economic situation is perceived as the main concern and therefore a serious problem to be addressed by the EU, followed by the state of public finances of Member States and immigration. The issue of the environment and climate change also lost ground, falling by 8 percentage points, followed by unemployment.

Received: 2020/12/06 | Published Online: 2020-12-07 | DOI:10.13128/cambio-10106 | full text

Cambio Journal

Care, Work and the Creation of Value in the Pandemic

Margunn Bjørnholt, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Norway

Within a few days, a virus revealed what feminist sociologists and economists have argued for over a hundred years. Care is the very foundation of society and is the basis on which all other activities rest, including what is understood as “the economy”. From one day to the next it became apparent to everyone that the real values are not the monetary values, but rather life- saving and life-sustaining activities such as care, treatment and cleaning, and necessary utensils and useful things such as test equipment, personal protective equipment, medicine, cleaning products, toilet paper and food

Received: 2020-06-06| Published Online: 2020-06-14 | DOI: 10.13128/cambio-8995 | full text

Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives

The crisis of liberal democracies and the need for a new “social contract” in the post-Covid 19 era

Maurizio Geri , Professional experience in North and East Africa, Latin America and South Asia on peacekeeping, human rights, security and democracy, Italy

This article analyses the crisis of liberal democracies, coming before the Covid 19 era but worsened with this virus emergency. The main argument of the article is that this public health threat amplified problems that Western liberal democracies already had, at different levels and with different actors, and that our democracies need a new social contract in order to rebirth. The article starts analysing the concept of “State of exception”, from Italian philosopher Agamben, then speaks briefly about the democratic erosion during this time in order to explain the reason for a new social contract for a Western liberal democratic rebirth. The second part analyses ten issues, ten P-roblems (all starting with P letter) affecting modern Western liberal democracies, in particular: Poverty, Partitocracy, Populism, Polarization, Post-fact/post-truth informational society, Post-secular/Post-ideological world, Power erosion (of democratic nation states), Political illegitimacy (of the West), and Planetary identity crisis. With Pandemics another P-roblem will be added. The virus crisis could be used as a tipping point for the adaptation of Western liberal democracies to post-modernity and globalized world, not only for their survival but for the survival of the species.

Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/ccselap-12300 | full text

Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives

Geopolítica de la Infodemia y Escenarios Covid-19

Concepción Sunamis Fabelo , Investigadora y Profesora Titular del Centro de Investigaciones de Política Internacional (CIPI), Cuba

The emergence of the new coronavirus and the subsequent pandemic that became Covid-19 was accompanied by infodemia: this is the overexposure to information to which we have been exposed in an atmosphere of worry, stress, anxiety and distress. This phenomenon has generated nothing more than disinformation, behind which a certain intentionality can be discerned. The following paper presents the development of the communication scenarios surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic from the perspective of International Relations. In this sense, an approach to what we might call the Geopolitics of Infodemics, closely related to the Geopolitics of Technology, is presented. When it comes to managing the crisis, basically two models have been identified: the Asian and the Western. A whole series of issues revolve around these that are not related to the pandemic and which will undoubtedly set trends in the complex web of Communication-Politics-International Relations.

Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/ccselap-12301 | full text

Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives

Macondo en época de Covid-19. ¿Hasta cuándo la resiliencia colombiana?

Davide Riccardi, Universidad del Norte de Barranquilla, Colombia

José Manuel Romero Tenorio,  Universidad del Atlántico, Colombia

Verónica del Carmen Bossio Blanco,  Società Dante Alighieri Comité Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

This article analyzes the Colombian pandemic context during Covid-19 health emergency. Initially, we describe the different lockdown policies adopted by the main governments of Latin America and the Caribbean. Successively, we evidence the contradictions between the constitutional fundamental principles and the current health system. This situation reveals the inequitable national tax regime and the timid economic initiatives that the Government is taking to contain the emergency. Finally, we highlight the evident threats to the peace process given especially by the increase in the assassinations of social leaders and ex-combatants. This situation is accompanied by the growing of legal and illegal pressure that neo-extra-activist interest groups are perpetrating against indigenous and Afro-descendant communities.

Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/ccselap-12302 | full text

Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives

Bolivia en la encrucijada de la COVID 19

Orietta E. Hernández Bermúdez, Centro de Investigaciones de Política Internacional (CIPI), Cuba

In November 2019, a civilian-military-police coup d’état interrupted the Process of Change led by Evo Morales Ayma in the Plurinational State of Bolivia. The self-proclamation of Jeanine Añez as president of the country ushered in a dark period in Bolivian history characterised by instability and political persecution. The new cabinet has been dismantling the social achievements of the previous administration, plunging the country into a scenario of uncertainty. In this context, Bolivia faces the challenge of the arrival of COVID 19. In this article we will analyse the coup government’s poor handling of the pandemic as well as the real electioneering background of the measures taken by President candidate Jeanine Añez.

Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/ccselap-12303 | full text

Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives

Porvenir: Entre el miedo, la insensibilidad y el compromiso con el futuro

Lixandra Díaz Portuondo , Universidad de La Habana, Cuba

La alta y rápida propagación del SARS-CoV-2 no limita su huella a la pérdida de vidas humanas, las alarmantes cifras de infectados o el colapso de los sistemas sanitarios, sino que pone al descubierto la gestión de sistemas de gobierno competentes, otros ineficientes, economías agrietadas o casi devastadas ante el aumento de la deuda internacional. A nivel social, se acentúan las desigualdades sobre todo para quienes no tienen un trabajo fijo, son emigrantes, o sus contratos han sido cancelados por la cuarentena social. En el presente análisis se toma a Cuba como referencia por llevar a cabo una política gubernamental que prioriza el acceso gratuito a la atención médica, las pesquisas activas para detectar infectados y aislarlos, a la vez que potencia la elaboración en instituciones biotecnológicas experimentadas de una serie de medicamentos que, como parte de la política preventiva del país, son suministrados a la población y a los grupos de riesgo para fortalecer su sistema inmunitario.

Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/ccselap-12305 | full text

Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives

África subsahariana y el Covid-19: escenarios más probables

Yoslán Silverio González, Centro de Investigaciones de Política Internacional (CIPI), Cuba

En los últimos años la región africana se había caracterizado por indicadores macroeconómicos alentadores como resultado de un crecimiento casi sostenido de sus principales economías, aunque este no ha significado una reducción de las desigualdades. En este contexto tras la adopción de políticas neoliberales los sistemas de salud fueron los más afectados, con la disminución de la capacidad hospitalaria y la carencia de personal médico. La irrupción del coronavirus ha hecho saltar las alarmas de la OMS debido a que África tiene todas las condiciones para convertirse en un futuro epicentro de la pandemia debido a las condiciones higiénico sanitarias. Existe una multiplicidad de factores de riesgo que potencian la expansión de la Covid-19 en África. Esto apunta a un escenario probable de que la pandemia aquí pueda alcanzar proporciones alarmantes con fuertes consecuencias sociales y económicas, agudizadas también por la recesión económica mundial.

Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/ccselap-12307 | full text

Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives

Después de la pandemia: Claves para una transición

Daniele Conversi, Ikerbasque Foundation for Science, Spain

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many countries to adopt drastic and draconian measures. This article attempts to answer a question: is it at all desirable to return to the status quo ante once most economic activities fully resume? I propose here to reconnect the ‘debatable’ with the ‘debated’, that is, what was discussed in some sectors until the day before the pandemic erupted: The climate marches of September 2019 mobilized millions of people throughout the world and already contained national and international renaissance programs aimed at abandoning fossil fuels for a realistically sustainable development. Considering that the pandemic was caused by environmental factors, in addition to the mobility of elites, this raises the urgency of accelerating the energy, economic and cultural transition necessary to slow down ongoing climate change, the consequences of which can be immensely more devastating than any pandemic.

Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/ccselap-12308 | full text

Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives


Catalina Maroselli Matteoli , Avocat et auteur, France

La crise sanitaire actuelle nous porte à reconsidérer la situation de nos territoires, et de certains petits territoires insulaires enfermés dans la dépendance économique à l’égard de l’extérieur, notamment. Aussi, le cas de la Corse est-il particulier sans l’être. Car il s’agit pour nous tous de reconstruire des bases de vie acceptables à partir de la mémoire des lieux et pour les gens du lieu. Et en se situant à l’échelle locale, faire de la valorisation des ressources naturelles une priorité. C’est de l’idée d’autosuffisance non seulement alimentaire, de résilience, qu’émergeront peut-être de nouvelles manières d’être et de vivre, au cœur même de notre civilisation méditerranéenne.

Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/ccselap-12310 | full text

Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives

El nuevo presidente electo de la República Dominicana. Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona. La política del cambio entre desafíos internos y política exterior

Alice Binazzi, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, España

C. Pricila Daniel, Université Sorbonne Paris-Descartes, France

Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona is the new President of the Dominican Republic, recently elected, last July 2020. In this Short Note, we refer about his electoral triumph, in the first round, the Presidential Oath and Abinader’s first Presidential Speech. Core axis of domestic and foreign politics were outlined. The new President of the Dominican Republic also acknowledged the fundamental role, played by the Dominican overseas community. In President Abinader’s new approach, it can be observed a breakdown politics, in comparison to previous governments. At the same time, new challenges seem to arise, in foreign political strategy and in regional cooperation with the other Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/ccselap-12313 | full text

Contesti Journal

Shifting Theory in the Midst of a Pandemic

Robert L. Thayer Jr.,University of California, USA

The global COVID-19 pandemic threatens much of the theory of human proxemics, and raises fundamental questions about human evolution and contemporary life. If we evolved in close contact with each other for thousands of years, does “social distance” contradict this fact? In today’s world, what should be local and what should be global? How much human suffering and death should be tolerated to “save the economy”? These and other questions are examined in this essay.

Accepted: June 2020 | Published Online: July 2020 DOI: 10.13128/contest-11936 | full text

Contesti Journal

Ricostruire la partecipazione civica nella nuova normalità. Alcuni indirizzi per una possibile rifondazione

Giovanni Allegretti, Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Durante il periodo dell’emergenza COVID-19, la maggior parte dei processi partecipativi in corso in vari paesi è stata messa in pausa. Nel frattempo, varie reti che mettono in dialogo facilitatori, consulenti, funzionari pubblici e politici impegnati in percorsi partecipativi hanno cominciato ad interrogarsi sul “dopo”: su come muteranno le persone e quanto dovranno cambiare i percorsi partecipativi della “nuova normalità”. A partire dalle testimonianze raccolte dall’autore in varie reti internazionali, il testo cerca di proporre una sintesi di alcuni punti comuni emersi dei dibattiti di questi mesi e di alcune esperienze che hanno tentato di iniziare a ripensare i percorsi partecipativi di coinvolgimento degli abitanti nelle politiche pubbliche. L’autore identifica alcuni dei principali mutamenti paradigmatici che possono dare una direzione nuova per ripensare i percorsi partecipativi nel periodo della graduale riapertura delle attività bloccate dalla pandemia, verso il superamento di approcci di stampo assistenzialista, paternalista e “dall’alto in basso” come quelli che hanno caratterizzato le fasi più difficili dell’emergenza.

Accepted: June 2020 | Published Online: July 2020 DOI: 10.13128/contest-11935 | full text

Contesti Journal

Suolo e contesto. Riflessioni sul post-covid

Rosario Pavia, Già Ordinario di Urbanistica, Università di Pescara, Italy

The pandemic is part of a vast and inexorable process of changing the environment and its balance. We must go back to dealing with this process which has led to a profound change in the notion of context. The article reflects on the origins of this process and on its awareness.

Accepted: October 2020 | Published Online: November 2020 DOI: 10.13128/contest-12174 | full text

Cromohs Journal

Lazarets Never Aimed to Stop Circulations

David Do Paço , Sciences Po, CHSP, France

The history of lazarets lies at the crossroads between the history of circulations and that of pandemics. Initially built to isolate and treat plague patients, they were then closely associated with the economic development of the early modern European states, and ensured the development of safe circulation in the Mediterranean and Central Europe. Here, through the example of the lazaret of Trieste, we can also understand that a lazaret was a micropolis, and the social and cultural importance of such micropolis for the city, the history, and the memory of Trieste. This history is also that of an empire, of its governance and of the many actors operating at the local, regional and global levels, despite an ever-present pandemic risk

Published Online: April 8, 2020 DOI: 10.13128/cromohs-11314| Video | full text

Cromohs Journal

The Turks and the Plague in the 18th Century

Ann Thomson,  European University Institute, Italy

Eighteenth-century European views of the Ottomans reveal a complex set of politico-religious interests, as the Ottoman Empire declined militarily and gradually became less an object of fear. It was associated with certain clichéd images, in particular of despotism and fanaticism. Among these associations was the prevalence of the plague, which was endemic in many parts of the Ottoman empire, while after 1720 it no longer ravaged Europe. While this situation was often explained by the climate, many authors associated the prevalence of the plague with what they called Turkish “fatalism”, claiming that the Muslim belief in predestination prevented governments and individuals from taking any of the precautions against the disease used by Europeans. Thus the plague became part of the stock of anti-Turkish arguments, used in the justifications for political alignments in the Mediterranean. In the 1780s, an anti-Turkish author like the Frenchman Volney opposed those who supported the Ottomans as a bulwark against Russian expansionism, and argued for their expulsion from Europe and the Mediterranean; he went as far as identifying the Turks with the contagion, claiming that it was brought from Istanbul and had never been known in the Mediterranean before the arrival of the Turks.

Published Online: April 22, 2020 DOI: 10.13128/cromohs-11563| Video | full text

Cromohs Journal

Disposing of corpses during World War I

Romain Fathi, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

Belligerents that took part in the First World War could not have anticipated the lethality of the conflict. Within a few weeks of the war’s outbreak, armies were overwhelmed with corpses. Their existing policies and logistics to dispose of dead bodies were insufficient. As corpses piled up, they became a real epidemiological threat. Armies were relatively mobile, and it was feared that contagion from corpses to soldiers could also spread to civilian populations. When corpses putrefy, bacteria multiply and corpses become agents for the propagation of pathogens, particularly if the bodies were infected with typhoid, cholera or dysentery prior to their death. As a result of the threat posed by unprecedented number of corpses, First World War armies set up what I refer to as ‘body disposal policies and practices’. Those were created and trialled to dispose of corpses as efficiently and safely as possible through mass graves and cremation for instance, mobilising many soldiers, gravediggers and complex logistics.

Published Online: April 30, 2020 DOI: 10.13128/cromohs-11563| Video |

Scienze del Territorio Journal

Mappe dei contagi e condizioni eco-territoriali

Sergio Malcevschi*, Riccardo Santolini, Gianmarco Paris, Paola Pluchino, Italy

The article presents the maps and data at the provincial level of COVID infections in Italy in the first phase of the epidemic (March-May 2020). The bio-geography of infections in Italy was very articulated, with a spatial imprint that was maintained in the months considered despite significant variations in the total number of infections within the period considered. In addition to a North-South macro-gradient, infra- and supra-regional territorial areas with specific characteristics have been produced. The situations less affected by the infections occurred in areas without significant metropolitan components, characterized by a more balanced relationship from an ecological and landscape point of view. Some implications for better management of future epidemic risks are discussed. The so-called ‘green deal’ development models, in addition to the new contents for economic productions, need to have greater awareness of the bio-physical risks associated with an inadequate government of the territory: it will be necessary that they concretely assign a relevant role to multi-scalars networks of ecosystems and landscapes and the resilience services they offer.

Accepted: 2020-12-03 | Published Online: 2020-12-04 | DOI: 10.13128/sdt-12290 | full text

Scienze del Territorio Journal

Piccoli paesi nell’ondata del virus. Resistenza, democrazia, comunità

Pietro Clemente, SIMBDEA, The Italian Society for Museum and Heritage Anthropology, Italy

As part of the reflections on how Covid-19 has acted in Italian disadvantaged non-urban areas we ask if the lockdown has enhanced – through comparisons with cities – the demand for a higher quality of life; we also try to understand what kind of new subjectivity can strenghten the scene of small villages engaged in this rebirth and which conflicts or growth process regarding new communitarian forms are developing. After a review of the new forms of contemporary community and the identification of the frequent element of conflict for the new undertakings of “Riabitare l’Italia”, we analyse evidence of quality of life in places with lower social density, but also extreme loneliness and heightened sense of abandonment due to the lack of post Covid strong investment policies for marginal areas. The final reflection takes note of the fact that the current debates tend to not see a connection between the social and economic aspects and the symbolic and ritualistic aspects of the social life in small villages, and that points to the need for a recomposition of different aspects of life in terms of analysis and project.

Accepted: 2020-12-03 | Published Online: 2020-12-05 | DOI: 10.13128/sdt-12331 | full text

Scienze del Territorio Journal

Ritorni al Sud nel tempo del Covid

Vito Teti, University of Calabria, Department of Humanities, Italy

Disasters are accelerators of historical and social processes already underway, and the Covid-19 pandemic is a health and social disaster of planetary scale and historical significance. Since the first days of this emergency there has been a return to birthplaces: from the North to the South of Italy, but also from the urban centres to the villages, from the coast to the inland, from the plain to the mountains. The numbers are still small to speak of a reversal of the trend compared to the decade-long depopulation of certain areas, but something is happening and requires us to reflect on the kind of rebirth that lies ahead for the villages, the margins, the suburbs.

Accepted: 2020-12-04 | Published Online: 2020-12-06 | DOI: 10.13128/sdt-12334 | full text

RIEF Journal 

Essere genitori ai tempi del COVID19: disagi, bisogni, risorse: i primi dati di una rilevazione

Alessandra Gigli, Department of Education Studies, University of Bologna, Italy

Il contributo presenta una prima analisi dei dati risultanti da una rilevazione che ha coinvolto circa 800 genitori nella compilazione di un questionario finalizzato a comprendere l ‘impatto dell’emergenza Covid19 nelle famiglie italiane. La rilevazione, partita il 31 marzo 2020 (quindi dopo circa due settimane dell’attivazione del lockdown) è ancora aperta e tale rimarrà almeno fino alla fine dell’emergenza. Il questionario, riservato solo a genitori, contiene 27 domande a risposta chiusa e 2 domande a risposa aperta, suddivise in tre sessioni: la prima dedicata ai dati anagrafici, condizioni abitative e lavorative, alla composizione del nucleo familiare e alle caratteristiche del gruppo di soggetti conviventi nel periodo del lockdown; la seconda dedicata ad indagare le relazioni di coppia (riservata solo a chi trascorre questo periodo in coabitazione con il/la partner; la terza intitolata “Tra le mura domestiche: come l’emergenza sanitaria ha cambiato la quotidianità in famiglia” è focalizzata sulla descrizione da parte dei genitori delle nuove abitudini, dei vissuti, dei bisogni, delle risorse, e del clima emotivo nel nucleo convivente. I dati, qui presentati in tremini generali, saranno in seguito saranno analizzati con strumenti statistici e presentati in un report più completo. L’obiettivo di questo contributo é contribuire oggi, ad emergenza ancora attiva, ad una maggiore comprensione del fenomeno in atto con l’auspicio che possa essere stimolo e base per ulteriori indagini, riflessioni e approfondimenti.

Accepted: 2020-05-8 | Published Online: 2020-05-13 | DOI: 10.13128/rief-8572 | full text

Ri-Vista Journal

Il paesaggio del turismo oltre il COVID-19: prospettive per una Firenze resiliente

Elena Tarsi1, Massimo Carta2

1 Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal 2 DIDA, Università di Firenze, Italy

Le misure anti-contagio legate all’emergenza sanitaria da COVID-19 decise da molti governi nazionali, hanno avuto un impatto devastante sull’industria del turismo, mettendo in luce con estrema chiarezza la fragilità di un sistema che, pur producendo enormi profitti, trasforma profondamente i luoghi interessati, la percezione che ne hanno abitanti e visitatori e la loro capacità di resilienza. Il contributo riflette sul caso di Firenze e sulla progressiva specializzazione turistica del suo centro storico, presentando un bilancio delle politiche adottate fino ad oggi e avanzando alcune prospettive per una rinnovata strategia che vada oltre il post-COVID-19. L’inedito paesaggio di un centro deserto, sperimentato alla fine del lockdown, è lo specchio di un vuoto di senso, di una cesura nella relazione tra tessuti urbani e corpo sociale della città, determinatosi negli anni della specializzazione verso un turismo di massa. La strategia proposta è quella di investire in un sistema più resiliente che abbia nella rinnovata residenzialità un fattore di riequilibrio e nella rinforzata relazione tra città metropolitana e centro storico una leva di azione per una nuova mixité funzionale, economica e sociale.

Accepted: 2020-11 | Published Online: 2020-11-9 | DOI: 10.13128/rv-9742 | full text

Studi sulla Formazione – Open Journal of Education

L’emergenza come occasione per un ripensamento critico del modello aziendalistico di formazione

Maria Antonella Galanti

Ordinaria di Didattica e pedagogia speciale – Università di Pisa, Italy

Distance teaching has largely been a sort of re-proposition of traditional face-to-face teaching without having considered the available studies on pedagogical and methodological models for this specific modality as well as its suitable devices. Furthermore, distance teaching made even more evident some critical issues of the traditional way of teaching. Among these, we can mention, for instance, the way of correcting the error and its understanding, the evaluation and the relationship between school and multimedia, suffering of prejudices and stereotypes.

Published Online: 2021-0108 | DOI: 10.13128/ssf-12314 | full text