9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN27 Regional Network on Southern European Societies

2009-09-05 15:30:00 2009-09-05 17:00:00 Saturday, 5 September 15:30 - 17:00 Cultural Domination, Cultural Proximities and Latin Languages Building II, Auditório C1.03

Latin language, cultural proximities and cultural domination: Southern European Metropolis and immigration, a comparative approach between Portugal and Italy

The construction of Metropolis carries an embedded question of dynamics and mobility on which migratory flows can be reflected. The Southern European reality, as particularly the portuguese and italian similarities and divergencies under the construction of Metropolitan Areas, might be problematised through the comparison between capital Metropolis - Lisbon and Rome - and smaller Metropolis - Oporto and Bologna - on matters like immigration tendencies, spatial, demographical and social-ethnical patterns of population distribution and integration on those Metropolitan Areas. After this comparative approach, an overall drawing of single and common features can be made, in an attempt to contribute to a type of recognition scheme on Southern European dynamics, social constructions and cultural proximities.