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"The ritual of the Italian espresso coffee: interactions and forms of sociality", lecture by Professor Massimo Cerulo, University of Perugia

Date:

03/31/2020


"CANCELED due to epidemiological emergency Covid-19"

The Italian Cultural Institute of Montréal and the Department of sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal are pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Massimo Cerulo, titled "The ritual of the Italian espresso coffee: interactions and forms of sociality". Francesco D'Arelli, the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, and Chiara Piazzesi, professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal will present the speaker and the themes of the conference.

Tuesday, March 31st 2020, 6 pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
1200, Av. du Dr. Penfield
Montréal (QC), H3A 1A9
The lecture will be in italian

In sociological terms, the ritual of the Italian espresso coffee constitutes a daily practice that marks several moments of the day: from the morning awakening to the break during work hours, from the post-lunch to the energy recharge in the afternoon. Although this custom can be done individually, the ritual of the espresso coffee is usually considered as a routine: a shared habit that connects two or more people, who build interactions thanks to the consumption of the drink. During the lecture, the main functions which are carried out by the social consumption of the Italian espresso coffee will be reviewed: sociability, public sphere, intimacy, democracy, equality, information, etc.

Massimo Cerulo is professor of Sociology at the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Perugia and research associate at the CERLIS (University Paris V Descartes, La Sorbonne). His studies focus on the sociology of emotions and on the sociology of culture. He taught and carried out researches at the European universities of Paris, London, Lugano, Lisbon, Sofia, Turin, Salerno, Cosenza. His most recent book is Sociologia delle emozioni (il Mulino 2018).

Information

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

In collaboration with : Département de sociologie dell’Université du Québe

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal 1200, Ave

1360