Fuori Luogo. Rivista di Sociologia del Territorio, Turismo, Tecnologia 2022-07-25T09:35:02+00:00 Fabio Corbisiero (direttore) Open Journal Systems <p>The <em>double-blind peer review</em>&nbsp;Journal&nbsp;<strong>“</strong>Fuori Luogo<strong>”</strong>&nbsp;(Italian for “<em>Out of Place</em>”) – founded in 2016 and&nbsp;accredited as scientific journal by ANVUR – discusses and explores the logic and the paradoxes of the relationships occurring in the spaces, places and territories of the social experience. The Journal&nbsp;includes the critical perspective of sociology as a whole and discusses convergences and differences, compliances and non-compliances, appropriateness and inappropriateness of social actions, viewed in the light of the fundamental connection between human behavior and spatial context.</p> <p>Fuoriluogo is a sociological paradigm which demarcates distinction and difference within social phenomena and territorial contexts. For these reasons, the Journal mainly calls for studies and researches focused on contextualized social investigations.</p> Places as Active Metaphors. Seaside Beaches between Empowerment and Bolkestein: in Search of a Balance 2022-07-14T20:35:28+00:00 Sarah Siciliano <p>The objective of this contribution is to critically analyze, from a socio-cultural point of view, the preliminary question of bathing establishments between the demands of free competition guaranteed by the Bolkestein directive and those of the protection, exceptional nature / cultural identity of places to empower. Everything, starting from focusing on the state of the art, using the humanities, and sociology in particular, to understand the cultural, communicative, collective, economic, social and legal implications deriving from the application of this law in Italy on bathing facilities. The reference frame of my reflection is the text of the Faro Convention, a framework convention of the European Community that looks at cultural heritage as the result of the relationship with the communities that created it, showing us that places and objects are important for the meanings and uses that we all attribute to them and for the values ​​they represent, and commits the member states to recognize cultural heritage as a right and fundamental element for "human development and the quality of life" (CETS No. 199).</p> <p>Through the heuristic model of the "evolving circle", a sociological data analysis tool developed by the Laboratory of Communication and Empowerment of Places of the University of Salento, the article proposes a new way of looking at the explored theme and, consequently, to interpret it in order to know every possible variable, to be evaluated case by case, overcoming dualistic or political approaches oriented from a single point of view or from visions crushed by mono-disciplinary perspectives, to direct management policies aimed at empowerment.</p> 2022-07-14T08:59:45+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## New farmers and eco-social transformation for inner areas: processes of innovation and social construction of quality in Trentino Alto-Adige and Liguria 2022-07-25T09:35:02+00:00 Francesca Uleri Susanne Elsen Alessandra Piccoli <p>Despite perpetuate dynamics of marginalization-peripheralization which have characterized the nuanced profile of the Italian inner areas, currently, it is possible to intercept in these territories marked by significant processes of deagrarianization and depeasantization, a parallel trend of return to the land. This (re)discovered attraction for the “art of farming” in &nbsp;the “difficult countryside” reflects &nbsp;the emergence of a new demand for stability addressed to these territorial contexts by new generations of farmers who aspire to start with a newly emerging entrepreneurial idea or in some cases, to continue a previous family tradition. The article focuses on the role that young farmers have in triggering a process of territorial regeneration and eco-social transformation in inner areas. In doing so, the analysis develops through the identification of the sub-processes of innovation and social construction of the quality of the products and services provided by the new generations of farmers in different Alpine valleys in Trentino Alto-Adige and Liguria. The activity of new farmers contributes to make emerge inner areas not as passive perceivers of macro-economic dynamics, rather as active and dynamic &nbsp;social spaces within which territorial uniqueness &nbsp;regains value in new business strategies, also influencing social representation of quality. Furthermore, with the activation of specific innovation strategies, farms diversify their functions thus contributing to reshape the profile of the territory and significantly determine its capacity to connect with the “outside”.</p> 2022-07-25T09:32:44+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##