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Vol 15 No 2 (6): Fuori Luogo Journal of Sociology of Territory, Tourism, Technology - Special Issue Distances

The text delves into the sociological aspect of social distance, defining it as a subjective perception that significantly influences human relationships. It outlines how social distance is not merely about the physical space between individuals but also encompasses the degree of intimacy and confidence shaped by cultural, gender, and personal preferences. The sociological journey of this concept traces back to the works of Park and Burgess, who built upon the ideas of Tarde and Simmel, showcasing its prevalence in examining the nuances of human relationality. Social distance is portrayed as a critical factor in urban settings, such as neighborhoods, where it can dictate the strength and duration of relationships beyond familial ties.


In addressing these multifaceted implications of social distance, the text advocates for an integrated approach to mitigate inequalities and foster social cohesion. It emphasizes the need for collaborative efforts across sectors and levels of governance to address structural barriers and promote equality. 

Published: 2023-06-30
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Fuori Luogo. Journal of Sociology of territory, tourism, technology.

The Journal “FuoriLuogo” (Italian for “Out of Place”) – founded in 2016, accredited in 2020 as scientific journal by ANVUR, placed in 2021 in class A for the sociological sectors 14/C3 (Political and Legal Phenomena) and 14/D1 (Economic, Labor, Environmental and Territorial Processes) – discusses and explores the logic and the paradoxes of the relationships occurring in the spaces, places and territories of the social experience.The Journal 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.

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. Based on their adherence to the Journal’s purposes and on their relevance within the national and international debate, the selected essays, in accordance with the guidelines of the ANVUR, are evaluated through a double-blind peer review by two anonymous referee, external to the Scientific Committee.