Francesco Della Puppa

Francesco Della Puppa is Professor in Sociology at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Padua and worked in Italy, Bangladesh, Slovenia, UK, Cuba. His core research interests concern the social transformations prompted by migration phenomena, international migration, transformation of labour, family dynamics, racism. He is author of several monographs and articles for international scientific journals. He is a long distance runner and has played in some post punk bands.

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Recent articles

What is today known as ‘whistleblowing’ could once take the form of interacting with a threatening gaze carved into the city wall. It is the case of the ‘boche de Leon’ or ‘lion’s mouths’ disseminated by the old Venetian Republic throughout its territory to suppress illegal activities. Through a close… Read more »

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As he navigates through the recurrent lockdowns of the pandemic, stranded between hitchiking and muggings, job hunting and separations, Fabio Valerio Tibollo rediscovers photography as a powerful coping mechanism. Recording everything that happened around him for one year straight, from attending momentous events to finding curiosity in shots of simple living,… Read more »

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How many types of lightning are there, and how did the Victorians perceive and rationalise them? This article by James Broome, first published on The Strand Magazine in 1897, puts together photographs from both observatories and amateurs to show lightning in many of its different forms and shapes, while reflecting… Read more »

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