Citizenship and housing cultures after COVID-19


  • Marina Ciampi Università La Sapienza
  • Tito Marci Università La Sapienza



Citizenship, inhabiting, sociality, COVID-19


Citizenship appears to us as an incessant constituent process, as a dynamic that is never stabilised, as a continuous development of struggles, conflicts, tensions, relationships, contestations and negotiations between social groups and rulers, between subordinate movements and hegemonic institutions. On this level, we can already understand the city (both conceptually and practically) as a political space that crosses bodies, arranging, placing and dislocating them in a series of interactions and relations that configure sociality and power. It is from these interactions that a process of subjectification (valorisation and qualification) and social de-subjectification is initiated: a process that finds in the urban fabric the prerequisites for political realisation (individual and collective) and for the social recognition of human beings. Beyond the many aspects that accompany this discourse, what we are most interested in emphasising here is the relationship between the idea of citizenship, the exercise of political rights and the cultures of living, which after the state of emergency linked to COVID-19 has redesigned an idea of public health as a form on which to redefine social relations.


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Author Biographies

Marina Ciampi, Università La Sapienza

Marina Ciampi is Associate Professor of Sociology at Department of Social and Economic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Tito Marci, Università La Sapienza

Tito Marci is Full Professor of Sociology at Department of Political Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Sociology and Communication at Sapienza University of Rome.


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How to Cite

Ciampi, M. and Marci, T. (2024) “Citizenship and housing cultures after COVID-19”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 14(3), pp. 739–758. doi: 10.35295/osls.iisl.1743.