Cultural Anthropology BC (i)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Semestrino IIA dal Feb 25, 2013 al Apr 20, 2013.
The course aims to provide basic knowledge of general introduction to anthropology
The course aims at examining the main topics and concepts of the discipline, with the purpose of debating and critically applying the main scholarly theories to social contexts characterized by cultural diversity. Topics: a. elements of history of anthropology and analysis of the main scholarly theories that have contributed to shape the discipline; b. critical assessment of the concept of culture, identity and alterity; c. field research in various social contexts of the contemporaneity.
Bibliography/Readings (for those who have attended classes and those not)
Everyone must read:
Fabio Dei, 2012, Antropologia Culturale, Il Mulino.
Except chapters VI, VII, X, XII.
Natali Cristiana, 2009, Percorsi di antropologia della danza. Libreria Cortina.
or, Adriano Favole, 2010, Oceania: isole di creatività culturale. Laterza.
Francesco Remotti, 2011, Cultura, dalla complessità all’impoverimento. Laterza.
Francesco Faeta, 2011. Le ragioni dello sguardo. Bollati Boringhieri.
or Alsessandro Duranti, 2005, Antropologia del linguaggio, Meltemi (non in commercio, consultabile in biblioteca).
Teaching methods: Different teaching methodologies will be used in order to cater for the range of learning needs and requirements that are present within class environment. The course will be organised as a seminar, including readings, active participation and debates on parts of the texts to be studied for the exam.