Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
To provide a basic introductory knowledge of general anthropology in terms of content, the main topics discussed in the course of the history of the discipline, the methods and ethical requirements.
As an introduction to anthropological knowledge several topics, from the most classic (such as the concept of culture, ritual, cosmology, etc.) to those most currently under debate (like multiculturalism, globalisation, neo-racism, etc.) will be selected and discussed in detail, bearing in mind the development of the discipline through the years. Part of the course will concern anthropology of education and will analyse two particular themes: the scholastic cultures of children and the relationship between school and cultural minorities.
All students, attending or non attending, must study 4 texts for the exam, subdivided as follows:
For all students:
E. A. Schultz and R. H. Lavenda, Antropologia culturale, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2010 (only the second Italian edition). All chapters except nos. 4, 5 and 11.
F. Barth et alii, Storie dell’Antropologia, SEID, Firenze, 2010.
Any two of the following:
W. A. Corsaro, Le culture dei bambini, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2003.
C. Dal Fior, Cosmologia di una scuola dell’infanzia, CISU, Roma, 2009.
L. Piasere, A scuola. Tra antropologia e educazione, SEID, Firenze, 2010 (except for chapter 5).
P. Trevisan, Etnografia di un libro, CISU, Roma, 2008.
Written exam (with optional tests during the course)