Cultural Anthropology [Cognomi M-Z]
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 their role within the education system. Part of the course will deal with the development of the fostering and adoption of minors in the Italian society, and the conflicting expressions created by the new multi-cultural contests will be analysed with an anthropological eye.
E. A. Schultz and R. H. Lavenda, Antropologia culturale, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2010 (only the second Italian edition). All chapters except nos. 4, 5, 10 and 15.
L. Piasere, A scuola. Tra antropologia e educazione, SEID, Firenze, 2010. Except chapter. no. 5.
C. Saletti Salza, Dalla tutela al genocidio? Le adozioni dei minori rom e sinti in Italia (1985-2005), CISU, Roma, 2010. Except chapters nos. 7, 8, 10 and 12.
R. Di Silvio, Parentele di confine. La pratica adottiva tra desiderio locale e mondo globale, Ombre corte, Verona, 2008.
A. M. Musilli, Mamme italiane e bambini cinesi. Una ricerca etnografica nei paesi vesuviani, CISU, Roma, 2010.