Cultural Anthropology (advanced)  (2012/2013)

Course code
4S000029
Name of lecturer
Anna Maria Paini
Coordinator
Anna Maria Paini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1B dal Nov 19, 2012 al Jan 20, 2013.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1B
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  

Learning outcomes

Through various teaching methods (lectures, ethnographic interviews, encounters with experts, ethnographic films) the course aims to provide students with some key concepts, methods, tools of the discipline for analysing and understanding contexts of intercultural contact, approaching them from an angle that serves to decentralize and "put into perspective" the gaze that at our geo-cultural latitudes is conventional, and which is often clouded by taken for granted certainties.

Syllabus

Program
Anthropological knowledge is practical, action-oriented, knowledge that is constantly exposed to comparison with other worldviews. On this premise, the course aims to focus on contemporary situations in some multicultural contexts (e.g. in education, school) to understand how anthropology promotes knowledge and an outlook that encourages and enables practices that promote intercultural mediation.

Readings
Pasquinelli, C e Melillo M,, 2010, Cultura, Carocci, pp. 17-143, 203-217.
Le Vine, R. e New, R. (a cura), 2009, Antropologia e Infanzia. Sviluppo, cura, educazione: studi classici e contemporanei, Raffaello Cortina, Milano
Gobbo F., 2003, L’intercultura tra antropologia e filosofia, in Gobbo (a cura), Multiculturalismo e intercultura, Imprimitur Editrice, Padova, pp. 123-143 + bibliografia
Morgan S., Tjalaminu, M., B. Kwaumullina (a cura), 2010, Malditerra. Storie d’amore, spirito e creazione, Le Nuove Muse, Torino

Assessment methods and criteria

Course requirements: an essay and a final oral exam.