Political anthropology (2007/2008)

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Course code
4S01007
Name of lecturer
Leonardo Piasere
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. II A dal Feb 18, 2008 al Apr 12, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the students with (a) the basic concepts concerning the debate on political issues and (b) some analytical tools necessary to carry out the cultural analysis of the “struggles for identity”, with specific reference to the constructions of alterities.

Syllabus

The anthropological approach to the political issues will be studied starting from the analysis of the “intercultural abysms” that are considered insuperable. Specifically, we will study “orientalism” and “ziganism” as contrasting alterities salient for the development of European cultural and political identities.


Testi per l’esame:
M. Herzfeld, Antropologia, Firenze, SEID Editori, 2006. Solo capitoli 5 (“Politiche”) e 12 (“Manifestazioni dell'ordine”).
E. W. Said, Orientalismo. L'immagine europea dell'Oriente, Milano, Feltrinelli, qualsiasi edizione.
L. Piasere, Buoni da ridere, gli zingari. Roma, CISU, 2006.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written or oral exam, according to the student’s choice.