Cultural Anthropology [Cognomi A-L] (2009/2010)

Course code
4S00742
Name of lecturer
Vanessa Anne Maher
Coordinator
Vanessa Anne Maher
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B

Lesson timetable

Sem. 2A
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Friday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Sem. 2B
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Friday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  

Learning outcomes

The course with provide an introduction to the history of the discipline and the anthropological tools for analyzing and understanding cultural diversity. The course will discuss stereotypes and suggest ways of interpreting our own and others’social behaviour and attitudes, by placing them in context. Particular themes will be the relationship between language and everyday experience especially in educational situations and students will engage in exercises in observation and ethnographic description

Syllabus

Testi per l’esame:
Kottak C, Antropologia Culturale, McGraw-Hill Milano, 2008.
Goody, J. Il potere della tradizione scritta, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2002
Duranti, A., Etnografia del parlare quotidiano, Nuova Italia Scientifica, Roma 1992
Maher,V. Il potere della complicità, Rosenberg e Selllier, Torino, 1989
UNO dei seguenti libri:
Mernissi, F., Karawan. Dal deserto al web,Giunti, Firenze-Milano, 2004.
Maathai, W. Solo il vento mi piegherà, Sperling e Kupfer,Milano 2008
Chiarioni, T. Ti racconto una fiaba. La narrazione come percorso interculturale, Carocci, Roma 2005

Assessment methods and criteria

The first half of the course will be followed by a written test for The exam will consist in a written essay which will be discussed with the lecturer.. Non attenders will have to pass the written test and an oral exam.