Cultural Anthropology (2013/2014)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Sabrina Tosi Cambini
Sabrina Tosi Cambini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Sem IIA dal Feb 24, 2014 al Apr 20, 2014.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Provide knowledge on basic concepts of the discipline (such as, for example, culture, identity, ethnicity, multiculturalism, assimilation, acculturation, integration, etc..). Develop a critical approach to our knowledge and openness to knowledge of the Other. A reflection on the space / places and people who live there, the city as a "work" group.


The course is divided into two parts: the first will address concepts and basics anthropological approach, such as culture, ethnicity, multiculturalism, assimilation, integration, etc. ethnocentrism. The second part is dedicated to the city, will face texts and ethnographies that talk about people, places, and practices in order to provide food for thought on the "management" of the richness and diversity as a foundation of urban life, the co-production of the city, perception and transformation of an urban place.

Books and essays:

- Amalia Signorelli, Antropologia culturale.Un’introduzione, 2° ed. riveduta e aggiornata, McGraw Hill, Milano, 2011 (capp.1-3-4-5-6-8).

- M. Bressan, S. Tosi Cambini, Zone di transizione. Etnografia urbana nei quartieri e nello spazio pubblico, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011.
- G. Clément, Manifesto del Terzo paesaggio, Quodlibet Macerata, 2005.
- S. Tosi Cambini, “Le balene sconfiggono i confini. Appunti per una narrazione fra storie familiari e spazi urbani, in Cambio - Rivista sulle trasformazioni sociali, Anno II, N. 3/giugno 2012.
- T. Banini, "Rappresentazioni urbane. Dalla mappa all'Emotional Map", in F. Scarpelli, A. Romano (a cura di), "Voci della città", Carocci, Roma, 2011 (disponibile presso la copisteria Replay via San Francesco, accanto alla biblioteca).
- G. Michelucci, La città variabile, in Michelucci G., La nuova città, a cura di R. Risaliti, Tellini, Pistoia, 1975 ((available at the photocopy shop "Replay" Via San Francesco, next to the library).
- G. Michelucci, La città tenda (available at the photocopy shop "Replay" Via San Francesco, next to the library).

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test