Cultural Anthropology (2017/2018)

Course code
4S00742
Name of lecturer
Stefania Pontrandolfo
Coordinator
Stefania Pontrandolfo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

At the end of the course the student should:
- have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of socio-cultural anthropology in the various fields of political and economical anthropology, of social inequalities and of the contemporary globalized world needed to understand human variation from a social and cultural viewpoint;
- have a basic knowledge of the main theoretical arguments in the socio-cultural anthropology field and the more common forms of racism in the contemporary world in order to plan, perform and assess educational projects with an inclusivity and inter-cultural dialogue perspective.

Applying knowledge and understanding

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- promote cultural decentralization and consequently affective, cognitive, relational and social autonomies;
- implement the acquired anthropological knowledge in order to intervene in situations of marginalization and integration difficulties, also by recognizing and assessing different family up-bringing models and different cultural styles of understanding;
- use strategies to oppose various forms of racism in different educational and/or social contexts.

Making judgements

At the end of the course, the student will have acquired:
- the capacity to question the socio-cultural variation of models and educational processes;
- the capacity to critically analyze, outline and implement educational interventions with an inclusivity and inter-cultural dialogue perspective.

Communication skills

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- consciously and critically use specific terms relating to socio-cultural diversity;
- inform of his/her own educational choices and know how to constructively compare his/her own decisions with other people's views.

Learning skills

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- recognize various educational background models and different learning styles and adopt suitable educational strategies;
- consider himself/herself to be within a permanent learning trend in terms of the fluidity of socio-cultural processes in contemporary education contexts.

Syllabus

Requirements
No particular requirements needed.

Content
The course content regards:
- introduction to the conceptual methods and tools of basic socio-cultural anthropology (especially the concepts of culture and society);
- the fundamentals of socio-cultural anthropology in the various fields of political and economical anthropology, of social inequalities and of the contemporary globalized world;
- the fundamentals of socio-cultural anthropology in the study of the various forms of present-day racism.
- the fundamentals of anthropology of migrations

Teaching methods
Lectures in which numerous ethnographic examples (also taken from the professional educational contexts) will be presented to support the teaching/learning of the discipline's basic concepts

Texts
E. A. Schultz and R. H. Lavenda, 2015, Antropologia culturale, Zanichelli, Bologna (only the third Italian edition).
- only chapters 1-2-3-7-8-9-10 -12-14
- in chapter 10, only the two paragraphs on pages 256-257
- in chapter 14, ignore the paragraphs from page 413 to page 424

B. Riccio (ed.), 2014, Antropologia e migrazioni, Rome, CISU.
- only chapters 1-2-6-9-10-11-12-17-19

B. Sorgoni (ed.), 2011, Etnografia dell'accoglienza. Rifugiati e richiedenti asilo a Ravenna, Rome, CISU.

Riccio, B., 2007, "Toubab" e "vu cumprà". Transnazionalità e rappresentazioni nelle migrazioni senegalesi in Italia, Padova: CLEUP.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
E. A. Schultz e R. H. Lavenda Antropologia culturale (Edizione 3) Zanichelli 2015 978-88-08-15131-5
B. Riccio (a cura di) Antropologia e migrazioni CISU 2014 978-88-7975-590-0
B. Sorgoni (a cura di) Etnografia dell'accoglienza. Rifugiati e richiedenti asilo a Ravenna (Edizione 1) CISU 2011 978-88-7975-526-9
Riccio, B. "Toubab" e "vu cumprà". Transnazionalità e rappresentazioni nelle migrazioni senegalesi in Italia (Edizione 1) CLEUP 2007 978-88-6129-064-8

Assessment methods and criteria

Learning assessment method
The assessment method will be NO different for attending and non-attending students.
Learning levels will be assessed by a written examination.
The student must be able to demonstrate:
- to have understood the important elements of the discipline's main theoretical arguments;
- to be able to express their own reasoning in a precise manner and in a limited amount of time, identifying and selecting the essential elements;
- to be able to critically analyze and connect the ethnographic examples studied to the theory.

Results
The results of the examination will be given on a scale of thirty.
The written examination will contain 6 open questions to which a maximum of 5 points will be attributed to each answer.



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