Cultural Anthropology (2018/2019)

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
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

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 relational anthropology, visions of the world, political anthropology, economics, social inequalities and the modern globalized world in order to comparatively understand human variation from a social and cultural viewpoint;
- have a knowledge of the most widespread social and cultural inequality construction processes in order to understand the main forms of racism in the contemporary world


Applying knowledge and understanding

At the end of the course, the student should be able:
- to promote cultural decentralization and therefore the affective, cognitive, relational and socio-cultural autonomies of the people with whom the student will work;
- to use anthropological knowledge to intervene in marginality situations and integration difficulties, also through the recognition and promotion of different family education models and different cultural styles of learning of the people with whom the student will work;
- to plan, create and evaluate educational projects in an anti-racist perspective of social inclusion and intercultural dialogue


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 relational anthropology, visions of the world, political anthropology, economics, social inequalities and the modern globalized world;
- the fundamentals of socio-cultural anthropology in the study of the various forms of present-day racism.
- the fundamentals of anthropology of education and of anthropology of local policies

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:
1. E. A. Schultz e R. H. Lavenda, 2015, Antropologia culturale, Zanichelli, Bologna (only the third Italian edition).
- only study chapters 1-2-3-7-8-9-10 -12-14
- in chap.10, study from page 254 to page 266
- in chap. 11, study from page 287 to page 295
- in chapter 14, do not study from page 413 to page 424

2. M. Benadusi, 2017, La scuola in pratica. Prospettive antropologiche sull'educazione, Editpress, Florence.

3. S. Pontrandolfo (ed.), 2018, Politiche locali per rom e sinti in Italia, Cisu, Rome.

One of the following texts on particular case studies:

4. A. Biscaldi, 2013, Etnografia della responsabilità educativa, Archetipolibri, Bologna.

5. L. Alunni, 2017, La cura e lo sgombero. Salute e cittadinanza nei campi rom di Roma, Argo, Lecce.


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
Biscaldi, Angela Etnografia della responsabilità educativa Archetipolibri 2013 978-88-6633-130-8
Alunni, Lorenzo La cura e lo sgombero. Salute e cittadinanza nei campi rom di Roma Argo 2017 978-88-8234-213-5
Benadusi, Mara La scuola in pratica. Prospettive antropologiche sull'educazione editpress 2017 978-88-97826-71-2
Pontrandolfo, Stefania Politiche locali per rom e sinti in Italia CISU 2018 978-88-7975-657-0

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. The written examination will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes.



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