Cultural Anthropology (2019/2020)

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 1. Have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of socio-cultural anthropology in the various fields of kinship, visions of the world, power relationships, economics, social inequalities and the modern globalized world in order to comparatively understand human variation from a social and cultural viewpoint. 2. 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 1. To promote cultural decentralization and therefore the affective, cognitive, relational and socio-cultural autonomies of the people with whom the student will work. 2. 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. 3. To plan, create and evaluate educational projects in an anti-racist perspective of social inclusion and intercultural dialogue.

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. B. Riccio (a cura di), 2014, Antropologia e migrazioni, Roma, CISU.
Solo i capp. 1-2-6-9-10-11-12-17-19

3. B. Sorgoni (a cura di), 2011, Etnografia dell'accoglienza. Rifugiati e richiedenti asilo a Ravenna, Roma, CISU.

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

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 5 open questions (maximum 6 points for each). The written examination will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Learning assessment method has been modified because of the Covid-19 emergency as in the following:

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 26 multiple-choice questions (max 26 points) and 1 open questions (maximum 5 points). The written examination will last for 45 minutes.