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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY mutuato
ANTROPOLOGIA CULTURALE

A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Francesca Declich First semester: mail appointment - Second semester Tursday ore 12-13
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English French Spanish
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Humanities, Cultural Heritage Studies and Philosophy (L-10)
Curriculum: ARCHEOLOGICO E FILOLOGICO-LETTERARIO CLASSICO
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Learning Objectives

The course aims at bringing students to a basic understanding of the main anthropological issues, including the approaches used by the different anthropological schools, the British Social Anthropology, French structuralism, cultural anthropology and cultural and North American school of personality.  Issues of cultural relativism, ethnicity and race will be addressed.

Program

The course will be devoted to introduce cultural anthropology, ethnology and social anthropology. Following an introduction of theoretical basic principles of anthropology, research methods and characteristics of field work, the course will include specialized seminars different each year.

Bridging Courses

There are no prerequisites. It is important to know that training in this subject enables a broad vision about the diverse societies and the diversity of cultures in the world.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

- Basic knowledge in the field of cultural anthropology and ethnology (concepts, definitions, models, theories, history of concepts);
- Basic theoretical knowledge about the most debated issues in anthropology (functionalism, structuralism, culturalism, cultural materialism, the Marxist approach);
- Basic skills to read and understand correctly the basic meanings of manuals and ethnographic monographs;
- Basic skills to apply anthropological knowledge of an ethnographic case.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Series of seminars are planned every years: "Seminar of Ethnology and Anthropology in honor of Margaret Mead and Elizabeth Colson" or "Seminars in Anthropology and History of Africa."  The seminars involve presentation of research carried out by researchers and professors from other universities. Students are strongly encouraged to parteciapate.


 

The teaching material and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Direct lessons and seminars. Those who attend classes can write assigned papers.

Attendance

Those who attend at least 75% of the classes will study a book less, with the exception of textbooks. The attendance is verified through attendance signatures.

Course books

For the students of all schools, the textbook:
1) Marvin Harris, 1990, Antropologia Culturale, Bologna: Zanichelli.

For the students of Political Sciences:

2) David Van Reybrouck, Congo, Feltrinellii, Milano.
3) Laetitia Atlani-Duault, 2015, Per il bene degli altri. Antropologia dell'aiuto umanitario, Liguori Editori, Napoli.
4) Declich Francesca, 2003, I Bantu della Somalia, Franco Angeli, Milano.

5) Stefano Liberti, Land Grabbing, Minimumfax.

6) Declich Francesca, 2012, Il mestiere dell’antropologo, Carocci, Roma

For the students of Humanistic Sciences

2) David Van Reybrouck, Congo, Feltrinellii, Milano.
3) Vanessa Maher, Questioni di EtnicitàRosenberg and Sellier.

4) Stefano Liberti, Land Grabbing, Minimumfax.

 
Light reading suggested to all students, not mandatory:

Manuel Scorza, 2009, Rulli di tamburo per rancas, Feltrinelli, Milano

Assessment

Oral examination on all the texts. Optional written essay for those who attend the classes

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Reading and studying all the texts

Attendance

Attending the classes is not mandatory. It is mandatory to study all the books before undertaking the exams. Those attending classes are weaved from studying one of the books for the examination.

Course books

For the students of all schools, the textbook:
1) Marvin Harris, 1990, Antropologia Culturale, Bologna: Zanichelli.

For the students of Political Sciences:

2) Giovanna Campani, 2016, Antropologia di genere, Rosemberg and Sellier, Milano.
3) Laetitia Atlani-Duault, 2015, Per il bene degli altri. Antropologia dell'aiuto umanitario, Liguori Editori, Napoli.
4) David Van Reybrouck, Congo, Feltrinellii, Milano.

5) Stefano Liberti, Land Grabbing, Minimumfax.

6) Declich Francesca, 2012, Il mestiere dell’antropologo, Carocci, Roma

For the students of Humanistic Sciences

2) David Van Reybrouck, Congo, Feltrinellii, Milano.
3) Vanessa Maher, Questioni di EtnicitàRosenberg and Sellier.

4) Stefano Liberti, Land Grabbing, Minimumfax.

 
Light reading suggested to all students, not mandatory:

Manuel Scorza, 2009, Rulli di tamburo per rancas, Feltrinelli, Milano

Assessment

Attending the classes is not mandatory. It is mandatory to study all the books before undertaking the exams. Those attending classes are weaved from studying one of the books for the examination.

Notes

The student can request to sit the final exam in [French/English/Spanish] with an alternative bibliography.

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