Cultural Anthropology BC (i) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S02133
Name of lecturer
Anna Maria Paini
Coordinator
Anna Maria Paini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIA dal Feb 27, 2017 al Apr 22, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  
Wednesday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  
Thursday 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  

Learning outcomes

Through various different teaching methods (lectures, discussions, meetings with experts, films), the course aims to introduce students to a critical understanding of key concepts of the discipline and to some open issues within the contemporary ethnographic and theoretical contexts, with particular reference to the theme of cultural heritage, and highlighting the peculiar sensitivity and the potential of an the anthropological approach

Syllabus

The course introduces students to some of the central concepts of the discipline such as culture, identity, tradition, memory, heritage and the methodological and theoretical issues to which they refer. The area of tangible and intangible cultural heritage and processes of “patrimonializzazione” (heritage-making) by which cultural production are defined as heritage will be discussed through an in-depth knowledge analysis /exploration of specific ethnographic cases.

Course Readings:
- F. Dei, 2012, Antropologia culturale, il Mulino, Bologna
- A. Paini, M. Aria, a cura, 2014, La densità delle cose. Oggetti ambasciatori tra Europa e Oceania, Pacini editore, Pisa.

One of the following articles:
- M. Jolly, 2011, “Oggetti in movimento: riflessione sulle collezioni d’Oceania”, in A. Paini, E. Gnecchi Ruscone, a cura, numero monografico La ricerca folklorica, 63, pp.29-50.
- L. Turgeon, 2007, "La memoria delle cultura materiale e la cultura materiale della memoria", in S. Bernardi, F.Dei, P.Meloni, a cura, La materia del quotidiano. Per un'antropologia degli oggetti ordinari, Pacini editore, Pisa, pp. 103-124.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final oral exam.

For those attending classes : class participation, in-class presentation and reports/papers .

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017