Cultural Anthropology (m) (2020/2021)

Course code
4S02292
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
Period
CuCi IIA dal Feb 15, 2021 al Apr 1, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to approach objects from an anthropological perspective. Objects of the ‘others’ either inside or outside museums. Through various different teaching methods (lectures, discussions, meetings with experts), the course aims to introduce students to a critical understanding of the notion of culture in its material and non-material aspects and of what is meant by the notion of ‘social life of things’. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions and to engage in a personal research. At the end of the course the student is expected to: a) have acquired knowledge of the categories used within anthropology to understand the processes related to the ‘making’ of cultural heritage b) be capable of making use of the acquired tools in order to approach such processes.