Cultural anthropology

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-DEA/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with a solid general knowledge of the basic concepts, theoretical frameworks and methodological instruments of Cultural Anthropology, and to enable them to use the anthropological thought as a critical contribution to their own future studies, researches and activities in intercultural contexts.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student
- knows the theoretical fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology;
- knows the main perspectives of anthropological reflection about culture, worldviews, cultural diversity;
- knows the main methodological instruments (including participant observation as immersive research practice and the comparative method) and and the basic bibliographic elements of intellectual work in the field of Cultural Anthropology.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student
- can put forward and outline the main conceptual contributions of Cultural Anthropology;
- can articulate anthropological reflections with respect to specific contexts;
- can apply knowledge for the purpose of i
nterpreting and commenting situations, written and oral texts, videos and social media contents;
- can deal with bibliographies in the anthropological domain.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
1. 6 credits program:
a) Introduction to cultural anthropology. Perspectives and research topics
Introduction to the theoretical framework, main research topics and methodologies of cultural anthropology.

b) Introduction to the Anthropology of Cultural Heritage. Tangible and intangible cultural heritage, perspectives, history, research topics, problematic issues, dynamics. The international discussion on cultural heritage and the Italian case from an anthropological perspective.

2. Additional part for the 9 credits program:
Anthropology of cultural heritage: the case study of archives and heritage of migration.

The program for attending and non-attending students is the same.

The course is aimed specifically at students of the BA-level course in Studies of Cultural heritage
The course allows you to acquire the credits of the area C - Anthropology - necessary for accessing teaching in Italian secondary school.

For information on exam materials and learning tools: http://lciabarriac.ariel.ctu.unimi.it (teaching materials section 2021-22)
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures
Class discussions
Teaching Resources
1. 6 credits program:
S. Allovio, L. Ciabarri, G. Mangiameli (a cura di), Antropologia culturale. I temi fondamentali, Milano, Raffaello Cortina, 2018.
R. Harrison, ll patrimonio culturale. Un approccio critico, Torino-Milano, Pearson, 2020
(Further optional reading for students interested in cultural heritage, anthropology and the Italian case: F. Dei, Cultura popolare in Italia. Da Gramsci all'Unesco. Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018).

2. Additional part for the 9 credits program:

A.C. Cimoli, Approdi. Musei delle migrazioni in Europa, Bologna, CLUEB, 2018.
(Further optional reading in order to contextualize the relationship between
heritage and migration: M. Agier, Lo straniero che viene. Ripensare l'ospitalità. Milano, Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2020).

The program for attending and non-attending students is the same.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam aimed at ascertaining the knowledge of the textbooks focusing on: theoretical frames, methodology, research topics and case-studies of the discipline.
Evaluation criteria: Knowledge of the theoretical frames, methodology, research topics case-studies, communication and linguistic competence.
Unita' didattica A
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)