Cultural Anthropology and sociology of cultural processes

A.Y. 2021/2022
5
Max ECTS
50
Overall hours
SSD
M-DEA/01 SPS/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide:
· knowledge of the theoretical, methodological and applicational aspects required to interact with cultural diversity
· knowledge of the communicative processes, the identitarian processes, the different types of socialization, with particular regard to intercultural contexts
· knowledge of the key concepts of the anthropology of contemporaneity: de-localization, habitus, agency, performativity, imagination, mobility
· knowledge about the criteria and tools for a sociological interpretation of phenomena of culture and communication in the processes of socialization and education up to the social impact of mass media and technologies that are more advanced.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students should possess:
· in-depth knowledge of the main issues of Cultural Anthropology as the study of cultural diversity and as cultural critique
· knowledge of the major anthropological issues and ability to use them to analyse the main social processes of contemporaneity
· critical thinking skills needed to compare different cultural contexts
· ability to apply anthropological knowledge and understanding in relation to the construction of intercultural research design
· the criteria and tools for a sociological interpretation of phenomena of culture and communication in the processes of socialization and education up to the social impact of mass media and technologies that are more advanced.
Course syllabus and organization

Sezione: Bosisio Parini

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test
Cultural Anthropology
Course syllabus
What is culture?
Education as introduction to reality
The religious sense: the research of the human face in the different cultures
Fathers and sons: morality and freedom
Identity and dialogue
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures supported by video.
Interactive lectures with the students on issues proposed by the teacher
Teaching Resources
Andrea Tarkovskij - Scolpire il tempo, Ubulibri
Luigi Giussani - Il rischio educativo, Jaca Book
Donald W. Winnicott - I bambini e le loro madri, Raffaello Cortina Editore
Ivan S. Turgenev - Padri e figli, Garzanti
Sociology of culture and communication
Course syllabus
Culture and family,
· Culture and social groups,
· Culture in the education of nations,
· Culture and human rights,
· Mmulticulturalism
Teaching methods
The course is composed by lectures with slide shows in Power Point and practical lessons in which students will be actively involved. The slides of the frontal lessons are uploaded to the Ariel platform.
Teaching Resources
Teacher's handbook.
Cultural Anthropology
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Professor: Sala Marco
Sociology of culture and communication
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours

Sezione: Don Gnocchi

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test
Cultural Anthropology
Course syllabus
Ten thematic lessons of three hours each compose the course.
In each lessons an anthropological concept will be explained:
1. The concept of culture from E. B. Tylor to A. Appadurai
2. Cultural relativism. The methodological contribution of cultural anthropology to understanding of diversity
3. Ethnic Identity. An overview
4. Habitus. The body between nature and culture
5. Myth and Rite. Religious experience and ritual practice
6. Performativity. How to do things with words
7. Reciprocity. From gift to family relationship
8. Educational Responsibility
9. Community. Contemporary sociality forms
10. Care. Biomedical western paradigm and local medical practices.
Teaching methods
The teaching of the course offers lectures, practical exercises and case studies.
During lessons students will take four partial written tests of an hour and thirty each .
Slides, educational material, references will be available at the end of each lesson on the course website: abiscaldi.ariel.ctu.unimi.it
Teaching Resources
Angela Biscaldi, Etnografia della responsabilità educativa, Archetipo, Bologna, 2013
Sociology of culture and communication
Course syllabus
· Culture and family,
· Culture and social groups,
· Culture in the education of nations,
· Culture and human rights,
· Mmulticulturalism
Teaching methods
The course is composed by lectures with slide shows in Power Point and practical lessons in which students will be actively involved. The slides of the frontal lessons are uploaded to the Ariel platform.
Teaching Resources
Teacher's handbook
Cultural Anthropology
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Professor: Russo Vincenzo
Sociology of culture and communication
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
contact prof. Quiroz emailing to marco.quiroz@unimi.it
Microsoft Teams platform