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Course 2021-2022 a.y.

30036 - ANTROPOLOGIA CULTURALE E DELLO SVILUPPO / CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

CLEACC
Department of Social and Political Sciences


For the instruction language of the course see class group/s below

Go to class group/s: 11 - 12

CLEACC (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  M-DEA/01)
Course Director:
LEOPOLDO IVAN BARGNA

Classi: 11 (I sem.)
Docenti responsabili delle classi:
Classe 11: LEOPOLDO IVAN BARGNA

Classe/i impartita/e in lingua italiana

Mission e Programma sintetico
MISSION

Scopo del corso è quello di fornire agli studenti una comprensione adeguata del mondo contemporaneo da una prospettiva culturale. Dopo un’introduzione all’antropologia culturale in cui se ne esaminano le origini, i fondamenti teorici e metodologici e le relazioni con le altre scienze sociali e umane, si tratta delle dinamiche culturali dei processi di globalizzazione. Basandosi su una serie di casi di studio riferiti a diverse aree del pianeta, il corso illustra il ruolo svolto da simboli e oggetti nella definizione delle relazioni sociali (uguaglianza, disuguaglianza, gerarchia) e delle identità culturali in contesti diversi (politici, economici, religiosi, etnici).

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO
  • Campi dell’antropologia.
  • La ricerca antropologica, i suoi fondamenti teorici e le sue basi metodologiche.
  • Il concetto antropologico di cultura.
  • Diversità culturale e politiche culturali.
  • Comunicazione e significato.
  • Potere e risorse.
  • La competizione per le risorse economiche e materiali.
  • Dono, scambio, merce.
  • Modelli di consumo culturale.
  • L’arte come sistema culturale.
  • Identità, sviluppo e globalizzazione.

Risultati di Apprendimento Attesi (RAA)
CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di...
  • Conoscere in modo adeguato i concetti e i metodi basilari dell'antropologia culturale.
  • Comprendere i rapporti culturalmente significativi che si instaurano tra individui o tra comunità.
  • Comprendere il collegamento esistente tra lo scambio e l'uso di immagini, di oggetti, di merci, di doni e le forme di relazione sociale improntate a fattori quali uguaglianza, disuguaglianza, gerarchia in rapporto a dinamiche di tipo economico, religioso, interetnico ecc.
CAPACITA' DI APPLICARE CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di...
  • Utilizzare strumenti antropologici adeguati per collocare le conoscenze acquisite nel contesto dell'iter formativo previsto dal corso di laurea, in riferimento soprattutto agli aspetti socio-culturali connessi con gli eventi artistici e culturali e con speciale attenzione per la comunicazione inter-culturale.

Modalità didattiche
  • Lezioni frontali
  • Analisi casi studio / Incidents guidati (tradizionali, multimediali)
DETTAGLI
  • Lezioni frontali con utilizzo di software e/o tecnologia innovativa.
  • Discussioni di teorie e/o casi di studio anche in riferimento ad etnografie condotte in prima persona dal docente.

Metodi di valutazione dell'apprendimento
  Accertamento in itinere Prove parziali Prova generale
  • Prova individuale orale
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    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI

    Il docente attraverso domande accerta la conoscenza  e comprensione dei contenuti del corso (la bibliografia dell'esame comune a  studenti frequentanti e non frequentanti, ma che per questi  ultimi prevede un testo aggiuntivo). Gli studenti frequentanti devono anche dimostrare la conoscenza e comprensione degli specifici argomenti  trattati in aula.


    Materiali didattici
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI

    Fabietti U., Storia dell'antropologia, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2020

    Bargna I., a cura, Mediascapes. Pratiche dell'immagine e antropologia culturale, Mimesis, Milano, 2018

    Bargna I,, Forme del sacro e arte contemporanea fra materiale e immateriale,
    Antropologia, 6, 1

    Bargna I., Collecting Practices in Bandjoun, Cameroon. Thinking about Collecting as a Research Paradigm, African Arts, 49, 2, 2016

    Plattner S., A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Market for Contemporary Fine Art, American Anthropologist, 100, 2, 1988

    STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI

    Ai non frequentanti è richiesta inoltre la lettura di:

    Hannerz U., Diversità culturale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2001

    Modificato il 22/07/2021 17:49

    Classes: 12 (I sem.)
    Instructors:
    Class 12: ROBERTO MALIGHETTI

    Class group/s taught in English

    Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    The globality of the economic processes made explicit the interconnections that penetrate the more peripheral contexts and showed the increasingly blurred cultural boundaries of the contemporary world. They urged anthropology to go beyond an understanding of reality based on its fragmentation into a mosaic of independent and localized cultures and to modify some of its most important topoi: culture, identity, nation, community, race. These concepts have been fragmented in a multiplicity of complex articulations, in hybridizations and assemblages, underlying the no longer immediate coincidence between place, culture and identity. From these perspectives the course aims to exercise the comparative and ethnographic approach to understand the global world. Going beyond the rigid modernist dichotomy between globalism-localism, it intends to subtract the global from an abstract universality and to place it inside its real manifestations, necessarily local and particular. It thus explores how the globalizing ideas and actions are appropriated and re-inserted into the local practices and forms. For these purposes the course aims, in the first part, to provides students with the main theoretical tools (concept of culture and ethnographic method). In the second part, drawing from ethnographic case-studies, it examines the application of the anthropological outlook to some selected topics: the study of organizations, of international cooperation and development, of finance and of art.

    CONTENT SUMMARY

    PART ONE: BUILDING THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

    Lesson 1.  The Anthropological Perspective

    Lesson 2.  The Ethnographic Method: the Positivist Approach

    Lesson 3.  The Ethnographic Method Today

    Lesson 4.  The Contributions of Anthropology to the Scientific Endeavour.

    Lesson 5.  The Concept of Culture.

    Lesson 6.  Globalization from a Cultural Perspective.

    Lesson 7.  Multiculturalism, Globalization and Identity.

     

    PART TWO:  APPLYING ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES

    Lesson 8.   Applied Anthropology

    Lesson 9.    Anthropology of Organizations and Cross-cultural Management

    Lesson 10.  Anthropology of Development and Cross-cultural Management

    Lesson 11.  Anthropology of Finance

    Lesson 12.  Anthropology of Art


    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...

    After successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    - understand the complexity of contemporary world using the anthropological theories and methods;

    - understand the impact of globalization on the selected topics: culture, organizations, international cooperation and development, finance, art;

    - integrate cultural anthropology into an interdisciplinary approach.

     

     

    APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...

    After succesful completion of this course students will be able to:

    - use some elements and perspectives of the ethnographic methods to the analysis of te contemporary world;

    - use the cultural appproach to globalization to study organizations, intenational cooperation and development, the qorld of finance and of art;

    - work interact and communicate in intercultural contexts.


    Teaching methods
    • Face-to-face lectures
    • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
    • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
    DETAILS

    Assessment methods
      Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Oral individual exam
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    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Oral exam, (100% of the finale grade) based on open questions. It aims to assess the student's skills to elaborate the contents proposed by the course, discussed in class and treated by the required readings. It verifies the ability to apply the theoretical contributions to case studies and to the topics selected by the course as well as to one's own educational and work projects.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Oral exam, (100% of the finale grade) based on open questions. It aims to assess the student's skills to elaborate the contents proposed by the required readings. It verifies the ability to apply the theoretical contributions to case studies and to the topics selected by the course as well as to one's own educational and work projects.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    All the reading materials will be provided by the instructor and will be available on BBboard. This is the complete list of the required readings.

    PART ONE: THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

    Lesson 1.  The Anthropological Perspective

    Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H. 2014, «What is the Anthropological Perspective?» in

     Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H., Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University Press,  Chapter 1 (pp. 4-18).

    1.2 Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H. 2014, «How has Anthropological Thinking about Cultural Diversity Changed over Time?», in Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H., Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University Press,  chapter 4 (pp. 73-97).

    Lesson 2. The Ethnographic Method: the Positivist Approach

    2.1 Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H. 2014, «What is Fieldwork?» in  Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H., Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University Press,   chapter 3. (pp.41-40 = 29)

    2.2  Malighetti, R. 2021, Anthropology and Ethnography. Science, Method, Writing, (eBOOK available on the main platforms: Amazon, Ibs, La Feltrinelli, Mondadori Store, Libreria Universitaria, Hoepli, ecc.)

    Lesson 3.  The Ethnographic Method Today

    3.1 Malighetti, R. 2020, “The Work and Legacy of Clifford Geertz. An Essay on the Interpretive Turn in Anthropology” in Bérose - Encyclopédie internationale des histoires de l’anthropologie, Paris, IIAC- LAHIC, UMR 8177. URL: http://www.berose.fr/

    Lesson 4.  The Contributions of Anthropology to the Scientific Dialogue.

    4.1 Malighetti, R. 2019, «The plural unification of sciences: the epistemological contributions of a perpetually dissatisfied discipline» in International Journal of Anthropology and Ethnology, 3:1, https://doi.org/10.1186/s41257-019-0016-8

    Lesson 5.  Cultural Complexity

    5.1  Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H. 2014, «Why Is the Concept of Culture Important?», in  Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H., Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University Press,  chapter 2 (pp. 21-39).

    Lesson 6.  Globalization from an Anthropological Perspective

    7.1 Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H. 2014, «What Can Anthropology Tell Us about Globalization?» Shultz E.A., Lavenda R.H., Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University Press, chapter 14 (pp. 373 – 407).

    Lesson 7.  Multiculturalism, globalization, identity.

    8.1 Malighetti R., 2010, “Identitarian Policies in the Quilombo Frechal: Live Histories in a Brazilian Community of Slave Descendants”, in Outlines. Critical Practice Studies, n° 2, pp. 97-112.

    PART TWO:  APPLYING ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES

    Lesson 8.   Applied Anthropology

    6.1 Kottak C.P. 2017, «Applying anthropology» in Kottak C.P. Cultural Anthropology, McGraw-Hill. New York,  Chapter. 5 (pp. 60-77).

    Lesson 9.  Anthropology of Organizations and Cross-cultural Management

    9.1. Baba, M. L. 2012, Anthropology and Business: Influence and Interests, Journal of Business Anthropology, 1 (1), pp. 20-71.

    Lesson 10.   Anthropology of Development and Cross-cultural Management

    10.1. Lewis D. Mosse D. 2006, Encountering Order and Disjuncture: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives on the Organization of Development, Oxford Development Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1, March 2006, pp. 1-13.                                                                  

    Lesson 11. Anthropology of Finance

    11.1. Appadurai A. 2016, The Logic of Promissory Finance in Appadurai A.,  Banking on Words. The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance, Chicago, Chicago University Press pp.1-14; 149-156 (Chapter one: The logic of promissory finance pp. 1-14; Chapter nine: The end of the contractual promise pp. 149-156)

    Lesson 12. Anthropology of Art

    Kottak C.P. 2017, «Arts, Media and Sports», in Kottak C.P. Cultural Anthropology, McGraw-Hill. New York,  chapter. 13 (pp. 60-77)

    12.2 Geertz, C. 1983, Art as a cultural system, in C. Geertz Local Knowledge, Basic Books, New York, pp. 94-120.

    12.3 Clifford J.1988, On Collecting Art and Culture, in Clifford J. The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA. pp. 215-251

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Not attending students should add to the readings for attending students the following text:

    Appadurai A., 1996, Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis London. Not attending students are invited to study the texts following the order suggested by the Syllabus

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