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ANTHROPOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY

CODE 72982
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 6 credits during the 1st year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-DEA/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (News, Media and Publishing)
SEMESTER 2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The whole wide world is crossed by different kind of border and lines who divide at different level people, territory, waters and skies. Material borders and symbolic borders who acts in many different ways.   The course will lead students to analyze the consequences of the different division in the past and in the present, often built on self representation and fiction that could become real.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course analyzes the symbolic construction of different communities and the limits they put on to define themselves in many different ways as: nationalism, ethnicity, racism, religion, etc.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

1) knowing the terms and stakes of the debate in contemporary anthropology, and its political implications.

2) developing one's sensitivity towards the connection between forms of life, knowledge systems, and forms of humanity.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons and seminaries

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The students must learn to analyze the political, cultural and rethoric logics standing behind the construction of a new frontier.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

R. Debray, Elogio delle frontiere, Add editore

Other texts will be posted on aulaweb

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARCO AIME (President)

SALVATORE BRUNO BARBA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons and seminaries

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam consists of open question based on the books.  The assessment will focus on the candidates' abilities to critically analyze the topics addressed by the course. 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/05/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale