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ANTHROPOLOGY OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

CODE 98608
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8453 CONSERVAZIONE DEI BENI CULTURALI (L-1) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-DEA/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The first part of the course provides the basic elements of cultural anthropology. In the second part, some aspects relating to artistic processes will be explored, from an anthropological point of view. Different concepts of "art" and "cultural heritage" and examples of "translation" of objects and events produced in different societies will be examined. 

     

    Within the course, a specific focus will be dedicated to Oceanian objects in museums. In the analysis of the museumization process, particular attention will be given to the point of view of the communities from which these objects come: if in some cases they have made requests for the return of the human remains of their ancestors, in others they have developed avant-garde shared heritage projects.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course intends in the first part to provide some basic elements of anthropology also useful for the acquisition of 24 credits for the TIF. In the second part we will focus on the reading that the discipline gives the concept of cultural heritage in Western culture and on the visions that other companies may have of their heritage, analyzing different forms of expression in a comparative key.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    It is hoped that at the end of the course students will be able to face issues related to art with a new and comparative perspective.

    PREREQUISITES

    None

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lessons will be held face to face

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Readings will be provided, useful for understanding the different conceptions of art and the processes that lead to the creation of an artistic object in different cultures.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Engelke, Pensare come un antropologo, Einaudi, Torino

    More one text among: 

    S. Price, I primitivin raditi, Einaudi, Torino

    J.L. Amselle, Il museo in scena, Meltemi, Milano.

    A. Castelli e F. La Cecla, Scambiarsi le arti​, Bompiani

    For the seminar part:

    Favole, A. 2003. Appropriazione, incorporazione, restituzione di resti umani: casi dall’Oceania. Antropologia, 3: 121-139

    Brutti, L. 2009. “L’antropologia cannibalizzata dall’arte “primitiva”. Una lettura etnografica del Musée du Quai Branly a partire da oggetti melanesiani”, in Gnecchi Ruscone E., Paini A. (a cura di), Antropologia dell’Oceania, Raffaello Cortina

    Aria, M., Favole, A. 2010. Passeur culturel. Patrimonializzazione condivisa e creatività culturale, Antropologia Museale, 27: 5-18

    (Jolly, M. 2017. “Moving objects: reflections on Oceanic Collections”, in Gnecchi Ruscone E., Paini A. (a cura di), Tides of innovation. Value, materiality and place, pp.77-114)

     

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    27 September 2022

     

     

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written exams 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The result will be proportional to the ability developed by the student to elaborate with critical spirit the basic concepts of anthropological analysis, his ability to connect these concepts with the surrounding reality and to draw an articulated reading.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Further informations will be posted on aulaweb