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CODE 98608
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
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

Exam Board

MARCO AIME (President)

SALVATORE BRUNO BARBA

GAIA COTTINO (Substitute)

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.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
08/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
05/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
12/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further informations will be posted on aulaweb