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ANTHROPOLOGY OF HYBRIDITY

CODE 65359
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9917 SCIENZE STORICHE (LM-84) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-DEA/01
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims to study the issues relating to the encounter between cultures and hybridization, with particular reference to migration and the history of South America.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The first objective of the course is the deepening of the issues related to the encounter between cultures and cultural hybridization, with particular reference to South America. The examination of universalistic and relativistic positions offers food for thought related to transcultural dynamics, such as the spread of African-American religions. Another objective of the course is the evaluation of cultural crossbreeding as a proposal for an ideal mediation between totalizing homogenization and heterogeneous and multicultural fragmentation.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is the evaluation of cultural crossbreeding as a proposal for an ideal mediation between totalizing homogenization and heterogeneous and multicultural fragmentation.

    At the end of the course, the student must be able to analyze issues related to the encounter between cultures and cultural hybridization. He will have to be able to describe universalistic and relativistic positions, proposing some food for thought related to transcultural dynamics, such as the spread of African-American religions; he will have to be able to discuss how and why cultural crossbreeding presents itself as a resource capable of mediating between homologation tendencies and excessive fragmentation and localization.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures with the use of multimedia supports, guided discussions in the classroom, group activities of cooperative learning, individual exercises.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    First of all, the main currents of cultural anthropology will be presented - from evolutionism to functionalism, from structuralism to post-modernism - in their historical development, as well as the most widespread theoretical and methodological approaches practiced by scholars, from Universalism to Relativism. We will then move on to the analysis of the concept of hybridisation in History and Social Sciences and various ethnographic cases will be considered, especially concerning the Brazilian reality. The hypothesis will be to present hybridisation as a real possibility for the future of humanity.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    For nine credits:
    2 mandatory texts

    -Bruno Barba Dio negro. Sesso, senso natura tra Africa e Brasile. Seid, Firenze, 2013
    - Bruno Barba, Meticcio. L’opportunità della differenza, effequ, Orbetello, 2018

     

    2 texts to choose from:

    - François Laplantine, Identità e meticciato, Eleuthera, Milano, 2011
    - Francesco Pompeo Autentici meticci, Meltemi, Roma 2009
    - Bruno Barba (a cura di), Tutto è relativo. La prospettiva in Antropologia. Seid, Firenze, 2008
    - Jean Loup Amselle, Logiche meticce, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 1999 
    - Jean Loup Amselle, Contro il primitivismo, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2012
    - Massimo Canevacci, Sincretismi, Costa & Nolan, Milano, 2004
    - Roberto Fernandez Retamar, Calibano, saggi sull'identità culturale dell'America Latina, Sperling & Kupfer, Milano, 2002
    - Néstor Garcia Canclini, Culture ibride, Guerini, Milano, 1998
    - Guido Barbujani, L'invenzione delle razze, Bompiani, Milano 2007
    - Franco La Cecla, Il MalintesoAntropologia dell'incontro, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2009
    - Bruno Barba, Calciologia. Per un’antropologia del football, Mimesi, Milano, 2016
    - Bruno Barba, Mitologia degli orixas. Le divinità della natura dall’Africa al Brasile, Ed.it, Firenze, 2015.

     

    For six credits:
    2 mandatory texts:

    -Bruno Barba Dio negro. Sesso, senso natura tra Africa e Brasile. Seid, Firenze, 2013
    - Bruno Barba, Meticcio. L’opportunità della differenza, effequ, Orbetello, 2018.

    a text chosen from:

     

    - François Laplantine, Identità e meticciato, Eleuthera, Milano, 2011
    - Francesco Pompeo Autentici meticci, Meltemi, Roma 2009
    - Bruno Barba (a cura di), Tutto è relativo. La prospettiva in Antropologia. Seid, Firenze, 2008
    - Jean Loup Amselle, Logiche meticce, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 1999 
    - Jean Loup Amselle, Contro il primitivismo, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2012
    - Massimo Canevacci, Sincretismi, Costa & Nolan, Milano, 2004
    - Roberto Fernandez Retamar, Calibano, saggi sull'identità culturale dell'America Latina, Sperling & Kupfer, Milano, 2002
    - Néstor Garcia Canclini, Culture ibride, Guerini, Milano, 1998
    - Guido Barbujani, L'invenzione delle razze, Bompiani, Milano 2007
    - Franco La Cecla, Il MalintesoAntropologia dell'incontro, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2009
    - Bruno Barba, Calciologia. Per un’antropologia del football, Mimesi, Milano, 2016
    - Bruno Barba, Mitologia degli orixas. Le divinità della natura dall’Africa al Brasile, Ed.it, Firenze, 2015.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    SALVATORE BRUNO BARBA (President)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    February 13, 2023

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Final oral exam

    The oral exam will allow to verify the student's analytical skills.

    The quality of exposure, the correct use of anthropological terminology, the critical reasoning skills developed by the student will be evaluated.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral exam will allow to verify the student's analytical skills. The quality of exposure, the correct use of anthropological terminology, the critical reasoning skills developed by the student will be evaluated

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    13/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    23/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale