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CODE 108202
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-DEA/01
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching aims to provide interpretative tools to understand the role of sport in modern society, favoring the anthropological perspective. The course aims to observe sport as a "total social fact", i.e. as an essential element of culture. Anthropology offers intellectual and thematic postures - identity, race, body, religion, myth, ritual - suitable for deciphering the dynamics concerning sport and the perception that public opinion has of the phenomenon.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will acquire the notion of sport as a "total social fact"; they will be able to decipher the importance of sport in building local, national and transnational identities; they will be able to develop the ability to read the connections between sport and culture as well as the main social transformations which have taken place in the course of contemporary history, and conveyed by sport. The teaching also aims at developing the ability to analyze the playful aspect of sport and travelling as a factor of knowledge of diversity, in relation to the diffusion of the various sports disciplines.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will acquire the notion of sport as a "total social fact"; they will be able to decipher the importance of sport in the construction of local, national and transnational identities; they will be able to develop the ability to read the connections between sport and culture as well as the main social transformations conveyed by sport and which have taken place in the course of contemporary history. The course also aims to develop the ability to analyze the playful aspect of sport and sports practice as a factor in understanding diversity.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the tools to address and explore various aspects of sports communication, starting from an anthropological perspective. Topics such as the narration of the sporting event will be dealt with; football as a "total social fact"; sport as a factor in the creation and change of national identities; the cultural hybridization that generates new panoramas.

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching is divided into frontal lessons held by the teacher, with multimedia exercises on topics chosen by the student.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Tools, questions, contents of sport anthropology

Anthropology and sport: a recent history

Sport as a total social fact

Football and national identities

How we perceive sport

Storytellers or journalists?

Digital techniques and new panoramas

Sport and culture, today

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

-Barba B., Il corpo, il rito, il mito. Un'antropologia dello sport, Einaudi, Torino, 2021.

Choice of two texts

Arpino, Giovanni, 2007 Azzurro tenebra, Spoon River, Torino.

Augé, Marc, 2016 Football. Il calcio come fenomeno religioso, EDB, Bologna.

Bayer, Osvaldo, 2020 Fútbol. Una storia sociale del calcio argentino, Edizioni Alegre, Roma.

Barba, Bruno, 2023, Ma quale DNA? Il calcio, l’Antropologia e le trappole dell’identità, Battaglia, Imola.

Bausinger, Herman, 2008 La cultura dello sport, Armando, Roma.

Berruto, Mauro, 2019 Capolavori. Allenare, allenarsi, guardare altrove, add editore, Torino.

Bromberger, Christian, 1999 La partita di calcio. Etnologia di una passione, Editori Riuniti, Roma.

Dal Lago, Alessandro, 1990 Descrizione di una battaglia. I rituali del calcio, il Mulino, Bologna.

Gherpelli, Lamberto, 2018 Che razza di calcio, Gruppo Abele, Torino.

Lupo, Maurizio e Emina, Antonella (a cura di) 2020 Visioni di gioco. Calcio e società da una prospettiva interdisciplinare,

Marani, Matteo, 2007 Dallo scudetto ad Auschwitz. Vita e morte di Árpád Weisz, allenatore

Morris, Desmond, 1981 La tribú del calcio, Rizzoli, Milano 2016.

Riva, Gigi, 2016 L’ultimo rigore di Faruk. Una storia di calcio e di guerra, Sellerio, Palermo.

Pivato, Stefano, 2019 Storia sociale della bicicletta, il Mulino, Bologna.

Tranquillo, Flavio 2020 Lo sport di domani. Costruire una nuova cultura, add editore, Torino.

Valeri, Mauro, 2005 La razza in campo. Per una storia della rivoluzione nera nel calcio, Edup, Roma.

Zoletto, Davide, 2010, Il gioco duro dell’integrazione. L’intercultura sui campi da gioco, Cortina, Milano.

 

Further advice on bibliographic additions will be provided during the lessons.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

SALVATORE BRUNO BARBA (President)

MARCO AIME

GAIA COTTINO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

II semester, starting from the first useful date of February

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam will allow to verify the student's ability to analyze. The student's presentation skills, the correct use of anthropological terminology and the critical reasoning skills developed by the student will be assessed.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
12/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are invited to consult the materials posted periodically in the web classroom. Information on this will be provided during the lessons.

Students with DSA, disability or other special educational needs certification are advised to contact both the contact person Prof. Canepa and the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, in compliance with the objectives of the teaching, take into account the ways of learning

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