AFRICANIST ANTHROPOLOGY (LM)

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Code
80538
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-DEA/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HISTORICAL SCIENCES)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course is an introduction to African studies, a field which is relatively little known in Italy. The course will offer an overview of the main stages in the evolution of this discipline and it will underline how Anthropology was the first discipline to represent Africa from Africans' point of view.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Getting acquainted with African studies, a field which is relatively little known in Italy. Having a good knowledge of these themes: stages in the theoretical evolution of this discipline; key concepts in anthropology; fundamental elements of sub-Saharan cultures (particularly ritual universes and art). Developing specific competencies within this field and being able to promote the knowledge of African cultures.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Developing specific competencies within this field and being able to promote the knowledge of African cultures.

TEACHING METHODS

Seminar course.

Assessment Method: oral exam

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Major themes in African Studies' research.

Africa: body cultures. The body as the first medium for aesthetic representation and as a powerful tool for self-affirmation. Social and cultural practices involving body and garments in sub-Saharan African countries. Creative use of ornaments, garments and textiles.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Calchi Novati G., Valsecchi P., Africa: la storia ritrovata, Carocci, Roma 2005

Parodi da Passano, G., African Power Dressing: il corpo in gioco, De Ferrari, Genova 2015

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Thursdays, 5 pm to 6 pm

Exam Board

MARIA GIOVANNA PARODI (President)

MARCO AIME

MAURO CAROSIO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Seminar course.

Assessment Method: oral exam

LESSONS START

March 8, 2018

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral exam

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/01/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
23/05/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
13/06/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
27/06/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
18/07/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale