ANTROPOLOGY AND CULTURAL MEDIATION

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Code
57416
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8711 SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL POLICY (LM-87) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-DEA/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL POLICY)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to offer a general overview of Cultural Anthropology. Students will become familiar with the basic concepts of the discipline, its methodological tools, its main thematic fields. Special attention will be paid to cultural diversity and to the different strategies used by intercultural mediation. The final lessons of the course will be focused on the anthropology of migration.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the knowledge of the key-concepts of anthropology, its research methods and its main sub-fields. Special attention will be paid to the contribution of anthropology to the analysis of intercultural mediation and to the activity of social workers.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the knowledge of the key-concepts of anthropology, its research methods and its main sub-fields. Special attention will be paid to the contribution of anthropology to the analysis of intercultural mediation and to the activity of social workers.

TEACHING METHODS

frontal lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will be divided into two didactic units. The first one will be focused on the key concepts of the discipline, its methodological tools, its theoretical paradigms, its main research sub-fields. Special attention will be paid to the processes of intercultural mediation. The second didactic unit will be centred on the anthropology of migration, with special reference to the dynamics of social, political, economic exclusion and violence.  

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attenders

For the first didactic unit:

1) E. A. Schultz, R. H. Lavenda, Antropologia culturale, Zanichelli, 2010, 2nd It. ed.  (only the following pages: 1-107; 157-165; 217-230; 241-257; 273-288; 302-322).

2) B. Riccio, “Rappresentare, mediare e negoziare”, in G. Carlini, M. Vecchia (a cura di), Nuovi orizzonti per la mediazione interculturale. Riflessioni per il futuro, pp. 35-48, published on line: www.integrazionemigranti.gov.it/archiviodocumenti/mediazioneinterculturale/Documents/Mediazione%20Liguria.pdf .

For the second didactic unit:

3) The following four essays published on the Annuario no. 15 (2013) of Antropologia (Migrazioni e Asilo Politico) (www.ledijournals.com/ojs/index.php/antropologia/issue/view/20): Ø A. Brivio, La città che esclude. Immigrazione e appropriazione dello spazio pubblico a Milano, pp. 39-62. Ø L. Ciabarri, Oltre la frontiera Europa: ascesa e declino della rotta migratoria Libia-Lampedusa e forme di mobilità dal Corno d’Africa (2000-2009), pp. 63-83.Ø B. Pinelli, Silenzio dello stato, voce delle donne. Abbandono e sofferenza nell’asilo politico e nella sua assenza, pp. 85-108. Ø B. Sorgoni, Chiedere asilo. Racconti, traduzioni, trascrizioni, 131-151;

4) The following two essays published on the Annuario no. 5 (2005) of Antropologia (Rifugiati) (www.ledijournals.com/ojs/index.php/antropologia/issue/view/11): Ø B. Harrell-Bond, L’esperienza dei rifugiati in quanto beneficiari d’aiuto, pp. 15-48. Ø M. Agier, Ordine e disordini dell’umanitario. Dalla vittima al soggetto politico, pp. 49-65.

Non attenders

For the first didactic unit:

One of the following textbooks (1 or 1a): 1) E. A. Schultz, R. H. Lavenda, Antropologia culturale, Zanichelli, 2010, 2nd It. ed. (only the following pages:  1-107; 157-165; 217-230; 241-257; 273-288; 302-322);  1a) U. Fabietti, Storia dell’antropologia, Zanichelli, 2011, 3rd ed. (only the following pages:  1-203).

2) B. Riccio, “Rappresentare, mediare e negoziare”, in G. Carlini, M. Vecchia (a cura di), Nuovi orizzonti per la mediazione interculturale. Riflessioni per il futuro, pp. 35-48, published on line: www.integrazionemigranti.gov.it/archiviodocumenti/mediazioneinterculturale/Documents/Mediazione%20Liguria.pdf, totale pagine 13).

For the second didactic unit:

3) The following essays published on the Annuario no. 15 (2013) of  Antropologia (Migrazioni e Asilo Politico) (www.ledijournals.com/ojs/index.php/antropologia/issue/view/20): Ø B. Pinelli, Migrare verso l’Italia.Violenza, discorsi, soggettività, pp. 7-20. Ø A. Bellagamba, Passando per Milano. Kebba Suwareh,
immigrato dal Gambia, e le conseguenze dell’illegalità, pp. 21-38. Ø A. Brivio, La città che esclude. Immigrazione e appropriazione dello spazio pubblico a Milano, pp. 39-62. Ø L. Ciabarri, Oltre la frontiera Europa: ascesa e declino della rotta migratoria Libia-Lampedusa e forme di mobilità dal Corno d’Africa 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: By appointment only (eliana.pili@unige.it): Thursday, 02:00-03:00 PM.

Exam Board

ELIANA MARIA PILI (President)

SALVATORE BRUNO BARBA

LUISA FALDINI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

frontal lectures

LESSONS START

I semester from September, 18th to December, 7th 2017 (12 weeks)
II semester from February, 26th to May, 18th 2018 (12 weeks)

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The oral exam will be focused on the topics and the bibliography indicated. The attenders may plan with the professor a written exam concerning the topics discussed during the lessons and the texts indicated in the syllabus

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/01/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
29/01/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
21/05/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale