DIGITAL ANTHROPOLOGY

DIGITAL ANTHROPOLOGY

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Code
95000
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9913 DIGITAL HUMANITIES - COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA (LM-92) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/10
LANGUAGE
Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (DIGITAL HUMANITIES - COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Analysis  of the concepts of “network” and “intercultural communication”, analysis of the city as network of cultural meanings.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is providing students with the basic notions of Anthropology, in particular of Urban Anthropology, in order to analyse the concepts of “network”, “intercultural communication” and “city as network of cultural meanings”. A special attention will be paid to the ways the new digital technologies  are acquired and used.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

First of all, the main currents of Cultural Anthropology – from Evolutionism to Funcionalism, from Structuralism to Post – Modernism, will be presented, toghether with the most common intellectual “positions” taken by anthropologists, from Universalism to Relativism.  All this, will be followed by the analysis of the concept od Digital Anthropology, highlighting how to use the previously illustrated theories and metodologies.  In the end, the course will focus on how Anthropology can provide intepretative tools to approach the observation of the city, the concept of “network” and a complete analysis of globalisation and post-modernism.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- The concept of Digital Anthropology,

-  Theories and metodologies.  

-How Anthropology can provide intepretative tools to approach the observation of the city

- The concept of “network” and a complete analysis of globalisation and post-modernism.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

BIBLIOGRAFIA

Testo obbligatorio:
- A. Biscaldi, V. Matera, Antropologia dei social media, Carocci, Roma, 2019

Un testo a scelta tra:

- S. Turkle, La conversazione necessaria, Einaudi, Torino,  2016; 

- K. Goldsmith, Perdere tempo su Internet, Einaudi, Torino, 2017
- D. Miller, Cose che parlano di noi, il Mulino, Bologna, 2014
- P. Artuso, M. Codogno, Scimmie digitali. Informazione e conoscenza al tempo di Internet, Armando editore, Roma, 2018
- C. Tuniz, P.Tiberi Vipraio, La scimmia vestita. Dalle tribù di primati all’intelligenza artificiale, Carocci, Roma, 2018
- T. H. Eriksen, Fuori controllo. Un’antropologia del cambiamento accelerato, Einaudi, Torino, 2017
- R. Baronciani, Nella tana del Bianconiglio. Saggio sulla mutazione digitale, effequ, Orbetello, 2014
- M. Banti, Wonderland. La cultura di massa da Walt Disney ai Pink Floyd, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2017
- D. Mazzucco, Propaganda popIl fascino del consenso nell’era digitale, Effequ, Orbetello, 2016

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Thuesday 9-12 Wednesday 9-12

Exam Board

SALVATORE BRUNO BARBA (President)

MARCO AIME

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

LESSONS START

First semester

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

At the end of the course, students will be able to describe the main currents of anthropological taught; to analyse the functioning of dinamycs of cultural transmission and changement; to make original hypothesis about the future of digital thinking

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/02/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/02/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
27/05/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/06/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
15/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/07/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
07/09/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
11/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale