ANTHROPOLOGY AND SPORTS COMMUNICATION

ANTHROPOLOGY AND SPORTS COMMUNICATION

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Code
101736
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-DEA/01
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (News, Media and Publishing)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to observe sport as a total social fact. Sport seen as an essential element of culture and therefore analyzed with an anthropological perspective. Actions, narrations, visions, ways of communicating, languages ​​can be observed with a "thick analysis” (Geertz), able to reveal the functioning of the society in question.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to observe sport as a total social fact. Sport seen as an essential element of culture and therefore analyzed with an anthropological perspective. Actions, narrations, visions, ways of communicating, languages can be observed with a "thick analysis” (Geertz), able to reveal the functioning of the society in question.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

Teaching methods

Lectures, with multimedia exercises on topics chosen by the student

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Anthropology and sport

Sport as a total social fact

Football and national identities

A history of sports journalism

Narrators or journalists?

Digital techniques and new panoramas

Sport and culture, today

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

-Currò E., Mario Fossati e la storia del giornalismo sportivo in Italia (1945-2010), Bolis, Azzano San Paolo (Bg), 2018

-Barba B., Calciologia. Per un'Antropologia del football, Mimesis, Milano, 2016

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Thuesday 9-12 Wednesday 9-12

Exam Board

SALVATORE BRUNO BARBA (President)

MARCO AIME

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, with multimedia exercises on topics chosen by the student

LESSONS START

Second semester

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination 

Assessment methods

At the end of the course the student must be able to describe how the anthropological perspective contributes to the analysis of the sporting event; to critically examine the role of journalists as tools for disseminating knowledge; to create original hypotheses about the future of sports communication, in the light of new techniques, new perspectives, new hybridization factors.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
27/05/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale