M-DEA/01 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

This teaching module has the aim to facilitate the acquisition of the basic elements of cultural and social anthropology, allowing the student to better understand some of the most significant phenomena about contemporary global world: memory systems and the political making of heritages, ethnic and religious conflicts, urban life, the configurations of kinship. Thus it encourages awareness of concepts such as culture, ethnicity, identity, otherness, etc.

Detailed Course Content

The course introduces students to anthropology of contemporary world, to address relevant questions about own and others’ societies; the power disequalities inside and outside societies; dialogues between cultures; the reification processes of cultures; interethnic and religious conflicts. The course introduces students to anthropological analitical domains which will be analized with more relevant historical and contemporary approaches.

Textbook Information



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