ANTHROPOLOGY OF IMAGES AND REPRESENTATIONS

Visual arts, Music and Theatre Studies ANTHROPOLOGY OF IMAGES AND REPRESENTATIONS

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DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF6
DISCIPLINE DELLE ARTI VISIVE, DELLA MUSICA E DELLO SPETTACOLO
2017/2018

YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2017
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE STUDENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE MAJOR CONCEPTS, THEORIES AND METHODS EMPLOYED BY ANTHROPOLOGISTS TO UNDERSTAND SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE, WITH A PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO SPECIFICAL MECHANISMS OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS.
THEY WILL BE ALSO FAMILIARISED WITH FIELDWORK PRACTICE AND ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH, SO AS TO FORM A SKILLED AND QUALIFIED PERSONNEL, SENSITIVE TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF NOWADAYS.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE COURSE IS INTENDED AS AN INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY AS CULTURAL CRITIQUE, SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT FORMING A FIGURE OF ANTHROPOLOGIST REGARDED AS “INTELLECTUAL” CAPABLE OF ANALYSING, INTERPRETING AND COMPARING DIFFERENT CULTURAL CASES AND SYSTEMS.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE ARE:
–TO DEVELOP IN THE STUDENT AN AWARENESS OF “OTHERNESS”;
–TO CRITICALLY EXAMINES IDEAS ABOUT CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND IMAGES OF “OTHERNESS”;
–TO DEVELOP IN THE STUDENT A CAPACITY TO RECOGNIZE PRECONCEPTIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS OF THEIR OWN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS.
ON COMPLETING THE COURSE, THE STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO APPLY THE CONCEPTS AND PERSPECTIVES LEARNED IN THE COURSE OF THE LESSONS TO NEW, ORIGINAL RESEARCH FIELDS AND BROADER CONTEXTS, MAKING INTERDISCIPLINARY CONNECTIONS.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
ACQUIRING THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ETHNO-ANTHROPOLOGY, AT THE END OF THE COURSE THE STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEAL INDEPENDENTLY WITH ANTHROPOLOGICAL TOPICS AND ISSUES.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
BESIDES KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF KEY TERMS, CONCEPTS AND METHODS IN ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY, AT THE END OF THE COURSE STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO DEMONSTRATE THE CAPACITY TO EXPRESS, PRESENT AND EXPLAIN WITH THE NECESSARY CLARITY THEIR KNOWLEDGE.

LEARNING SKILLS
THE SYSTEMATIC SELF-REFLECTION PECULIAR TO THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH, ITS CRITICAL SELF-CONSCIOUS THINKING NOT ONLY ABOUT THE “OBJECTS” OF ITS RESEARCH BUT ALSO ABOUT THE TOOLS USED TO DESCRIBE AND INTERPRET THEM, IS EXPECTED TO FAVOUR THE DEVELOP IN THE STUDENT OF IMPORTANT LEARNING SKILLS SUCH AS CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING, WHICH WILL BE DECISIVE THROUGHOUT THEIR FORMATIVE YEARS AND BEYOND.
Prerequisites
NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED.
Contents
ANTHROPOLOGY OF PERFORMANCE
THE COURSE AIMS AT PROVIDING THE STUDENTS WITH IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE ON THE TRANSFORMATIONS OCCURRED WITHIN THE RANGE OF RITUALS AND SOCIAL REPRESENTATION OVER THE LAST FEW DECADES; ON THE PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES IN THE CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS, AND ON THE PASSAGE FOR RITE TO THEATRE AND ENTERTAINMENT.
Teaching Methods
FACE-TO-FACE LESSONS, SHOWING OF A SELECTION OF FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES, FIELD PRACTICE
Verification of learning
ORAL EXAMINATION: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS IN ITALIAN.
Texts
STEFANO DE MATTEIS, LA FALSE LIBERTÀ. VERSO LA POST GLOBALIZZAZIONE, MILANO, MELTEMI 2017.

JEAN-LOUP AMSELLE, IL MUSEO IN SCENA. L'ALTERITÀ CULTURALE E LA SUA RAPPRESENTAZIONE NEGLI SPAZI ESPOSITIVI, MILANO MELTEMI 2017.
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