The course will be delivery onsite (6 CFU)
The course will be dedicated to the critical examination of the methods and investigation fields fundamental elements of applied anthropology through one specific ethnographic focus on the interaction of multiple cultural rights within multicultural local contexts in Italy and also in Latin America.
Ob.1. Ability to analyze the relapse of applied anthropology on local, national and international social dynamics;
Ob. 2. Ability to apply anthropological skills within projects implemented by NGOs, International Organizations and third sector agents;
Ob. 3. Ability to analyze conflicts that arise from a different cultural perception, focusing attention on the cultural dynamics that favor their resolution and on the social imaginary that generates them;
Ob. 4. Through group work, development of orientation about the tools available for professional engagement;
Ob. 5. Analysis of the possible application fields of applied anthropology (participatory development and its methods, research-action, Advocacy and Policy Making, legal pluralism, intercultural mediation, legal anthropological expertise for UNHCR, etc);
Ob. 6. Awareness of the role that anthropology can play in the interaction with the many social and institutional actors who turn to it to build new cognitive views on social reality.
The course aims to transmit - maintaining a specific focus on the ethnographic method - the predisposition for a correct application of the applied anthropology tools within a specific range of ethnographic contexts and thus allowing the use of these fundamental techniques within multiple social sectors.
Knowledge and understanding:
• Examine in-depth the knowledge on the application models of applied anthropological knowledge;
• Examine in-depth the knowledge of the main key concepts of the discipline in the field of applied research and social agency;
Applying knowledge and understanding:
• Ability to apply the epistemological and theoretical frameworks of the anthropological discipline to the analysis of local, national and international contexts especially as regards the conflict dynamics, and the sociopolitical context;
• Ability to reflect critically on the transformation processes of the society;
• Development of personal opinions on the topics dealt with, aptitude for critical reading of problems and the ability to develop operational proposals for resolving these;
• Ability to develop a critical reading of texts, images, speeches, and to connect the competences deriving from the assumption of an anthropological perspective to the analysis of social contexts and within professional contexts;
• Acquisition of an advance competence of the anthropological epistemological frameworks, both in terms of language and terminology;
• Ability to formulate hypotheses, projects and applicative proposals using the knowledge and skills acquired;
• Ability to interact critically and constructively with expert interlocutors working in the third sector and in the private social sector, as well as with public and private institutions - national or international - operating in sectors in which anthropological expertise can be strategically relevant;
• Development of specific skills useful for the implementation of an independent and critical study of the anthropological disciplines declined in their applicative meaning;
• Development of II-level anthropological skills both theoretical and methodological as well as a method of study and definition of project proposals directly applicable in professional experience;
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A. Colajanni, Ricerca “pura” e ricerca “applicata”. Antropologia teoretica e antropologia applicativa a un decennio dall’inizio del terzo millennio, in DADA, n.2, 2014, pp. 25-40 [http://www.antropologiaapplicata.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DADA.pdf]
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A. Colajanni, La cooperazione internazionale contemporanea di “solidarietà”, in opposizione alla “cooperazione di interesse economico e politico”, in Antropologia Pubblica, v.4, n.1, 2018, pp.7-30 [https://riviste-clueb.online/index.php/anpub/article/view/125/188]
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1. Number of tests: only one, among the nine decided in the Calendar of Appeals of the Department of Humanistic Studies.
2. Objective of the test: the test is aimed at verifying the achievement of the training and learning objectives indicated above as well as verifying the acquisition of the knowledge required by the texts in the program.
3. Method of administration: oral.
4. Timeline: at the end of the course. The interval between two consecutive appeal tests must be at least two weeks.
5. Duration: the oral exam will last 15/20 minutes.
6. Type: Colloquium.
7. Final measurement of the exam: vote expressed in thirtieths; and, in the case of a brilliant outcome, conferment of 30 cum laude.
Introduction to the course key topics and concepts: 2 CFU
Analysis and critical discussion about the ethical implications of commissioned research and development cooperation: 2 CFU
Analysis and critical discussion of an anthropology application context - formal and informal contexts of the self-determination process of indigenous people in Latin America: 2 CFU