European Ethnographic Contexts - 1st semester


LO1. To learn, question and use the key-concepts on European Ethnographic Context;
LO2. To develop critical insights on European Ethnographic Context, through critical reading of contemporary bibliographical references; LO3. To improve oral and written competences and individual or team work;
LO4. To incorporate the seminar/course issues and debates in field work

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Paula Godinho


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Bellier, I. & T. M. Wilson (eds.), 2000. An Anthropology of the European Union. Oxford: Berg. Cairo, H. et al., 2018. Rayanos y forasteros: fronterización e identidades en el límite hispano-portugués. Madrid: Plaza y Valdez. Kavanagh, W. & J. Lauth Bacas (eds.), 2013. Border Encounters. New York, Oxford: Berghahn. Macdonald, S., 2013. Memorylands. Heritage and Identity in Europe Today. London: Routledge. Narotzky, S. &. G. Smith, 2006. Immediate struggles. People, Power and Place in Rural Spain. Berkeley: University of California Press. Roque, Maria-Ángels (ed.), 2000. Nueva antropología de las sociedades mediterráneas. Barcelona: Icaria. Stoklosa, Katarkyna (ed.), 2013. Living on the Border. London: Routledge. Strath, B & M. af Malmborg (eds.), 2000. The Meaning of Europe: Oxford, Berg. Thiesse, A.-M., 2000. A construção das identidades nacionais. Lisboa: Temas e Debates.

Teaching method

The course is divided into theoretical and theoretical-practical lectures (by the professor and guests), seminars and film exhibitions During the course, students must develop several skills and competences based on Learning Objectives. Different teaching-learning methodologies will be used to achieve those objectives. Methodologies of teaching-learning: 1. Expository, to present the theoretical frames of reference 2. Participatory ,with collective seminar debates 3. Active, with individual and team presentations 4. Self-Learning - autonomous work

Evaluation method

Evaluation: mini-test; attendance and participation and a written essay or a test

Subject matter

P1. Introduction: economic and social organization, social stratification, and symbolic constructs in the European context;
P2. The nation-building, the European-building and evidences of new processes;
P3. Region-building and social construct of the places;
P4. Borders, refugees and migration;
P5. The deruralization and the new ruralities;
P6. Cities, suburbs and places of confinement;
P7. Heritage process and touristification.


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