Themes in Anthropology


In this CU we will address two thematic lines of research: 1) social differentiation and 2) cities and culture.
For each thematic group students will have classes on the main theoretical lines and case study presentations.
The topics of the lectures were chosen in accordance with the projects of the PhD students.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Filomena de Almeida Paiva Silvano


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 168

Teaching language





Appadurai, Arjun. 2013. The Future as Cultural Fact. London: Verso
Eriksen, Thomas H. 2015. Small Places, Large Issues. London:Pluto Press
Hannerz, Ulf. 2016. Writing Future Worlds: An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios. London: Palgrave
Ingold, Tim. 2011. Being Alive, Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description. London: Routledge.
Crenshaw, Kimberle (1991) Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color. Stanford Law Review Vol. 43 (6): 1241-1299

Teaching method

M1 - The CU is divided into 2 modules with 6 sessions each
M2 - Each module is taught by a diferente lecturer/researcher;
M3 - For each lecturer there wiil be a mandatory text to be discussed in class
M4 - Students choose one of the modules related to their research project to the final essay

Evaluation method

Essay designed on one of the thematic modules, preferably the one that most relates to the student´s thesis theme(60%), Participation in class discussions - 20% x 2 modules(40%)

Subject matter

S1 - First Module: Forms of Social Differentiation
- Gender as a category of social differentiation
- Class as a category of social differentiation
- Intersectionalities
- Identity and Ethnicity: Transnationalism and Diaspora
- (in) security
- Anthropology in education

S2 - Second Module: Cities and Culture
- To live, to visit, to be excluded: cities and identity dynamics
- Cities and Mobility
- Cities and artistic practices
- Cities and nature


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