The aim of this course is to introduce the concept of culture in the sociological and anthropological sense. After clarifying the meaning of the word ‘culture’, other related concepts will be analyzed, such as values, norms, lifestyles, attitudes, beliefs, stereotypes. Attention will also be drawn to the notion of social and cultural change (globalization, mediatization, individualization). Concepts and methods learnt in the first part of the course will be applied to Italian culture to identify its specific features. Italian-ness will be compared with traits of the American, Northern European and Mediterranean cultural heritage.
This course runs through SRISA's external partners at ISI. SRISA students may take up to 1 course through an external partner.