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COMPLEX SOCIETIES AND TOURISM GOVERNANCE

Modulo Generico
Sede: 
BERGAMO
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
44145-EN1

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2019/2020
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
COMPLEX SOCIETIES AND TOURISM GOVERNANCE
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
COMPLEX SOCIETIES AND TOURISM GOVERNANCE
Insegnamento: 
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa Affine/Integrativa
Settore disciplinare: 
DISCIPLINE DEMOETNOANTROPOLOGICHE (M-DEA/01)
Anno di corso: 
2
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2020/2021
Crediti: 
5
Responsabile della didattica: 
Mutuazioni

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
30
Ore di studio individuale: 
95
Ambito: 
Attività formative affini o integrative
Prerequisites

Good knowledge of world political geography

Educational goals

Students learn how to analyze the present society using tools from anthropology, philosophy and sciences, focusing on critical contemporary issues related to travel: cultural preservation, environmental preservation, social sustainability. At the end of the course, students can interpret a conceptual map identifying the power relations among the different actors in the tourism sector. They can discuss the many implications and pushes for travelling; they can suggest and sketch different types of cultural/ecological travels developed in a complex framework.

Course content

1. Theoretical bases in Anthropology
Concepts of Culture, Identity, Nation, Migration. Dualism Nature/Culture: Environmental Anthropology
as a syhntesis. The most relevant theoretical schools in Cultural Anthropology: Functionalism, Structuralism. Ethnography as a method. The privileged position of the ethnographer. Hegemony and Subalternity in the relation observer/observed.
2. Study of the Contemporary
Anthropology in a global world. The end of colonization and Tourism as a reward: UNWTO.
The Un/Sustainable tourism. Protests and Resistance in the Tourist City. Sustainability
at global and local level. The role of tourism in the Anthropocene. The Great Acceleration.
The UNESCO-COMPACT Model. Local Communities and Cultural Complexity.
3. Theoretical bases in Complexity
Complexity in Natural and Social Sciences. Non-linearity and fractals. Reasoning with metaphors.
The Anthropocene. Examples of Anthropocenic crises. Environment as a non-linear system.
Complexity in Economics. Emerging local solutions, CBT.

Teaching methods

Lessons with support of audio-video materials.
Class discussions on Local resources, Local indigenous knowledge. Presentation of Case studies.

Assessment and Evaluation

Colloquium on the Syllabus texts.
Intermediate assignments can be proposed as partial assessment for attending students.