Italy, Residential Course in Calcutta, West Bengala, Mumbai. (INDIA)

Learning from local communities and local people embedded in global frames

when 8 September 2017 - 23 September 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 900

The 2nd Edition of "Learning from local. Communities and Local People embedded in Global Frames" Summer School aims to promote a deeper understanding of the social changes that local people in India (and similarly all over the world) have to face in order to make globalization a good chance and not just something negative.

L’India, considerata la più grande democrazia al mondo, si è trasformata negli ultimi decenni in uno dei paesi leader nell’Oceano Indiano. E’ stata scelta come destinazione non solo per la crescente importanza geopolitica ma soprattutto per via della straordinaria ricchezza culturale dovuta anche alla vasta presenza di popolazioni “tribali”, o ādivāsī, che ammontano a più dell’8% della popolazione totale. Nonostante la sua crescente importanza a livello mondiale questa affascinante nazione rimane ancora ampiamente sconosciuta agli studenti italiani.
La Summer School si propone di offrire agli studenti una comprensione approfondita sul campo dei cambiamenti sociali che hanno investito alcune popolazioni e comunità locali sulla scia della decolonizzazione, per effetto delle politiche economiche dell’India indipendente e dei fenomeni legati alla globalizzazione.
La Summer School si svolgerà a Calcutta, nel West Bengala, e a Mumbai.

CONTENTS

The Summer School aims to strength student’s capabilities with regard to the following points:

Different ways to organize social and cultural life;

Managing cultural diversity in complex contexts;

Critical awareness of NGO’s activities;

Direct experience of several processes of social, cultural and economics changes;

Ethnographic research projects;

The Summer School includes also visits to several places of main cultural and environmental interest, with regard to:

Anthropological issues;

Arts, local craft and immaterial heritage;

Tribal people rights;

Making of “Indian” and local identity;

Sustainable tourism;

Microcredit projects;

Course leader

Prof. Vincenzo Matera

Target group

All students

Course aim

aims to promote a deeper understanding of the social changes that local people in India (and similarly all over the world) have to face in order to make globalization a good chance and not just something negative.

Credits info

3 ECTS
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Fee info

EUR 900: fee includes lessons, living and transportation costs during the Stay in India. It doesn't include flights costs.