Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Anthropology of Space - 1st semester

Code

711001003

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Department

Antropologia

Credits

6

Teacher in charge

Maria Filomena Silvano

Weekly hours

4

Teaching language

Portuguese

Objectives

1. To qcquire theoretical and ethnographic information, which is the most classic heritage of Anthropology of Space.
2. To conduct a theoretical and methodological extended reflection around the constitution of it´s latest disciplinary field.
3. To update problematics around recent case studies in order to conduct a scientifically and ethically grounded discussion about the possible
practical applications of knowledge of the discipline.

Prerequisites

None.

Subject matter

1. DISCIPLINARY HERITAGE
1.1. SPACE IN THE WORK OF SOME CLASSIC
1.1.1. Émile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss and Maurice Halbwachs
1.1.2. Claude Lévi-Strauss
1.1.3. Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin
1.1.4. Robert Park and Louis Wirt
1.1.5. Evans-Pritchard
1.2. SPACE EMPOWERMENT
1.2.1. The production of space (Henri Lefebvre)
1.2.2. The spatial modes (Raymond Ledrut)
1.2.3. Urbanization (Jean Rémy and Liliane VOYE)
2. PROPOSALS FOR A NEW DISCIPLINARY FIELD- Anthropology of space
2.1. Edward T. Hall - U.S.A. 1960
2.2. Françoise-Paul Levy and Marion Segaud - France, 1980
2.3. Setha M. Low and Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga - USA, 2000s
3. WORK PROPOSALS FOR A NEW SPACE
3.1. Heterotopias (Michel Foucault)
3.2. Non-places (Marc Augé)
3.3. The ethnoscapes (Arjun Appadurai)
3.4. The multilocality (Margaret C. Rodman)
4. Case studies - multiple possibilities for a contemporary space

Bibliography

Augé, M. (2005), Não-lugares : introdução a uma antropologia da sobremodernidade, 90º, Lisboa (1ª ed. 1992)
Lefebvre, H. (1986), La production de l´espace, Paris, Anthropos (1ª ed.1974).
Low, Setha M. e Lawrence-Zúñiga, Denise (2003), The Anthropology of space and place, locating culture, Malden/Oxford/Carlton/Berlin, Blackwell.
Mauss, M. (1974), Sociologia e Antropologia, vol. 2, São Paulo, EPU (1ª ed. 1950).
Silvano, F. (2010), Antropologia do espaço, Lisboa, Assírio e Alvim.
Silvano, F. (2011), De casa em casa: sobre um encontro entre etnografia e cinema, Caldas da Raínha, Palavrão.
Simmel, G. (1997), A metrópole e a vida do espírito, Fortuna, C. (org.), Cidade, Cultura e Globalização, Oeiras, Celta, 31-43.

Teaching method

1. Classes centered on exposure of teaching, based on the analysis and critical reflection of the most significant works of anthropology of space.
2. Lessons focused on the presentation made by the students, chips reading texts set by the teacher.
3. Lessons focused on the presentation by the teacher, case studies, and discussions with students.

Evaluation method

1. Preparation and execution of a test (50%)
2. Oral presentation of readings (40%)
3. Attendance and participation in class (10%)

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