Books

Cultural Traits. A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Cultural Diversity

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Out now! Understanding Cultural Traits: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Cultural Diversity, Edited by Fabrizio Panebianco and Emanuele Serrelli. Marketing page at Springer Read online on SpringerLink Interested in writing a review? Read it online for free and get your free hardcopy! Go on the dedicated homepage and then “Access an Online Book Review Copy” via the link under “Service for […]

Academic talks

Structures of Deep Time in the Anthropocene

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Emanuele Serrelli presents: 2016, Jun 10 (h.16-19) – 6th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference, University of Bergamo, Italy: Structures of deep time in the Anthropocene. With Elena Bougleux organizer of the session “Diffracting ethnography in the anthropocene”. Conference talk. [Ac] Talk abstract “Structures of deep time in the Anthropocene” Anthropocene puts incommensurable time scales in […]

Academic talks

From everyday life to deep evolutionary time: Anthropocene and contacting temporal scales

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New forthcoming talk: 2015, Dec 19 (h.11-13) – III Convegno Nazionale SIAA Società Italiana di Antropologia Applicata, Polo Universitario Città di Prato: From everyday life to deep evolutionary time: Anthropocene and contacting temporal scales (Session “Mitigation, Adaptation, Vulnerability. Analisi di strategie, pratiche e retoriche delle comunità nel contesto dell’Antropocene”). With Enrico Giustiniano Micheli, Elena Bougleux, […]

Academic services

Tree and network models in San Francisco

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Emanuele Serrelli co-organizes with Nathalie Gontier the session “Tree and network models of micro- and macroevolution” at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (November 14-18, 2012). Developing from phylogenetic methodologies in evolutionary biology, the session examines how cultural trees and networks are composed differently (which data are used to compose trees and […]

Events

Mauro Van Aken – Travelling models of water. Battlefields of knowledge and ideas of change in the Middle East

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CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Travelling models of water. Battlefields of knowledge and ideas of change in the Middle East Mauro Van Aken Cultural Anthropologist, University of Milano Bicocca April 12, 2012, 12:00pm U6, 4th floor, room 4160 (polivalente), Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano Abstract: Development and modernization policies, […]

Saggi (Italian essays)

Cultural Diversity

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The reflection on human cultures delivers more and more a critical and complex vision that makes it difficult to imagine ourselves counting, describe or analytically decompose cultures. Bypassing questions like “what is a culture”, “which and how many cultures are there”, and “how important is each culture”, anthropology and ethnography give scientific form to the […]

Saggi (Italian essays)

Linguistic Diversity, Language Extinction

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…But the tree of languages bears two more messages. The first, universal kinship, reminds that all languages are siblings, close or far relatives, like the peoples who speak them: subgroups with uncertain boundaries in a single, global species. The second, the value of history: every language – like every biological species – is the unique […]

Saggi (Italian essays)

Biocultural Diversity

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Biodiversity shapes cultural diversity. Culture shapes the environment. But according to the biocultural paradigm of the “inextricable link”, such bidirectional co-determination in fact prevents the analytical distinction of the two. We must, indeed, talk about a unified type of diversity: biocultural diversity. The field aims to conserve, defend rights of indigenous people, and obtain political […]