Scheda insegnamento


L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Ridurre le disuguaglianze Pace, giustizia e istituzioni forti

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

By the end of the course students will know the theoretical paradigms related to anthropology of migration and the ethnographic methods of investigation of this phenomenon


The course aims at providing students with an introduction to the main anthropological paradigms in the study of migration and multicultural societies. After a brief introduction to cultural anthropology, we will investigate its main theoretical and methodological characteristics by focusing on the transformation of some concepts such as culture, religion, ethnicity, nation and citizenship. Furthermore, we will explore some specific case studies to facilitate the understanding of some methodological strategy characterizing the ethnographic approach to migration. We will discuss empirical research work on various topics such as diaspora, transnationalism, multi-sited fieldwork, co-development, racism, refugees, the "second generation", reception and inclusion policies.


1) Baumann Gerd (1999) The Multicultural Riddle Routledge 1999

2) Brettell, Caroline (2015) Theorizing migration in anthropology: The social construction of networks, identities, communities, and globalscapes, in Brettell & Hollifield (eds.) Migration theory:Talking across disciplines, Routledge. London

Vertovec, Steven (2011) 'The cultural politics of nation and migration', Annual Review of Anthropology, 40

3) Riccio, Bruno (2008) ‘West African Transnationalisms Compared: Ghanaians and Senegalese in Italy’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 34, 2

- (2010; edited with Brambilla C.) First part of Transnational Migration, Cosmopolitanism and Dis-Located Borders, Rimini: Guaraldi

- (2016) Introduction to From Internal to Transnational Mobilities, Bologna: Emil di Odoya

- (2016) ‘Political Spaces. The ambivalent experiences of Italian second-generation associations’ in Nibbs, F., Brettell, C. (eds.) Identity and the Second Generation. How Children of Immigrants Find Their Space, Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville

- (2017; with degli Uberti S.) 'Imagining greener pastures? Shifting perceptions of Europe and mobility in Senegalese society. A diachronic approach', Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, 3

4) Zinn, Dorothy (2018) Migrants as Metaphor. Institutions and Integration in South Tyrol's Divided Society, Roma: CISU

Metodi didattici

Lectures, vision of etnographic material and discussion in groups, workshops with presentations and discussion

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Oral presentation and a written essay to be submitted at the beginning of the second semester. Both tasks aim at assessing the understanding and assimilation of the main concepts discussed during the course and within the texts of the program.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Some material will be available on IOL

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Bruno Riccio