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Ανθρωπολογία της Συγγένειας και του Φύλου [open]

Venetia Kantsa - Postgraduate - (A-)
Social Anthropology and History, Aegean University

This course attempts to present and analyze the main anthropological approaches concerning the study of kinship and gender.

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Ανθρωπολογία της Συγγένειας [open]

Venetia Kantsa - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Social Anthropology and History, Aegean University

Although kinship has been a privileged field of anthropological study and research for about a century, its significance has come in for a lot of controversy during the last decades of the 20th century. Recently there is a renewed and growing interest in its study due to the influence of the Schneiderian symbolic approach, feminist analysis of gender, reproduction and sexuality and ethnographic accounts of relatedness in difference contexts.

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Ethnography: Shaping the contemporary field

Penelope, Riki, Dafni, Vasiliki Papailias, Van Boeschoten, Tragaki, Giakoumaki - Undergraduate - (A+)
Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly

Τhis course provides an opportunity for students to come into contact with cutting edge topics in ethnographic fieldwork, while at the same time giving them a chance to apply some basic research skills. This course is not a historical overview of the methodology of ethnography. To the contrary, we begin with the contemporary concerns and ideas of working anthropologists. Our main question is: what is—and what could be—the “field” of ethnographic study in the contemporary situation. In our examination of this subject we will extend our conversation beyond conventional borders to speak about subjects, such as the non-academic uses of ethnography (i.e., in marketing, by the army), the use of ethnography in other disciplines (i.e., education), the relation of ethnography to political activism and, finally, the future possibilities for qualitative methodologies in the contemporary technocratic university. This course, which is co-taught by the faculty members of the Social Anthropology section, is part of the “Open Access Digital Courses” of the University of Thessaly. Most of the meetings of the course will be videotaped. While this course is primarily intended for undergraduate social anthropology majors, students from other majors, who have a demonstrated interest in the subject and taken previous courses in anthropology, can be admitted after consultation with the instructors.

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Specific topics of general political systems and constitutional law

Polyxeni Papadakis - Undergraduate - (A-)
Public Administration Department, Panteion University

About the book you will find in the documents at the left section: The subject of this monograph, as evidenced by its title, is the doctrine of the revolution. This theory, formulated by public law, which deals with the meaning of the revolution and its implications for the law and the state. The paper examines in particular the meaning of the revolution and the problem of its law producing power. In particular are examined, the recognition, the foundation and conditions for implementing the principle of law producing power of the revolution abroad, in Greece and in international law. The study also deals with the interpretation of the original provision of Art. 87 § 2 of the current Constitution of Greece, which excludes the law producing power of the coup. Neo Psychiko, November 2014   Important note: According to Law. 2121/93 regarding the intellectual property is prohibited-Tai Republication and general reproduction of this project, storing it in databases, retransmission in elec- by wire or any other form, in the original or in translation; or Another adaptation without the written permission of the author.

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Indigenous Cultures, Sustainability and Globalization

Diana Riboli - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University

What does ‘indigenous’ mean in a globalized world? How ‘authenticity’ was and is perceived in colonial and postcolonial imaginary? Is a sustainable development, sensitive to indigenous environmental perceptions possible? The course discusses the main threats and challenges indigenous communities over the world have to deal with, in their struggle for survival and recognition of rights. Through critical sensitive debate and analysis, the course explores contemporary issues and debates of ecological anthropology, anthropology of development as well as the role of indigenous knowledge, practices and perspectives for sustainable development

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Anthropology of Space

Eleana Gialouri - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University

We are used to regard space as an abstract dimension in which take place the human activities. The course instead is bringing the concept of space as actively involved in human activity and experience. Space is not only socially and culturally produced, but parallely decisive in shaping human activities and social relations.   During the course we go back back to anthropological approaches of the area from older positivist, functionalist and structuralist, to more recent that highlight the political dimension of space and approaching it in the light of the theory and practice of phenomenology. Through various ethnographic studies are examined different experiences of space that are not necessarily related to a western lifestyle and thinking. Furthermore are examined the ways in which the site is involved in issues of identity, it becomes subject to claim and converted into power trading field. Finally are explored the meanings of space at a time when constant streams of people, information, ideas and goods cross national boundaries and are no longer identified with a unique space origin.

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Ethnomedicine

Diana Riboli - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University

This course explores medical systems in different cultural contexts. Students will engage in analysis and investigation of ethnomedical systems such as shamanism, healing systems in different oral cultures, alternative and complementary medical systems (with particular emphasis to Chinese medicine and Ayurveda). The course will also introduce the students to medical pluralism, ethnopsychiatry, and ethnobotany. Starting from the fact that biomedicine can be considered the main ethnomedical system of industrialized and mostly western countries, the lessons will present cases of conflicts, acceptance and/or collaboration between different medical systems, in the global world.

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Methodology of Social Anthropology

Diana Riboli - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University

The course discusses the theory and method of ethnographic research, focusing on (a) the historical development of anthropology and (b) the way in which the collection of ethnographic data is associated with both theoretical and methodological issues. The course refers to methodological and epistemological concepts and tools of anthropology and critically discusses issues such as: the politics and practices of fieldwork; the ethnographer as subject and object of observation; inter-subjectivity and reflexive anthropology; the faces of incorporation/integration during fieldwork and the processes of ‘immersion into otherness’. It also analyses issues of “anthropology at home”, “anthropology as text", as well as issues of ethnographic research in complex societies and urban populations. The course also discusses methodological and epistemological issues referring to the collection/construction of research ‘data’ through participant observation, and also by the use of biographical methods and interviews. An ethnographic approach to archival material and communication networks is also introduced. The course also considers the art and the technique of observation and participation and the comparison between the so-called ‘quantitative’ and ‘qualitative’ methods of study. It also introduces the method of content analysis with the use of computerised analytical packages and discusses the benefits of techniques such as the use of video, film and photographs in the presentation and analysis of fieldwork data. Important note: "This collection of articles and extracts from academic writings made for the purpose of educational support Course Spring semester 'Methodology of Social Anthropology" at the Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, in accordance with Articles 19 and 21 of Law. 2121/1993 on "Copyright, related rights and cultural issues. Reproduction of this is permissible only within this framework, each further reproduction thereof for a purpose other than the aforementioned prohibited is the sole responsibility of the person who owned and is a violation of copyright law. "

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Anthropology and Material Culture

Eleana Gialouri - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University

The world of things and materials produced by humans is an integral part of cultures both past and present. Although interest in the Anthropology of material culture is as old as anthropology ,the Material Culture as an autonomous field of study begins to enjoy an intensive and systematic research much later. From passive markers of social relations or merely artifacts that serve operational needs, recent studies have identified the things a lot more active and decisive role in society. Things do not just illustrate the human act but part of this and are involved in the production of social realities and in shaping human behaviors and values. In this course are discussed in detail theories and ethnographies that have a milestone in shaping the research field of the Material Culture and linked to more general philosophical which deal with our relationship with matter, and the boundaries between subjects and objects.

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Ethnomedicine

Diana Riboli - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University

This course explores medical systems in different cultural contexts. Students will engage in analysis and investigation of ethnomedical systems such as shamanism, healing systems in different oral cultures, alternative and complementary medical systems (with particular emphasis to Chinese medicine and Ayurveda). The course will also introduce the students to medical pluralism, ethnopsychiatry, and ethnobotany. Starting from the fact that biomedicine can be considered the main ethnomedical system of industrialized and mostly western countries, the lessons will present cases of conflicts, acceptance and/or collaboration between different medical systems, in the global world.