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Marco Aime

Marco Aime is professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Genoa. He has conducted research on the Alps and in West Africa. Aime has authored a number of books: Le radici nella sabbia (EDT, 1999); Il primo libro di antropologia (2008), Il dono al tempo di Internet (with A. Cossetta, 2010), L’altro e l’altrove (with D. Papotti 2012), Contro il razzismo (with G. Barbujani, C. Bartoli, F. Faloppa, 2016) published by Einaudi; Verdi tribù del Nord (Laterza, 2012); Gli specchi di Gulliver (2006), Timbuctu (2008), Il diverso come icona del male (with E. Severino, 2009), Gli uccelli della solitudine (2010), Cultura (2013) published by Bollati Boringhieri; All’Avogadro si cominciava a ottobre (Agenzia X, 2014); La macchia della razza (2012), Etnografia del quotidiano (2014) published by elèuthera; La fatica di diventare grandi. La scomparsa dei riti di passaggio (Einaudi, 2014); Tra i castagni dell'Appennino (2014), Senza sponda (2015) published by Utet.

Marco Aime

From the tribe to the Web: Anthropology today

may fri 28, 2010 - 7.00 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
 admission euro 3.00

What is to be an anthropologist today? Not only going to rummaging in those corners of the world that Claude Lévi-Strauss dubbed ‘the dustbins of history,’ but also asking questions on cultural flows and movements crisscrossing the whole planet and our society. Though still using its traditional toolbox, anthropology today take a fresh approach to current issues in which the distinction between ‘us’ and ‘the others’ is increasingly blurred. Issues such as identity or tradition are considered through the prism of history in an attempt at coming up with new and more dynamic keys to the understanding of contemporary societies.

Marco Aime is professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Genoa. He has conducted research on the Alps and in West Africa. Aime has authored a number of books: Le radici nella sabbia (EDT, 1999); Il primo libro di antropologia (2008), Il dono al tempo di Internet (with A. Cossetta, 2010), L’altro e l’altrove (with D. Papotti 2012), Contro il razzismo (with G. Barbujani, C. Bartoli, F. Faloppa, 2016) published by Einaudi; Verdi tribù del Nord (Laterza, 2012); Gli specchi di Gulliver (2006), Timbuctu (2008), Il diverso come icona del male (with E. Severino, 2009), Gli uccelli della solitudine (2010), Cultura (2013) published by Bollati Boringhieri; All’Avogadro si cominciava a ottobre (Agenzia X, 2014); La macchia della razza (2012), Etnografia del quotidiano (2014) published by elèuthera; La fatica di diventare grandi. La scomparsa dei riti di passaggio (Einaudi, 2014); Tra i castagni dell'Appennino (2014), Senza sponda (2015) published by Utet.

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Marco Aime

The ‘Unnatural’ Body

may fri 27, 2011 - 7.00 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
 admission euro 3.00

No human society has ever left the body just the way that it was in nature. We all manipulate our bodies in some way—by drawing on them, coloring them, carving them, covering up parts of them—almost as though we were never satisfied with them. We do all sorts of things in order to distance our bodies from their natural state, to make them ever more ‘human,’ i.e. cultural. And in so doing, every society expresses its aesthetic norms and its aspirations. From haircuts to tattoos, from scratching to plastic surgery, from body paintings to cosmetics, human imagination and creativity offer us many opportunities to manipulate the body. Such practices have become a field of investigation by cultural anthropology as they represent a form of writing that humans try to imprint—in more or less high color, with more or less deep signs—in that blank page, their body.

Marco Aime is professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Genoa. He has conducted research on the Alps and in West Africa. Aime has authored a number of books: Le radici nella sabbia (EDT, 1999); Il primo libro di antropologia (2008), Il dono al tempo di Internet (with A. Cossetta, 2010), L’altro e l’altrove (with D. Papotti 2012), Contro il razzismo (with G. Barbujani, C. Bartoli, F. Faloppa, 2016) published by Einaudi; Verdi tribù del Nord (Laterza, 2012); Gli specchi di Gulliver (2006), Timbuctu (2008), Il diverso come icona del male (with E. Severino, 2009), Gli uccelli della solitudine (2010), Cultura (2013) published by Bollati Boringhieri; All’Avogadro si cominciava a ottobre (Agenzia X, 2014); La macchia della razza (2012), Etnografia del quotidiano (2014) published by elèuthera; La fatica di diventare grandi. La scomparsa dei riti di passaggio (Einaudi, 2014); Tra i castagni dell'Appennino (2014), Senza sponda (2015) published by Utet.

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Giving to live together

may fri 25, 2012 - 7.00 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
 admission euro 3.00

From Marcel Mauss’ 1921 essay on The Gift to such online practices as free software, the gift is a constant pervading our lives even if we are not aware. Giving—this common, simple gesture—represents the true driving force behind every community, every society. What distinguishes giving from other forms of exchange? Freedom—the freedom of returning, the freedom of giving whenever and however one wishes. Much of human relations is based upon the acts of giving, receiving and reciprocating, the three pillars of a system resting upon a constant alternation of equilibrium and disequilibrium. They give rise to a time of waiting in which and by which relations between individuals stay alive.

Marco Aime is professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Genoa. He has conducted research on the Alps and in West Africa. Aime has authored a number of books: Le radici nella sabbia (EDT, 1999); Il primo libro di antropologia (2008), Il dono al tempo di Internet (with A. Cossetta, 2010), L’altro e l’altrove (with D. Papotti 2012), Contro il razzismo (with G. Barbujani, C. Bartoli, F. Faloppa, 2016) published by Einaudi; Verdi tribù del Nord (Laterza, 2012); Gli specchi di Gulliver (2006), Timbuctu (2008), Il diverso come icona del male (with E. Severino, 2009), Gli uccelli della solitudine (2010), Cultura (2013) published by Bollati Boringhieri; All’Avogadro si cominciava a ottobre (Agenzia X, 2014); La macchia della razza (2012), Etnografia del quotidiano (2014) published by elèuthera; La fatica di diventare grandi. La scomparsa dei riti di passaggio (Einaudi, 2014); Tra i castagni dell'Appennino (2014), Senza sponda (2015) published by Utet.

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