Italy and the Mediterranean between Europe, Africa and the Middle East

Mediterranean Studies        Syllabus           Giulia Crippa

The aim of the course is to give students tools to study the cultural processes that have characterized the Mediterranean area over the centuries.  Students will be introduced to important theories and methodologies that will help them understand the various dynamics and key terms necessary to study the role played by Italy and other European and Mediterranean nations from the past to the present.  A central concept of the course is coloniality. Through the study of the cultural processes that have marked the western model of coloniality, students will be able to have a fuller understanding of the postcolonial variants of these processes as they have developed from the second half of the twentieth century on.

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