Social Sciences

Polyphonic Anthropology - Theoretical and Empirical Cross-Cultural Fieldwork

Edited by Massimo Canevacci, ISBN 978-953-51-0418-6, 256 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 23, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2089

This book connects anthropology and polyphony: a composition that multiplies the researcher's glance, the style of representation, the narrative presence of subjectivities. Polyphonic anthropology is presenting a complex of bio-physical and psycho-cultural case studies. Digital culture and communication has been transforming traditional way of life, styles of writing, forms of knowledge, the way of working and connecting. Ubiquities, identities, syncretisms are key-words if a researcher wish to interpret and transform a cultural contexts. It is urgent favoring trans-disciplinarity for students, scholars, researchers, professors; any reader of this polyphonic book has to cross philosophy, anatomy, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, architecture, archeology, biology. I believe in an anthropological mutation inside any discipline. And I hope this book may face such a challenge.

Prof. Massimo Canevacci

University of Rio de Janeiro UERJ

Massimo Canevacci is professor of Cultural Anthropology and Arts and Digital Cultures in the Faculty of Sciences of Communication – University of Rome "La Sapienza" - via Salaria 113, 00199 – Roma (Italia) – Now is Visiting Professor in the University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ-Brazil). email: maxx.canevacci@gmail.com Some books 2011 Fake in China, Maceiò, EdUFAL 2009 Comunicação Visual, Editora Brasiliense, S.Paulo 2007a La linea di polvere,, Roma, Meltemi (translating in port. and in ingl.) 2007b Una stupita fatticità, Milano, Costa&Nolan (tr. port. “Fetichismos Visuais”, Atelier, SP) 2004 Sincretismi , Milano, Costa&Nolan Nolan (tr. in port. “Sincretismos”, Studio Nobel, S.Paulo) Fieldworks Researches, didactics, publications are focused on: visual communication – digital cultures - anthropology of performing arts – urban and indigenous ethnography – transdisciplinary theories.

Fields of Research

Experience

  • 2012 - current

    University of Rio de Janeiro UERJ

    I was professor of Cultural Anthropology in the university of Rome \"La Sapienza\" since 1975. then I was visiting professor in Nanjing (CUCN) and Florianopolis (UERJ)

Education

  • 1970 – 1974

    Human Sciences, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Rome

    Philosophy

Edited Books

  • Polyphonic Anthropology - Theoretical and Empirical Cross-Cultural Fieldwork

    This book connects anthropology and polyphony: a composition that multiplies the researcher's glance, the style of representation, the narrative presence of subjectivities. Polyphonic anthropology is presenting a complex of bio-physical and psycho-cultural case studies. Digital culture and communication has been transforming traditional way of life, styles of writing, forms of knowledge, the way of working and connecting. Ubiquities, identities, syncretisms are key-words if a researcher wish to interpret and transform a cultural contexts. It is urgent favoring trans-disciplinarity for students, scholars, researchers, professors; any reader of this polyphonic book has to cross philosophy, anatomy, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, architecture, archeology, biology. I believe in an anthropological mutation inside any discipline. And I hope this book may face such a challenge.

Publications