Cultural Anthropology is the intimate and personal study of human cultures, societies, and changing social, economic and political situations in an increasingly globalized world. Anthropology is intimate and personal because the field requires the anthropologist to live-in and live-with the people and communities they are trying to understand. Anthropological knowledge is gained though cultural immersion as well as through careful scholarship and learning. Beginning with the early 20th century, cultural anthropologists, some as 'explorers', some as 'scientists', some as great writers and 'public intellectuals', traveled far and wide and wrote books (called ethnographies) about the people and cultures they encountered. In these books anthropologists tried to make "the strange" and the "exotic" seem more familiar to their American, or French, or British readers. At the same time anthropologists tried to unbalance and to "make strange" what was taken for granted, what was commonsense in their own societies.
— Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Out of the window of a train, 2015
Wake up early. Take a shower. Drink a long coffee. Think.
Look out of the window, light comes from horizon. Breathe deep.
Hello, I’m Giacomo. I’m a cultural anthropologist working as content writer & freelance researcher. I have a passion for visual arts and some web-design skill.
My perspective mainly deals with people, societies and cultures: from collective identities to individual consumption – and vice versa.
I live in Milan, but in the last 10 years I lived in Turin, Rome, Bologna (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), Aix en Provence (France), Istanbul, Izmir and Igdir (Turkey).
In 2013 I got a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Bologna, studying the impact of social conflicts and history on the borderland's inhabitants & on the landscape management.