Archivi del mese: agosto 2012

Consigli per imparare a conoscere culture altre

“anthropologists have found that the best points of entry in an attempt to penetrate an alien culture can be those where it seems to be most opaque. When you realize that you are not getting something – a joke, a proverb, a ceremony – that is particularly meaningful to the natives, you can see where to grasp a foreign system of meaning in order to unravel it”. Robert Darnton cited in the introduction to Henry Jenkins and Kristine Brunovska Karnick (eds.), Classical Hollywood Comedy (London: Routledge, 1995), p. 7.