The author discusses the concept of microcosm, which he presents as an identity niche made of relationships, sensual experiences, actions, space, time, memory, habitus and language. In his view, a microcosm is the physical and cultural place of normality, where knowledge is created and transmitted, while knowledge is what builds up the very basis of identity. Through some examples the author explains the usefulness and importance of this investigative perspective.
ATrA Aree di transizione linguistiche e culturali in Africa
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Franco Crevatin, "Micromondi", in: Ilaria Micheli (ed.), "Materiality and Identity. Selected papers from the proceedings of the ATrA Conferences of Naples and Turin 2015", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 17-56