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AN377 – Living in the Material World--Economic Anthropology

Examines how people organize their material world to survive and to create meaningful systems of value. A variety of economic forms - small-scale societies with limited accumulation, gift economics, and commodity-based capitalism - are considered from a holistic, comparative perspective. The course concludes with as anthropological critique of colonialism, core-periphery relations, diverse forms of 'capital,' and globalization. This one-block course prepares interested students for a follow-up field course. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2019-20).

Prerequisite: One previous cultural anthropology course or consent of instructor.


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Spring 2020 Block 8 Living in the Material World--Economic Anthropology Sarah Hautzinger TBA 25/25 02/26/2019