Units of Study

ANTH2653 - Economy and Culture

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ryan Schram

Description

Economic anthropology teaches that there are different kinds of economy, grounded in different forms of value (gift, commodity) and on different rationalities (kinship, chiefly, market). The nature of these differences is explored through ethnographic studies, as are the conflicts that arise from their articulation within a global system. Characterisations of economic practice are as corrupt, irrational, informal, black, profit as the work of the devil, money as bitter are treated as signs of such systemic conflict.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (60%) and 1x2hr exam (40%)

Textbooks

reading lists will be available at the beginning of semester

Classes

2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

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