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.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
1x2500wd essay (60%) and 1x2hr exam (40%)
reading lists will be available at the beginning of semester
12 Junior credit points in Anthropology