Edgar V Winans
Chief features of nonmonetary and simple monetary economics. Impact of central or metropolitan market economy and industrial technology as peripheral systems, especially of small-scale and limited monetary circulation. Development and application in anthropology of economic concepts, including Marxian. Prerequisite: either one 200-level ANTH course or LING 203.
The main themes in economic anthropology: production, distribution, consumption and social reproduction. We will take a critical approach to the central conceptions and theoretical assumptions in economic anthropology and present alternative perspectives now under debate.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
A combination of lecture and discussion with student presentations of readings.
At least one introductory level course in cultural anthropology.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading plus the preparation of at least one oral presentation in class.
Success of classroom presentation and discussion of other presentations. Completion of a take-home midterm problem. Completion of a final problem. These are writing assignments, and style and grammar count.