College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
    Oct 20, 2018  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

ANTH 116. Anthropology of Capitalism (T)


In the wake of the global financial system's recent paroxysms, it is more urgent than ever that students of anthropology be equipped to understand the social and cultural dimensions of contemporary capitalism. This seminar will therefore examine the defining features of the current capitalist milieu through the lens of comparative ethnography. Combining classic theoretical readings on the structure and development of capitalism with concrete ethnographic studies, we will analyze a broad sample of the many guises under which capital travels across political, economic, and cultural borders. These analyses will then enable us to approach the more pressing question of how individual actors can and do contribute to the transformation of the global cultural economy.
Theory course.
Social sciences.
2 credits.
Eligible for INTP
Fall 2018. Fraga.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/sociology-anthropology


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