Spring 2008

Economic Anthropology and Social Theory

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-43

Faculty

Miriam R. Goheen (Section 01)

Description

This course will look at the relationship between economy and society through a critical examination of Marx with particular emphasis on pre-capitalist economies. The more recent work of French structural Marxists and neo-Marxists, and the substantivist-formalist debate in economic anthropology will also be discussed. The course will develop an anthropological perspective by looking at such "economic facts" as production, exchange systems, land tenure, marriage transactions, big men and chiefs, state formation, peasant economy, and social change in the modern world. Limited to 25 students. First- and second-year students must have consent of the instructor. Second semester. Professor Goheen.