Spring 2009

Economic Anthropology and Social Theory

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-43


Miriam R. Goheen [d] (Section 01)


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. Instructor consent required. Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Professor Goheen.