Spring 2013 Economic Anthropology and Social Theory
Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-343
Formerly listed as: ANTH-43
Course (Login required) 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-year and sophomore students must have consent of the instructor. Spring semester. Professor Goheen.
Course times and locations ANTH 343 - L/D Section 01 Tu 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM CHAP 101 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; roll your mouse over the price field to see detailed pricing information.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780198760610 Marxism and literature Oxford [Eng.] : Oxford University Press, 1977 Raymond Williams Amherst Books $24.36-$49.51
9780299146740 Men own the fields, women own the crops Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c1996. Miriam Goheen Recommended text Amherst Books $20.00-$57.95
9780300021905 The moral economy of the peasant New Haven : Yale University Press, 1976. James C. Scott Recommended text Amherst Books $13.25-$54.95
9780393320435 The gift New York : W.W. Norton, 1990. Marcel Mauss; translated by W. D. Halls; foreword by Mary Douglas Amherst Books $5.49-$14.58
9780520260931 Cheap Meat University of California Press Deborah Gewertz, Frederick Errington, Amherst Books $24.95
9780521297080 Maidens, meal, and money Cambridge [Eng.] ; Cambridge University Press, 1981. Claude Meillassoux Recommended text Amherst Books $32.94-$66.60
9780631162940 The condition of postmodernity [Oxford, England ; Blackwell, 1989. David Harvey Amherst Books $20.44-$39.93
9780631203230 The illusions of postmodernism Oxford, UK ; Blackwell Publishers, 1996. Terry Eagleton Recommended Text Amherst Books $19.80-$34.08
9780717801657 Pre-Capitalist Economic Formations International Publishers K. Marx, Amherst Books $6.25-$19.94
9780815629825 Localizing knowledge in a globalizing world Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, c2003. edited by Ali Mirsepassi, Amrita Basu, and Frederick Weaver Amherst Books $9.30-$19.95
9781844671434 Ideology: An Introduction, New Edition Verso Terry Eagleton, Amherst Books $13.45-$22.95
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