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Theory 1: Anthropology and Political Economy

ANTH 295
Fall 2013
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

Theory 1 and Theory 2 are core courses for the major, designed to elucidate historical influences on contemporary anthropological theory. While precise topics may vary from year to year, the overall goal of the courses remains the same: to familiarize students with the main traditions from which the discipline of anthropology emerged and to explore the diverse ways in which contemporary anthropological practice defines itself both with and against them. This semester our topic will be anthropology and political economy. We will critically examine capitalist modernity. In addition to studying the three key people who theorized social change and capitalist modernity--Durkheim, Weber, and Marx--we will examine various topics, including factory work, neoliberalism, tourism, consumption and commodities, markets and finance, and anticapitalist ways of life from an anthropological perspective.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ANTH101
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-24-2014
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