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AN3520 - Economic Anthropology: Culture, Production, and Consumption

Credits: 3

Explores the influence of culture on the production, distribution, exchange, and consumption of material goods. Examines anthropological theories for understanding economic behavior, particularly in non-Western contexts. Case studies illustrate the wide variety of economies, their accompanying social and symbolic relations, and investigate contemporary issues including: international aid and development, inequality and social justice, financial crisis and recovery, and alternative currencies. Fall of even years.