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Culture, Commodities and Consumption: Anthropological Approaches to Economic Life - ANTH831

In the contemporary world, it is often assumed that the economic and the cultural are opposites, that notions of the market or the economy are natural facts rather than cultural constructs, that abstract economic models perfectly capture the messy realm of actual human exchanges, that money corrupts traditional culture. None of these claims, however, stands up on closer inspection. The goal of this class is to peel back the layers of myth and misapprehension surrounding human transactions and get at the complex nexus of economics and culture that shape exchange in particular historical and cultural contexts.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Dr Chris Vasantkumar

Admission to MDevStud or MGlobalHlthDevStud or GradCertGlobalHlthDevStud or MDevStudGlobalHlth or GradCertDevStudGlobalHlth or MAppAnth or MDevCult or MIntRel or MPASR or GradDipPASR or GradDipIntRel or MSocEntre or GradCertSocEntre or MPPPMDevStud or MPASRMDevStud or 4cp in ANTH units at 800 level Prerequisite Information


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Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

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