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    The American University in Cairo
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ANTH 462/4065 - Culture, Economy and the Everyday (3 cr.)

9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing.

Examination of how anthropology has approached the study of economic practices, ideas and institutions in different cultural contexts.  By following the main theoretical paradigms in economic anthropology, the course will address the cultural assumptions and power dynamics in defining what an economy is and how people go about producing, consuming and exchanging goods, commodities, gifts, services, as well as social relationships.  Ethnographic case studies will explicate the power relations underlying the pursuit of economic lives, the centrality of gender, class, race, kinship and ethnic relations in shaping production, consumption and exchange, and the ramifications of global markets on peoples’ livelihoods and identities. 

When Offered
Offered in alternate years.

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