Econ Anthr & Soc Theory

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Anthropology

Course Number: 
343
Institution: 
Amherst College

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.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
ANTH-343-01-1213S

Course Sections

Econ Anthr & Soc Theory
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Miriam Goheen

mrgoheen@amherst.edu

T 02:30PM-05:00PM

CHAP 101