E420 ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY Fall 2001
Course Schedule of Topics
Text Reading Schedule
Aug 28 Course Introduction
August 30- Three Paradigms Of Economics & Human Nature
September 20 All of the Wilk text
September 25 Film – Ongka’s Big Moka
September 27 Film – The Potlatch
October 2 - Critiques of Neoclassical Economics
October 11 All of Ferber & Nelson on Feminist Economics
October 16 - Does Culture Matter?
October 23 All of DeSoto (undergrads)
All of Harrison and Huntington (grads)
October 25 MIDTERM EXAM
October 30 - Money and Exchange
November 6 All of
All of Parry & Bloch (grads)
November 8- Global Economic History
November 27 All of Gunder-Frank
(Class is out on November 22 for Thanksgiving)
November 29- Economic Globalization and Culture
December 6 All
All of Appadurai (grads)
December 18 Final Meeting,
Articles on Reserve in the Geography Library
August 30-- Three Paradigms Of Economics & Human Nature
20 Elster, J. 1986 Introduction, Rational Choice.
Marx, Karl Selections from Economico-Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844
Weber, Max 1958 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. T. Parsons,
October 2-11 Critiques of Neoclassical Economics
Heilbronner, R. 1998 Economics by the Book. The Nation, October 20, 16-20.
Donald 1985 The Rhetoric of Economics.
Sen, Amatya 1978 Rational Fools: A Critique
of the Behavioral Foundations of Economic Theory. In
H. Harris, Scientific Models and Men.
Hyde, Lewis 1982 The Gift Must Always Move. CoevolutionQuarterly Fall 1982:10-30.
October 16-23 Does Culture Matter?
George 1996 Moral Politics.
Polanyi, K. 1957 The Economy as Instituted Process. in
K. Polanyi, C. Arensberg
and H. Pearson, eds., Trade and Market in the Early Empires.
M. 2000 In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz.
October 30- Money and Exchange
6 Hodges, Richard 1988 Primitive and Peasant Markets.
Fanselow, F. 1990 The Bazaar Economy. Man 25:250-265.
Alexander, J. and P. Alexander 1991 What's a Fair Price? Man 26:493-512.
November 8-27 Global Economic History
Wolf, Eric 1982
November 30- Economic Globalization and Culture
December 6 Korten, David 1998 When Corporations Rule the World: An Interview with David Korten. In Corporations are Going to Get Your Mama, edited by Kevin Danaher. Common Courage Press. Pages 49-56.