E420 ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY Fall 1998
Course Schedule of Topics
Text Reading Schedule
Article Reading Schedule
Three paradigms of economics & human nature
Preface, Chapters 1 & 2 in Wilk
September 7 - September 16
Formal Neoclassical economics: Rational Choice Theory
Chapter 3 in Wilk, All of Acheson (Lobster Gangs)
Economists' Critiques of Neoclassical Economics
All of Ferber & Nelson on Feminist Economics
September 28- October 7
Social Economics and Marxism
Chapter 4 in Wilk, All of Kearney on Political Economy,
Chapters 1, 4 & 5 in Narotzky
October 12 =s Big Moka
Film - Ongka
October 19- November 4
Chapter 5 in Wilk
All of Mauss, Chapters 2 & 3 in Narotzky
Resolving Conflicts over Human Nature
Chapter 6 in Wilk
The Economics of Transnationalism
All of Small, Voyages
November 30- December 2
Markets and Marketing
Final Exam and all papers Due by 5 PM
Article Reading Schedule
September 7 Formal Microeconomics1. Heath, Anthony 1976 Rational Choice and Social Exchange. Cambridge University Press. Pages 7-35, 90-101.
2. Luo, J. 1998 The Savings Behavior of Small Investors, Economic Development and Social Change 46(4)771-788.
2. Elster, J. 1986 Introduction, Rational Choice. New York University Press. pp. 1-32.
September 21-23 Economists' Critiques of Neoclassical Economics1. Heilbronner, R. 1998 Economics by the Book. The Nation, October 20, 16-20.
2. McCloskey, Donald 1985 The Rhetoric of Economics. University of Wisconsin Press. Chapters 1 and 2, "The Poverty of Economic Modernism" and "From Methodology to Rhetoric."
3. Sen, Amatya 1978 Rational Fools: A Critique of the Behavioral Foundations of Economic Theory. In H. Harris, Scientific Models and Men. Oxford.
September 28- Social Economics and Marxism 1.Wolf, Eric 1982 Europe and the People Without History. University of California Press. pages 3-23 (chapter 1), pages 73-100 (chapter 3)
2. Dorsey, David 1994 The Force. Random House. Extracts.
3. Marx, Karl Selections from Economico-Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844.
October 19- Cultural Economics1. Lakoff, George 1996 Moral Politics. University of Chicago Press. Chapters 3 and 4. Pp. 41-64
2. Hyde, Lewis 1982 The Gift Must Always Move. Coevolution Quarterly Fall 1982:10-30.
3. Weber, Max 1958 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. T. Parsons, trans., New York: Scribners. (extract)
November 9 Resolving Conflicts over Human Nature1. Polanyi, K. 1957 The Economy as Instituted Process. in K. Polanyi, C. Arensberg and H. Pearson, eds., Trade and Market in the Early Empires.} New York: Free Press.
2. Tambiah, Stanley 1990 Magic, Science, Religion, and the Scope of Rationality. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 111-130.
November 30- Markets and Marketing 1. Hodges, Richard 1988 Primitive and Peasant Markets. Basil Blackwell: London. pp. 1-33
2. Fanselow, F. 1990 The Bazaar Economy. Man 25:250-265.
3. Alexander, J. and P. Alexander 1991 What's a Fair Price? Man 26:493-512.
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