PECO 250 Economic Anthropology

This course takes familiar economic behavior, practice, and institutions such as consumption, market, exchange, money, etc. and makes them unfamiliar by studying their variability across cultures. This course employs concepts and methods borrowed from the disciplines of anthropology and economics to examine differences and similarities in the organization, meaning, and function of economic relations involving production, distribution, consumption, debt, profit, etc. across cultures. The course reviews sample studies of economic institutions in Japan, China, and Mexico.




ANTH 105, or ANTH 110, or PECO 105,or PECO 110, or instructor's permission.

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