Anthropology of Economic Processes (L6064)
Anthropology of Economic Processes
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
This course explores the economic dimension of social relationships, dealing with production, exchange and consumption practices taking place within specific cultural and historical contexts. It will provide students with an understanding of processes of exclusion and exploitation leading to forms of stratification and class formation. These will be set against wider cultural and economic transformations taking place as the result of colonialism, capitalist penetration and globalisation. Finally, the course will consider how economic relations and processes are experienced, made sense of and - at times - resisted.
By the end of the course, a successful student should have:
1. An understanding of anthropological approaches to production, consumption and exchange.
2. An ability to employ anthropological theory to understand the economic processes in different cultural and historical contexts.
3. An understanding of forms of social stratification and economic inequality.
4. An appreciation of the impact of global forces on non-western economies and societies.
5. Basic abilities to recognise anthropological issues.
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Concept Note||T1 Week 6||50.00%|
|Concept Note||T1 Week 10||50.00%|
|Essay (4000 words)||Mid Year Assessment Week 1 Wed 16:00||80.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Autumn Teaching||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111111|
|Autumn Teaching||SEMINAR||2 hours||111111111111|
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