Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ANTH 372 - CULTURES OF CAPITALISM

Long Title: CULTURES OF CAPITALISM
Department: Anthropology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Most of us think of capitalism as primarily an economic phenomenon. Yet, it also has a profoundly cultural dimension. This class will examine how capitalism and related phenomena, such as commodification, markets and marketing, corporate finance and the calculation of risk, both affect and are affected by culture. We will consider the impact of capitalist markets on social relations and gender identities; on ideals of patriotism, responsibility and success; and on popular culture and leisure practices. We will also ask how people resist, appropriate and modify in culturally specific ways the logic and institutions of a global capitalist order. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 572. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ANTH 372 if student has credit for ANTH 572.