Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ANTH 572 - CULTURES OF CAPITALISM

Long Title: CULTURES OF CAPITALISM
Department: Anthropology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
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 372. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ANTH 572 if student has credit for ANTH 372.