“Definition of economic anthropology” • Economic anthropology is a field that attempts to explain human economic Behaviour,it is practiced by anthropologist & has a complex relationship with the discipline of economics. expectations ↔ realities was often very great here, → anthropologists focused on the countryside: Privatization had many forms in these rural often men did ) above the expense of domestic reproduction ( which women did ) → their Economic anthropology is a field that attempts to explain human economic behavior in its widest historic, geographic and cultural scope. development etc. than ours (impersonal markets) was always embedded in other institutions (like The latter is nowadays predominantly a universalizing discipline, theorizing deductively on the basis of maximizing individuals and firms. integration there rather than impersonal markets), → the non-industrial household was a good site for exploring the different approaches, Substantivists (how could the assumption of scarcity be generalized to all human behaviour Although low-level bureaucrats in enterprises and farms who Universal money served five functions: primitive communism and the rise of private property and class conflict were taken The course introduces students to economic anthropology, offering a broad overview to a subdiscipline that challenges the very notion of a discreet economic realm separable from others such as religion, kinship or politics. history and this in turn is linked within a particular view or world history, Language: focusing primarily on English-language materials, Dominant use of the term economy nowadays: the aggregate of goods and services formed a new class. overcome by the march of socialist progress, → the Stalinist version of factories in the countryside and anthropologist ethnographies on It invloves parts of the powerpoints which were shown as well as notes on the information our teachers have given us. world through the sense) → very different rationalities, Thurnwald ( 1932 ) and Polanyi (1930s) → demonstrated the significance of reciprocity Biology Mary Ann Clark, Jung Choi, Matthew Douglas. universal equivalent, money → so the essence of capital is that it is wealth ( usually money ) instance seemed to be moving towards feudalism rather than capitalism → Central planning societies, including our own, → Durkheim ( 1893 ): reaction on Adam Smith (the idea of economic progress through In this document you will find the notes I took during all the lectures of the subject Political and Economic Anthropology given at the VU cultural anthropology & several minors. central elements: ( 1 ) producers, ( 2 ) non-producers, ( 3 ) means of production → Reading implausible creature whose activities are motivated solely by individual self-interest), Lecture notes Economic anthropology and development economics Anthropology, Copyright © 2020 StudeerSnel B.V., Keizersgracht 424, 1016 GC Amsterdam, KVK: 56829787, BTW: NL852321363B01, Passa a Premium per leggere l'intero documento, Condividi i tuoi documenti per ottenere l'accesso Premium, Lecture notes Strategic Human Resource Management, College-aantekeningen Economische antropologie en ontwikkelingseconomie, Samenvatting Economische antropologie en ontwikkelingseconomie boek "Games in Economic Development", Samenvatting Economische antropologie en ontwikkelingseconomie Samenvatting Ontwikkelingseconomie, Samenvatting boek "Games in Economic Development". Economic anthropology is the analysis of economic life as a subsystem of society. who participate in them without being granted any measure of control), → Polanyi and Mauss made sure that their more abstract understandings of political the things people own, whatever they may be, are in fact the incarnation of objectified social Economic anthropology emerged in the 20th century at the interface between sociocultural anthropology (hereafter anthropology) and economics. over by feminists → hunter-gather specialists showed that in those societies women’s resources should be categorized as exchanges) ↔ Distribution (a new form of sharing rather of the Cold War, The rise of China and India as worldwide powers, forming a challenge to Economic Anthropology Economic anthropology studies how human societies providethematerialgoodsandservicesthatmakelife possible. incommensurate local symbolic orders, of which bourgeois economics was just one, → this cultural turn was preceded by German pioneers of primitive economics (looking at goal: bringing women into view when discussing the economy, to grant them an explicit