$PREREQUISITE: G61.1510 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SAME AS G57.3390
Studies of production and work have been central to anthropological approaches to political economy from classic social theory to contemporary ethnography. In this course we’ll trace the ways that production, labor, and work have been conceptualized by scholars attempting to theorize production in particular historical and cultural configurations; across, for example, socialist, post-socialist, Fordist, post-industrial, and late-capitalist contexts. We’ll explore these themes through ethnographies of labor and work. Key topics in this course include: how nature works, creativity and innovation, flexible production, debt and financing, gender and work, and urbanization and value production.
Theoretical topics selected by students and faculty in consideration.