Theories of Symbolic Exchange

Marcel Mauss developed a concept of an alternative, non-market type of economy, based on a nonmonetary exchange of such symbolic values as social recognition, sovereignty, and political participation. Today, this concept has acquired a new relevance in relation to the economy of the Internet. Examines various theories of the symbolic that expand the original Maussian model and encompass multiple aspects of culture.

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4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Boris Groys
MW: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM SILV 500