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.

Course Information

RUSSN-UA 860

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Boris Groys
MW: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM SILV 500