Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Economic Anthropology

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Anthropological Sciences

Thus study unit introduces students to the concepts and methods of Economic Anthropology. To show the relevance of Economic Anthropolocy, the study unit is organised around the theme of Globalisation. Students read and discuss works in which anthropologists have probed the impact of market exchange and Western money on various types of small-scale economy. They examine the continuing significance of the small-scale, family-based sector inside the large-scale economies of the industrial capitalist world. They debate the diversity of economic forms and cultural values inside the global economy. Moreover, they devote their written work to the analysis of recent texts on the economic anthropology of the Mediterranean region.

This study unit consists of two hour weekly sessions. The first hour is normally devoted to class presentations on current readings, the second hour is devoted to a lecture.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 50%
Examination (1 Hour) SEM2 Yes 50%

LECTURER/S Daniela DeBono

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