Sunday, November 11, 2018

Week 12.2 Border Economies

What are some of the border economies discussed in this article? What do the authors mean by describing the border as a "living fence"?

Week 12.1 Migrant Networks

How are remittances and social ties intertwined in the article "Love and Money in a Korean Chinese Transnational Migration"? What is botoli "work"?

Monday, November 5, 2018

Week 11.2 - Diverse Economies

What different purposes do the game network operators in Colombia fulfill? What are some suggestions from the authors to address some of the forms of financial exclusion that low-income urban residents in Colombia experience?

Week 11 - Diverse Economies (1)

How do social relations play a role in the sharing economies discussed in Belk's article? What types of relations do these economies promote?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Week 10.2 - Low Finance

What are the socio-cultural aspects of the rotating credit association (dhukuti) in Nepal? How is dhukuti an "economy of need and pleasure"?

Week 10.1 - Ethnography of high finance

What is the culture of recruitment of Wall Street and how does it intersect with Ivy League college culture?

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Week 9.1 & 9.2 - Development and Globalization

How do Hann & Hart discuss development? What are some anthropological studies of international development models/initiatives? What is the anthropological critique of development?
In Julia Elyachar's chapter, how do NGOs in Egypt challenge our ideas about how development initiatives work on the ground? What are some frictions and challenges?