Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week 2: Anthropology and the Study of Capitalism

This week's reading provide a synopsis of the history of capitalism in the North and South (Hart) and the recent discussions about late capitalism (Blim & Lowrey). How is capital defined in the reading by Hart and what does this definition contribute to our broader understanding of capitalism? How do Hart's examples from his own research in West Africa illustrate some key aspects of capitalism as an economic system? How do Blim and Lowrey define "late capitalism"? What are some examples of life in late capitalism?

Welcome to Situating Capitalism (Anth 4941/5941)

Hi everyone in Anth 4941/5941! Welcome to our blog site. I will be posting weekly prompts for the blog posts. Looking forward to reading your responses! Smoki