Only students who have finished the course “Global Economy and Culture 1” can take part in this course.
This course is a continuation of the course Global Economy and Culture 1.
In this course we will follow the movement of people and goods. We will pay attention firstly, on particular groups of people as they migrate from one country to another or from one area to another. We will examine the social networks, ideas of nationhood and the politics of belonging associated with economies of migration. Secondly, we will examine commodities such as coffee, tobacco, money, and gold, and analyse the process of value-making and the boundaries of markets. Geographically, this specialization focuses on the links between the countries in ‘the North’ and those in ‘the South’ and the links within these regions, in both the present and in the colonial past.
Keywords: globalization and capitalism; governance and sovereignty; migration and citizenship; commodity values and circulation; cultural meanings.
Students who follow this course will develop:
a firm foundation in political and economic anthropological theory,
academic skills necessary to analyze processes that affect different groups of people in society,
knowledge to connect issues that are politically relevant and urgent in the current world situation with local day-to-day events,
research skills and methodologies within the framework of global ethnographies,
skills which are relevant in policy making; NGO consultancy; social activism; or journalism.
Please see the schedule
Mode of instruction
Total 5 ECTS = 190 study hours (sbu)
Lectures 12 hours (18 sbu)
Group discussions 6 hrs (12 sbu)
Study of literature 335 pp (56 sbu)
Weekly assignments and final paper (56 sbu)
Weekly assignments (16 sbu) – 50% of final grade
Final paper 5 pp = 3000 words (40 sbu) – 50% of final grade
Presence and active participation in the discussions
Registration in uSis
All participants must register in uSis for the lecture series of this course. (Registration for the exam is not required since there is no classical examination.)
Blackboard will be used to spread course-relevant information and assignments.
To be announced. Students themselves will also be given room to select literature dicussed in assignments. The literature should connect the issues discussed in class to their own field of study.