ANT242 Economic Anthropology
Offered at Union College, Fall 2006
Previous Weeks' Readings
class September 6
Is tipping un-American? A short article
from the New Yorker magazine
Reading for September 8
1920 - "Kula: the Circulating Exchange of Valuables in the Archipelagoes
of Eastern New Guinea"
Man, Vol. 20 (Jul., 1920),
pp. 97-105 (JSTOR)
Beginning Monday September 11 we will meet in Bailey 106
Paul Bohannan, "The
Impact of Money on an African Subsistence Economy"
The Journal of Economic History,
Vol. 19, No. 4 (Dec., 1959), pp. 491-503 (JSTOR)
George Dalton, "Economic
Theory and Primitive Society"
New Series, Vol. 63, No. 1 (Feb., 1961), pp. 1-25 (JSTOR)
Edward E. LeClair, Jr., "Economic
Theory and Economic Anthropology"
Vol. 64, No. 6 (Dec., 1962), pp. 1179-1203 (JSTOR)
Readings for September 15 (Sahlins and Kaplan) are available on Electronic Reserves
|For Monday 9/25:|
M. Acheson and Jack Knight, "Distribution Fights, Coordination
Games, and Lobster Management"
Comparative Studies in Society
and History, Vol. 42, No. 1. (Jan., 2000), pp. 209-238.
In addition to the reading from Wilk for Wednesday 9/27:
James Acheson, "Clearcutting Maine"
Human Ecology, Vol. 28, No. 2. (2000), pp. 145-169.
For Friday 9/29:
Jane Guyer, "Intra-Household Processes and Farming Systems Research: Perspectives from Anthropology"
from J. Moock, ed., Understanding Africa's Rural Households and Farming Systems. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1986.
Jon Holtzman, "The Food of Elders, the 'Ration' of Women: Brewing, Gender and Domestic Processes among the Samburu of Northern Kenya".
American Anthropologist, Vol. 103, No. 4 (Dec. 2001), pp. 1041-1058.
From Mark Peterson's course at American
University in Cairo