ANT242 Economic Anthropology

Offered at Union College, Fall 2006
Previous Weeks' Readings



Week One

Reading from class September 6
Check, Please
Is tipping un-American? A short article from the New Yorker magazine

Reading for September 8
Malinowski 1920 - "Kula: the Circulating Exchange of Valuables in the Archipelagoes of Eastern New Guinea"
Man, Vol. 20 (Jul., 1920), pp. 97-105 (JSTOR)

Week Two

Beginning Monday September 11 we will meet in Bailey 106

September 11:
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"
American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 63, No. 1 (Feb., 1961), pp. 1-25 (JSTOR)

September 13:
Edward E. LeClair, Jr., "Economic Theory and Economic Anthropology"
American Anthropologist, Vol. 64, No. 6 (Dec., 1962), pp. 1179-1203 (JSTOR)

Readings for September 15 (Sahlins and Kaplan) are available on Electronic Reserves

Week Four

For Monday 9/25:
James 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.

Additional Resources

Watching Ethnographic Film
From Mark Peterson's course at American University in Cairo