Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Oct 20, 2018  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 2440 - Anthropology of Money

(GB) (CA-AS) (CU-ITL, CU-SBY)     
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

H. Miyazaki.

What is money? How do people use money in the real world? How are technological innovations changing people’s perceptions of money? This course introduces anthropological perspectives on economy and society through a variety of ethnographic studies of money and finance. Topics of discussion include “primitive money,” the uses of money in religious and ritual practices, social and cultural meanings of numbers, mobile money, crypto-currency and other alternative currency systems, and the politics of central banking.

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