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Department of Social Anthropology

Marlene Schafers - Faultlines of Class

SAN6: Power, economy and social transformation 

In the context of the theories of value, property and domination so central to Enlightenment and Marxist conceptions of political economy, the teaching for this paper focuses on anthropology's contributions in providing new perspectives on these classic concerns. Topics covered include liberalism and neoliberalism; theories of the state; colonialism and postcolonialism; citizenship; markets; anthropological critiques of economism; comparative studies of western and non-western capitalisms; consumption in capitalist, post-socialist and globalized contexts; emerging transactional forms; crime and corruption; and non-state systems of expansion and domination in the late twentieth century.

Further information including a list of lecture courses and background reading can be found in the Paper Guide in the Paper Resources section to the right of this page.

Paper Resources


SAN6 Paper Guide

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