Advanced Study in Political Economy of Industrial Societies
POLECON 150 Advanced Study in Political Economy of Industrial Societies: Commodities and Cultures: Building a Global Economy
Time/Location: MWF 10:00-11:00am / 102 WHEELER
Final Exam Group: 1 – Monday, 12/14/2020 – 8:00-11:00am
Instructor: Stephanie Ballenger
These are just a few of the questions and concerns that will animate this class, which requires that we pay attention to the dynamics of the intersection between the local and the global in the period following the European invasion of the Americas and the rapid expansion of trade with Africa and Asia. Throughout the course, we will explore the role of “things” in connecting people separated by geography, time, interests and resources. We will evaluate modes of production, distribution, consumption and governance, as well as the way people forge their identities through owning and using things. Thus, this class helps us to elaborate the profound but often hidden connections between political economy, culture and social change.
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