ANTHR 2440

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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.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL, CU-SBY)

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14975ANTHR 2440  LEC 001