Global Inequality in Historical Perspective: An Introduction to Global History
- To explore key issues and approaches within this field of inquiry from the vantage point of a tension between political-economic (Marxist) and cultural (Weberian) perspectives in the historical and anthropological understanding of global inequalities.
- Ability to see the problems and aspects of contemporary life in their interconnectedness (“holistically”)
- Understanding the general importance of cultural and historical contexts, and the ability to identify which contexts are especially necessary to understand the local situation
- An understanding of how to apply broadly comparativism, anthropological analysis for studying any aspect of social and cultural life, discerning the advantages and disadvantages of ethnographic, systemic, comparativist approaches
- Skills of reflexive assessment of the scholar’s position in the field, as well as in social studies, among her colleagues; knowing how to adjust these relationships accordingly
- Familiarity with some of the general historical developments and topics in Western critical and social theory
- Skills of conference-style discussion
- Introduction (lecture)
- Political economy vs. culture
- War and free markets
- Socialist political economy
- Protestant ethics
- Postmodern condition
- Affect and affective labor
- Ordinary ethics
- Response paper 1Min 300, max 400 words essay connecting minimum of 1 text from the current session with minimum of 1 text from any of the previous sessions
- Response paper 2Min 300, max 400 words essay connecting minimum of 1 text from the current session with minimum of 1 text from any of the previous sessions
- Reading response 1Sets of questions or ideas about readings for class discussions, 100-500 words
- Reading response 2Sets of questions or ideas about readings for class discussions, 100-500 words
- Presentation10 minutes length, power point, students are required to deliver a 10-minute oral presentation during the course.
- 2022/2023 4th module0.1 * Presentation + 0.35 * Response paper 2 + 0.35 * Response paper 1 + 0.1 * Reading response 1 + 0.1 * Reading response 2
- Marx, K., & Engels, F. (2001). Capital : A Critique of Political Economy. Electric Book Co.
- Wallerstein, I. M. (2004). World-Systems Analysis : An Introduction. Durham: Duke University Press Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=682046