21A.461 What Is Capitalism?

Class Info

Introduces academic debates on the nature of capitalism, drawing upon the ideas of scholars as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Examines anthropological studies of how contemporary capitalism plays out in people's daily lives in a range of geographic and social settings, and implications for how we understand capitalism today. Settings range from Wall Street investment banks to auto assembly plants, from family businesses to consumer shopping malls. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.461 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by C. Walley.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-162.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the What is Capitalism? site or on the 21A.461 Stellar site.

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