Global Histories of Capitalism, Spring 2018
A collaborative course and syllabus from Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies
Critiques of capitalism have reentered popular discourse in recent years. In this seminar, we will explore and interrogate the meaning of this recent resurgence by drawing on case studies from across the globe that critically engage capitalism’s diverse pasts and presents. We will consider how different disciplines—from history to anthropology, from postcolonial studies to science and technology studies—have tried to account for the diverse structures, sets of practices, and social relations that, together, make up what we call capitalism. This course will be co-directed by professors Julia Ott and Emma Park.
Image Copyright Olly Copplestone, 2014.