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Readings in the Social History of Money and Debt


About the Course:

This course asks students to consider money as a social relation in world history: as a moral obligation, a shared language, and a political bond. We will investigate the ancient foundations of money and debt; how different monetary forms have been shaped by politics, society, and culture; and how money has functioned as a means of rule, technology of power, and tool of discipline. This course is reading intensive and spans the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, political science, and literary criticism. Topics include cross-cultural currencies, counterfeiting, and money under neoliberalism, with special attention to the relationship between differential access to money and systems of race, class, and gender.  


Upper division standing. 


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Katie Moore   

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