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Bitter money II

Bitter money II

Ryan Schram

ANTH 6916: Development and Culture–Key Concepts

15 April 2015

Available at http://anthro.rschram.org/6916/6

Key questions for this week's discussion

  • What is the nature of modernity? How would each of the key thinkers we have encountered define it?
  • Are people like the Luo modern or not? In what sense? Why?
  • Is modernity always a loss? Is everything dissolved by the 'market mentality' described by Polanyi?
  • What makes something valuable for Luo? Is there one value, like utility or pleasure, or many values, e.g. moral, as well as material, or social as well as individual?

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