History & Markets
View Additional Course Information:
Including faculty, schedule, credits, CRN and location.
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Historical Studies
Course Number: GHIS 5139
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
In this course, students develop a systematic method for exploring the historical relationships between capitalism, politics, and culture in the United States and assess what recent investigations of historical markets have contributed to social inquiry. Topics include: the social construction of value and credit, the negotiation of risk and failure, exploitation and market resistance, systems of production and consumption and their relation to political and social identities, the institutional logic of corporations, the interactions between economic theory, financial logic, and political ideology, and the ability of markets to traverse national borders and transcend national histories. Readings include Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, Michel Abolafia, Walter Johnson, William Roy, Sidney Mintz, Jefferson Cowie, Michael Perelman, Roland Marchand, Marc Granovetter, and Lizbeth Cohen. This course is crosslisted with the New School for Social Research; open to juniors and seniors only.
Not open to Undergraduate students.