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ΚKΠ16 - Economic Anthropology

Tutor: Manos Spyridakis

Semester: 7th
ECTS: 4.5

Short Description:

The course attempts to highlight the debate on the concept of economic phenomenon in the Western and non-Western context as well as the way actors organise and define their social practice for the production and reproduction of material goods that make their lives possible. The framework of the course is based upon the view that economic phenomena are not purely economic but fully social and cultural ones as well.


  • Analysis of the terminology of economic anthropology
  • Presentation of the discussion about economic phenomena
  • Problematization of the notion of rational man

Learning Outcomes:

  • Ability to analyze economic processes
  • Ability to study the modes of production
  • Ability for theoretical and comparative analysis


13 three-hour lectures


Written Examination


S. Narotzky, (2007), New Directions in Economic Anthropology, Athens: Savvalas R. Wilk-L. Cliggett, (2010) Economies and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology, Athens: Kritiki