This workshop aims to explore key interfaces between economics and anthropology.
The workshop will include four sessions, on the themes of production and work, industrialization and development, credit and debt, and economic action.
The central themes will be the interface between work practices and social contexts in the understanding of production; the interplay of industrialization, de-industrialisation and re-industrialisation in the process of economic development; the individual identities and social relationships associated with credit and debt positions; and the dichotomy between instrumental rationality and the societal provision of material means as a foundational problem in both economics and anthropology.
In each session, an anthropologist and an economist will give a talk on related issues, also commenting on what is specific to their disciplinary approach to the issue. Talks will be followed by in-depth discussion with participants, also in view of i) comparing insights on specific issues, deriving from different disciplinary angles; ii) discussing the fit between issues and methods; and iii) exploring the potential for some elements of a shared language.
Day One: 12th January
2:15pm Session 1: Work & Production
-Victoria Goddard (Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths)
-Roberto Scazzieri (Professor of Economic Analysis, Univ. of Bologna)
4:00pm Coffee Break
4:30pm Session 2: Industrialisation & Development
-Massimiliano Mollona (Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Goldsmiths)
-Isabella Weber (Lecturer in Economics, Goldsmiths)
Day Two 13th January
10:30am Session 3: Credit & Debt
-Deborah James (Professor of Anthropology, LSE)
-Craig Muldrew (Professor of Economic History, Univ. of Cambridge)
1:15pm Session 4: Economic Action
-Ivano Cardinale (Lecturer in Economics, Goldsmiths)
-Chris Hann (Professor and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)
3:00pm Coffee Break
3:30pm General Discussion
Dates & times
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|12 Jan 2018||2:00pm - 7:30pm|
|13 Jan 2018||10:30am - 6:00pm|
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