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magine your family, friends, or peers. If they asked you about what we discussed in class, what is the most interesting, thought-provoking, or even frustrating topic that you could tell them about. Pick one of these topics and narrow it to an issue that you can explain and engage with during a mini-podcast.  Record a 4-5 minute podcast on that issue. You are encouraged to include audio clips and interviews. Reliable and peer-reviewed literature or data must be used as evidence to support a position.

The rough cut should be at least 4 minutes in length. 

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Class Materials & Schedule (Subject to Change – Revised 8/20/2021)

8/19/2021 – Introduction to class

Introduction to instructor

Quiz the instructor exercise – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R-R9JbpysYiil19yACy7ra2-8gik__mGRCnYTux4jBw/edit  (Links to an external site.) 

Course overview

Norm setting exercise – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nluAxJ_X7JGqeqpeopYJCKJZYvSLKlsIcQiGtQ0H0lg/edit?usp=sharing  (Links to an external site.) 

 8/24/2021 – Introduction to Economic Anthropology

Reading (complete before class) – Wilk, R. R., & Cliggett, L. (2018). Economies and cultures: Foundations of economic anthropology. Routledge. Chapter 1. 

Lectures slides (Links to an external site.)  

Exercise – Driven by Social (Links to an external site.) Economic (Links to an external site.) , or Cultural (Links to an external site.)     Pick one of the models (Social, Economic, or Cultural). In the jamboard, add a definition of the model, include examples from your life or others, and be sure to add your name. Feel free to be creative with pictures.  Social 2

https://jamboard.google.com/d/1bRo4K_LAUb8gWn1MkZkyND-cFAxO86eanPb9f-s5CZc/viewer (Links to an external site.)  

Review – Class normsLinks to an external site.

8/26/2021 – Integrating Social Science Theory to Understand Economic Choices

Reading (complete before class) – Wilk, R. R., & Cliggett, L. (2018). Economies and cultures: Foundations of economic anthropology. Routledge. Chapter 7.

Watch in class – Research practice – Using Zotero  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq7V2X5x2Pk (Links to an external site.)   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA5u2lz5f8A (Links to an external site.)   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWD4W3m7KeA (Links to an external site.)   

Exercise – Pass the mic – exploring economic choices.  Students will research an “economic” choice. Using ideas from Wilk and Cliggett create a narrative about why people make choices in that space. A volunteer will start the open mic. When the first person is done, they will select the next speaker from the hands raised. 

8/31/2021 – Anthropology of convenience

Reading (complete before class) – Oka, Rahul. (2021). Introducing an anthropology of convenience. Economic Anthropology . 8: 188-207.

Exercise – How does convenience affect you? https://jamboard.google.com/d/1cbd7fA3C0oRAmu2QRMs8ehNjDaTE7qvJU0HB4UKEelU/viewer?f=0 (Links to an external site.)  

Lecture notes – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CUkQCgN3ZPoXE3f2nQEuhCrNTxG_RWKk/view?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)  

9/2/2021 – Money & Pandemic

Reading (complete before class) – Jones, H. E., Manze, M., Ngo, V., Lamberson, P., & Freudenberg, N. (2021). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on college students’ health and financial stability in New York City: Findings from a population-based sample of City University of New York (CUNY) students.

Journal of Urban Health 98(2), 187-196.

Exercise – Work on Letter of Introduction (complete/incomplete) (10 pts)  (1/2 – 1 page, typed, single-spaced) that introduces who you are, what role money and wealth (or limited access to it) has played in your life and other factors that influence your economic decision-making.

 9/7/2021 – Animal Spirits

Reading (complete before class) – Akerlof, G. A., & Shiller, R. J. (2010). Animal spirits: How human psychology drives the economy, and why it matters for global capitalism. Princeton University Press. Animal Spirits. Introduction

and Ch 1.

Exercise – Pick your house, neighborhood, or city and explore home prices through the past 10-20 years. Reflect on how your or other people you know thought about the economy through this period. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a_29qg_vlkZB-pLQrL7knc75BkqchF-46An5ICSDPzo/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

9/9/2021- Poverty and decision making

Reading (complete before class) – de Bruijn, E.J., & Antonides, G. (2021). Poverty and economic decision making: a review of scarcity theory. Theory and Decision, pp.1-33.

Exercise –

9/14/2021 – Psychology of poverty

Reading (complete before class) –  Haushofer, J., & Fehr, E. (2014). On the psychology of poverty. Science, 344(6186), 862-867. On the Psychology of Poverty

Exercise – https://jamboard.google.com/d/1P-C1rwhW9mb9ydZCQ8ohFexJuYPjafmOjGq-lxkXH7s/viewer?f=2 (Links to an external site.)  

9/16/2021 – Qualitative Research Methods

Reading (complete before class) – Brinkmann, S. (2013). Qualitative interviewing. ProQuest Ebook Central. Chapter 1.

  https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu (Links to an external site.)

Watch – Doing Ethnography Remotely

An Anthropologist’s Fieldnotes

Exercise – Drafting questions

9/21/2021 – Collective Action

Reading (complete before class) – Ostrom, E. (2010). Analyzing collective action. Agricultural economics, 41, 155-166.

Lecture notes – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E3BcCgYXuFnsoQgUR-ZPcVR2XDAKg2bt/view?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)  

Exercise – Conducting institutional analysis – pick your problem (Links to an external site.)

https://jamboard.google.com/d/1yVyFks9rkCTwiA-vek8Na5wa4w02SJSL6Pr9Z5sRVow/viewer (Links to an external site.)  

9/23/2021 – Multi-level Collective Action

Reading (complete before class) – York, A. M., Otten, C. D., BurnSilver, S., Neuberg, S. L., & Anderies, J. M. (2021). Integrating institutional approaches and decision science to address climate change: a multi-level collective action research agenda. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 52, 19-26.

Lecture notes (Links to an external site.)

Exercise – Ask the author (Links to an external site.)

Due – Interview questions – Interview Questions

9/28/2021 – Indigenizing futures

Reading (complete before class) – Whyte, K. (2017). Indigenous climate change studies: Indigenizing futures, decolonizing the Anthropocene. English Language Notes, 55(1),



https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rJahvCErKW25YgZYiGPtBaQEMXA7QXLF (Links to an external site.)  

Watch in class

9/30/2021 – Positionality

Read – Holmes, A. G. D. (2020). Researcher Positionality–A Consideration of Its Influence and Place in Qualitative Research–A New Researcher Guide. Shanlax International Journal of Education,

 8(4), 1-10. 

Lecture: Positionality.pptx.pdf

Exercise – Start to reflect on who you are including your identities 

10/5/2021 – Infographic

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1exkganGmWusOOf3Hf5Np9MJvTjaKuBDe/view?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

Infographic Brainstorm – https://docs.google.com/document/d/14sOrSmoYPDBg6pQT7BsTuZbebUbiytp5szd5ZkbSyOY/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

10/7/2021 – Podcasts

Lecture slides (Links to an external site.)

Discussion – in class

Due – Infographic brainstorm

10/12/2021 – Fall Break

10/14/2021 – Gender and White-collar crime

Dearden, T., & Gottschalk, P. (2020). Gender and white-collar crime: Convenience in target selection. Deviant Behavior, 1-9.

Due – Positionality Statement

Lecture slides 

10/19/2021 – Whiteness and White-collar crime

Sohoni, T., & Rorie, M. (2021). The whiteness of white-collar crime in the United States: Examining the role of race in a culture of elite white-collar offending. Theoretical Criminology, 25(1), 66-87.


Exercise -https://jamboard.google.com/d/13E3ilqOr41X5xj3KOJw86L7SULhqWP347ltvwBpIUQc/viewer?f=0  (Links to an external site.)

Due – Podcast Brainstorm

10/21/2021 – Manipulating the Moments

Watch –

Lecture slides

10/26/2021 – 

Zelizer, V. A. (2010).  Economic Lives: How culture shapes the economy Princeton University Press.


Classrooom Exercise (Links to an external site.)

10/28/2021 –

Wilkinson-Ryan, T., & Small, D. (2008). Negotiating divorce: Gender and the behavioral economics of divorce bargaining. Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, 26(1), 109-132.

Due – Infographic Rough draft

Lecture slides

11/2/2021 – 

Rika Saraswati (2020) Shame and Indonesian women victims of domestic violence in making the decision to divorce, Identities, 27:5, 557-573, DOI: 10.1080/1070289X.2019.1600313

Lecture slides

Exercise – Reworking infographics

11/4/2021 – 

Lecture slides

Supplemental reading – Folke, O., & Rickne, J. (2020). All the single ladies: Job promotions and the durability of marriage. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics,

 12(1), 260-87.

Due – Podcast Rough cut

11/9/2021 – 

Tucker (2017) Coffee culture: Local experiences, global connections, Chapters 1, 12, 18 Taylor & Francis.

Exercise – Reworking Podcasts

Due – Fieldnotes

Due – Thesis statement

11/11/2021 – Veteran’s Day

11/16/2021 – 

Beuchelt, T.D., & Zeller, M. (2011) Profits and poverty: Certification’s troubled link for Nicaragua’s organic and fairtrade coffee producers. Ecological Economics, 70(7), 1316-1324.

Due – Rough draft

11/18/2021 – 

Exercise – Workshopping Rough draft

11/23/2021 – Work day

Due – Infographic

11/25/2021 – Thanksgiving

11/30/2021 – Infographic Fair

Due – In-class Participation Reflection Essay 

Due- Podcast

12/2/2021 – Podcast Listening Session

Due – Final Paper

Due – Reflection Essay

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