Theories of Symbolic Exchange (RUSSN-UA 860)

Marcel Mauss developed a concept of an alternative, non-market type of economy, based on a nonmonetary exchange of such symbolic values as social recognition, sovereignty, and political participation. Today, this concept has acquired a new relevance in relation to the economy of the Internet. Examines various theories of the symbolic that expand the original Maussian model and encompass multiple aspects of culture.

Russian & Slavic Studies (Undergraduate)
4 credits – 15 Weeks

Sections (Fall 2021)

RUSSN-UA 860-000 (21730)
09/02/2021 – 12/14/2021 Mon,Wed
12:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Early afternoon)
at Washington Square
Instructed by Groys, Boris