HIST670 - TOPICS: TRANSREGIONA HIS: THNKING ABT THE ECONOMY

Description: 
This course examines ways in which people across the globe have made sense of economic life since 1750. It does so in two parts. The first six weeks introduce an extremely lively, evolving interdisciplinary literature on the making of the modern idea of the economy, of economists as an authoritative professional group, and of economics as a globally recognizable form of knowledge with both professional and vernacular forms. The second part of the course is historiographic, focusing on major problems in twentieth-century political economy that are ripe for research. Methodologically, the readings open up broad questions in intellectual, social, and transnational history: How should we study the making of intellectual categories? How should we study the relationship between “high” and “low” forms of thought and culture? How does the history of ideas fit into studies of state formation, social conflict, and economic change? How can we write global history without taking US and European experience to be prototypical?
Instructors: 
OFFNER, AMY
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 
COLLEGE HALL 217
Activity: 
SEM
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