HIST670 - TOPICS: TRANSREGIONA HIS: CONSUMING GLOBALIZATION

Description: 
By tracing the production and consumption of a range of goods from sugar, to coffee, to cell phones, this course provides a concrete point of entry for understanding some of globalization’s economic, social, political and cultural consequences. Beginning in roughly 1500 and ending with the present era, the course will use specific commodities to explore such themes as conspicuous consumption, market integration, and the international division of labor. It will equally explore the webs of meanings that commodities acquire and create, as goods enter different contexts. In short, we will think with commodities about a diverse range of processes and human experiences often collated under the single term “globalization.”
Instructors: 
BILTOFT, CAROLYN
Day and Time: 
W 0500PM-0800PM
Room: 

COLLEGE HALL 311A

Activity: 
SEM
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