We will address is how anthropologists study culture. what methods and techniques they use to document cultural differences. and what theories they try to explain. This will lead us to investigate what we call culture. Where exactly is it? How can we measure it? Culture is like the air we breathe. rfwThe perspective that we anthropologists adopt to study the human being is a perspective of species. we want to know all the human species. from its beginnings to the present time. Only in this way can we have a clear idea of what human diversity is. To document the forms of human life in the past. we use information provided by neighboring social sciences such as history.
Aand archeology; and to study the life forms of the present we use direct observation or ethnography. and we also use the data we obtain from other disciplines that study human behavior in the present. such as psychology. sociology. or economics. And it is from such a broad and ambitious perspective that we try to understand human beings in all their diversity. Carles Salazar . Professor of the UdL and PRA of Social and Cultural Anthropology in the Degree in History. Geography and Art History. Few economists have enjoyed — and are enjoying — the preaching of John Maynard Keynes .
His Thinking Was So Decisive
That it transformed our conception of economics Estonia phone numbers gave rise to a school ( Keynesianism ) and has bequeathed us still useful concepts and great phrases. One of them states that ” capitalism is the surprising belief that the most clumsy of men will do the most perverse things for the greater good of all .” With this healthy skepticism. Economic History the analysis of capitalism is considered. an economic system that. under different skins. has dominated our contemporary history. It is not a question of imposing a teleological and uncritical reading of capitalism. but of understanding its different phases and providing us with the necessary tools to analyze the contemporary economic realities of any country.
This is the ambition of a subject that has benefited from the active involvement. As co-responsible for its definition and as a consultant of the same. Of the economist and specialist in China Carles Brasó Broggi . Any study of capitalism involves talking about the beginnings or take-off of the economy (take-off). The consolidation of the system. the crisis or successive crises and its overcoming or not. But this evolution is seldom linear and often presents advances and setbacks. As well as presenting particular chronologies and gradations depending on the country. For this reason. the subject is based on a theoretical basis based on Jurgen Kocka ‘s History of Capitalism .
Classic And Not So Classic
Readings of economic history ( Kindleberger . Maddison . Piketty . Abramovitz …) a series of video-concepts starring Professor Albert Carreras and a few articles on the Spanish case (by the fruitful duo Carreras & Tafunell and Professor Jordi Maluquer de Motes ). capsysOnce this theoretical basis has been consolidated. each student works on specific cases: in other words. they choose a country in order to trace the particularities of their economic evolution. Through the case study and thanks to the available macroeconomic data. It is possible to carry out a practical application of theoretical knowledge and. Above all. to contrast in the first person both the usefulness of the tools and the accuracy. Of the theories and continuities and particularities of each country.