Podcast Rough Draft

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.

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.) Shape, arrow

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

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

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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.)

WatchDoing 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