854303 Regional economy and subsistence culture


Type
Lecture
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Bennholdt-Thomsen, Veronika , Fischkandl, Lydia
Organisation
Offered in
Wintersemester 2021/22
Languages of instruction
Deutsch

Content

This lecture gives an introduction on regional economy and subsistence culture and their interlinkage.

Exemplified by Bolivia and Ecuador, who have integrated a clear anti-neoliberal position in their constitutions, Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen discusses the concept and practice of Buen Vivir ("a good life") and outlines what buen vivir could mean in an European context.


Following topics will be covered:

- the link between Buen Vivir, subistence culture and regionalisiation

- alternatives to economics of growth

- Andean philosophie/cosmo vision

- the movement and the theories of demonetarisation and gift economy

- the debates on regional economy and commons in Europe and in the Andes

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Previous knowledge expected

none
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Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After completion of the lecture students
- will have an new perspective of regional economy and subsistence culture
- will have an overview of the indigenous philosophy of growth and economy
- will be able to critically reflect on current dominating economic concepts, dependencies and exploitation and modern colonialisation
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You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.