Why might scarcity be a cultural concept

Why might scarcity be a cultural concept

Why might scarcity be a cultural concept?


1-Cohen, David. What Matters (2008)

2-http://www.folkstreams.net/film-detail.php?id=113 (Salamanders)

3- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJy4nUo1D4R3hlcP8… ( “Human”)

The first section of the course examines some basic principles of anthropology and tools (theories and ideas) for understanding human beings, human-environmental relationships, institutions and social organization. We will introduce fundamental concepts used throughout the course such as: conflict, corruption, culture, elites, ethnicity, ethnocentrism, genocide, human rights, ideology, industrialism, inequality, morality, nationalism, nature, poverty, power, race, scarcity and values.

The essay will be 750-1250 words each, not including bibliography and will address the topic specified in each part of the course. This length is a guideline, not a strict range. Should your essay diverge significantly from the suggested range, either substantially less or more, revise accordingly.

It is MLA citation and use only the reference that I include

Weeks 1 – 2 (8/27 – 9/7): Are we prisoners of culture?

Reading: What Matters

Viewing: “Salamanders”

Weeks 3 – 4 (9/10 – 9/21): Power, Inequality & Change

Reading: What Matters

Viewing: “Humanity”

Essay 1 : “Why might scarcity be a cultural concept?”

What matters is a book



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Value always has a link to scarcity with the value changing when a commodity that was once seen as scarce becomes certainly common. For instance, a metal that were historically precious were the only money modes, due to the fact that they did not oxidize easily. This made them long standing, and therefore represented the economic exchange…………………………


1203 words

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