Consumption in Latin America
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Consumption in Latin America

The intersections of economics, sociology, and culture
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Last updated 7/2018
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  • 34 mins on-demand video
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  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand economic trends and purchasing patterns in Latin America
Requirements
  • Basic critical thinking skills
  • Basic understanding about Latin America
Description

This course explores how consumption patterns in Latin America have been influenced by regime change, inflation, and cultural transformations. While the focus of this course is Latin America, many of the readings cover concepts that are applicable to economics more generally. We will discuss theories of consumption (conspicuous consumption, ethics-oriented consumption, gift-giving, etc) and their real world applications.

Who this course is for:
  • Business leaders
  • Students of International Relations
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 33:58
+ Theories of Consumption
4 lectures 11:14
Reading Assignment
History, Theory, and Politics
1 question
Reading Assignment
The Sociology of Consumption: A Global Approach
1 question
Reading Assignment
History, Theory and Politics cont.
1 question
Reading
Consumer History, Theory, and Politics
1 question
McDonaldization
05:09
+ Latin American Consumption Patterns
3 lectures 11:26
Reading Assignment
Consumer History, Theory and Politics
1 question
Reading
Yankee Don't Go Home
1 question
Reading
Workers Go Shopping Part 1
1 question
Reading
Workers Go Shopping Part 2
1 question
Consumption During Peron
02:50
Reading
Workers Go Shopping Part 3
1 question
Reading
Liberation for the Housewife
1 question
Gendered Goods
05:33
Reading
Gendered Invisibility
1 question
Reading Assignment
The Blue Jean Generation
1 question
Blue Jean Revolution
03:03
Reading
Musical Revolution
1 question
+ Consumerism in Authoritarian Regimes
3 lectures 10:19
Reading
Homo-Economicus
1 question
Reading Assignment
Argentina: The Terrorist State
1 question
Reading
Consumption in Authoritarian Chile
1 question
Women's Expanding Role in the Economy
03:06
Reading
Madeco
1 question
Reading
Brazil: Road to Recovery
1 question
Reading
Middle Class Life in Brazil
1 question
Inflation and Installments
03:48
+ Final Words on Consumption
0 lectures 00:00
Reading
Understanding Consumerism in Chile
1 question
Reading
Popular Consumption in Brazil
1 question
Reading
Chile's Forgotten Consumers
1 question