What happens to your used clothing donations may not be what you expect… heard about the interesting life of second-hand clothing for the first time in my first anthropology course, Culture and Society. The story of used clothing is a perfect example of political economy and globalization. … More The Consequences of Clothing: The Dirty Side of Second-hand Clothing Donations (and 4 Helpful Alternatives)
There are many ways to define the theory of political economy (especially depending on the field of study you ask). Based on my background in anthropology, I define it like this:
Political economy is the study of cultural phenomenon in the broader context of economic, political and social power structures. It is a way of studying culture that recognizes the influence of politics, economic structures and social hierarchies on everyday life.
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