Charles Stafford

25 Nov, 4.30 – 6.30pm: TBC, Senate House, London

Kinship and religion as features of economic life – everywhere

In this presentation, I will aim to cover two interrelated topics. First, I want to discuss the complex (sometimes fractious) relationship between the human science disciplines of economics, psychology and anthropology. Second, I want to discuss the approach of these disciplines to very general questions about the psychology of everyday economic life in the real world. In particular, I want to suggest, the foundational role that kinship and religion play in economic psychology – in all human societies – has been overlooked in many theoretical and empirical studies of the subject.

Charles Stafford is a Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.