Question and answer (no more than 500 words)

Paper details:

Choose one of the following cases to analyze using the work of Karl Polanyi, as well as Nancy Fraser and/or Geoff Goodwin as appropriate.

Expropriation of corporate landlords in Berlin (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/berlin-rent-expropriation-housing-deutsche-wohnen.html)

India’s farmer movement (https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2022/01/19/india-farmers-movement)

Meatpacking plants as COVID-19 hot spots (https://theconversation.com/meatpacking-plants-have-been-deadly-covid-19-hot-spots-but-policies-that-encourage-workers-to-show-up-sick-are-legal-152572)

Your response should:

1. In one sentence, introduce the case to someone who isn’t familiar with it;
2. Discuss how Polanyi’’s concepts (such as: market economy/market society, fictitious commodities, double movement) relate to the case you are discussing;
3. Discuss whether and how any of the critiques of Polanyi’s work by Fraser and/or Goodwin are relevant to understanding your case and/or augmenting Polanyi’s work (discussed above) as it relates to your case;
4. End with one to two sentences of conclusions and/or further thoughts you take away from your analysis.

(use and cite some of the sources attached in files) (look at slides attached in files for definition of topics)

Grading criteria
See criteria for excellent, good, acceptable, and below standard responses
3 pts
Excellent
Fully answers the question; Adheres to other guidelines (such as word limit); Draws on a range of relevant course materials (e.g. assigned readings, podcasts, or videos) and outside sources as appropriate, and; Demonstrates close, critical engagement with, and strong understanding of, course material
2 pts
Good
Fully answers or attempts to fully answer the question; Adheres to other guidelines (such as word limit); Draws on relevant course materials (e.g. assigned readings, podcasts, or videos), and; Demonstrates engagement with, and good understanding of, course material
1 pts
Acceptable
Attempts to fully answer the question, but may miss some key aspect; Mostly adheres to other guidelines (such as word limit) Draws on some relevant course materials (e.g. assigned readings, podcasts, or videos), and; Demonstrates engagement with course material but may exhibit some limited understanding or misunderstanding
0 pts
Below standard
No response submitted or response submitted late; Response fails to respond to the question or is generally poor quality, or does not adhere to basic guidelines (e.g. grossly over word limit)

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