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8th response paper - Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A...

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Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A Week 11 Response Paper 1. Control over material capital basically means that the person who owns the most stuff is the most powerful person in a society. This isn’t always the same stuff for every society. For example, power in the United States basically means that you have a lot of money. You can use this money to buy your way into powerful positions that can influence many things. Contrarily, a tribal society living in Africa wouldn’t really care that much about money, but more about things like food and tools. Thus it is up to a society to define what material objects make a person in a society powerful. The status of someone can also affect their power. Chieftains in a tribe always make the major decisions. But it isn’t always about position. While I was growing up, I was always being told to respect my elders. Thus elders usually have more power within a society than the younger members. A third aspect of power is the symbolic one. People always
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This essay was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Stutz during the Fall '08 term at Emory.

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8th response paper - Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A...

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