StudyGuideTestFour anthro nick copeland

StudyGuideTestFour anthro nick copeland - Anthropology...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

Anthropology Study Guide May 1, 2011 What is a dynamic approach to social order? What is the relationship between power and s ocial order? What are different ways of exercising power? What is more powerful? Theories of Collective action (Lecture) Affinity – Shared characteristics Interests – Shared goals and aspirations Community – A sense of belonging together. Affective (Felt) and Cognitive (Known) Communal action - Action based in a sense of belonging together Communalization - process of community o r forming communes, where property and resources belong to the community and not an individual. Associational action - Action based on a pursuit of interest based on a calculation of advantage. Marx’s conception of class conflict and history – Conflict between the Capitalist and the Worker drive history. These groups are in conflict with one another because the laborer wants higher wages and a better work environment while the capitalist wants more profit and lower wages. Class in Itself - You either are or are not in a class Class for Itself – A Class whose members have a sense of community. Organized to pursue common interests. What was Max Weber’s criticism of Marx’s theory of history? – Claimed that class was important but was not the deciding factor. Marx failed to consider the non-material interests such as spiritual, values and ideologies. Marx failed to address the other bases for group formations such as kinship, gender, race and religion. Nationalism (Lecture) Why do anthropologists describe nationalism as an imagined community? There is a sense of belonging between people who have never and most likely will never meet. These people often don’t share similar backgrounds or interests. What were the conditions under which people came to imagine themselves as members of nations? What were the necessary conditions? What makes nationalism so moving, that people are willing to kill and even die for it? What is horizontal comradeship?? Official nationalism Policies that attempt to promote a sense of nationalism and downplay heterogeneity. Things like a national language, pledge of allegiance, national holidays,
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

immigration laws, and national history education.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern