ANTH 100 Notes (4.9)

ANTH 100 Notes (4.9) - ANTH 100 Notes Governance w/o the...

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ANTH 100 Notes (4/9/2008) Governance w/o the state Band-and-Tribal-scale societies lack a structure of authorities able to settle disputes through adjudication or punish wrongdoers Would societies lacking the state (or even chiefdom) devolve into a persistent state of conflict between factions- or even feuding, and be plagued by crime? Swahili Lamu Neighborhoods elected representatives to the two councils (one for each moiety half) The two main councils elected representatives to serve as the polity’s principal in rotation with the other moiety held (4-yr terms) to run the government on a day-to-day basis But decisions had to be approved by the opposite moiety half How to incorporate a culturally diverse society (Islamic, African and South Asian immigrants and cultures) where there is much potential for wealth inequality? Swahili refers to this kind of part-African, part Middle Eastern and part South Asian Society. The solution devised here was to divide society into two groups (moiety organization),
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ANTH 100 taught by Professor Idunno during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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ANTH 100 Notes (4.9) - ANTH 100 Notes Governance w/o the...

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