oct3 - Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Politics, culture and...

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Unformatted text preview: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Politics, culture and identity 1. Inequality and equality- INEQUALITY - The extent at which culturally valued material and social rewards are allocated disproportionately to individuals, families, groups-REWARDS (3 types) *wealth- the ownership of valued material goods *power- the ability to make others do what you want through coercion or legitimate authority *prestige -influence- the ability to convince people that they should do as you suggest-authority- the recognized right to order someone to do something 2. Social theorists on power:- Karl Marx - social theorist. Interested and student of the history of material production (how people labor to create things. Who owns the property, etc) and the history of ideas. Ruling class determines ruling ideas to justify themselves. - Antonito Gramsci (hegemony) – imprisoned and contracted respiratory diseases. Mainly interested in (hegemony) – imprisoned and contracted respiratory diseases....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ANTH 1000 taught by Professor Cochrane during the Fall '07 term at Auburn University.

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oct3 - Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Politics, culture and...

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