CA9 - Cultural Anthro#9 Mappurondo Ritual Calendar...

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Cultural Anthro #9 06/05/2008 10:59:00 Mappurondo Ritual Calendar Saturates everyday life Theatre-States Cosmology and religion mapped onto political-economic relations Ritual authority of the center Typical of pre-modern Hindu-Buddhist states Power supported ritual; running ritual was political goal In early states, there is strong relationship between (??) Sates and Nation-State State—centralized institutions, monopoly on “legitimate” violence (military,  police), violence on the part of subjects is outlawed, various members were  subjects Nation-Sates—citizenship and official languages, citizens have certain rites  that distinguish from state Language must be learned/used to conduct state business Nationalism Source of identity and aspirations Sources of loyalties and ethical imperatives—we may remain loyal to families,  kin groups, ect, but the nation usually trumps those…loyalty to state over 
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course ANTHRO 100 taught by Professor Bowie during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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CA9 - Cultural Anthro#9 Mappurondo Ritual Calendar...

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