Anthropology Chapter 17

Anthropology Chapter 17 - Anthropology Chapter 17: Culture...

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Anthropology Chapter 17 : “Culture Change in the Modern World” The World in 1400 European Expansion Motives and Methods : pillage, forced labor, joint stock companies Pillage – to strip an area of money, goods, or raw materials through the use of physical violence or the threat of violence Peonage – the practice of holding a person in bondage or partial slavery in order for them to work off a debt or serve a prison sentence Vassalage – a condition of hereditary bondage in which the use of land is granted in return for payment, homage, and military service or its equivalent Monoculture plantation – an agricultural plantation specializing in the large-scale production of a single crop to be sold on the market Joint stock Company – a firm that is managed by a centralized board of directors but owned by shareholders. Shares may be transferred from one owner to another, and shareholders are directly responsible for the firm’s debts Dutch East India Company – a joint stock company chartered by the Dutch government
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