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5/1/2017 Analyze the relationship between political organization and economic organization. A political organization is a way in which power is distributed within a society as to control people’s behavior and maintain social order. It is cross-cultural for all societies to have a political organization. The four political organizations are Band, Tribal, Chiefdom, and State Systems. Whereas, economic anthropology is the study of production, distribution, and consumption in all societies, industrialized and non-industrialized. Regulating resources is how land, water, and natural resources are controlled and allocated, production is how material resources are converted into usable products, and exchange is how commodities once produced are distributed among the people of a society. Even though there are different economic systems around the world, however, they can be examined cross-culturally. Political organizations and economic organization work in collaboration in the development of a society. Two ethnographies that display the relationship between the political organization and political organizations are The Dobe Ju/hoansi by Richard B. Lee and The Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea by Annette B. Weiner. The Ju/hoansi society resides between Namibia and Botswana in Southern Africa, on the Kalahari Desert. Lee began participant observation in 1963 and extended to a period of over 40 years. The Ju/hoansi are known as a part of the Band political organization and the food collector economic organization. The Trobrianders resided in
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