tightropeofpower

tightropeofpower - Heather Fackelman Cultural Anthropology...

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Heather Fackelman October 20 , 2008 Cultural Anthropology A Tightrope of Power Often , nation-states reduce diversity and impose conformity on its citizens . This is a type of “brainwashing” system , in which the nation-state effectively reduces resistance; it prevents people from questioning their place in the system . In this context , “uniformity” simply means that each individual is aware of and understands the morals and rules of the society in which he or she lives , and those morals and rules are respected as implicit law . Few rebel against the system or question their position in that system , and that is the ultimate goal of the nation-state . The nation-state provides its people with services such as law enforcement and security , and thus some form of control and order must be implemented . Although there may be better methods of control to be utilized , uniformity seems to be the one that has been used for centuries , and to stray from that method at this point would mean to rebuild the entire system
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course ANTH 140 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Montclair.

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