Nations and Nationalities Lecture 6.docx - From Honor-Kinship Communities and the Struggle for Centralized Governance*First essay due next week(Monday

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From Honor-Kinship Communities and the Struggle for Centralized Governance ***First essay due next week (Monday September 25th) Be persuasive Agriculture is critical to culture Nature of culture emerges from agriculture Sustainability Food Feedback Refers to a process in which the outcome of the process Regulates the process Is NOT a response Ex. Response: this is a good essay Feedback: add this and that to the essay Is always a response to the response 3rd dimension The Surplus/Population Feedback Effect in Food Security Agricultural surpluses promoted population growth that requires centralized governance and, ultimately, state building Follow Spain/Catalonia Central govt in Madrid threatens to arrest Catalonian revolutionaries in Barcelona Kinship Marriage Practices and the Dynamics of Reproduction Kinship marriages practices reflect the need to regulate population growth in the face of resource scarcities, birth rates, and the dynamics of reproduction Children represent both economic values as well as economic liabilities Too few or too many children threaten group survivability ***Population needs to be regulated, usually by men The Economics of Arranged Marriage Arranged marriages often revolve around the transfer of property Including side payments (dowry) from the bride's family to the groom's family Arranged marriages often conform to inheritance patterns that determine the transference of property across generations Example: agnatic law and primogeniture Agnatic: means through the father Primogeniture: first born Reflects tradition grounded in scarcity Marriage Rules and Resource Management Kinship rules governing marriage tend to divide into two principles: exogamy and endogamy Gamy=marriage
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