Ch. 12 - Law and Social Contract

Ch. 12 - Law and Social Contract - ANTH101 October29,2009

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ANTH101  October 29, 2009 Law and Social Contract  Week 9 Schedule Changes:                                                                                                            Oct. 29: Law and Social Contract Nov. 3:  Social Stratification Nov. 5:  Religion and Worldview Nov. 10:  Religion and Ritual Nov. 12:  Art and Performance Nov. 17:  Race and Ethnicity Nov. 19:  Film “Race: The Power of an Illusion” Nov. 24:  Applied and Medical Anthropology Dec. 1:  Globalization (back on schedule) Public Anthropology deadlines will stay the same I. What is Social Contract? a. Measures taken to ensure that people behave in an acceptable manner  and do not violate social norms and standards b. Also, refers to action taken when people violate norms and standards c. Internalized Social Contracts i. Beliefs that are so ingrained in people that they would rarely  consider breaking them ii. Could include fear of supernatural punishment iii. Example – Religious practices, moral obligations, incest taboo d. Externalized Social Contracts i. Because internal controls are not sufficient societies also have  external controls, which are reactions to misdeeds that come from 
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Ch. 12 - Law and Social Contract - ANTH101 October29,2009

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