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Ch. 13 - Social Stratification

Ch. 13 - Social Stratification - ANTH101 Week10...

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ANTH101  Week 10 Social Stratification  November 3, 2009 Laws – can be written or codified, sanctified  I. Systems of Equality and Inequality a. What is inequality? i. Disproportionate allocation of certain types of resources or rewards 1. Power, wealth, prestige (status) ii. Greater degree of inequality in large scale societies b. Stratification - social stratification is the hierarchical arrangement of  individuals into social classes, castes, and divisions within a society i. Egalitarian – where wealth and possessions are shared, influence  and prestige are based on age rather than heredity, occupation,  etc.  No differentiation in allocation of resources by families or other  sorts of kin group.  1. Example: Ju/’hoansi (foraging community), insulting the  meat maintains an egalitarian community works as a leveling  mechanism  ii. Ranked –  iii. Stratified –  II.
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