ANTH oct 11 notes - Monday October 11 State Large...

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October 11  State  Large populations with thousands to millions of people.  They are  geographically large with defined territories that are often  organized into regions.  They are marked by cities and urban  centers.   The economies are based on intensive agriculture and  industrialism. There is an increased specialization of the  workforce (“careers;” people devoted to particular tasks). True  markets, expanded trade networks that are often far-reaching.   There is a centralized, formal government with a permanent  political structure and defined offices.  Bureaucracy is used as an  organizational structure with formal division of powers.  Socio-economic stratification of people into true social classes.  These classes are often marked by “endogamy,” further  reinforcing and perpetuating the class system.  Kinship becomes  less important and is partially replaced by class.  Max Weber (1922) divided social stratification into three 
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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