Politics - influence, gain in prestige, spiritual gain)...

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Politics Political anthropology o We address the process and method of politics in anthropology as making decisions for groups Politics - Involves: The process and method of making decisions for groups The acquisition, use, and distribution of power at many different levels of society The forces that people of that society believe drive that society (non- human, as well as human) The pursuit by individuals of gain (financial gain, gain in authority or
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Unformatted text preview: influence, gain in prestige, spiritual gain) Legitimacy - • Involves: The right to exercise power The conferral of moral authority A degree of social acceptance of the right of an individual (or set of individuals) to exercise power Rhetoric - the choice of argument an individual or group uses to acquire legitimacy...
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course ANTH 102 taught by Professor Lambert during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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