10-25 lect - 10-25 Lecture 14: Transmitting Inequality:...

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10-25 Lecture 14: Transmitting Inequality: Structural Influences Transmitting Inequalities Across Generations: What can privileged groups monopolized? (Lenski) I. Material Monopolises 1. Hunter-gatherers, little to accumulate that lasts 1. there isnt much to control in these societies, meat you gather can rot. 1. You cant keep anyone else from getting it 2. if someone collects more berries than others, it would rot within two weeks 1. inequality lacking in this sense, but perhaps physical inequality exists, how fast they run, intelligence, etc 2. monopolization is not evident, inequality hard to develop when there is nothing you can accumulate 2. “wealth in people” - african societies 1. they were able to control obligations, to repay debts from a far flung group of people 3. Big leap with grain and cattle; white rice (lenski) 1. more possiblities for monopolization 2. Joseph and Pharaoh in Egypt 1. 7 year famine - “give me your land, ill give you grain in exchange” (hoarding grain)
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10-25 lect - 10-25 Lecture 14: Transmitting Inequality:...

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