Unformatted text preview: -Would a system similar to the Kpelle moot work in a culture as developed and widespread as America? Robbins: In a world based largely on competition, it is very difficult to create a peaceful world. It is the societies such as ju/wasi, which promote sharing and strongly discourage fighting and conflict, are the places that successfully accomplished peacefulness. Peaceful communities are usually those who practice egalitarianism, who dislike single heroes, and that promote group efforts. Conflict communities arise when single people try to take control and when resources are slim. This encourages violence, greediness, male supremacy, war, and the switch from hunter gatherer societies to today’s nation-state. Today’s world, unfortunately, is a buildup of events of people trying to gain more power than needed, of western influence on undeveloped areas, and of competition to have more resources and connections than of other competing villages. Lederach:...
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Americas, unfair. Kpelle moots, Kpelle moot problems, Kpelle moot work