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Unformatted text preview: o Eric Wolf: no internal essence o Relational, historical What is politics? o Who makes decisions? Leadership o What kind of decisions? Conflicts o How and why are decisions made? Power and authority Politics and the Economy o Are not separate spheres o Must be considered together Social Differentiation o Egalitarian societies Access to material resources for all No one has power over others Balanced reciprocity o Rank societies Formal differences among individuals in prestige Access for all to material resources (kinship) Redistribution, surplus o Stratified societies Form and permanent social/economic inequalities...
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- Fall '08
- Cultural Anthropology