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Politics Patterned ways in which power is used to regulate behavior In the US you have the ability to meet with your senator Relationship between power (the ability to influence others) and authority (the ability to enact power legitimately) Bands (Difficult to tell what is political and personal; large family) Small; kin-based; Usually among foragers Rely on state for some of their subsistence Trade with food producers Egalitarian ; no one can make you do anything Lenders based on individual ability Lenders have no authority Example: Inuit Some authority but still lacked power Primarily hunters Wife stealing : response to polygamy; wife’s capable of defending themselves, so she is not at stake, reputation is Song Battle as dispute resolution; resolved wife-stealing Tribes (Difficult to tell what is political and personal; large family) Horticultural and/or pastoral (larger or 2 tribes) Sedentary Clans (kin-system based on super-natural lineage) or lineages
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