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Unformatted text preview: o Turnbull suggested disbanding them so they would survive (shocking) • Cultural Universals o “Culture” = variation o What do we all share? What institutions/behaviors are universal? o Maslo’s Categories: Shelter, then food, then mental stability, then love : Sociability: socio-biological; fundamental need (or you go crazy) : Security: necessity for any stable society : Status: (Hsu); being validated; self-esteem • “The urge to consume tyrannizes” graffiti Characteristics of Band-Level Society • Small scale: 7, 800 people o Small population, low population density (few people per sq mile) • Technologically simple (but adequate) • Nomadic- but not random; seasonal, scheduled moves o “Economic Seasonality” • Gender: socially constructed (SEX is biological); gender distinctions, ideals o No gender hierarchy- neither controls the other...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOA 101 taught by Professor Klein during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.
- Spring '08