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and participation in public rituals) agricultural labor was managed by the state to
support the elites the state justified its control over the redistribution of
wealth by promoting the value that the wealthy deserved to hold
reminding that redistribution benefited society Wealth and Power in the Asante State the state accepted only gold for payment of fines those who could not pay had to give land and
laborers to the state (no credit) The Asante state demonstrates how the distribution and use of power interacts with
other aspects of society
the role of culture in maintaining and contesting the
political status quo Political Organization Political organization is about power. it refers to the many different ways in which power is used
in all societies
this is for the purpose of maintaining themselves
collectively over time How is the US’s political organization similar and
different to that of the Asante State? Power and Authority Power the ability to exercise one’s will over others and cause
people to take actions that they might not take otherwise Authority the socially approved use of power based on personal characteristics such as
Honor Status Knowledge Ability Respect the holding of formal public office ex. an armed robber does not have authority
but she/he does ha...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course ANTH 200 taught by Professor Daniel during the Spring '10 term at Clarkson University .
- Spring '10