ANTH 152 Midterm Study Guide

Studying the other unlike most social scientists

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Unformatted text preview: e. Letting us ‘walk’ or ‘see’ political institutions and problems through someone else’s eyes – the Nuer, the !Kung, the Moundbuilder culture, the Black Power activist. Studying the Other. Unlike most social scientists, Anthropologists have focused on the cultures and societies of groups outside of Western culture and society. 2) Characteristics of preindustrial societies and political systems. Why do anthropologists study preindustrial societies? Describe the political and social changes that tribal societies like the Nuer and Dinka have experienced from the 1940s to today. 3) Why is the rise of the first state societies so important in human history? What makes state societies different from band or tribal societies? Theories of the evolution of states are internal conflict theory, external conflict theory, population and irrigation theories, institutionalization of leadership, and systems theory. Systems the...
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