ANTH 152 - Everyday Expressions of Power

230 power in the modern world our world is shaped by

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Unformatted text preview: or’  ­ Marxist definition of the ‘social relations of production’ The web of political economy   Wolfe suggests that anthropology needs to study both culture and political economy and how these processes shape communities, regions, nations, and international organizations around the world   The modern world looks like a spider’s web or social, economic, political, and cultural networks:   P.230 Power in the modern world   Our world is shaped by how tactical power is related to structural power.   P. 223:   We live in a world that includes global structures and local communities and action.   What are these structures that link people around the world?   What processes created these global structures? Organization – power through political economy   ‘Macroscopic history’ –   the world is interconnected   We cannot ignored these interconnections.   Organizations – how relationships are organized; how resources are shared or not shared.   Study the flow of action, who is doing what, etc., who benefits from the flow of action, who controls the flow of action?   What is the logic of an organization? What are its explicit and implicit goals.  ...
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This document was uploaded on 03/02/2014 for the course ANTH 152 at Santa Clara.

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