Lecture Notes Anthropology 3/25
Lecture Notes Anthropology 3/25 ANTH 0780
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325 Are We Not Born Equal Strati cation the deeply entrenched hierarchical unequal layering or arrangements of social groups in a society An unequal system grounded on the differential distribution and exercise of privilege There is no society in which inequality is not present Why Talk About Strati cation Intrinsic part of everyday life Has much to do with ethnic con icts and violence Has much to do with culture Some Attributes of Strati cation Markers Pointers of cultural ethnic differences 0 Language in Latin America those higher up in the hierarchy speak Portuguese or Spanish while those lower speak indigenous languages 0 Religion I Ex con ict in Northern Ireland bt Catholics and Protestants Protestant meant being at top of hierarchy while Catholics were at the bottom Cultural differences overlap with other distinctions Differential access to exercise of power Ideology justifying rationalizing unequal social order Acquiescence to compliance with Inequality Hegemony Emergence Rise of states statelevel societies 0 Inequality of statelevel societies and spread of a dominant ideology legitimizing that inequality were preconditions for the emergence of the state strati cation and inequality European Colonialism 0 Spread of European Empires had a dramatic impact on virtually every society known to us 0 This impact entailed I A rearranging of societies cultures in ways that would bene t imperial rule I Privileging some groups over others particularly those who would cooperate with Europeans through a strategy of indirect rule I Politically fragile unstable arti cial nation states and political boundaries
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