Chapter 8 - Power and Social Control


You should learn...

  1. to define power and authority (not the same thing!)
  2. to identify and describe the leadership and political organization present among bands, tribes, chiefdoms, and states.
  3. how bands, tribes, chiefdoms, and states are linked to subsistence, economy, and kinship, as well as to population.
  4. to identify and work with ideas of social stratification


Key Terms and Concepts

community                power                    authority                    band

tribe                        chiefdom                   state                        sodality

social stratification    social control            law                          song duel

moot                        Big Men/Women


Some Important People and Societies

Elman Service            Morton Freid            Marshall Sahlins

Ju/'hoansi                   Nuer                        Samoans



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