Cultural Anthropology: Chapter 7 Notes
Conformity & Conflict: Chapter 14 & 16 Notes
Anthropology – 09/28/10 & 09/30/10
1. What are the different kinds of reciprocity?
2. What are the different kinds of redistribution?
3. What are the key features of price market exchange?
4. How does property influence production and exchange systems?
Chapter 7 – Economic Organization
Involves mutual giving and receiving
There is no need for immediate “repayment”
No calculation of value of products and services being exchanged
Overt denial that anyone is trying to keep track
Expectation that goods or services of equivalent value will be returned within a specific period of time
Redistribution – accumulation of large amounts of labor products produced by different individuals in a central
place where they are sorted and counted and then given away to producers and non-producers
Works harder than anyone else
Takes the smallest or no portion at all
Is left with no greater material wealth than anyone else
Lets others do most of the work
Retains the largest share of the goods
Ends up with more material worth than anyone else
Workers must contribute to central pool or suffer penalties
Egalitarian - cont