Class Notes (836,414)
Canada (509,777)
Anthropology (216)
ANTH 100 (150)
All (11)
Lecture

Anth_100_Lecture November 13th

5 Pages
67 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 100
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

Description
Anth 100 Lecture – 13  Nov th 11/13/2013 Agenda : The Cultural Construction of Violence How do societies create a bias in favour of collective violence?  How do societies create a bias against violent conflict? What are the economic, political, or social differences between peaceful and violent societies? Violent Conflict Two views 1. Violent conflict is a part of human nature.  2. Violence is a cultural construction. That it is not an innately human attribute.  Consider the following: What kinds of meanings are constructed to encourage people to violence? Eg,  even the thought of torching a flag makes some societies react very aggressively.  Are there significant social, economic, or political difference between violent and peaceful societies? How do societies create a bias in favour of collective violence?  Rank among the Kiowa : Warfare oriented people.  Male oriented, androcentric society.  The number of horses a man possessed and the honours he earned in acts of warfare help to establish  a person’s rank.  People who had the lowest rank were the poor ones, who didn’t have property, were helpless etc. New types of agricultural or lifestyle practices.  Yanomamo Amazonian people Live in small villages 20 to 25% of deaths were due to warfare > Anthropologist Chagnon estimated this. Women and children are valuable resources. Resources to trade, exchange and fight over.  According to Changnon, in order to protect their resources people had to be ‘fierce.’ In order to maintain  their own power within their own village, they had to engage in aggressive behaviour with others.  Religious Justifications for Violence Reverend Michael Bray set fire to abortion clinics in the name of God. He advocated for joining of  Church and State.  Committing violent acts in the name of religion, even if their motives were actually political.  Author of a book called “a time to kill.”  Osama Bin Laden, like Ayatollah Khomeini in the Iranian Revolution, sought the establishment 
More Less

Related notes for ANTH 100

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit