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Inequality: french peasants before the revolution: 1789 -- french revolution, french lords before the revolution. 1) peasants rebelled b/c lords had unrestrained position (social position) 2) the problem was not their position: but rather their relative position compared to the ideal position - raised expectations and dissatisfaction (anomie) Some are cultural bound e. g n. america & leisure time (opportunity to do such) **within societies- there are agreed upon qualities to have** **sociologists: concerned with the variation in the distribution of resources*: some main sources of inequality. 6: hunter gatherer - a classless society - no real strong differences rests on merely hunting and gathering. Lecture notes - inequality & authority subject to a gendered division of labour (men hunt, woman gather) but in general, Economic equality existed importance of non accumulating materials contrasted with present day society where one can own an industrial mill etc. Moving around placed limits on ability to accumulate wealth.

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