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ANTH 1120 Lecture 6: ANTH-1120 LECT 6

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ANTH 1120
Christianne Stephens

ANTH1120 MAKING SENSE OF A CHANGING WORLD LECTURE 6 Inequality, colonialism, and economic development: Auto constructed people build their own stuff When did it start to change? 95 of more of human timespan spent in Beginnings of inequality and exploitation: Three forms Inequality within societies Eliminationcontrol of people following other ways of life (pastoralists, nomads, foraging, indigenous peoples) Colonization of other people (first citystates) processes of dispossession and capital accumulation (not covered today) Ancient agrarian civilizations: Mesopotamia Egypt Colonialism: A political entity (state) representing land and people extends control and domination over another political entitys land and people Usually involves the settlement of people in the new land Usually involves the control of trade, land, or resources and the forced importation of goods the benefit of dominating country David Graebers social history: Agrarian civilizations (3500800BC) Axia age (800BC600AD) Middle ages (6001450AD) Age of capitalist empires (1450) How can we begin to better understand the world today?
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