ANTH 1220 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Paramount Chief, Ascribed Status, Pastoralism

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Chapter 10 politics, conflict, and social order. Politics: the organized use of public power, as opposed to the more private politics of family and domestic groups. With this definition, politics does not exist in families. Power: the capacity to take action in the face of resistance, through force if necessary. Authority: the a(cid:271)ility to take a(cid:272)tio(cid:374) (cid:271)ased o(cid:374) a pe(cid:396)so(cid:374)"s a(cid:272)hie(cid:448)ed o(cid:396) as(cid:272)(cid:396)i(cid:271)ed status o(cid:396) (cid:373)o(cid:396)al (cid:396)eputatio(cid:374) Influence: the ability to achieve a desired end by exerting social or moral pressure on someone or some group. Political organization: the existence of groups for purposes of public decision-making and leadership, maintaining social cohesion and order, protection group rights, and ensuring safety from external threats. Recruitment principles: criteria for determining admission to the unit. Perpetuity: assumption that the group will continue to exist indefinitely. Identity markers: particular characteristics that distinguish it from others, like costume, membership card, or title. Internal organization: an orderly arrangement of members in relation to each other.

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