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Chapter 2

CHAPTER 2

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Political Science
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POLC38H3
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Ingrid L.Stefanovic

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Agrarian Societies Chapter 2
Societies that are now urban&industrial once were rural and agrarian
Families supported themselves by farming & organized production, social life, and
affairs of their communities
Societies dominated by kinship seen as static political sociologists Weber, view
them as preoccupied with eternal yesterday
May occupy land and control labour, but lack capital only replicate cant transform
Consensus is wrong
Kinship societies have trade-off b/w prosperity and peace
THE ECONOMICS OF KINSHIP
EX. Kenya
Agriculturally based, livestock more than gardens
When made contact with other ppl. made rights of occupation hoped would
turn into rights of ownership
Shows limits to prosperity in kinship societies
MIGRATION
Tried to move to better climate, with family family functions as both instrument
to territorial expansion and of investment; even in precapitalist societies, people
form capital
MARKETS
Migration generates dispersion of popn
Families occupy ecological niches
Gain opportunity to specialize in production and start trade
Increases income, reduces risk of rural life
Traders move up and down diverse ecosystem
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Agrarian Societies Chapter 2 Societies that are now urban&industrial once were rural and agrarian Families supported themselves by farming & organized production, social life, and affairs of their communities Societies dominated by kinship seen as static political sociologists Weber, view them as preoccupied with eternal yesterday May occupy land and control labour, but lack capital only replicate cant transform Consensus is wrong Kinship societies have trade-off bw prosperity and peace THE ECONOMICS OF KINSHIP EX. Kenya Agriculturally based, livestock more than gardens When
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