Anthropology Answer Writing Practice 2020 - Week 5 - Question Set 1

90 Days Anthropology Answer Writing Practice - Questions for 10-Dec-2020

 

Anthropology Syllabus Covered in Week 5

 

3. Economic organization: Meaning, scope and relevance of economic anthropology; Formalist and Substantivist debate; Principles governing production, distribution and exchange (reciprocity, redistribution and market), in communities, subsisting on hunting and gathering, fishing, swiddening, pastoralism, horticulture, and agriculture; globalization and indigenous economic systems.

4. Political organization and Social Control: Band, tribe, chiefdom, kingdom and state; concepts of power, authority and legitimacy; social control, law and justice in simple societies.

5. Religion: Anthropological approaches to the study of religion (evolutionary, psychological and functional); monotheism and polytheism; sacred and profane; myths and rituals; forms of religion in tribal and peasant societies (animism, animatism, fetishism, naturism and totemism); religion, magic and science distinguished; magico- religious functionaries (priest, shaman, medicine man, sorcerer and witch).

 

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1. Discuss principles governing production, distribution and exchange among simple socities. 250 words. 15 Marks.

2. Differentiate between state snd stateless socities. 200 words. 10 marks.

 

 

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