POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 423, Dr. Maximilian Forte, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Concordia University

Session 2: September 14, 2016

Conceptualizing Power

Lecture points:

  • Assuming Power
  • Power and Politics in Abstract Terms
  • Power and Politics in Cross-Cultural Terms
  • C. Wright Mills on Power
  • Eric Wolf on Power

Lecture Presentation

Reading Questions

Required Reading:

Mills, C. Wright. (1958). “The Structure of Power in American Society.” The British Journal of Sociology, 9(1), 29-41.

Wolf Eric R. (1990). “Distinguished Lecture: Facing Power – Old Insights, New Questions.” American Anthropologist, 92(3), 586-596.