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

Session 7: October 19, 2016

The State: Emergence

Lecture points:

  • Some Basic Anthropological Questions about the State
  • What Does “the State” Mean?
  • Debating the Emergence of the State
  • Lewellen: Explanations that Dominated Early Anthropology to the 1970s
  • Clastres: Society against the State

Lecture Presentation

Reading Questions

Required Reading:

Chapter 3: The Evolution of the State, pp. 43-63. In: Lewellen, Ted C. (2003). Political Anthropology: An Introduction, 3rd edition. London: Praeger.