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Age Class Systems : Social Institutions and Polities Based on Age - Bernardo Bernadi

Age Class Systems

Social Institutions and Polities Based on Age

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Published: 31st March 1986
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All societies are differentiated by age. But in some, this differentiation takes the form of institutionalized, formally graded age classes, the members of which share an assigned 'structural' age, if not necessarily the same physiological age. The nature of formal age group systems has become one of the classic issues in modern social anthropology, although until now there has been no comprehensive explication of these complex forms of social organization. In this book, Bernardo Bernardi, one of the pioneers of the anthropological study of age class systems, provides a way of making sense of the diversity of such systems by analysing cross-culturally their common features and the pattern of their differences, and showing that they serve a general purpose for the organization of society and for the distribution and rotation of power.

Government, Technology and Science in Philip II's Spain
List of illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations
Glossary
The occult sciences: the crownG++s support and controls
Cosmography and the crown
Technology for war
Producing the kingG++s silver
The crownG++s interest in medicine
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521314824
ISBN-10: 0521314828
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 31st March 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.31