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Our early ancestors lived in small groups and worked actively to preserve social equality. As they created larger societies, however, inequality rose, and by 2500 bce truly egalitarian societies were on the wane. In The Creation of Inequality, Kent Flannery and Joyce Marcus demonstrate that this development was not simply the result of population increase, food surplus, or the accumulation of valuables. Instead, inequality resulted from conscious manipulation of the unique social logic that lies at the core of every human group.

A few societies allowed talented and ambitious individuals to rise in prestige while still preventing them from becoming a hereditary elite. But many others made high rank hereditary, by manipulating debts, genealogies, and sacred lore. At certain moments in history, intense competition among leaders of high rank gave rise to despotic kingdoms and empires in the Near East, Egypt, Africa, Mexico, Peru, and the Pacific.

Drawing on their vast knowledge of both living and prehistoric social groups, Flannery and Marcus describe the changes in logic that create larger and more hierarchical societies, and they argue persuasively that many kinds of inequality can be overcome by reversing these changes, rather than by violence.

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Flannery and Marcus demonstrate that the rise of inequality was not simply the result of population increase, food surplus, or the accumulation of valuables but resulted from conscious manipulation of the unique social logic that lies at the core of every human group. Reversing the social logic can reverse inequality, they argue, without violence.

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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2012

About the Author

Kent Flannery is James B. Griffin Distinguished University Professor of Anthropological Archaeology and Curator, Environmental Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology, at the University of Michigan.Joyce Marcus is Robert L. Carneiro Distinguished University Professor of Social Evolution and Curator, Latin American Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology, at the University of Michigan.

University of Michigan

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674064690
Subtitle:
How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery, and Empire
Author:
Flannery Kent
Author:
Flannery, Kent
Author:
Marcus, Joyce
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Subject:
HISTORY / Civilization
Subject:
Social Science-Social Classes
Subject:
Social Science - Archaeology
Subject:
Sociology & anthropology
Subject:
Social & Cultural History
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120507
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 halftones, 42 line illustrations
Pages:
648
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Flannery and Marcus demonstrate that the rise of inequality was not simply the result of population increase, food surplus, or the accumulation of valuables but resulted from conscious manipulation of the unique social logic that lies at the core of every human group. Reversing the social logic can reverse inequality, they argue, without violence.
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