We have focused on the distinctions between commissive-achievement cultures and honor-kinship cultures. We have examined how honor-kinship cultures pursue communal survival and sustainability by imposing shame disciplines in the name of high degrees of conformity. Often times this offends the sensibilities ofthose of us in Western, liberal, market societies infused by the spirit of commissive-achievement values and [login to view URL] a clear, cogent, and compelling essay, including both a thesis and a conclusion, examine the dynamics of honor-kinship by explaining how honor derives from the pressures of economic scarcity. Provide concrete examples that illustrate when and under what conditions honor functions in support of group survival. But also describe examples in which honor codes have become dysfunctional and thus contrary to individual fulfillment as well as productivity. Contrast arranged marriages with marriages of romantic love, and show why romantic marriages are the consequence of a society’s ability to produce economic wealth at levels of [login to view URL], explain the material conditions that lead to the formation of nation-states in the [login to view URL] why the legitimacy of centralizing royalty tends to come into conflict with the legitimacy of aristocratic landed gentry. Discuss specifically the problem of division or labor and task diffusion, and why societies of strangers that enjoy surplus require centralized authority.
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