The Manufacture of Inequality
Chapter 7 of your textbook discusses how societies rank people based on distinctions such as race, gender, economic status, and other factors, sometimes based upon a misuse of biased science. These themes tie back to previously discussed topics of the construction of identity and economic structure. On page 304, Exercise 7.5, the textbook proposes to imagine how to construct a society with the knowledge we have regarding inequality. For this discussion, answer that prompt. Provide evidence from the textbook and/or other credible sources to support your answer. Make sure that you use cross-cultural evidence from the assigned material and/or other reliable material as an anthropologist would do; this is to say, you need evidence from more than one culture.