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Week 2. Ideology as social power: a misunderstood concept and the consequences of that.
Week 3. State: a ghost in the archaeological record. Towards a critical geneaology of a concept.
Week 4. The rise of the state in the Near East and Egypt: evolutionary models of social complexity.
Week 5. The myth of chiefdoms, archaic states, empires and other archaeological delusions: neo- and post-evolutionary models of the state.
Week 6. Things in flux: Tribute, gift, exchange. Materiality and economy within and beyond the state.
Week 8. Spectacles: poetics of power, performance of the state. Places and the located practices of inscribing the landscape.