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Distributing Status: The Evolution of State Honours in by Samuel Clark

By Samuel Clark

Honorific rewards are all approximately prestige and illustrate prestige procedures in a fashion that few different social phenomena do. Why will we have such a lot of honorific awards and prizes? even if they seem to be a significant function of recent societies, they've got bought little scholarly attention.

Samuel Clark argues that answering this query calls for a separate old research of alternative awards and prizes. He offers a entire clarification of the origins and evolution of kingdom honours within the British Isles, France, and the Low international locations. reading cultural, social, and political adjustments that resulted in the large progress in kingdom honours and formed their features, allotting prestige additionally demonstrates their capabilities as tools of cultural energy, collective energy, disciplinary strength, and standing strength. Clark helps his conclusions with a cross-cultural statistical research of twenty societies.

Lucid and logical, allotting prestige explicates an enormous ancient swap in Western Europe whereas whilst contributing to a number of our bodies of sociological literature, together with evolutionary conception, theories of collective motion, writings on self-discipline in glossy societies, and reports of prestige processes.

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Distributing Status: The Evolution of State Honours in Western Europe

Honorific rewards are all approximately prestige and illustrate prestige procedures in a fashion that few different social phenomena do. Why will we have such a lot of honorific awards and prizes? even though they seem to be a significant function of recent societies, they've got bought little scholarly realization. Samuel Clark argues that answering this question calls for a separate historic research of other awards and prizes.

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