Georges Balandier

Georges Balandier nsIn hmolscience, Georges Balandier (1920-) is French anthropologist noted, in anthropological thermodynamics, for his 1960s use of entropy in anthropology.

Overview
In 1967, Balandier, in his Political Anthropology, posted that: [1]

Power may be defined, for every society, as resulting from the need to struggle against the entropy that threatens it with disorder.”

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References
1. (a) Balandier, Georges. (1967). Anthropologie politique. Paris.
(b) Balandier, Georges. (1970). Political Anthropology. Allen Lane.
(c) Adams, Richard N. (1975). Energy and Structure: a Theory of Social Power (pg. 6). Austin: University of Texas Press.

External links
Georges Balandier – Wikipedia.
Georges Balandier – Wikipedia (French → English).

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