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literally every architecture. After all, even societies that do not fea-
ture monumental architecture connect it with a particular categorization of indi-
viduals, a particular political. The apparent ‘lack’ of large, impressive architecture
is also socially significant. Because this too is a way to classify individuals in the
mode of architecture, a specific kind of institutionalization of power and inequal-
ity – one that takes issue with societies with monumental architecture and large-
scale building techniques.
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