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Power
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Power: The ability to control, influence, or challengeanother person’s behaviorControl over resources=powerFamily power structure:SpousalParentalSiblingBoundaries keep powers separate and distinct.
Norman Fairclough (1989)Power is not only built and sustained viacoercive means (by force) but also via indirectways (the use of language).-A father in a phallocentric family would nothave to resort to force in order to imposeauthority on other family members
Excerpt from “A Meeting in the Dark” by Ngugi waThiong’o’s“Sit down. Where are you going?”“For a walk, father,” he answered evasively.“To the village?”“Well-yes-no. I mean nowhere in particular.”Even without context from this short story, you can see thefather asserting authority over his son.
Definition of Power by Family ScientistsWho is able to influence others in order to gettheir way in the familyWho is able to block others from getting in theirwayWhen it comes to family, power belongs to thefamily system, not one individual.
J.R.P. French and Bertran Raven (1959)- 6 Bases ofFamily PowerLegitimate PowerSupported by the belief system of the family, such as the belief thatparents should raise younger children or that men should be the head

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Term
Winter
Professor
Mr. Hoffmann
Tags
Literature, Power, Nothing Compares 2 U, George Hamilton, Family Scientists

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