Power and Sources

Power and Sources - Power and paradox We have discussed...

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Power and paradox We have discussed power/dependence formulations One of the fundamental issues related to power are the associated paradoxes, at least to some aspects of power
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Three means to exert control There are 3 means most often used to try to exercise control Money-pay someone to do something, what kinds of issues arise here Can be effective, but exactly how-pay by the hour? Pay by the piece? Pay a salary (different implications)
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Three means to exert control Force Especially not effective if used over long period of time-why? But definitely effective in the short run (threats of death can be very effective in the short run)
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Solidarity through a sense of community and the use of ritual THE most effective means of control because of a “buy in” and the fact that it reproduces itself In particular, if social relations come to be “taken for granted” its can be very effective and powerful (as we have discussed, relations associated with different statuses like race/ethnicity, sex category, etc.)
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Solidarity through a sense of community if very powerful, but it takes time to develop
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYC 205 taught by Professor Sell during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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