Unformatted text preview: networked group who act in unison. Their decisions have major consequences for the everyday worlds of men and women. Ex: Corporate Welfare, Success in Politics The Power Elite often conceal their own power, but they have unparalleled power, wealth and prestige Other social institutions (family, religious organizations, schools and media) adapt to modern life while the power elite shape it. These lesser institutions play supporting roles in governing society but they are not centers of power Are media leaders a part of the power elite today? Role of celebrities?...
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, power elite, political elite, military elite, power elite shape