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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 Prof. A. Douglas Kincaid October 26, 2011
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Today’s Outline n More on power through influence n Thinking about charismatic authority n Assignment for 10/28/11
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Review of social power n Social power: Ø The ability to exercise one’s will over others n Forms of social power: Ø Force: the actual or threatened use of physical coercion to impose one’s will on others Ø Authority: power that has been institutionalized and is recognized by those over whom it is exercised Ø Influence: the exercise of power through persuasion (defining the situation, making a successful argument) n Sources of social power: Ø Leadership: power from holding a position at the top of an organization or group Ø Authority: power attached to position is recognized as legitimate by those over whom it is exercised Ø Wealth: the possession of wealth allows for use of resources to promote ideas, policies, and values Ø Organization: power comes from the effective organization of people working together
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course SYG 3002 taught by Professor Adouglaskencaid during the Fall '11 term at FIU.

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