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soc final exam review - 1. Emersons Power Dependency Theory...

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1. Emerson’s Power Dependency Theory Power: is not an attribute to an actor, but a feature of a relationship One is only powerful in a relationship with reference to the dependence of the other Factors of Dependence: One’s desire/need for the other’s resources One’s alternatives for attaining the resources outside of the relationship Power Balanced: Dependence of a on b = Dependence of b on a Power Imbalanced: Dependence of a on b> Dependence of b on a Or Dependence of a on b< Dependence of b on a Techniques to Balance a Relationship: 1. Extend the network (lessen the dependence on the one person) 2. Status giving (increases resources that the other values or needs to increase dependence) 3. Withdrawal (leave the relationship) 4. Forming a coalition (unite with others to gain more power and weaken dependence) Ex. One person’s best and only friend has a large network of friends and therefore is less dependent on the relationship 2. Reasons for Jonestown ritualistic mass suicide
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course SOC 245 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Emory.

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