Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

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Unformatted text preview: rcising domination in society all referred to dominant C.) Types of Domination 1.) Legitimate Authority subordinates comply because they accept the right of others to rule over them 2.) Illegitimate Authority subordinates do not accept the right of others to rule over them; they comply anyway 1. The threat of physical force, 2. The absence of realistic alternatives ex. Subordinates in a dictatorship D.) Types of Legitimate Authority 1.) Traditional Authority Based on law standing and seldom question principles Subordinates comply because they accept the right of certain individuals or groups to have authority even if this right is not established in law Limitations of authority often inherited their positions instead of qualifying for it- there is potential problem; not necessarily the most technical confident people to be making decisions or proclamations Ex. Monarchies- are based on traditional authority- Queen Elizabeth 2.) Charismatic Authority Based on the unique personal qualities of individuals Subordinates comply because the lead...
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