Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

Wealth you acquire and profits you own would be plowed

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Unformatted text preview: d (tries to assist parents and advocates views on reproduction) Like the members of a social class or a status group, members of a party have some sense of group awareness A social class or a status group can become a party but only if they develop formal organization and they also need an administrative staff Tues. Oct. 25th/11. Power, Dominance and Authority A.) Power Power- "the probability that one actor within a social relationship will be in a position to carry out his own will despite resistance" 1st problem with the definition- too broad to be very useful can apply to a criminal who is holding a person at gunpoint 2nd problem with the definition- seems to allow power relations to be temporary once the criminal leaves the house, the power relationship has ended B.) Domination Domination- "a special case of power" Denomination is not going to involve temporary power relations Domination refers to power relations that involve persistent patterns of social inequality Subordinate group or individual- will accept a subordinate position in a sustained arrangement obeying the commands of a dominant group or individual Classes, status groups and parties are the principle basis for exe...
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