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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 2R03
Professor
Lina Samuel
Semester
Fall

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Fox 1 Lecture 8 SOCIOL 2R03 Monday November 04, 2013 Power & Politics Agenda:  Power and Powerful People  Power  Class consciousness  False consciousness  Class Identity and class opposition  Paradox of Democracy  Who Rules? C.Wright Mills (1956)  Please note that when you are reading Chapter 8 Power and Politics, while the sections on Black Power (183-188) and Brown Power (188-189) are important, there are NO Multiple Choice questions based on these sections. Power:  Power: (Weber) the ability to achieve one’s will in spite of opposition  Who Rules?  C. Wright Mills (1956) The Power Elite  Interwoven interests of the leaders of the military, corporate and political elements of society  (John Porter (1965) viewed the economic elite as most powerful in Canada)  False Consciousness: Inability of those within a specific class to recognize their class position  Class Identity: an awareness of membership in a distinct class  Class Opposition: the belief that the interests of the workers and capitalists are inherently opposed (Grabb and
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