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Class 05 - Power and Forms of Social Regulation - September 19.docx

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Sociology
Course
SOC 633
Professor
Lock Rebecca
Semester
Fall

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Class 05 - Power and Forms of Social Regulation – September 19, 2012 Foucault’s Power  Power is exercised (not possessed) – The exercise of power creates identities, deviancy, norms, etc.  People occupy multiple subject positions so they have conflicting interests/alliances  Power relations are not fixed; they must be constantly performed anew Brock’s Moral Regulation  Moral: Normal / Deviant; Appropriate / Inappropriate; Good / Evil; Right / Wrong  The “right” and “proper” are established through moral regulation  Moral regulation is taking place if, “the activities people engage in are labeled as deviant, if this
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