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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC203H1
Professor
J.Veugelers
Semester
Winter

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thOC203 Jan 30Start with a quote from Hannah Arendt 19061975 VIOLENCE CAN ALWAYS DESTROY POWER y Veugelers thinks she was talking about power based on coerciono If youre a powerful person whos threatening to use violence against someone there is a paradox You can only use this power if the person you are threatening is alive y What is buried in this statement is the idea that the powerful must observe a certain restraint y Simmel is similarly looking at some of the paradoxes of power o Weber talks about the power of being able to realize ones will despite the resistance of someone else o Power is a two way relationship certain amount of negotiation negotiation is a modern word to describe itSubordinate and Superordinaterelational view of powerWeber is telling us we cant understand power relations without taking into account the capacity of those in DOMINATION IS A FORM OF INTERACTION pg 181 Simmely the will of the subordinate person matters this implies that the subordinate person has choice even if limited
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