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Wilfrid Laurier University
Cindy Mc Mann

February 11 2013 EN 218 Lecture 16 (snow day for lecture 15) Pg. 109-113/pg. 113-114 (Allard and Nett) 1. Who has power in this section? a. Longshoe i. Situational power ii. Knowledge, agency, powerconsequence (nothing to lose)) iii. Physically powerful iv. Survival v. Solidarity b. Allard i. Positional power ii. Authority, status, agency iii. Systemic representative 2. What creates power? How might power be defined? a. See above 3. Why does Clark have to be sacrificed? Is his sacrifice necessary for power to function? a. Crisis of power where Longshoe would have no info to withhold if Clark didn’t get murdered b. El Raheem loses power throughout play, but gains self-empowerment c. Disturbs hierarchies, destabilizing, doesn’t fit in d. Corruption…threatens to expose corruption of system (system of power is a corrupted exercise) e. Sacrificed for audience 1. Who has power in this section? a. Allard i. Situational and positional ii. Knowledge iii. Agency iv. Choice v. Power is institutional vi. You have to exert your power in order to keep your power vii. Legitimization of power b. Nett i. Nett and Longshoe function as potential scapegoats ii. Appealing to a different solidarity iii. Moral hierarchy – everyone wants to make differenc
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