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Lecture 11

SOC 225 Lecture 11: Soc 225 Lecture 11


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 225
Professor
Michael Vaughn
Lecture
11

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Soc 225: Sociology of Sex and Gender
Lecture 11
Power
Weberian Definition
- Poer to oeroe the resistae of others ad ahiee oe’s desired ed
Assumption with this model:
- One actor is exerting their will
- Other actors are resisting
Weberian power
Problem: What happens if a system of power is invisible?
(Hegemonic Masculinity) e do’t see ho is ore alued, ut e hae iteralized it
Lukes’ Tri-Dimensional Model
Power is relational
Power operates on three dimensions
Dyad, Group, Society
Lukes Power: A Radical View
First Dimension: Dyadic Conflict
“iilar to Weer’s ad Eerso’s odel
Conflict over subjective interests
Power attained through ability to influence
- Value of resources
- Relative dependency
Second Dimension: Agenda Setting
The power to prevent dyadic conflict
Creating rules, laws, and policies
Rules define what we can/cannot do and how we can/cannot be
Power attained through social role and perception of legitimacy
Requires some perception of authority typically skewed, some people have a lot of second
diesio of poer ad soe do’t
Third Dimension: The Social Construction of Reality
The ability to shape social reality
The ability to make some course of action appear impossible
Poer ofte attaied through oe’s positioalit e.g., rae, lass, geder, et.
Often things that are perceived to be possible are impossible
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