Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
Oss0212, Power, Sociology
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English
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Education Standards (1)

Define power

Module Overview

OER Text material

Power and Authority

Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, 14.1.1

This section defines power from a sociological perspective

Section 1: Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

“Power” by Steven Lukes

Contexts, Vol. 6, Number 3, pp 59-61. (NOTE: Available via OhioLINK)

Lukes reviews the three faces of power and responds to key critiques of the three-dimensional perspective.

“Power and Power Indicators” by William Domhoff on The Class-Domination Theory of Power

Detailed definition of power and indicators of power.

Politics: Crash Course Sociology (Video)

Abstract: Today we’re looking at the sociological approach to politics, different types of authority and political systems, and different sociological theories of power.