|1||Introduction, Opening Discussion
- How is power defined? Is it possible to use a single definition of power to describe a variety of social situations?
- How do people get and use power?
- How much power is lodged within personality and how much is part of the structure of the situation?
- How does the use of power sometimes mystify the targets so that they do not recognize that power is being exerted?
- Can power be equalized, or must some people always have more?
- What is resistance? How might we identify resistance in situations of institutionalized power?
|I. Defining the Concept of Power: A Preliminary Analysis|
|2-3||What is Power? Action and Intention|| Gouldner, Alvin. "Basic Assumptions." The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1970, pp. 52-54. ISBN: 9780465012787.
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Wrong, Dennis. Power: Its Forms, Bases and Uses. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1996, pp. 1-20. ISBN: 9781560008224.
|4-6||What Power is Not: Influence and Conformity||Film: "Obedience and Conformity."
Asch, Solomon. "Effects of Group Pressure upon the Modification and Distortion of Judgements." In Doing Unto Others. Edited by Zick Rubin. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1975. ISBN: 9780132175968.
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Zimbardo, Philip, Craig Haney, W. Curtis Banks, and David Jaffe. "The Psychology of Imprisonment." In Theory and Research in Abnormal Psychology. Edited by D. Rosenhan, and P. London. New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1969, pp. 271-287. ISBN: 9780030745607.
|7-10||Force: The Limiting Case|| Goffman, Erving. Asylums. Garden City, NY: Anchor books, 1961. ISBN: 9780385000161.
Wrong, Dennis. Power: Its Forms, Bases and Uses. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1996, pp. 21-34. ISBN: 9781560008224.
|11-12||Leadership and Charisma: Personal and Inspirational Power||Film: Riefenstahl, Leni. The Triumph of the Will, 1935.
Rustow, Dankwart A. "The Study of Leadership." In Philosophers and Kings: Studies in Leadership. Edited by Dankwart A. Rustow. New York, NY: George Braziller, 1970, pp. 1-32. ISBN: 9780807605394.
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|13-14||Authority (1): The Ability to Command||Wrong, Dennis. Power: Its Forms, Bases and Uses. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1996, pp. 35-83. ISBN: 9781560008224.|
|II. The Sources, Structure and Institutionalization of Power|
|15-16||Some Classical Views|| Denby, David. "Aristotle." Great Books. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1996, pp. 117-127. ISBN: 9780684809755.
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———. "Hobbes and Locke." Great Books. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1996, pp. 206-220. ISBN: 9780684809755.
———. "Marx." "Hobbes and Locke." Great Books. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1996, pp. 338-352. ISBN: 9780684809755.
Machiavelli, Niccolo. "How a Prince Must Act In Order to Gain Reputation." The Prince. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 1999, pp. 110-113. ISBN: 9780451527462.
Hobbes, Thomas. The Leviathan. pp. 344-261.
Pareto, Vilfredo. "The Circulation of Elites."
Marx, Karl, and Frederick Engels. The Communist Manifesto. New York, NY: Penguin, 2002. ISBN: 9780140447576.
———. "Preface." A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. New York, NY: International Publishers, 1979. ISBN: 9780717800414.
Appignanesi, Michael. Marx for Beginners. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1979. ISBN: 9780394737164.
Tocqueville, Alexis de. "That Aristocracy May be Engendered by Manufactures." Democracy in America. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2001. ISBN: 9780451528124.
Michels, Robert. "Democracy and the Iron Law of Oligarchy." Political Parties. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1999. ISBN: 9780765804693.
Weber, Max. "Class, Status and Party," and "Three Types of Legitimate Rule." Theory of Social and Economic Organization. New York, NY: Free Press, 1964. ISBN: 0684836408.
Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1980, pp. 3-13, 17-35, and 92-114. ISBN: 9780394740263.
|17-18||Modern Debates||Bachrach, Peter, and Morton Baratz. "Two Faces of Power." Power and Poverty; Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1970.
Lukes, Steven. Power: A Radical View. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. ISBN: 9780333420928.
|19-20||Authority (2): Power Redefined, Institutionalized, and Disciplined|| Foucault, Michel. "Truth and Power." In Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972-1977. Edited by Colin Gordon. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1980. ISBN: 9780394739540.
Peller, Gary. "Reason and the Mob: The Politics of Representation." Tikkun Magazine 2, no. 3 (1987): 28-31, and 92-95.
Scott, Joan Wallace. "The Pitfalls of 'Scientific' Feminism." Tikkun Magazine 4, no. 2 (March 1989): 90-91.
Fallows, James. "The Case Against Credentialism." The Atlantic Monthly (December 1985): 49-67.
|III. Institutionalized Power: Examples and Transformations|
|21-22||Bureaucratic Organizations and Entrepreneurial Corporations||Herzfeld. The Social Production of Indifference. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780226329086.|
|23-24||Modernity, Post-modern Colonialism, and The Global Community||Silbey, Susan. "Let Them Eat Cake." Law and Society Review 31, no. 2 (1997): 207-236.
Sasson, Saskia. The Global City. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991, pp. 3-34. ISBN: 9780691078663.
Mintz, Sidney. Sweetness and Power. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1986. ISBN: 9780140092332. (Excerpts)
Giddens, Anthony. The Consequences of Modernity. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780804717625. (Excerpts)
|25-26||The Possibilities of Resistance||Ewick, and Silbey. "Narrating Social Structure: Stories of Resistance to Law." American Journal of Sociology 108, no. 6 (May 2003): 1328-72.|
Can Power be Distributed Equally?