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PREREQUISITE: 3 COURSES IN SOCIOLOGY INCLUDING SOC-UA 1, SOC-UA 2 OR SOC-UA 3 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. SAME AS LWSOC-UA 936.

This course will introduce students to the complexities of conceptualizing and studying power. Abstract discussion will be leavened throughout by case studies exemplifying the conceptual discussion.The first section will focus on the very concept of power. How do we determine where it lies? Who has more and who less? How do we study its mechanisms and effects, above all in view of the intuition that it is at its most effective when least observable by both agents and observers? What are the relations between power, domination, authority, influence, manipulation, coercion, force, and violence. The second section will explore with their authors some empirically-based studies of the nature and workings of propaganda and various contemporary forms of resistance. The third section will explore issues and topics of special interest to the participants in the class, in the light of the conceptual discussions and empirical cases covered in the first two.

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Spring 2020

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Steven Lukes
T: 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM 295L 4130