Sociology of Power

Sociology of power is a subfield of sociology that studies how power is defined, distributed, and exercised in society. It investigates how power is related to social structures, interactions, and cultures. It also examines how power affects social issues, such as inequality, conflict, and change.In this category, you will find articles that explain sociological views of power, such as the concepts of authority, domination, and resistance, the theories of Weber, Marx, Foucault, and Parsons, the methods of measuring and analysing power, the sources and types of power (e.g., economic, political, cultural), the processes and mechanisms of power reproduction and transformation (e.g., coercion, consent, ideology), the consequences and challenges of power for individuals and society (e.g., corruption, oppression, emancipation), and the responses and solutions to power (e.g., democracy, social movements, empowerment). If you are interested in how power affects and is affected by society, this category is for you.

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