PAGE IN PROGRESS What you see here is a page of my hypertext book POWER of meanings // MEANINGS of power. Initially empty, this page will slowly be filled with thoughts, notes, and quotes. One day, I will use them to write a coherent entry, similar to these completed pages. See this post to better understand my creative process. Thank you for your interest and patience!
This page will briefly introduce main theories of power proposed by various scholars and list books associated with these theories. It will include links to pages on this website where these theories and corresponding books will be explored in more detail.
Marxist theory –
False consciousness –
Ideological state apparatus – Louis Althusser
(Cultural) hegemony– Gramsci
Traditional, rational-legal, and charismatic power– Weber
"Power is everywhere" – Foucault (fluid power, biopower, power/knowledge)
Choice, freedom - Satrte [paradox - we have to choose even if we don't want to choose, we are condemned to freedom]
Wrong, D. H. (1996). Power: Its forms, bases, and uses. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.
For theories related to other relevant concepts see: free will, social system, status quo, agency vs. structure, responsibility, and blame, right, entitlement, voice, influence