Power and Group Processes

Jack BARBALET*

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    Abstract

    Theoretical discussions of power assume that power alters the behavior but not the structure of participants. A significant consequence of subordination to power, however, is that the composition, constitution and structure of agents are transformed. After identifying the fallacy of the unitary subject it is argued, and demonstrated in a case study, that power involves a disunity of the subject. These points are then integrated into a discussion of the dimensions of power.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)314-326
    Number of pages13
    JournalSociological Inquiry
    Volume61
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1991

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Sociology and Political Science

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