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The Resource Phenomena of power : authority, domination, and violence, Heinrich Popitz ; translated by Gianfranco Poggi ; edited by Andreas Göttlich and Jochen Dreher

Phenomena of power : authority, domination, and violence, Heinrich Popitz ; translated by Gianfranco Poggi ; edited by Andreas Göttlich and Jochen Dreher

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Phenomena of power : authority, domination, and violence
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Phenomena of power
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authority, domination, and violence
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Heinrich Popitz ; translated by Gianfranco Poggi ; edited by Andreas Göttlich and Jochen Dreher
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  • eng
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In Phenomena of Power, one of the leading figures of postwar German sociology reflects on the nature, and many forms of, power. For Heinrich Popitz, power is rooted in the human condition and is therefore part of all social relations. Drawing on philosophical anthropology, he identifies the elementary forms of power to provide detailed insight into how individuals gain and perpetuate control over others. Instead of striving for a power-free society, Popitz argues, humanity should try to impose limits on power where possible and establish counterpower where necessary. Phenomena of Power delves into the sociohistorical manifestations of power and breaks through to its general structures. Popitz distinguishes the forms of the enforcement of power as well as of its stabilization and institutionalization, clearly articulating how the mechanisms of power work and how to track them in the social world. Philosophically trained, historically informed, and endowed with keen observation, Popitz uses examples ranging from the way passengers on a ship organize deck chairs to how prisoners of war share property to illustrate his theory. Long influential in German sociology, Phenomena of Power offers a challenging reworking of one of the essential concepts of the social sciences.--
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Popitz, Heinrich
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Translated from the German
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non fiction
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  • Göttlich, Andreas
  • Dreher, Jochen
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European perspectives : a series in social thought and cultural criticism
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  • Power (Philosophy)
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Phenomena of power : authority, domination, and violence, Heinrich Popitz ; translated by Gianfranco Poggi ; edited by Andreas Göttlich and Jochen Dreher
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Translated from the German
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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24 cm.
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xxv, 202 pages
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9780231175944
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(OCoLC)965760708
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Phenomena of power : authority, domination, and violence, Heinrich Popitz ; translated by Gianfranco Poggi ; edited by Andreas Göttlich and Jochen Dreher
Publication
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Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965760708
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 202 pages
Isbn
9780231175944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965760708

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