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ERIC Number: ED124096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
Applying Power Theories to Field Settings.
Liss, Lora
To test theories presented in the sociology course "Social Policies and Community Power Structure," a team of undergraduate students and their instructor attended a national professional conference. The following are examples of those concepts the students observed in operation at the conference: Social structure affects social policies; the creative use of conflict can be used to restructure relations between groups; guidelines exist to determine whether pluralism or elitism prevails in a given power structure; non-decisionmaking, as the counterpart of decisionmaking, must be examined to determine who holds power; values, feasibility, and effectiveness must be considered in choosing social policies to support. It is suggested that this method of enriching classroom experience can be generalized to include local as well as national settings. Specific recommendations are made for sociology departments developing such projects. (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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