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Maktutövning och socialt bedrägeri som motståndsform

Persson, Anders LU (1995) In Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift 98(2). p.215-228
Abstract
In the light of a brief review of the theories of power — in which the definitions of power are asked when, where and how is power executed? — the article defines power as the ability of an individual or a collective actor to cause, effect and prevent action in others and to achieve the desired results. The article then concentrates on a kind of power which is called acculturation. This appears in two forms: surface acculturation which rests on external coercion; and deep acculturation resting on internalized coercion.



Surface acculturation is the attempt to create a weak-minded machine, a robot, out of the subordinate. But, since an individual cannot be a robot he has to play the role of a robot. This, in fact, defends... (More)
In the light of a brief review of the theories of power — in which the definitions of power are asked when, where and how is power executed? — the article defines power as the ability of an individual or a collective actor to cause, effect and prevent action in others and to achieve the desired results. The article then concentrates on a kind of power which is called acculturation. This appears in two forms: surface acculturation which rests on external coercion; and deep acculturation resting on internalized coercion.



Surface acculturation is the attempt to create a weak-minded machine, a robot, out of the subordinate. But, since an individual cannot be a robot he has to play the role of a robot. This, in fact, defends the subordinates personality against the encroachment of power.



When this defence of personality develops consciously, one can talk about a form of resistance which rests on fraudulent social interaction. In order to capture the acting that surface acculturation tends to bring about, the article develops the concept role absorption, referring to the total absorption of the individual in the role with the purpose of masking and defending the personality. (Less)
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djupfostran, maktutövning, sociologi, sociology, motstånd, ytfostran, makt, socialt bedrägeri, educational sciences, utbildningsvetenskap
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Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift
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98
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2
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215 - 228
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Fahlbeckska stiftelsen
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0039-0747
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Swedish
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Surface acculturation is the attempt to create a weak-minded machine, a robot, out of the subordinate. But, since an individual cannot be a robot he has to play the role of a robot. This, in fact, defends the subordinates personality against the encroachment of power. <br/><br>
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When this defence of personality develops consciously, one can talk about a form of resistance which rests on fraudulent social interaction. In order to capture the acting that surface acculturation tends to bring about, the article develops the concept role absorption, referring to the total absorption of the individual in the role with the purpose of masking and defending the personality.},
  author       = {Persson, Anders},
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  keyword      = {djupfostran,maktutövning,sociologi,sociology,motstånd,ytfostran,makt,socialt bedrägeri,educational sciences,utbildningsvetenskap},
  language     = {swe},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {215--228},
  publisher    = {Fahlbeckska stiftelsen},
  series       = {Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift},
  title        = {Maktutövning och socialt bedrägeri som motståndsform},
  volume       = {98},
  year         = {1995},
}