Theorising power as a capacity for action and social participation

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Power is often associated with struggles for power, and therefore with fair competition at best, domination at worst. However, since the ways we think and talk about a subject influence the ways we act in relation to it, it is important to recognize how this conceptualization of power blurs an important mutualistic dimension of power that plays an important role in the conduct of our everyday lives, and needs to play an even more significant role in a still more complex and globalized world. Starting from a notion of power as a capacity for action, this paper attempts to outline an alternative vocabulary for thinking about power. The vocabulary is not meant to replace, but rather situate the adversarial conception of power within a broader framework, encompassing both ‘power over’ and ‘power with’ relations. The framework draws on different inspirations but mainly on German–Danish critical psychology.
Bidragets oversatte titelAt begrebssætte magt som handleevne
TitelDialogue and debate in the making of theoretical psychology
RedaktørerJames Cresswell, Andrés Haye, Antonia Larraín
Antal sider10
ForlagCaptus Press
ISBN (Trykt)9781553223283
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Begivenhed15th Meeting of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology: Dialogue and Debate in the making of Theoretical Psychology - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile & Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile
Varighed: 3 maj 20137 maj 2013


Konference15th Meeting of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology
LokationPontificia Universidad Católica de Chile & Universidad Alberto Hurtado

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