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Weber and Power
1. How are women exploited in
families, according to Delphy and
2. Why are feminists critical of
traditional gender roles?
3. What is de-schooling?
4. What is a comprehensive
5. What is one disadvantage of
Through performing unpaid labour which benefits
They can hold women back from other aspirations
The argument the formal education system should be
A school that does not select on ability
They pass on advantages to the middle class
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Weber defined power as: when an individual or
group are able to get what they want despite
Power may be based on:
Power and its sources
Coercion = use of force
Threat, violence, torture.
Who uses coercion?
Authority = when we obey
someone or a group because we
think it is the right thing to do
Who exercises authority?
Sources of Authority
based on custom or
Rational legal authority:
based on people accepting a
set of laws or rules. Operates
within a bureaucracy
(organisation with hierarchy
and clear set of rules)
Charismatic authority: we
obey someone because
we believe they have
qualities that inspire us
more than one
Who is what?
Identify and describe one type of authority Weber
believed could be exercised, including what you
know of his perspective on power (4)
• Weber described power as…
• He believed it could be exercised through…
• One type of authority is…
• Their defining authoritative feature is…
Marxists see power as closely linked to social class
Which social class has more power?
How do they exercise their power?
Marxist perspective on power
Feminists argue Marxist and Weberian approaches to
power do not take gender into account. They focus
on the power men, and the power women lack, in a
Sylvia Walby (1990) defines patriarchy as: a system of
social structures and practices in which men
dominate, oppress and exploit women.
Power and Patriarchy
Walby’s six structures of patriarchy
1. Give an example of
how women are
disadvantaged in paid
2. Name a key study
from families which
argues women are
exploited in the
3. How are women
often presented in the
4. Give one policy that
could criticize the idea
that the state
• Argues patriarchy has shifted from private
patriarchy (in the home) to public patriarchy (in the
workplace and in public)
• Although women have more access to, for example,
top jobs, they are still disadvantaged.
To what extent do you agree? Why?
How would a Marxist disagree?
Walby’s ideas about patriarchy
LINK TO KEY
Identify one ethical issue you may
encounter when investigating controlling or
exploitative behavior in family relationships
and explain how you would address this (4)
• One ethical issue is… (identify)
• This involves… (explain the ethical issue)
• I would deal with it by…
• This would be important when investigating
controlling behavior because…
What are the
Fill in the Blanks
________ describes ________ as when an individual or group are able to get what they want despite opposition. This can
be accomplished in two ways: authority and __________. He also identified three types of authority:
______________ authority: people ______ this figure as they believe they have exceptional personal qualities that they
_________________ authority: based on people accepting a set of laws or rules. Operates within a _______________
Traditional authority: based on _________ or tradition.
________ studied _____________ and power. She argued that patriarchy has shifted from _________ patriarchy (in the
home) to ________ patriarchy (in the workplace and in public). She found this through examining six patriarchal structures:
1) _____________________; 2) the household; 3) Culture; 4) ___________; 5) male violence against women; 6) the state
Rational legal bureaucracy
Walby patriarchy private
paid employment sexuality