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 Power (physics) - Wikinfo
The SI unit of power is the watt, which is equal to one joule per second.
The power consumption of a human is on average roughly 100 watts, ranging from 85 W during sleep to 800 W while playing a strenuous sport.
The average power consumed by a two-terminal electrical device is a function of the root mean square values of the sinusoidal voltage across the terminals and the sinusoidal current passing through the device.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Power_(physics)   (1420 words)

 Dept of Sociology - BU Undergraduate Bulletin 2005-2006
Sociology students will develop a complex understanding of how major social and cultural arrangements related to race, class, and gender interact with the economy, education, religion, family, and the environment.
Sociology students will learn to use research skills for exploring intellectual freedom and knowledge of self, especially related to the role of human agency in promoting social change.
Sociology students will develop interpersonal skills, cross-cultural awareness, and other professional skills that will serve them throughout their lives in a variety of contexts.
www.belmont.edu /catalog_archive/undergrad2005jun/arts_soc_soc.html   (1781 words)

 Redefining Reality
Elite power theorists claim that instead of being distributed pluralistically, power is possessed by a limited number of ”elites.“ Thus, Dahl‘s study of the political environment of New Haven, Connecticut was intended to demonstrate that many groups, not just elites, won key decisions and therefore possessed power.
To recognize an exercise of power in any of its dimensions, one must first be able to identify a relevant ”counterfactual.“ A counterfactual is a referent through which one may detect the interruption of an actor‘s interests by the imposition of another set of interests.
In an effort to overcome the coercive power that is inherent to universalizing standards — and that is responsible for the marginalization and distortion of knowledge —; postmodernists have argued that it is essential to critique and ”deconstruct“ (Denzin, 1994b) such standards.
www.sociology.org /content/vol003.004/mcgettigan.ixml   (5523 words)

 Social Power
Power is the ''chance of a man or a number of men to realize their own will in a social action even against the resistance of others who are participating in the action.'.
Power is not the only basis of social honor, and social honor, or prestige, may be the basis of economic power.
Social power may be defined as the means of obtaining security or advantage, and it will be exercised within any given society in a variety of forms: coercive (force), economic (money power) and ideological (the control of meaning).
sociologyindex.com /social_power.htm   (1646 words)

Thus "power" in the sociological sense subsumes both physical power and political power.
More generally, one could define "power" as the real or perceived ability or potential to bring about significant change, usually in people’s lives, through the actions of oneself or of others.
One of the broader modern views of the importance of power in human activity comes from the work of Michel Foucault, who has said, "Power is everywhere...because it comes from everywhere." (*Aldrich, Robert and Wotherspoon, Gary (Eds.), 2001)
www.findthelinks.com /politics/power.htm   (1212 words)

 Dept of Sociology - BU Undergraduate Bulletin 2004-2005
The Sociology Program provides specific knowledge and theoretical frameworks as bases for developing cultural awareness and understanding of the social arrangements that shape human life and social action.
Sociology seeks knowledge about social processes, which we use for self-understanding, social change and the amelioration of social (including environmental) problems.
The major in sociology prepares students for graduate work and for many careers including, but not limited to, the following: social work, criminology, research, medicine, nursing, teaching, law, business, ministry, administration, and community work.
www.belmont.edu /catalog_archive/undergrad2004jun/arts_soc_soc.html   (1398 words)

 Search: Power
Power has many meanings, most of which imply (a capacity for) control or force, (though in physics the terms "power" and "force" have different meanings).
For over 25 years, POWER magazine has watched the progress of the electrical generating industry and honored the top performers in the field with our annual...
In the SI system of measurement, power is where P is power E is [[energy]] W is [[mechanical workwork]] t is [[time]]....
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 Who Rules America: Atlanta: Floyd Hunter Was Right
Although power had been mentioned in a few community-oriented studies before the 1950s, it was not until the early 1950s that there was a study devoted exclusively to the analysis of a local power structure.
Hunter's study, which brought the term power structure into social science discourse for the first time, was recognized as a major and controversial contribution as soon as it was published in 1953.
They knew each other well and had definite opinions about which among them were the most powerful at the time, or were about to become more powerful, or were on their way down in influence.
sociology.ucsc.edu /whorulesamerica/power/atlanta.html   (5070 words)

Unless otherwise indicated, the standard prerequisite for 3000-level courses is 15 quarter hours of sociology, graduate standing, or permission of instructor.
Power relations in a variety of societal and cultural settings; various processes which lead to the legitimation of authority.
Students must have junior or senior standing, be sociology majors or minors, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must have taken at least three sociology courses beyond our introductory sociology course (SOCS 1108/1158 or SOCS 1810/1850).
www.du.edu /sociology/socicourselistings_000.html   (2134 words)

 Review of Hedstrom, Peter: Dissecting the Social: on the Principles of Analytical Sociology
The main one is that the book is a thorough presentation of the analytical sociology research programme for advancing the development of the methodology of sociology and the social sciences.
Compared to analytical sociology's manifesto, as presented in Hedström and Swedberg (1998), a collection of contributions by Elster, Boudon, Gambetta and Schelling among others, this new book adds systematization, careful attention to methodological issues, the idea of cross-fertilizing sociology and social simulation, and a set of examples.
In Hedström's view, sociology's goal is to explain social phenomena according to an "analytical" method, that is, by "carefully dissecting" complex social processes and then "bringing into focus their most important constituent components".
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk /9/2/reviews/squazzoni.html   (3168 words)

 Redefining Reality:
A Resolution to the Paradox of Emancipation and the Agency-Structure Dichotomy
Therefore, the definition of radical power seems to imply that social actors, due to the omnipresence of invisible social power, are incapable of identifying exercises of radical power—or, in the language of another sociological debate (Bourdieu, 1984; Giddens, 1984; Ritzer, 2000b, pp.
The existence of the power of one person over another is a social fact, not a material one; people do not have power because of an intrinsic property of themselves, but because of the social relations in which they are embedded (1989, p.
The exercise of power perpetually creates knowledge and, conversely, knowledge constantly induces effects of power...Knowledge and power are integrated with one another, and there is no point in dreaming of a time when knowledge will cease to depend on power; this is just a way of reviving humanism in a utopian guise (1972, p.52).
theoryandscience.icaap.org /content/vol003.002/mcgettigan.html   (10973 words)

 IUS Sociology Program - Courses
Analysis of the nature and basis of political power on the macro level-the community, the national, and the international arenas.
Study of formal and informal power structures and of the institutionalized and noninstitutionalized mechanisms of access to power.
This course is a broad review of the increasing use of sociology in the formulation and implementation of social policy.
www.ius.edu /Sociology/Courses.cfm   (2282 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for power,
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 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
The Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology provides students with a broad exposure to the theories, methods, and substantive areas of the discipline.
A degree in sociology prepares students for a variety of careers in areas such as social work, human services, criminal justice, and health services administration.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in sociology with a grade of C or higher in each course.
www.iuk.edu /~kosbsc/sociology.shtml   (222 words)

 Introduction to Sociology
Define the sociology of religion as an area of study.
Contrast and compare contributions of Durkhiem, Weber, and Marx to the sociology of religion.
Recognize the role of sociology in relation to the study of human population.
www.neosho.edu /Syllabi/SOSC100-IntroToSociology.htm   (1447 words)

 Welcome to the Political Sociology Section of the ASA
The purpose of the Section on Political Sociology is to promote the scholarly research and professional activities of those concerned with a sociological understanding of political phenomena.
The phrase "sociological understanding" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of theoretical and associated methodological approaches with which sociologists attempt to describe and explain social phenomena.
The phrase "political phenomena" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of topics that sociologists investigate, including social and cultural bases of power and authority.
www2.asanet.org /sectionpolitic   (401 words)

 Sociology - Department of Social Sciences, Montgomery College
The power of sociology is that it teaches how society influences people's lives, and it helps to explain the consequences of different social arrangements.
Sociology also has the power to help us understand the influence of major changes on people.
Sociology explains some of the causes and consequences of these changes (Andersen and Taylor 2003).
www.montgomerycollege.edu /Departments/socscitp/sociology.htm   (462 words)

 SSU Sociology Department:
He teaches courses Political Sociology, Power, Sociology of Media and Media Censorship.
Phillips is the director of Project Censored an internationally known media research program that annually identifies the “Most Censored” news stories in the United States.
Course Areas: Sociology of Censorship, Sociology of Power, Investigative Sociology, Sociology of Media, Political Sociology
www.sonoma.edu /sociology/biopeter.htm   (541 words)

 Sociology of Power
Kings and aristocrats marriage alliances — conduits property, power, peace weavers, foci of interest groups, kin by marriage could offer political support, maternal and paternal kin could transmit claims on wealth and prestige to the next generation.
Potents — powerful one at court — due to closeness to the ruler — ploughed benefits back into roots of their social power — King’s job to make sure such men did not focus of faction or rebellion — kingdom hold together if arisocrats functioned and saw themselves as givers of counsel — Konigsnahe.
King had access to lower social levels — important for support but such people, with royal protection had power — but maintenance relationship with Lords aristocracy as important if not more so than with kin.  Kingship and lordship went together and reinforced each other, main danger to a king was noble conspiracy.
www.revision-notes.co.uk /revision/315.html   (352 words)

 Swartz, David: Culture and Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pierre Bourdieu is one of the world's most important social theorists and is also one of the great empirical researchers in contemporary sociology.
David Swartz focuses on a central theme in Bourdieu's work—the complex relationship between culture and power—and explains that sociology for Bourdieu is a mode of political intervention.
Culture and Power is the first book to offer both a sympathetic and critical examination of Bourdieu's work and it will be invaluable to social scientists as well as to a broader audience in the humanities.
www.press.uchicago.edu /cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/13360.ctl   (230 words)

 Amazon.com: Culture and Power: The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu: Books: David Swartz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
David Swartz focuses on a central theme in Bourdieu's work--the complex relationship between culture and power--and explains that sociology for Bourdieu is a mode of political intervention.
Culture and Power: The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu by David Swartz
This is essential reading for sociology grad students and anyone looking for a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to Bourdieu's scholarship.
www.amazon.com /Culture-Power-Sociology-Pierre-Bourdieu/dp/0226785955   (1348 words)

 Overview of the GCSE Sociology Revision Notes
The aim of the revision notes is to provide a reasonably thorough coverage of what you need to know for the examination.
Extra resources, such as a complete set of power point presentations for the AQA syllabus; are also available from tutor2u.
On the AQA Sociology syllabus there are nine modules, each of which is covered in this revision guide;
www.tutor2u.net /sociology/sociology-revision-notes-overview.html   (249 words)

 Search: Power
Search: Power: Get products for your heart, or health at Heart.com.
The rate of transfer or absorption of energy per unit time in a system.
Whenever the power of a radio transmitter etc.
www.heart.com /webmkt.heart/search/web/Power   (265 words)

 Power @ Iowa State University
We conjecture that the existing U.S. energy system could be operated with significantly increased efficiency, reliability, and environmental safety if industry participants were provided with an empirically based model of an integrated energy system permitting comprehensive assessments of production, storage, transportation, conversion, and delivery alternatives.
Coal is mainly moved by train and barge; gas by pipelines; water by rivers and reservoir systems; and electricity by transmission lines.
The pattern of movement from raw energy source to power plants to electric distribution substations of the many different U.S. load centers is determined by a complicated decision-making process comprised of many different organizations.
www3.ee.iastate.edu /powerweb/energy.htm   (694 words)

 Sociology Graduate Students
This website is designed and maintained by a sociology graduate student.
-Environmental Sociology; social epidemiology, regarding how one's place of residence affects health; Stratification and Sex and Gender, especially as they tie in to Environmental issues.
-Qualitative sociology as it relates to social theory, critical theory, social construction, stratification, deviance, sexuality, gender, identity, postmodernism, post structuralism, crime, religion, and social psychology; influence of religion on attitudes, and the social psychological factors surrounding physical and emotional attraction.
socsci.colorado.edu /SOC/Graduate/students.html   (551 words)

 Sociology - Word Power
Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy
In this new book, Ulrich Beck develops his now widely used concepts of second modernity, risk society and reflexive sociology into a radical new sociological analysis of the cosmopolitan implications of globalization.
The Critique of Everyday Life, Volume 2: Foundations for a Sociology of the Everyday by Henri Lefebvre.
www.word-power.co.uk /catalogue/sociology?bookPages_PageIndex=10&bookPages_PageSize=8   (554 words)

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