Frameworks of Power

Frameworks of Power

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“Both a comprehensive historical and theoretical overview of the concept of power, and a substantive and original contribution to debates in that literature…Clegg has succeeded remarkably well on both counts. First, his book is a wide-ranging and nuanced overview and critique of theories of power stretching from Hobbes to Foucault. Second, Clegg spends the last third of the book presenting an alternative conception of power that is both theoretically sophisticated and powerfully insightful. Clegg provides insightful and evocative critiques of many of the standard debates on power, although his reading of Gidden's structuration theory should be of particular interest to communication scholars.”–Communication Theory “This book can be read in a variety of ways. The early chapters will serve very well as a more-than-just-a-textbook guide to ...

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