Dialectics and Domination: Reflections on Social Action

Demaria W. (1983) Dialectics and Domination: Reflections on Social Action. Journal of Sociology, 19 1: 50-78. doi:10.1177/144078338301900103

Author Demaria W.
Title Dialectics and Domination: Reflections on Social Action
Journal name Journal of Sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-2978
Publication date 1983-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/144078338301900103
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 50
End page 78
Total pages 29
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract The question is posed: can social activists be assisted by a conceptual scheme that is intelligent about the internal complexities of the social action process? A theoretical analysis considers the dialectic mode and the domination mode of social action. With the aid of two case studies (Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the Newport power controversy) the analysis concludes that the process of social action is an inter-mix of dialectic and domination modes. A new consciousness is called for which encompasses the need for strong action and the requirement to understand how dominance is often far more complicated than the caricatures that prevail in the minds of activists.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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