The Power Manual: How to Master Complex Power Dynamics

The Power Manual: How to Master Complex Power Dynamics

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Author/Contributor(s): Suarez, Cyndi
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Date: 07/03/2018
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

Liberate yourself by understanding and mastering power dynamics

All social relations are laden with power. Getting out from under dominant power relations and mastering power dynamics is perhaps the most essential skill for change agents across all sectors seeking to ignite positive change in the world.

This concise action manual explores major concepts of power, with a focus on the dynamics of domination and liberation, and presents methods for shifting power relations and enacting freedom. The Power Manual:

  • Clearly distills the major theories of power from post-modern and feminist theory to business management and developmental psychology, and beyond
  • Examines key ways that power is deployed and transformed in society
  • Presents a new theory of power based on enactment-the bringing of something to life through one's actions
  • Explains how to refuse powerless identities and enact powerful ones
  • Helps readers choose egalitarian interactions over domination
  • Demonstrates mastering the process of power expansion
  • Features workshop games and group activities for identifying and shifting power relations.

This accessible action manual is ideal for change agents, leaders, and activists across all nonprofit and business sectors aiming to understand, master, and shift power relations.