<<<EXPERIENCE SET TWO: Change is happening:
What and Who are changed and make change? How do we take on Power?>>>
Tu 27 Sept: Alternate versions of power and change
• Keating, Chap 1 or 6; be prepared to say WHY you chose the one you did!
• Take Back, Chap 4 (be sure you have already read Chaps 1, 2, 5)
• something from your 5th book (either Octavia's Brood or Are You My Mother?) Be prepared to say what you chose and why. Impress us!
• Find out much MORE about the Take Back Collective! Who are they? What assumptions do you find you made about them?
• Continue finding out more about Keating and check your assumptions there too!
• Bring in notes on the following and be ready to discuss!!
How do Keating and the Take Back collective understand what changes are going on in our shared present?
What is the same about their understandings, what is different?
How does analyzing this help you understand your own assumptions about what changes are happening and how do you know?
What sorts of "identities" are involved?
Which countries do they know about and refer to?
From Mindomo: https://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/two-conceptions-of-power-81d6c44cc6e0c15efbb178411601725e
Feminist versions of power shift among these horizons of unilateral and relational.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has an entire article on power worth reading, here is one bit from it:
"Nancy Hartsock refers to the understanding of power “as energy and competence rather than dominance” as “the feminist theory of power” (Hartsock 1983, 224). Hartsock argues that precursors of this theory can be found in the work of some women who did not consider themselves to be feminists — most notably, Hannah Arendt, whose rejection of the command-obedience model of power and definition of ‘power’ as “the human ability not just to act but to act in concert” overlaps significantly with the feminist conception of power as empowerment (1970, 44). Arendt’s definition of ‘power’ brings out another aspect of the definition of ‘power’ as empowerment because of her focus on community or collective empowerment (on the relationship between power and community, see Hartsock 1983, 1996). This aspect of empowerment is evident in Mary Parker Follett’s distinction between power-over and power-with; for Follett, power-with is a collective ability that is a function of relationships of reciprocity between members of a group (Follett 1942). Hartsock finds it significant that the theme of power as capacity or empowerment has been so prominent in the work of women who have written about power. In her view, this points in the direction of a feminist standpoint that “should allow us to understand why the masculine community constructed…power, as domination, repression, and death, and why women’s accounts of power differ in specific and systematic ways from those put forward by men….such a standpoint might allow us to put forward an understanding of power that points in more liberatory directions” (Hartsock 1983, 226)." http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminist-power/
Social Justice for Migrants in Ireland: "developing a critical analysis of power is key": http://www.mrci.ie/our-work/community-work/empowerment-2/