Influence of Reification of Power on Social Change: An Analysis of Elias and Bourdieu

Authors

  • Dr. Mir Sadaat Baloch Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-IV)22

Keywords:

Decision Making, Figuration, Habitus, Power Relations, Social Change, Conflict

Abstract

Debates of power, a shared limitation appears in discussing the concept as it takes on a life of its own. It adopts objectivity – this limitation has to do with the reification of power as a thing that exists in society. This reification of power can influence any social change and we must understand how to overcome this limitation. The paper explores the concept of power that how it has changed over the years. Presenting the different views to power. It discusses the influence of power on the process of decision making. The paper further discusses how a society transforms by the structure of social relationships by presenting Elias and Bourdieu work about reification. This article concludes that for any social change we need to transcend reification of power and the role of people is fundamental

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Published

2022-11-23

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Baloch, S. (2022). Influence of Reification of Power on Social Change: An Analysis of Elias and Bourdieu. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(4), 228–237. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-IV)22