An Introduction to Social Reality, Violence, Power and Change
My Next posts will be devoted to the study of Violence, Power, and Change, with some approaches to Leadership and the Agents of Change.
The phenomenon of Violence can be seen in three perspectives, Violence itself, Aggression and Aggression.
In Violence, there are several forms of recurrence by force, and we will identify this phenomenon in two aspects, the individual and the social in everyday life, in the family, in school as a component of social interactions. For example, prejudice and discrimination are expressions of social violence, group, and individual.
"Violence, however it manifests itself, is always a defeat." - Jean-Paul SartreBetween violence and rationality, there is no incompatibility " - Foucault
In the question of Power, we will perceive its bases and structure, its effects and results in the network of the social dynamics, as a generator of violence, coercion, normalization, and conformism.
For these authors-Fiske, 1993; Keltner, Gruenfeld, & Anderson, 2003- social power "the ability of a person to create conformity even when the people being influenced can try to resist those changes."
Power is the interface of social control as the coercion of the dominant structure.
In the last posts of this series, we will approach the problem of the individual change in the attitudes and behaviors and of the social mutations, analyzing the relationship between minorities and majorities.
Change creates new norms built on resistance and conflict.
The growth of current violence demands a reflection on the conflicts of the current social fabric and the social and economic crisis of the contemporary world.
Leadership to date has always been approached in the relation to centralized structures, will be confronted with the new concept of decentralization that will end up with the figure of the classic leader who acts according to his navel and/or organizational goals that will be dethroned by the figure of the Agent of Change.
Agents of Change act with goals focused on the overall needs of each community and not on their own needs or external interests. In the future, each citizen will be an agent of change in the decentralized communities.
Social Reality as a conflict has a dynamic in the relationship of a Field of Forces (Kurt Levin) that is interdependent of its environment and individual behavior.
In its formula "Behavior = Person + Environment"
Dynamics is an imported conception of Physics for Social Psychology that characterizes a conflictive opposition in an environment of a force field generating individual behaviors.
In the Sociological perspective, this conflict can be seen in terms of social classes, in which a new emerging class opposes the classes that dominated it.
A "new emerging social class" will be that of young people who do not have access to work and owe money to the banks, who have paid for an obsolete education, which because it has become a mere business, has lost its Human Dimension and the notion of Reality.On the other hand, these young people from Western societies worldwide have unemployment rates of 50% or more, and few prospects of asserting themselves in life, since there is no place for them in the current centralized machine.
We will address the issue of multiculturalism, and of the change of culture in a globalizing society with transnational forms of corporate power subordinating national political powers.
The blockchain may be the gateway for this "new social class" to emerge, to assert itself and to defeat the ruling class of the aging population of the "Civilized Worlds" that no longer produce anything and let the economics of financial speculation prevail, and which alone deplete the GDP of these countries.
The next series of posts will be devoted exclusively to the social phenomenon of violence, approaching its concepts, theories, the factors that influence it, to end with an analysis of violence in today's society.
"If you are willing never to use violence, and always resisting, become strong in body and soul, it is the most difficult of all attitudes." - Agostinho da SilvaAn interesting video about invisible violence - Monja Coen Roshi
References of books consulted:Les concepts fondamentaux de la psychologie sociale - Gustave-Nicolas Fischer
La psychologie sociale - Gustave-Nicolas Fischer
The social-violence dynamics, power, change - Gustave-Nicolas Fischer Planeta / ISPA, 1980
Gustave-Nicolas Fischer is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology Laboratory at the University of Metz.
Castel, R. The metamorphoses of the social question. Voices, 1998.
Moscovici, S. (1976). Social influence and social change. London: Academic Press
Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Articles from the next series of posts about Social Reality,Violence, Power and Change
Concepts of Violence
The Theories of Violence
The influencers of Violence
The Raise of Today's Violence
The Nature of Power
The Dinamics of Power
The Effects and Consequences of Power
The Theories and conceptualization of change
Factors determining Change
The ways of Change