Much has been written on the subject of power, and so it would clearly be unrealistic to attempt a comprehensive analysis within the space available in this chapter. I shall therefore limit myself to a consideration of what I see as a number of key issues in terms of power and its role in relation to inequality, discrimination and oppression. I shall begin by asking the basic question of: ‘What is power?’, before exploring theories of power; language, discourse and power; the relationship between power and oppression; and, finally, the key concept of empowerment.
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