Adapted by Rafi from Ms. Angell's in-class notes
Power Over Edit
Power over is a person or a group of people using a perceived threat to gain an upper hand. This is typically seen in command situations and is the result of one person taking a dominant role over another. This role allows them to gain control to way the inferior group says and does. The dominant position is usually fewer in number than the inferior, and the dominant characters receive benefits from the inferior's work. In a power over situation compliance is rewarded, and inobedience is punished.
Power With Edit
Power with is the ability to work with people and form a community in which there is no dominant position. Each person plays an equal role, and receives equal benefits from being in this group. Power with rewards consensus in the group, as cooperation is a key feature of power with communities.
Power Under Edit
In power over, the group at the top has the perceived most power. However, when the people on the bottom are greater in numbers they, in fact, have the most potential power. When the inferior people are being abused by the dominant group, they have the numbers and strength that the more proficient class does not. Power under needs cooperation, as when only one individual stands up the dominant group can punish them with no fear of retribution. It takes a group to make someone scared. The top only exists because of the bottom.
Power To Edit
Power to is the power to something on your own, using your own body to gain control. It comes from intellect, from resources, from knowledge. [needs more content]