The Contested Concept. What is Power?
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According to Foucault, one could find power patterns and behaviours within all micro-groups, because these features arose naturally and unavoidably. They came with the territory, namely the inevitable diversity of levels found in any community. That is, power patterns sprang from the assortment of unequal power relations that were sure to feature in any local social group. At the important maturing moment of Foucault's figuring through of power in a micro-context' he revealed his approach in History of Sexuality. Consequently, Foucault concluded that the local situations hosted a complex miniature power system, where differential power relations persisted. The relevance of power relations theory to a local community of the koinonia seems startling. The application to a church community continues to be plain. As suggested, church cannot afford to pretend that it is immune to the sociological reality of underlying status distinctions.