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Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Isaac Ariail Reed

Abstract

In Power in Modernity, Isaac Ariail Reed proposes a new theory of power that describes overlapping networks of delegation and domination. Chains of power and their representation, linking together groups and individuals across time and space, create a vast network of intersecting alliances, subordinations, redistributions, and violent exclusions. Reed traces the common action of “sending someone else to do something for you”—reformulating via cultural sociology classic theories of principal and agent—as it expands outward into the hierarchies that control territories, persons, artifacts, minds ... More

Keywords: Ernst Kantorowicz, Hannah Arendt, Max Weber, political sociology, myth, Whiskey Rebellion, power, culture, social theory, state, political theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226689319
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isaac Ariail Reed, author
University of Virginia