Personal and Inter-personal

Why ‘Personal and Inter-personal’?

Learn about how power and conflict in the home and between individuals is shaped by culture, justice systems, and religious teachings.

This sub-theme challenges the assumption that conflict can ever be considered truly ‘private’. Conflict in the home, local community or workplace generally reflects patterns of power that go beyond the interpersonal relationship where the conflict is found.

The study of personal and interpersonal power and conflict involves unpacking and questioning family relationships, gender norms and myths, workplace interaction, and religious practices and scriptures. Studying power and conflict between individuals throws a light onto where power resides in society, how it operates, and how institutions support and reproduce power in intimate and interpersonal relationships. 

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The new discovery module PIED 1551 Power and Conflict – An Introduction teaches you to analyse the different ways in which power and conflict functions in all levels of society. The module draws on historical documents, videos, discussion boards, news clips and music.

Each two-week section deals with one of the sub-themes of the Power and Conflict Discovery Theme with material provided by specialist contributors in history, sociology, performance, geography, media, politics and cultural studies, and illustrated through historical and thought provoking case studies. 

In relation to Personal and Interpersonal Power and Conflict, the module explores how power structures affect, and are affected by, personal and interpersonal relationships and where conflict arises. 

If you’re attracted to this sub-theme, you might also like to explore the discovery modules in Ethics, Religion and Law’

Personal and Inter-personal modules

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