The “Lucifer Effect” and “The Established and Outsiders”: Different power practices or facets of the same contract? / O "Efeito Lúcifer" e "Os Estabelecidos e os Forasteiros": Diferentes práticas de poder ou facetas de um mesmo contrato?


  • Claudia Tania Picinin
  • Guilherme Moreira Caetano Pinto
  • Jessyca Moraes de Figueiredo Bacovis
  • Renata V Klafke
  • Bruno Pedroso



Lucifer Effect, The Established and the Outsiders, Power, Power Relations.


Power is defined, like everywhere, as asymmetric control over valued resources in a social relationship. This paper aimed to discuss the concepts of power from the perspective of the "Lucifer Effect and the "The Established and the Outsiders: Sociology of power relations from a small community". The methodology is composed by bibliographical research Scopus Database. Based on the performed analysis, it was observed that the concepts of power determined by the informal relationship in the workplace, power determined by leadership, rational-legal authority coercive power and referent power were found both in Lucifer Effect and in Elias' work. Furthermore, the concepts of power determined by the environment, power determined by the authority in charge and charismatic authority were only found in the Lucifer Effect. In Elias’ work, the concepts of power determined by the society, traditional authority and legitimate power were found.


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