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Instrumental power:                                                     Influential power:
rules apply; obligation                                            relies on acceptance
&rules.                                                                   of power roles/status'

Often an overlap; instrumental power can be negotiated & influencial

Four main categories:

  • Knowledge and ideas
  • Positional - gained from higher status
  • Practicle - physical actions, skills or servies
  • Personal - personality or qualities


  • Genre - what kind of text is it?
               - what form…



Thankyou :) Very useful

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