derwood and other characters possess. The types of power to consider are legitimate, informational, expert, co-
ercive, reward, and referent.
Inside Job (2010, 105 minutes, Rated PG-13). This documentary, narrated by Matt Damon, takes a closer look
at the financial crisis of 2008. The film opens up a conversation about concepts such as progressive capitalism,
ideology, and hegemony. Students can also address concepts such as labor standards, power, resistance, and
Office Space (1999, 99 minutes, Rated R). While not a huge box office success, this comedy film satirizing
work life in a software company has become recognized as a cult classic. See if you can spot the examples of
Scrubs: “My Fruit Cups” (2002, Season 2, Episode 8, 22 minutes, Rated TV-PG). This episode takes a comedic
look at the relationship between dominant and resistant discourses. To supplement their incomes, two of the
interns start moonlighting at a free clinic and stealing fruit cups for sustenance. Meanwhile, another intern faces
pressure to choose a specialty considered more suitable for a woman.
30 Days: Minimum Wage (2005, Season 1, Episode 1, 45 minutes, Rated TV-MA). Documentarian Morgan
Spurlock and his fiancée spend 30 days attempting to live on minimum wage. This episode chronicles the diffi-
culties that they face with regard to securing work with any sort of benefits as well as keeping themselves
healthy and happy. This video works nicely to demonstrate issues related to Marxism and the concepts of re-
sistance to domination and critical modes of being.
The Walking Dead: Season 5 Finale (2015, Season 5, Episode 16, 3:24 minutes, Not Rated)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLo4BnTLhb0 ). Explain what kind of power Rick holds over the commu-
nity (organization) in this clip from the season finale. Why does he use this power at this time and at this place?
Did he always use his power in this way?
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005, 120 minutes, Not Rated). This critical documentary examines the
business practices of the corporate giant that has come to symbolize big business in America. This documentary
is a great way to initiate a discussion about the relationship between people and profits. In 2016, Walmart made
changes to employee pay and benefits. Research and discover the changes in hourly wage. See this news item:
Bentham’s Panopticon (http://www.tformaro.com/thesis/panpic.html). This site offers an illustration of Jeremy
Bentham’s panopticon as well as definitions and critical insights about its use as a control device. Have your
students look at the structure and comment on how it might be metaphorically applied to organizations. Though