The word "politics" generally conjures up images of smokefilled, back rooms where unscrupulous men in shirt sleeves chew their cigars and make shady deals that serve partisan interests. But politics is neither inherently shady nor specific to back rooms. In fact, as long as society is differentiated along ethnic, sex and social class lines, politics pervades all of social life. You are involved in politics and so is your mother.
Goldberg and Elliott, Joy
"Below the Belt: Situational Ethics for Uniethical Situations,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol7/iss4/2