Monthly Archives: November 2015

Marxist Feminist Perspectives on Family Life

Marxist Feminist Perspectives on Family Life Marxists such as Engels and Zaretsky acknowledge that women are exploited in marriage and family life, but they emphasise the relationship between capitalism and the family, rather than the family’s effects on women. Marxist … Continue reading

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The Liberal Feminist Perspective on the Family

The Liberal Feminist Perspective on the Family Scroll down for links to Feminism (an overview), Marxist, Radical and Difference Feminist Perspectives (forthcoming) Jennifer Somerville (2000) provides a less radical critique of the family than Marxist or Radical Feminists and suggests proposals … Continue reading

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Is Marxism Still Relevant Today?

Eight possible ways in which some aspects of Marxist Theory and concepts might still be relevant today… Relevant to A2 Sociology Theory and Methods (details to follow) A class based analysis of global society is still relevant if you look … Continue reading

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Marx: Key Ideas for AS Sociology

The Marxist Perspective is a central theory within A level Sociology. This post outlines some of the key concepts of Karl Marx such as his ideas about the social class structure, his criticisms of capitalism and communism as an alternative. … Continue reading

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How do Social Policies Affect Family Life?

A short video I put together covering policies such as the One Child Policy, Welfare Benefits and Child Protection Laws

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Exploring the Experience of Poverty in the UK

This post provides some qualitative sources of data which explore what it’s like to be poor in Britain today, follows on from a previous post on ‘defining and measuring material deprivation in the UK’ . One of the things you need … Continue reading

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The Extent of Material Deprivation in the UK

Material deprivation* refers to the inability to afford basic resources and services such as sufficient food and heating. To put it more simply, all of those who suffer material deprivation in the UK  exist in a state of relative poverty, … Continue reading

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Social Class and Educational Achievement Essay Plan

Assess the extent to which home based, rather than school – based factors account for social class based differences in educational achievement (30)   Focusing on home background initially, we can look at how material and cultural factors might affect … Continue reading

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