The Spirit Level – Why more equal societies almost always do better – Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett This book is relevant to both the module on Crime and Deviance and Theory Methods Based on thirty years of research – Its findings are that almost every modern social and environmental problem is moire likely to … Continue reading “The Spirit Level – A Summary”
Spiritual abuse can be defined as the weaponisation of religious beliefs in order to coerce or control someone who shares that same set of beliefs. This may take the form of someone with power within a religious institution using their position of authority to manipulate their congregation or followers into doing what they want them … Continue reading “Spiritual Abuse – its relevance to A-level Sociology”
The Advance Information for the 2022 Sociology A-levels specifies that students WILL be assessed on the area of consensus, conflict, structural and/ or action theories. The easiest way to revise these topics at A2 level is to briefly cover the key ideas of each theory AND ALSO revise how each of these theories applies to … Continue reading “Social Action Theory: Revision Notes for A-Level Sociology”
Below I’ve reformatted the examiners report for the 2018 A-level sociology exam, paper 2 (families and households section) into bullet points and included the exam questions. This is really just designed to make this more user friendly! This advice is taken straight from the AQA’s examiner report on the sociology A-level exam 2018. Beliefs in … Continue reading “Summary of the 2018 A-level sociology examiner report for beliefs in society, paper 2”
A summary of four theories: cultural transition, cultural defence, neo-marxism, and Weberianism.
Max Weber theorized that 17th-century Protestant values contributed to the emergence of capitalism in Europe. Weber argued that Protestantism, particularly Calvinism, promoted a strong work ethic, characteristics upon which the capitalist system flourishes. However, he also noted that other factors, such as governmental support and available capital, played a role, and Protestantism alone did not necessarily lead to capitalism.
A few hints and tips on how I would have answered yesterday’s sociology exam.
I think it’s useful to have the specification laid out in one easy to access to place – so here you go: With Families and Households and Global Development as the ‘options’ on paper 2 Please click here for a PDF Version of the above (probably better for both viewing and printing!): AQA sociology specification … Continue reading “AQA A-level sociology specification content at a glance”
An overview of theory and methods for second year A level sociology – a very brief overview covering the bare-bones of (1) Positivism and Interpretivism, (2) Is sociology a science?, (3) Sociology and value freedom, (4) Functionalism, (5) Marxism, (6) Feminism, (7) Social action theory, (8) Post and late modernism, (9) Sociology and social policy. … Continue reading “Theory and Methods for A Level Sociology: The Basics”
The GBCS found seven ‘objective’ social classes based on economic, cultural and social capital. However, most people do not identify with these social classes!