Author: Karl Thompson
Teaching and learning in schools and the educational experiences of minority ethnic groups
An answer for a 10 mark ‘analyse’ question in A-level sociology (AQA)
Sociology Exam Dates 2023
Mon 15th May, Friday 9th June and Weds 14 June!
Nations and Nationalism in Developing Countries
Many new nations in the global south struggled to find national unity following independence because of ethnic and religious divisions within their national borders.
Nationalism and Modernity
Ernest Gellner argued that the nations, the nation state and nationalism had their origins in modernity, more specifically in the French and industrial revolutions of the late 18th century. The origins of Nationalism and the feelings associated with it are thus not rooted in human nature, but in the social processes which emerged with the…
Why don’t young people like the Monarchy?
Young people are twice as likely to NOT support the monarch as old people, but why is this?
Nations without States
Many national identities do not have formal nation states with full autonomy: examples include the Welsh, the Basques, the Kurds and the Palestinians.
Nations as Imagined Communities
nations are socially constructed entities.
Two billion people still without clean drinking water
Progress towards universal access to clean water has stalled because of climate change and the inability of governments to provide infrastructure.
The decline of globalisation?
The war in Ukraine, Brexit National ‘green’ subsidies suggest that globalisation is in reverse, but this isn’t necessarily a good thing!