Category: Key Sociology Concepts
What is Capitalism?
You really need to understand what Capitalism is in order to understand Marx. Wikipedia (1) is actually a useful starting point here, defining Capitalism as “an economic system in which the means of production are privately owned; decisions over what is produced and what is bought and what prices should be are determined mainly…
The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills
Below is an extract from the “The Sociological imagination” by C. Wright Mills (1959) – I get students to read through this in lesson 1 of A-level sociology and simply answer the two questions below: “Nowadays men often feel that their private lives are a series of traps. They sense that within their everyday worlds,…
Top Ten ‘Big Questions’ for A-Level Sociology Students
Does society shape the individual? Do class, gender, ethnicity influence our life chances? How and why do societies change?