Category: Social Action Theory (Interpretivism and Interactionism)
Symbolic Interactionism and Socialisation
socialisation is an active process of social interaction
Herbert Bulmer’s Symbolic Interactionism
meaning emerges from interaction and society only seems stable!
Self identity is an active process through which ‘I’ reflect on how i think others see me and adapt my social self accordingly.
Social Action Theory: Revision Notes for 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…
In-School Processes in Education: Knowledge Check List
Main Sub Topics The Interactionist Perspective – Introduces the topic area, make sure you can explain the difference between Interactionism and Structural Theories School Ethos and The Hidden Curriculum The School Ethos The Hidden Curriculum Teacher Stereotyping and the halo effect The ideal pupil Labelling and the Self Fulfilling Prophecy Banding, streaming and setting Definitions…
Max Weber’s Social Action Theory
Verstehen and the Protestant Ethic are two things Weber is well-known for
Social Action Theories for Second Year A Level Sociology – A Summary
We can divide sociological theories into two broad types: structural and action theories. Functionalism, Marxism and Feminism are all structural theories, are interested in ‘society as a whole’ and ask ‘societal level questions’ such as ‘what functions does education perform for society and the individual’? (Functionalism) or ‘why does injustice exist’ (Marxism and Feminism)? They…
Labelling Theory of Crime – A Summary
People do not become criminals because of their social background, crime emerges because of labelling by authorities. Crime is the product of interactions between certain individuals and the police, rather than social background. NB these are very brief summary notes, for a much more in-depth post on everything below please see my main post on…
The Labelling Theory of Crime
Labelling theory argues that criminal and deviant acts are a result of labelling by authorities – and the powerless are more likely to be negatively labelled.
Social Action Theory – A Summary
A summary of Webers’ Verstehen Goffman’s Dramaturgical Theory, Symbolic Interactionism and and Labellling.