Category: Social Theory (A2)
Sociological Perspectives and Concepts Applied to the Death of The Queen…
How might Interactionists, Functionalists, Marxists and Postmodernists interpret the death of The Queen..?
The Queen’s 70th Jubilee – It feels like the last gasp for Modernity….
I can’t think of any individuals who represent Britishness, continuity and stability better than THE QUEEEN – she’s just always been there throughout my entire life, and through all my Dad’s adult life too. And, unlike younger members of the royal family, The Queen it seems has never put a foot wrong – she’s just…
Marxism Applied to Topics in A-level Sociology
The easiest way for students to prepare for the Theory and Methods parts of the A-Level Sociology Paper 1 and Paper 3 exams is to revise how Marxism applies to the different topic areas usually taught as part of the specification – typically the Family, Education, Religion and Crime and Deviance. For an overview of…
Functionalism applied to different topic areas in A-level Sociology….
One of the easiest ways to revise for the Paper 3 theory and methods paper (the theory and methods section) is to rely on what different theories say about the topic areas within Sociology, such as the family, education and crime and deviance. This post is a summary with links of what Functionalists say about…
Sociological Perspectives Teaching Resource Bundle
A level Sociology teaching resources for sale – perspectives in sociology.
Using contemporary examples to evaluate for theory and methods
A level sociology students should be looking to using contemporary examples and case studies to illustrate points and evaluate theories whenever possible. In the exams, the use of contemporary evidence is something examiners look for and reward. Below are a few examples of some recent events in the news which are relevant to the theory…
Karl Popper: Sociology can be Scientific…
Popper believed that social science could be scientific, but that that social scientific knowledge has to be based on deduction and falsification (rather than induction and verification). For Popper, sociology can be scientific if it makes precise predictions through the use of the hypothetic-deductive model. In the hypothetic-deductive model, researchers start with a specific, testable,…
Bauman’s Consuming Life A Summary – Chapter 2 – The Society of Consumers
Summary of chapter One A fairly lengthy, paraphrased summary with a few comments in italics In consumer culture people behave ‘unreflexivly’ – without thinking about what they consider to be their life purpose and what they believe to be the right means of reaching it, without thinking about about what prompts them into action or…
Summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s The Indivdualised Society (preface)
It may sound odd doing a summary of a preface, but there is a lot of heavy stuff in here…. According to Bauman ‘Sociology can help us link our individual decisions and actions to the deeper cause of our troubles and fears – to the way we live, to the conditions under which we act,…
Theory and Methods: A Visual Overview
A summary of theory and methods for A-level sociology, AQA. (Theory part only!)