Category: Social Theory (A2)
The Functionalist Perspective – Class Notes for A Level Sociology
The key ideas of Functionalism include social structure, scientific research methods to find the general laws of society, socialisation and social solidarity to prevent anomie, the organic analogy and social evolution.
The Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life – A Summary
A summary of The Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman, and a brief discussion of its relevance to A level Sociology. Executive Summary The best way to understand human action is by seeing people as actors on a ‘social stage’ who actively create an impression of themselves for the benefit of…
Is Marxism Still Relevant Today?
A summary of eight possible ways in which some aspects of Marxist Theory and concepts might still be relevant today… This is a summary of this more in depth post which goes into much more detail on why we should all be Marxists! Eight ways in which Marxism is still relevant today A class based…
Positivism and Interpretivism in Social Research
Positivists believe society shapes the individual and use quantitative methods, Interpretivists believe individuals shape society and use qualitative methods.