Category: Sociology in the News
Coronavirus has made the rich richer and the poor poorer
30% of those with savings of more than £12000 before Coronavirus have seen their savings increase since the pandemic, compared to only 10% of those with no savings. This is because the closing of so many shops and restaurants has meant high income households have had reduced opportunities to spend their money and so have…
Why the Covid-19 Death Rate might be misleading
The latest figures show that 6% of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 die of the disease. A 6% death rate, and only a 94% survival rate, I don’t fancy those odds! However, writing in The Spectator, Dr John Lee points out that these death rates may be misleading, and that Covid-19 is possibly…
Sociological Perspectives on HS2
Sociological perspectives on HS2 – functionalism, marxism, interactionism, feminism and post-late modernism.
‘Blue Monday’ is apparently the most ‘depressing’ day of the year… Accept it’s not. It’s actually the day of the year on which people are most likely to book a holiday, based on the following formula: A psychologist called Cliff Arnall came up with the formula in 2005. He developed it on behalf Travel (a…
Contemporary Sociology: The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal by the Russian State
The recent ‘russian spy poisoning’ is relevant to many areas of the A-level sociology specification, such as state-crime, globalisation and even consensus and conflict theory.
Is Capitalism on the Wane?
John Mcdonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor today announced Labour’s plans to renationalise the railways and many other public utilities at no cost to the public. Does this mean that Jeremy Corbyn’s rejection of contemporary capitalism is now the new mainstream, and/ or does this represent the end of Capitalism as we know it? It does seem…
Donald Trump’s recent retweets of inflammatory anti-Muslim videos posted by the far right group ‘Britain First’ sparked outrage last week, a row which intensified when Theresa May said it was wrong for him to do so, which in turn prompted a twitter rebuke from Donald Trump in which he said suggested she should be focusing…