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Revise Sociology on Facebook, Twitter and the Rest…

Below are some links to the main social media sites I use. If you like this sort of sociology thang, then you might like to follow me by clicking on any, or all of the icons below…. Blog Twitter – … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Social Action Theory

This post introduces the key idea of social action theory in simplified form for first year A-level sociology students… Unlike structural consensus and conflict theorists social action theorists do not try to explain human behaviour in terms of an objective … Continue reading

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How I would’ve answered the families and households section of A level sociology paper 2 (AQA, 2017)

Hints and tips on how I would’ve answered the A level sociology exam paper 2, 2017 (families and households section) Question 04: Outline and explain two ways in which changing gender roles within the family may have affected children’s experience of … Continue reading

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A Level Sociology Key Terms – Families and Households

A selected list of some of the most important key terms in AS Level and A Level Sociology – families and households. NB this is not an exhaustive list, just a starting point! Bean Pole Family A family with a … Continue reading

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Analyse two reasons for gender differences in subject choice (10)

The trick here is to pick two broad (rather than very specific) reasons, which will give you the most scope to develop  The first reason is gendered differences in early socialisation Fiona Norman (1988) found that most parents socialise boys … Continue reading

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A Level Sociology Essays – How to Write Them

This post offers some advice on how you might plan and write essays in the A level sociology exams.  The sociology A level exam: general hints for writing essays Allow yourself enough time – 1.5 minutes per mark = 45 … Continue reading

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Demography – Families and Households Topic Overview

Topic 7: Demography Demography refers to the study of the causes and consequences of changes to the size and structure of a society’s population. There are generally three things which can change the size and structure of a population – … Continue reading

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Social Policy and The Family – Topic Overview

Families and Households – Topic 6 – Social Policy Overview of the topic You need to be able to assess a range of policies using three key perspectives • The New Right • New Labour • Feminism (Liberal and Radical) … Continue reading

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The Sociology of Childhood – Topic Overview

Subtopics 5.1 – To what extent is ‘childhood socially constructed’ 5.2 – The March of Progress view of childhood (and parenting) – The Child Centred Family and Society? 5.3 – Toxic Childhood and Paranoid Parenting – Criticisms of ‘The March … Continue reading

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Gender Roles, Domestic Labour and Power Relationships – Topic Overview

Families and Households Topic 4 – Changes within the family Gender Roles, Domestic Labour and Power Relationships Overview of the topic and sub-topics In this topic we look at the extent to which relationships between men and women have become … Continue reading

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