Tag Archives: Late modernism

Postmodern and Late Modern Criminology

A Summary sheet covering post and late modern theories of crime – focusing on Jock Young’s ‘Vertigo of Late Modernity’, the cultural criminology of Katz and Lyng (edgework), and Foucault’s concept of discplinary power and the shift to control through … Continue reading

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Post and Late Modern Perspectives on Society and Identity

This is intended to be an uber-brief summary, for fuller accounts please see other relevant posts.  The postmodern view of society  Globalisation destablises social structures Consumer culture floats free from other institutions The media and hyperreality are important There is much … Continue reading

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Anthony Giddens on Late Modernism – Introductory Questions

A few ‘pop’ questions to introduce students to some of Giddens’ core concepts in an easy and accessible manner… Think about Globalisation – is there a ‘political, economic and/ or social structure at the global level, or is the world … Continue reading

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Giddens: Modernity and Self-Identity – Introduction and Chapter One (A Summary)

Anthony Giddens is one of the world’s leading sociologists and one of the main critics of Postmodern thought – and should be taught as part of the second year A level Sociology module in Theory and Methods. Below is a … Continue reading

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Assess the Contribution of Post/ Late Modern Perspectives to our Understanding of Crime and Deviance (21)

An essay plan on Post/ Late Modern perspectives on crime and deviance covering the relationship between consumerism and crime (Robert Reiner), The Vertigo of Late Modernity (Jock Young), the consequences of globalisation for crime, and the rise of cyber crime, … Continue reading

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Modernity, Post-Modernity and Late Modernity

Some of the Key Features of Modernity and Post-Late Modernity and Modern, Post-Modern and Late Modern Thought.  Historical Period Time Period Key Features of Society Modernity 1650 to 1950 (ish) Clear social structure (class/ gender) The nuclear family Jobs for life … Continue reading

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What is Sociology? (According to Giddens in Modernity and Self-Identity)

This is a rough outline of some of the purposes Sociology might be put to according to Giddens, gleaned from a reading of his ‘Modernity and Self-Identity  Doing research to inform the ongoing process of reflexive modernisation at an institutional … Continue reading

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Postmodern and Late Modern Views of Education – A Summary

The Postmodernist View of Education  Postmodernists stand against universalising education systems – it there is no one truth, then it is not appropriate to have a one size fits all education system. Modernist education is oppressive to many students – … Continue reading

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Explaining the increase in family and household diversity (part 2/3)

4. Feminism: Changing Gender Roles Liberal Feminists and Late Modernists would point to the increasing number of women going into work as one of the most important underlying structural shifts in Late Modern Society. Rather than needing to depend on … Continue reading

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The Postmodern Perspective on The Family

This post is designed to help you revise for the AS Sociology Families and Households Exam Postmodernists argue that we no longer live in the modern world with predictable orderly structures, such as the nuclear family. Instead society has entered … Continue reading

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