Tag: social change
Postmodernisation is the process of modern culture transforming into Postmodern culture/ postculture.
Is religion a conservative force?
For the purposes of A-level sociology, ‘conservative’ usually has two meanings: Preventing social change Supporting traditional values. We might also add a third: modest, reserved, austere, not showy. On important analytical point is that some Fundamentalist groups want to reverse some social changes that have undermined the role of religion in society, taking society back…
Evaluate the view that religious beliefs and organisations are barriers to social change (20)
The above question appears on the AQA’s 2016 Paper 2 Specimen Paper. The Question and the Item (as on the paper) Read Item B and answer the question that follows. Item B Many sociologists argue that religious beliefs and organisations act as conservative forces and barriers to social change. For example, religious doctrines such as…
Outline and explain two ways in which religion might promote social change
This is a suggested answer to the first type of 10 mark question you’ll find in section A of the AQA’s second sociology paper (paper 2, topics in sociology). For some general advice on how to answer (both types of) 10 mark questions – please see this post. A 10 mark question (which has no…
Max Weber: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Revision Notes)
Protestantism led to Capitalism because it encouraged hard work and saving, according to Weber