Why are women more religious than men? Explanation one – traditional female social roles
Women tend to be more religious than men. Some sociologists have argued that traditional female roles explain why this is and this post examines and evaluates some of these ‘social role theory’ explanations for this trend in gender and religion. Characteristics of the traditional female gender role (or traditional femininity) include being nurturing, caring, emotional,…
Meet the Natives (Sociology on T.V.)
Meet the Natives involves five people from a tropical island visiting a ‘strange land called England’, where they find many of the customs unusual. At various points throughout the video the ‘natives’ from Oceania have problems understanding British dinner rituals, the food we eat, housework/ the amount of stuff we have and even the concept…
What is Socialisation?
Socialisation is learning the norms and values of a society.
The Functionalist Perspective on the Family
Functionalists focus on the positive functions of the nuclear family, such as secondary socialisation and the stabilisation of adult personalities.