Gender and Religious Belief
Despite the fact that religions tend to disadvantage women, statistics suggest that women actually express higher levels of religiosity compared to men. This post simply updates some of the stats on the relationship between religious belief and practice and gender in the UK and globally. A Global 2016 study by PEW identified a ‘gender gap’ in…
How I would’ve answered the AQA A level sociology topics exam, June 2018, section B: beliefs in society
A few hints and tips on how I would have answered yesterday’s sociology exam.
What is the difference between Functionalism and Marxism
Functionalists have a very general analysis of the role of education in society, simply looking at how it contributes to the maintenance of social order, whereas Marxists analyse the role of education by focusing on how it performs different functions for different social classes. As I see it, Marxists offer a ‘deeper layer’ of analysis…
Top Ten ‘Big Questions’ for A-Level Sociology Students
Does society shape the individual? Do class, gender, ethnicity influence our life chances? How and why do societies change?
A Summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s ‘The Individualised Society’, Part Two – The Way We Think
Part Two – The Way We Think Chapter Seven – Critique – Privatised and Disarmed More than anything else so far this chapter represents a good summary of some of Bauman’s major ideas. What is wrong with our society is that it has stopped questioning itself? We are reflexive but it is a limited reflexivity…
What is society, and should sociologists study it?
Society refers to the structured relations between people, typically manifested in social institutions.
Company Bosses really don’t deserve their high incomes
The link between what bosses are paid and a company’s financial performance is “negligible”, according to new research summarized by this BBC news item (December 2016) The median pay for chief executives at Britain’s 350 biggest companies was £1.9m in 2014 – a rise of 82% in 11 years – the study by Lancaster University…