What is Alienation?
Capitalist production alienates workers from their products, their labour power, themselves and their own souls.
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…
How I would’ve answered A level sociology paper 3: crime and deviance with theory and methods, June 2017
Crime and deviance with theory and methods is the third and final exam paper (7192/3) in the AQA A level sociology specification – below are a few thoughts on how I would’ve answered the paper from the June 2017 exam… Please click here for advice on the 2018 crime and deviance with theory and methods…
Experiments in Sociology – Revision Notes
Definitions, key features and the theoretical, practical and ethical strengths and limitations of laboratory and field experiments applied to sociology (and psychology). Also covers key terms related to experiments. post has been written to help students revising for the research methods aspect of their second year A-level exams. Experiments – The Basics: Definitions/ Key Features…
How I would’ve answered the AQA A level sociology of education exam, June 2017
Answers to the AQA’s A-level sociology education with theory and methods exam, June 2017… Just a few thoughts to put students out of their misery. (Ideas my own, not endorsed by the AQA – NB – there is a certain level of subjectivity and irrationality within the AQA, and so they may interpret how you answer questions to my…
A Level Sociology AQA Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
Hints and tips for answering the AQA’s Sociology A Level Paper 1 Education with Theory and Methods (7192/1). See this post for an overview of the three AQA sociology A level exam papers. For advice on Paper 2 (families and beliefs) please click here. For advice on Paper 3 (Crime and Theory) please click here.…
Subcultural Theories of Deviance
subcultural theorists argue that deviance occurs because of peer pressure within a subculture that has broken off from mainstream society. This post covers ‘consensus subcultural theory’ including Albert Cohen’s status frustration and Cloward and Ohlin’s three types of subculture.