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Peter Osborne's Analysis of Modernity

Give an account of the specific characteristics of ‘modern time’ as outlined by Peter Osborne. The term modernity has become deeply contested in the last...

Postmodernism Effect on Family

CONTEMPORARY PARENTING ESSAY Contemporary Parenting? The post-modern society has been created out of a backdrop of pluralism, democracy, religious freedom, consumerism, mobility, and a plethora of...

Meritocracy in UK Education: Bernstein and Bourdieu

‘Education policy in the UK now contributes to a more meritocratic society'. Discuss the various explanations that sociologists have offered for differences in educational...

Sociological Theories of Leisure: Marx and Weber

Leisure is an area of sociological study that has, according to many sociologists including Chris Rojek[1] been neglected. The literature, certainly in...

Gender-Based Household Divisions of Labour

THE DIVISION IN HOUSEHOLD LABOUR BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN CONTENTS (JUMP TO) Abstract Introduction Literature Review Household Labour Defined The Gender Gap Research Methods Analysis Methods ...

Rowntree and Townsend's Theories on Poverty

Introduction Sociologists disagree over what poverty actually is. In this essay I aim to discuss and criticise Seebohm Rowntree's theory from 1899 -1950 then I...

Is Class Still Relevant in a Modern Society?

The question of whether ‘class' is still a relevant concept in the understanding of social divisions in contemporary Britain has two components to be...

Positivist Approach to Sociological Research

Scientific methodology in sociology, the study of the social world, is most often associated with what is known as the positivist approach. In this...

Sociological Analysis of Media Article

Select and present an article from a current newspaper or magazine in your country, (the UK), that offers an assessment of some social problem....

Relationship Between Knowledge and Social Change

How are Changes in Knowledge Connected to Social Change? Introduction Knowledge and society have a reciprocal relationship. Religious and scientific ideas bring changes to the social...

Realist and Constructivist Approaches to Social Problems

Critically analyse the way social problems are constructed and prioritised for intervention. Distinguish between the realist and construction approaches to social problems and offer...

Consensus and Conflict Theory in Society

Marxism and Functionalism can certainly be defined as classical sociology and both have had a significant impact upon contemporary understanding of culture. Neither perspective...

Characteristics of a Capitalist Society

Title: What social, economic or cultural characteristics define a society as capitalist? Which characteristics have held constant, and which been transformed, in the period...

Identity in Rural Communities: Sociological Concepts

Introduction Rural communities have been a source of much interest for those engaged within the sociological and geographical realms of study for many years now....

Comparison of Weber and Durkheim

Anomie and forced division of labour for Durkheim and rationalization and bureaucracy for Weber summed up the problem of industrial societies. Discuss. Introduction Emile...

Relationship Between Identity and Employment

How important is the relationship between a person’s occupation and his or her identity? Within human social contact, many of the interactions we have presume...

Relationship Between Divorce and Family Models | Proposal

Aim and Hypothesis “The conventional nuclear family is already a thing of the past,” writes Madeleine Bunting, author of ‘Willing Slaves: How the Overwork Culture...

Social Consequences of Inequality

"Inequality is a feature of my country, (the UK), however, it is of little social consequence". Discuss. Introduction Inequality in society means that some people are...

Does Britain Have an Underclass?

What is an underclass and does it exist in Britain today? The idea of the existence of an underclass isn’t by any means new. Charles...

Effects of Family Changes in Society

Explain how new problems have emerged within your society as a result of changes in the functions of the family. In the UK and other...

Social Problems: Causes and Solutions

Introduction Sociology seeks to discover, describe and explain the order which characterises the social life of man (Inkeles, 1964 cited in McNeil and Townley, p.21).Various...

Bourdieu's Theory of Capital, Habitus and Field

How Useful are Bourdieu’s Concept of Field, Habitus, and Capital for Understanding Contemporary Social Theory? Introduction Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) developed his theory of cultural capital, with...

The Development of Lesbian and Queer Theory in America

An Examination of the Advancement of Lesbian Theory & Criticism – America: 1950’s-1990’s. Introduction Lesbianism in American society is a concept imbued with social, political, legal, aesthetic...

Relationship Between Gender and Health

Sex, Gender and Health Introduction One of the main objectives of the National Health Service set out in the 1940’s was “To ensure that everybody in...

Feminism in Legal Jurisprudence and Social Analysis

Discuss critically the contribution of feminist thought to social and legal analysis. Consider the extent to which you regard feminism as a distinctive and...

Debates on Race and Language: Frantz Fanon

"In no way should I dedicate myself to the revival of an unjustly unrecognised Negro civilisation" Explain and assess this statement by Fanon at...

Place of Consumerism in New Middle Classes

'What is the place of Consumerism in the lifestyle of emergent new middle classes in Ireland?' Basically an application of a Bourdieu/ Featherstone argument...

Feminist Perspective on the Family

A Woman/s Place Was in the Home: Has Feminism Finished the Family? Government debates and some religious discourse harks back to what Finch (1989) has...

Changes in the Family Institution

Evaluate the impact changes to the family have in a social and political context In order to discuss the changes the family as an institution...

Propaganda Theories and Models: The MH370 Incident

PROPAGANDA THEORY ON THE MH370 INCIDENT Contents (Jump to) INTRODUCTION PROPAGANDA THEORY RELATING TO MH370 INCIDENT COUNTER PROPAGANDA BY THE GOVERNMENT REFERENCES INTRODUCTION Mystery continues to...

Can People Choose their Identity?

Can People Choose their Identity? Discuss in Relation to the Media This question raises two issues that are currently at the forefront of political and...

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