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Introduction To Sociology

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Author: Chris.Livesey and Tony Lawson
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Education: State Policies

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Contents include: This section introduces some of the basic concepts involved in understanding the sociological perspective. These include, in no particular order, the difference between facts and opinions, instinct and culture, concepts of culture, roles, norms, values and the socialisation process. Contents include: This section examines the history of the education system (from the 19th century to the present) and includes an outline of various Education Acts, an examination of contemporary State education polices (both Conservative and Labour) and the concept of the New Vocationalism (including an overview of the Tomlinson Report).
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Family and Household Changes

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Author: Chris.Livesey and Tony Lawson
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Media Effects

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Contents include: This section examines different family and household structures and theories of the relationship between changes in family structure and industrialisation (including the "Fit Thesis" and the concept of post-industrial society).
Contents include: This section examines different theories of direct (Hypodermic syringe, Cumulation theory etc.) and indirect (cultural effects) media effects. The section ends with a brief overview of postmodern approaches.
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The Persistence of Poverty
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Contents include: This section examines two broad types of explanation for the persistence of poverty - Individualistic (Cultural) explanations (such as the culture of poverty, underclass theory and Inter-Generational Transmission theory) and Structural explanations (including labour market theory, globalisation, the feminisation of poverty and Memberships theory). Although the information is aimed at those studying this AQA module, the theories discussed have wider application across the Specification (in terms of an Introduction to theory at A2 for example) as well as having some relevance for OCR students as an Introduction to the A2 synoptic module Social Inequality and Difference (the Underclass debate, theories of culture and poverty).