Posted in GCSE Sociology

Y11 H/W: 12 mark question

 

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Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the main causes of riots is poverty. (12 marks)

  • Please write your answer on A4 lined paper.
  • You should only spend a maximum of 12 minutes writing the answer. Feel free to plan it first.
  • Due
  • Suggested structure:
  • Introduction – define riots; where have they taken place; identify the complexity of reasons
  • Paragraph 1 – agree with the statement and explain why poverty might help cause riots; give examples and use Marxism to support your argument
  • Paragraph 2 – disagree and give an alternative reason. For example, you might utilise the New Right and argue that because most of the London rioters were teenage males, there has been a breakdown in parenting and discipline (by schools and police)
  • Paragraph 3 – disagree with poverty being the only cause and give an alternative reason – Bauman blames consumerism and the resultant relative deprivation for example
  • Paragraph 4 – disagree with poverty being the only cause and give an alternative reason – for example, you might discuss the breakdown in community in many places, ethnic division or perhaps unfair policing
  • Conclude – which are the most important causes? Why are riots likely to take place again in the UK and the USA? Why don’t most people riot?

 

Posted in A2 Sociology: Religion, Uncategorized

A2 Sociology: Christiania commune

A Christiania resident removes a hash stall from Pusher Street, where up to 1bn krone changes hands every year.

Paradise lost: does Copenhagen’s Christiania commune still have a future?

For 45 years, Christiania has stood as a community-led utopia, its cannabis trade central to a liberal culture. But the shooting of a police officer has forced residents to take radical action. As the smoke clears, will it ever be the same again?

From The Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/sep/23/copenhagen-christiania-drugs-commune-future

 

Posted in A2 Sociology: Religion, Uncategorized

A2 h.w

You need to think about the ways in which the three major belief systems, outlined by Comte, influence explanations of behaviour labelled as witchcraft. The components of the film below are seriously useful and very interesting. Watch them and use the ideas to fill in the boxes below.

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvXl7k9U050
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPjxoXSg1-g&feature=related
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD-Ksu74M-s&feature=related
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwqyku03xnw&feature=related
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2QMUkP9ukI&feature=related
  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wcRtq6ZwJA&feature=related
  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2UcwfF6AiQ&feature=related
  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA2LHb9Ndk8&feature=related

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