Posted in AS Sociology: Family

AS Family: Videos

Here are the demographic videos we are going to watch after the ageing essay:


Posted in AS Sociology: Family

AS Family

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19th: 20 mark essay

Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess sociological explanation of the nature and extent of family diversity today (20 marks)

25 minutes to answer under test conditions

Posted in AS Sociology: Family

Wombs for Sale: commercial surrogacy in India & beyond

Couples from all over the world can now hire Indian women to bear their children for a fraction of the cost of surrogacy elsewhere. Laurie Taylor talks to Amrita Pande, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cape Town, and author of a detailed study into a burgeoning business which has little or no government regulation. She talked to surrogates, their families, clients, doctors and brokers to capture the full mechanics of a labour regime rooted in global gender & economic inequality. They’re joined by Michal Nahman, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of the West of England, who has studied reproductive tourism.