G674: - Exploring Social Inequality and
Difference
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  1. 1. G674: - Exploring Social Inequality and Difference Use this checklist to ensure that you have covered all the areas needed for success in your exams. The following topics will be covered in class. However, it will be your responsibility to make sure that you catch up with any topics you miss and to actively revise the different areas. Topic area Covered in class Revised 1 Revised 2 1. Social inequality and difference Patterns and trends of inequality and difference related to: • social class; • gender; • ethnicity; • age. Theoretical explanations of the patterns and trends: • functionalist; • Marxist; • Neo-Marxist; • feminist; • Weberian; • post-modern views Sociological explanations of the changing class structure. Explanations for inequality through the intersection of: • class; • gender; • ethnicity; • age. 2. Exploring sociological research into social inequality and difference All concepts from Section 3.1: AS Unit G671: Exploring socialisation, culture and identity ‘Exploring …’ topics. Also the following concepts: • longitudinal studies; • case studies; • pilot studies; • value freedom; • objectivity; • subjectivity; • respondent validation; • researcher imposition; • reflexivity; • sampling techniques: random; stratified; quota; snowball; purposeful; • target population; • access; • gatekeeper. Methodological issues and concerns: • positivist; • interpretivist; • realist; • feminist. Sociological explanations of the changing class structure.

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