Look at the following images: what do
you see?
• Do you all see the same things?
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2
3
4
5
6
lesson
•When we look at something we often see different
things
•In Sociology people look at society and see
different thi...
GROUP INSTRUCTIONS
GROUP 1 Explain the NEW RIGHT perspective in PICTURE FORM
GROUP 2 Explain the FEMINIST perspective in P...
NEW RIGHT
•Conservative political perspective
•Belief in self-reliance and individual choice
•Anti welfare-state
•Believe ...
FEMINISM
•Focuses on women’s oppression and the
struggle to end it
•Studies society from a female perspective
•Highlights ...
POSTMODERNISM
•Rejects all other ‘modernist’ perspectives
and their claims to have found ‘true’
knowledge
•Sees a new post...
FUNCTIONALISM
•A consensus perspective
•Society is based on shared values
into which members are socialised
•Society is li...
INTERACTIONISM
• Perspective which focuses on small scale (micro level) interactions
between individuals and groups, rathe...
Sociological Perspectives and Divorce.
PERSPECTIVE KEY IDEAS DIVORCE – see page 60 books
FUNCTIONALISM
NEW RIGHT
POSTMODER...
Which perspective?
1 All men are pigs
2 Society has changed and we need a new theory to express and recognise the changes
...
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Sociologial Perspectives: INTRODUCTION

  1. 1. Look at the following images: what do you see? • Do you all see the same things?
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  8. 8. lesson •When we look at something we often see different things •In Sociology people look at society and see different things about it •They take a particular perspective and from it develop a particular theory or model of society •The perspectives we are interested in today are: Feminism, Functionalism, The New Right, Interactionism and Postmodernism –
  9. 9. GROUP INSTRUCTIONS GROUP 1 Explain the NEW RIGHT perspective in PICTURE FORM GROUP 2 Explain the FEMINIST perspective in PICTURE FORM GROUP 3 Explain the POSTMODERN perspective in PICTURE FORM GROUP 4 Explain the FUNCTIONALIST perspective in PICTURE FORM GROUP 5 Explain the INTERACTIONIST perspective in PICTURE FORM GROUP 6 Explain the NEW RIGHT perspective in QUESTION & ANSWER STYLIE GROUP 7 Explain the FEMINIST perspective in QUESTION & ANSWER STYLIE GROUP 8 Explain the POSTMODERN perspective in QUESTION & ANSWER STYLIE GROUP 9 Explain the FUNCTIONALIST perspective in QUESTION & ANSWER STYLIE GROUP 10 Explain the INTERACTIONIST perspective in QUESTION & ANSWER STYLIE GROUP 11 Explain the POSTMODERN perspective in QUESTION & ANSWER STYLIE
  10. 10. NEW RIGHT •Conservative political perspective •Belief in self-reliance and individual choice •Anti welfare-state •Believe that generous welfare benefits encourage the growth of a criminal underclass •Bad people are the result of faulty socialisation (bought up badly)
  11. 11. FEMINISM •Focuses on women’s oppression and the struggle to end it •Studies society from a female perspective •Highlights patriarchy – society based on male domination
  12. 12. POSTMODERNISM •Rejects all other ‘modernist’ perspectives and their claims to have found ‘true’ knowledge •Sees a new postmodern society characterised by instability, choice and diversity •Society is too complicated and fast moving to produce absolute explanations. Sociology should concentrate on reflecting and celebrating social diversity
  13. 13. FUNCTIONALISM •A consensus perspective •Society is based on shared values into which members are socialised •Society is like an organism (for instance the human body) with each part performing functions to maintain the system as a whole
  14. 14. INTERACTIONISM • Perspective which focuses on small scale (micro level) interactions between individuals and groups, rather than on the large-scale workings of society • Interactionists seek to understand the meanings that social actors give to actions and situations; for example the individual meanings people give to rioting or getting married and divorced
  15. 15. Sociological Perspectives and Divorce. PERSPECTIVE KEY IDEAS DIVORCE – see page 60 books FUNCTIONALISM NEW RIGHT POSTMODERNISM FEMINISM INTERACTIONISM
  16. 16. Which perspective? 1 All men are pigs 2 Society has changed and we need a new theory to express and recognise the changes 3 Society is like a well-oiled machine – made up of different parts which work together in harmony 4 This perspective is interested in the meanings people give to acts for instance what does marriage mean to individuals? 5 Small scale, micro perspective 6 One parent families are very bad for society because children in these families are often not socialised correctly and end up causing problems 7 A consensus theory – for society to function correctly people need to have similar values 8 Believes strongly in the nuclear family – two parents plus children 9 Society is characterised by diversity (difference) and choice 10 Believes society is characterised by patriarchy – a system in which men control women for their own ends. For instance a wife is a domestic servant and a sexual slave

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