What no one tells you

Trigger Warning: abortion/miscarriage It’s one of those things no one can really prepare you for. Not your mum, not your friend, not your partner, not even yourself. It just sort of happens all at once, so suddenly with  no time to take a breath and think about what you’ve just done. I remember in school […]

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Sociology-health, medicine and the body; functionalist perspective

Functionalist argument- that the medical profession benefits society. A functionalist would therefore have a positive view of the medical profession, as doctors maintain a functioning society, and act as a social control. Functionalists may say that, the social construct of what is health and what is illness, is shaped predominantly by the medical profession as they tell […]

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Sociology, the role of education: gender and educational attainment

By the 1990s there became an apparent gender gap between boys and girls in terms of education-there were more successful girls and more underachieving boys. Underachieving boys has become the biggest challenges facing society today. Statistics       Explaining girls’ improvement  Changes in attitudes Sue Sharpe compared the attitudes of working-class girls in London […]

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Sociology, the role of education: Interactionist Perspective

Interactionists focus on processes within the education system which result in different levels of achievement. These processes particularly focus on how teacher’s expectations influence student performance, attitudes and perceptions. Labeling and self-fulfilling prophecy  Teachers often define a pupil in a particular way, such as ‘bright’ or ‘dull’. This will then go on to affect the […]

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