Comparison of Functionalist and Conflict Perspectives

Sociology is a branch of social science that scientifically studies the human society, human behavior and social interactions. In sociology the three main theoretical perspectives are functionalism, conflict perspective or Marxian perspective and symbolic interactionism perspective. In this article, we will explore the two key theoretical perspectives used in sociology and how they help us … Read more

What is a Norm and Social Norms? Types, Functions, Examples

Synopsis: This article deals with the concept of norms, social norms, their definitions, characteristics, functions, and types. It also covers how norms are institutionalized in our society, why we should follow norms, and what happens if we violate them. Tracing the behavioral changes norms have on individuals and the changing patterns of norms seen today, … Read more

Methods of Research – AS and A Level Sociology Notes

Synopsis: This article covers associated sub-topics with respect to sociological research and its types. This includes the stages involved during the research process, various methods and tools related to the research topic and numerous ethical issues that the researcher might encounter. It also explores the difference between the sources of data collection that may suit … Read more

The Influence of Religion – AS and A Level Sociology Notes

Religion has always been centered around a huge debate. Questions pertaining whether it has undergone a notional change or has involved materialistic aspects in its selfless realm; whether religion favours one particular segment of society or is constructed for the well-being of all; such inquisitiveness has tried to be resolved in the present article. Besides … Read more

Religion and Social Order – AS and A Level Sociology Notes

The present article discusses about the role and importance of religion in the functioning of the society. The inter-mingling role of religion in other domains like social, economic, political etc. have been analyzed and its impact has been extensively elaborated upon. Different set of theories like structural and interactionist have been meticulously connected with the … Read more

Socialisation and the Creation of Social identity: As & A Level Notes

The article defines Socialisation while covering the relation between an individual and the society, exploring the dimensions of social order and explaining the concepts of social identity and change. The fundamental idea of sociology is society. Therefore, understanding society is essential for a thorough grasp of sociology. In addition, society’s survival is entwined with that … Read more

Family Roles and Changing Relationships – AS&A Level Notes

This article delves into the inner complex of family as a unit of analysis. It will deeply analyze the power dynamics that operates within the household and how the external and the internal factors influence the hierarchal structure of this naturalized relationship. Besides these, it also caters to the concept as to how inequality is … Read more