AS Level Sociology Quick fire Q's

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Explain the term 'ascribed status'
Where a person’s social position is fixed by birth.
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Explain what is meant by 'particularistic standards'.
Rules that apply only to a particular child.
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Identify two ways in which New Right ideas are similar to those of functionalists.
Both believe that some people are naturally more talented than others. Both favour an education system run on meritocratic principles. Both see the education system as serving the needs of the economy by preparing young people for work.
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Explain the difference between the reproduction of class inequality and the legitimation of class inequality.
The reproduction of class inequality refers to the transmission of inequality from generation to generation. The legitimation of class inequality refers to ideas and beliefs that justify class inequality by disguising its true causes.
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Explain what Bowles and Gintis mean by the correspondence principle.
The social relationships and structures found in education mirror or correspond to those of work.
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Explain what is meant by 'post-Fordism'.
An economy that is based on ‘flexible specialisation’, where production is customised for small specialist markets.
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How does the critical mordernist view of education differ from the Marxist view?
. Marxists see social class as the key inequality, whereas critical modernists see non-class inequalities, such as ethnicity, gender and sexuality, as equally important.
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Suggest two criticisms of Willis' study.
it romanticises the lads, portraying them as working-class heroes despite their anti-social behaviour and sexist attitudes; it is very small-scale and may be unrepresentative; it focuses only on class, ignoring other inequalities (e.g. gender)
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Explain the difference between the reproduction of class inequality and the legitimation of class inequality.

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