Sociological Theories Revision: Family and Education AS/A2 SCLY

Sociology Quiz mainly based on 33 mark question on Sociological Topics, Methods & Theories.

This quiz will help you test Marxist, Functionalist, Feminist, Interactionalist and Post-Modernist views on the topics: Education and Family.

1. What is the warm bath theory?

  • The family is place to come home to after work to relax.
  • The wife of a family is like a warm bath and is there for the husband to use to relax and relieve in.
  • The family members are all different, some are hot and some are cool, creating a warm bath.
  • The family are used by the bourgeoisie to create products for them, the products, such as baths, only benefit the bourgeoisie, by keeping them clean, and workers dirty.
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2. What does Zaretsky believe about the family?

  • Children are brought up with capitalist ideologies and obedience that they learn through the family
  • Children are tricked into buying sweets to give the bourgeoisie their parents money.
  • Working class parents are more likely to split up, creating lone-parent families, due to the bourgeoisies forced ideology upon them.
  • The family serves creates jobs for society, such as nannies, nurseries, teachers etc

3. What is the organic analogy?

  • The world is like a body and needs all its minerals, oxygen, vitamins, just like a body does.
  • A comparison of society to a human body, each organ needs one another to survive. Each one of these 'organs' has a purpose in society; Family, Criminal Justice System, Economy, Education, Healthcare and Religion.
  • A comparison of the family to a human body, each organ needs one another to survive, the family needs a mother, a father, a son and a daughter.
  • Societies own way of dealing with health issues, by eating more healthy.

4. Post-modernist argue that there is such a diversity of jobs in post-modern society...

  • Schools must teach lots of different skills and expertise.
  • Because of the lack of definition in schools.
  • Schools should try to split their students into groups, less able and more able.
  • Because of the bourgeoisie exploiting the proletariat.
  • because of the increase and broadening of skills and expertise taught.

5. What did Becker, an Interactionist, believe?

  • Students place labels on teachers as bad or good based on their age.
  • Teachers place labels on students which students then live up to, making it a self fulfilling prophecy.
  • Teachers place labels on students and the students always reject them.
  • Students place labels on teachers as bad or good based on their class.


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