Study Aids

OCR Sociology Student Guide 3: Debates: Globalisation and the digital social world; Crime and deviance

Author: Steve Chapman,Katherine Roberts

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1471859746

Category: Study Aids

Page: 96

View: 8003

Written by experienced teacher Steve Chapman, this Student Guide for Sociology: -Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications -Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide -Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions -Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research

OCR Sociology Student Guide 3: Debates in Contemporary Society

Author: Steve Chapman

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9781471859724

Category:

Page: 96

View: 8388

Written by experienced teacher Steve Chapman, this Student Guide for Sociology: -Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications -Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide -Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions -Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research
Sociology

A Level Sociology

Author: Stephen Moore

Publisher: Letts & Londsale

ISBN: 9781857582345

Category: Sociology

Page: 346

View: 4990

This sociology studies text which is one of a series providing back-up to A and AS-Level courses. Features include study checklists based on the syllabus of each examining body, guidance on studying, revising, coursework and exam preparation. There is also a test run section at the end of the text, with a quiz, progress analysis and complete mock exam with suggested answers.
Psychology

OCR Sociology for A Level

Author: Sue Brisbane,Katherine Roberts,Paul Taylor

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 147183946X

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 8164

Our experienced author team combines detailed focus with engaging activities to develop students knowledge and sociological skills throughout the course. -Build knowledge and understanding of key concepts in a contemporary context, including globalisation and the digital social world - Engaging activities develop essential sociological skills - Practice and extension exercises reinforce learning and prepare students for their exams
Sociology

Revise A2 Sociology OCR.

Author: Anna White,Annemarie O'Dwyer

Publisher: Heinemann Secondary

ISBN: 9780435466978

Category: Sociology

Page: 112

View: 6619

Written by experienced examiners, this book provides an engaging resource for students as they prepare for their exams.
Business & Economics

Learning to Labour

How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

Author: Paul Willis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135121876X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 6002

This book which has now established itself as a classic study of working class boys describes how Paul Willis followed a group of 'lads' as they passed through the last two years of school and into work. The book explains that for 'the lads' it is their own culture which blocks teaching and prevents the realisation of liberal education aims. This culture exposes some of the contradictions within these formal aims and actually supplies the operational criteria by which a future in wage labour is judged. Paul Willis explores how their own culture can guide working class lads on to the shop floor. This is an uncompromising book which has provoked considerable discussion and controversy in educational circles throughout the world - it has been translated into Finnish, German, French, Swedish, Japanese and Spanish.
Computers

EGirls, ECitizens

Putting Technology, Theory and Policy Into Dialogue with Girls’ and Young Women’s Voices

Author: Jane Bailey,Valerie Steeves

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776622595

Category: Computers

Page: 518

View: 8603

eGirls, eCitizens is a landmark work that explores the many forces that shape girls’ and young women’s experiences of privacy, identity, and equality in our digitally networked society. Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts, this collection presents the complex realities of digitized communications for girls and young women as revealed through the findings of The eGirls Project (www.egirlsproject.ca) and other important research initiatives. Aimed at moving dialogues on scholarship and policy around girls and technology away from established binaries of good vs bad, or risk vs opportunity, these seminal contributions explore the interplay of factors that shape online environments characterized by a gendered gaze and too often punctuated by sexualized violence. Perhaps most importantly, this collection offers first-hand perspectives collected from girls and young women themselves, providing a unique window on what it is to be a girl in today’s digitized society.
Psychology

Technology and Psychological Well-being

Author: Yair Amichai-Hamburger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139481053

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 8281

In the modern world we are surrounded by technology. Gadgets such as cell phones, portable computers, and electronic diaries accompany us throughout the day. But is this a good thing? Are we being served by these technological wonders, or have we become enslaved by them? Does constant availability via technology make us more efficient or more stressed? Is our ability to connect with others all over the world, day or night, making us more sociable or turning us into recluses in a virtual world? This book considers the impact of technology on the different spheres of our life - work, home, family and leisure - and assesses ways in which to build better communication between technology developers and society to ensure that technology enhances our lives and psychological well-being, rather than damaging them.

Sociolog

Includes AS Level

Author: Louise Ellerby-Jones,Fionnuala Swann

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781471839450

Category:

Page: 264

View: 5208

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Sociology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2017 Build students' confidence to tackle the key themes of the 2015 OCR A-Level Sociology specification with this clear and accessible approach delivered by a team of leading subject authors. - Develop knowledge and understanding of key Year 2 concepts in a contemporary context, including globalisation and the digital social world - Strengthen essential sociological skills with engaging activities at every stage of the course - Reinforce learning and prepare for exams with practice and extension questions and exercises
Sociology

Sociology

Includes AS Level

Author: Fionnuala Swann

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781471839481

Category: Sociology

Page: 360

View: 2953

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Sociology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Build students' confidence to tackle the key themes of the 2015 OCR A-Level Sociology specification with this clear and accessible approach delivered by a team of leading subject authors. - Develop knowledge and understanding of key Year 1 concepts in a contemporary context, including globalisation and the digital social world - Strengthen essential sociological skills with engaging activities at every stage of the course - Reinforce learning and prepare for exams with practice and extension questions and exercises
Study Aids

My Revision Notes: OCR A Level Sociology

Author: Steve Chapman

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 147188273X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 1718

Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced teacher and examiner Steve Chapman. Use a selection of examples activities to improve your understanding of sociological concepts. Apply sociological terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words. - Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner - Use the expert tips to clarify key points - Avoid making typical mistakes with expert advice - Test yourself with end-of-topic questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete it - Get exam ready with last minute quick quizzes at www.hodderplus.co.uk/myrevisionnotes
Education

Universities in Transition

Foregrounding Social Contexts of Knowledge in the First Year Experience

Author: Heather Brook,Deane Fergie,Michael Maeorg,Dee Michell

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 1922064831

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 3101

Universities are social universes in their own right. They are the site of multiple, complex and diverse social relations, identities, communities, knowledges and practices. At the heart of this book are people enrolling at university for the first time and entering into the broad variety of social relations and contexts entailed in their ‘coming to know’ at, of and through university. For some time now the terms ‘transition to university’ and ‘first-year experience’ have been at the centre of discussion and discourse at, and about, Australian universities. For those university administrators, researchers and teachers involved, this focus has been framed by a number of interlinked factors ranging from social justice concerns to the hard economic realities confronting the contemporary corporatising university. In the midst of changing global economic conditions affecting the international student market, as well as shifting domestic politics surrounding university funding, the equation of dollars with student numbers has remained a constant, and has kept universities’ attention on the current ‘three Rs’ of higher education — recruitment, retention, reward — and, in particular, on the critical phase of students’ entry into the tertiary institution environment. By recasting ‘the transition to university’ as simultaneously and necessarily entailing a transition of university — indeed universities — and of their many and varied constitutive relations, structures and practices, the contributors to this book seek to reconceptualise the ‘first-year experience’ in terms of multiple and dynamic processes of dialogue and exchange amongst all participants. They interrogate taken-for-granted understandings of what ‘the university’ is, and consider what universities might yet become.
Social Science

Changing Families, Changing Food

Author: P. Jackson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230244793

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 5450

Approaching family through the lens of food, this book provides a new perspective on the diversity of contemporary family life, challenging received ideas about the decline of the family meal, the individualization of food choice and the relationship between professional advice on healthy eating and the everyday practices of 'doing family'.
Law

Crime and the Lifecourse

An Introduction

Author: Michael L. Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415994926

Category: Law

Page: 239

View: 3312

In recent years, the lifecourse perspective has become a popular theoretical orientation toward crime. Yet despite its growing importance in the field of criminology, most textbooks give it only cursory treatment. Crime and the Lifecourse: An Introduction by Michael L. Benson provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary research and theory on the life-course approach to crime. The book emphasizes a conceptual understanding of this approach. A special feature is the integration of qualitative and quantitative research on criminal life histories. This book: provides an overview of the life course approach and describes the major concepts and issues in lifecourse theory as it applies to criminology reviews evidence on biological and genetic influences on crime reviews research on the role of the family in crime and juvenile delinquency provides a detailed discussion of the criminological lifecourse theories of Moffitt, Hagan, Sampson and Laub, and others discusses the connections between youthful crime and adult outcomes in education, occupation, and marriage presents an application of the lifecourse approach to white-collar crime discusses how macro sociological and historical developments have influenced the shape of the lifecourse in American society as it relates to patterns in crime.

Ocr Sociology Student Guide 1

Author: Steve Chapman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471843471

Category:

Page: 96

View: 446

Psychology

Alone Together

Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Author: Sherry Turkle

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093663

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 5723

"Savvy and insightful." --New York Times Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.
Social Science

OCR Sociology Student Guide 2: Researching and understanding social inequalities

Author: Steve Chapman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471844315

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 6399

Written by experienced teacher Steve Chapman, this Student Guide for Sociology: - Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the AS and A-level specifications - Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide - Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions - Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research Contents Section A: Research methods and researching social inequalities - What is the relationship between theory and methods? - What are the main stages of the research process? - Which methods are used in sociological research? Section B: Understanding social inequalities - What are the main patterns and trends in social inequality and difference? - How can patterns and trends in social inequality and difference be explained?
Social Science

How the World Changed Social Media

Author: Daniel Miller,Elisabetta Costa,Nell Haynes,Tom McDonald,Razvan Nicolescu,Jolynna Sinanan,Juliano Spyer,Shriram Venkatraman,Xinyuan Wang

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1910634476

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 9592

How the World Changed Social Media is the first book in Why We Post, a book series that investigates the findings of anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world. This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and explores the impact of social media on politics and gender, education and commerce. What is the result of the increased emphasis on visual communication? Are we becoming more individual or more social? Why is public social media so conservative? Why does equality online fail to shift inequality offline? How did memes become the moral police of the internet? Supported by an introduction to the project’s academic framework and theoretical terms that help to account for the findings, the book argues that the only way to appreciate and understand something as intimate and ubiquitous as social media is to be immersed in the lives of the people who post. Only then can we discover how people all around the world have already transformed social media in such unexpected ways and assess the consequences
Family & Relationships

Toxic Childhood

How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It

Author: Sue Palmer

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409158721

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 3108

One in six children in the developed world is diagnosed as having 'developmental or behavioural problems' - this book explains why and shows what can be done about it. Children throughout the developed world are suffering: instances of obesity, dyslexia, ADHD, bad behaviour and so on are all on the rise. And it's not simply that our willingness to diagnose has increased; there are very real and growing problems. Sue Palmer, a former head teacher and literacy expert, has researched a whole range of problem areas, from poor diet, lack of exercise and sleep deprivation to a range of modern difficulties that are having a major effect: television, computer games, mobile phones. This combination of factors, added to the increasingly busy and stressed life of parents, means that we are developing a toxic new generation. TOXIC CHILDHOOD illustrates the latest research from around the world and provides answers for worried parents as to how they can protect their families from the problems of the modern world and help ensure that their children emerge as healthy, intelligent and pleasant adults.