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Below are five books that I would recommend for the AICE Sociology AS Level Course. The first three can be checked out from the media center. That being said, the books are not expensive, so if you want your own copy, feel free to order one.
This is the main text for the course. It pretty much gives an outline of the AS and A Level Cambridge Curriculum. A good tool to use as an overview and study guide. Check this out from the media center
This is one of the best histories of Marriage and how our preconceptions about what marriage is in the modern world is not the norm for history. That marriage is associated with love is a historical contingency and a social construct. Check this out from the Media Center
This book gives a really great explanation of sociological thinking and how to incorporate theory into your analysis. It is well written in everyday language. Definitely worth your time. Check this out from the Media Center
This is another great explainer written in everyday language. This is the most up to date, 3rd edition. You could probably get the first or second edition much cheaper. Not Available at the Media Center
This is another great book for giving an overview of sociological thinking in social, philosophical and historical context. It’s a great book for digging deeper into theory and gaining a greater depth of understanding. A harder read than the books above. Not available in the Media Center
This is another great book to help you understand the sociological perspective. It also includes a great chapter on the Sociology of the Family. This one is significantly harder than the books above. Not Available in the Media Center free texts
American Society: How it Actually Works
Cliffs Notes Sociology
Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World
Introduction to Sociology: 1st Canadian Edition
Social Problems: Continuity and Change Readings
The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
Branislaw Malinowski: Argonauts of the Western Pacific Theme One: Foundations of Sociology
Syllabus Lesson 1: Ideal types
Thomas More’s Utopia — Complete Book LEsson 2: The Sociological Imagination
Lesson 3: The functionalist Perspective
Riots are Not Just Mindless Violence Lesson 4
VIDEO This is a pretty good summary of Marxist Theory. He goes into Alienation more than I did. Caution, some bad words. See the Feminism and advertising Slideshow below
VIDEO Applying Theory to Social Issues: Here’s an application of Michel Foucault’s thinking to understanding Social Media and Fake News Theme 2: Society and Human behavior
What does Ideology Mean? Supplemental Materials
VIDEO Weber’s Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
VIDEO George Ritzer The McDonaldization of Society
VIDEO theme 3: culture and diversity
VIDEO Theme 4: Stratification and inequality
VIDEO Jane Elliot’s original experiment [excerpt]
VIDEO The continuation of Jane Elliot’s work…this one’s a bit harsh
VIDEO Is the United States a Democracy? Theme 5: Methods of Sociological Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Deductive and Inductive Methods
The interaction between Positivism and Interpretivism can be understood as a Cycle of Research by which a “Realistic” understanding of the social world can be developed.
Deductive Reasoning vs. Inductive Reasoning Theme 6: the family and social change
Click Image for the Link to the Pew Study: U.S. has world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households
VIDEO A good summary of Neoliberalism/New Right perspectives on the family Theme 7: Family Roles, Marraige and Changing Relationships
The Bowen Theory of Family
The Social Construction of Childhood — Revise Sociology
The Social Construction of Childhood — Hectic Teacher
Social Construction of Childhood — Helpful Professor
VIDEO Video Lectures
Click the Image to go to the YouTube Channel Study Guides
A great Explanation of the Social Construction of Reality
Reality is socially constructed when human interactions are repeated and become habits. These habits are then institutionalized, or taught as the legitimate way of interacting. These interactions then become reified, or seen as intrinsically real. Moral Entrepreneurs may arise that challenge the social construct. When that happens, the tendency is to assume that the Moral Entrepreneur is pathological and that the social construct is valid.
Phenomenology tries to bridge the gap between Structuralism and Interactionism
Social Theory Quizlet
Papa Cambridge Past Papers in Sociology: Past papers are an invaluable tool for study. Extra credit for any practice questions you do from the past papers (so long as they were not already submitted as required essays for the quarter.
Mr. Kester’s Class: Not sure who this Kester guy is, but his website is pretty useful. Writing Advice and Structures
Writing for Sociology University of California Berk e ley
Writing an A Level Essay
UNC Chapel Hill Sociology Writing Center
The Paper 1 Generic Mark Scheme was originally created for the previous syllabus, but much of the advice still holds true for the current Papers.
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