2 weeks until your exam!. Tuesday 26 th January 9am Sports Hall. Structural theories. Marxism. Recap of functionalism - starter. Blockbusters Try to write a paragraph summarising the key aspects of the functionalist theory from last lesson. Marxism Vs Functionalism.
Tuesday 26th January
Try to write a paragraph summarising the key aspects of the functionalist theory from last lesson.
What they have in common
Like Durkheim, he saw the harm being done by industrial society and the promise of progress to a better world that is held.
Thought it was possible to understand society scientifically – scientific socialism
Marx was not just a theorist, he was also a revolutionary socialist.
“Philosophers have merely interpreted the world; the point, however, is to change it.”
After his death , Marx’s ideas came to form the basis of communism – a political movement that was influential in shaping the modern world.
Read through the section of text you are allocated
Write a twitter summary of that section
Class society & exploitation
The state, revolution & communism
Simplistic view of inequality – only sees class as important
Feminists would argue gender more important source of inequality
The view that economic factors are the sole cause of everything in society – including social change
Fails to recognise that people have free will
The question carries 15 AO1 marks (knowledge and understanding) and 18 AO2 marks (interpretation, application, analysis and evaluation).
Begin your answer with an account of Marx’s key ideas. Make sure you include materialism, class conflict, alienation, exploitation, false consciousness, ideology, the state and revolution.
A good focus would be Marx’s theory of change, so explain how Marx sees capitalism being replaced by communism
The question asks about Marxist perspectives
Look at developments since Marx.
Examine the 2 Marxisms – humanist and structuralist.
Outline their key concepts
You can contrast them in terms of their view of how change occurs.
You should also evaluate by assessing the strength of some of the criticisms of Marxism.
Write the introduction/conclusion for this essay
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