Students could use this information to sketch out their own organic analogy and label the different parts of the body with institutions in society. This is a good opportunity to remind them of key words including social structure, agency and consensus.
The lesson could begin with an overview of the organic analogy, a comprehensive account of which can be found here:
with a useful video overview (at 1 minute 20 seconds) here:
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The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) based at Birmingham University produced a ra..
The following Daily Mail article laments the adoption of Jamaican patois styles of language in ‘..
David Starkey featured in a Newsnight discussion about the 2011 UK riots. This Guardian article ..
Some Sociologists suggest that subcultures may no longer exist in the form that they once did. For e..
The class could investigate and consider the extent to which they consider the ‘haul girl’ phenomeno..
Students should be able to draw on examples from a wide range of subcultures, both classic and c..
A useful overview of the Functionalist view of youth culture can be found below:..
By way of starting off an investigation into youth subcultures, teachers could pose the problem ..