Understand the nature of sociology and the OCR course
Recognise the importance of culture and society on our socialisation
Introduction to sociology as an subject – the sociological approach
The importance of socialisation and the nature of culture – examples and case studies
Preparation for the transition task
Historical comparison of Youth subcultures
Part 1 Youth subcultures in the past
You are required to carry out research into two of these youth subcultures from the past TEDDY BOYS – MODS/ROCKERS –HIPPIES - SKINHEADS - PUNKS - GOTHS - RAVERS
Use the following questions as a guide to what to include.
When did the subculture emerge in the UK?
What were the style, dress and behaviour of the young people involved in the subculture?
What were the major music, dance and other social behaviour features of the group?
How did society react to the subculture –the media, public, police etc
What is sociologists views on these subcultures(see references below)
Write an overview for each of the subcultures you investigate including reference to relevant sociological research.
These should be typed with images of the groups selected and have a minimum of 2-3 sides of A4 for each subculture - include a bibliography (to show you have used a range of sources – at least 4 separate sources for each)
Part 2 Comparison with today
How do these subcultures compare to your experience of youth subcultures in today’s society? – what is similar – what has changed?
What distinguishes the culture of young people today? – what are the main pre-occupations, cultural symbols etc
This is a reflective piece considering how culture affects you as a young person in todays’ society – 1- 2 sides of A4
USEFUL RESOURCES TO COMPLETE THIS TASK:
Useful resources to support the completion of this task: sociologists to research as a starting point
Brake (1977) Hippies and Skinheads
Stan Cohen – mods and rockers
Cohen and Clarke skinheads
Hall and Jefferson/ Fyvel – Teddy Boys
Hodkinson (2005) Goths
Bennett (2001) Ravers
Cultural norms vary from time to time and from place to place for this task you are to research and write up 2 examples – each example should be approx. one side of A4 in your own words
Time to time – Investigate via the internet Childhood in the 19th century and Childhood today – what differences are there?
Place to place – Investigate via the internet the restriction on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia – produce an outline comparison to women’s rights in UK – how does the experience of women differ and what change is taking place?