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Sociological Theories of the Family

In this course, Dr Vicki Harman (University of Surrey) explores the sociology of the family. In the first lecture, we think about the different ways in which we might define the word 'family', as well as considering some of the alternative...

6 lectures

0:39:03

Dr Vicki Harman

Surrey University

Sociology

Gender and the Domestic Division of Labour

In this course, Dr Vicki Harman (University of Surrey) explores gender and the domestic division of labour. In the first lecture, we think about classical sociology, particularly functionalism, in which domestic labour was both undervalued and...

5 lectures

0:40:10

Dr Vicki Harman

Surrey University

Sociology

The Sociology of Childhood

In this course, Professor Karen Wells (Birkbeck, University of London) explores the sociology of childhood. In the first lecture, we think about the idea is childhood is socially constructed. In the second lecture, we consider the idea that...

7 lectures

1:09:18

Prof. Karen Wells

Birkbeck College, London

Sociology

The History of Childhood

In this course, Professor Hugh Cunningham (University of Kent) explores the historical development of childhood from the early modern period to the present. In the first lecture, we consider Philippe Ariès’ hugely influential insights regarding...

5 lectures

0:52:42

Prof. Hugh Cunningham

Kent University

Sociology

Family Policy in Britain

In this course, Professor Pat Thane (Birkbeck, University of London) explores family policy in Britain since the 1960s. In the first lecture, we set the context by thinking about some key features of family life prior to the 1960s. In the second...

6 lectures

0:43:51

Prof. Pat Thane

Birkbeck College, London

Sociology

Old Age and Population Ageing

In this course, Professor Pat Thane (Birkbeck, University of London) explores population ageing, its causes and impacts, policies related to it, and the place of older people in society. In the first lecture, we look at the historical process of...

5 lectures

0:42:10

Prof. Pat Thane

Birkbeck College, London

Sociology

The Family: Marxist and Feminist Theories

In this course, Professor Michèle Barrett (Queen Mary University of London) explores Marxist and Feminist approaches to the family. In the first lecture, we caution against seeing different sociological approaches, particularly Functionalism,...

5 lectures

0:21:49

Prof. Michèle Barrett

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