This essay will aim to evaluate and critically analyse the social construction of health and illness using established theoretical perspectives. Whilst defining different models of health and illness this essay will also critically analysing the vast array of opinion on definitions. Health and illness are terms that people of all different cultures and societies use in everyday life without a second thought. When defining health and illness there is are a considerable divergence in views and understanding. The medical modal of health is the definition put forward by doctors and health care professionals and could be describe as the official definition.
Outline and evaluate sociological explanations for social inequality (women) In the following essay I am going to be outlining and evaluating three sociological perspectives as to why women face inequalities in society. The three sociological perspectives that will be discussed are the Feminist view, Functionalist view and The Conflict Theory. In society, it is argued that women are treated in an unequal manner. Feminists would argue in society, there is a struggle between men and women. They hold the belief that power lies with men instead of the economy and the structure of society is so men are able to maintain their power.
Jake Griffiths Written Questions HSC036 – 1.1- Explain how and why person centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care. HSC036 – 1.2 – Evaluate the use of care plans in applying person centred values. HSC036 – 2.1 – How do you work with an individual and others to find out the individuals history, preferences, wishes and needs. HSC036 – 3.3 – Explain what steps to take if consent cannot be readily established. HSC036 – 4.1 – Describe different ways of applying active participation to meet individual needs.
Mr Birling appears not to know the difference. The Inspector, through what he says tries to show the Birling’s how dangerous, selfish and immoral their social lifestyles are. The Inspector repeatedly undermines Mr Birling although he is of higher status “there are a lot of young women…if there weren’t the factories and warehouses wouldn’t know where to look for cheap labour” This shows that the Inspector knows how business works and how the workers are exploited by Mr Birling, by calling them cheap it suggests they have no value. The Inspector also tries to teach Mr Birling what he is doing is wrong “it’s better to ask for the earth than to take it” this is a lesson to Mr Birling that at least Eva Smith asked for a rise. Mr Birling takes all of his money without asking anyone.
Priestley uses a range of language and theatrical devices to criticise the selfishness of people such as the Birling family. To begin with, Birling shows his lack of understanding and disrespect for the working class. This is show. When he says, "If you don't come down sharply on some of these people, they'd soon be asking for the Earth." This shows a lack of compassion by Birling, as he only cares about his wealth and status, and the profits he can gain from his factories.
There a many different types of feminist theories but they all share a few common interests. They all believe there is a fundamental division in society between men and women, that women are to some extent exploited by men and that society is male-dominated or patriarchal. They also criticize existing sociology by saying it has a pro-male bias. They call this ‘malestream’ sociology claiming most sociology is written by men, about men and for men. In the early 1970s feminist ideology became influential in sociology and this was reflected in a growing number of studies of the family from a feminist point of view.
As a result, it is possible to interpret the industrialization like another form of slavery because it is a nuisance to the worker’s freedom. Indeed, it is a fact; factories owner have a total control on the workers. They take decision without any consent, and they only seek their profits. In fact, Sam tells us about the factories owners’ behavior by denouncing the changes in the lunch hours. (Patch, 67) It is true that the workers are proud of their skills especially the spinners like in Sam Patch, but sometimes fighting back is an obligation.
Labor Unions and working Conditions. Working conditions were part of the problems that Labor Unions took care of. At the beginning of the industrial Revolution there were not many laws made for working field, without laws or having being told how to have a company/factory kept, owners were too uncaring and paid a little attention to the cleanliness of the business but more to the profit that was being made. Also owners were not paying their employees enough money, and the factories were unsafe. The cause of the problem was that owners were selfish and very greedy.
The minimum wage is a form of coercion in which it forced employers to hire at an arbitrary price that otherwise wouldn't be used if not for the government's intervention. The minimum wage causes a few detrimental effects. By raising the minimum wage the employer would either have to fire workers because they cannot keep up with the wages or raise the prices of their products which don’t benefit the so called 99%. Another point is that there doesn't need to be a minimum wage because the superseded fear is that businesses will hire at super low wages caused by collusion. Well contrary to this popular belief the real world doesn't work this way at all.
The 'working poor,' as they are approvingly termed, are in fact the major philanthropists of our society. They neglect their own children so that the children of others will be cared for; they live in substandard housing so that other homes will be shiny and perfect; they endure deprivation so that inflation will be low and stock prices high. To be