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I've finished all my A-levels!! EXCITING TIMES AHEAD!
and get up late and drink lots with no worry about school!
and I'm going to see My Bloody Valentine on saturday!
much more important things to worry than school...
but this summer is going to be care free!
Just joking, you know...
Or maybe not...
Did you do Sociology today?
Crime and deviance?
How did you find it? I thought it was great, I had loads to write about strain theory and marxism and all that.
You've done better than me. I waffled too much. Didn't know enough Marxism so I brought in stuff about illegitimate opportunity structure, labelling, why official statistics are bad to use etc. to pad it all out. Stuff like "socially constructed". Some subcultural theory thrown in too.
Meh. God bless the easy AS course. That's all I can say.
I found him quite useful, and his description of the criminal justice system as a Repressive State Apparatus. Him, and Focault's control theory.
Cohen, Merton, Murray (they love the synoptic stuff), Lea, Taylor Walton And Young and a couple of others I used.
to throw a few of those in, but it didn't really fit my answer.
Also, really? No Althusser? I've used him in every Marxist essay, both years...he fits in everywhere.
I swear I've never heard of him!
He predicted official statistics and Marxism would come up, about 2 hours before the exam, and I took no notice...I wish I had...
He was crazy, and killed his wife, and the stuff he has to say on education is awesome!
to be fair, all those points you mention sound worthy to me. You just reminded me though, I completely missed out labelling theory and interactionism. Shit. I hope I don't lose many marks for that... :S
Foucault and Althusser!
Ben! you will love doing English Lit! seriously
pretty much the basis for my media exam. Brilliant stuff, you can apply his theories to everything.
I onced jammed with a former member of the Fall and basically screamed FOUCAULT WAS THE BEST THERE WAS into the microphone
I love him SO SO SO SO SO SO FUCKING MUCH
"Western man is a confessing animal" <3<3<3
what stuff did you look at? I'm guessing for Sociology Discipline and Punish?
that doesn't mean much at all - there's so many. Why haven't you joined yet? You live in Manchester! :D
just looked at 'power is not repressive' and the nature of power and all that stuff. I could apply it to all three of my exam subjects though - media, sociology and english!
and I think The Real New Fall LP
I wanna join the Fall. So fucking much :)
I'm continuing Sociology through to uni...
More Foucault and Althusser! Woo!
Still got to wait for my AS results, then sort out uni's, then work out how badly I can flop A2's and still do decently enough to get into the uni's.
and i am to remain in school by choice until july 4th
I finished my GCSEs yesterday. I'm going to go crazy if I don't get a job sooon though.