DRAFT OF THE TEST QUESTIONS
Students please be critically analytical and conceptual in your answers. StudentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ marks include the application of content and concepts of the readings/films, and discussions in lectures and tutorials.
therefore please try to limit answers to 5 sentences or point form but connect to the course material and test questions or a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœvery mini essayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Excessive writing will not be marked. HENCE, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT STUDENTS BE CONCEPTUAL; PLEASE DO AVOID EXCESSIVE DESCRIPTION.
Using your sociological imagination and the course content to date discuss the causes of poverty and how this impact childhood. Please note that your discussions must be inclusive of local/global, ideology, media, social, political and economic circumstances.
According to Singh (2000) three features of Political Economy are: Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. list these and succinctly interconnect to childhood and society. Please include movies: Merchants of Cool, The Myth of the Liberal Media and course readings in your answer.
Leena Alanen (1988). Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rethinking ChildhoodÃ¢â‚¬Â and Henry Jenkins (2008). Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Innocent Child and Other Modern MythsÃ¢â‚¬Â offered several, similar insights into the absence/presence of children/childhood in the political and academic spheres. Please list 2 of these insights and critically analyze using the course material.
The four modes of production (Primitive Communism, Slavery, Feudalism, and Capitalism) are characterized by four specific modes of production relations. Modes of production Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the significance of class: classless and class societies, band and tribal societies belong to Primitive Communism: these are classless societies, while the rest are class societies. Discuss the impact of classless and class stratification in society on childhood
What is childhood? Using the course framework, (this must be directly referenced) readings and movies critically analyzes this question/concept Ã¢â‚¬Å“What is childhood?Ã¢â‚¬Â
What is ideology? How is it produce? Provide an example of an ideology that is prevalent about childhood.