Culture and Identity AS and A Level Sociology (AQA)

Overview / exam papers

Different conceptions of culture

Different sociological views on the role of culture in society

Socialisation process

Self, identity and difference

Relationship of identity to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexuality and social class in contemporary society

Identity & Production, Consumption & Globalisation

From the AQA Specification

Students are expected to be familiar with sociological explanations of the following content:

  • different conceptions of culture, including subculture, mass culture, folk culture, high and low culture, popular culture and global culture
  • the socialisation process and the role of the agencies of socialisation
  • the self, identity and difference as both socially caused and socially constructed
  • the relationship of identity to
    • age
    • disability
    • ethnicity
    • gender
    • nationality
    • sexuality
    • social class in contemporary society
  • the relationship of identity to production, consumption and globalisation.