Describe the Professional Social Theory
The development of this case study involves the student applying research skills to formulate recent media reporting on a social issue of choice. The student will compare and contrast the explanations of the social issue with two social theory perspectives.
Identify a specific contemporary social issue of interest (such as asylum seekers, changing patterns of partnership and family formation, single parents and welfare, unemployment, domestic violence etc.). Research the coverage of the social issue in the media (print, radio and /or TV) and locate current or recent media reporting on this issue. Select excerpts from the identified media reports as the basis for the case study.
Write a case study on the identified issue, from two of the following social theory perspectives:
Theories of late and post modernity
Social theories of sexuality