Assess the Sociological Explanations of Science and Ideology as Belief Systems
Science is often seen as truer than other belief systems as it can be tested empirically meaning information comes from experience or from experiments. However not all sociologist agree with the assumption that science is more valid, for example, post-modernists would argue that science is just the dominant meta-narrative of this time, however this could …show more content…
Feminists would argue that ideologies reinforce and legitimise gender inequalities as the ideas behind ideologies are patriarchal views used to control women. For example under capitalism women can be seen as products to raise the next workforce and to be a sponge for frustration that their husbands feel from work.
Marxists see ideologies as negative as they believe that they are used by the ruling class as a way to control and brainwash the lower classes, for example, the proletariat have to sell their labour to the bourgeoisie to earn money but in doing so they are being exploited. Gramsci argues that the working classes have been so brainwashed that we