Karl Thompson

Biography

I'm developing a Buddhist inspired critique of Western society and values. I know this has been done before, but this is personal. Most of the material on here will be focussed on this. Anyone who finds any of my writings helpful, that's fantastic.

Besides sociologising I like to meditate, do Tai Chi, nurture plants on my allotment and local area, and to run/ bike and swim. I'm also working on spending more time cleaning and putting things away immediately after I've used them.

That's pretty much me really, except for the occassional session on the real ale.

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Books

Theory Revision Notes for A Level Sociology
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Revision notes covering the theory aspect of the AQA's sociology A-Level syllabus, the new 2015 Specification onward. The content should also be suitable for other exam boards.
Research Methods and Methods in Context Revision Notes for AS Level and A Level Sociology, AQA Focus
Price: $1.41 USD. Words: 20,760. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
This brief set of revision notes has been designed to help students revise for the research methods section of both the AS and A level Sociology exams. It should be sufficient to get students through both the AQA, OCR and Welsh Board Syllabuses.
Families and Households Revision Notes for AS and A Level Sociology - AQA Focus
Price: $1.41 USD. Words: 22,960. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Marriage & Family
50 Pages of extensive AS Sociology revision notes covering all of the main topics in the AQA Families and Households Syllabus. Topics included are (1) perspectives, (2) marriage, divorce and cohabitation, (3) family diversity, (4) power and control in relationships, (5) childhood, (6) social policy, (7) demography. No nonsense, just well-structured comprehensive revision/ class notes.
How to Quit Your Job and Retire Early
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: British English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Today's typical worker-consumer in Britain leads an extremely sub-optimal high-consumption lifestyle which locks them into working until 67-8. However, by rejecting most of today's norms pertaining to consumption and finding alternative ways of being, even the median income earner can retire at 52, or earlier. This book is an exploration of how this might be achieved.
Why Western Notions Of Happiness Are Unsatisfactory And How Buddhism Can Help You Realise Deeper, Meaningful Happiness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,870. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Western notions of happiness tend to be selfish, contingent and shallow, and this book is about why I have rejected such notions as well as the commonly accepted strategies to achieve happiness. It's also a book about why I think following The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path is much more likely to result in a deeper, meaningful and much more stable happiness.
Globalisation Revision Notes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Social science
2 sides of revision notes on the topic of globalisation. written primarily for students studying the scly3 module in global development for the aqa exam. consists of 7 arguments/ pieces of evidence for the optimist, pessimist, transformationalist and traditionalist views of globalisation, a template essay plan on assessing the optimist view and links to online extension resources and tests.

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