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Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 24


29 September 2014

Answer in 250 words:

1) In what sense is family a primary group? Examine the correspondence between the  nature and functions of the family on the one hand and the nature and functions of the  state on the other, in a changing society.
2) Explain the basic features of “bureaucracy” and “oligarchy”. Do you, think that they  have become a part or all modern societies? If so, why? Substantiate your answer with  examples.
3) Analyse Weber’s thesis on the “protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism”. In the  light of this thesis do you think that all religions facilitate social change? Illustrate your  answer.