Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 41

ARCHIVES 20 October 2014 1)  Discuss family as a basic and fundamental social institution. Do you think the  changing sex roles necessitate the replacement of family by another institution? (250 Words) 2) Explain the role of community power structure in the political decision-making  processes in the society. Are power and authority getting broad based in …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 40

ARCHIVES 18 October 2014 1) Discuss Max’s concept of class. Is class struggle inevitable for the elimination of  inequalities and exploitation in the third world societies? (250 Words) 2)  Analyse scientific theory of culture. Will the crisis in culture in the contemporary  society facilitate the emergence of new man? (250 Words) 3)  Write short notes …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 36

ARCHIVES 14 October 2014 1) Write notes on ALL the following is not more than 200 words on each: (a) Universalisation and parochialisation in Indian civilization. (b) Bride and bridegroom price. (c) The changing social composition of the political elite since Independence. (d) Unionization and the agrarian classes. 2) What is the relative role of ritual …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 34

ARCHIVES 13 October 2014 Answer in about 300 words: 1)  Analyse the social determinants of industrialization. Will industrialization per se lead to equality and balanced development in the society? 2)  Do you agree with the view that legitimacy is a powerful instrument in the hands of  the elite in the contemporary society? What are the different …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 34

ARCHIVES 11 October 2014 1) Discuss suicide as a social fact. While explaining the typology of suicide according to  Durkheim, bring out the destabilising role of anomic in modern societies. (300 Words) 2)  Are caste and class merely different forms of qualitatively different types of social  stratification? Elucidate your point of view. (300 Words) 3) …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 33

ARCHIVES 10 October 2014 1) Write short notes on ALL of the following (each answer should not exceed 200  words):- (a) Participant observation and the problem of objectivity. (b) Functional prerequisites of society (c) Religious and scientific world views. (d) Family in industrial societies. 2. Distinguish between social change and social development. How does the …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 32

ARCHIVES 09 October 2014 1) Write notes on ALL of the following in not more than 200 words on each: (a) Education and society mobility. (b) Direction of tribal change. (c) Socio-cultural dimensions of Indian villages (d) Westernization and modernization. 2) Discuss industrialization and urbanization as inter related factors of social change in  India. 3) …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 31

ARCHIVES 08 October 2014 Write notes on ALL of the following in not more than 200 words on each: (a) Continuity and change in India. (b) Agrarian and industrial class structure. (c) Intergenerational gap and youth unrest. (d) Decentralization of power and political participation. What are the features of economic development? Outline the social determinants …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 30

ARCHIVES 07 October 2014 1)  Discuss the role of participative decision making in formal and informal organizations.  Is it possible to have workers’ participation in industrial organizations? 2) Distinguish between science and religion. Examine religion as a functional and  dysfunctional factor in the contemporary society. 3) Analyse Marxian theory of social change. Is it useful …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 29

ARCHIVES 06 October 2014 1) . In social stratification a particular form of social inequality? Analyse the role of wealth,  power and status in the perpetuation of stratification systems in the society. (300 Words) 2)  Write short notes on ALL of the following (Each should not exceed 200 words):- (a) Pressure groups and economic development. (b) Industrialization and …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 28

ARCHIVES 04 October 2014 Write short notes on ALL of the following (Each answer should not exceed 200  words):- (a) Sucide as a social fact. (b) Decent and Kinship as social networks. (c) Modernization and intergenerational mobility. (d) Suitability of questionnaire for data collection in developing societies. How far do you agree with the view that …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 27

ARCHIVES 03 October 2014 61)Compare and contrast the stratification systems and ideological patterns among the  major religious categories in India. Evaluate the problem of religious conversion against  this background. (250 Words) 2) In what sense was the traditional Indian village a ‘community’? Bring out the impact of  the Community Development Programme upon that ‘community’. (250 …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 26

ARCHIVES 01 October 2014 1) Bring out the socio-cultural contexts of educational inequality. In view of these  circumstances what measures you think are appropriate for the solution of the  educational problems of the scheduled castes? (250 Words) 2) 5. Write notes on ALL of the following in not more than 200 words each:- (a) Acculturation and integration of tribal communities. …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 23

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014 1)  Distinguish among the concepts of “social inequalities”, “social hierarchy” and “the  perpetuation of social inequalities”. How are these features manifested in the different  forms of social stratification? (250 Words)   2)  Write short notes on ALL of the following (Each answer should not exceed 200  words): (a) Cultural lag and directed …