Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 22

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 1) Write short notes on ALL of the following (each answer should not exceed 200  words):- (a) Alienation in modern society. (b) “Value Problem” in sociological research. (c) “Social Action and Pattern variables. (d) Socialization and the Self. 2) What are the major postulates in functional analysis? Is the framework conservative …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 21

ARCHIVES 25 September 2014 1) Explain why it is not urbanization alone, but urbanization combined with  industrialization, which is responsible for far-reaching changes in society. (250 Words) 2)  Write short notes on the following:(200 Words) (a) Varna and Jati. (b) Growing economic disparities despite development planning. (c) Slow progress of Scheduled caste despite Protective Discrimination. …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 19

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) Analyse the interrelationships among the joint family, the caste system and the village  community in the traditional Indian society and show how they were supported by the  peculiar economic organization and the value system. 2)  Describe the traditional modes of adaptation and mobility in tribe and …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 17

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1)  Distinguish between observation and interviewing as techniques of data collection.  Under what contexts may their use be recommended? Bring out their merits and  demerits as regards their objectivity and validity. (300 Words) 2) Write short notes on any two of the following: (200 Words) (a) Religion as a force both …

Sociology-2014- Answer Writing Challenge – 15

ARCHIVES 18 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) Examine Pareto’s analysis of the circulation of elites. It is valid for the modern  industrial societies? 2) Distinguish among power, prestige and authority. What are the different ways in  which an authority may gain legitimacy? Why does a changing society face crises of  legitimacy?

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 14

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 What do you mean by functionalism? Explain Merton’s paradigm of functional  analysis. Does it satisfy the requirements of a rigorous theory?(250 Words) In what ways is organic solidarity different from mechanical solidarity? Does organic  division of labour lead to greater efficiency? Illustrate your view with examples. (250 Words)

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 16 September 2014   1) Distinguish between formal and informal structures of organizations and show how  some of the problems of formal organizations can be better understood in forms of this  distinction. (250 Words) 2) Define ‘social stratification’ and critically examine the view that Marx has “oversimplified  the structure of satisfaction by reducing it …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 12

ARCHIVES 15 September 2014 Write short notes on any two of the following: (200 Words) (a) Social movements in post-independence India. (b) Industrialisation and social change in India. (c) Role of religion in the traditional Indian society. (d) Unintended consequences of planned social change in India.

Sociology – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 10

ARCHIVES 13 September 2014 Bring out the impact of education on social mobility and equality with special  reference to the Scheduled castes. (400 Words) Define social change and assess the role of legislative measures in bringing about  social change in India. (400 Words)

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 9

ARCHIVES 12 September 2014 1) Examine whether the different centres of political power in India are successful as  democratic institutions. (400 Words) 2) Define social stratification and discuss the principles of stratification in the traditional  hierarchy (400 Words) 3)  Examine the changing stratification system in modern India in relation to the issues of  equality and social justice. …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 8

ARCHIVES 11 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) Distinguish between tribe and caste bringing out the implications of the difference for  settlement pattern and community living. 2) Enumerate and explain the factors conducive to joint family and comment on its  prevalence/disappearance in rural India. 3)  Enumerate the forces affecting the jajmani system and examine …

Sociology -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Answer in 400 words each: 1) What do you mean by empiricism? Examine the significance of empirical confirmation  in building sociological theory. 2) “Participant observation in many situations is nothing more than a case study.”  Comment. 3) Explain the basic features of the ex post facto research design and assess its …

Sociology -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 1) “The personality is formed, maintained and changed as the socialization process  moves along.” Explain. (400 Words) 2)  What functions does social conflict perform? Explain the nature of social conflict in  the developing countries today. (400 Words)