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Syllabus: UPSC Sociology (Mains) Paper 1

1. Sociology – The Discipline: i. Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology. ii. Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences. iii. Sociology and common sense. 2. Sociology as Science: i. Science, scientific method and critique. ii. Major theoretical strands of research methodology. iii. Positivism and its critique. iv. Fact value and objectivity. v. Non- positivist methodologies. 3. Research Methods and Analysis: i. Qualitative and quantitative methods. ii. Techniques of data collection. iii. Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity. 4. Sociological Thinkers: i. Karl Marx i. Historical materialism ii. mode of production iii. alienation iv. class struggle. ii. Emile Durkheim i. Division of labour ii. social fact iii. suicide iv. religion v. Society iii. Max Weber i. Social action ii. ideal types iii. authority iv. bureaucracy v. Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. iv. Talcolt Parsons i. Social system ii. pattern variables. v. Robert K. Merton i. Latent and manifest functions

iv. social movements. Protest. Politics and Society: i. gender iv. ii. v. Social stratification of class ii. ii. bureaucracy. state. 6. democracy. Social organization of work in different types of society i. ii. Sociological theories of religion. poverty vi. ethnicity and race. Labour and society. ideology. types of mobility iii. Mead – Self and identity. feudal society. Nation. collective action. Sociological theories of power. Power elite. industrial /capitalist society. Sources and causes of mobility. Deprivation ii. Formal and informal organization of work. iii. vi. Marxist theory iii. iv. slave society. open and closed systems ii. Weberian theory iii. Social mobility i. . Concepts i. hierarchy iv. Religion and Society: i. Theories of social stratification i.5. iv. and political parties. revolution. citizenship. status groups iii. exclusion v. civil society. agitation. conformity and deviance iii. Stratification and Mobility: i. Dimensions i. Works and Economic Life: i. inequality iii. 7. reference groups. 8. Structural functionalist theory ii. equality ii. pressure groups. iii.

Indology (GS. monism iii. religious revivalism iv. technology and social change.Types of religious practices: i. iv. Types and forms of family. Family. Systems of Kinship: i. ii. ii. pluralism iv. Patriarchy and sexual division of labour. b. iii. Modernization of Indian tradition. ii. Ghurye). 10. sects v. Perspectives on the study of Indian society: i. iv. animism ii. Contemporary trends. religion and science ii. iii. Social Change in Modern Society: i. Syllabus: UPSC Sociology (Mains) Paper 2 #1: Introducing Indian Society: a. ii. secularization iii. iv. iii. Social reforms. The idea of Indian village and village studies. v. Lineage and descent. Sociological theories of social change. marriage. Rural and Agrarian Social Structure: i. Social background of Indian nationalism. Marxist sociology (A R Desai). Education and social change. Impact of colonial rule on Indian society : i. ii. Agents of social change. cults. . Protests and movements during the colonial period. Religion in modern society i. iii. 9. Development and dependency. #2: Social Structure 1. v. household. fundamentalism. Science. iii. Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas).

ii. iv. Agrarian social structure – evolution of land tenure system. Education and social change. ii. Religious communities in India. Systems of Kinship in India: i. Social Classes in India: i. Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GSGhurye. land reforms. Types of kinship systems. Household dimensions of the family. Industrial class structure. Programmes of rural development. iii. Tribal communities in India: i. ii. Constitution. Untouchability – forms and perspectives. Caste System: i. 5. Problems of rural labour. Green revolution and social change. Rural and Agrarian transformation in India: i. iv. iii. 4. Patriarchy.2. Middle classes in India. . ii. Louis Dumont. 8. ii. ii. Features of caste system. Problems of religious minorities. Geographical spread. bondage. Issues of integration and autonomy. iii. Definitional problems. poverty alleviation ii. law and social change. Lineage and descent in India. v. entitlements and sexual division of labour. schemes. migration. iii. iii. M N Srinivas. v. cooperatives. 3. Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture . Religion and Society: i. iv. Idea of development planning and mixed economy. Family and marriage in India. #3: Social Changes in India: 7. 6. Community Development Programme. iii. Andre Beteille. Agrarian class structure. Colonial policies and tribes. Visions of Social Change in India: i. ii.

religious revivalism. Population Dynamics: Population size. Informal sector. Illiteracy and disparities in education. ii. 11. ii. . democracy and citizenship. i. Political parties. Ethnicity and Identity movements. Population policy and family planning. v.9. ii. i. vi. death. iv. environmental problems and sustainability. Working class: structure. social and political elite. 13. Challenges of Social Transformation: Crisis of development: displacement. iii. 10. Ethnic conflicts. growth. composition and distribution. Evolution of modern industry in India. class mobilization. communalism. i. Regionalism and decentralization of power. iii. Slums and deprivation in urban areas. 12. iv. i. iv. ii. ii. v. iv. deprivation and inequalities. Industrialization and Urbanisation in India: i. iii. Violence against women. child labour. Components of population growth: birth. pressure groups. child and infant mortality. Social Movements in Modern India: Peasants and farmers movements. Poverty. Growth of urban settlements in India. iii. Politics and Society: Nation. reproductive health. Secularization. Backward classes & Dalit movement. v. Environmental movements. iii. migration. growth. sex ratios. Women’s movement. Caste conflicts. iv. Emerging issues: ageing.

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