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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
Deprivation ii. iv. 7. Formal and informal organization of work. exclusion v. industrial /capitalist society. reference groups. Religion and Society: i. iv. 8. ii. iv. Mead – Self and identity. Weberian theory iii. . Sociological theories of religion. types of mobility iii. Politics and Society: i. poverty vi. equality ii. ideology. Dimensions i. revolution. state. Works and Economic Life: i. status groups iii. Structural functionalist theory ii. bureaucracy. and political parties. iii. Power elite. citizenship. Concepts i.5. social movements. hierarchy iv. inequality iii. agitation. v. Sources and causes of mobility. Stratification and Mobility: i. Labour and society. vi. civil society. Social mobility i. ii. pressure groups. slave society. feudal society. Nation. Social organization of work in different types of society i. conformity and deviance iii. collective action. open and closed systems ii. Sociological theories of power. Theories of social stratification i. ethnicity and race. 6. Protest. ii. Marxist theory iii. gender iv. iii. Social stratification of class ii. democracy.
Systems of Kinship: i. Indology (GS. iii. Modernization of Indian tradition. Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas). household. Religion in modern society i. sects v. Lineage and descent. ii. secularization iii. Agents of social change. iv. Rural and Agrarian Social Structure: i. Marxist sociology (A R Desai). iv. iii. iii. iii. Ghurye). Types and forms of family. 9. marriage. Science. Family. Syllabus: UPSC Sociology (Mains) Paper 2 #1: Introducing Indian Society: a. fundamentalism. iii. Contemporary trends. cults. pluralism iv. #2: Social Structure 1. monism iii. technology and social change. Perspectives on the study of Indian society: i. v. animism ii. ii. religion and science ii. 10. v. ii. Sociological theories of social change. The idea of Indian village and village studies. b. . Protests and movements during the colonial period. Social Change in Modern Society: i. Education and social change. ii. ii.Types of religious practices: i. Social reforms. iv. Patriarchy and sexual division of labour. Development and dependency. religious revivalism iv. Social background of Indian nationalism. Impact of colonial rule on Indian society : i.
ii. Green revolution and social change. Social Classes in India: i. Definitional problems. Industrial class structure. iv. 8. . bondage. Household dimensions of the family. Types of kinship systems. M N Srinivas. iii.2. Religious communities in India. Agrarian social structure – evolution of land tenure system. Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture . Idea of development planning and mixed economy. v. Constitution. Community Development Programme. land reforms. Family and marriage in India. ii. ii. Problems of religious minorities. Systems of Kinship in India: i. Tribal communities in India: i. ii. iv. #3: Social Changes in India: 7. iv. Middle classes in India. schemes. Problems of rural labour. iii. Andre Beteille. Colonial policies and tribes. 6. iii. 3. 5. cooperatives. iii. Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GSGhurye. poverty alleviation ii. Agrarian class structure. ii. Education and social change. Untouchability – forms and perspectives. migration. iii. v. Caste System: i. Lineage and descent in India. 4. Religion and Society: i. Patriarchy. Visions of Social Change in India: i. Geographical spread. entitlements and sexual division of labour. Programmes of rural development. Issues of integration and autonomy. Louis Dumont. Features of caste system. ii. iii. Rural and Agrarian transformation in India: i. law and social change. ii.
Violence against women. Backward classes & Dalit movement. i. democracy and citizenship. Regionalism and decentralization of power. child labour. Ethnic conflicts. Challenges of Social Transformation: Crisis of development: displacement. child and infant mortality. Illiteracy and disparities in education.9. i. Politics and Society: Nation. Political parties. class mobilization. migration. iv. i. i. pressure groups. Population policy and family planning. v. vi. iv. 13. . communalism. Women’s movement. ii. v. Social Movements in Modern India: Peasants and farmers movements. Growth of urban settlements in India. composition and distribution. Slums and deprivation in urban areas. social and political elite. 12. iv. religious revivalism. sex ratios. iii. Evolution of modern industry in India. deprivation and inequalities. growth. 10. Secularization. ii. ii. iv. iii. Informal sector. death. 11. Ethnicity and Identity movements. ii. environmental problems and sustainability. Emerging issues: ageing. ii. iii. Industrialization and Urbanisation in India: i. iv. Population Dynamics: Population size. reproductive health. Working class: structure. Caste conflicts. v. iii. Environmental movements. Poverty. growth. Components of population growth: birth. iii.