COMPLETE STRATEGY AND APPROACH TO SOCIOLOGY OPTIONAL. UPSC MAINS Vanamala Ramesh
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COMPLETE STRATEGY AND APPROACH TO SOCIOLOGY OPTIONAL UPSC MAINS SYLLABUS AND BOOKS TO BE REFERRED Vanamala Ramessh
SYLLABUS FOR SOCIOLOGY OPTIONAL PAPER TWO PAPER ONE Indian Sociology and Sociologists. Introduction to Sociology. World Sociolo Components, French and Development of Indiarn Society. Industrial Revolution. Theories, terms concepts Thinkers. Structure and change in the Indian Societ .
SYLLABUS AND BOOKS TO BE REFERRED. PAPER 1 i. Sociology the Discipline: a) Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology. Books: NCERT and IGNOU B.A/ESO 13. b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences. Books: NCERT, Sociology: T.B. Bottomore. sciences. BookS: c) Sociology and common sense. Books: Sociology: Anthony Giddens.
2. SOCIOLOGY AS A SCIENCE: a) Science, scientific method and critique. Book: Sociology: Anthony Giddens and Google b) Major theoretical strands of research methodology. Books: Anthony Giddens and Morgan. c) Positivism and its critique. Books: Sociology by Haralambos and Holborn. d) Fact value and objectivity. IGNOU MA MSO/oo2 e) Non positivist methodologies. Haralambos and Holborn.
3. RESEARCH METHODS AND ANALYSIS a) Qualitative and Quantitative methods. b) Techniques and data collection. c) Variables, samples, hypothesis, reliability, and validity. I have referred from IGNOU MA MSO/oo2 Few parts from the net.
4. SOCIOLOGICAL THINKERS a) Karl Marx- Historical Materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle. b) Emile Durkheim: Division of labour,social fact, suicide, religion and societ ureaucraC Protestant ethic and the spirit of d) Talcott Parsons: Social system, pattern variables e) Robert Merton : Latent and manifest functions, conformity and capitalism. deviance, reference groups.
Mead: Self and Identity. Referred Books: Ritzer, IGNOU BA ESO/13 and Sociological thinkers by R K Mukerjee. S. STRATIFICATION AND MOBILITY a) Concepts: Equality,Inequality,hierarchy, exclusion, poverty and deprivation. Book: Haralambos and Holborn, NCERT. b) Theories of Social stratification: Structural functionalist theory Marxist theory, Weberian theory. Book: Haralambos and Holborn and NCERT
c) Dimensions: Social Stratification of class, status groups.gender ethnicity and race. Books: Haralambos and Holborn, hteraction Concept Robert C.Carson NCERT urban communication Hewit Social mobility: Open and closed systems, types of mobility, sources and causes of mobility. Books: NCERT AND IGNOU BA ESO/14. Bureaucracy in Modern Society Blau Meyer Second NA Seman and Wielsh FoundationforSoc logy A Self-Learning Text SHAPR0 COLLECIVE BEHAIOR ND LOUSE.GENEVE SCCIAL MOVEMENTS
9. SYSTEMS OF KINSHIP a) Family, household, marriage. b) Types and forms of family. c) Lineage and descent. d) Patriarchy and sexual division of labour Famil Contemporary trends. PATRIARCHY AHEAD Books: IGNOU, Haralambos, Giddens, NCERT, RITZER.
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