ESO - 11

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June, 2017

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss the relationship of Sociology with Social Psychology, Anthropology and Economics.
  2. Explain the changing role of family in the industrial society.
  3. What do you mean by socialisation ? Distinguish between re-socialisation and anticipatory socialisation.
  4. Compare and contrast the patterns of consumption between the pre-industrial and industrial societies.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. How does a Kinship system exercise political control on its members in simple societies ?
  2. Explain the differences between an interest group and a political party.
  3. Illustrate the relationship between religion and faith in a complex society.
  4. Discuss the relationship between culture and personality.
  5. Elaborate the structural functionalist approach to social structure.
  6. Discuss the various features of social change.

SECTION III

Answer any two of the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. What do you mean by role conflict ?
  2. Differentiate between primary and secondary groups.
  3. Define the concept of social network.
  4. Outline the concept of Sectoral Development.

December, 2016

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Define Sociology. Discuss its emergence and major concerns.
  2. Elaborate the social significance of marriage and its various forms with suitable examples.
  3. Analyse the relation between socialization and education.
  4. Explain the impact of technological development in society with suitable examples.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Discuss the major functions of a political system.
  2. Outline the features of bureaucracy with some examples.
  3. Differentiate between a simple and a complex religion with suitable examples.
  4. Define culture and critically analyse its features.
  5. Distinguish between latent and manifest functions.
  6. Explain social stratification and its various types.

SECTION III

Answer any two of the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. Define role set and status set.
  2. Distinguish between folkways and mores.
  3. Define function and dysfunction.
  4. Elaborate the concept of cultural complex.

June, 2016

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss Max Weber's views on capitalism.
  2. Describe the Kinship system in India.
  3. Critically analyse the historical shifts in the system of education in India.
  4. Analyse conflict as a condition of social change.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. What is meant by the concept of family ? Describe its nature and characteristics.
  2. Describe social structure. How are personal networks related to it ?
  3. Describe the principle of matrilineal descent with the help of an example.
  4. Discuss the major factors of social change.
  5. Critically examine the changing aspects of religion in society.
  6. Discuss the various agencies of socialisation.
  7. Describe the factors affecting consumption in industrial societies.

SECTION III

Answer any two of the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. Differentiate between material culture and non-material culture.
  2. Define polygamy.
  3. What did Karl Marx mean by mode of production ?
  4. Differentiate between in-group and out-group.

December, 2015

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. What do you mean by group ? Discuss the various bases of social groups.
  2. What is socialization ? Discuss the various agencies of socialization.
  3. Define social change. Discuss the important theoretical approaches to social change .
  4. Define the concept of State. Highlight the position of individual in a democratic state.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Explain the institution of marriage.
  2. Discuss the changing role of family in contemporary society.
  3. What is the function of crime according to Durkheim ?
  4. What do you mean by culture ? Discuss the main characteristics of culture.
  5. Discuss the diversity of norms in different cultures.
  6. Critically examine the sociological notion of religion.
  7. Examine the inter-relationships between production, technology and society.

SECTION III

Answer any two of the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. What did Max Weber mean by 'power' and `authority' ?
  2. Explain the concept 'matrilineal descent'.
  3. What is society ? List the characteristics of society.
  4. Define the ego-centric personal network.

June, 2015

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Explain the concept of 'family'. What are its social functions ?
  2. How do social factors influence economic production ? Discuss.
  3. Discuss the role of magic and religion in simple societies.
  4. Explain the concept of 'social function' with suitable examples.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. What is 'descent' ? Describe the different types of descent.
  2. Discuss the structural-functional perspective on social structure.
  3. Outline the major means of social control in modern society.
  4. Explain the conflict perspective to the understanding of social change.
  5. In what ways does power relate with legitimacy ? Discuss.
  6. Write an overview of change in value system in Indian society.
  7. Bring out the socio-cultural dimension of development.

SECTION III

Answer any two of the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. What is 'complementary filiation' ?
  2. What is a 'ghotul' ?
  3. What is 'kula exchange' ?
  4. Distinguish between polyandry and polygyny.

December, 2014

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Critically discuss the impact of colonialism on simple societies.
  2. Discuss the changing role of family in industrial society.
  3. What is market exchange ? Outline its major features.
  4. What are the factors that affect consumption in industrial societies ?

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. What do you understand by `acephalous political system' ? Explain with the help of suitable examples.
  2. What did Emile Durkheim mean by 'collective conscience' ?
  3. Discuss the Marxist perspective on social structure.
  4. What is a complex society ? How does it differ from a simple society ?
  5. Examine the roles and responsibilities of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in a modern state.
  6. What are the main institutions to prevent abuse of authority in traditional societies ?
  7. Discuss the cyclical theory of social change.

SECTION III

Answer any two of the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. What do you understand by 'gender roles' ?
  2. Explain the concept of 'sub-culture'.
  3. What is 're-socialization' ?
  4. Distinguish between latent function and manifest function.

June, 2014

SECTION - A

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. What do you understand by society ? Distinguish between simple and complex societies.
  2. Explain the role of education and media in socialization.
  3. What do you mean by social control ? Discuss its various means.
  4. Explain the socio-cultural dimensions of development.

SECTION-B

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Explain the structural functionalist view on social structure.
  2. Explain the concept of role and elaborate its various types.
  3. Explain the basic features of culture in human society.
  4. Examine the changing value system in Indian society.
  5. Explain the role of religion in social change.
  6. Discuss the relationship between sociology, social anthropology and economics.

SECTION-C

Answer all questions in about 50 words each.

  1. Define re-socialization
  2. Explain the concept of status.
  3. What is meant by Nai Talim ?
  4. Distinguish between primary and secondary groups.

December, 2013

SECTION - A

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. What do you understand by sociology ? Delineate its core concerns.
  2. Define family and discuss its role in modern society.
  3. What do you understand by consumption ? Analyse the relation between consumption and production.
  4. Discuss the various factors contributing to social change.

SECTION - B

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Discuss the limitations of functional analysis.
  2. Explain the various types of social stratification in modern society.
  3. Differentiate between patriarchy and matriarchy with suitable examples.
  4. Discuss religion as an agency of socialization.'
  5. Explain how values integrate personalities and culture ?
  6. What is polygamy ? Discuss its various types.
  7. Explain the basic feature of potlatch ceremony of North East Cost Indians.

SECTION - C

Answer all questions in 50 words each.

  1. What do you understand by division of labour ?
  2. What is non formal education ?
  3. Distinguish between folkways and manners.
  4. Explain the concept of gender.

June 2013

SECTION - A

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Explain the concept of 'Simple Society' and the impact of colonialism on them.
  2. What is 'Market Exchange'? Discuss its important features.
  3. How does Max Weber examines the role of ideas and values on material conditions. Explain.
  4. Critically examine the Indian experience of development since independence.

SECTION - B

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. What is 'descent group'? Explain the principle of matrilineal descent with the help of an example.
  2. Discuss the changing significance of family in industrial societies.
  3. What is social structure? How do personal networks are related to it?
  4. What are the significant attributes of 'state'? How is state different from nation?
  5. Discuss the major factors of social change.
  6. Discuss the meaning and dimensions of social development.
  7. Critically discuss the major functions of the political system.

SECTION - C

Answer all questions in 50 words each.

  1. What did Emile Durkhiem mean by 'mechanical solidarity' and 'organic solidarity'?
  2. Explain the concept of charismatic authority.
  3. What are primary groups? How do they differ from secondary groups?
  4. What do you understand by 'information age'?

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