ESO-13

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July 2017 and January 2018

Section – I

Answer the following in about 500 words each.

  1. Explain the central ideas of Anguste Comte towards the development of sociology.
  2. Discuss Durkheim’s views on social solidarity.

Section-II

Answer the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Outline Marx’s ideas on social change.
  2. Discuss Robert Merton’s postulates of functional analysis.
  3. What is Ideal Type? Discuss its characteristics.
  4. Discuss Malinowski’s concept of culture as an integrated whole.

Section- III

Answer the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. Distinguish between ‘mechanical solidarity’ and ‘organic solidarity’.
  2. Define mode of production.

July 2016 and January 2017

Section – I

Answer the following in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss some of the central ideas of Simmel in sociology.
  2. Discuss R.K. Mertons concept of function.

Section-II

Answer the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. What did Marx mean by mode of production?
  2. Discuss Redcliffe- Brown’s concept of social structure.
  3. Examine the intellectual influences affecting the emergence of sociology.
  4. Is magic similar to science ? Discuss.

Section- III

Answer the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. What is anomie?
  2. What do you understand by circulation of elite?

July 2015 and January 2016

Section – I

Answer the following in about 500 words each.

  1. Identify factors responsible for the growth and development of sociology in Europe.
  2. Discuss the Marxian theory of historical materialism.

Section – II

Answer the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Discuss the concept of power and authority as delineated by Weber.
  2. Describe Malinowski’s approach to the understanding of magic, science and religion.
  3. Explain Durkheim’s view on division of labour.
  4. Explain T.Veblen’s concept of leisure class and conspicuous consumption.

Section – III

Answer the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. Distinguish between Manifest and Latent function.
  2. What is social structure?

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