ESO-14

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 July 2017 and January 2018

Section – I

Answer the following in about 500 words each.

  1. Critically examine the functionalist theory of stratification.
  2. Discuss religious ethnicity as a basis of stratification.

Section – II

Answer the following in about 250 words each.

  1. Discuss the stratification system among the tribes of North East India.
  2. Examine the role of social institutions in gender stereotyping.
  3. Discuss the nature of middle class in Post- independent India.
  4. What is social mobility? Discuss its various dimensions.

Section – III

Answer the following in about 100 words each.

  1. What is westernisation?
  2. Differentiate between sex and gender.

July 2016 and January 2017

Section – I

Answer the following in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss the agrarian class structure in India.
  2. Distinguish between ‘interactional’ and ‘attributional’ approaches to the study of caste.

Section – II

Answer the following in about 250 words each.

  1. Outline concepts and forms of social mobility.
  2. Discuss marginalized groups and their changing status.
  3. Outline Webers views on industrial classes.
  4. Distinguish between “purity” and “pollution”.

Section – III

Answer the following in about 100 words each.

  1. Outline the middle classes in Indian society.
  2. Define Sanskritization.

July 2015 and January 2016

Section – I

Answer the following in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss the relationships between gender differentiation and ethnicity.
  2. Describe the status of dalits with examples.

Section – II

Answer the following in about 250 words each.

  1. Discuss ‘purity’ and ‘pollution’ as the basis of caste hierarchy.
  2. Elaborate on the ‘interactional’ and ‘attributional’ approaches to the study of caste.
  3. Describe the agrarian class structure.
  4. Outline the middle classes in India.

Section – III

Answer the following in about 100 words each.

  1. Define Other Backward Classes.
  2. Describe what is a marginalized group?

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