MSO-001

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July 2017 and January 2018

Note: Answer five questions by selecting at least two questions from each Section. Your answer should be in about 500 words each.

SECTION - I

  1. Delineate the role of Concept and Theory in sociological analysis.
  2. What is power? Discuss the instruments of power.
  3. Discuss Malinowski’s Scientific Theory of Culture.
  4. Explain the perspective of Evans-Pritchard on social structure.
  5. What is entrepreneurship? Explain the perspective of Schumpeter on entrepreneurship.

SECTION - II

  1. Discuss the roles and functions of civil society in a democracy.
  2. Distinguish between modernization and modernity.
  3. Discuss Karl Marx’s perspective on class.
  4. Discuss the elements of caste in gender stratification.
  5. What is post-structuralism? Examine Derrida’s theory of ‘deconstruction’.

July 2016 and January 2017

Answer five questions by selecting at least two questions from each Section. Your answer should be in about 500 words each.

Section I

  1. Discuss the relationship between theory and paradigm.
  2. Discuss the concept of social reality in the context of symbolic universe.
  3. Explain the concept of liberty in the writings of Isaiah Berlin.
  4. Discuss the concept of Social Structure as a model.
  5. Discuss the contribution of Joseph Schumpeter to the study of entrepreneurship in society.

Section II

  1. What is sovereignty? Discuss the difference between internal and external sovereignty.
  2. Examine the relationship between identity and identification.
  3. Discuss the perspectives of Kinsley Davis, Wilbert Moore and Melvin Tumin on social inequality.
  4. Explain the functional perspective on social stratification.
  5. Compare and contrast between post-structuralism and post-modernism.

July 2015 and January 2016

Answer five questions by selecting at least two questions from each Section. Your answer should be in about 500 words each.

Section -I

  1. Examine the distinction between Marxian and Weberian ideologies.
  2. Explain Parsons’ action theory.
  3. Discuss the contribution of Radcliffe-Brown to understand social structure.
  4. What is power? Discuss the sources of power.
  5. Explain Schumpeter’s perspective on entrepreneurship.

Section -II

  1. What is citizenship? Discuss its various types.
  2. What is modernity? Discuss Giddens’ concept of modernity.
  3. Examine the role of civil society in a democratic order.
  4. Discuss Foucault’s concept of ‘archaeology of knowledge’.
  5. Explain the major perspectives to understand social stratification.

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