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CONTENTS OF THE TESTS 1. Sociology- The discipline (a) Modernity and Social Changes in Europe and emergence of sociology. (b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences (c) Sociology and common sense Books and study material advice NICE Study material Books and other sources consulted while preparing the study material Sociology by T.B.Bottomore Formation of modern social thought by Ken Morrison Anti-Utopia by Dipankar Gupta The making of sociology by Ronald Fletcher Extensive use of Wikipedia online dictionary and other sites. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Sociology as science (a) Science, scientific method and critique (b) Major theoretical strands of research methodology (c) Positivism and its critique (d) Fact, value and objectivity (e) Non-positivist methodologies
NICE Study material And Socilogy: Themes and Perspectives by M.H.Haralambos
Social movements in Modern India (a) Peasants and farmers movements (b) Women’s movement (c) Backward class and Dalit movement (d) Environmental movements (e) Ethnicity and identity movements
Book: Social movements in India by Ghanshyam Shah Followed by NICE Study material
Population Dynamics (a) Population size, growth, composition and distribution (b) Components of population growth: birth, death, migration (c) Population policy and family planning (d) Emeging issues : ageing, sex ratios, child and infant mortality, reproductive health Sociological Thinkers (a) Karl Marx –Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class – struggle (b) Emile Durkheim – Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion and society. (c) Max Weber – Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and spirit of capitalism
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1. Methods in social research by Goode and Hutt 2. Social Research by Sotirios Sarantakos 3. Scientific social survey and research by Young and Schmid 4. Feminist sociology by Sara Delmount 5. Theory of gender/feminism on theory: feminism on theory by Paula England 6. “Understanding Modern Sociology” by Wes W.Sharrock, John H.Hughes and Peter J.Martin 7. The Methodology of the Social Sciences by Weber, M. (1949), Free Press New York. 1. Farmer’s movements in contemporary India by Dipankar Gupta 2. Socila movements in India by G.Shah 3. Social movements and the state by G.Shah 4. Caste its twentieth century avatar by M.N.Srinivas 5. Social movements in India by M.S.A.Rao 6. Paper by Harkishan Singh Surjeet on Peasants movement in India Extensive use of internet
Capitalism and modern social theory By Anthony Giddens Supported by NICE Study material
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Capitalism and modern social theory by Anthony Giddens Main currents in sociological thought by Raymond Aron Formation of modern social thought by Ken Morrison Sociology: Themes and perspectives byM.H.Haralambos Weber’s Last Theory of Capitalism by Randall Collins What is Sociology by Alex Inkles
S. reference groups (c) G. types of mobility. sources and causes of mobility Perspectives on the study of Indian Society: (a) Indology (G.S. 6. poverty and deprivation (b) Theories of social stratification – Structural functionalist theory.nice-ias. 5.Desai) 1. Book recommended: Indian Sociology: Social conditions and Emerging concerns By Y. land reforms NICE Study material 1. Rural and Agrarian Social Structure (a) The idea of Indian village and village studies (b) Agrarian social structure – evolution of land tenure system. 3.R. Stratification and mobility (a) Concepts – equality. Satish Despande and Amita Baviskar Modernisation of Indian tradition by Y. Rural Sociology by A. Sukhdeo Thorat.Srinivas.Haralambos Master of Sociological Thought by Lewis Coser Identity and development of self from a cross cultural perspective By Stephen J. Impact of Colonial Rule on Indian Society (a) Social background of nationalism (b) Modernization of Indian tradition (c) Protests and movements during colonial period (d) Social reforms 11.Singh Then NICE Study material NICE Study material Various sources 9. NICE Study material 2. Untouchability in India by G.in 6.R. ethnicity and race (d) Social mobility – open and closed systems. Momin Caste in modern India and other essays by M. status groups. Caste System (a) Perspectives on the study of caste systems : G S Ghurye. M. Ghurye By Govind Sadashiv Ghurye.Srinivas Anti Utopia by Dipankar Gupta 4. The legacy of G. Structure of social action by Jonathan Turner IGNOU Booklet Sociology: Themes and perspectives by M. hierarchy. 8.Ghurye) (b) Structural functionalism ( M. L. conformity and deviance. 3.N. gender. exclusion. 2.Haralambos Social Exclusion and Poverty by Todman. Max Weber by Frank Parkin Capitalism and modern social theory by Anthony Giddens Ethnicity and nationalism By Thomas Hylland Eriksen The Sociology of Ethnicity: the Sociology of Ethnicity By Sinisa Malesevic 1.Shills Sociology: Themes and perspectives byM.Mead – Self and identity NICE Study material) 1. Andre Beteille (b) Feature of caste system (c) Untouchability – forms and perspectives 1.H. NICE Study material 2. R. Louise Dumont.N. 4.Desai IGNOU 2 .com e.N. Marxist theory and Weberian theory (c) Dimensions – Social stratification of class.co. 2. Harsh Mander.mail: nice_ias@yahoo. 7.H. 3.H. 2. Sociological Thinkers (a) Talcott Parsons – Social system. A.Srinivas) (c) Marxist sociology (A. pattern variables (b) Robert King Merton – Latent and manifest functions.Singh followed by NICE Study material 10.SOCIOLOGY (for IAS) by PRAVEEN KISHORE NICE-IAS Web site: www. inequality.Shah.
co. 16. Hatt Social Research By Satirios Sarantakos Macmillan Palgrave publication Sociology: Themes and perspectives byM. reliability and validity NICE Study material 1. 4. hypothesis.Haralambos Scientific social survey and research by Pauline V. 2. feudal society.Young and Calvin F. 2. The Postmodern Turn.Sharma IGNOU Study material Sociology by T. Works and Economic life (a) Social organization of work in different types of society – slave society.Bottomore The sociology of social change By Piotr Sztompka Key Ideas in Sociology By Martin Slattery 1.Mann Tribal India by Nadeem Hasnain The Tribal Culture of India by L. religious revivalism.Schmid 17. 1. 2. 4.Vidyarthi Social stratification and change in India by Y. Culture and Integration of Indian Tribes by R. NICE Study material 1. Religion and Society (a) Sociological theories of religion (b) Types of Religious practices: animism.S.nice-ias. and Religious Revivalism by Manochehr Dorraj Religious fundamentalism in developing countries by Santosh C. Carr Methods in Social Research by W.SOCIOLOGY (for IAS) by PRAVEEN KISHORE NICE-IAS Web site: www.com e. secularization.P. sects. NICE Study material 3.H.H. Social Classes in India (a) Agrarian class structure (b) Industrial class structure (c) Middle classes in India 14. sampling.Haralambos 2. Social Change in Modern Society (a) Sociological theories of social change (b) Development and dependency (c) Agents of social change (d) Education and social change (e) Science. Paul F. 3. A The Secular Mirage: Modernity. cults (c) Religion in modern society: religion and science. NICE Study material And Socilogy: Themes and Perspectives by M. 3.B. Thomas K. Tribal Communities in India (a) Definitional problems (b) Geographical spread (c) Colonial policies and tribes (d) Issues of integration and autonomy 13. Sociology: Themes and Perspective by M. System of Kinships in India (a) Lineage and descent in India (b) Types of kinship systems (c) Family and marriage in India (d) Household dimensions of the family (e) Patriarchy. Religion and Society (a) Religious communities in India (b) Problems of religious minorities 19. technology and social change 15. monism.mail: nice_ias@yahoo.Singh Social Stratification in India by K. Saha.H. fundamentalism NICE Study material 1. 3. entitlements and sexual division of labour 18.J.L. Industrial/capitalist society (b) Formal and informal organization of work NICE Study material NICE Study material Not prepared 3 .Haralambos Democracy and human rights in multicultural societies By Matthias Koenig.Goode and Paul K. 3. 2.in 12. Research methods and analysis (a) Qualitative and quantitative methods (b) Techniques of data collection (c) Variables. pluralism.
Sociology: Themes and Perspective by M. 4. NICE Study material 1. 5. community development programme. 21. collective action. Politics and Society (a) Sociological theories of power (b) Power elite. Handbook of Indian Sociology edited by Veena Das Documents of various ministries “Political Economy and Class Contradictions” By Jose J. religious revivalism (e) Literacy and disparities in education 1.in (c) Labour and society 20. Gerlach Scholarship on social movement organizations: classic views and emerging trends * Beth Schaefer Caniglia and JoAnn Carmin Sociology: Themes and Perspectives by M. social movements. agitation. pressure groups. System of Kinship (a) Family.nice-ias. University of California Press Sociology by Horton and Hunt 6. and the undoing of gender” By Maureen Sullivan. civil society. NICE Study material 2. Rural and Agrarian Transfomation in India (a) Programmes of rural development.SOCIOLOGY (for IAS) by PRAVEEN KISHORE NICE-IAS Web site: www.Haralambos Sociology by Horton and Hunt India's Social Problems in Twenty First Century By M. Socilogy: Themes and Perspectives by M. bondage. Development-induced displacement and resettlement Author: Jason Stanley National Commission of Women’s report National crime Bureau Data Handbook of Indian Sociology edited by Veena Das Communalism. their children.Haralambos “The family of woman: lesbian mothers. 4. deprivation and inequalities (c) Violence against women (d) Caste conflicts.mail: nice_ias@yahoo. migration 24. household. 5.Haralambos Supported by NICE Study material 2. 4. environmental problems and sustainability (b) Poverty. state. Social Changes in India (a) Visions of Social Changes in India (a) Idea of development planning and mixed economy (b) Constitution. Nedumpara Bonded Labour in India: Its Incidence and Pattern: Ravi S. Challenges of Social Transformation (a) Crisis of development : displacement. 2.H. revolution 1.com e. cooperatives. 3. marriage (b) Types and forms of family (c) Lineage and descent (d) Patriarchy and sexual division of labour (e) Contemporary trends 22. bureaucracy.H. 5. Qureshi “The limits of public choice: a sociological critique of the economic theory of politics” THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM AND ITS OPPONENTS Luther P. 3. poverty alleviation schemes (b) Green revolution and social change (c) Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture (d) Problems of rural labour. 3. citizenship. ideology (d) Protest. democracy. 3. caste and Hindu nationalism” By Ornit Shani Democracy and ethnic conflict by 4 .co. 6. communalism.U. NICE Study material 2. and political parties (c) Nation.Shrivastava (JNU) Reports of ILO and World Bank NICE Study material 1.H. law and social change (c) Education and social change 23.
in 7. Note 4: You must prepare your own synopsis. pressure groups. Rajat Ganguly Historical process responsible for generating communal consciousness in India:K.Haralambos thoroughly before proceeding with the study material Note 2: Besides above mentioned books various other reliable web sites. reports of various institutions. 5.nice-ias. 25. Industrialisation and Urbanisation in India (a) Evolution of modern Indian industry (b) Growth of urban settlements in India (c) Working class : structure. 8.Singh NCERT Book A paper by Muchkund Dubey Ex Foreign Secretary Rural Sociology by A. 4. Question may come beyond them also. 3. 7. Don’t try to have ready-made solutions. Politics and Society (a) Nation.R. social and political elites (c) Regionalism and decentralization of power (d) Secularisation NICE Study material 1.SOCIOLOGY (for IAS) by PRAVEEN KISHORE NICE-IAS Web site: www. 6.N.com e. class mobilization (d) Informal sector. It limits your knowledge thereby limiting maneuverability.co. NICE Study material 2. child labour (e) Slums and deprivation in urban areas 26. Journals.Panniker And others 8. papers and books have been consulted while preparing the Study Material. 5 . Handbook of Indian Sociology edited by Veena Das IGNOU social stratification and change in India by Y.H.Desai Prophets Facing Backward by Meera Nanda Article by Andre Beteille Note 1: You must go through the book “Sociology: Themes and Perspective” by M. growth.mail: nice_ias@yahoo. democracy and citizenship (b) Political parties. Note 3: Recommendation of books should not be interpreted as final.
Case Studies: case studies in social sciences are like data of natural science. Flow of the answer: answers should not be like snap shots. You may not be able to express correctly what you want to say. Keep the language simple and straight. Do not write long and complex sentences. Chances of mistake more. Write your answers in evolutionary manner. 9. 10. 11. Your own made synopsis comes very handy during exam time. Revision is must. Syllabus can be divided into two categories: qualitative and quantitative.com e. 5.co. Conclusion should be gradual. How much you should read depends upon your intelligence and the time you have for a particular topic. 2. There is always scope for improvement.mail: nice_ias@yahoo. Strengthen that ability. Identify your ability. Pupils who are weak in English should always write small sentences. you need to substantiate through either a case study or through the theoretical perspective of a well known sociologists (or anthropologists). 4. So. No need to be ornamental and rhetoric. 3. 12. whenever you express some abstract statement. Case studies ii. From general to specific Focus: main demands Locus: maneuverability Minimisation of mistakes: Role of language is limited to the expression of ideas. 13. Theoretical perspective Evolutionary nature 1. 8. whether you are good in memorization skill or good at analytical explanation. Each subsequent para should seem coming out of the previous para.in Answer writing Understanding the Demand of question Information available Presentation Skill Proper understanding Of the subject Introduction Main body Conclusion Show of Individuality fulfilling the demand of the question summing up ability Depends on the knowledge of antecedents and contemporary developments as well answer should be substantiated i. Prepare synopsis on your own: don’t try to have ready-made solutions.nice-ias. 6. 6 . 7. You don’t need to write the elaborate case studies. Answer should unfold gradually from general to specific.SOCIOLOGY (for IAS) by PRAVEEN KISHORE NICE-IAS Web site: www. And try to improve the other one. No knowledge is complete. It limits your knowledge thereby limiting maneuverability. Its’ role is limited to substantiation.
clarify 3. Illustrate: to make clear or intelligible.nice-ias.mail: email@example.com 1.co. Elucidate: To make clear or plain. especially by explanation.com e. as by examples or analogies 2. Examine: to interrogate closely <examine a prisoner> b: to test by questioning in order to determine progress. or knowledge 7 .SOCIOLOGY (for IAS) by PRAVEEN KISHORE NICE-IAS Web site: www. fitness.
Argue emphasizes the presentation of facts and reasons in support of a position opposed by others: The lawyer argued the plaintiff's case.co. debate. 5. to ascertain truth. often public argument: The candidates debated the campaign issues.SOCIOLOGY (for IAS) by PRAVEEN KISHORE NICE-IAS Web site: www. 8 . dispute.nice-ias.mail: nice_ias@yahoo. SYNONYMS discuss. To contend is to strive in debate or controversy: She contended that her theory was easily proven. or to convince. argue.com e. Debate involves formal.in 4. contend. Discuss involves close examination of a subject with interchange of opinions: My therapist discussed my concerns with my parents. Dispute implies differences of opinion and usually sharp argument: The senators disputed over increases in the proposed budget. These verbs mean to talk with others in an effort to reach agreement.
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