This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 516
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: I
  • Title: The Study of Society
  • Stream: Sociology
  • Description:

    The study of society: nature and limitations; Individual and group/society, community, social interaction, socialisation and social consciousness, conformity, deviance, culture and civilisation; Institutions: social, economic and political; Social structure: social stratification and inequality; Social change: forms and processes; Perspectives on the study of society: Comte, Spencer, Durkheim, Weber and Marx.

  • Text:

    A. Giddens, Sociology, Polity, 2010.^$^C. Jenks, ed., Core Sociological Dichotomies, Sage, 1998.^$^ A. Giddens, Capitalism and Modern Social Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1996.^$^D. Gupta, ed., Social Stratification, Oxford University Press, 1992.^$^ V. Das, Handbook of Indian Sociology, Oxford University Press, 2008.