IAS SOCIOLOGY (MAINS) PAPER I - FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGY

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Vision IASwww.visionias.cfsites.orgwww.visionias.wordpress.comPAPER - IIAS SOCIOLOGY (MAINS)PAPER I - FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGYTOPICSReference Books1.Sociology - The Discipline:(a)Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology. ESO 13 (IGNOU, B.A )(b)Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences. Sociology : T B Bottomore(c)Sociology and common sense.2.Sociology as Science:(a)Science, scientific method and critique.- Sociology : Anthony Giddens(b)Major theoretical strands of research methodology.- Sociology : Anthony Giddens(c)Positivism and its critique.- Sociology by Haralambos and Holborn(d)Fact value and objectivity. MSO 002 ( IGNOU , MA )(e)Non- positivist methodologies.- Sociology by Haralambos and Holborn3.Research Methods and Analysis: MSO 002 ( IGNOU , MA )(a)Qualitative and quantitative methods.(b)Techniques of data collection.(c)Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.4.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 the spirit of capitalism.(d)Talcolt Parsons- Social system, pattern variables.(e)Robert K. Merton- Latent and manifest functions, conformity and devi

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