Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 17

QUESTIONS: 11/11/2013 Write short note: Primary and Reference groups. (200 Words) What are the reactions of Robert Merton to the functionalism pioneered by social anthropologists? Indicate the Limitations of his idea of latent functions. (300 Words) Write short note : Talcott Parsons’ concept of social system.(200 Words) Write short note : Social system and the …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 16

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013  Explain Karl Marx’s analysis of capitalistic mode of production and class-struggle. What are the intellectual reactions to his views? (300 Words) What is the focus of sociological analysis in the contributions of Emile Durkheim? Give your answer with the help of any one of his contributions.(300 Words) Explain the origin and characteristics of …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 15

QUESTIONS: 08/11/2013  Emile Durkheim had argued that the function of division of labour in society is that of the promotion of social solidarity. Elaborate the statement and analyze the distinction between two forms of solidarity discussed by him. (300 Words) Write short note: The sacred and the profane. (200 Words) “Not all facts about human …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 14

QUESTIONS: 07/11/2013  “Subjective perception of the objective reality prepares the context for the articulation of class antagonism.” Evaluate this statement with reference of Karl Marx’s contribution.(300 Words) Write short note: Mode of production. (200 Words) Write short note: Social fact. (200 Words) Write short note: Anomie. (200 Words) Critically examine the role of formal and …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 13

QUESTIONS: 06/11/2013    Write short note: Limitations of questionnaire as a technique of data collection.(200 Words)    Utility of Reliability and Validity in Social Research. (200 Words)   What is the importance of sampling in sociological studies? Distinguish between simple random sampling and stratified random sampling. (300 Words)   Write short note: Importance and sources …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 12

QUESTIONS:05/11/2013 ‘When, in such a period of society as that in which we live, we compare our intellectual acquirements, our opinions, manners and institutions, with those which prevail among rude tribes, it cannot fail to occur to us as an interesting question, by what gradual steps the transition has been made from the first simple …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day -11

QUESTIONS: 04/11/2013 (Chapter 2 Sociology as Science)  “Scientific Research method is not a cooked recipe meant for instant consumption and use by researcher.” What are scientific methods or steps? Is it possible to follow these steps. (300 Words) Universalization of scientific method is absolutely an unacceptable proposition. Explain. (300 Words) Highlight the problem of Value …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 10

QUESTIONS: 02/11/2013(Chapter 1: Sociology and the Discipline) “Renaissance which is the mother of European modernity has a strong ideological, institutional and technological genesis and gave rise to growth of sociology.”. Elaborate. (300 words)  Common sense is centrality to sociological inquiry. Is it possible to fuse common sense with rationality in sociological research? (300 words)  What …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 9

QUESTIONS: 01/11/2013 Define ‘Social Policy’. Evaluate the performance of Social Policy in modernization of developing societies. (300 Words) Explain Karl Marx’s conception of ‘Class Antagonism’. How have the functionalists reacted to his views. (300 Words) Elaborate the concept of Political Elite. Explain how social structural origins of political elites influence their political orientations. (300 Words) …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 8

QUESTIONS: 31/10/2013 Discuss the meanings and significance of culture in human society. Critically bring out the role of culture in the development of personality. (300 Words) Describe the socio-economic factors responsible for communal tensions in India. What suggestions will you give to control them. (300 Words) Write a short note on science and social responsibility …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 6

QUESTIONS: 30/10/2013 (Paper-I and II) Briefly discuss the Conflict Perspective on social stratification and examine the view that social inequality in India is the function of rigid social stratification system. (300 Words) Write a short note on the social dimensions of corruption. (200 Words) Discuss atrocities on women and suggest annihilative measures for them. (300 …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 6

QUESTIONS: 29/10/2013 (Paper-II) Discuss the metaphysical and ethical basis of Hindu social organization. (300 Words) Critically evaluate the existing welfare programs for women in India. Have they benefited all sections of women in India? (300 Words) Outline the factors responsible for unrest in agrarian communities of India. What suggestions will you give to arrest this …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Answer Writing Challenge Day – 5

QUESTIONS: 28/10/2013 (Paper-II) Write a short note on the integration of tribes in Hindu Culture. (200 Words) Is Secularism a weak ideology? Critically analyze the reasons for anti-secular trends in India. (300 Words) Analyze the ideological and strategical features of Naxalbari movement. (300 Words)  ARCHIVES  Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day-11

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 4

QUESTIONS:26/10/2013 (Paper-I) Examine the social dimensions of religious revivalism and fundamentalism in the context of globalization. (300 Words) Examine the social dimensions of displacement induced by development (150 Words)  Analyze the social impact of market economy on traditional societies. (150 Words) ARCHIVES  

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

QUESTIONS: 25/10/2013 (Paper-I and Paper-II) Are social movements always influenced by ideologies? Discuss (200 Words) ‘Revolutionary changes have some specific characteristics.” Discuss with examples. (200 Words) Write a note on Constitution as a living document of Social Change. (150 Words) ARCHIVES

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 1

QUESTIONS: 19/10/2013 (Paper-I) “Sociology without History is rootless and History without Sociology is fruitless.” Elaborate. (300 Words/2010) “There has been a substantial decline in labour class and increase in labour force in non- manual jobs with the advent of new technological revolution.” Critically examine. (300 Words/2010)