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Sociology Discussion Thread for 2017 Mains

Seeing the enthusiasm of people who have written main this year(2016) and kind of discussion they used to had encouraged me to start a new discussion thread for people preparing for 2017. Hope more people join this thread and and make our preparation holistic one. Especially for people who do not join any coaching for the subject as conceptual clarity of different topics are necessary with the changing pattern of exam.

Senior helps will be immensely appreciated .Also, help us in guiding what not to read and their mistakes which they did which can be avoided.
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  • Seems like some good reading of books is required ..not usual coaching stuff.
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  • edited December 2016
    I have doubt over the questions in paper 1 which are application based e.g -

    QN. Analyze the manifest and latent function of 'security of tenure of bureaucrats in the light of Merton's theory. (2016)

    QN. Using Merton’s concepts of ‘manifest ’ and ‘latent ’ functions, explain the persistence of corruption in
    Indian society
    .(2014)

    Even after reading R.K merton theory of manifest and latent function i am unable to find any source which refer to the aspect related to bureaucracy or corruption in Merton's theory.

  • edited December 2016

    @akrao_iimb @choudhary_007 @Geheimnisse @never_back_down @MD47 @Kisaan @diablo2 @raksha @Jaime_Lannister @aman131 @GlobalBaba @

    Your Suggestions are most welcome from experience of 2016 Mains Paper

    Sorry..did not write. :'(
  • I have doubt over the questions in paper 1 which are application based e.g -

    QN. Analyze the manifest and latent function of 'security of tenure of bureaucrats in the light of Merton's theory. (2016)

    QN. Using Merton’s concepts of ‘manifest ’ and ‘latent ’ functions, explain the persistence of corruption in
    Indian society
    .(2014)

    Even after reading R.K merton theory of manifest and latent function i am unable to find any source which refer to the aspect related to bureaucracy or corruption in Merton's theory.

    Manifest function of security of tenure- B remains committed -dedicated -do not fall for any form of influence both internally and externally-free from corruption.

    Latent function-Same security of tenure makes it inefficient-Makes B indulge in corruption considering the provision of securoty of tenure-quote how art 311 ended up serving this latent function from originally being meant to serve the manifest function.

    Now try corruption brother else will throw light on it also :)
    Life will be good.Eventually
  • I have doubt over the questions in paper 1 which are application based e.g -

    QN. Analyze the manifest and latent function of 'security of tenure of bureaucrats in the light of Merton's theory. (2016)

    QN. Using Merton’s concepts of ‘manifest ’ and ‘latent ’ functions, explain the persistence of corruption in
    Indian society
    .(2014)

    Even after reading R.K merton theory of manifest and latent function i am unable to find any source which refer to the aspect related to bureaucracy or corruption in Merton's theory.

    Manifest function of security of tenure- B remains committed -dedicated -do not fall for any form of influence both internally and externally-free from corruption.

    Latent function-Same security of tenure makes it inefficient-Makes B indulge in corruption considering the provision of securoty of tenure-quote how art 311 ended up serving this latent function from originally being meant to serve the manifest function.

    Now try corruption brother else will throw light on it also :)
    I will give you hint for corruption wala question.
    Just think of obvious perceptions/consequences of corruption as it is observed by a layman- thats manifest

    now despite so many problems and negatives of corruption which you have thought above, why it persists? Kuch to functional role play kr raha hoga ..think ;)( u can take hint from usa ka political achine) :)
    Keep writing :)
    Mehnat itni khamoshi se karo ki qamyabi shor macha de !!!
  • I will give you hint for corruption wala question.
    Just think of obvious perceptions/consequences of corruption as it is observed by a layman- thats manifest

    now despite so many problems and negatives of corruption which you have thought above, why it persists? Kuch to functional role play kr raha hoga ..think ;)( u can take hint from usa ka political achine) :)
    Keep writing :)

    Thanks sirji. aise hi apna experience share kar diya kariye..it will benefit 2017 wale socio aspirants ..I left this for @CaptainCool bhai to think and build on this line of thinking else will do the write up for this one. :)
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  • In-spite of so many dysfunctions attached to corruption, corruption are still prevalent in our society because of its latent function : -
    1. Corruption makes things done in places where it would have taken years for files to move . Saves time.
    2. It compensate for the low wage of the public officers.
    3. Quick source of money.
    4. Creates informal association of give and take

    For these latent function corruption is still prevalent in the Indian Society

    @lutiyanzone 1988 @aman131 review please
  • In-spite of so many dysfunctions attached to corruption, corruption are still prevalent in our society because of its latent function : -
    1. Corruption makes things done in places where it would have taken years for files to move . Saves time.
    2. It compensate for the low wage of the public officers.
    3. Quick source of money.
    4. Creates informal association of give and take

    For these latent function corruption is still prevalent in the Indian Society

    @lutiyanzone 1988 @aman131 review please


    great bhai spot on ...adding one or two things..

    It would be good if we can assess it from the perspective of ..like how it affects the structure ..of the indian society offer opportunity for social mobility..it cools down to an extent the class rivalries or antagonism. bcoz it provides opportunities for those in position of power to usurp one form of capital or other..like those having social capital can use it through corruption to gain economic capital...etc

    how it affects the social relationship in the society latently like how it serves as a tool for mobilizing faith of the people in the virtues...thus strengthening moral fibre of the society.eg 2011 Anna movement

    How it affects the institutions in the indian society in unintended manner..eg. economy..how parallel economy of corruption relatively shielded India against the global economic meltdown in 2008 .
    Life will be good.Eventually
  • edited December 2016

    For these latent function corruption is still prevalent in the Indian Society

    @lutiyanzone 1988 @aman131 review please


    great bhai spot on ...adding one or two things..



    Nice ponts @lutiyanzone 1988 ..... can any one suggest the right source have definitions of sociological key words which can be directly as introduction in questions which demands explanation or describing


    Senior players your inputs will be immensely appreciated. Thank in advance waiting for your replies guys.
  • I wrote 2016 mains with electrical engineering optional, but I could not finish the syllabus on time and there is no availability of resources for it, So I am thinking to opt for sociology for 2017. I do not know how to start on what topics should I stress more etc. Kindly help me by providing topic wise study plan. Thank you in advance.
  • I wrote 2016 mains with electrical engineering optional, but I could not finish the syllabus on time and there is no availability of resources for it, So I am thinking to opt for sociology for 2017. I do not know how to start on what topics should I stress more etc. Kindly help me by providing topic wise study plan. Thank you in advance.



    I have few source of reference which might be helpful for getting sociology in right perspective.You can have look over their approach to sociology and adapt accordingly. But to start with N.C.E.R.T would be right thing and IGNOU BA material can followed later on.Below are the links which can be followed.

    1. Strategy by CMG
    http://www.insightsonindia.com/2016/06/28/sociology-strategy-chandra-mohan-garg-rank-25-cse-2015/

    2. Strategy By Narendra Sah
    https://greymatterrules.wordpress.com/

    3. Important Links
    https://atulkulkarni123.wordpress.com/category/sociology/ (Atul Kulkarni's Blog)

  • edited December 2016
    @Jaime_Lannister, @Geheimnisse ,@aman131 ,@diablo ,@MD47 n all
    Could u all plz throw some light on paper 2nd topic industrialisation and urbanisation in india ..making notes but not getting anythnrelevant..gs se different approach kaise milega? I have upendra notes but very scattered and complicated ..
  • raksha said:

    @ Jaime_Lannister, @ Geheimnisse ,@ aman131 ,@ diablo ,@ MD47 n all
    Could u all plz throw some light on paper 2nd topic industrialisation and urbanisation in india ..making notes but not getting anythnrelevant..gs se different approach kaise milega? I have upendra notes but very scattered and complicated ..

    IGNOU.
    A Lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.
  • raksha said:

    @ Jaime_Lannister, @ Geheimnisse ,@ aman131 ,@ diablo ,@ MD47 n all
    Could u all plz throw some light on paper 2nd topic industrialisation and urbanisation in india ..making notes but not getting anythnrelevant..gs se different approach kaise milega? I have upendra notes but very scattered and complicated ..

    IGNOU.
    Anyone willing to start daily one answer writing practice taking question from the previous year paper ?

  • raksha said:

    @ Jaime_Lannister, @ Geheimnisse ,@ aman131 ,@ diablo ,@ MD47 n all
    Could u all plz throw some light on paper 2nd topic industrialisation and urbanisation in india ..making notes but not getting anythnrelevant..gs se different approach kaise milega? I have upendra notes but very scattered and complicated ..

    IGNOU.
    Thanks

  • raksha said:

    @ Jaime_Lannister, @ Geheimnisse ,@ aman131 ,@ diablo ,@ MD47 n all
    Could u all plz throw some light on paper 2nd topic industrialisation and urbanisation in india ..making notes but not getting anythnrelevant..gs se different approach kaise milega? I have upendra notes but very scattered and complicated ..

    IGNOU.
    Anyone willing to start daily one answer writing practice taking question from the previous year paper ?

    In


  • Anyone willing to start daily one answer writing practice taking question from the previous year paper ?


    In
    Life will be good.Eventually
  • raksha said:

    @ Jaime_Lannister, @Geheimnisse ,@ aman131 ,@ diablo ,@ MD47 n all
    Could u all plz throw some light on paper 2nd topic industrialisation and urbanisation in india ..making notes but not getting anythnrelevant..gs se different approach kaise milega? I have upendra notes but very scattered and complicated ..

    bhai upar jaime lannister ne bata hi diya hai Ignou,usme tumhe sub divisions bhi miljayenge,baaki do yojana nicely,these tpics often appear there n unka pura detail diya hota hai.
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  • raksha said:

    @ Jaime_Lannister, @Geheimnisse ,@ aman131 ,@ diablo ,@ MD47 n all
    Could u all plz throw some light on paper 2nd topic industrialisation and urbanisation in india ..making notes but not getting anythnrelevant..gs se different approach kaise milega? I have upendra notes but very scattered and complicated ..

    bhai upar jaime lannister ne bata hi diya hai Ignou,usme tumhe sub divisions bhi miljayenge,baaki do yojana nicely,these tpics often appear there n unka pura detail diya hota hai.
    Thanks :)



  • Anyone willing to start daily one answer writing practice taking question from the previous year paper ?


    In

  • Hi Everyone,

    I found a useful link which has questions for sociology based on the topics we can use them to answer one or two question daily

    Should we start from today onward ?

    Please go through the link once or else we can post question here itself

    http://iasbaba.com/think-learn-perform-tlp-sociology-optional/




  • yes.. Lets start ! !
  • 1."Sociology is pre-eminently study of modern societies".Discuss
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  • edited December 2016
    Social thought is as old as society itself yet the origin of sociology is traded back to 19th century. Modern society has characteristics of industrialization , capitalism, democratic form of government and sociology tends to study the behavior of human, inter-relation between them in the modern society.
    The root of ideas in sociology lies in the social condition prevailing in Europe. The ideas of Enlightenment , Industrial revolution and french revolution marks the birth of sociology and quest of sociologist to develop generalized pattern from these society.
    The age of enlightenment came with the idea of rational thinking which generated the quest among the people to critically examine the knowledge maintaining value neutrality. These ideas can be reflected in our present day modern society which is the methodology of sociologist to study about society.
    The ideas like liberty , equality and fraternity which came form french revolution shaped the modern society and its democratic institutions. Sociology also tends to study about the present day modernity about the government , state and its relation with citizens
    The industrial revolution marked the birth of division of labor , mass mobilization , systematic application of scientific knowledge for invention of new machines and controlling natural resources for benefit of mankind. The problems arising out of these social changes is the subject matter sociology and sociology tries to give rational explanation to them.
    However, study of primitive society is also seen in the research of sociologist like Emile Durkhiem who use totemism of Auronta tribes of Australia to give sociological explanation for functions of religion in society.
    But overall we can say that sociologist are more concern with the study of society prevailing in the modern times and problems. Hence, sociology is study of modern society.
  • The origin of sociology is believed to be a reaction of origin of modernity in Europe thus modernity and sociology are twin born.Modernity has always been the focus of study of sociology .In recent times a significant shift has been observed in sociology's approach to modernity ,from celebration of modernity in industrial revolution era to contemprory post modetn theroies,however,study of modern times has been essential core of the subject since its inception.

    St. Simons writings ,which analyse the reorganisation of society during industrial reolution,show strong faith in advemt of modernity and its impact on society.Early sociologists such as Comte and Durkhiem have continued this tradition and discussed Hopes and challanges of modern societies.Durkhiem has discussed many aspects of modern societies such as division of labour,anomie,religion,suicide,in detail.

    Sociology has not only studied modern world but works of the likes of Marx have influenced modern world in great deal too,during 20th century.The Bolshevik revolution,World wars and their impact on society has been a subject of interest in sociological domain.

    In contemporary times sociology has attained a greater stature and has found a stonger place in day to day life of modetn world.Theories of the likes of feminist theory,post modern theory and critical theory has helped proceeding toward a deeper understanding of modern world as well as more profound contribution to shaping of modern world.

    Thus since its beginning to the age of consolidation and maturity,'modern societies' as a subject has been on center stage in the domain of sociology and getting one step further sociology is now producing powerful theories in influecing modern world.
  • Can any one explain the term Ethnomethodoglogy.
  • Can any one explain the term Ethnomethodoglogy.

    As far as my understanding goes , Ethnomethodology is a methodology used in sociological research which focuses on using 'people's methods' that is takig into consideration the language they use and symbols and meanings attached to it.
    For example take the term 'ram-ram' generally used as a greeting in norhern india , now w/o taking local's meaning into consideration researcher must find it bizzare why someone will call God twice on seeing someone :tongue: but for the local it is just a greeting ,that is used to greet someone in an informal day to day maner.Understanding such nuances about 'subject's' culture can give researcher a Better understanding of researched society.

    I hope I was clear any further doubt/,discussion most welcome ..
    :smile:

  • Social thought is as old as society itself yet the origin of sociology is traded back to 19th century. Modern society has characteristics of industrialization , capitalism, democratic form of government and sociology tends to study the behavior of human, inter-relation between them in the modern society.
    The root of ideas in sociology lies in the social condition prevailing in Europe. The ideas of Enlightenment , Industrial revolution and french revolution marks the birth of sociology and quest of sociologist to develop generalized pattern from these society.
    The age of enlightenment came with the idea of rational thinking which generated the quest among the people to critically examine the knowledge maintaining value neutrality. These ideas can be reflected in our present day modern society which is the methodology of sociologist to study about society.
    The ideas like liberty , equality and fraternity which came form french revolution shaped the modern society and its democratic institutions. Sociology also tends to study about the present day modernity about the government , state and its relation with citizens
    The industrial revolution marked the birth of division of labor , mass mobilization , systematic application of scientific knowledge for invention of new machines and controlling natural resources for benefit of mankind. The problems arising out of these social changes is the subject matter sociology and sociology tries to give rational explanation to them.
    However, study of primitive society is also seen in the research of sociologist like Emile Durkhiem who use totemism of Auronta tribes of Australia to give sociological explanation for functions of religion in society.
    But overall we can say that sociologist are more concern with the study of society prevailing in the modern times and problems. Hence, sociology is study of modern society.

    Nice answer ...I think you have got some solid points ...as far as improvisation goes i believe ,a little diffrent structural model might help you express yourself with better clarity....all in all good one :)

  • Can any one explain the term Ethnomethodoglogy.

    As far as my understanding goes , Ethnomethodology is a methodology used in sociological research which focuses on using 'people's methods' that is takig into consideration the language they use and symbols and meanings attached to it.
    For example take the term 'ram-ram' generally used as a greeting in norhern india , now w/o taking local's meaning into consideration researcher must find it bizzare why someone will call God twice on seeing someone :tongue: but for the local it is just a greeting ,that is used to greet someone in an informal day to day maner.Understanding such nuances about 'subject's' culture can give researcher a Better understanding of researched society.

    I hope I was clear any further doubt/,discussion most welcome ..
    :smile:

    How it is different from symbolic interaction-ism because there also we use symbol, language to relate to the meaning of human reaction in response to any external stimuli.

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