Sociology Notes

Sociology Notes

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Part 1: Introduction to Sociology

Unit 1: Sociology: A Discipline

Unit 2: Basic Concepts in Sociology

Unit 3: Family Marriage and Kinship

Unit 4: Socialization and Stratification

Part 2: Sociological Thought

Unit 1: Classical Social Thinkers

  • Auguste Comte (1798-1857): Biographical Sketch, Methodology, Law of Three Stages, Hierarchy of the Sciences, Scientific Theory of Morality & Religion of Humanity, Positivism
  • Emile Durkheim (1858-1917): Biographical sketch, Rules of Sociological Method, Division of Labour, Elementary Forms of Religious Life, Theory of Suicide
  • Karl Marx (1818-1883): Biographical Sketch, Historical Materialism, Theory of Capitalism, Theory of Alienation, Theory of Class & Class Struggle, Law of Dialectics
  • Max Weber (1864-1920): Biographical Sketch, Methodology, Social Action, Theory of Religion, Ideal Types, Power, Authority
  • Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832): Biographical Sketch; concept of justice and utilitarianism

Unit 2: Modern Social Thinkers

  • Roscoe Pound (1870-1964): Biographical Sketch, Theory of Social Engineering, Jural Postulates (l- 5), Social Justice, Values, A Consensus Model of Society, End or Purpose of Law, Theory of Interest, and Classification of Interest.
  • Immanuel Wallerstein (1930- ): Biographical Sketch, Dialectics of Capitalism, Division of Labour, Exploitation, Accumulation, Overproduction, World Empires, World Economics, Kondratieff Waves, Modern Crisis, Structural and Cultural Signs
  • M.N. Srinivas (1916-1999): Biographical sketch, Theoretical and Methodological orientation, Religion and Society, Village, Caste & Dominant Caste, Sanskritization, and Westemization & Legitimacy
  • Jean Baudrillard (1929- 2007): Biographical Sketch, Simulation Society, Hyper Reality, Orders of Simulation, Consumer Society
  • Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002): Biographical Sketch, Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Economic Capital, Human Capital & Theory of Cultural Reproduction
  • Jurgen Habermas (1929- ): Biographical Sketch, Liberal Capitalism, Organized Capitalism, Colonization of the Life world, Public Sphere, Critical theory, Speech Communities, Civil Society

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