Sociology Optional Previous Years Papers – 2010

Paper I
1. write short notes on any 4 of the following , keeping sociological perspectives in view in about 200 words each. 15×4 = 60
a. content analysis
b. nomothetic & ideographic methods
c. serendipity
d. cybernetic hierarchical of control
e. ethnicity & development
2.a. sociology without history is rootless & history without sociology is fruitless. Elaborate. 30 mrks
b. examine the social dimensions of religious revivalism & fundamentalism in the context of globalization. 30 mrks
3.a. work in capitalism is reduced to mere labor in which the individual doesn‟t develop freely his physical & mental energy but mortifies his body & ruins his mind. Critically evaluate the assertion. 30 mrks
b. compare Karl Marx with emile Durham with reference to the framework of division of labor. 30 mrks
4.a. critically analyze the contributions of g.h. mead to „symbolic interactionism‟. 30 mrks
b. examine how open & closed systems of stratification are undergoing transformation in the emergence of new hierarchical social orders in societies. 30 mrks section b
5. write short notes on any 4 of the following , keeping sociological perspectives in view in about 200 words each. 15×4 = 60
a. feminization of labor in informal sector
b. identity politics
c. positive religion
d. kinship & social capital
e. human relation school of thought by Elton mayo as a social organization of work process in industry
6.a. there has been the substantial decline in labor class & increase in labor force in non- manual jobs with the advent of new technological revolution . critically examine. 30 mrks
b. discuss between people being socially excluded & people excluding themselves socially in societies. 15 mrks
c. science has empirical means to logical ends & religion has non-empirical means to logical ends. Comment. 15 mrks
7.a. list the source of power & explain the various indicators based on which power can be measured. 30 mrks
b. analyze social impact of market economy on traditional societies. 15 mrks
c. examine the social dimensions of displacement induced by development. 15 mrks 8.a. evaluate how civil society & democracy mutually reinforce each other. 30 mrks
b. examine karl marx‟s views on „class-in-itself‟ & „class-for-itself‟ with reference to proletarians. 30 mrks. Paper 2

1. write short notes on sociological perspectives on the following not more than 200 words each. 3×20 =60
a. a.r. desai‟s characterization of leadership of Indian freedom movement
b. women in IT sector
c. the parsi community & its contribution to Indian society
2. comment critically on each of the following in 200 words. 3×20 = 60
a. the heterogenic features that influenced Indian tradition, according to yogendra singh
b. linkage between patriarchy & honor killings
c. Dumont‟s concept of homohierarchies.
3. a. with reference to their understanding of the Indian village, compare the perspective of m.n.srinivas & s.c. dube 30 mks
b. critically assess the forms in which untouchability continues to be practiced . 30 mks 4.a. discuss the inter-relationships between caste, class & power . 30 mks
b. how far is structural functional perspective helpful inj understanding changes in contemporary Indian society? Section b
5. write short notes on sociological perspectives on the following not more than 200 words each. Your answer should have sociological perspective . 3×20 =60
a. factors responsible for increasing demands for the formation of separate states
b. social security measures for the elderly
c. ethnic movements
6.a. evaluate the policy of SEZ & nature of social response to it. 30 mks
b. from sociological perspective, examine the effects of the BPO industry on the youth. 30 mks
7.a. identify the reasons for the resilience of democratic system in India. 30 mks
b. assess the contribution of contemporary women‟s movements in women‟s empowerment. 30 mks
8.a. discuss the social-cultural factors for the declining sex-ratio in some states of India. 30 mks
b. highlight the important dimensions of inter-caste conflict in India. 30 marks

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