Sociology (English Medium)

Sociology/P1/U5: Theories of social stratification – Structural Functionalist Theory (Davis and Moore)

Structural Functionalist Theory (Davis and Moore) The most famous structural-functionalist theory of stratification was first presented in 1945 in an article by the American Sociologists “Davis and Moore” entitled ‘Some Principles of Stratification’. Here, Davis and Moore discussed the issues of functional necessity of stratification, determinants of positional rank, societal functions and stratification, and variation… Continue reading Sociology/P1/U5: Theories of social stratification – Structural Functionalist Theory (Davis and Moore)

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Sociology (English Medium)

Sociology Revision Series: Paper-1/ Unit-5/ Stratification and Mobility (Part-1)

Stratification can be defined as a form of inequality in which different groups are arranged vertically on the basis of some objective or subjective characteristics in which those who are on the top of the ladder gets privileges whereas the group at the bottom suffers from disadvantages. Stratification is based on two criteria: Objective –… Continue reading Sociology Revision Series: Paper-1/ Unit-5/ Stratification and Mobility (Part-1)

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Social Issues – Issues Related to Women (Part-1)

  Issues Related to Women has been covered in three parts. This is first part, next two parts will come in few days. Part - 1 A] Crimes Against Women Cybercrime Domestic Violence Act Genital Mutilation B] Discrimination Against Women Personal Laws and Gender Justice Declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) Surrogacy Maternal / Neo-Natal Health… Continue reading Social Issues – Issues Related to Women (Part-1)

Sociology (English Medium)

(Thinkers-1.1) Karl Marx – Historical Materialism (UPSC-2017,13,1986)

Karl Marx - Historical Materialism / Economic Deterministic Theory / Evolutionary Theory of Society / Economic Interpretation of Human History Karl Marx derives his conception of Social change and Society basically from three traditions - German philosophy and Hegel in particular, French Socialism, and British political economy. Historical Materialism is a conception of society in… Continue reading (Thinkers-1.1) Karl Marx – Historical Materialism (UPSC-2017,13,1986)