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Check the detail Syllabus of Sociology paper in School Service Commission Examination of West Bengal.

Sociology Thought

Comte : Positivism, Sob cial Statics & Social Dynamics, Hierarchy of Sciences, Law of Three Stages.

Spencer : Organicism, Social Evolution, Typology of Societies.
Durkheim: Methodology, Division of Labour, Suicide, Religion, Social Fact.
Weber: Methodology, Social Action, Authority, Rationality, Protestant ethic and capitalism.

Marx: Methodology, Class, Class struggle & Revolution, Alienation, Stages of Social Development, State.

Pareto: Logical and non logical action, Residues and Derivations, Circulation of Elite.

Sociological Theory
Nature and task of theory, Macro and Micro-Sociology. Research and Theory.

Functional Theory
General Propositions, Parsons Social System theory. Merton's Middle Range theory. General criticisms.

Conflict Theory
General Propositions, Dahrendorf's Dialectical Analysis,Coser's Functionalist Analysis, General criticisms.

Exchange Theory
General Proposition, Homan' Principal of Exchange, Blau's Structuralism, General criticisms.

Symbolic Inteactionism
General Propositions, Mead's analysis of Exchange, Blumer's theory.

General Sociology
Issues & Concepts, Sociology's distinctive perspective and methodologies. Some general concepts: Society, Community, Association, Institution, Role & Status, Socialization, Conformity and Deviance, Ethnicity and Race.

Concept of Culture, Components of Culture, Function of Culture. Cultural diversity, Cultural identity and ethnocentrism.

Social Control
Nature and types, Agencies.
Social Stratification
Meaning & Forms, Mobility, Principal Theories, Gender and Stratification.
Social Change
Meaning & Form, Mobility, Principal Theories.Trans-national Corporation & Globalization, Revolution and Social change.

Indian Society
Family: Structures, function and Changes, Marriage: Different forms and function.
cast: Attributes,functions,changes, sanskritization. Under-privileged groups : ST,SC& OBC: Problems and Policies. Women: Dowry, Divorce. Child labour.
Population: Fertility, Mortality, Population policy of the Governments of India.
Change: Industrialization, Urbanization, Environmental movements in India. Research Method. Sampling: Type.
Observation: Type, uses and limitations. Panchayats & Municipalities: Democratic decentralization.
Questionnaire: Type, uses and limitations. Variables, Propositions and potheses.

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