HomeEasy to StartB.Tech Semester VHS 310 Concepts and Ideologies in Social Life

Eminent Sociologists and their different views of social life: St Simon: Positivism;Herbert Spencer:- Functionalism, Organic analogy; Talcott. Parsons: System analysis; Robert K. Merton: Codification of Functional analysis;- Max Weber:Social action and Rationality,- Types of social groups; Emile Durkheim: Forms of Solidarity and Division of Labour; Political- Sociology: Power and Authority, Consensus and Conflict, State and Stateless societies: Nuer and Zulu-political systems of Africa,- Elites and Masses; Economic Sociology: Division of Labour, Occupational specialization ,Property.


1.—- R. Aron, Main Currents in Sociological Thoughts, Pelican Books, 1980.

2.—- T. B. Bottomore, Sociology-A Guide To Problems and Literature,
Blackie and Son Publishers Pvt Ltd, 1978.

3.—- M. Weber, Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Allen &
Unwin, London, 1976.


1.- T. Parsons and E. A. Shils, Towards a General Theory of Action, Harper
and Row, New Work, 1952.

2.–M. Gluckman, Custom and Conflict in Africa, Oxford Basil Blackwell, 1960.

3.-C. W. Mills, The Power Elite, Oxford University Press, 1956.

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