Social Science Research in India

Institutions and Structure

Author: Mangesh Venktesh Nadkarni,R. S. Deshpande

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9788171888443

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 8957

Papers presented at the seminar on "Social Science Research in India", held at Bangalore during 7-8 July 2008.
Posted in Social Science

Social Science Research in India and the World

Author: R. K. Mishra,Jayasree Raveendran,K. N. Jehangir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317408926

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 4472

A unique and comprehensive study on social science research, this book highlights the status, issues, roadblocks and challenges of the field in India and certain select nations of the world. It conducts key cross-comparisons with existing literature in the area, and discusses aid policies and decisions, funding dynamics and quality of research as well as assessment systems in social science research.
Posted in Social Science

National Information Resources for Social Sciences in India

Mobolisation, Dispersal, and International Enhancement

Author: S. P. Agrawal

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170224297

Category: Information theory in the social sciences

Page: 191

View: 6894

Posted in Information theory in the social sciences

World Social Science Report 2010

Knowledge Divides

Author: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231041312

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 4423

Social science from Western countries continues to have the greatest global influence, but the field is expanding rapidly in Asia and Latin America, particularly in China and Brazil. In sub-Saharan Africa, social scientists from South Africa, Nigeria andKenya produce 75% of academic publications. In South Asia, barring some centres of excellence in India, social sciences as a whole have low priority. These are a few of the findings from World Social Science Report, 2010: Knowledge divides. Produced by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and co-published with UNESCO, the Report is the first comprehensive overview of the field in over a decade. Hundreds of social scientists from around the world contributed their expertise to the publication. Gudmund Hernes, President of the ISSC, Adebayo Olukoshi, Director of the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), Hebe Vessuri, Director, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), and François Héran, Director of Research, National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France, are among the experts who presented the Report during its official launch at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 25 June 2010.
Posted in Social Science

Globalisation and Governance in India

New Challenges to Society and Institutions

Author: Harihar Bhattacharyya,Lion König

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317526384

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 357

This book examines the impact of globalization on some vital aspects of Indian politics, its structures and processes, and identifies the challenges to globalization itself, in order to highlight India’s complex and fascinating story. In 1991, India officially embraced the policy of neo-liberal reforms by signing the GATT agreement, which exposed the country, its society, culture and institutions to the various forces of globalization. Globalization as such may not be new to India, for the country has been embracing the influence of external cultures and civilisations for millennia, but the post-1991 reforms policy marked a significant shift, from a predominantly social welfare state and a command economy to a predominantly market driven one. Through a range of disciplinary perspectives, the authors analyse how India’s version of secularism, communal harmony, nationhood, the public sphere, social justice, and the rights of aboriginal communities came under attack from the forces of the new dispensation. The book goes on to show how globalisation in India has posed fresh challenges to political economy, democracy, federalism, decentralization, parliamentary system, judiciary, and the parliamentary Left. Critically reflecting on themes in the context of India’s globalisation that are local, regional, national and global, this book will be of interest to those in the fields of South Asian Politics, Globalisation, and International Relations.
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Structure and Change in Indian Society

Author: Milton B. Singer,Bernard S. Cohn

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202369334

Category: History

Page: 507

View: 5688

Recent theoretical and methodological innovations in the anthropological analysis of South Asian societies have introduced distinctive modifications in the study of Indian social structure and social change. This book, reporting on twenty empirical studies of Indian society conducted by outstanding scholars, reflects these trends not only with reference to Indian society itself, but also in terms of the relevance of such trends to an understanding of social change more generally. The contributors demonstrate the adaptive changes experienced by the studied groups in particular villages, towns, cities, and regions. The authors view the basic social units of joint family, caste, and village not as structural isolates, but as intimately connected with one another and with other social units through social and cultural networks of various kinds that incorporate the social units into the complex structure of Indian civilization. Within this broadened conception of social structure, these studies trace the changing relations of politics, economics, law, and language to the caste system. Showing that the caste system is dynamic, with upward and downward mobility characterizing it from pre-British times to the present, the studies suggest that the modernizing forces which entered the system since independence--parliamentary democracy, universal suffrage, land reforms, modern education, urbanization, and industrial technology--provided new opportunities and paths to upward mobility, but did not radically alter the system. The chapters in this book show that the study of Indian society reveals novel forms of social structure change. They introduce methods and theories that may well encourage social scientists to extend the study of change in Indian society to the study of change in other areas. Milton Singer (1912-1994) was Paul Klapper Professor of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. He was a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was also chosen as a distinguished lecturer by the American Anthropological Association and was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Association for Asian Studies. Bernard S. Cohn (1918-2003) was Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He was widely known for his work on India during the British colonial period and wrote many books on the subject of India including India: The Social Anthropology of a Civilization (1971), An Anthropologist among the Historians and Other Essays (1987), and Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge (1996).
Posted in History

Banking, Bureaucracy, and Social Networks

Scheduled Castes in the Process of Development

Author: Jagdish Kumar Pundir

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 9788176250245

Category: Banks and banking

Page: 190

View: 7213

With reference to a study conducted at Meerut District in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Posted in Banks and banking

The Structure of Indian Society

Then and Now

Author: A. M. Shah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136197702

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 3838

This book has a collection of ten articles written during 1982–2007 and an exhaustive introduction on the structural features of Indian society, that is, the enduring social groups, institutions and processes, such as caste, tribe, sect, rural-urban relations, etc. The book views Indian society in contemporary as well as historical perspective, based on a wealth of field research as well as archival material. The book focuses on the significance of village studies in transforming the understanding of Indian society and also shows how urban centres have been useful in shaping society. Taking a critical look at the prevailing thinking on various structures and institutions, the author uses insights derived from his comprehensive studies of kinship, marriage, religion, and grassroots politics in advancing their studies. He points out the strengths and weaknesses of these structures and institutions and the direction in which they are changing with respect to modern time. As against the overwhelming emphasis on the hierarchical dimension of caste, this book focuses on its horizontal dimension, that is, every caste’s population spread over villages and towns in an area, its internal organization and differentiation based on networks of kinship, marriage, patron-client relationship, and role of endogamy versus hypergamy in maintaining its boundaries. The tribes are also seen in the same perspective, emphasizing the tribe-caste homology. Finally, the book provides information on important issues like policy of reservations, the reliability of censuses and surveys of castes and tribes, removal of untouchability, growth of organized religion and secularization.
Posted in Social Science

Work, Institutions and Sustainable Livelihood

Issues and Challenges of Transformation

Author: Virginius Xaxa,Debdulal Saha,Rajdeep Singha

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811057567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

View: 1501

The book explores the debates surrounding sustainable livelihood in the neoliberal era effected through transformation of the nature of work and the role of institutions, particularly in the Global South. By creating gainful work and employment opportunities through formal and informal institutions using progressive instruments and innovations within rural and urban economies, livelihood becomes ‘sustainable’, thereby reducing inequality and increasing resilience among households. Based on both theoretical and empirical studies from Asia and Africa, the book establishes the relationship between three broad concepts – work, institutions and sustainable development. The content has been divided into three broad sections: Rural Economy and Its Transformations; Urbanisation and Sustainable Livelihood; and Innovations and Instruments of Transformation. This book is a valuable resource for scholars of development studies, rural and urban studies, labour studies besides economics, sociology, political science and policymaking.
Posted in Business & Economics

India, Some Aspects of Economic and Social Development

The CESS Silver Jubilee Lectures

Author: S. Mahendra Dev,K. S. Babu

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171886289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 4667

Lectures delivered during 2005-06 at Hyderabad by eminent scholars; some were revised.
Posted in Business & Economics

Sociological Methods and Techniques

Author: Rajendra Kumar Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171567096

Category: Social sciences

Page: 448

View: 5416

This Book Covers The Syllabi Prescribed By Indian Universities At Undergraduate And Postgraduate Level In Sociology In The Paper Concerned With Sociological Methods And Techniques, Social Survey And Research. After Analysing The Nature Of Sociology And Social Phenomena; Fact, Theory And Concept, The Book Describes, Discusses And Evaluates Sociological Data; Social Research; Historical Method And Techniques Of Sociological Research Including Observation; Experiment; Case Study; Social Survey; Mailed Questionnaire; The Schedule; Rating Scales And Sociometry And Calling Interview. In Social Research Separate Chapters Have Been Devoted To Identification Of Problem Of Research; Review Of Related Literature; Formulation Of Hypothesis; Research Design And Investigation; Sampling And Census Investigation. In The End, There Are Chapters On Content Analysis; Formulation Of Generalisations; Objectivity In Social Research; The Research Report; Inter-Disciplinary Approach; Social Research, Survey And Book-Keeping In India And Statistics In Sociology. While Each Chapter Has Been Written In An Analytical Style, Matter Has Been Drawn From Standard Books. Questions Actually Asked In University Examinations Have Been Given At The End Of Each Chapter For Exercise For Examinations. An Attempt Has Been Made To Use Simple Language Avoiding Technical Jargon As Much As Possible. Tables And Figures Have Been Used To Facilitate Understanding. Thus, The Author Has Left No Stone Unturned To Make This Book An Ideal Textbook For The Students And Reference Work For The Teachers.
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Science in India

Institution-building and the Organizational System for Research & Development

Author: Ward Morehouse

Publisher: Popular Prakashan

ISBN: 9788171545018

Category: Economic history

Page: 144

View: 2048

Posted in Economic history

Psychology In India. Volume 2: Social And Organizational Processes

Author: Misra

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131718193

Category: Organizational behavior

Page: 504

View: 7498

Revised version of papers presented at the National Workshop for Fifth ICSSR Survey of Psychological Research, held at Delhi during 23-24 October 2006.
Posted in Organizational behavior

State and Capital in Post-Colonial India

From Licence Raj to Open Economy

Author: Chirashree Das Gupta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107102243

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 4967

Posted in Political Science

Dimensions of social change in India

Author: Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas,Institute for Social and Economic Change,Indian Council of Social Science Research,Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

View: 6896

Posted in Social Science

New Panchayati Raj in Tamil Nadu

With Act in Original

Author: Ganapathy Palanithurai

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180690310

Category: Decentralization in government

Page: 508

View: 1653

Posted in Decentralization in government