Social Sciences: The Indian Scene

Author: Yogesh Atal

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9788170170426


Page: 295

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Social Sciences in India have acquired the status of a profession. Although they are relatively recent, their achievements have been remarkable. The papers collected in this volume relate to some aspects of the growth of the profession of social sciences in India. Written by one of the distinguished and leading sociologists of the country Professor Yogesh Atal — these essays convey an insider-view of the profession. The growth of the profession and the general problems related to teaching and research are discussed in the first two chapters. The reader is then introduced more intimately to the twin disciplines of sociology and social anthropology as they have developed in India. A full chapter is devoted to the studies of the village. The book also contains two articles on research methodology. One is a detailed account of the research carried out by the author on which is based his well-known book, Local Communities and National Politics (1971). The other essay is on the evolution of content analysis as a research technique. The essays do not merely narrate the history of the growth of social science enterprise in India. The author has frankly discussed the problems facing the profession, and has critically evaluated its past performance.
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Anthropology in the East

founders of Indian sociology and anthropology

Author: Patricia Uberoi,Nandini Sundar,Satish Deshpande

Publisher: Seagull Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Anthropology and sociology have long histories in India. Yet, with the exception of fieldwork experience, there is little research available on the institutional and material contexts of these disciplines or on the practices of pioneering anthropologists and sociologists. Filling this important gap, this book spans a century of life and work, from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century, and focuses on scholars with varying research trajectories. The book shows how local influences and personalities played a major role in shaping the field and it examines their common concern with nation-building, social reform and the value of science.
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Caste, Hierarchy, and Individualism

Indian Critiques of Louis Dumont's Contributions

Author: R. S. Khare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198062776

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

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This volume in the Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology series is a well-rounded and rigourous analysis of the study of caste and hierarchy in India. The essays herein are a contextualized sociological appraisal of the work of Louis Dumont. They constitute Indian responses to Dumont's path breaking work Homo Hierarchicus, and discuss the logic, application and problems associated with his influential structural and comparative method in sociology. The essays in Section I provide the reader with accessible summaries and overviews of Dumont's work. Section II is a critical appraisal of aspects of his works, while Section III reflects the general shift in Indian sociology and social anthropology towards postcolonial debates and discourses. The final section includes excerpts from Dumont's own writings, along with comments on the issues of method, theory, and analysis. With contributions from important scholars of Indian sociology and anthropology, the reader is the second volume after Social Stratification (in the series) to look at the issue of caste. This high profile volume will feed into courses on Indian sociology across universities and be of particular interest to students of sociology and social anthropology in post graduate and M.Phil level courses, in addition to other scholars of caste and political sociology.
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Theory and method

evaluation of the work of M.N. Srinivas

Author: Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas,Baburao Shravan Baviskar,E. A. Ramaswamy

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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"This edited volumes intended to help the students of sociology, social anthropology and social change in elucidating the implied theory and method of Prof. Srinivas in studying the social structure and change in Indian society. No doubt, there will be a great demand for this book from the students and teachers of the social science disciplines, and humanities too." --The Hindue The first in a series, this volume discusses theory and method in the study of social structure and change, focusing specifically on the work of M. N. Srinivas, the universally acknowledged architect of modern sociology and social anthropology in India. A group of Srinivas's students, colleagues, and admirers, the contributors provide rich discussions on a wide range of themes, including the semiotics of ritual, professionalization of the social sciences, ethical issues in social research, processes of change in complex societies such as India, and the aims and methods of sociology and social anthropology. One group of papers critically evaluates Srinivas's major writings and explores the theoretical, methodological, and professional issues that surface in his writings. Written by distinguished scholars, the original essays in this volume provide valuable insights into social structure and change in a complex society. Well researched and lucidly written, Social Structure and Change, Volume 1 will be widely welcomed by all those involved in the study of sociology, social anthropology, and social change.
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Knowledge and Society

Situating Sociology and Social Anthropology

Author: T. K. Oommen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195687750

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Articles chiefly with reference to India.
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Fremd in ihrem Land

Eine Reise ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten

Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593507668

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

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In vielen westlichen Ländern sind rechte, nationalistische Bewegungen auf dem Vormarsch. Wie ist es dazu gekommen? Arlie Russell Hochschild reiste ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten, nach Louisiana, und suchte fünf Jahre lang das Gespräch mit ihren Landsleuten. Sie traf auf frustrierte Menschen, deren "Amerikanischer Traum" geplatzt ist; Menschen, die sich abgehängt fühlen, den Staat hassen und sich der rechtspopulistischen Tea-Party-Bewegung angeschlossen haben. Hochschild zeigt eine beunruhigende Entwicklung auf, die auch in Europa längst begonnen hat. Hochschilds Reportage ist nicht nur eine erhellende Deutung einer gespaltenen Gesellschaft, sondern auch ein bewegendes Stück Literatur. "Jeder, der das moderne Amerika verstehen möchte, sollte dieses faszinierende Buch lesen." Robert Reich "Ein kluges, respektvolles und fesselndes Buch." New York Times Book Review "Eine anrührende, warmherzige und souverän geschriebene, ungemein gut lesbare teilnehmende Beobachtung. ... Wer ihr Buch liest, versteht die Wähler Trumps, weil sie auf Augenhöhe mit ihnen und nicht über sie spricht." FAZ
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Village, Caste, Gender, and Method

Essays in Indian Social Anthropology

Author: Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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The Work Of M.N. Srinivas Constitutes A Watershed In The Development Of Sociology In India, And The Selections Brought Together In This Volume Have Had A Lasting Influence On The Discipline.
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On Crisis and Commitment in Social Sciences

Author: Shyama Charan Dube,Yogesh Atal

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170171695

Category: Social sciences

Page: 108

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Social Structure

Author: M. N. Srinivas

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412826198

Category: History

Page: 97

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This essay on Indian social structure originally formed a chapter in Volume 1 of The Gazetteer of India: Indian Union, published in 1965. It introduces the reader to the caste system, the village community, religious groups, marriage, kinship and inheritance, and changes in society at the time. M.N. Srinivas is the author.
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Caste, Hierarchy, and Individualism

Indian Critiques of Louis Dumont's Contributions

Author: Ravindra S. Khare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195679175

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Louis Dumont, 1911-1999, French anthropologist; contributed articles.
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The Social Anthropology of Complex Societies

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415330282

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 1990

This volume illustrates how much the study of social anthropologists has encompassed other, non-primitive societies: rural Italy, urban Africa, village politics in India and the smaller ex-colonial territories of Fiji and Mauritius are just some of the areas covered by the book. The position and contribution of British community studies is also examined, illustrating how micro-sociology can be made relevant to macro-sociology. Originally published 1966.
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Family, Kinship and Marriage in India

Author: Patricia Uberoi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 502

View: 8868

This Book Attempts To Capture The Great Variety Of Family Types And Kinship Practices Found In The South Asia Region.
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On living in a revolution and other essays

Author: Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 9850

In Indian context
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