HPPSC State Level Eligibility Test Sociology Syllabus
HIMACHAL PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (HPPSC) STATE LEVEL ELIGIBILITY TEST (SET) SOCIOLOGY SYLLABUS
SUBJECT CODE : 16
A: SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS
1. Nature of Sociologys.
2. Basic Concepts.
Norms and Values
3. Social Structure.
Status and role, their interrelationship
Multiple roles, Role set, Status set, Status sequence
4. Social Group.
Types : Primary-Secondary, Formal-Informal, Ingroup-Outgroup,
5. Social Institutions.
Socialization, Resocialization, Anticipatory socialization, Adult socialization
Agencies of socialization
Theories of socialization
7. Social Stratification.
Social differentiation, Hierarchy and Inequality
Forms of stratification : Caste, Class, Gender, Ethnic
Theories of social stratification
8. Social Change.
Concepts and Types : Evolution, Diffusion, Progress, Revolution, Transformation,
Change in structure and Change of structure
Theories : Dialectical and Cyclical.
B : SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY.
Social action : Max Weber, Pareto
Symobolic interactionism : G.H. Mead, Blumer
C : METHODOLOGY
13. Meaning and Nature of Social Research.
Nature of social phenomena
The scientific method
The problems in the study of social phenomena : Objectivity fact and value
Research Design and its types
Techniques of data collection : Observation, Questionnaire, Schedule, Interview
15. Qualitative Methods.
16. Statistics in Social Research.
Measures of Central Tendency : Mean, Median, Mode
Measures of dispersion
Test of significance
Reliability and Validity
Unit-I : Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology.
Alfred Shultz, Peter Berger and Luckmann
Carfinkel and Goffman.
Unit-II : Neo-functionalism and Neo-Marxism.
Unit-III : Structuration and Post-Modernism.
Unit-IV : Conceptualising Indian Society.
Peoples of India : Groups and Communities.
Unity in diversity
Cultural diversity : Regional linguistic, religions and tribal
Unit-V : Theoretical Perspectives
Indological/Textual Perspective : G.S. Ghurye, Louis Dumont
Structural-Functional Perspective : M.N. Srinivas, S.C. Dube
Marxian Perspective : D.P.Mukherjee, A.R. Desai
Civilisational Perspective ;: N.K. Bose, Surajit Sinha
Subaltern Perspective : B.R. Ambedhar, David Hardiman.
Unit-VI : Contemporary Issues : Socio-cultural.
Inequality of caste and gender
Regional, ethnic and religious disharmonics
Family disharmonyh : (a) Domestic violence (b) Dowry (c) Divorce (d)
Unit-VII : Contemporary Issues : Development.
Ecological degradation and environmental pollution
Unit-VIII : Issues Pertaining to Deviance.
Deviance and its forms
Crime and delinquency
White collar crime and corruption
Changing profile of crime and criminals
Unit-IX : Current Debates.
Tradition and Modernity in India
Problems of Nation Building : Secularism, Pluralism and Nation building
Unit-X : The Challenges of Globalisation.
Indigenisation of Sociology
Privatisation of Education
Science and Technology Policy of India
Elective-I : Rural Sociology.
Approaches to the study of Rural Society :
Agrarian Institutions :
Land ownership and its types
Agrarian relations and Mode of production debate
Jajmani system and Jajmani relations
Agrarian class structure
Panchayati Raj Institution :
Panchayat before and after 73rd Amendment
Rural Leadership and Factionalism
Empowerment of people
Social Issues and Strategies for Rural Development
Bonded and Migrant labourers
Pauperization and Depeasantisation
Agrarian unrest and Peasant movements
Rural Development and Change :
Trends of changes in rural society
Processes of change : Migration-Rural to Urban and Rural to Rural Mobility:
Factors of change
Elective-II : Industry and Society.
Industrial Society in the Classical Sociological Tradition :
Division of labour
Industry and Society :
Factory as a social system
Formal and informal organization
Impact of social structure on industry
Impact of industry on society
Industrial Relations :
Changing profile of labour
Changing labour-management relations
Conciliation, adjudication, arbitration
Worker’s participation in management (Joint Managament Councils)
Industrialisation and Social Change in India :
Impact of industrialization on family, education and stratification.
Class and class confict in industrial society.
Obstacles to and limitations of industrialization.
Industrial Planning :
Human relations in industry.
Elevtive-III : Sociology of Development.
Conceptual Perspectives on Development :
Sustainable development : Ecological and Social
Theories of Underdevelopment :
Liberal : Max Weber, Gunnar Myrdal
Dependency : Centre-periphery (Frank), Uneven development (Samir Amin), Worldsystam (Wallerstein).
Paths of Development :
Social Structure and Development :
Social structure as a facilitator/inhibitor
Development and socio-economic disparitees
Gender and development
Culture and Development :
Culture as an aid/impediment.
Development and displacement of tradition.
Development and upsurge of ethnic movements.
Elective-IV : Population and Society.
Theories of Population growth :
Population Growth and Distribution in India :
Growth of Indian population since 1901
Determinants of population
Concepts of Fertility, Mortality, Morbidity and Migration :
Age and Sex composition and its consequences
Determinants of fertility
Determinants of mortality, infant, child and maternal mortality.
Determinants and concequences of migration.
Population and Development :
Population as a constraint on and a resource for development
Socio-cultural factors affecting population growth.
Population Control :
Population policy : Problems and perspectives
Measures taken for population control.
Elective-V : Gender and Society.
Gender as a Social Construct :
Models of Gendered socialisation
Cultural symbolism and general roles
Social structure and Gender inequality
Patriarchy and Matriarchy
Division of labour-Production and reproduction.
Theories of Gender Relations :
Gender and Development :
Effect of development policies on gender relations Perspectives on gender and development-Welfarist, developmentalist Empowerment.
Women and Development in India :
Indicators of women’s status; Demographic, Social, Economic and Cultural. Special schemes and strategies for women’s development Voluntary sector and women’s development Globalisation and women’s development Eco-feminism.