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Readings in Indian Sociology
Volume V: Contributions to Sociological Theory

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Volume: 5

December 2013 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Contributions to Sociological Theory, aims to quell the popular belief that sociologists and their journals are shy of making a contribution to theory—they are mere empiricists. The volume introduces the dimensions and trajectories of the multiplicity of theory in its sumptuous Introduction. The volume has two sections: the first deals with the contribution of the Sociological Bulletin to the conceptual framework of sociology, and the second is the contribution made to the writings of the Western thinkers who have considerably influenced Indian sociology.   
 
Series Note
 
Preface
Vinay Kumar Srivastava
Introduction
 
I: ON CONCEPTS AND METHODS
André Béteille
Newness in Sociological Enquiry
Dipankar Gupta
Paradigms and Discourses: New Frontiers in the Sociology of Knowledge
Satish Saberwal
On Reality: Its Perception and Construction
A R Desai
Relevance of the Marxist Approach to the Study of Indian Society
Lung-Chang Young
Altruistic Suicide: A Subjective Approach
Prakash N Pimpley
Rational Social Action as a Basis for Creative Comparison
Beatrice Kachuk
Feminist Social Theories: Theme and Variations
Yogesh Atal
Outsiders as Insiders: The Phenomenon of Sandwich Culture
M N Srinivas
Social Structure
 
II: ON SOCIOLOGICAL THINKERS
G S Ghurye
Vidyas: A Homage to Auguste Comte
Rajendra Pandey
Max Weber's Theory of Social Stratification: Controversies, Contexts and Correctives
Vinay Kumar Srivastava
Malinowski on Freedom and Civilization
Goutam Biswas
Some Reflections on Karl Popper's Theory of Social Explanation
P N Rastogi
Computer Simulation and Mannheim's Concept of Perspectivism
Susantha Goonatillake
Outsider Bias and Ethnocentricity: The Case of Gunnar Myrdal
Pravin J Patel
Robert Merton's Formulations in Sociology of Science
Sheena Jain
Bourdieu's Theory of the Symbolic and the Shah Bano Case
 
Index
 
Appendix of Sources

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