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1 SYLLABUS & PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Sociology (Honours) (Choice Based Credit System) (Effective from the Academic Session ) Third Semester MAHARAJA BIR BIKRAM UNIVERSITY AGARTALA, TRIPURA:

2 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Structure of Proposed CBCS Syllabus B.A/B.Sc/B.Com Honours. Semester Core Course (14) Honours Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC) (2) Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) (2) Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) (4) Generic Elective (GE) (4) 1 C1 C2 2 C3 C4 3 C5 C6 C7 4 C8 C9 C10 5 C11 C12 6 C13 C14 AECC1: Environmental Science AECC2 : (English/MIL (Communication) SEC1 SEC2 DSE1 DSE2 DSE3 DSE4 GE1 (Paper-I of selected subject other than Hons subject) GE2 (Paper-II of selected subject other than Hons subject) GE3 (Paper-III of selected subject other than Hons subject) GE4 (Paper-IV of selected subject other than Hons subject) 1

3 SEMESTER III Core Course - Paper-V Political Sociology Unit-I TOTAL MARKS 100 (End Semester-80 Internal-20) 1. Definition, Nature and Emergence of Political Sociology. 2. Subject Matter and Problems of Political Sociology. 3. Basic Concepts- Power, Authority, State, Civil Society, Bureaucracy, Elites and Masses. Unit-II 1. Political Socialization 2. Political Development 3. Politics, Political Participation and Political Parties. 4. Political Change. Unit-III 1. Perspectives on Power-Weberian, Marxist and Functionalist. 2. Perspectives on State-Liberal, Pluralist, Marxist and Power-elite. Unit-IV 1. Politics of Caste, Religion and Language 2. Rural Politics. 3. Sarvodaya. 4. Local Structure of Power-Varieties of Local Power Structure, Relationship with the wider Political System. Suggested Readings: 1. Eisenstadt, S.N. (Ed.), Political Sociology: A Reader, N.Y: Basic Books, Gupta, D., Political Sociology in India; Contemporary Trends, Delhi, Orient Black- Swan, Bendix, R. and S.M. Lipset (Eds.), Class, Status and Power, London, RKP, Bottomore, T., Elites and Society, Harmondsworth, Penguin, Dahl, R., Who Governs? New Haven, Yale University Press, Desai, A.R,. State and Society in India; Essays in Dissent, Bombay, Popular Publication, Key, V.O., Politics, Parties and Pressure Groups, NY: Crowell,

4 8. Kohli, A., India s Democracy: An Analysis of Changing State-Society Relations, Princeton: Princeton University Press, Kothari, R., Caste in Indian Politics, Delhi, Orient Black Swan, Laclau, E., Politics and Ideology in Marxist Theory, London, Verso, Mills, C.W., The Power Elite, NY: OUP, Shakir, M. (Ed.), Religion, State and Politics in India, Delhi, Ajata Publications, Runciman, W.G., Social Science and Political Theory, Cambridge, CUP, Robinson, M.S., Local Politics: The Law of the Fishers, Delhi, OUP, Nash, K, Contemporary Political Sociology, Massachusetts, Blackwell Publishers, Lukes, Steven, Power: A Radical View, (2 nd Edition), Hampshire, Palgrave, Weber, M., Economy and Society: An Outline of Interpretative Sociology, Berkeley, University of California Press,

5 Semester - III Core Course - Paper -VI Sociology of Religion Unit-I Formulating Religion 1. Sociological Perspective on Religion. 2. Religion as a Cultural System. 3. Sociology of Religion as a Science. 4. Functional Interpretation of Religion. TOTAL MARKS 100 (End Semester-80 Internal-20) Unit-II Theories of Religion 1. Classical: Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. 2. Modern: Levis- Strauss, Erving Goffman and Pierre Bourdieu. Unit-III Elements and Techniques of Religion 1. Sacred, Myth, Ritual, Prayer, Craft, Magic and Religious Festivals. 2. Religion- Social Unity and Conflict. 3. Secularization, Communalism and Fundamentalism. Unit-IV Religion and Contemporary Society 1. Functions of Religion in Contemporary Society. 2. Religious Decay in Modern Society 3. Sociological Studies of Religious Movements and Minorities. 4. New Religious Movements. Suggested Readings: 1. Roberts, K.A. Religion in Sociological Perspective, New York, Dorsey Press, Turner, B.S., Religion and Social Theory (2 nd edition),london, Sage, Baird, R.D., Religion in Modern India ( 3rd edition), Delhi, Manohar, Durkheim, E., The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (5 th edition), New York: Collier Books, Weber, M., The Sociology of Religion, Massa-Chusetts: Beacon Press, Peter, L. Berger, The Social Reality of Religion, London, Allen Lane. 7. Engineer Asghar Ali and Moin Shakir (Ed.), Communalism in India, Ajanta Publications, New Delhi,

6 8. Dawson, Lorne, Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements, Toronto, Oxford, Weber, M., The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, London, Routledge, Malinowski, B., Magic, Science and Religion, Boston, Beacon Press, Frazer, James, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, New York, Macmillian, Marx, K. and F. Engels, On Religion, Progress Publishers, Moscow, Mauss, Marcel, On Prayer, USA: Berghahn Books, 2008 (2003). 14. Levis-Strauss, Claude, Totemism, Penguin Book,

7 Semester III Core Course Paper - VII Sociology of Gender TOTAL MARKS 100 (End Semester-80 Internal-20) Unit I Introduction to Sociology of Gender a) What is Sociology of Gender? b) Key concepts for the Sociology of Gender: Distinguishing Sex and Gender. c) Sociological Perspectives on gender roles: Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, Feminist Sociological Theory. Unit-II Basic Concepts a) Sex and Gender, Masculinity and Feminity, Patriarchy, Sexual division of Labour. b) Feminism; Different approaches to Feminism- Liberal Feminism, Socialist Feminism, Radical Feminism, Marxist Feminism, Eco-Feminism, Third-Wave Feminism. c) Feminism and the Media. Unit-III Violence against Women a) Concept of Violence-Violence within home, and within the society and communities. b) Women and Labour: Gendered differentiation of work. Types and division of women s and men s work today. Sexual harassment at workplace, Sexual harassment and Law. Unit-IV Feminist Critique of Law a) Sameness Vs differences debate b) Legislature: Rape law, Laws on Domestic Violence, Dowry law, Property rights. c) Judiciary: Sexist Courts rulings d) LGBT Movements. Suggested Readings: 1. S. Jackson and S. Scott (Eds.) 2002, Gender: A Sociological Reader; London: Routledge. 2. Liz Stanley Should Sex Really be Gender or Gender Really be Sex in S. Jackson and S. Scott(Eds.) Gender: A Sociological Reader, London: Routledge. 6

8 3. Strathern, Marilyn An Awkward Relationship: The Case of Feminism ad Anthropology. 4. Sherry Ortner Is male to female as nature is to culture? M.Z. Rosaldo and L. Lamphere (Eds.) Women, Culture and Society, Stanford, Stanford University Press. 5. Rubin, Gayle Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality in Carole Vance, (ed.), Pleasure and anger. London: Rootledge. 6. Halberstam, Judith An Introduction to Female Masculinity: Masculinity without Men in Female Masculinity. London: Duke University Press (Also Delhi; Zubaan 2012 Reprint) 7. Uberoi, Patricia Feminine Identity and National Ethos in Indian Calender Art In Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 25, No.17 (Apr. 28, 1990) 8. Kumar, Radha From Chipko to Sati. The contemporary Indian Women s Movement In Nivedita Menon (Ed.) Gender and Politics in India. New Delhi; Oxford University Press. 7

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