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Sociology prelims-2009 part 2

Which of the following is not an agency of political socialization?
Students union elections
Trade unionism
Self-help group
Modern Technology

  Consider the following statements
Marx concept of class ‘for itself’ implies
1. After consciousness and realization of extensive class action in pursuit of
2. The economic Which one of the following statements
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

. Consider the following statements
Sociologists argue that the political modernization of caste occurs when a caste
1. dissolves itself into a class
2. group mobilizes itself as a pressure group.
3. actively organizes on associational principles.
When of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 and 3 only
2 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 When a caste group consolidates itself horizontally and asks…

Sociology Prelims 2009- part 1

Kaka Kalelkar Commission was appointed by the Government of India to determine thecriteria for identification of

population below the poverty line
socially and educationally backward classes
economically backward upper castes
socially and economically backward communities.



Who among the following social scientist first used the categories of the 'the title tradition
and the great tradition' to describe the process of change in peasant society?

Robert Redfield
Mckim Marriott
Barrington Moore
T. Shanin



. Who among the following, argued that social evolution is an extension of biological evolution and actual mechanisms o social evolution and biological evolution are different but both can be understood in terms of "evolutionary universals"?

Charles Darwin
David Landes
Herbert Spencer
Talcott Parsons



. Which of the following statements about social change according to Karl Marx is/are correct?
Social change occurs when
1. society experiences class struggle.
2. a …