UGC NET Sociology Question Papers With Answers PDF for 2023

UGC NET Sociology Question Papers With Answers PDF for 2023:– The UGC NET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Exam conducted for the post of Assistant Professor and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in colleges and universities of India. So in this blog you will get the UGC NET Sociology Previous Year Question paper.

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UGC NET Sociology Syllabus

Unit 1: Sociological Theory

  1. Classical Sociological Traditions
    Emile Durkheim
    Max Weber
    Karl Marx
  2. Structure- Functionalism and Structuralism
    Bronislaw Malinowski
    A.R. Radcliffe- Brown
    Talcott Parsons
    Robert K. Merton
    Claude Levi Strauss
  3. Hermeneutic and Interpretative Traditions
    G.H. Mead
    Karl Manheim
    Alfred Schutz
    Harold Garfinkel
    Erving Goffman
    Clifford Geertz
  4. Post Modernism, Post Structuralism and Post Colonialism
    Edward Said
    Pierre Bourdieu
    Michel Foucault
    Jurgen Habermas
    Anthony Giddens
    Manuel Castells
  5. Indian Thinkers
    M.K. Gandhi
    B.R. Ambedkar
    Radha Kamal Mukherjee
    G. S. Ghurye
    M.N. Srinivas
    Irawati Karve

Unit – 2 : Research Methodology and Methods

1. Conceptualizing Social Reality
Philosophy of Science
Scientific Method and Epistemology in Social Science
Hermeneutic Traditions
Objectivity and Reflexivity in Social Science
Ethics and Politics

2. Formulating Research Design
Reading Social Science Research, Data and Documents
Induction and Deduction
Fact, Concept and Theory
Hypotheses, Research Questions, Objectives

3. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Survey Method
Historical Method
Comparative Method

3. Techniques
Questionnaire and Schedule
Statistical Analysis
Observation, Interview and Case study
Interpretation, Data Analysis and Report Writing.

Unit -3 : Basic Concepts and Institutions

1. Sociological Concepts
Social Structure
Status and Role
Values, Norms and Rules
Personhood, Habitus and Agency
Bureaucracy, Power and Authority

2. Social Institutions
Marriage, Family and Kinship
Law and Customs

3. Social Stratification
Social Difference, Hierarchy, Inequality and Marginalization
Caste and Class
Gender, Sexuality and Disability
Race, Tribe and Ethnicity

4. Social Change and Processes
Evolution and Diffusion
Modernization and Development
Social Transformations and Globalization
Social Mobility

Unit – 4 : Rural and Urban Transformations

1. Rural and Peasant Society
Caste-Tribe Settlements
Agrarian Social Structure and Emergent Class Relations
Land Ownership and Agrarian Relations
Decline of Agrarian Economy, De-Peasantization and Migration
Agrarian Unrest and Peasant Movements
Changing Inter-Community Relations and Violence

2. Urban Society
Urbanism, Urbanity and Urbanization
Towns, Cities and Mega-Cities
Industry, Service and Business
Neighbourhood, Slums and Ethnic Enclaves
Middle Class and Gated Communities
Urban Movements and Violence

Unit – 5 : State, Politics and Development

1. Political Processes in India
Tribe, Nation State and Border
Governance and Development

2. Public Policy: Health, Education and Livelihoods
Political Culture
Grass-root Democracy
Law and Society
Gender and Development
Role of International Development Organizations

3. Social Movements and Protests
Political Factions, Pressure Groups
Movements based on Caste, Ethnicity, Ideology, Gender, Disability, Religion and Region.
Civil Society and Citizenship
NGOs, Activism and Leadership
Reservations and Politics

Unit – 6 : Economy and Society

Exchange, Gift , Capital, Labour and Market
Mode of Production Debates
Property and Property Relations
State and Market: Welfarism and Neoliberalism
Models of Economic Development
Poverty and Exclusion
Factory and Industry Systems
Changing Nature of Labour Relations
Gender and Labour Process
Business and Family
Digital Economy, E-Commerce
Global Business and Corporates

Unit – 7: Environment and Society

Social and Cultural Ecology: Diverse Forms
Technological Change, Agriculture and Biodiversity
Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Ethno-Medicine
Gender and Environment
Forest Policies, Adivasis and Exclusion
Ecological Degradation and Migration
Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation
Water and Social Exclusion
Disasters and Community Responses
Environmental Pollution, Public Health and Disability
Climate Change and International Policies
Environmental Movements

Unit – 8: Family, Marriage and Kinship

Theoretical Approaches: Structure-Functionalist, Alliance and Cultural
Gender Relations and Power Dynamics
Inheritance, Succession and Authority
Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction
Children, Youth and Elderly
Emotions and Family
Emergent Forms of Family
Changing Marriage Practices
Changing Care and Support Systems
Family Laws
Domestic Violence and Crime against Women
Honour Killing

Unit – 9 : Science, Technology and Society

History of Technological Development
Changing notions of Time and Space
Flows and Boundaries
Virtual Community

Media: Print and Electronic, Visual and Social Media
E-Governance and Surveillance Society
Technology and Emerging Political Processes
State Policy, Digital Divide and Inclusion
Technology and Changing Family Relations
Technology and Changing Health Systems
Food and Technology
Cyber Crime

Unit – 10 : Culture and Symbolic Transformations

Signs and Symbols
Rituals, Beliefs and Practices
Changing Material Culture
Moral Economy
Education: Formal and Informal
Religious Organizations, Piety and Spirituality
Commodification of Rituals
Communalism and Secularism
Cultural Identity and Mobilization
Culture and Politics
Gender, Body and Culture
Art and Aesthetics
Ethics and Morality
Sports and Culture
Pilgrimage and Religious Tourism
Religion and Economy
Culture and Environment
New Religious Movements

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