Introduction of Sociology
Contribution of Western and Indian Sociologists
- Introduction to Western Sociologists
- Abdul Rahman Ibn-khaldun
- Auguste Comte (1798-1857)
- Law of Three Stages
- Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876)
- Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)
- Durkheims’ Theory of Suicide
- William Du Bois (1868 – 1963)
- Karl Marx (1818-1883)
- Marxian Theory of ‘Class Conflict’
- Introduction to Indian Sociologists
- Dr. G. S. Ghurye (1893-1983)
- Dr. M. N. Srinivas (1916-1999)
- Dr. Iravati Karve (1905-1970)
Basic Concepts in Sociology
- Introduction of Society
- Definition of Society
- Characteristics of Society
- Introduction of Community
- Definition of Community
- Elements of Community
- Introduction of Social Group
- Definition of Social Group
- Characteristics of Social Group
- Types of Social Group
- Concept of Social Status
- Types of Social Status
- Concept of Social Role
- Social Role Related Concept
- Concept of Social Norms
- Types of Social Norms
- Concept of Social Institutions
- Characteristics of Social Institutions
- Concept of Family
- Functions of Family
- Forms of Family
- Twenty-first Century Families
- Concept of Marriage
- Forms of Marriage
- Family, Marriage and Kinship
- Economy and Work
- Concept of Education
- Types of Education
- Importance of Education
- Education and Social Division
Introduction of Social Norms
Definition of Social Norms
Sherif and Sherif : “Social Norm is standardised generalisations concerning expected modes of behaviour”.
Harry Johnson : “A norm is an abstract pattern, held in the mind that sets certain limits for behaviours”.
Light and Keller : “Norms are the guidelines people follow in their relations with one another”.
Introduction of Social Norms:
No society and no social group can exist without norms. Norms have made possible the orderly social intercourse of people in society. Everywhere, norms serve the individual as a guide for conduct. They are generally known as ‘standards of group behaviour’. The word norm is used to represent folkways, mores, laws, customs etc. It is related to conformity in society. Conformity gives stability to society and creates peace and order in society. Basically, society itself is a normative system.
Definition of Social Norms:
Sherif and Sherif: “Social Norm is standardised generalisations concerning expected modes of behaviour”.
Harry Johnson: “A norm is an abstract pattern, held in the mind that sets certain limits for behaviours”.
Light and Keller: “Norms are the guidelines people follow in their relations with one another”.