Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (General) 11th
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Introduction of Sociology

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Introduction of Sociology:

Sociology is a different discipline of knowledge. It attempts to give an overall idea of the nature of Sociology.

The emergence of Sociology and the social and intellectual conditions of the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe. Initially, Sociology as a discipline emerged in Europe.

Sociology emerged as an independent and separate discipline only around the middle of the 19th century. The emergence of Sociology, no doubt has changed the approach to the study of human society. It became a distinct, unique, and young social science.

The major concern of Sociology is society, particularly human society, hence it is popularly known as the science of society. Hence, it is a social science. It has acquired a distinct status for itself.

Sociology is also concerned with the life and activities of human beings. It studies the origin and development of human society - its structure and functions. It determines the relationship and interdependence between different elements of social life. It focuses on stability and change in society, evolution, and revolution as well.

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