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

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Scope of Sociology:

The scope is also known as the field of study. The scope of any subject also refers to the range of subjects under study. The subject matter of Sociology is very wide because all aspects of social interactions are included in Sociology. The scope of Sociology can be understood with a brief introduction to following new areas in Sociology.

1. Bio-Sociology: Bio-Sociology is a subject that has emerged relatively recently in Sociology. Researchers in the area use a variety of sociological methodologies to study the role of biology in human social life.

2. Sociology of Art: The Sociology of Art is a field concerned with the social worlds of art and aesthetics. This field seeks to understand the social context of the production and consumption of art.

3. Sociology of Market Research: This is an applied field which connects marketing and sociological strategies to understand the market in a meaningful way. It incorporates theoretical knowledge of Sociology in marketing, segmental division of customers, needs analysis, etc.

4. Visual Sociology: Visual Sociology is an area of Sociology concerned with the visual dimensions of social life. Visual Sociology aims to normalize the use of visual imagery as a valid and relevant type of data for sociological research.

5. Diaspora Studies: Diaspora Studies is a new interdisciplinary area that has emerged in Sociology. It deals with the study of migration and its cultural, literary, social, demographic, anthropological, political, economic impact, and international relations.

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Diaspora: A diaspora is a scattered population whose origin lies within a smaller geographic locale. Diaspora can also refer to the movement of the population from its original homeland. Diaspora means “to scatter” in Greek, but today we use the term to describe a community of people who live outside their shared country of origin or ancestry but maintain active connections with it. 

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