ISBN 9789332546080,Sociology : Study of the Social Sphere

Sociology : Study of the Social Sphere


Yogesh Atal



Pearson Education

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789332546080

ISBN-10 9332546088


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 512 Pages
Language (English)
As in all growing disciplines, sociology has witnessed continuous advances in our knowledge about the phenomena it studies. Over time, some themes are dropped, and new concerns are incorporated, necessitating a reprioritization of themes to meet changing times, even as older and classical texts become less relevant. Sociology: Study of the Social Sphere is a detailed and concise attempt to fulfill the need for new texts that reflect this. This textbook will provide readers with a solid foundation on which to build expertise in specialized branches of the discipline. It will serve as an introduction to the discipline for students and teachers of sociology, as well as for those taking courses on management, public administration, anthropology and social work.

feacturesIt helps the reader to learn the language that sociologists employ, and the way commonly used words (such as family, marriage, caste) are given distinct definitions.It follows the logic of scientific research that governs sociological analysis.The author takes care in this book to guard against ideological and theoretical biases.The various topics covered in the book are illustrated with examples taken from everyday life, and from studies conducted in India.