MSO-001 Sociological Theories and Concepts in English Solved Assignment 2018-2019

MSO-001 Solved Assignment 2018-19

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Indira Gandhi National Open University
Core Course in M.A. Sociology
MSO-001: Sociological Theories and Concepts
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)
Programme Code: MSO
Course Code: MSO-001
Assignment Code: MSO-001/AST/TMA/2018-19

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Section I
1. Explain the relationship between theory and paradigm. 20
2. What is neo-functionalism? Examine its merits and demerits. 20
3. Discuss the contribution of Levi-Strauss and Edmund Leach to the understanding of
social structure. 20
4. Explain the concept of liberty in the writings of Isaiah Berlin. 20
5. Discuss how members of a society construct reality. 20
Section II
6. What is ethnicity? Explain its elements in boundary maintenance between ethnic groups? 20
7. Compare and contrast post-structuralism and post-modernism. 20
8. Discuss the concept of sovereignty. 20
9. What do you understand by ‘social inequality’? Discuss in the light of the debate amongst
Kinsley Davis, Wilbert Moore and Tumin on the concept. 20
10. Discuss Foucault’s approach of ‘archaeology of knowledge’ towards understanding of

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