Is sociology a value-free science ? Discuss

It is inconceivable to have a value-free sociology, unlike many natural sciences, because each social theorist, student, and researcher has a unique set of values to which he or she adheres or aspires, which influences his or her social scientific viewpoints and academic outputs. • Humanist, Marxist, and other -isms, -asms, or philosophies influenced and … Read more

Why Émile Durkheim is considered as Father of Sociology ?

Who was Émile Durkheim, and what did he do? Émile Durkheim was a well-known French philosopher and sociologist dubbed the “Father of the French School of Sociology” for integrating empirical study with sociological theory. The following is a timeline of his life and career, as well as a list of his published works. Early Childhood … Read more

Methodology is a system of rules, principles and procedures, which forms. scientific investigation. Comment

Methodology is a system of rules, principles and procedures, which forms. scientific investigation. Comment Science is the field concerned with discovering and describing the world around us by observing and experimenting. Scientific methodology is a system of rules, principles, and procedures that form the basis of the scientific investigation. It can be divided into theoretical … Read more

[Mains Solved] Is Sociology a Value-free Science? Discuss (UPSC Sociology Mains 2020)

Value-free science: Sociology is an extremely broad subject that is studied well into the doctorate level in most institutions. While there are many different fields with different focuses and perspectives, there are many basic principles that are universally accepted as true. The subject matter of sociology is human behavior in society. All social behavior is … Read more

Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of Sociology-UPSC Sociology Notes

Modernity and social changes: Modernization/Modernity refers to rapid social, economic, political, and cultural changes that were taking place in the 18 th century Europe Commercial and Scientific Revolution between the 14 th and 18 th centuries, along with the cultural saw a revival in medicine, art, literature, astronomy, navigation, chemistry, philosophy and so on.  Ideological … Read more

How did the intellectual forces lead to the emergence of sociology? Discuss.

According to the organic analogy of Herbert Spencer, The emergence of sociology is associated with the evolution of man. However, the roots of sociological understanding go back to ancient Greek and Roman literature. But the systematic study of society emerged in the West. Besides, we do find references of law, the state, and the society in … Read more

What is the social pillar of sustainability?

Understanding the economic, social, and environmental pillars of sustainable growth. The social pillar refers to, in broad terms, people’s policies that support social issues. These societal problems relate to our wellbeing and include aspects including healthcare, education, home, they ensure that people do have access to social services, do not suffer through lack of knowledge … Read more

Why some memes are so popular than others?

What Are Memes? The English scholar Richard Dawkins instituted the expression “meme” in 1976 in his book, “The Selfish Gene.” Dawkins built up the idea as part of his hypothesis of how cultural components spread and change after some time with regards to evolutionary science. According to Dawkins, a meme is a component of culture, … Read more

Social Inequality: Sociological theories of inequality

Social inequality is the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society. It comprises structured and recurrent patterns of unequal distributions of goods, wealth, opportunities, rewards, and punishments. Racism, for example, a phenomenon whereby access to rights and resources is unfairly distributed across racial lines. In … Read more

Sociological perspective on Impacts of COVID-19 on Society

COVID-19-induced restrictions have brought unexpected transformations to human societies and social patterns. Some define the obtaining social phenomena as “the new normal”, a historical era marked by social restrictions. In the face of uncertainty, human populations have become keenly aware of the need to religiously follow preventative and protective health guidelines. As such, face masks, … Read more