Sociology Answer Writing Practice 2020 - Week 3 - Question Set 1

90 Days Sociology Answer Writing Practice - Questions for 26-Nov-2020

Sociology Syllabus Covered in Week 3

4. Sociological Thinkers:
(a) Karl Marx- Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.
(b) Emile Durkheim- Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion and society.
(c) Max Weber- Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.
(d) Talcolt Parsons- Social system, pattern variables.
(e) Robert K. Merton- Latent and manifest functions, conformity and deviance, reference groups.
(f) Mead - Self and identity.

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1. In what way did Durkheim perceive religion as functional to society? (2020)(150 words)

2. According to Marx, how are human beings alienated from their human potential and what does he suggest to change this? (2020)(250 words)

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