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Contemporary Sociology: Concepts, Theories and Perspectives

by J. P. Singh


  • ISBN Hardcover: 9789356763777, 9356763771
  • ISBN Paperback: 9789356763791, 9356763798
  • Year of Publication: 2023
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 377
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishing House
  • Sale price ₹ 700.00 Regular price ₹ 700.00

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    About the Book: 

    This book aims to provide a systematic introduction to sociology for advanced level students, and the general readers. It attempts to strike a balance between facts and theories. The emphasis on theory is balanced by detailed consideration of the findings of a range of empirical studies done in India.

    Using his vast experience as teacher and writer of numerous textbooks both in Hindi and English, the author presents a contemporary text on modern sociology that goes beyond conventional themes and geographic boundaries to include:

    Theoretical perspectives on major social problems and national- level challenges

    Key concepts and theories in several branches of the discipline

    Relevant issues of social stratification, gender, population, sustainable development, post-modernism and post-structuralism, urbanization, and globalization

    Contemporary social issues relevant to both Indian society and the international community are brought to a focus

    This is a core text for students of sociology in colleges, universities, and technical institutions.

    About the Author: 

    J.P. SINGH, an author and lexicographer, holds MA (PU, Patna) and MPhil in Sociology (JNU, New Delhi) and a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University, Canberra. He has worked as Associate Professor of Research Methodology at TISS, Mumbai, Addl. Director of Population Research Centre, Patna University, Director (Higher Education), Govt. of Bihar, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Sociology at Patna University, Patna till his superannuation in 2015. He held Professional Associateship of the Population Institute, East-West Center, Hawaii (USA). In addition to numerous research papers in professional journals from India and abroad and standard textbooks in Hindi, the author has published such lexicographic titles as Samaj Vigyan Vishwakosh (2009), Manavshastra Shabdakosh (2019) and A Comprehensive Dictionary of Sociology (2021).

     

    J.P. SINGH, an author and lexicographer, holds MA (PU, Patna) and MPhil in Sociology (JNU, New Delhi) and a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University, Canberra. He has worked as Associate Professor of Research Methodology at TISS, Mumbai, Addl. Director of Population Research Centre, Patna University, Director (Higher Education), Govt. of Bihar, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Sociology at Patna University, Patna till his superannuation in 2015. He held Professional Associateship of the Population Institute, East-West Center, Hawaii (USA). In addition to numerous research papers in professional journals from India and abroad and standard textbooks in Hindi, the author has published such lexicographic titles as Samaj Vigyan Vishwakosh (2009), Manavshastra Shabdakosh (2019) and A Comprehensive Dictionary of Sociology (2021).