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Rationalisation of Social Life

 
Jaspal Singh (Author)
Synopsis In this book, we have critically examined the impact of rationalization on various aspects of social life. Rationalisation may be defined in terms of this-wordly asceticism, acquisitiveness, and book-keeping, within a rational-legal framework. Rationality may be measured in terms of excess of achievement-orientation over the needs for affiliation and power. As a matter of fact, life devoid of traditions and emotions becomes meaningless. Only the means can be rational. Goals cannot be rational, Rationality facilitates systematic organization for effective utilization of advancements in science and technology. This promotes economic development, and removes poverty. Production and distribution of knowledge for enlightenment serve as means for achieving these ends. Ratioinalisation of social life is the goal of our sociology. We can cultivate our garden in many ways. Capitalism and socialism are two alternative models of rationalization. In capitalism, the market mechanism maintains a dynamic equilibrium between various elements of society. This is a serious book. Its various chapters critically analyse the ongoing discussions on Weber, Frankfurt scholars, industrialization, trade unions, Japanese management, factionalism, globalisation and similar other topics. It puts forward that rationalization off social life is the key to organizational effectiveness and economic development. The book will be useful for students in social science.
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About the author

Jaspal Singh

Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh is the Founder-Head of the Department of Sociology and former dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He is also the Founder-Editor of Guru Nanak Journal of Sociology, as well as the Founder-President of Punjab Sociological Society. He has been engaged in teaching and research in Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Punjab University Chandigarh and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has been a member of the UGC Panel on Sociology, Advisory committee of the ICSSR Regional Centre, as well as Senate and Syndicate of GNDU. He has been a member of the boards of studies of several universities. Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh has intensively interacted with empirical sociologists from all parts of the world.

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Title Rationalisation of Social Life
Author Jaspal Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173916055
length xiv+237p., Figures; Tables; Index; 23cm.