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The Theoretical Sociology: Some Essays

G.R. Madan (Author)
Synopsis There are already a good number of books available on this subject therefore, the present endeavour and its purpose require some explanation. First book focuses on the study of various aspects of social structure as such and not culture and personality, which however are not ignored, but are mainly the domain of cultural Anthropology and Social Psychology. The various concepts suchas ‘Social organization ‘Social Psychology. The various concepts such as ‘social system’ etc. have been well demarcated to make the subject more clear. Secondly the book well demarcated to make the subject more clear , Secondly the book has been written in such a way that it can be useful both to the undergraduates and postgraduate students provided they follow the instruction given in the introduction. In this revised edition some additional material has been added for those students who offer sociology in the preliminary central service Examination of the UPSC. Thirdly, it may be mentioned , that the National Book Trust of India, New Delhi, due to the well presentation of the matter in the book , gave special subsidy for the publication of its Hindi version which was brought out in 1988 under the this Samaj shastra Ke Siddhant.
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About the author

G.R. Madan

Dr. G. R. Madan, M.A. (Econ.), M.A. (Socio.), Dip. In Com., LL.B., Ph.D. (born 1923), had a good academic career. He worked in a research project “Socio-economic Survey of Lucknow City” sponsored by the Research Programmes Committee of the Planning Commission, under Dr. Radhakamal Mukerjee, Director, J.L. Institute of Sociology and Human Relation, Lucknow University, between 1954 and 1956. From 1956 onwards he taught in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lucknow University till his retirement from the university service in 1984. During 1966-67 he was Post doctoral fellow at the Social Science Research Centre, Mississippi State University (U.S.A.) as well as a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer. He worked there with Dr. Harold F. Kaufman in the field of Rural Sociology. During 1970-71 he went to England under the British Council Commonwealth University Interchange Scheme and worked with Professor S.L. Anderski, at the University of Reading. His work Western Sociologists on Indian Society has been published by the International Library of Sociology, London. In 1973, he was invited to deliver some special lectures on “Social Disorganization and Social Reconstruction in India” at the Karnataka University, Dharwar, and 1976 on “Community Development in India (Some Recent Trends)” at the Bangalore University. He has published several book and articles on India’s social and economic problems. He is associated with a number of social welfare voluntary organizations. Currently he is Visiting Professor of Sociology, Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Janakpuri, New Delhi.

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Title The Theoretical Sociology: Some Essays
Author G.R. Madan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 2nd Revised
Language: English
isbn 8170792664
length xiv+672p., Notes; References; Index; 21cm.