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Encyclopaedia of Academic Sociology (Volume I to IV)

Vani Prabhakar (Author) Jairam Kansal (Author) Anand Sirohi (Author)
Synopsis This encyclopaedia on Academic Sociology introduces the student of sociology to the main concepts and theories in a lucid and interesting style. The encyclopaedia is divided into four volumes i.e., Elements of Sociology, Structural Sociology, Dynamics of Social Ecology and Social Control and Social Problems and Social Change. Each volume is independent in itself and is being prepared by keeping in view the requirements of the students of several universities. The encyclopaedia begins with the first volume on basic and fundamental sociology which examine various basic concepts of a society. The second volume describes the structural sociology. Social ecology and social control is being discussed in the third volume. Fourth, the last volume of the set deal with social problems and social change. These volumes together act as a body of knowledge as well as the major conceptual tools of sociological analyses. Besides useful to the students and teachers of sociology it will be of immense value to all those interested in the developmental process and the changes it implies in terms of human values, perceptions and goals.
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About the authors

Vani Prabhakar

Vani Prabhakar has a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Delhi and a doctorate in same from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She taught for over eight years in colleges of Delhi, Punjab and Gujarat. She was actively associated with the American Peace Corp. working in rural areas of India, Srilanka, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Subsequently, she joined a reputed NGO, Action for International Development (AID) and has been working as a Programme Advisor (Rural Development) for over six years.

Jairam Kansal

Jairam Kansal (b. 1954) obtained a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Karnataka and subsequently a doctorate in the same from the University of Delhi. He has taught in colleges in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad and has also conducted extensive national surveys in demography, cultural assimilation and migrant communities for established organisations. His book on Private Attitudes and Public Morality is expected early next year.

Anand Sirohi

Anand Sirohi has a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Allahabad and a doctorate in the same from the University of Delhi. For more than fifteen years he has been actively associated with PRERNA, a Kolkata-based organization dedicated to the uplift of child labour and street children. He has written about a dozen papers on the problems of programme implementation in these areas.

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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopaedia of Academic Sociology (Volume I to IV)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.08.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178885735
length 1170p.