Publisher description for Theory and method : evaluation of the work of M.N. Srinivas / editors, A.M. Shah, B.S. Baviskar, E.A. Ramaswamy.


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"This edited volumes intended to help the students of sociology, social anthropology and social change in elucidating the implied theory and method of Prof. Srinivas in studying the social structure and change in Indian society. No doubt, there will be a great demand for this book from the students and teachers of the social science disciplines, and humanities too." --The Hindue The first in a series, this volume discusses theory and method in the study of social structure and change, focusing specifically on the work of M. N. Srinivas, the universally acknowledged architect of modern sociology and social anthropology in India. A group of Srinivas's students, colleagues, and admirers, the contributors provide rich discussions on a wide range of themes, including the semiotics of ritual, professionalization of the social sciences, ethical issues in social research, processes of change in complex societies such as India, and the aims and methods of sociology and social anthropology. One group of papers critically evaluates Srinivas's major writings and explores the theoretical, methodological, and professional issues that surface in his writings. Written by distinguished scholars, the original essays in this volume provide valuable insights into social structure and change in a complex society. Well researched and lucidly written, Social Structure and Change, Volume 1 will be widely welcomed by all those involved in the study of sociology, social anthropology, and social change.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Srinivas, Mysore Narasimhachar.
Sociology -- India.
India -- Social conditions.