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Social Institutions : Basic Concepts in Sociology

INSTITUTION             The concept of institution is one of the most important in the entire field of sociology. In fact, Durkheim has gone to the extent of defining sociology as the science of social institution. The term “Institution” is sometime used to refer the...

Community – Basic Concepts in Sociology

COMMUNITY It is a term we apply to a pioneer settlement, e.g., a village a city, a tribe or a nation. Whenever the members of any group (small or large) live together in such a way that they share the basic conditions of common life, we call that group a community....

Origin and Development Of Sociology as Independent Social Science

Sociology has a long past but a short history.  Sociology, as a science of society, emerged as an independent social science in 19th century. Before this period it was treated as Social Philosophy or Philosophy of History. The earliest attempt of sociological study...

Meaning, Nature and Scope of Sociology

WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? Sociology is a discipline in social sciences concerned with the human society and human social activities. It is one of the youngest social sciences. Auguste Comte, a French social thinker, is traditionally known as the ‘Father of Sociology’ as he...