NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Sociology Introducing Sociology Chapter 1

Sociology and Society Class 11

Chapter 1 Sociology and Society Exercise Solutions

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 22

Q1 :  

Why is the study of the origin and growth of sociology important?


Answer :

Sociology is the study of social life of humans, their groups and societies. The subject matter of sociology is our own behaviour as social beings. It is important to study this subject, in order to understand the society as a whole. Hence, sociology helps us in the understanding of interconnectedness of the social systems across. It is important to study the origin and growth of sociology because it helps in shaping the subject matter according to its principles and perceptions. The study of the origin of the subject also helps us to understand the ideas that led to its origin.

Sociology studies societies that are different in size, characteristics, etc. by using certain methods, material contexts and methodologies. The study of growth of sociology shows the new ideas that were involved in making it a distinct subject of social science. These ideas which were gradually involved in bringing up this subject affects its subject-matter. Therefore, studying the origin and growth of sociology is important to understand the various institutions and their functions present in the society.

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Q2 :  

Discuss the different aspects of the term 'society'. How is it different from your common sense understanding?


Answer :

The different aspects of the term 'society' have been made by early sociologists like Auguste Comte, Karl Marx and Herbert Spencer. They classified the societies into two broad groups:

(i) Pre-modern societies such as, hunters and gatherers, pastoral and agrarian and non-industrial civilisations.

(ii) Modern societies such as the industrial societies.

Sociology studies society on the basis of some rules and principles that depend on concepts, data and methods. On the other hand, our common sense understanding of the society depends on our naturalistic or individualistic understanding.

Common sense knowledge does not question its own origins but Sociology has both the systematic and questioning approach that is derived from a broader tradition of scientific investigation.

In our common sense understanding of the society, the aspect of the term 'society' is very limited which is quite different from that of sociology.

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Discuss how there is greater give and take among disciplines today.


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Identify any personal problem that you or your friends or relatives are facing. Attempt a sociological understanding.


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