Ph.D.

Ph.D Sociology

M.Phil/Ph.D

 

Paper IV: SOC 144(d)

                                          

                                       Media, Communication and Social Development         

 

Unit I

  • Social Development: Meaning, Features, Conditions and Barriers
  • Media and Cultural Convergence
  • Knowledge Society and Critical Appraisal of Web-based Knowledge dispersal: Techno-Utopianism, Techno-Cynicism, Techno-Zealotry, Techno- Structuralism

 

Unit II

  • Change, Modernization and Development:
  • Concept and Perspectives on Social Change: Evolutionary, Conflict, Structural-functional and Social-psychological
  • Modernization: Concept, Feature and Perspectives
  • Social Change, Modernization and Social Development: An Interface

 

Unit III

  • Perspectives of Development:
  • Gidden’s theory of Modernity
  • Liberal perspective on Development
  • Marxian perspective on Development: Historical-Sociological perspective; Neo-Marxian approach; Critical theory
  • Gandhian perspective on Development
  • Dependency theory of Underdevelopment

 

Unit IV

 

  • Mass Communication and Mass Media: Print Media, Electronic Media and Web Based Media; Media and Ethics
  • Media and Society: Socio-Economic, Political, Environmental and Gender Issues
  • Role of Media in Social Transformation

 

Unit V

 

  • Communication and Social Development:
  • Information and Communication Technologies and Knowledge Dissemination
  • Social impact of Communication Technology

    

 

 

 

References

 

  • Abraham, M.F., 1990: Modern Sociological Theory: An Introduction, New Delhi: OUP
  • Amin, Samir, 1979: Unequal Development, New Delhi: OUP

 

  • Appudarai, Arjun, 1997: Modernity at Large: Cultural DFimensions of Globalization, New Delhi: OUP
  • Dereze, Jean & Amartya Sen, 1996: India: Economic Development and Social Opportunity, New Delhi: OUP
  • Desai, A.R., 1985: India’s Path of Development: A Marxist Approach, Bombay: Popular Prakashan

 

  • Giddens, Anthony, 1990: The Consequences of Modernity, Cambridge: Polity Press

 

  • Giddens, Anthony, 1996: “Global Problems and Ecological Crisis” in Introduction to Sociology (II Edition), New York: W.W.Norton & Co.
  • Haq, Mahbub Ul, 1991: Reflections on Human Development, New Delhi: OUP

 

  • Harrison, D., 1989: The Sociology of Modernization and Development, New Delhi: Sage

 

  • Moore, Wilbert & Robert Cook, 1967: Social Change, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India

 

  • Srinivas, M.N., 1966: Social Change in Modern India, Berkley: University of Berkley
  • Stevenson,D. 2002: Understanding media Studies: Social Theory and Mass Communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.Phil/Ph.D

Paper IV: SOC 144(e)

Social Work and Society

 

Unit I

Concepts

  • Social Work, Social Welfare, Social Services, Social Reform and Social Development
  • Relationship between Sociology and Social Work

 

Unit II

Historical Development

  •  Evolution of social work: US, UK and India
  • Social reform movement in the 19th century ; contribution of major social reformers
  • Gandhi: his contribution to social change and reform concept of Sarvodaya, Gandhian social work

 

Unit III

Social Work as a Profession :

  • Nature, Goals and functions of Social Work.
  • Existing and Emerging roles of social work profession in a contemporary society.
  • Basic assumptions and Principles of Social work

 

 

Unit IV

Human Rights & Social Work

  •  Human Rights and Social justice concern in Indian Society
  • Constitutional Provision and their implications.
  • Social Security & Human Rights
  • Role of Public Opinion, Propaganda and Voluntary Organizations in Social Work

 

 

Unit V

Voluntary Organizations and Social Work

  • Voluntary organization in Social Welfare in India: Present Context.
  • Govt. measures to strengthen Voluntary Organizations. Emerging trends and roles of Voluntary Organizations.
  • The Social Workers Role in Voluntary Organizations; Characteristics of a Social worker
  • Social Work with various Sections: Family, Women, Youth, Elderly

 

 

 

 

References

  • Clark C. Asquith S. Social Work and Social Philosophy, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1985.
  • Dasgupta S., Towards Post Development Era, Mittal Publication, Delhi, 1981.
  • Diwakar V.D. (Edited) Social Reform Movements in India: A Historical Perspective, Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1991.
  • Eva Schindlen, The Volunteers Community, University Revinoan & Associates, Inc. 1977. Ronald Lippit.
  • Gore, M.S. Social Work and Social Work Education, Asia Publishing House, Bombay, 1965.
  • Gold Berg E.M. Ends and Means in S.W. Allen and Unwin, London, 1979.
  • Ganguly, Gandhi’s Social Philosophy, Perspective Relevance Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. 1973.
  • Hunh, England Social Work as Art: Making Sense for Good Practice, Allien and Unwin, Boston, 1986.
  • Haw Edward & Jones Towards a New Social Work Routledge and Kegal Paui, London, 1975.
  • Kothari R. & Sethi H. (Ed) Rethinking Human Rights, Lokayan, 1991.
  • Lobies C. Johnson, Social Work Practice, Allyn and Bacon, London, 1989.
  • Machit, H.W. & Quann, Jean K. Social Work an Instruction, A Bell & Howwell Co. London, 1986.
  • Natarajan, Century of Social Reform in India, Asia Publishing House, Bombay, 1959.
  • Pathak, S.H., Social Welfare, Mac Millan, New Delhi, 1981.
  • Roy Beniley & Phil. Well Theory and Practice of Social Work, Black Oxford, 1982.
  • Stevan, Shardlaw, The Values of Change in Social Work, Tinislock Routledge, London, 1985.
  • Sen S.P. Social Content of Indian Religious Reform Movements, Institute of Historical Studies, Calcutta.
  • Shastri R.R. Social Work Tradition in India, Welfare Forum and Research Organization, Varanasi, 1966.
  • Shankaran T.S. (Ed) Social Security in Developing Countries, Hari Anand Publication, New Delhi, 1994.
  • Timms, Noel and Timms, Rita Perspectives in Social Work, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1977.
  • University Grants Commission Review of Social Work Education in India, 1980.
  • Woodrofe, K. From Charity to Social Work, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1962.