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Preface to the Second Edition
About the Author
I. Invitation to Sociology
1. What is Sociology?
2. Sociology in India
II. Conceptual Framework
3. Defining Society
4. Contours of Culture
5. Social Groups: Conceptual Framework
6. Communities, Associations, and Formal Organizations
7. Social Interaction and Social Structure: Status and Role
8. Structural–Functional Analysis
III. Recruitment Dimension
9. Family, Marriage, and Kinship
10. Prelude to Family: Marriage
11. Marriage, Family, and Kinship in India
IV. Growing Up in a Society
12. Socialization and Enculturation
13. From Socialization to Schooling: The Broader Canvas of Education
V. Internal Ranks and Divisions
14. Social Stratification: ...