Sociological Theory-Structural-Functionalism and Structuralism [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Sociology]: Questions 16 - 19 of 23

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Question 16

Structural-Functionalism and Structuralism
Robert K. Merton (Middle Range Theory, Reference Groups, Latent and Manifest Function)

Appeared in Year: 2018 (UGC)

Question

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Who has refuted Malinowski՚s idea of ‘functional indispensability’ and introduced the concept of ‘functional alternatives’ ? (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Talcott Parsons

b.

Kingsley Davis

c.

R. K. Merton

d.

A. R. Radcliffe-Brown

Question 17

Structural-Functionalism and Structuralism
Talcott Parsons (AGIL, Systems Approach)

Appeared in Year: 2018 (UGC)

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According to Talcott Parsons, which are the structural elements of a social system? (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Goals, roles, values, statues

b.

Roles, goals, norms, values

c.

Roles, values, statues, norms

d.

Values, norms, goals, institutions

Question 18

Structural-Functionalism and Structuralism
Talcott Parsons (AGIL, Systems Approach)

Appeared in Year: 2018 (UGC)

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Who among the following has developed a sociological perspective to describe social system by a set of abstract and generalizing concepts? (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Ralph Linton

b.

Robert K. Merton

c.

Emile Durkheim

d.

Talcott Parsons

Question 19

Structural-Functionalism and Structuralism
Claude Levi Strauss (Myths, Structuralism)

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One way of studying the Upanayana ceremony among Brahmins in India is to compare it with the Jewish ritual of Bar Mitzvah and identify the underlying values and norms common to both. Which school of sociologists would attempt such an endeavour?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Structuralists

b.

Symbolic Interactionists

c.

Conflict Theorists

d.

Cross-Cultural Analysts