TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Sociology [25th July, 2017] – Day 14
Q. Write short answers of the following questions in about 150-200 words each: (2×10 = 20 Marks)
- Robert Merton’s views on manifest and latent functions.
- Discuss Merton’s Middle Range Theory.
Q. Answer the following questions in about 250-300 words each: (3×20 = 60 Marks)
- Merton’s theory of deviance suggests that deviance results whenever there is a disparity between goals and the institutionalized means available to reach them. Discuss.
- Why does Merton say that a ‘non-conformist’ is not a criminal ? Discuss.
- Compare and contrast Talcott Parsons’ and Robert K. Mertons’ views on structure and function.