SOC102 | Sociology II

Course Information

  • 2021-22
  • SOC102
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • I
  • Mar 2022
  • Core Course

This course develops from the introduction course in sociology that you have taken in the First Year – Sociology I. In this course, we will particularly examine power – political, bureaucratic, and legal power – through the sociological and anthropological lens. This course stems from the questions: 1) how do considerations of power shape interactions between citizens and the state? 2) What is the relationship between the domain of law, politics, and the state with the domain of the social? 3) How can we analyze the state through attention to its everyday functioning? 4) what is the value of attending to the state and political domain in a disaggregated manner? These and related questions will be taken up in this course using texts from political sociology and as well as anthropology of law, politics, and the state.


Dr. Atreyee Majumder

Associate Professor, Social Sciences

Dr. Aniket Nandan

Assistant Professor, Sociology