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Anyone with sociology optional?
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Topic:Work and economic life/Gender dimensions of Law.


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Can anyone briefly guide me on how to approach Sociology as an optional, sources, current affairs etc?
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@Neelpari This link contains a well articulated article on preparation of Sociology optional for beginners.Hope this will help

p.s. I am not aware about forum's rule so please remove the link if the given link violates it.
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Sociological Analysis of Dating Apps in India

@BlueLotus & others Can you value add pls.


Momo Waala, BlueLotus
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Sociological Analysis of Dating Apps in India

@BlueLotus & others Can you value add pls.


@Patrick_jane you have already mentioned good points. I will like to add few.

 

Introduction

Dating as a social concept mainly belongs to western world in which two individual in search of partners meet each other for the purpose of starting a relationship which has prospect of converting into life long relationship or marriage.

In last decade the idea of dating and dating app (like Tinder, cupid) has become very much popular in India and specially among middle class.

Popularity of Dating app as bellwether

  1. Weakening of Caste System- Popularity of dating app in India shows that caste (its most strong feature endogamy) is weakening.
  2. Modernization of Indian Tradition - In traditional India match making was done in extended kinship network but now application of marriage like Jeevan sathi is providing opportunity to parents to arrange marriage. While dating app provides opportunity to individuals to find prospective match.
  3. Elite match making - While many match making sites are promoting elite marriage dating apps are providing opportunity of free mingling among people from different caste, class, region and religion.
  4. Women Empowerment - Earlier women didn't have any say in their marriage but now they can spend time with a person and could decide if she want to marry him or not. Dating apps are helping in this by providing verified persons to date.
  5. End of Conservative mindset - Earlier Virginity of women was considered a important factor in marriage. Popularity of Dating apps shows that youths of modern India don't appreciate this conservative tradition and are more liberal in outlook.
  6. LGBTQ - Dating apps provide opportunity to people of LGBTQ community to find partner for themselves.
  7. Dowry System -  As individual marry the person of their choice and use to know them personally the institution of Dowry is weakening.

Even though popularity of Dating app shows Modernization of Indian society it has presented it self with some issues also.

  1. Exploitation of Women  - Dating apps are many time used for trafficking and Prostitution
  2. Violence against women - Many time women find themselves sexually exploited in relationship and cant complain as they are judged as person of low character in society
  3. Disintegration of Family - Many time family of couple doesn't approve marriage (because of caste, dowry, religion) leading to boycott of family by couple and vice versa
  4. More points from above post

Conclusion

As Ambedkar argued in "Annihilation of caste" that endogamy is practiced by upper caste to save the caste structure it appears that the popularity of Dating app which encourages inter caste marriage, is showing a promising future for India.


Others also add other points.

@Patrick_jane is there any group for sociology answer writing as it appears you posted a screenshot of Tg.


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@Patrick_jane is there any group for sociology answer writing as it appears you posted a screenshot of Tg.

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Sociological Analysis of Dating Apps in India

@BlueLotus & others Can you value add pls.


@Patrick_jane you have already mentioned good points. I will like to add few.

 

Introduction

Dating as a social concept mainly belongs to western world in which two individual in search of partners meet each other for the purpose of starting a relationship which has prospect of converting into life long relationship or marriage.

In last decade the idea of dating and dating app (like Tinder, cupid) has become very much popular in India and specially among middle class.

Popularity of Dating app as bellwether

  1. Weakening of Caste System- Popularity of dating app in India shows that caste (its most strong feature endogamy) is weakening.
  2. Modernization of Indian Tradition - In traditional India match making was done in extended kinship network but now application of marriage like Jeevan sathi is providing opportunity to parents to arrange marriage. While dating app provides opportunity to individuals to find prospective match.
  3. Elite match making - While many match making sites are promoting elite marriage dating apps are providing opportunity of free mingling among people from different caste, class, region and religion.
  4. Women Empowerment - Earlier women didn't have any say in their marriage but now they can spend time with a person and could decide if she want to marry him or not. Dating apps are helping in this by providing verified persons to date.
  5. End of Conservative mindset - Earlier Virginity of women was considered a important factor in marriage. Popularity of Dating apps shows that youths of modern India don't appreciate this conservative tradition and are more liberal in outlook.
  6. LGBTQ - Dating apps provide opportunity to people of LGBTQ community to find partner for themselves.
  7. Dowry System -  As individual marry the person of their choice and use to know them personally the institution of Dowry is weakening.

Even though popularity of Dating app shows Modernization of Indian society it has presented it self with some issues also.

  1. Exploitation of Women  - Dating apps are many time used for trafficking and Prostitution
  2. Violence against women - Many time women find themselves sexually exploited in relationship and cant complain as they are judged as person of low character in society
  3. Disintegration of Family - Many time family of couple doesn't approve marriage (because of caste, dowry, religion) leading to boycott of family by couple and vice versa
  4. More points from above post

Conclusion

As Ambedkar argued in "Annihilation of caste" that endogamy is practiced by upper caste to save the caste structure it appears that the popularity of Dating app which encourages inter caste marriage, is showing a promising future for India.


Others also add other points.

@Patrick_jane is there any group for sociology answer writing as it appears you posted a screenshot of Tg.


Tq for the value add.

Points to be noted:

1)gender dimension to include 3rd gender in answers.

2)fallouts of the dating apps mainly safety issues.

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@Patrick_jane is there any group for sociology answer writing as it appears you posted a screenshot of Tg.

There are many but now every thing laying down ideal these days.

There is one paid group started by DNA(reliable and valid)in TG

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Ok, lets keep posting here then whenever possible
Patrick_jane,
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Ok, lets keep posting here then whenever possible

Sure will post regularly from onwards

BlueLotus,
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We can create a group for discussing sociology articles

We can discuss things like the impact of COVID on women for example domestic violence has increased but crime against women has decreased, new form of discrimination has emerged now infected people are more discriminated. We can discuss things like how again joint family are being formed since in difficult time everyone wants to live together and people are moving to hometown

We can discuss and apply paper 1 thinker topic on dynamic issue like parson AGIL , Durkheim collective conscience changing, how the role of religion is changing, etc



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harshvardhansingh@alumni.iitd.ac.in
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What are some good test series in sociology optional? 
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Anyone subscribed to vision IAS sociology test series ? Please share the test papers and sol ? Willing to pay 
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To get and idea regarding framing of answers along with additional content.
SOCIOLOGY TEST SERIES 2021 SAMPLE ANSWERS.pdf

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Hey

Does anyone have iasbaba optional test series?

I have vision ias.

Please message 

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