10 Great Woman Sociologists and Their Contributions

The women scholars of Sociology have gained little to no recognition, despite their contributions in shaping prominent subfields of sociological enquiry. Moreover, male dominance in the field of Sociology has resulted in a flawed representation of women and their struggle, very often overshadowing their role in society, home as well as in academia. Hence, it’s … Read more

Inter-caste and interreligious marriages and The State Intervention

Synopsis: Inter-caste and interreligious marriages in India, although have been a subject of academic discussion, especially in social sciences, account for a diminishing percentage of all marriages in India. Religious and caste-based atrocities serve as the most important reason behind such statistics. Hence, this article will focus on the aspects of marital democracy in India … Read more

Harriet Martineau: Biography, Works and Contributions

Harriet Martineau: The ‘Mother of Sociology’ and the Forgotten Feminist Sociologist Harriet Martineau (1802–1876), was the first woman sociologist and is also referred to as the “mother of Sociology” by many of the contemporary sociologists who are bringing back her works into prominence. Hence, although she was a staunch political, social and economical writer and … Read more

The Sociology of Emotions: A Feminist Horizon of Symbolic Interactions

The Sociology of Emotions: One of the most prominent works on symbolic interactionism has been the theorization of human emotions. Arlie Russel Hochschild, one of the noted Sociologists in the field of emotions, is in fact considered the founder of a new sub-field in Sociology: the sociology of emotions. Through her books, The Managed Heart: … Read more

What is Ecological Marxism (Eco-Marxism)? Explained

Synopsis: Nature and Capitalism are in an enduring conflict as we witness the exploitation of labour and natural resources simultaneously – clearing of forests because of large scale corporatisation and destructiveness disguised as development. Ecological Marxism is a subfield of Sociology which seeks to study the dialectics of nature from a Marxian perspective and challenges … Read more

Dialectical Materialism and Economic Determinism by Karl Marx

Both dialectical materialism and economic determinism form the essential components of the theory of Historical Materialism. The proponents of historical materialism are German Philosopher Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, both of whom are referred to as the champions of communism. This particular theory is also widely known as the “materialistic interpretation of history”. Marx interpreted … Read more

Safai Karamchari Andolan: What you need to know

Safai Karamchari Andolan: Manual Scavenging through The Lens of Caste-Based Division of Labour in India SKA is a human rights organisation which has been campaigning for the complete abolition of manual scavenging, which our country is infamous for. The organisation stands against the employment and operation of manual scavengers which has been declared illegal in … Read more