NIT Rourkela Syllabus| B-Tech Development: Social, Anthropological and Psychological Perspectives
Development: Social, Anthropological and Psychological Perspectives
Objective: Developmental issues are closely tied to socio-economic and
anthropological context. Motivational, attitudinal and behavioural aspects are also
involved. The paper aims to provide interdisciplinary and comprehensive view of the
concept of development.
Contents: Defining Development; Role of Anthropology in Development Planning and
Social Change; Diffusion of Innovations; Process of Innovation; Role of Advocates and Advocate assets; Novelty characteristics; Acceptors and Rejecters of innovations;
Culture content of social change; Socio-cultural and Psychological Barriers to Change;
Psychological approaches to Cultural Studies: Culture and Personality: Benedict and
Mead; Basic Personality and the Concept of Institutions: Kardiner; Modal Personality:
Cora Du Bois; Development of Morality and Gender Roles, Social Perception, Prejudice
and Attribution errors.
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Wardsworth Publishers, 4th Ed, 2003
2. Ram Ahuja, Social Problems in India, Rawat, Jaipur, 1992.
3. Satish Kedia & John Van Willigen, Applied Anthropology: Domains of Application,
PRAEGER Publisher, Westport, Connecticut, London, 2005.
4. S C Dube, Understanding Change: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives,
Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 1993.
1. T.S. Saraswathi and Baljit Kaur : Human Development and Family Studies in India:
an Agenda for Research and Policy, Sage Publications, 1993
2. Mahendra Dev, Inclusive Growth in India: Agriculture, Poverty, and Human
development, Oxford, New Delhi, 2008.