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MFC 003 Solved Assignment 2021-22

Cultural and Societal Transformation

Course Code : MFC-003

Course Title : Culture and Societal Transformation

Assignment Code : MFC-003/TMA-01/2021-22

Coverage : All Blocks


MFC 003 Solved Assignment 2020-21 : All assignments are in PDF format which would be send on email/WhatsApp (9958676204)  just after payment…

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1. The transformation and modernization of a society affect its culture and folklore—do you agree? Elucidate with examples.

Modernization, Transformation of a society from a rural and agrarian condition to a secular, urban, and industrial one. It is closely linked with industrialization. As societies modernize, the individual becomes increasingly important, gradually replacing the family, community, or occupational group as the basic unit of society. Division of labour, characteristic of industrialization, is also applied to institutions, which become more highly specialized. Instead of being governed by tradition or custom, society comes to be governed according to abstract principles formulated for that purpose. Traditional religious beliefs often decline in importance, and distinctive cultural traits are often lost.

Clearly, by the end of the Soviet era Russia was noticeably behind the developed countries in technology and technical engineering (except for a few areas associated with defense) and even more so in terms of well-being. The growing gap was more and more painfully perceived by the elite and finally became the key cause for the beginning of transformation. But it is not just a matter of replacing equipment or updating products. We are talking about achieving global competitiveness for the country as a whole and a fairly wide range of sectors to ensure its sustainable development and a position it deserves among the most prosperous nations. To achieve that, making a few products better than others is not enough. Productivity needs to boost to the highest level. In addition to state-of-the-art equipment, you also need people with up-todate competences, highly educated and well motivated, included in a system of social interactions that ensures low transactional costs. Therefore, this is not about modernizing just the economy alone but the society at large. This is what causes resistance since a significant part of the population would like to live a better life, but does not want changes, is afraid of them, particularly when they make you change your lifestyle, make an effort.

But modernization becomes compelling not only due to the transition towards a market economy, but because of the changes that are happening in the world and the challenges that this country has to face.

Collective behavior and social movements are just two of the forces driving social change, which is the change in society created through social movements as well as external factors like environmental shifts or technological innovations. Essentially, any disruptive shift in the status quo, be it intentional or random, human-caused or natural, can lead to social change. Below are some of the likely causes.

Changes to technology, social institutions, population, and the environment, alone or in some combination, create change. Below, we will discuss how these act as agents of social change, and we’ll examine real-world examples. We will focus on four agents of change that social scientists recognize: technology, social institutions, population, and the environment.

Some would say that improving technology has made our lives easier. Imagine what your day would be like without the Internet, the automobile, or electricity. In The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman (2005) argues that technology is a driving force behind globalization, while the other forces of social change (social institutions, population, environment) play comparatively minor roles. He suggests that we can view globalization as occurring in three distinct periods. First, globalization was driven by military expansion, powered by horsepower and wind power. The countries best able to take advantage of these power sources expanded the most, and exert control over the politics of the globe from the late fifteenth century to around the year 1800. The second shorter period from approximately 1800 C.E. to 2000 C.E. consisted of a globalizing economy. Steam and rail power were the guiding forces of social change and globalization in this period. Finally, Friedman brings us to the post-millennial era. In this period of globalization, change is driven by technology, particularly the Internet (Friedman 2005).

2. Discuss the concept of folkloristic in visual art and its contribution to the development of TV programs, documentaries, advertisements and films.

3. Attempt a critical essay on the fluid nature of the two categories of Tribe and Caste in Indian context.

MFC 003 Solved Assignment 2021-22

4. Differentiate the following:

(A) ‘Minor’ and ‘Major’ Indian languages.

(B) ‘Folk’ in pre-modern and modern Indian literature.

(C) Folk forms: Verbal / Oral and Non-verbal.

(D) Sanskritization and great- little- traditions.


MFC 003 Solved Assignment 2020-21 : All assignments are in PDF format which would be send on email/WhatsApp (9958676204)  just after payment…

5. Write short notes on the following:

· Modern narratives.

· ‘Folk’ and modern narratives: ‘tradition’ and ‘modern’ narratives.

· Examples of folk and pre-modern written narratives in literatures of the world

· Folk and gender studies


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