Sociology and its relation with other social sciences

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CHAPTER 3

Application of Social Sciences in Human Life

Social Sciences concern people’s relationship and interactions with one another. Sociology can be defined as the science that deals with human relationship. It is the study of how human beings relate with each other, how each individual relationship has been influenced by other people and patterns which are formed out of their interactive relationships. Sociology emphasizes group relationships and total social environment. Sociology studies human behaviour in a different way from other academic approaches. It is widely applicable in all spheres of human life like economics, law, anthropology, history, sociology, political science.
Sociology is considered as mother of social
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The word “Anthropology” has been derived from two Greek words anthropos which means human and logia which mean study, which makes Anthropology the study of humankind. The study of anthropology includes the study of human cultures and societies, the study of their behaviour, their beliefs, and their way of surviving since the inception of the human clan.
1.2) Definitions of Anthropology
Different Anthropologists have at times given different definitions of the science which makes it easy for us to have a clear understanding of the science. Some of them are quoted below:-
“Anthropology is the study of humankind. Of all the disciplines that examine aspects of human existence and accomplishments, only Anthropology explores the entire panorama of the human experience from human origins to contemporary forms of culture and social life.”1
Anthropologists attempt to answer the question: "how can one explain the diversity of human cultures that are currently found on earth and how have they evolved?" Given that we will have to change rather rapidly within the next generation or two this is a very pertinent question for anthropologists.2
Anthropology is the study of human diversity around the world. Anthropologists look at cross-cultural differences in social institutions, cultural beliefs, and communication styles. They often seek to promote understanding between groups by "translating" each culture to the other, for instance by spelling out common, taken-for-granted
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