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The Sociological Imagination
C. Wright Mills - 2000-04-12 (first published in 1959)
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C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a hum...
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Suicide
Emile Durkheim - 2013-10-17 (first published in 1897)
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A classic book about the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists.Emile Durkheim’s Suicide addresses the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes. Written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists, this classic argues that suicide primarily results from a lack of integratio...
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The Social Construction of Reality
A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
Peter L. Berger - 1967-07-11 (first published in 1966)
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Called the "fifth-most important sociological book of the 20th century" by the International Sociological Association, this groundbreaking study of knowledge introduces the concept of "social construction" into the social sciences for the first time. In it, Berger and Luckmann reformulate the task of the sociological subdicipline that, since Max Sc...
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The Sociology Book
Big Ideas Simply Explained
Sarah Tomley - 2019-11-12 (first published in 2015)
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The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals?The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest ideas, including issues of equality, diversity, identity, and h...
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The Real World
Kerry Ferris - 2020-01-15
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The most relevant textbook for today’s students Students love The Real World because it was written for them . In every chapter, Ferris and Stein use examples from everyday life and pop culture to get students thinking sociologically and to show the relevance of sociology to their relationships, jobs, and the future of society. Innovative Data Work...
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Introduction to Sociology 2e by OpenStax
Heather Griffiths - 2015-04-24 (first published in 2012)
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This book is available for free at http://openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/...Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify an...
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Haralambos & Holborn Sociology
Themes And Perspectives
Haralambos - 2014-01-01
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This eighth edition of Sociology Themes and Perspectives provides a comprehensive introduction to sociology for A-level and undergraduate students. This essential resource is fully updated to match the latest sociological teaching, research and developments to support you in learning about sociology today.Brought to you by an established and truste...
Essential Sociology is a comprehensive text designed for the aspirants of Civil Services Examination. It will also be useful in the preparation of NET/JRF. This book covers the entire syllabus of Sociology optional, as prescribed by UPSC. The entire text has been divided into two parts: Part I and Part II. Part I deals with the topics mentioned in ...
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A Dictionary of Sociology
John Scott - 2014-10-01 (first published in 2005)
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A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.For this fourth edition, ...
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Distinction
A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
Pierre Bourdieu - 1983-12-31 (first published in 1979)
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Los sujetos sociales se diferencian por las distinciones que realizan -entre lo sabroso y lo insípido, lo bello y lo feo, lo distinguido y lo vulgar- en las que se expresa o se traiciona su posición. El análisis de las relaciones entre los sistemas de enclasamiento (el gusto) y las condiciones de existencia (la clase social) conduce así a una críti...
Sociology by Anthony Giddens
Sociology by James M. Henslin
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Discipline & Punish by Michel Foucault
The Civilizing Process by Norbert Elias
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman
The Family by Philip N. Cohen
Capital by Karl Marx
Invitation to Sociology by Peter L. Berger
Introducing Sociology by John Nagle
You May Ask Yourself by Dalton Conley
Economy and Society by Max Weber
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Humankind by Rutger Bregman
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky
Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott
The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
The Vision of the Anointed by Thomas Sowell
Time to Eat by Nadiya Hussain
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi
The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson
The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
The War for Kindness by Jamil Zaki
Carceral Capitalism/ Intervention Series by Jackie Wang
Unequal Childhoods by Annette Lareau
Anti-Oedipus by Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari
Madness and Civilization by Michel Foucault
Being the Change by Sara K. Ahmed
Practical Ethics by Peter Singer
Suicide of the West by Jonah Goldberg
Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
The People vs. Democracy by Yascha Mounk
The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols
White Collar by C. Wright Mills
The Racial Contract by Charles W. Mills
The 48 Laws of Black Empowerment by Dante Fortson
Technological Slavery by Theodore Kaczynski
Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier
Conquests and Cultures by Thomas Sowell
Undoing Gender by Judith Butler
The Health Gap by Michael Marmot
Unfuck Your Boundaries by Faith G. Harper
Montessori by Angeline Stoll Lillard
Racial Formation in the United States by Michael Omi, Howard Winant
Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis
The WEIRDest People in the World by Joseph Henrich
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Tightrope by Nicholas D. Kristof
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
The Corner by David Simon
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
Reasons to Vote for Democrats by Michael J. Knowles
Cynical Theories by Helen Pluckrose
The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz
Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon
American Nations by Colin Woodard
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Random Family by Adrian Nicole Leblanc
American Prison by Shane Bauer
Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
The Divide by Matt Taibbi
Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman
Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder
Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen
The Divide by Jason Hickel
Blueprint by Nicholas A. Christakis
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
Superior by Angela Saini