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50 Sociology Books To Enhance Your Sociological Imagination

From thesociologicalmail.com, April 2, 2019.

  1. Friedrich Engels & Karl Marx – The Communist Manifesto
  2. Emile Durkheim – Suicide: A Study in Sociology
  3. Pierre Bourdieu – Distinction
  4. Norbert Elias – The Civilizing Process
  5. Benedict Anderson – Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
  6. C. Wright Mills – The Sociological Imagination
  7. Simone de Beauvoir – The Second Sex
  8. Howard S. Becker – Outsiders: Studies in Sociology of Deviance
  9. Michel Foucault – Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
  10. Micheal Kimmell – Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
  11. Max Weber – The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
  12. Sue Pryce – Fixing Drugs: The Politics of Drug Prohibition
  13. Raewyn Connell – Masculinities
  14. Michel Foucault – The History of Sexuality: The Will to Knowledge v. 1
  15. Michel Foucault – The History of Sexuality: The Use of Pleasure v. 2
  16. Michel Foucault – The Care of the Self
  17. Theodor W. Adorno & Max Horkheimer – Dialectic of Enlightenment
  18. Malcolm Gladwell – The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  19. W. E. B. Du Bois – The Souls of Black Folk
  20. Robert D. Putnam – Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
  21. Steven D. Levitt – Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  22. Joseph Campbell – The Power of Myth
  23. Alexis de Tocqueville – Democracy in America: And Two Essays on America
  24. Jared Diamond – Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
  25. Trevor Noah – Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
  26. Michelle Alexander – The New Jim Crow
  27. George Ritzer – The McDonaldization of Society
  28. Aziz Ansari – Modern Romance
  29. Thorstein Veblen – The Theory of the Leisure Class
  30. Peter L. Berger – The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
  31. Naomi Wolf – The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
  32. Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  33. Owen Jones – Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
  34. Emile Durkheim – The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
  35. Sudhir Venkatesh – Gang Leader for a Day
  36. Emile Durkheim – The Division of Labor in Society
  37. Jessica Valenti – The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
  38. C. Wright Mills – The Power Elite
  39. Erving Goffman – Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity
  40. Betty Friedan – The Feminine Mystique
  41. Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers: The Story of Success
  42. Judith Butler – Gender Trouble
  43. Peggy Orenstein – Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
  44. Erving Goffman – Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
  45. Max Weber – Economy and Society
  46. Bell Hooks – Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
  47. Karl Marx – Capital: Critique of Political Economy v. 1
  48. Naomi Klein – No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics
  49. Sylvia Walby – Theorizing Patriarchy
  50. Michel Foucault – Power: The Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984

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