Bibliography of sociology
This bibliography of sociology is a list of works, organized by subdiscipline, on the subject of sociology. Some of the works are selected from general anthologies of sociology; other works are selected because they are notable enough to be mentioned in a general history of sociology or one of its subdisciplines.
Sociology studies society using various methods of empirical investigation to understand human social activity, from the micro level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and social structure.
- Foundations 1
- Demography 2
- Industry 3.1
- Environment 4
- Gender 5
- Knowledge 6
- Politics 7
- Race and ethnicity 8
- Religion 9
- Conflict theory 10.1
- Rational choice theory 10.2
- Social network analysis 10.3
- Sociocybernetics 10.4
- Structural functionalism 10.5
- Urban 11
- See also 12
- References 13
- External links 14
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- Puts forward a thesis that Puritan ethic and ideas had influenced the development of capitalism. However religious devotion usually was accompanied by rejection of mundane affairs including economic pursuit. Why was that not the case with Protestantism? Weber addresses that paradox in that work.
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- A case study of suicide rates amongst Catholic, Protestant and Jewish populations, distinguished sociological analysis from psychology or philosophy. Also a major contribution to structural functionalism.
- — (2008) . Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse [ 
- — (1982) . Les Règles de la Méthode Sociologique [The rules of sociological method] (in French). transl. by W. D. Halls with an introduction by Steven Lukes (1st American ed.). New York, N.Y.: Free Press. 
Demography is the statistical study of human population. It encompasses the study of the size, structure and distribution of these populations, and spatial and/or temporal changes in them in response to birth, migration, aging and death.
- Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798 1st edition) with A Summary View (1830), and Introduction by Professor Antony Flew. Penguin Classics. ISBN 0-14-043206-X.
- Gunnar Myrdal and Alva Myrdal (1934). Crisis in the Population Question
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- White, Harrison C. 2002. Markets from Networks: Socioeconomic Models of Production. Princeton: Princeton University Press
- Smelser, Neil and Richard Swedberg (eds.). 2005 (2nd ed.). The Handbook of Economic Sociology.
managerial practices and employment relations.
- Daniel Bell The Coming of Post-Industrial Society
- Harry Braverman Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century
- Michael Burawoy Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process under Monopoly Capitalism
- Ronald P. Dore British factory, Japanese factory; the origins of national diversity in industrial relations
- John Goldthorpe, David Lockwood, Frank Bechhofer and Jennifer Platt The Affluent Worker: Industrial Attitudes and Behaviour
Environmental sociology studies the relationship between society and environment, particularly the social factors that cause environmental problems, the societal impacts of those problems, and efforts to solve the problems.
- Hannigan, John A. (1995). Environmental sociology : a social constructionist perspective (Reprint ed.). London: Routledge.
- Argues that a society's willingness to recognize and solve environmental problems depends more upon the way these claims are presented by a limited number of interest groups than upon the severity of the threat they pose.
- Schnaiberg, Alan; Gould, Kenneth Alan (2000). Environment and society : the enduring conflict. Caldwell, NJ: Blackburn.
- Demonstrates how our global economy requires increasing levels of economic expansion, which in turn requires increasing withdrawals for the natural environment.
- Michelson, William (2002). Dunlap, Riley E., ed. Handbook of environmental sociology (1st published. ed.). Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
- Provides an overview of the field of environmental sociology and its various research emphases.
- Bem, Sandra Lipsitz. 1994. Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality. Yale University Press.
- Chodorow, Nancy. 1978 . The Reproduction of Mothering. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Collins, Patricia Hill. 2006. From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism 
- Collins, Patricia Hill. 2005. Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism 
- Connell, R. W. 1987. Gender and Power: Society, the Person, and Sexual Politics. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
- Connell, R. W. 2002. Gender: Short Introductions. Blackwell.
- Harding, S. (1991) Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?: Thinking from Women's Lives
Sociology of knowledge is the study of the relationship between human thought and the social context within which it arises, and of the effects prevailing ideas have on societies.
- Bloor, David (1991) . Knowledge and social imagery (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Gave rise to the field known as Science and Technology Studies.
- Ethnography of microbiologists working at the Salk Institute. Explains the elevation of observations to the level of fact through a system of credibility. Started the ethnographic laboratory studies movement in the sociology of knowledge.
Political sociology was traditionally concerned with how social trends, dynamics, and structures of domination affect formal political processes, as well as exploring how various social forces work together to change political policies. Now it is also concerned with the formation of identity through social interaction, the politics of knowledge and other aspects of social relations.
- — (2006). Who rules America? : power and politics, and social change (5th ed.). Boston, Mass: McGraw-Hill.
- - (2000). Why Americans still don't vote : and why politicians want it that way (Rev. and updated ed.). Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press.
Race and ethnicity
The sociology of race and ethnic relations is the study of social, political, and economic relations between races and ethnicities at all levels of society. It encompasses racism and residential segregation.
- — (1996) . The Souls of Black Folk. Introduction by Donald B. Gibson (Penguin Classics reprint (paperback) ed.). New York: 
- Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy
The sociology of religion concerns the role of religion in society: practices, historical backgrounds, developments and universal themes. There is particular emphasis on the recurring role of religion in all societies and throughout recorded history.
- — (2011) . A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural. Open Road Media.
- —; Shils, Edward A. (2001) . Toward a general theory of action : theoretical foundations for the social sciences. With a new introduction by Neil J.Smelser (Abridged ed.). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. 
- — (1970) . The social system (Reprinted. ed.). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 
- — (1979). Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences). Hampton Press.
- These three books present a good basic introduction to social network analysis. Scott is the most general and most recent. Wasserman and Faust presents thorough methodological coverage. Wellman and Berkowitz is the most readable, theoretical and provides many case studies.
- Wasserman, Stanley; Faust, Katherine (1999) . Social network analysis : methods and applications (Reprint. ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
Social network analysis
- Coleman, James S. (1990) Foundations of Social Theory
- Olson, Mancur (1971) The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-53751-3
Rational choice theory models social behavior as the interaction of utility-maximizing individuals.
Rational choice theory
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- The Communist Manifesto
- A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
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- — (2000) . The sociological imagination. With a new afterword by Todd Gitlin (40. anniversary ed.). Oxford University Press.