A Bibliography on Sociology

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Malthus, Robert: "Essay on Population" (1798)
Comte, Auguste: "Course de Philosophie Positive" (1830)
Tocqueville, Alexis: "Democracy in America" (1840)
Engels, Friedrich and Marx, Karl: "The Communist Manifesto" (1848)
Spencer, Herbert: "The Study of Sociology" (1873)
Tonnies, Ferdinand: "Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft/ Community and Society" (1887)
Durkheim, Emile: "Rules of the Sociological Method" (1895)
Veblen, Thorstein: "The Theory of the Leisure Class" (1899)
Simmel, Georg: "The Metropolis and Mental Life" (1903)
Weber, Max: "Economy and Society" (1922)
Ogburn, William: "Social Change with Respect to Culture and Original Nature" (1922)
Lukacs, Gyorgy: "History and Class Consciousness" (1923)
Mauss, Marcel: "The Gift" (1925)
Schutz, Alfred: "Phenomenology of the Social World" (1932)
Mead, George-Herbert: "Mind, Self and Society" (1934)
Moreno, Jacob: "Who Shall Survive?" (1934)
Parsons, Talcott: "The Structure of Social Action" (1937)
Elias, Norbert: "The Civilizing Process" (1939)
Rusche, Georg and Kirchheimer, Otto: "Punishment and Social Structure" (1939)
Polanyi, Karl: "The Great Transformation" (1944)
Campbell, Joseph: "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" (1949)
Beauvoir, Simone: "The Second Sex" (1949)
Merton, Robert: "Social Theory and Social Structure" (1949)
Barnes, John: "Class and Committees in a Norwegian Island Parish" (1954), the first article to talk about "social networks"
Levi-Strauss, Claude: "Structural Study of Myth" (1955)
Mannheim, Karl: "Essays on the Sociology of Culture" (1956)
Goffman, Erving: "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life" (1956)
Mills, Charles Wright: "The Sociological Imagination" (1959)
Goffman, Erving: "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life" (1959)
Foucault, Michel: "Madness and Civilization" (1961)
Barthes, Roland: "Mythologies" (1962)
Friedman, Betty: "The Feminine Mystique" (1963)
McLuhan, Marshall: "Understanding Media" (1964)
Berger, Peter & Luckmann, Thomas: "The Social Construction of Reality" (1966)
Sacks, Harvey: "Lectures on Conversation, Volumes I and II" (Wiley, 1967)
Debord, Guy: "The Society of the Spectacle" (1967)
Etzioni, Amitai: "The Active Society" (1968)
Rokkan, Stein: "Citizens, Elections, Parties" (1970)
Giddens, Anthony: "Capitalism and Modern Social Theory" (1971)
Deleuze, Gilles & Felix Guattari: "Anti-Oedipus" (1972)
Rittel, Horst & Webber, Melvin: "Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning" (1972)
Bell, Daniel: "The Coming of Post-Industrial Society" (1973)
Laumann, Edward: "Bonds of Pluralism - The Form and Substance of Urban Social Networks" (1973)
Ackoff, Russell: "Systems, Messes, and Interactive Planning" (1974)
Wilson, James: "Thinking About Crime" (1975)
Dallas Smythe: Communications - Blindspot of Western Marxism (1977)
Schelling, Thomas: "Micromotives and Macrobehavior" (1978)
Bourdieu, Pierre: "Distinction" (1979)
Lyotard, Jean-Francois: "The Postmodern Condition" (1979)
Habermas, Jurgen: "The Theory of Communicative Action" (1981)
Baudrillard, Jean: "Simulacra and Simulation" (1981)
Bauman, Zygmunt: "Memories of Class" (1982)
Granovetter, Mark: "The Strength of Weak Ties" (1983)
Sorokin, Pitirim: "Social and Cultural Dynamics" (1985)
Wolf, Naomi: "The Beauty Myth" (1991)
Beck, Ulrich: "The Risk Society" (1992)
Diamond, Jared: "Guns, Germs, and Steel" (1997)
Luhmann, Niklas: "Theory of Society" (1997)
Surowiecki, James: "The Wisdom of Crowds" (2004)
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