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Book awards: International Sociological Association: 1000 most influential books in Sociology

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Economy and Society [complete] by Max Weber1
The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills2
Social Theory and Social Structure by Robert K. Merton3
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber4
The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge by Peter L. Berger5
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste by Pierre Bourdieu6
The Civilizing Process: Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations by Norbert Elias7
The Theory of Communicative Action (2 Vols) by Jürgen Habermas8
The Structure of Social Action, Vol. 2: Weber by Talcott Parsons9
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman10
Mind, Self, and Society: From the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist by George Herbert Mead11
The Social System by Talcott Parsons12
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life by Emile Durkheim13
The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration by Anthony Giddens14
The modern world-system by Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein15
Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault16
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn17
The Sociology of Georg Simmel by George Simmel18
Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity by Ulrich Beck19
Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century by Harry Braverman20
Dialectic of Enlightenment by Max Horkheimer21
Prison Notebooks [complete set] by Antonio Gramsci22
Foundations of Social Theory by James Coleman23
Knowledge and Human Interests by Jürgen Habermas24
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore25
La grande trasformazione by Karl Polanyi26
The American Occupational Structure by Peter M. Blau27
The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology by Alvin W. Gouldner28
Social Systems by Niklas Luhmann29
Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge by Karl Mannheim30
Outsiders: studies in the sociology of deviance by Howard S. Becker31
Das Kapital by Karl Marx32
The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups by Mancur Olson33
The Division of Labor in Society by Emile Durkheim34
The Rules of Sociological Method by Emile Durkheim35
Studies in Ethnomethodology by Harold Garfinkel36
Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates by Erving Goffman37
Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics by Seymour Martin Lipset38
The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills39
The Logic of Practice by Pierre Bourdieu40
Dependency and Development in Latin America by Fernando Henrique Cardoso41
Class and Class Conflict in Industrial Society by Ralf Dahrendorf42
The Consequences of Modernity by Anthony Giddens43
Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity by Erving Goffman44
Men and Women of the Corporation by Rosabeth Moss Kanter45
The Phenomenology of the Social World by Alfred Schütz46
Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective by Peter L. Berger47
Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture by Pierre Bourdieu48
The active society: a theory of societal and political processes by Amitai Etzioni49
The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research by Barney G. Glaser50
The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society by Jürgen Habermas51
Social and Cultural Dynamics by Pitirim Sorokin52
Production de la société by Alain Touraine53
The Sociology of Religion by Max Weber54
The Methodology of the Social Sciences by Max Weber55
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt56
La logique du social by Raymond Boudon57
Civilization and capitalism, 15th-18th century (MIXED) by Fernand Braudel58
Suicide by Emile Durkheim59
The Interpretation Of Cultures. Selected Essays by Clifford Geertz60
The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson67
The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman68
Collected papers. IV by Alfred Schütz69
Street Corner Society: The Social Structure of an Italian Slum by William Foote Whyte71
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson74
The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt75
Patterns of Culture by Ruth Benedict78
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon85
The Urban Villagers: Group and Class in the Life of Italian-Americans by Herbert J. Gans87
The Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 and the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx94
The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies by Marcel Mauss95
The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl R. Popper96
Political Power and Social Classes by Nicos Ar Poulantzas97
Social and cultural mobility by Pitirim Aleksandrovich Sorokin98
The Polish Peasant in Europe and America: a Classic Work in Immigration History by William Isaac Thomas99
The Blue and Brown Books (Preliminary Studies for the Philosophical Investigations) by Ludwig Wittgenstein100
Main Currents in Sociological Thought, Volume 1 by Raymond Aron102
Against Method by Paul Feyerabend114
The Archaeology of Knowledge by Michel Foucault115
Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud116
The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod152
Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology by Gregory Bateson153
Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson160
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II (Set 3 Vol) by Fernand Braudel169
A History of Private Life by Philippe Ariès180
Stone Age Economics by Marshall Sahlins254
Orientalism by Edward W. Said255
Der sinnhafte Aufbau der sozialen Welt by Alfred Schütz257
The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen267
Illuminations by Walter Benjamin334
Ways of Seeing by John Berger339
The Historian's Craft by Marc Bloch352
Feudal Society by Marc Bloch353
Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges358
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson395
The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages by Norman Cohn415
Ordeal of Civility: Freud, Marx, Levi-Strauss, and the Jewish Struggle With Modernity by John Murray Cuddihy429
Experience and Nature by John Dewey445
Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology by Mary Douglas450
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason by Michel Foucault490
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud494
Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm501
The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm503
Custom and Conflict in Africa by Max Gluckman535
In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall544
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould549
The Other America: Poverty in the United States by Michael Harrington575
Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures by Marvin Harris577
Cultural Materialism by Marvin Harris578
Being and Time by Martin Heidegger588
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter603
Knowledge for what? The place of social science in American culture by Robert S. Lynd694
Plagues and Peoples by William H. McNeill718
Male and Female by Margaret Mead720
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History by Sidney Mintz732
The Human Zoo by Desmond Morris739
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects by Lewis Mumford744
The Revolt of the Masses by José Ortega y Gasset760
The Poverty of Historicism by Karl R. Popper786
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher843
The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society by Norbert Wiener947
Europe and the people without history by Eric R. Wolf957

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In a 1997 survey, 1000 books were voted by members of the International Sociological Association (ISA) to be the most influential to their work.
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