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Toward a Rational Society

(Jurgen Habermas)
18

The Types of Legitimate Domination

(Max Weber)
34

The Stranger

(Georg Simmel)
25

The Souls of Black Folk

(W.E.B. Du Bois)
7

The Social Construction of Reality

(Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann)
26

The Second Sex

(Simone de Beauvoir)
1

The Rules of Sociological Method

(Émile Durkheim)
12

The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System

(Immanuel Wallerstein)
16

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

(Max Weber)
35

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

(Erving Goffman)
36

The History of Sexuality

(Michel Foucault)
8

The German Ideology

(Karl Marx and Friedrich Engel)
14

The Forms of Capital

(Pierre Bourdieu)
2

The Division of Labor in Society

(Émile Durkheim)
24

The Consequences of Modernity

(Anthony Gidden)
30

The Conceptual Practices of Power

(Dorothy Smith)
3

Suicide

(Émile Durkheim)
6

Studies in Ethnomethodology

(Harold Garfinkel)
32

Self

(George Herbert Mead)
27

Racial Formation in the United States

(Michael Omi and Howard Winant)
29

Orientalism

(Edward Said)
21

One-Dimensional Man

(Herbert Marcuse)
33

Metropolis and Mental Life

(Georg Simmel)
13

Materials for an Explanatory Theory of the Network Society

(Manuel Castells)
9

Manifesto of the Communist Party

(Karl Marx)
37

Gender Trouble

(Judith Butler)
38

From Pilgrim to Tourist: or a Short History of Identity

(Zygmunt Bauman)
4

Elementary Forms of Religious Life

(Émile Durkheim)
11

Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

(Karl Marx)
15

Distinction

(Pierre Bourdieu)
23

Discipline and Punish

(Michel Foucault)
20

Class, Status, Party

(Max Weber)
5

Categories of the Orientation and Organization of Action

(Talcott Parsons and Edward Shils)
10

Capital

(Karl Marx)
19

Bureaucracy

(Max Weber)
28

Black Skin, White Masks

(Frantz Fanon)
31

Black Feminist Thought

(Patricia Hill Collins)
17

Basic Sociological Terms

(Max Weber)