Course Readings

Required Books

The following books are required for this course. Readings assigned from them are abbreviated CSI, LST, MFB, respectively.

Collins, Randall. 1975. "Why is Sociology Not a Science?" Chapter 1 (1-45) in Conflict Sociology. New York: Academic Press.
Stinchcombe, Arthur. 1987. "Introduction" (3-13) in Constructing Social Theories. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Stinchcombe, Arthur. 1987. "The Logic of Scientific Inference" (14-23) in Constructing Social Theories. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
LST – Lemert, "Introduction/ Social Theory: Its Uses and Pleasures
LST – Lemert, "Part One: Modernity’s Classical Age: 1848–1919"
LST — Lemert, "The Two Sides of Society"
LST — Karl Marx, "Estranged Labour"
LST — Karl Marx, "Camera Obscura" from The German Ideology, "4. The Essence of the Materialist Conception of History. Social Being and Social Consciousness"
LST — Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, "The Manifesto of Class Struggle"marx-manifesto-notes (see (throught "No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer…")
LST — Karl Marx, "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte"
LST — Karl Marx, "On Imperialism in India"
LST — Karl Marx, "Capital & The Values of Commodities"
LST — Karl Marx, "Capital and the Fetishism of Commodities"
LST — Karl Marx, "Labour-Power and Capital"
LST — Friedrich Engels, "The Patriarchal Family"
LST — Jane Addams, "The Settlement as a Factor in the Labor Movement"
LST — Emile Durkheim, "Mechanical and Organize Solidarity"
LST — Emile Durkheim, "Anomie and the Modern Division of Labor"
LST — Emile Durkheim, "Sociology and Social Facts"
LST — Emile Durkheim, "Suicide and Modernity"
LST — Emile Durkheim, "Primitive Classifications and Social Knowledge, "with Marcel Mauss"
LST — The Cultural Logic of Collective Representations"
LST — Max Weber, "The Spirit of Capitalism and the Iron Cage" (Excerpts are from Ch 2 and last 6 paragraphs of ch 5)
LST — Max Weber, "The Bureaucratic Machine"
LST — Max Weber, "What Is Politics?" from "Politics as a Vocation"
LST — Max Weber, "The Types of Legitimate Domination"
LST — Max Weber, "Class, Status, Party"
LST — Sigmund Freud, "The Psychical Apparatus and the Theory of Instincts"
LST — Sigmund Freud, "Dream-Work and Interpretation"
LST — Sigmund Freud, "Oedipus, "the Child"
LST — Sigmund Freud, "Remembering, "Repeating, and Working-Through"
LST — Sigmund Freud, "The Return of the Repressed in Social Life"
LST — Sigmund Freud, "Civilization and the Individual"
LST — Ferdinand de Saussure, "Arbitrary Social Values and the Linguistic Sign"
LST — William James, "The Self and Its Selves"
LST — William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois, "Double-Consciousness and the Veil"
LST — Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper"
LST — Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "Women and Economics"
LST — Anna Julia Cooper, "The Colored Woman’s Office"
LST — Georg Simmel, "The Stranger"
LST — Charles Horton Cooley, "The Looking-Glass Self
LST – Lemert, ""Social Theories and World Conflict: 1919–1945"
LST — John Maynard Keynes, "The Psychology of Modern Society"
LST — John Maynard Keynes, "The New Liberalism"
LST — Georg Lukács, "The Irrational Chasm Between Subject and Object"
LST — Max Horkheimer, "Notes on Science and the Crisis"
LST — Talcott Parsons, "The Unit Act of Action Systems"
LST — Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (V. I.) Lenin, "What Is to Be Done?"
LST — Karl Mannheim, "The Sociology of Knowledge and Ideology"
LST — Erich Fromm, "Psychoanalysis and Sociology"
LST — George Herbert Mead, "The Self, the I, and the Me"
LST — Robert K. Merton, "Social Structure and Anomie"
LST — W.E.B. Du Bois, "Black Reconstruction and the Racial Wage"
LST — Reinhold Niebuhr, "Moral Man and Immoral Society"
LST — Gunnar Myrdal, "The Negro Problem as a Moral Issue"
LST — William I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki, "Disorganization of the Polish Immigrant"
LST — Frederic M. Thrasher, "Personality and Status Within the Gang"
LST — Walter Benjamin, "Art, War, and Fascism"
LST — Virginia Woolf, "A Room of One’s Own"
LST — Antonio Gramsci, "Intellectuals and Hegemony"
LST — Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Nonviolent Force: A Spiritual Dilemma"
LST — Mao Tse-tung, "Identity, Struggle, Contradiction"
LST — Ruth Benedict, "The Japanese and the Americans
LST – Lemert, ""The Golden Moment: 1945–1963"
LST — George Kennan, "On the United States and Containment of the Soviets"
LST — Daniel Bell, "The End of Ideology in the West"
LST — W. W. Rostow, "Modernization: Stages of Growth"
LST — Talcott Parsons, "Action Systems and Social Systems"
LST — Talcott Parsons, "Sex Roles in the American Kinship System"
LST — Robert K. Merton, "Manifest and Latent Functions"
LST — Claude Lévi-Strauss, "The Structural Study of Myth"
LST — Roland Barthes, "Semiological Prospects"
LST — Louis Althusser, "Ideology and the Ideological State Apparatuses, Doubts and Reservations"
LST — Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, "The Culture Industry as Deception"
LST — David Riesman, "Character and Society: The Other-Directed Personality"
LST — Erik H. Erikson, "Youth and American Identity"
LST — Erving Goffman, "On Face-Work"
LST — Jacques Lacan, "The Mirror Stage"
LST — Simone de Beauvoir, "Woman as Other"
LST — Aimé Césaire, "Between Colonizer and Colonized"
LST — Martin Luther King, "Jr., "The Power of Nonviolent Action"
LST — C. Wright Mills, "The Sociological Imagination"
LST — Students for a Democratic Society, "Participatory Democracy (from The Port Huron Statement)"
LST — Betty Friedan, "The Problem That Has No Name"
LST — Frantz Fanon, "Decolonizing, National Culture, and the Negro Intellectual
LST – Lemert, ""Will the Center Hold? 1963–1979"
LST — John Kenneth Galbraith, "Change and the Planning System"
LST — Jürgen Habermas, "Emancipatory Knowledge"
LST — Jürgen Habermas, "Social Analysis and Communicative Competence"
LST — Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann, "Society as a Human Product"
LST — Dorothy Smith, "Knowing a Society from Within: A Woman’s Standpoint"
LST — Immanuel Wallerstein, "The Modern World-System"
LST — Theda Skocpol, "The State as a Janus-Faced Structure"
LST — Nancy Chodorow, "Gender Personality and the Reproduction of Mothering"
LST — Jacques Derrida, "The Decentering Event in Social Thought"
LST — Michel Foucault, "Biopolitics and the Carceral Society"
LST — C.L.R. James, "Black Power and Stokely"
LST — Alvin W. Gouldner, "Toward a Reflexive Sociology"
LST — Herbert Marcuse, "Repressive Desublimation"
LST — Harold Garfinkel, "Reflexive Properties of Practical Sociology"
LST — Pierre Bourdieu, "Structures, Habitus, Practices"
LST — Audre Lorde, "The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House
LST – Lemert, ""After Modernity, 1979–1991/2001"
LST — Jean-François Lyotard, "The Postmodern Condition"
LST — Richard Rorty, "Private Irony and Liberal Hope"
LST — Michel Foucault, "Power as Knowledge"
LST — Jean Baudrillard, "Simulacra and Simulations: Disneyland, Reactions and Alternatives"
LST — Anthony Giddens, "Post-Modernity or Radicalized Modernity?"
LST — Ernesto LaClau and Chantal Mouffe, "Radical Democracy: Alternative for a New Left
LST — Nancy Hartsock, "A Theory of Power for Women"
LST — Molefi Kete Asante, "The Afrocentric Idea,"
LST 503— Jeffrey Alexander, "Postpositivist Case for the Classics,"
LST — James S. Coleman, "The New Social Structure and the New Social Science,"
LST — Cornel West, "The New Cultural Politics of Difference
LST — Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "'Race' as the Trope of the World"
LST — Donna Haraway, "The Cyborg Manifesto and Fractured Identities"
LST — Trinh T. Minh-ha, "Infinite Layers/Third World?"
LST — Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, "Can the Subaltern Speak?"
LST 541 — Patricia Hill Collins, "Black Feminist Thought in the Matrix of Domination"
LST — Gloria Anzaldúa, "The New Mestiza"
LST — Jeffrey Weeks, "Sexual Identification Is a Strange Thing"
LST 562 — Judith Butler, "Imitation and Gender Insubordination"
LST — Paula Gunn Allen, "Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism"
LST — Vaclav Havel, "The End of the Modern Era
LST 581 – Lemert, "Rethinking the Unthinkable After 2001"
LST — Zygmunt Bauman, "Liquid Modernity"
LST — Immanuel Wallerstein, "Geo-political Cleavages of the Twenty-first Century"
LST — Stanley Hoffman, "The Clash of Globalizations"
LST — Stuart Hall, "The Global, the Local, and the Return of Ethnicity"
LST — David Harvey, "The City in a Globalizing World"
LST — Manuel Castells, "The Global Network"
LST — Saskia Sassen, "Toward a Feminist Analytics of the Global Economy"
LST — Amartya Sen, "Asian Values and the West’s Claim to Uniqueness"
LST — Ulrich Beck, "World Risk Society"
LST — Avery Gordon, "Ghostly Matters"
LST — Edward Said, "Intellectual Exile: Expatriates and Marginals"
LST 650 — Charles Tilly, "Future Social Science and the Invisible Elbow"
LST — Julia Kristeva, "Women’s Time"
LST — William Julius Wilson, "Global Economic Changes and the Limits of the Race Relations Vision"
LST — Patricia Ticineto Clough, "Teletechnology and the Unbundling of Social Structures"
LST — Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, "Epistemology of the Closet"
LST 665 — R.W. Connell, "Masculinities and Globalization"
LST — Slavoj Zizek, "Cynicism as a Form of Ideology"
LST — Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, "The Rhizome/ A Thousand Plateaus"
LST — Giorgio Agamben, "Sovereign Power and Bare Life"
CSI – Ch 1. The Nonrational Foundations of Rationality
CSI – Ch 2. The Sociology of God
CSI – Ch 3. Paradoxes of Power
CSI – Ch 4. The Normalcy of Crime
CSI – Ch 5. Love and Property
CSI – Ch 6. Can Sociology Create an Artificial Intelligence?
CSI – Afterword

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