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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1038: Introduction to Social Analysis: Contemporary Social Theory

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

General texts on contemporary social analysis:

P. Jones (2003) Introducing Social Theory
C. Calhoun (2002) Contemporary Sociological Theory

Harrington, A. (2005) Modern Social Theory

Some texts by key social theorists covered in the module:Parsons, T. (1968) The Structure of Social Action

Adorno, T.W. and Horkheimer, M. (1997) Dialectic of Enlightenment

Berger, P.L. and Luckmann, T. (1966) The Social Construction of Reality

Garfinkel, H. (1967) Studies in Ethnomethodology

Goffman, E. (1959) The Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life

Foucault, M. (1977) Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Millett, Kate (1971) Sexual Politics

Fanon, Frantz (1986) Black Skins, White Masks