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  Author/s Title Votes
Weber, Max Economy and Society 95
Mills, Charles Wright The Sociological Imagination 59
Merton, Robert K. Social Theory and Social Structure 52
Weber, M. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 47
Berger, P.L. and Luckmann, T. The Social Construction of Reality 45
Bourdieu, Pierre Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste 43
Elias, Norbert The Civilizing Process 30
Habermas, Jürgen The Theory of Communicative Action 29
Parsons, Talcott The Structure of Social Action 28
10  Goffman, Erving The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life 25
11  Mead, George Herbert Mind, Self and Society 23
12  Parsons, Talcott The Social System 23
13  Durkheim, Emile The Elementary Forms of Religious Life 22
14  Giddens, Anthony The Constitution of Society 21
15  Wallerstein, Immanuel The Modern World-System 21
16  Foucault, Michel Discipline and Punish : the Birth of the Prison 17
17  Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions 14
18  Simmel, Georg Sociology 14
19  Beck, Ulrich Risk Society 13
20  Braverman, Harry Labour and Monopoly Capital 13
21  Adorno, Theodor W. and Horkheimer, Max Dialectic of Enlightenment 12
22  Gramsci, Antonio Prison Notebooks 12
23  Coleman, James Samuel Foundations of Social Theory 11
24  Habermas, Jürgen Knowledge and Human Interests 11
25  Moore, B. The Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy 11
26  Polanyi, Karl The Great Transformation 11
27  Blau, Peter Michael and Duncan, Otis Dudley The American Occup 10
28  Gouldner, Alvin W. The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology 10
29  Luhmann, Niklas Social Systems 10
30  Mannheim, Karl Ideology and Utopia 10
31  Becker, Howard S. Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance 9
32  Marx, Karl Capital. A Critique of Political Economy 9
33  Olson, Mancur The Logic Collective Action 9
34  Durkheim, Emile The Division of Labor in Society 8
35  Durkheim, Emile The Rules of Sociological Method 8
36  Garfinkel, Harold Studies in Ethnomethodology 8
37  Goffman, Erving Asylums 8
38  Lipset, Seymour Martin Political Man 8
39  Mills, Charles Wright The Power Elite 8
40  Bourdieu, Pierre The Logic of Practice 7
41  Cardoso, Fernando Henrique and, Faletto, Enzo Dependency and Development in Latin America 7
42  Dahrendorf, R. Class and Class Conflict in an Industrial Society 7
43  Giddens, Anthony The Consequences of Modernity 7
44  Goffman, Erving Stigma 7
45  Kanter, R.M. Men and Women of the Corporation 7
46  Schütz, Alfred The Phenomenology of the Social World 7
47  Berger, Peter L. Invitation to Sociology 6
48  Bourdieu, Pierre and Passeron, Jean-Claude Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture 6
49  Etzioni, Amitai The Active Society 6
50  Glaser, Barney G. and Strauss, Anselm L. The Discovery of Grounded Theory 6
51  Habermas, J. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere 6
52  Sorokin, Pitirim A. Social and Cultural Dynamics 6
53  Touraine, A. Production de la societe 6
54  Weber, Max Sociology of Religion 6
55  Weber, Max The Methodology of the Social Sciences 6
56  Arendt, Hannah The Origins of Totalitarianism 5
57  Boudon, Raymond The Logic of Social Action 5
58  Braudel, Fernand Civilization and Capitalism 5
59  Durkheim, Emile The Suicide 5
60  Geertz, Clifford The Interpretation of Cultures 5
61  Giddens, Anthony Sociology 5
62  Janowitz, Morris The Professional Soldier 5
63  Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix and Rosenberg, Morris The Language of Social Research 5
64  Lukács, Georg History and Class Consciousness 5
65  Mies, Maria Patriarchy and Accumulation on World Scale 5
66  Nisbet, Robert A. The Sociological Tradition 5
67  Palmer Thompson, Eric The Making English Labour Class 5
68  Riesman, David The Lonely Crowd 5
69  Schütz, Alfred Collected Papers 5
70  Simmel, Georg The Philosophy of Money 5
71  Whyte, William Foote Street Corner Society 5
72  Alexander, Jeffrey C. Theoretical Logic in Sociology 4
73  Althusser, L. Reading Capital 4
74  Anderson, Benedict Imagined Communities 4
75  Arendt, Hannah The Human Condition 4
76  Baumann, Zygmunt Postmodern Ethics 4
77  Beauvoir, Simone de The Second Sex 4
78  Benedict, Ruth Patterns of Culture 4
79  Blumer, Herbert Symbolic Interactionism. Perspective and Method 4
80  Boudon, Raymond The Unintended Consequences of Social Action 4
81  Bourdieu, Pierre Outline of a Theory Practice 4
82  Castells, Manuel The Urban Question 4
83  Crozier, Michel J. The Bureaucratic Phenomenon 4
84  Crozier, Michel J. and Friedberg, Erhard Actors and Systems 4
85  Fanon, Frantz The Wretched of the Earth 4
86  Friedmann, G. Problemes humains du machinisme industriel 4
87  Gans, Herbert J. The Urban Villagers 4
88  Gerth, H.H. and Mills, Ch.W. From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology 4
89  Giddens, Anthony New Rules of the Sociological Method 4
90  Giddens, Anthony Modernity and Self-Identity 4
91  Goffman, Erving Frame Analysis 4
92  Hughes, Everett Charrington The Sociological Eye 4
93  Mann, Michael The Sources of Social Power 4
94  Marx, Karl Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1 4
95  Mauss, Marcel The Gift 4
96  Popper, Karl R. The Logic of Scientific Discovery 4
97  Poulantzas, Nicos Political Power and Social Class 4
98  Sorokin, Pitirim A. Social and Cultural Mobility 4
99  Thomas, William Isaac and Znaniecki, Florian The Polish Peasant in Europe and America 4
100  Wittgenstein, Ludwig Philosophical Investigations 4
  
  
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