Social Theory

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  1. Book ImageThinking Through Theory

    John Levi Martin

    Teach students how to think about sociological theory.More

  2. Book ImageThe Communist Manifesto

    Frederic L. Bender, Karl Marx

    Second Edition

    Karl Marx’s 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 “Arab Spring.”More

  3. Book ImageA Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    Mary Wollstonecraft, Deidre Shauna Lynch

    Third Edition

    Arguably the most original book of the eighteenth century, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a pioneering feminist work.More

  4. Book ImageThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    Max Weber, Richard Swedberg

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is Max Weber’s most important work and, since its publication in 1904, has been widely considered the most important sociological study of the twentieth century.More

  5. Book ImageHow to Read Marx

    Peter Osborne, Simon Critchley

    Intent on letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading classic authors, the How to Read series will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.More

  6. Book ImageBreaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change

    Judith Lorber

    In Breaking the Bowls, the sequel to Paradoxes of Gender, Judith Lorber shows the cracks, anomalies, and resistances that are breaking down the gendered social order in Western post-industrial societies and lays out how we can take this process further by deliberate degendering.More

  7. Book ImageMethods of Discovery: Heuristics for the Social Sciences

    Andrew Abbott, Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Methods of Discovery is organized around strategies for deepening arguments in order to find the best ways to study social phenomena.More

  8. Book ImageThe Souls of Black Folk

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Terri Hume Oliver

    When it was published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States.More

  9. Book ImageThe Marx-Engels Reader

    Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx, Robert C. Tucker

    Second Edition

    This revised and enlarged edition of the leading anthology provides the essential writings of Marx and Engels--those works necessary for an introduction to Marxist thought and ideology.More