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Sociology: Find Books

Recommended resources for research in sociology.

Where are the Sociology Books?

You'll find most sociology books on the First Floor of Library West.

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Books of the (20th) Century


Classic Works by Women Authors

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The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan. Published in 1963, this book is a pitch-perfect description of "the problem that has no name": the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women's confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Call Number: HQ1426.F844 2013, Library West

Patterns of Culture by Ruth Benedict. Here, in her study of three sharply contrasting cultures, Benedict puts forward her famous thesis that a people's culture is an integrated whole, a "personality writ large." Call Number: GN506 .B46 1989, Library West

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir. A feminist exploration of the psychological, sexual and social roles of women and their historical and contemporary situation in Western culture at the middle of the twentieth century. Call Number: HQ1208 .B352 2010, Library West

States and Social Revolutions by Theda Skocpol. An exploration of the origins of social revolutions by comparing three major cases: the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and the Chinese Revolution. Call Number: HM283 .S56, Library West and ONLINE

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