Sociology Book Collection

January 11, 2023

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1 Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text

Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text

Ruth Dunn | Sociology


Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text is a very, very brief textbook suitable for use as a supplemental or stand-alone text in a college-level minority studies Sociology course. Any instructor who would choose to use this as a stand-alone textbook would need to supply a large amount of statistical data and other pertinent and extraneous Sociological material in order to "flesh-out" fully this course.

2 Fuller's Introduction to Sociology

Fuller's Introduction to Sociology

Abigail Fuller | Sociology


Introduction to Sociology was written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. The textbook was developed for OpenStax College as part of its Open Educational Resources initiative.

3 Introduction to Sociology (OpenStax)

Introduction to Sociology (OpenStax)

OpenStax University | Science Textbooks


A reference containing concepts central to sociology, history, different sociological perspectives, theoretical perspectives, and theories

4 Monadology and Sociology

Monadology and Sociology

Gabriel Tarde | Science (Academic)


The monads, children of Leibniz, have come a long way since their birth. By several independent paths, unremarked by scientists themselves, they slip into the heart of contemporary science.

5 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Max Weber | Sociology


Weber's main intellectual concern was understanding the processes of rationalisation, secularization, and "disenchantment" that he associated with the rise of capitalism and modernity.[5] Weber argued that the most important difference among societies is not how people produce things but how people think about the world. In Weber’s view, modern society was the product of a new way of thinking.[6] Weber is perhaps best known for his thesis combining economic sociology and the sociology of religion, elaborated in his book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Weber proposed that ascetic Protestantism was one of the major "elective affinities" associated with the rise of capitalism, bureaucracy and the rational-legal nation-state in the Western world. Against Marx's "historical...

6 How is Society Possible?

How is Society Possible?

Georg Simmel. | Sociology


Georg Simmel (1858-1918, Germany) was born in Berlin and received his doctorate in 1881. He was of Jewish ancestry and was marginalized within the German academic system. Only in 1914 did Simmel obtain a regular academic appointment, and this appointment was in Strasbourg, far from Berlin. In spite of these problems, he wrote extensively on the nature of association, culture, social structure, the city, and the economy. His writings were read by Durkheim and Weber, and Simmel contributed greatly to sociology and European intellectual life in the early part of this century. One of his most famous writings is "The Metropolis and Mental Life" (1903) and his best known book is The Philosophy of Money (1907). Simmel's ideas were very influential on the Marxist scholar Georg Lukacs (1885-1971) a...

7 Baffling Bluffed Winks

Baffling Bluffed Winks

Puloq Arafat | Free Previews


Resonance of fluidity and the absurdity of emotions along with sociological and psychological impoverishments are sketched with the touch of numerous colors of life.

8 Tales from the Cop Shop

Tales from the Cop Shop

Terry J. Walters | Biography


The following writings are my recall of several events that occurred in my 19 years as a police officer. I retired from law enforcement in 2000, and have been asked to commit my memorable moments to written form. That which you are about to read are events that remain with me, being 16 years removed from duty. These are as factually true as my brain cells allow. While these jottings may not stand out to most as the consummate thriller, it does reflect the reality of the times and, to a degree, a different political and sociological climate than contemporary times. To repeat (with some variation) the pro-show dialogue from the show television show “Dragnet”, the names have been changed so as to minimize the damage.

9 History of Psychology as Science

History of Psychology as Science

Mat D. Zandor | Psychology


Today, psychology is defined as "the scientific study of behavior and mental processes." Philosophical interest in the mind and behavior dates back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Persia, Greece, China, and India. For a condensed overview, see the Timeline of Psychology article The history of psychology as a scholarly study of the mind and behavior dates back to the Ancient Greeks. There is also evidence of psychological thought in ancient Egypt. Psychology was a branch of philosophy until the 1870s, when it developed as an independent scientific discipline in Germany and the United States. Psychology borders on various other fields including physiology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, sociology, anthropology, as well as philosophy and other components of the humanities.

10 The Great Awakening

The Great Awakening

Evan Ansot | Religious


This book is a message from the soul... I believe it was given to me, for you all to recieve. Together, maybe we can make this a better world where all can live in peace and harmony. Heaven knows the world needs a new message because the old ways no longer suffice in our favor. Past formulas are coming up short-handed and previous performances are lacking.We desire a change in direction and we are in dire need of new information which tells us all exactly who we really are, sons and daughters of the living God! We’ve been hoodwinked into thinking otherwise, and it’s time to lift the veil.

11 Ink Head

Ink Head

Theodora Oniceanu | Drama


Theodora Oniceanu (born Lacatis) lives in a small town named Targu-Mures, situated close to the heart of Transylvania, Romania with her husband, her son and their cat. She followed the classes at the Faculty of Letters at the University of Petru Maior Transylvania and the ones of sociology at the University of Spiru Haret, Bucharest. She is passionate about arts and crafts, she also loves sports, travelling and photography, enjoys good quality music and, of course, books. She's been writing since age nine but with interruptions. Now she feels that she has the necessary time to dedicate part of her life to writing.

12 Under a Starless Sky

Under a Starless Sky

Ion Light | Sci-fi Fantasy


Born into a world without stars, but carrying the memory of that other place- Jon finds himself navigating a strange sociology of myths manifest, all the while just learning to see in the dark. This is Jungian. This is Campbell's 'hero,' simply journeying to go home. This is a hero trying to find a voice where no one listens; a world of ghosts. It is in the darkness that Jon must learn to cultivate love and bring his light to bear alone, but not alone, as he is accompanied by his own ghost, his own love- a tulpa. A Tulpa Light. Loxy Isadora Bliss.

13 The Master Key System: Practicing the Law of Attraction in Daily Life

The Master Key System: Practicing the Law of Attraction in Daily Life

Charles F. Haanel | Body & Spirit


The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel is the cornerstone text describing how to apply the Law of Attraction in daily life. By following the principles laid down in this seminal text, any person can manifest happiness, health, and wealth. This edition has been compiled and edited by The Master Key System Institute, an international educational organization dedicated to teaching people how to properly implement the practices described in the Master Key System.