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19 Best Sociology Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Sociology books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best sociology books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! ūüėä
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    The Sociological Imagination
  2. 3


    Pierre Bourdieu

  3. 4
  4. 5
    Bowling Alone
  5. 6


    Anthony Giddens

  6. 9
  7. 10
    Sociology Themes and Perspectives
  8. 15
    Economy and Society
  9. 16
    Mind, Self, and Society

    Mind, Self, and Society

    George Herbert Mead

  10. 19
    The Power Elite and the State


  • How was this Sociology books list created?

    We searched for 'best Sociology books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Sociology books are in this list?

    There are 19 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Sociology books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Sociology books on the internet.

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