Recommended Sociological Theory Texts

The Blackwell Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Social Thought, edited by William Outhwaite and Tom Bottomore, (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1993)

Randall Collins and Michael Makowsky, The Discovery of Society,
6th edition (Mc-Graw-Hill)

Westby, David L., The Growth of Sociological Theory: Human Nature,
Knowledge, and Social Chang, (Prentice Hall, 1991)

Hoecker-Drysdale, Susan.  Harriet Martineau: First Woman
         Sociologist,  (St. Martin's Press, 1992)

Coser, Lewis, Masters of Sociological Thought (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1971)

Murray Smith (ed), Early Modern Social Theory: Selected Interpretive Readings
(Canadian Scholars Press, 1998)

Harris, Marvin, The Rise of Anthropological Theory (New Yorki: Crowell, 1968)

Social Theory: A Guide to Central Thinkers, edited by Peter Beilharz
(Allen & Unwin, 1991)

Gordon, Scott, The History and Philosophy of Social Science
(New York: Routledge, 1991)

Levine, Donald Nathan, Visions of the Sociological Tradition
(University of Chicago Press, 1995)

Ross, Dorothy, The Origins of American Social Science
(Cambridge University Press, 1990)

Social Theory: A Guide to Central Thinkers, edited by Peter Beilharz, (North Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1991)

Swingewood, Alan, A Short History of Sociological Thought, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000)

Barnes, Elmer, Social Thought from Lore to Science, 3 vols. (New York: Dover, 1961)

Aron, Raymond, Main Currents in Sociological Thought (Garden City, N.J.: Doubleday, 1968)

Nisbet, Raymond, The Sociological Tradition (New York: Basic Book, 1966)

Skocpol, Theda, States and Social Revolutions (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979)