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Appadurai, Arjun. "Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy." In Global Culture: Nationalism, Globalization and Modernity. Edited by Mike Featherstone. London: Sage Publications, 1990, pp. 295-310.

Bourdieu, Pierre. An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992. (Excerpts.)

Bourdieu, Pierre. "The Social Space and the Genesis of Groups." Theory and Society 14, no. 6 (November 1985): 723-744.

Bourdieu, Pierre. "Time Perspectives of the Kabyle." In The Sociology of Time. Edited by John Hassard. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.

Chambliss, William. "A Sociological Analysis of the Law of Vagrancy" Social Problems 12 (Summer 1964): 67-77. Reprinted in The Sociology of Law: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives. Edited by A. Javier Trevino. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996, pp. 373-380.

Clifford, James. The Predicament of Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988. (Excerpts.)

Clifford, James, and George Marcus, eds. Writing Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986. (Excerpts.)

Collier, Jane, and Sylvia Yanagisako. "Theory in Anthropology Since Feminist Practice." Critique of Anthropology 9, no. 2 (1989): 27-37.

Douglas, Mary. Purity and Danger. Reprint edition. New York: Routledge, 1984. (Excerpts.)

Douglas, Mary, and Aaron B. Wildavsky. Risk and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. (Excerpts.)

Durkheim, Emile. The Division of Labor in Society. New York: Free Press, Dec. 1984. (Excerpts.)

Durkheim, Emile. Rules of Sociological Method. New York: Free Press, 1982. (Excerpts.)

Durkheim, Emile. Suicide: A Study in Sociology. Edited by George Simpson. New York: Free Press, 1966. (Excerpts.)

Durkheim, Emile, and Marcel Mauss. Primitive Classification. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967. (Excerpts.)

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish. Reprint edition. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. (Excerpts.)

Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. Vol. 1. Reissue edition. New York: Vintage Books, 1990. (Excerpts.)

Foucault, Michel. "Truth and Power." In The Foucault Reader. Edited by Paul Rabinow. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984, pp. 51-75.

Foucault, Michel. "Two Lectures." In Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977. New York: Pantheon Books, 1980, pp. 78-108.

Giddens, Anthony. The Consequences of Modernity. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991.

Goffman, Erving. "Fun in Games." In Encounters: Two Studies in the Sociology of Interaction. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1961. (Excerpts.)

Goffman, Erving. Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, 1956. (Excerpts.)

Griswold, Wendy. "The Ideas of the Reading Class." Contemporary Sociology 30, no. 1 (January 2001): 4-6.

Hay, Douglas. "Property, Authority, and the Criminal Law." Chap. 1 in Albion's Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth Century England. Edited by Douglas Hay et. al. New York: Pantheon, 1975.

Laberge, Suzanne, and Joanne Kay. "Pierre Bourdieu's Sociocultural Theory and Sport Practice."

Levi-Strauss, Claude. The Elementary Structures of Kinship. Boston: Beacon, 1971. (Excerpts.)

Lipsitz, George. Time Passages. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1990.

Marcus, George, and Michael Fischer. Anthropology as Cultural Critique. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. (Excerpts.)

Marx, Karl. Capital. Vol. 1. Edited by Frederick Engels. New York: The Modern library, 1936 [1887]. Selections, especially:

1.1. "The Two Factors of the Commodity."
1.2. "The Dual Character of Labor Embodied in Commodities."
1.4. "The Fetishism of the Commodity and its Secret."
2. "The Process of Exchange."
4. "The General Formula for Capital."
26. "The Secret of Primitive Accumulation."

Marx, Karl. The Communist Manifesto. New York: Penguin, 2002.

Marx, Karl. Selections on historical materialism and alienated labor.

Marx, Karl. The Marx Engels Reader. Edited by Robert C. Tucker. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1978. Selections: "Society and Economy in History" (pp. 136-142), "Theses on Feuerbach" (pp. 143-145), "The German Ideology," Part I (up to "The Real Basis of Ideology."), pp. 146-176.

Mintz, Sidney. Sweetness and Power. Reprint edition. New York: Viking Press, 1995. (Excerpts.)

Obeyesekerre, Gananath. The Apotheosis of Captain Cook. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992. Chap. 1, 3 and 4 (pp. 3-22, 49-73 and 102-119.)

Ortner, Sherry. "Theory in Anthropology Since the Sixties." In Culture/Power/History. Edited by Nicholas B. Dirks, Geoff Eley, and Sherry B. Ortner. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1994, pp. 372-411.

Ritzer, George. The MacDonaldization of Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 1996.

Rosaldo, Renato. "Subjectivity in Social Analysis." In Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989. Chap. 8, pp. 169-195.

Sahlins, Marshall. "Captain James Cook, or The Dying God." In Islands of History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985, pp. 104-135.

Silbey, Susan S. "Let Them Eat Cake: Globalization, Post-modern Colonialism and the Possibilities of Justice." Law and Society Review 31, no. 2 (1997): 207-235.

Smith, Dorothy. "No One Commits Suicide." Chap. 6 in The Conceptual Practices of Power. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1990.

Thompson, E. P. "The Rule of Law." In The Essential E.P. Thompson. Edited by Dorothy Thompson. New York: New Press, 2001, pp. 432-442.

Weber, Max. "The Fundamental Concepts of Sociology." In The Theory of Social and Economic Organization. Reprint edition. New York: Free Press, 1997.

Weber, Max. "The Ideal Type."

Weber, Max. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. New York: Scribner, 1958.

Weber, Max. "The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism." In Essays in Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1958, pp. 302-322.

Weber, Max. Excerpts on Rationalization.



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