Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2005: Theoretical Sociology

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Abbot, A. (2007) Against Narrative: A Preface to Lyrical Sociology,Sociological Theory, 25, 67-99.
Bauman, Z. (2007) Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty (Cambridge: Polity Press).
Beck, U. (1992) Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (London: SAGE).
DeLanda, M. (2006) A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity (London: Continuum).
Emirbayer, M. (1997) Manifesto for a Relational Sociology, American Journal of Sociology, 103, 281-317.
Foucault, M. (1979) Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (New York: Vintage Books).
Garfinkel, H. (1967) Studies in Ethnomethodology (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall).
Giddens, A. (1984) The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration (Berkeley: University of California Press).
Habermas, J. (1970) Toward a Rational Society: Student Protest, Science, and Politics (Boston: Beacon Press).
Haraway, D. (2003) The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness (Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press).
Heidegger, M. (1977 [1954]) The Question Concerning Technology, in D. Krell (ed.), Martin Heidegger: Basic Writings (New York: Harper & Row), pp. 287-317.
Latour, B. (1987) Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press).
Rose, N. (2007) The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press).