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  1. Background Reading and Introductions to Sociology 8 items
    These are some of the introductory texts that have been celebrated over the years.
    1. What is sociology? - Norbert Elias 1978

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    2. Sociology: a global introduction - John J. Macionis, Kenneth Plummer 2012

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    3. Sociology: a global introduction - John J. Macionis, Kenneth Plummer 2012 (electronic resource)

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    4. Invitation to sociology: a humanistic perspective - Peter L. Berger 1991

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    5. Approaching sociology - Margaret Anne Coulson, Carol Riddell 1989

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    6. The sociological imagination - C. Wright Mills 2000

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    7. Sociology - James Fulcher, John Scott 2011

      Book Further A great way to understand Sociology if you have not done it before

  2. Semester One: Review Books 16 items
    These are the texts addressing aspects of the contemporary. You will select one of these for your Book Review.
    1. Planet of slums - Mike Davis 2006

      Book  Chapter 1 digitised: The Urban Climacteric pp. 1-19.

    2. Richistan - Robert Frank 2008

      Book  Digitised: 'Introduction; The Birth of a Nation.' pp 1-12.

    3. McMafia: seriously organised crime - Misha Glenny 2009

      Book  Digitised: 'Introduction.' pp 1-9.

    4. Social class in the 21st century - Michael Savage 2015

      Book  Digitised: 'The Great British Class Survey and the Return of Class Today,' pp 1-20.

    5. Fast food nation: what the all-American meal is doing to the world - Eric Schlosser 2002

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    6. Reefer madness: and other tales from the American underground - Eric Schlosser 2004

      Book  Digitised: 'In the strawberry fields,' pp 75-108.

    7. Hard work: life in low-pay Britain - Polly Toynbee 2003

      Book  Digitised: 'Portering,' pp 55-83.

    8. Gang leader for a day: a rogue sociologist crosses the line - Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh 2008

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    9. The spirit level: why equality is better for everyone - Richard G. Wilkinson, Kate Pickett 2010

      Book  Digitised: 'Chapter 1. The end of an era.' pp 3-14.

    10. Alone together: why we expect more from technology and less from each other - Sherry Turkle 2017

      Book  This is the 2017 edition, chapter digitised from 2012 edition below.

    11. Alone together: why we expect more from technology and less from each other - Sherry Turkle 2012

      Book  Digitised: 'Chapter 10: No Need To Call' - pp. 187-209.

    12. The most human human: a defence of humanity in the age of the computer - Brian Christian 2011

      Book  Chapter 3 digitised: The Migratory Soul pp. 38-73

  3. Semester Two: Books of Interest 20 items
    To help write your assignment or for your own interests
    1. Media in a globalized society - Stig Hjarvard 2003

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    2. Key concepts in migration - David Bartram 2014

      Book  This book will also be helpful in Semester One for Week 9 - Migration

    3. Social theory in the twentieth century and beyond - Patrick Baert, Filipe Carreira da Silva 2010

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    4. Hate crime in the media: a history - Victoria Munro 2014 (electronic resource)

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    5. What is gender?: sociological aproaches - Mary Holmes 2007

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    6. The sociology of food: eating, diet and culture - Stephen Mennell 1992

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    7. The civilizing process - Norbert Elias 2000

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    8. The established and the outsiders - Norbert Elias 1994

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    9. The power elite - C. Wright Mills 1959

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    10. Mass communication theory: an introduction - Denis McQuail 1994

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    11. Simulacra and simulation - Jean Baudrillard 1994

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    12. Consumer culture - Celia Lury 2011

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    13. The McDonaldization of society - George Ritzer 2014

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    14. The Disneyization of society - Alan Bryman 2004

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    15. The Disneyization of Society - Alan Bryman 2010

      Book  print & e-book available

    16. Folk devils and moral panics: the creation of the Mods and Rockers - Stanley Cohen 2011

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