This bibliography of Sociology is a list of works, organized by subdiscipline, on the subject of sociology. Some of the works are selected from general anthologies of sociology, while other works are selected because they are notable enough to be mentioned in a general history of sociology or one of its subdisciplines.[i]
Putting forward a thesis that Puritanethic and ideas had influenced the development of capitalism, Weber observes religious devotion to usually be accompanied by rejection of mundane affairs, including economic pursuit. Weber addresses the paradox of why this was not the case within Protestantism.
Economic sociology attempts to explain economic phenomena. While overlapping with the general study of economics at times, economic sociology chiefly concentrates on the roles of social relations and institutions.
Environmental sociology studies the relationship between society and environment, particularly the social factors that cause environmental problems, the societal impacts of those problems, and efforts to solve the problems.
Hannigan, John A. 1995. Environmental Sociology: A Social Constructionist Perspective.
Argues that a society's willingness to recognize and solve environmental problems depends more upon the way these claims are presented by a limited number of interest groups than upon the severity of the threat they pose.
Michelson, William. 2002. Handbook of Environmental Sociology.
Provides an overview of the field of environmental sociology and its various research emphases.
Schnaiberg, Allan, and Kenneth Alan Gould. 2000. Environment and Society: The Enduring Conflict. Caldwell.
Demonstrates how our global economy requires increasing levels of economic expansion, which in turn requires increasing withdrawals for the natural environment.
Ethnography of microbiologists working at the Salk Institute. Explains the elevation of observations to the level of fact through a system of credibility. Started the ethnographic laboratory studies movement in the sociology of knowledge.
Traditionally, political sociology has been concerned with the ways in which social trends, dynamics, and structures of domination affect formal political processes, as well as exploring how various social forces work together to change political policies. Now, it is also concerned with the formation of identity through social interaction, the politics of knowledge, and other aspects of social relations.
The sociology of religion concerns the role of religion in society, including practices, historical backgrounds, developments, and universal themes. There is particular emphasis on the recurring role of religion in all societies and throughout recorded history.
Sociological theories are complex theoretical and methodological frameworks used to analyze and explain objects of social study, which ultimately facilitate the organization of sociological knowledge.
Social Exchange Theory models social interaction as a series of exchanges between actors who give one another rewards and penalties, which impacts and guides future behavior. George Homans' version of exchange theory specifically argues that behaviorist stimulus-response principles can explain the emergence of complex social structures.
Herron, Nancy L., ed. (2002). The social sciences (Third ed.). Greenwood Village, CO: Libraries unlimited. ISBN978-1-56308-985-5.
Hiller, Harry H.; Langlois, Simon (2001). "The Most Important Books/Articles in Canadian Sociology in the Twentieth Century: A Report". Canadian Journal of Sociology. 26 (3): 513–516. doi:10.2307/3341899. JSTOR3341899.
Lauer, Robert H.; Lauer, Jeanette C., eds. (2007). Sociology : windows on society : an anthology (7th ed.). Los Angeles, Calif.: Roxbury Publishing. ISBN978-0-19-533052-6.