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Taking the List as It Stands: What Does It Say about Sociology Today?

Citation

Rosenfeld, Rachel A. (1998). Taking the List as It Stands: What Does It Say about Sociology Today?. In Clawson, Dan (Ed.), Required Reading: Sociology's Most Influential Books (pp. 197-205). Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press.

Abstract

When the editors of Contemporary Sociology selected the ten most influential books of the past twenty-five years and published new essays on their importance, the feature sparked enthusiasm, debate, and controversy. This volume responds to and extends that discussion by expanding the list to seventeen books, incorporating a piece on the bestsellers of sociology, and adding four essays on the "most influential" controversy itself. Although the list centers on sociology, only half of the books were written by sociologists.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Required Reading: Sociology's Most Influential Books

Author(s)

Rosenfeld, Rachel A.

Editor(s)

Clawson, Dan

Year Published

1998

Pages

197-205

Publisher

University of Massachusetts Press

City of Publication

Amherst, Mass.

Reference ID

1170