Sociology

Rating Sort ascending Title Author Genre Sub-Genre(s) Country Year
9.5 Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great MigrationThe Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration Isabel WilkersonWilkerson Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
9.5 How to Survive in Your Native LandHow to Survive in Your Native Land James HerndonHerndon Non-Fiction Education, Sociology United States
9.5 Class: A Guide Through the American Status SystemClass: A Guide Through the American Status System Paul FussellFussell Non-Fiction Sociology, Economics/Finance United States
9.5 Crime and Punishment in American HistoryCrime and Punishment in American History Lawrence FriedmanFriedman Non-Fiction Sociology, History United States
9.0 Battle for Christmas: A Social and Cultural History of Our Most Cherished HolidayThe Battle for Christmas: A Social and Cultural History of Our Most Cherished Holiday Stephen NissenbaumNissenbaum Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
9.0 Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in PolandOrdinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland Christopher BrowningBrowning Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
9.0 Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of BeliefGoing Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief Lawrence WrightWrightb Non-Fiction Religion, Sociology United States
9.0 Better Angels of our NatureThe Better Angels of Our Nature Steven PinkerPinker Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
9.0 Envy: A Theory of Social BehaviorEnvy: A Theory of Social Behavior Helmut SchoeckSchoeck Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics Austria
9.0 Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards and Circulation of Cultural ValueThe Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards and Circulation of Cultural Value James EnglishEnglish Non-Fiction Sociology, Economics/Finance United States
9.0 Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United StatesCrabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States Kenneth JacksonJackson Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
9.0 Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American MetropolisDetroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis Mark BinelliBinelli Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
9.0 Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's ScapegoatsThe Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats Jim GoadGoad Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
9.0 Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and ReligionThe Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion Jonathan HaidtHaidt Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
9.0 Denial of DeathThe Denial of Death Ernest BeckerBecker Non-Fiction Psychology, Sociology United States
9.0 Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai UndercityBehind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine BooBoo Non-Fiction Sociology, History United States
9.0 How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final ChapterHow We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter Sherwin NulandNuland Non-Fiction Medicine, Sociology United States
8.5 Abortion and the Politics of MotherhoodAbortion and the Politics of Motherhood Kristin LukerLuker Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.5 Blooding: The True Story of the Narborough Village MurdersThe Blooding: The True Story of the Narborough Village Murders Joseph WambaughWambaugh Non-Fiction True Crime, Sociology United States
8.5 Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak CatchersRadical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers Tom WolfeWolfe Non-Fiction Sociology, Essays United States
8.5 Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of DemocracyThe Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy Christopher LaschLasch Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.5 Vision of the AnointedVision of the Anointed Thomas SowellSowell Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.5 What the Dog Saw: And Other AdventuresWhat the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures Malcolm GladwellGladwell Non-Fiction Sociology, Essays Canada
8.5 Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the InnocentThree Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent Harvey SilverglateSilverglate Non-Fiction Sociology, Other United States
8.5 Making of the English Working ClassThe Making of the English Working Class E.P. ThompsonThompson Non-Fiction History, Sociology United Kingdom
8.5 Oppressed Middle: Politics of Middle Management and Scenes from Corporate LifeThe Oppressed Middle: Politics of Middle Management and Scenes from Corporate Life Earl ShorrisShorris Non-Fiction Sociology, Business/Management United States
8.5 Organization ManThe Organization Man William WhyteWhyte Non-Fiction Sociology, Business/Management United States
8.5 Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite JobsPedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs Lauren RiveraRivera Non-Fiction Sociology, Self-Help United States
8.5 Moonshine: A Life in Pursuit of White LiquorMoonshine: A Life in Pursuit of White Liquor Alec WilkinsonWilkinson Non-Fiction Biography, Sociology United States
8.5 Affluent SocietyThe Affluent Society John Kenneth GalbraithGalbraith Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Sociology United States
8.5 Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and ConstructivismFear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism Paul BoghossianBoghossian Non-Fiction Philosophy, Sociology United States
8.5 Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American RightStrangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Arlie Russell HochschildHochschild Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.0 Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First CenturyNeon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century Hal RothmanRothman Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
8.0 All the Living and the Dead: From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life's WorkAll the Living and the Dead: From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life's Work Hayley CampbellCampbell Non-Fiction Medicine, Sociology United Kingdom
8.0 Captive MindThe Captive Mind Czeslaw MiloszMilosz Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology Poland
8.0 Making of Middlebrow CultureThe Making of Middlebrow Culture Joan Shelley RubinRubinb Non-Fiction Sociology, Literary Studies United States
8.0 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in CrisisHillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis J.D. VanceVanceb Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.0 Illness as MetaphorIllness as Metaphor Susan SontagSontag Non-Fiction Medicine, Sociology United States
8.0 Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about ItOf Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It Richard ReevesReeves Non-Fiction Sociology United States
8.0 My Experiences as an ExecutionerMy Experiences as an Executioner James BerryBerry Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Sociology United Kingdom
8.0 Conquest of America: The Question of the OtherThe Conquest of America: The Question of the Other Tzvetan TodorovTodorov Non-Fiction History, Sociology France
8.0 Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working ClassThe Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class David RoedigerRoediger Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics United States
8.0 Outliers: The Story of SuccessOutliers: The Story of Success Malcolm GladwellGladwell Non-Fiction Sociology Canada
8.0 History of ShitHistory of Shit Dominique LaporteLaporte Non-Fiction History, Sociology France
8.0 David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling GiantsDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants Malcolm GladwellGladwell Non-Fiction Sociology, Psychology Canada
8.0 Wisdom of CrowdsThe Wisdom of Crowds James SurowieckiSurowiecki Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Sociology United States
8.0 Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's SoulSin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul Karen AbbottAbbott Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
8.0 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of EverythingFreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Steven LevittLevitt Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Sociology United States
8.0 Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the BronxRandom Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx Adrian Nicole LeBlancLeBlanc Non-Fiction Sociology United States
8.0 Slaves in the FamilySlaves in the Family Edward BallBall Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
8.0 Yanomamo: Case Studies in Cultural AnthropologyThe Yanomamo: Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology Napoleon ChagnonChagnon Non-Fiction Anthropology, Sociology United States
8.0 Gig: Americans Talk About Their JobsGig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs John BoweBowe Non-Fiction Sociology, Business/Management United States
8.0 Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkFactfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think Hans RoslingRosling Non-Fiction Mathematics/Statistics, Sociology Sweden
8.0 True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass MovementsThe True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Eric HofferHoffer Non-Fiction Sociology, Psychology United States
8.0 One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk RockOne Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock Dave LaingLaing Non-Fiction Music, Sociology United Kingdom
7.5 Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate EpidemicDreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic Sam QuinonesQuinones Non-Fiction Sociology, Medicine United States
7.5 On the RezOn the Rez Ian FrazierFrazier Non-Fiction Sociology, History United States
7.5 Burglar’s Guide to the CityA Burglar’s Guide to the City Geoff ManaughManaugh Non-Fiction True Crime, Sociology United States
7.5 Captains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer CultureCaptains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer Culture Stuart EwenEwen Non-Fiction Sociology, History United States
7.5 Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and SocietyHeavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society Richard DyerDyer Non-Fiction Film/TV/Theater, Sociology United Kingdom
7.5 Deschooling SocietyDeschooling Society Ivan IllichIllich Non-Fiction Education, Sociology United States
7.5 Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceThe Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Malcolm GladwellGladwell Non-Fiction Sociology Canada
7.5 Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American WomenBacklash: The Undeclared War Against American Women Susan FaludiFaludi Non-Fiction Sociology United States
7.5 Nineties: A BookThe Nineties: A Book Chuck KlostermanKlosterman Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
7.5 Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and ClassHuman Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class Charles MurrayMurray Non-Fiction Sociology United States
7.5 Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human CadaversStiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Mary RoachRoach Non-Fiction Medicine, Sociology United States
7.5 Hidden DimensionThe Hidden Dimension Edward HallHallc Non-Fiction Sociology, Art/Architecture United States
7.5 Status Game: On Social Position and How We Use ItThe Status Game: On Social Position and How We Use It Will StorrStorr Non-Fiction Psychology, Sociology United Kingdom
7.5 Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape CaseUntil Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case Stuart TaylorTaylor Non-Fiction True Crime, Sociology United States
7.5 Rituals Of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table MannersThe Rituals Of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners Margaret VisserVisser Non-Fiction Sociology, Food Canada
7.5 Pleasures and Sorrows of WorkThe Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Alain de Bottonde Botton Non-Fiction Sociology, Business/Management United Kingdom
7.5 Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and HappierTriumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier Edward GlaeserGlaeser Non-Fiction Sociology, Economics/Finance United States
7.5 End Times: Elites, Counter-Elites, and the Path of Political DisintegrationThe End Times: Elites, Counter-Elites, and the Path of Political Disintegration Peter TurchinTurchin Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology Russia
7.5 City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los AngelesCity of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles Mike DavisDavisb Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics United States
7.5 Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really AreEverybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are Seth Stephens-DavidowitzStephens-Davidowitz Non-Fiction Sociology, Mathematics/Statistics United States
7.5 Power EliteThe Power Elite C. Wright MillsMills Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics United States
7.5 Road to Wigan PierThe Road to Wigan Pier George OrwellOrwell Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics United Kingdom
7.5 Chicago: City on the MakeChicago: City on the Make Nelson AlgrenAlgren Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
7.0 Handbook on HangingA Handbook on Hanging Charles DuffDuff Non-Fiction Sociology United Kingdom
7.0 Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New YorkLow Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York Luc SanteSante Non-Fiction History, Sociology United States
7.0 Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in AmericaThe Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America Daniel BoorstinBoorstin Non-Fiction Journalism/Media Studies, Sociology United States
7.0 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingBlink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Malcolm GladwellGladwell Non-Fiction Sociology, Psychology Canada
7.0 Our AmericaOur America David IsayIsay Non-Fiction Sociology United States
7.0 Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black & White, Body and Soul in American MusicGood Booty: Love and Sex, Black & White, Body and Soul in American Music Ann PowersPowers Non-Fiction Music, Sociology United States
7.0 Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College TownMissoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town Jon KrakauerKrakauer Non-Fiction True Crime, Sociology United States
7.0 Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us To Choose Between Privacy And Freedom?The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us To Choose Between Privacy And Freedom? David BrinBrin Non-Fiction Technology, Sociology United States
7.0 Stayin' Alive: the 1970s and the Last Days of the Working ClassStayin' Alive: the 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class Jefferson CowieCowie Non-Fiction Sociology, History United States
7.0 Black Macho and the Myth of the Super-WomanBlack Macho and the Myth of the Super-Woman Michele WallaceWallacec Non-Fiction Sociology United States
7.0 Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own SuccessThe Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success Ross DouthatDouthat Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
7.0 Escape from Childhood: The Needs and Rights of ChildrenEscape from Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children John HoltHoltb Non-Fiction Education, Sociology United States
7.0 Buppies, B-Boys, Baps and Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black CultureBuppies, B-Boys, Baps and Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black Culture Nelson GeorgeGeorge Non-Fiction Music, Sociology United States
7.0 Ordeal of ChangeThe Ordeal of Change Eric HofferHoffer Non-Fiction Sociology, Psychology United States
7.0 On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America InsaneOn the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane Emily GuendelsbergerGuendelsberger Non-Fiction Sociology, Business/Management United States
7.0 Midnights: A Year with the Wellfleet PoliceMidnights: A Year with the Wellfleet Police Alec WilkinsonWilkinson Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Sociology United States
7.0 Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized SystemGrowing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized System Paul GoodmanGoodmanb Non-Fiction Sociology, Philosophy United States
7.0 Home Game: Hockey and Life in CanadaHome Game: Hockey and Life in Canada Ken DrydenDryden Non-Fiction Sports, Sociology Canada
7.0 Anti-Intellectualism In American LifeAnti-Intellectualism In American Life Richard HofstadterHofstadter Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
7.0 Basic Laws of Human StupidityThe Basic Laws of Human Stupidity Carlo CipollaCipolla Non-Fiction Sociology Italy