Social Psychological Diagnosis of Modern Life

Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations.

Erich Fromm, Man for Himself.

Erich Fromm, The Sane Society.


Studies on Crowd-Mentality

David Riesman, Nathan Glazer, and Reuel Denny,  The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character.

Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom.

Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements.

Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind.

Jose Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses.


Study of Middle-Class Mentality

Barbara Ehrenreich, Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class.

C. Wright Mills, White Collar: The American Middle Classes.

William Ryan, Blaming the Victims.


Sociological Imagination and Sociology of Knowledge

C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination.

Emile Durkheim, The Rules of Sociological Method and Selected Texts on Sociology and Its Methods.

Evan Willis, The Sociological Quest: An Introduction to the Study of Social Life.

Karl Mannheim, Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge.

Peter L. Berger, The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge.

Peter L. Berger, Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective.


Sociology of Religion

Emile Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.

Erich Fromm, Psychoanalysis and Religion.

Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.

Max Weber, The Sociology of Religion.

Peter L. Berger, The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion.

Syed Hussein Alatas, Reflections of the Theories of Religion.


Globalization, Corporatization and the Consumer Culture

Henry Giroux, The Mouse That Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence.

Joel Bakan, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power.

Joel H. Spring, Educating the Consumer-Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media.

Juliet Schor, Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture.

Kenneth J. Saltman, Collateral Damage: Corporatizing Public Schools – A Threat to Democracy.

Susan Linn, Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood.


Moral Economics and Developmental Issues

Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom.

E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered.


Education and Critical Pedagogy

Ira Shor, Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change.

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Hope.

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage.


Postcolonial Studies and Critiques of Orientalism

A.L. Macfie, Orientalism: A Reader.

Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and the Colonized.

Edward W. Said, Orientalism.

Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism.

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth.

Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks.

Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture.

Syed Hussein Alatas, The Myth of the Lazy Natives: A Study of the Image of the Malays, Filipinos and Javanese from the 16th to the 20th century and Its Function in the Ideology of Colonial Capitalism.


Intellectuals in Society

Antonio Gramsci, Selections from the Prison Notebooks.

Edward Said, Representations of the Intellectual: The 1993 Reith Lectures.

Raymond Aron, The Opium of the Intellectuals.

Syed Hussein Alatas, Intellectuals in Developing Societies.

Julien Benda, The Treason of the Intellectuals.


Perspectives on Race, Class and Social Relations

Albert Memmi, Racism.

bell hooks, Where We Stand: Class Matters.

Cornel West, Race Matters.

E. Franklin Frazier, Black Bourgeoisie.

Gordon W. Allport, The Nature of Prejudice.


Historical Imagination and Perspectives

Christopher Dawson, Dynamics of World History.

Edward Hallet Carr, What is History?