The 10 Best Sociology Textbooks

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Essentials of Sociology
Medical Sociology
What is Political Sociology?

This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Sociology is the study of human relationships within society. It can sound like a daunting subject, and without the proper materials, it often is. These textbooks will help you begin to understand precisely what makes people tick. Some options focus on a specific topic while others offer a broad introduction to the field. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best sociology textbook on Amazon.

10. Medical Sociology

9. The Real World

8. Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class

7. The Essentials

6. Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

5. Introduction to Sociology (Seagull Edition)

4. What is Political Sociology?

3. Sociology by John J. Macionis

2. Essentials of Sociology

1. Introduction to Sociology


Richard Lynch
Last updated on July 25, 2018 by Richard Lynch

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