Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1003: Imagining Social Worlds: Texts

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.


  • Abercrombie, Nicholas. 2004. Sociology: A Short Introduction . Oxford: Polity Press.
  • Alexander, Jeffrey C., Kenneth Thompson, and Laura Desfor Edles (eds). 2012. A Contemporary Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Society in Transition (Second Edition) . Boulder, London: Paradigm Publishers.
  • Giddens, Anthony (ed.) 1992. Human societies: An Introductory Reader in Sociology . Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Lemert, C. (2012) Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological life , 5 th edition, London: Rowman & Littlefields
  • Halsey, A. H. 2004. A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature and Society. Oxford Scholarship Online. [ebook]



  • Barnard, Alan and Jonathan Spencer (eds). 1996. Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Routledge. [ebook]
  • Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. 2001. Small Places, Large Issues . Pluto Press.
  • Hendry, Joy. 2008. Sharing our Worlds: An Introduction to Anthropology (2nd revised edition) . Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Kuper, Adam. 1996. Anthropology and Anthropologists: The Modern British School (3rd edition) . London and New York, Routledge.
  • Moore, Henrietta and Todd Sanders (eds). 2006. Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology . Blackwell.