Great Non Fiction - Social Sciences
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Non Fiction Titles relating to S0cial Sciences which are notable in some way eg best sellers, award-winning or otherwise significant
The work is credited as a watershed in history and economics due to its comprehensive, largely accurate characterization of economic mechanisms that survive in modern economics
1956. A philosophical work. The essay discusses the relationship between bright, colorful objects, geometric designs, psychoactives, art, and profound experience. usually published in a combined volume with Huxley's 'Doors of perception'
1973 based on the Soviet forced labor and concentration camp system. The three-volume book is a massive narrative relying on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the author's own experiences as a prisoner in a Gulag labor camp.
A classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville on the United States in the 1830s and its strengths and weaknesses. It is regarded as a classical account of the democratic system of the United States and has been used as an important reference ever since.
1970. Toffler's shortest definition of future shock is a personal perception of "too much change in too short a period of time".
Milestone of the feminist movement
Extends his arguments for social engineering beyond that in his 1948 novel, Walden Two; 1971
Focuses on the foreign policy crafted by academics and intellectuals that were the origins of the Vietnam War
Pivotal work published in 1963
1944 study of race relations by Swedish economist
"A Report on the Banality of Evil"
1849. Aka 'On the Duty of Civil Disobedience'. It argues that people should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.
In addition to being about self reliance and spiritual discovery, is about social experiment; 1854
1919, concerned with the American language as spoken in the US
Essays on issues of race in America and Europe, 1955
1762; tackles fundamental political and philosophical questions about the relationship between the individual and society
1762, influential in the development of the US Constitution
Outlines how income disparities are perpetuated in post WWII America
1689, outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights
1936. Generally considered to be Keynes' magnum opus, is largely credited with creating the terminology and shape of modern macroeconomics. It sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the "Keynesian Revolution", in the way economists thought
Milestone book of political philosophy and ethics; argues for reconciliation of liberty and equality, 1971
1848. 'Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei (The Communist Manifesto)'. Communism
1961 National Book Award winner argues for a world in balance with nature
1967, a cornerstone in the study of media theory. The title is a play on McLuhan's oft-quoted saying "The medium is the message". McLuhan adopted the term "massage" to denote the effect each medium has on the human senses.
1748, covers a wide range of topics: politics, law, sociology and anthropology; advocates constitutionalism and the separation of powers
Early treatise on political theory, first published in 1532
Run-away best-seller in 1960, one of the defining texts of the nascent New Left of the 60's
Published, 1651, concerns the structure of society and legitimate government
Published from 1796 to 1826
Seminal work in the history of sociology, published in 1903
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