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MARX

& ENGELS

Marx & Engels: The Communist Manifesto 

Marx: Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844

Marx: Comments on James Mill's Elements of Political Economy

Marx: The Civil War in France (1871)

Capital
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Volume I

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Volume II

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Volume III

Classics of Marxism-Leninism (in German)

Various Marx & Engels Writings

DURKHEIM

De la division du travail social par Émile Durkheim

Durkheim: Excerpts from "The Division of Labor"

Durkheim: "What is a Social Fact?"

A bibliography of Durkheim's work, with some links to full texts (in French & English)

MAX WEBER

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (framed, with hyperlinked footnotes, references, etc.)
 
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Chapter II of The Protestant Ethic (at a different site)

Max Weber on Bureaucracy

A passage from Sociological Writings

OTHER CLASSICS

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August Comte: The Positive Philosophy (translated by Harriet Martineau)

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Henry Sumner Maine: Ancient Law

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Harriet Martineau: from Society in America

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Links to various texts by George Herbert Mead

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Vilfredo Pareto: Mind and Society

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Talcott Parsons: "Introduction" to The Structure of Social Action

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Ferdinand Tönnies: from Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft (in English)
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The whole text in French

MORE RECENT THEORISTS

Various texts by Louis Althusser

Links to various texts by Jean Baudrillard

Walter Benjamin: "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (with Flash video illustrations)

Claude Levi-Strauss: from Structural Anthropology

Robert Merton on Role Sets

C. Wright Mills: 
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from The Sociological Imagination

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from The Power Elite

 

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