With thanks to Raewyn Connell, we are able to publish a nice summary of what Jean Martin thought of as a guide to sociology, at the time the discipline was being founded in Australia.
NOTE FROM JEAN MARTIN, 1965
In suggested order of reading. Mitchell is a good short text. Most of the other items are “classics”.
W. F. Whyte, Street Corner Society
J. West, Plainville, U.S.A.
R.S. and H.M. Lynd, Middletown, Middltown in Transition
J. Dollard, Caste and Class in a Southern Town
W.L. Warner, The Social Life of a Modern Community
B. Davies and Gardner, Deep South
M. Young and P. Willmott, Family and Kinship in East London
R. Benedict, Patterns of Culture (Paperback)
G.C. Homans, The Human Group
A.W. Jones, Life,Liberty and Property
E. Bott, Family and Social Network
K. Lewin, Resolving Social Conflicts
G.D. Mitchell, Sociology
E. Durkheim, The Rules of Sociological Method
T. Parsons, Essays in Sociological Theory
J. Madge, The Origins of Scientific Sociology
R.K. Merton, Social Theory and Social Structure
E. Shils, “The Calling of Sociology”, in Theories of [Sociology crossed out] Society, ed. T. Parsons et al., Vol. II