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Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews

May 1996, Volume 25, Number 3

From the Editor's Desk

Ten Most Influential books for the Past 25 Years

Author Short title Reviewer
Theda Skocpol States Jeff Goodwin
Harry Braverman Labor Michael Burawoy
Clifford Geertz Interpretation Ann Swidler
Pierre Bourdieu Outline Craig Calhoun
Nancy Chodorow Mothering Barbara Laslett
William J. Wilson Declining Aldon Morris
Edward Said Orientalism Steven Seidman
Michel Foucault Discipline Jonathan Simon
Immanuel Wallertein World System Harriet Friedmann
Women's Health Collective Our Bodies Linda Gordon and Barrie Thorne