UC Berkeley Sociology

Berkeley’s Sociology Department is known around the world for its excellence in research and teaching. For the past six decades, we have consistently been ranked among the world’s top sociology departments, and in 2013 we were #1 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. We are proud to contribute to the world’s leading public university, to international sociology, and to the life of the mind beyond the academy. Our faculty teach and do research in most sociological specialties. Our PhDs are leaders in universities and research centers across the US and in many other countries. And our BAs populate the ranks of innumerable professions, bringing with them the skills and special perspective of Berkeley sociology.

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Special Interests:
Organizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational demography, gender, careers and social mobility
Simbiosi Mortale
State and Society in the Taiwan Miracle
Punishing the Poor
Century of Difference
Cultures of Servitude
Body & Soul
The New Entrepreneurs of Europe and Asia: Patterns of Business Development in Russia, Eastern Europe, and China
Urban Outcasts
Laid-Off Workers in a Workers' State
The Outsourced Self
Das Janusgesicht des Ghetto
Still Connected: Family and Friends in America Since 1970
Prisons of Poverty
Rebuilding Labor: Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement
Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America
Fields of Protest
The Architecture of Markets
Cracks in the Pavement: Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods
The Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe: Italy, Spain, and Romania, 1870-1945
Social Movements in India
Becoming a Citizen
Pierre Bourdieu in the Field
Passive Revolution: Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism
Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys
Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain and France, 1890s to 1990s
Handbook of Gender
A Theory of Fields
An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology
Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics
Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character
Lone Pursuit: Distrust and Defensive Individualism among the Black Poor
Repensar os Estados Unidos
Conversations with Bourdieu
Talk of Love
Les Prisons de la Misère
Civic Hopes and Political Realities
Making Hispanics
Commodifying Bodies
Elite and Everyman
Hard Work: Remaking the American Labor Movement
The Transformation of Corporate Control
Three Worlds of Relief
Islands in the Street: Gangs and American Urban Society
Social Connections in China
The Making of American Exceptionalism: The Knights of Labor and Class Formation in the Nineteenth Century