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Sociology: Books

High Demand Collection

Textbooks and recommended readings for Anthropology courses may be in the High Demand Collection on level 2 of the Central Library.

Enter your course code (e.g. SOCI111) into the search box on the Library Home page and select the Library Catalogue radio button. Alternatively enter your course code directly into the Library Catalogue,

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Finding books for Sociology

Books are arranged on the shelves using the Library of Congress classification system.

HM – HV (level 8) are the designated classifications for Sociology in the Central Library. However, because Sociologists study every aspect of society you will also find relevant books in other classifications.

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Library of Congress classifications for Sociology

HM
Sociology (General and theoretical)
401 - 417 Periodicals
425 Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
435 - 477 History of sociology
478 - 479 Biography
481 - 538 Theory. Method.
548 Economic sociology
554 War. Conflict resolution
571 - 586 Study and teaching. Research
621 - 656 Culture
661-691 Social control
701 Social systems
706 Social structure
708 Social capital
711-753 Social groups
756-781 Community
786-806 Organizational sociology
811-817 Deviant behaviour. Social deviance
821 Social stratification. Social inequality. Equality
826 Social institutions
831-886 Social change
851 Information society
881 Social movements
886 Violence
1011-1281 Social psychology
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform.
1 Periodicals
8 - 19 History
17.5 Social reform literature 1945-
25 Statistics. Social indicators. Quality of life
28 Theory. Method. Relation to other subjects
29 Study and teaching. Research
49 .C6 Community development. Rural development
50 - 995 By region or country
50-90 United States of America
101-110 Canada
371-380 Europe
381-400 Great Britain
421-440 France
530.2 Russia
651-755 Asia
771-837 Africa
841-850 Australia
930.5 New Zealand
930.7-939.5 Pacific Area
978 - 981 Developing countries
HQ Family. Marriage. Women.
1 Periodicals
12 - 472 Sexual life
503 - 1064 The family. Marriage. Home
503 - 518 History
531-727 By region or country
755.5-759.92 Parents. Parenthood
760-767.7 Family size
767.8-792.2 Children. Child development
793-799.2 Adolescents
799.95-799.97 Adulthood
801 .A1- 801.83 Man-woman relationship. Courtship
811-831 Divorce
1060 - 1064 Older people
1073 Thanatology. Death. Dying
1075 Sex role
1088 - 1090.7 Men
1101 - 2030.7 Women. Feminism
1865.5 New Zealand
HT Communities. Classes. Races.
51 - 65 Human settlements. Communities
101 - 395 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
401 - 485 Rural groups. Rural sociology
601 - 1444 Classes
675 - 690 Classes arising from occupation
1501 - 1595 Races
HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.
1 - 5840 See the classifications on the Social Work guide for more detail
6001 - 7220.5 Criminology
6250 - 6250.4 Victims of Crimes
6251 - 6773.5 Crimes and offences
6543 - 6548 Suicide
6556 - 6593 Sex crimes
6626 - 6626.7 Abuse of persons
6708 - 6722 Gambling
6774 - 7220 Crimes and criminal classes
7250 - 9960 Criminal justice and administration
7551 - 8280.7 Police. Detectives. Constabulary.
8301- 9960 Penology. Prisons. Corrections.
9915.5 New Zealand
   

Other classifications containing Sociology material

Note that this is not a comprehensive list as you will find material of interest to Sociology in almost all classifications.

B Philosophy. Religion
BL 60 Religion and sociology
BL 74-79 Religions of the world
BP 173.25 - 173.45 Islamic sociology
BF Psychology
See Finding Psychology Books
DU History of New Zealand
412 Description and travel
418 Social life and customs
GE Environmental sciences
105 General works
170 Environmental policy
195-199 Environmentalism. Green movement
GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
21-49 General works
51 Environmental influences on humans
75 Human influences on the environment
125 Cities
GN Anthropology

See Finding Anthropology Books

GV Recreation. Leisure
561 Sports periodicals
706.5 Sports in relation to sociology
H Social Sciences (General)
1-8 Serials
61-61.4 Theory. Method
62-62.5 Study and teaching. Research
HA Statistics
29-32 Theory and method of social science statistics
HB Economic theory. Demography
846-846.8 Welfare theory
848-3697 Demography. Population
HC Economic history and conditions
59.7 Developing countries
79 .E5 Environmental policy and economic development
79 .P6 Poverty
HD Industries. Land use. Labour
58.7 – 58.95 Organizational behaviour. Corporate culture
72 – 75.9 Economic development
6951 – 6957 Industrial sociology
HF Commerce
5415.32 Consumer behaviour
HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science
JA 76 Political sociology
JQ 5800- 5899 Constitutional history and administration – New Zealand
JZ 1318 Globalisation
K Law
KA 60 Sociology of law
KA 70 .S6 Law in relation to sociology
LC Education
189-214.53 Educational sociology
ML Music
3470 Popular music
NX Arts
180 .S6 Arts in relation to society and culture
Q Science
175.37-175.5 Sociology of science
RA Public aspects of medicine
418-418.5 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology
T Technology
14.5 Social aspects