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Abbi, B.L. and S. Saberwal (eds). Urgent research in social anthropology. Simla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1969.

Abel, Theodore F. Systematic sociology in Germany: a critical analysis of some attempts to establish sociology as an independent science. New York: Octagon Books, 1965.

Abraham, Joseph H. The origins and growth of sociology. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1973.

Abrams, Philip. The origins of British sociology 1834-1914. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.

Aron, Raymond. German sociology. Glencoe, IIIinois: Free Press, 1957.

Aron, Raymond. Main currents in sociological thought. Glencoe, IIIinois: Free Press, 1957.

Asad, Talal. Anthropology and the colonial encounter. London: Ithaca Press, 1973.

Barnes, Harry Elmer and Howard S. Becker. Social thought from lore to science. (3rd edition) New York: Dover Publications, 1961.

Barnes, Harry Elmer. An introduction to the history of sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1948.

Bell, D., et al (eds). Gendered fields: women, men and ethnography. London: Routledge, 1993.

Bernard, L.L. and Jessie Bernard. Origins of American sociology: the social science movement in the United States. New York: Russell and Russell, 1965.

Bernard, Philippe (ed). The sociological domain: the Durkheimians and the founding of French sociology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Beteille, Andre and T.N. Madan (eds). Encounter and experience: personal accounts of fieldwork. New Delhi: Vikas, 1975.

Beteille, Andre. Six essays in comparative sociology. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1975.

Bierstedt, Robert. American sociological theory: a critical history. New York: Academic Press, 1981.

Blackwell, James A. and Morris Janowitz (eds). Black sociologists: historical and contemporary perspectives. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Bloch, Maurice. Marxism and anthropology: the history of a relation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Bottomore, Tom and Robert Nisbet. A history of sociological analysis. New York: Basic Books, 1978.

Breckenridge, Carol A. and Peter van der Veer (eds). Orientalism and the postcolonial predicament. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Bulmer, Martin. Essays on the history of British sociological research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Burghart, Richard. Ethnographers and their local counterparts in India, in R. Fardon (ed), Localizing strategies: regional traditions of ethnographic writings. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1990.

Buxton, William. Talcott Parsons and the capitalist nation-state: political sociology as a strategic vocation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985.

Carey, James T. Sociology and public affairs: the Chicago school. Beverly Hills (California): Sage Publications, 1975.

Clifford, James and George Marcus (ed). Writing culture: the poetics and politics of ethnography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Cohn, Bernard. An anthropologist among the historians and other essays. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Collins, Randall. Sociology since mid-century: essays in theory cumulation. New York: Academic Press, 1981.

Davis, Harold Eugene. Latin American social thought: the history of its development since independence. Washington D.C.: University Press of Washington, 1963.

Desai, I.P. The craft of sociology and other essays. Delhi: Ajanta Publications, 1981.

Dhanagare, D.N. Sociology and social anthropology in South Asia: India, in Sociology and social anthropology in Asia and the Pacific. New Delhi: UNESCO and Wiley Eastern Limited, pp.313-360, 1985.

Dhanagare, D.N. Indian sociology: themes and perspectives. Jaipur: Rawat, 1993.

Diamond, Stanley. In search of the primitive. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction-Dutton, 1974.

Dube, S.C. (ed). Social sciences and social realities: role of social sciences in contemporary India. Simla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1976.

Eisenstadt, S.N. The form of sociology: paradigms, and crises. New York: Wiley, 1976.

Fabian, Johannes. Time and the other: how anthropology makes its object. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.

Fahim, Hussein. Indigenous anthropology in non-western countries. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 1982.

Fine, William F. Progressive evolutionism and the making of American sociology, 1890-1920. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1979.

Freeman, Derek. Margaret Mead and Samoa: the making and unmaking of an anthropological myth. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984

Freeman, Derek. The fateful hoaxing of Margarat Mead: a historical analysis of her Samoan research. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999.

Geertz, Clifford. Works and lives: the anthropologist as author. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988.

Gendzier, Irene. Managing political change: social scientists and the third world. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1985.

Ghurye, G.S. I and other explorations. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1973.

Golde, Peggy (ed). Women in the field: anthropological experiences. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1970.

Goldschmidt, Walter (ed). The uses of anthropology. Washington: American Anthropological Association, 1979.

Gouldner, Alvin. The coming crisis of western sociology. New York: Basic Books, 1970.

Guha, Ramachandra. Savaging the civilized: Verrier Elwin, his tribals and India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Guldin, Gregory Eliyu. The saga of anthropology in China: from Malinowski to Moscow to Mao. Armon, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1994.

Halmos, Paul. Japanese sociological studies. (A sociological review monograph.) Keele (U.K.): University of Keele Press, 1966.

Hawthorn, Geoffrey. Enlightenment and despair: a history of sociology. (2nd edition) New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Hecker, Julius Friedrich. Russian sociology: a contribution to the history of sociological thought and theory. (Columbia Studies in the Social Sciences Series) New York: AMS Press, 1970.

Helm, June (ed). Social contexts of American ethnology, 1840-1984. Proceedings of the American Ethnological Society. Washington D.C.: American Anthropological Association, 1984.

Hiller, Harry W. Society and change: S.D. Clarke and the development of Canadian sociology. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982.

Hinkle, Roscoe. Founding theory of American sociology. Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980.

Hofstadter, Richard. Social Darwinism in American thought. Boston: Beacon Press, 1955.

Horowitz, Irving. Sociological self-images: a collective self-portrait. Beverly Hills (California): Sage Publications, 1969.

Huizer, Gerrit and Karl Mannheim (eds). The politics of anthropology: from colonialism and sexism towards a view from below. The Hague: Mouton, 1979.

Institute of Economic Growth. Relevance in social science research: a symposium. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, 1982.

Janos, Andrew. Politics and paradigms: changing theories of change in social science. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986.

Kent, Raymond A. A history of British empirical sociology. Aldershot (Hants, U.K.): Gower, 1981.

Kuklick, Henrika. The savage within: the social history of British anthropology 1885-1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Lele, Jayant. Orientalism and the social sciences, in C.A. Breckenridge and P. van der Veer (eds.) Orientalism and the postcolonial predicament. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Lepenies, Wolf. Between literature and science: the rise of sociology. (tr. by R.J. Hollingdale) Paris and Cambridge: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Madan, G.R. Western sociologists on Indian society: Marx, Spencer, Weber, Durkheim, Pareto. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979.

Madan, T.N. Pathways: approaches to the study of society in India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Mandelbaum, David. Society in India (2 vols). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1970.

Marcus, George and Fischer. Anthropology as cultural critique. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Marriott, McKim (ed). India through Hindu categories. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1990.

Mitzman, Arthur. The iron cage: a historical interpretation of Max Weber. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1971.

Mukerji, D.P. Indian tradition and social change (presidential address to the first meeting of the Indian Sociological Society), in T.K. Oommen and Partha Mukherji (eds), Indian sociology: reflections and introspections. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1986.

Mukherjee, Ramkrishna. Sociology of Indian sociology. Bombay: Allied Publishers, 1979.

Mukherjee, Ramkrishna. The sociologist and social change in India today. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall, India, 1965.

Nair, Balakrishna N. Culture and society: a festscrift to Dr. A. Aiyyapan. Delhi: Thompson Press, 1975.

Nisbet, Robert A. The sociological tradition. New York: Basic Books, 1966.

Oberschall, Anthony (ed). The establishment of empirical sociology: studies in continuity, discontinuity and institutionalization. New York: Harper, 1972.

Obeyesekere, Gananath. The apotheosis of Captain Cook: European mythmaking in the Pacific. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Oommen, T.K. and Partha Mukherji (eds). Indian sociology: reflections and introspections. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1988.

Page, Charles H. Class and American sociology: from Ward to Ross. New York: Schocken Books, 1969.

Panini, M.N. (ed). From the female eye: accounts of women fieldworkers studying their own communities. Delhi: Hindustan Publishing Corporation.

Pillai, S. Devadas. Indian sociology through Ghurye: a dictionary. Mumbai: Popular Prakashan, 1997.

Pramanick, S.K. Sociology of G.S. Ghurye. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 1984.

Saberwal, Satish (ed). Beyond the village: sociological explorations. Simla: IIAS, 1972.

Saberwal, Satish (ed). Towards a cultural policy. Delhi: Vikas 1975.

Saberwal, Satish. Uncertain transplants: anthropology and sociology in India, in T.K. Oommen and Partha Mukherji (eds), Indian sociology: reflections and introspections. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1986.

Sahlins, Marshall. Historical metaphors and mythical realities. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1981.

Sahlins, Marshall. How ‘natives’ think about Captain Cook, for example. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, 1979.

Salomon, Albert. The tyranny of progress: reflections on the origins of sociology. New York: Noonday Press, 1955.

Saran, A.K. India, in Joseph S. Roucek (ed), Contemporary sociology. New York: Philosophical Library, 1958.

Schwendinger, Herman and Julia Schwendinger. The sociologists of the chair: a radical analysis of the formative years of North-American sociology. New York: Basic Books, 1974.

Scott, David. Locating the anthropological subject: postcolonial anthropologists in other places, in Vivek Dhareshwar and James Clifford (eds), Traveling theories, traveling theorists, special issue of inscriptions, (Centre for Cultural Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz), n.5, 1989.

Seidman, Steven. Liberalism and the origins of European social theory. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Simirenko, Alex. Soviet sociology: historical antecedents and current appraisals. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1966.

Singh, K.S. The history of the anthropological survey of India: proceedings of a seminar. Calcutta: Anthropological Survey of India, 1991.

Singh, Yogendra. Indian sociology. New Delhi: Vistaar, 1986.

Singhi, Narendra K. (ed). Theory and ideology in Indian sociology: essays in honour of Professor Yogendra Singh. Jaipur: Rawat, 1996.

Small, Albion Woodbury. Origins of sociology. New York: Russell and Russell, 1967.

Srinivas, M.N. and M.N. Panini. The development of sociology and social anthropology in India, in T.K. Oommen and Partha Mukherji (eds), Indian sociology: reflections and introspections. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1986.

Srinivas, M.N. On living in a revolution and other essays. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Srinivas, M.N., A.M. Shah and E.A. Ramaswamy (eds). Fieldworker and the field: problems and challenges in sociological investigation. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Stocking, George W. The ethnographer’s magic and other essays in the history of anthropology. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992.

Stocking, George W. The history of anthropology, volume 1: observers observed: essays on ethnographic fieldwork. Washington DC: American Anthropological Association, 1983.

Stocking, George W. The history of anthropology, volume 2: functionalism historicised: essays on British social anthropology. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984.

Stocking, George W. The history of anthropology, volume 3: objects and others: essays on museums and material cultures. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.

Stocking, George W. The history of anthropology, volume 4: Malinowski, Rivers, Benedict and others: essays on culture and personality. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1986.

Stocking, George W. (ed). The history of anthropology, volume 5: bones, bodies and behaviour: essays on biological anthropology. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.

Stocking, George W. (ed). The history of anthropology, volume 6: romantic motives: essays on anthropological sensibility. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

Stocking, George W. (ed). The history of anthropology, volume 7: colonial situations: essays on the contextualisation of ethnographic knowledge. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991.

Thapan, Meenakshi (ed). Anthropological journeys: reflections on fieldwork. New Delhi: Orient Longman, 1998.

Unnithan, T.K.N., Indra Deva and Yogendra Singh (eds). Towards a sociology of culture in India: essays in honour of D.P. Mukherji. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall India, 1965.

Unnithan, T.K.N., Yogendra Singh, Narendra Singhi and Indra Deva (eds). Sociology for India. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall, India, 1967.

Vidyarthi, L.P. The rise of social anthropology in India (1774-1972): a historical appraisal, in Kenneth David (ed), The new wind: changing identities in South Asia. The Hague: Mouton Publishers, 1977.

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Wong, Siu-lun. Sociology and socialism in contemporary China. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979.

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Appadurai, Arjun. Putting hierarchy in its place. ‘Cultural Anthropology’ 3(1): February 1988.

Appadurai, Arjun. Theory in anthropology: centre and periphery. ‘Comparative Studies in Society and History’ 28(2): April 1986.

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Beteille, Andre. Newness in sociological enquiry. ‘Sociological Bulletin’ 46(1): 1997.

Beteille, Andre. Sociology and common sense. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 31(35-37): September 1996: 2361-65.

Beteille, Andre. Sociology and anthropology: their relationship in one person’s career. ‘Contributions to Indian Sociology’ n.s. 27(2): 1993.

Bourdieu, Pierre and Jean-Claude Passeron. Sociology and philosophy in France since 1945: death and resurrection of a philosophy without a subject. ‘Social Research’ 34: 1967.

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Comaroff, John. Images of empire, contests of conscience: models of colonial domination in South Africa. ‘American Ethonologist’ 16(4) 1989.

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Deshpande, Satish. The crisis in sociology: a tired discipline? ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 29(10) 1994: 575-6.

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Guha, Ramachandra. Sociology in India: some elective affinities. ‘Contributions to Indian Sociology’ (For a sociology of India), n.s. 23(2): 1989.

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Ray, Rabindra. And why an Indian sociology? ‘Contributions to Indian Sociology’ 24(2): 1990: 265-75.

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