Catalog of Topics and Sources

Introductory Ideas and Methods

  1. Becker, Howard. 1990?. "Nothing's Happening…" in Tricks of the Trade. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  2. Berger, Peter. 1963. "Sociology as an Individual Pastime" and "Sociology as a Form of Consciousness," pp. 1-53 in Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective. New York: Anchor Books.
  3. Durkheim, Emile. "What is a social fact?"
  4. Garfinkel, Harold. 1967. "Studies of the Routine Grounds of Everyday Activities," pp. 35-75 in Studies in Ethnomethodology. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Social Types

  1. Almog, Oz (1998). The Problem of Social Type: A Review. Electronic Journal of Sociology: 3, 4 []
  2. Baltzell, E. Digby. 1987. The Protestant Establishment : Aristocracy and Caste in America. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  3. Brooks, David. 2000. Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  4. Coser, Lewis. 1974. "The Political Eunuch," pp. - in Greedy Institutions. Glencoe: Free Press. Also pp. 304-132 in Pleasures of Sociology.
  5. Fava, Sylvia Fleis. 1956. "Suburbanism as a Way of Life." American Sociological Review, Vol. 21, No. 1. (Feb., 1956), pp. 34-37. []
  6. Fussel, Paul. 1983. Class: A Guide Through the American Status System. New York: Summit Books.
  7. Katz, Jack. "The Ways of the Badass," pp. - in Seductions of Crime.
  8. Klapp, Orrin E. 1958. "Social Types: Process and Structure." American Sociological Review, Vol. 23, No. 6. (Dec., 1958), pp. 674-678. []
  9. Lyman, Stanford. 1978. "The Glutton," pp. - in The Seven Deadly Sins. New York: St. Martins Press. Also pp. 257-271 in Pleasures of Sociology.
  10. Murray S. Davis, Catherine J. Schmidt. 1977. "The Obnoxious and the Nice: Some Sociological Consequences of Two Psychological Types." Sociometry, Vol. 40, No. 3. (Sep., 1977), pp. 201-213.[]
  11. Orrin E. Klapp. 1949. "The Fool as a Social Type." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 55, No. 2. (Sep., 1949), pp. 157-162. []
  12. Schutz, Alfred. 1944. "The Stranger: An Essay in Social Psychology." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 49, No. 6. (May, 1944), pp. 499-507. []
  13. Schutz, Alfred. 1945. "The Homecomer." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 50, No. 5. (Mar., 1945), pp. 369-376.[]
  14. Simmel, Georg. "The Stranger."
  15. Siu, Paul C. P. 1952. "The Sojourner." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 58, No. 1. (Jul., 1952), pp. 34-44. []
  16. Weiss, Michael J. 2000. The Clustered World : How We Live, What We Buy, and What It All Means About Who We Are. New York: Little Brown & Company.

The Taken-for-Granted

  1. Natanson, Maurice. 1974. "The World as Taken for Granted," pp. 79-96 in Phenomenology, Role, and Reason. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas.

Multiple Realities

  1. Alfred Schuetz. 1945. "On Multiple Realities" Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 5, No. 4. (Jun., 1945), pp. 533-576. []
  2. Alfred Schutz, "On Multiple Realities," pp. - in Collected Papers Volume 1.

Social Construction of Reality

Berger, Peter and Thomas Luckmann. 1967. The Social Construction of Reality. New York: Anchor.


  1. Goffman, Erving. 1967. Interaction Ritual. New York:


  1. Lyman & Scott. "Time Tracks," pp. - in A Sociology of the Absurd. New
  2. Maurice Natanson. 1953. "George H. Mead's Metaphysic of Time." The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 50, No. 25. (Dec. 3, 1953), pp. 770-782. []
  3. Zerubavel, "Standard Time" in Social Mindscapes.


  1. Daphne Spain, Gendered Spaces
  2. Edward Hall, The Silent Dimension
  3. Goffman, "Backstage" in Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.
  4. Husserl, Edmund. 1940. "Notizen Zur Raumkonstitution (continued)." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 1, No. 2. (Dec., 1940), pp. 217-226. []
  5. Husserl, Edmund. 1940. "Notizen Zur Raumkonstitution." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 1, No. 1. (Sep., 1940), pp. 21-37. []
  6. Simmel, G.: Der Raum und die räumlichen Ordnungen der Gesellschaft (Space and the Spatial Organization of Society"), in: Soziologie. Untersuchungen über die Formen der Vergesellschaftung, hg. von Otthein Rammstedt, Frankfurt/Main 1992, 687-790 (=Georg Simmel Gesamtausgabe, hg. von Otthein Rammstedt, Bd. 11) [= Bd. 8, Leipzig 1908]. []
  7. Sommers, Robert. 1969. Personal Space: The Behavioral Basis of Design. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall.
  8. Carlstein, T., D. Parkes and N. Thrift, eds.. 1978. Timing Space and Spacing Time, 2 vols., London: Edward Arnold.


  1. Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. 1977. "Some Effects of Proportions on Group Life: Skewed Sex Ratios and Responses to Token Women." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 82, No. 5. (Mar., 1977), pp. 965-990. []


  1. Chambliss, selection from Beyond Caring
  2. Natanson?
  3. Article on routinization among witches. Note: grows out of Berger (see also Weber) who wrote dissertation on B'hai and used concept "routinization of charisma"
  4. Chambliss, Mundanity.
  5. Carol A. Heimer. "Cases And Biographies: An Essay On Routinization And The Nature Of Comparison" []
  6. Robin Leidner. 1993. Fast Food, Fast Talk : Service Work and the Routinization of Everyday Life. Berkeley: University of California Press
  7. Weber. What is actual Weber source here?


  1. Zerbavel, Eviatar. The Fine Line.
  2. Nippert-Eng, Chris. "Boundary Theory" in Home and Work. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  3. Ryan on "Intrusion"
  4. Erikson, "Notes on the Sociology of Deviance" in Wayward Puritans.
  5. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association
  6. Tuesday, June 2, 1998 (9:00-10:30)
  7. E.1 (I) The Sociology of Boundaries and Social Control /
  8. Michael Del Balso and Michael Rosenberg, Dawson College. "Structural Contingencies, Boundary Formation and the Emergence of Community Organization in Montreal's Italian and Jewish Communities"
  9. Behnam Behnia, Carleton University. "Secularization of Everyday Life"
  10. Randal F. Schnoor, McGill University. "Boundary Maintenance in a Hasidic Community"

Reasons, Accounts, Explanations

  1. Lyman & Scott "Accounts"
  2. Mills, "Situated Actions and Vocabularies of Motive"
  3. Chambliss, "Mundanity of Excellence


  1. Lyman & Scott. "Stage Fright and the Problem of Identity," pp. - in A Sociology of the Absurd. New


  1. Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. 1997. The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls. New York: Vintage.
  2. Emerson, Joan. "Behavior in Private Places"
  3. Young, Iris Marion. 1990. "Breasted Experience," pp. -in Throwing Like a Girl. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  4. Young, Iris Marion. 1990. "Pregnant Embodiment," pp. -in Throwing Like a Girl. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  5. Young, Iris Marion. 1990. "Throwing Like a Girl," pp. 140-159 in Throwing Like a Girl. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.


  1. Clark, Candace. 1987. "Sympathy Biography and Sympathy Margin." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 93, No. 2. (Sep., 1987), pp. 290-321. []
  2. Hochschild, Arlie. 1983. The Managed Heart. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  3. Katz, Jack. 2001. How Emotions Work.
  4. Simon, Robin W., Donna Eder, Cathy Evans. 1992. "The Development of Feeling Norms Underlying Romantic Love Among Adolescent Females." Social Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 1. (Mar., 1992), pp. 29-46. []


  1. Coser, Rose Laub. 1966. "Role Distance, Sociological Ambivalence, and Transitional Status Systems." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 72, No. 2. (Sep., 1966), pp. 173-187. []
  2. Natanson, Maurice. 1974. "Phenomenology and Social Role," pp. 190-214 in Phenomenology, Role, and Reason. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.


  1. Sacks, Oliver. "The Lost Mariner"
  2. Zerubavel, Eviatar. "Social Memories" in Social Mindscapes.

Phenomenology of Hearing

  1. Oliver Sacks, Seeing Voices

Phenomenology of Seeing

Oliver Sacks, review of book by John Hull. NYRB 4/11/91

Phenomenology of Smell

Look at Erwin Straus "Anatomy of Disgust"?

Phenomenology of Touch

Phenomenology of Taste