We turn from the examination of the structural and empirical makeup of social and political reality to the modes of inquiry that have been employed in the works read in the previous social sciences courses.
All the questions from the earlier courses in the Social Sciences sequence are reexamined in light of what kinds of questions they are, and which answers to such questions can claim scientific validity.
- Max Weber, selections
- Émile Durkheim, Rules of Sociological Method
- Peter Winch, The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy
- Clifford Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures
- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
- Sandra Harding, ed., Feminism and Methodology
- Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish
- Karl Mannheim, Ideology and Utopia