B.C. Open Textbook Collection: Sociology (Various CC licences)
A collection of open textbooks on various topics relating to sociology.
Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life (CC BY-NC-SA)
Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life is a text for introductory courses on cultural sociology. The book is an open educational resource (OER) that provides sociological terms, concepts, theories, and research in the study of culture. The book contains five modules with sociological applications on: 1) Culture and Meaning, 2) Culture as a Social Construct, 3) Cultural Power, 4) Cultural Identity, and 5) The Multicultural World.
A Career in Sociology (CC BY-NC-SA)
An introductory level textbook that provides sociological terms, concepts, and theories in the study of sociological practice. The book contains five modules with sociological applications on: 1) Careers in Sociology, 2) Theoretical Approaches in Practice, 3) Sociological Interventions, 4) Working with Diverse Groups, and 5) Preparing for a Career in Sociology.
There are a few features unique to this particular selection of texts. First, when not originally published in English, they have been freshly translated for the 21st century student. Another unique feature of this volume is the inclusion of a section on early American sociological theory.
This textbook examines how we come to understand and experience ourselves and the world around us and how we create culture. Students will be introduced to the study of culture, socialization, social interaction, identity formation and self-fashioning, the social construction of class, gender and race, age, deviance, and other social phenomena.
Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World (CC BY-NC-SA)
This book presents a sociological understanding of society but also a sociological perspective on how to change society, while maintaining the structure and contents of the best mainstream texts.