Sociology Textbooks

Exam & Desk Copies

Westview Press offers complimentary exam copies to qualified instructors.
Exam and desk copies can be ordered on an individual title’s book detail page—please click the cover images below.

All
Inequality
Race-Class-Gender
Social Problems
Westview Press Classroom Classics
Society and the Environment
Social Theory
Privilege
The Social Dynamics of Family Violence
Rural Communities
Mightier than the Sword
Essential Criminology
The New Urban Sociology
Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective
Language, Culture, and Society
Social Movements and New Technology
Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements
Social Psychology
Recognizing Race and Ethnicity
Pop Culture Freaks
Load More

Read samples from our recently published Sociology textbooks:

KimmelSamplePrivilege: A Reader, fourth edition, edited by Michael S. Kimmel and Abby L. Ferber

Search the Westview Catalog

Browse by Discipline and Course

  • African Studies
  • Art and Architecture
  • Education
  • European Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Science and Advanced Math

“Apply [passion] to scholarly publishing, and you have books that matter.”

—Fred Praeger, Westview Press founder and publisher

Exam & Desk Copies

Westview Press offers complimentary exam copies to qualified instructors—they can be ordered on an individual title’s book detail page.

More About Ordering

Social Theory

Read a sample from the new edition.

“A rich, highly textured, historically sweeping, and strikingly inclusive collection” —Jeffrey Alexander, Yale University

For nearly a quarter-century, Charles Lemert has shared his love of social theory, and the questions it explores, in this collection of readings. With 140 selections that begin in the nineteenth century and end in 2015, Social Theory charts the long arc of the development of the field. Revised and updated with a new section exploring social theory at the limits of the social, Lemert’s Social Theory remains essential reading.

Learn more.

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Privilege

Read a sample from the new edition.

“The diverse voices found in this book would add a unique and thought-provoking perspective to any undergraduate course examining the many aspects of oppression.” —MultiCultural Review

In an era when “diversity” is too often shorthand for “of color” and/or “female,” the personal and analytical essays in this collection explore the multifaceted nature of social location and consider how gender, class, race, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, and religion interact to create nuanced layers of privilege and oppression.
Learn more.

Order an Exam or Desk Copy