Ten (Fiction) Books Every Sociologist Should Read

 Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Most of these will lean heavily toward science fiction or fantasy. In other life I was a sociology professor who taught at a mid-sized university. My dream course, the one I never got to teach, was one called Sociology through science fiction. We were going to include books, movies and TV as a way to explore sociological concepts. There have been a few books I would add to list I had back then but here are my top ten and one of the concepts illustrated in the story.

The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay A Canticle for Leibowitz  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus
 Inequality and Revolution  Religion  Stratification
 The Man Who Sold The Moon  Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited  
 Capitalism  Eugenics  Culture
 Soylent Green Childhood’s End  The Left Hand of Darkness
 Overpopulation Race Gender
 Minority Report
 Crime and Punishment